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Makeup Revolution Soph x palette – Review


Straight off the bat, with the exception of my first beauty post about products i like. When i am doing review – I WONT be getting all professional with my photos. I want you to see these products raw, like its your eyes looking right at them. Because its fair.
Also, i am not affiliated with this company, not sponsored to review this item nor did i get it for free.
These views are my own, and i got this with my own dollar – Kaching.


The stuff before the review

Okay, lets the this shit out of the way. Makeup revolution are probably for me one of the damn best drug store brands right now. They have a website (any other sites mentioned, all links will be at the end of this post.) They are affiliated with I heart makeup, Freedom, Makeup Obsession and a few other brands. All can be found on – I believe you can order internationally via that site, but if your also in the UK Superdrug stock the products online and in store, and for the U.S I am going to guess and say Ulta.
Personally, most of my items have been ordered with tam beauty as everytime i go to a drug store every one fingers the make up and blah i can’t ever get what i want.
The prices are crazy! I mean, like most brands even the high end – You are going to get some mega hits and some misses but if your paying half the price it’s not a massive loss. I mean i’d rather spend £10.00 on an eye shadow palette and it be shit than spend £40 + you feel me?

So Soph aka Sophdoesnails is just one of the three brand ambassadors (and she’s a super cool, down to earth youtuber) who did a collab with them and came out with her own palette.
From picking the colours, and shade names to designing the packaging she gave her creative all!
She also released her own high lighter palette which i am actually waiting for because they also launched a few new things the other day 😀 and yup they are on order.

Anyways – So the palette is £10.00, 24 shadows so 14 mattes and i think 10 shimmer shades.
This brand is Cruelty free, even though they don’t have the bunny logo on the website? but they do swear they are. I am actually going to email them though and ask why. I’ve only really recently been paying attention more to cruetly free brands, and trying to use as many as possible so it’s always super reassuring when you do see that bunny.
The palette HOWEVER is vegan, cruelty free and gluten free. So Soph did have some good influence here!

All the shades are named and as always with with MUR palettes, they come with a mirror. I mean honestly, i really don’t get how some expensive brands cant add in a good quality mirror in palettes.
That, is for a rainy day.


I won’t be saying sorry for the shit picture, i won’t be saying sorry for the condition of the palette because this beaut has had some use lol! I love it but we won’t go into that yet.
So firstly, i love the names. The shades really do give a Autumn/fall vibe, but i would actually use this shade all year round. Summer spring, i tend to steer for pink, gold, light orange and i use browns but only lightly. So depending on how you look at this palette, it can be versatile if you really used it for all seasons.
HOWEVER, it is more autumn/winter which isn’t a bad thing.

Some swatches

I haven’t swatched every single one, because i am a lazy reviewer. I think arm swatches are pointless and really doesn’t tell you if they are going to work on the eye.
Which is where i am going to go into it after these pictures. So you will literally just see the shades on my finger tips, fuck i feel stupid though now. But honestly, pigmentation and the way the look on an arm really really doesn’t tell you the truth.
THE only reason why i did it with the JH palette is because the thing was so damn big.








These are just two of the looks i did with this palette. I’ve done many more but these have been my favourite.




The matte shades work like a dream, they blend really nicely and the orange shades in particular. I am actually very surprised with the black shade, usually blacks are patchy or you need to build them up which isn’t a bad thing. I like to build up my black eye shadows rather than having full pigment and too much to work with. But this black is kind of in the middle. Thought i’ve only used the black a few times, it’s not a colour i reach for that often!

The bottom picture i used;
Transition – cuppa tea
Crease – tiramasu and a little bit of mug cake
Lid – Copper coin
And for a bit of warmth on the corner I used rose wood

Favourite matte shades are:

  • Cuppa tea
  • Tirimasu
  • Pug
  • Penguin & Pancakes – Penguin, is great for brow bone highlight or defining, as well as setting any eye primer. I don’t really define my brows but i do like to get a flat brush under my brow, just touching the start of my shadow to blend the eye shadow.
    Pancakes again is perfect for blending and setting. Two must have colours for me in palettes as something like the shade like pancakes is handy to have if you’ve made a blending mistake or need to correct outer edges. Just pop that shade on a blending brush, i like to use these – or whatever brush and sweep over to cancel out mistakes.


Shimmers are something i’ve only started to really play with more. Some shimmers can be really thick and crumbly, and a few are like this in this palette. Don’t think that’s a negative. Some of these are best used with a wet brush or some fixing spray to get them to work better, and make the colours pop. Grow old and copper coin were my least favourite shades to work with, which was a shame because grow old is probably one of my most loved.
But, depending on the brush you use or technique you might have better luck. Everyone is different.
The pigment on copper coin is there, but trying to make it pop on the eye was a little disappointing and i noted that it was an okay shade, not a shade i haven’t seen else where either.

Petrol and pine tree however are quite unique, i’ve seen many green shimmers but this one has a tiny reflect in it which i love, and its the perfect green. Some green shades ive used in the past with other palettes, end up looking dark and boring, almost brown at times and muddy if mixed with other colours.
The first eye look, i used Pine tree and i did have to wet my brush and pack it on.

Petrol though, is epic. It’s got this awesome shift, and i will WILL edit this post with a proper swatch so you can see the shift as the last picture of my finger, you can only just see it on Petrol.
Its perfect for the outer corner of the eye, and the shift in colour doesn’t make it hard to mix it with other colours as it kind of gives it this unusual touch. I will do an eye look with this shade again, but i don’t like to wear heavy or darkish make up too often because i almost feel OVER dressed?

For the green eye look the shades used are;
Transition: pug
Crease: mug cake and a tiny bit of rosewood
Lid: starting from the corner sparks fly then used pine tree.

Little bit of fairy lights towards the brow just to blend edges.


Overall thoughts

For the price point, and quality it’s actually really good and i prefer some of these shades over my JH palette. It’s CURRENTLY one of my favourite palettes to use, but not my all time favourite because some of the shades i won’t ever use like the red/orange warm tones. With the exception of the autumn look i did, as i will use those colours again.
If you have a palette full of browns and warm shades, i would say to actually buy it. The shimmer shades make it worth while as the brown shimmers and gold tone ones are really beautiful. Every shade has it’s use.
And if you are fan of Soph, you are supporting her and the brand.

I would like to of seen more pink tones, and could of maybe done without the two brown shades at the bottom. Even though one is more cool toned.


Rating 9/10 – It’s £10, it hasn’t broken my bank and i will use this palette over and over again.

Click here for Soph’s channel
Tam beauty 



I will continue to edit this post and update it with pictures and swatches, i will be doing my first Youtube video and this brand will be mostly talked about! So keep a look out.

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Makeup Monday – Jaclyn hill x Morphe Palette review.


Right off the bat – I am not sponsored or paid to talk about this product, i purchases this with my own money and am 100% giving you my honest thoughts.
All links will be provided at the end of this post.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH shit! This palette finally came to the UK last Thursday, and if you were like me got the email and had it ready to checkout at 8:30am and after 3 hours later got it then, well done! Super sorry to those that didn’t manage to get it, the situation was messed up.
They will be restocking sometime in October.



All pictures of swatches have not been edited to look ‘better’ i have uploaded them just the way they are.


The palette

So, this palette retails at $38.00 on the Morphe site and £37.00 in the UK so they have just kept it the same despite in conversion £28.63 – Now if you are one of those people that couldn’t wait for it to launch in the UK on Beauty bay or are also going to decide to buy from Morphe. PLEASE remember, Morphe has expensive shipping and it’s around £20.00 for custom charge, that’s one expensive palette when you think about it.

It came in a cardboard box, the packaging is also cardboard i mean i wont upload pictures of the packaging because, let’s face it this palette as been every where just Google!
We will get to this more  when i discuss the pros and cons but it does not have a mirror inside and it’s quite big.
The shelf life is 12 months but powders etc tend to last waaay beyond that so bleugh.
It has a total of 56.2g / 1.98oz.
This does contain talc and mica.
It also comes with a plastic protector of the shades, now for those who got this PR they got a card with all the shade names etc so you just to know you won’t get one.
They do however have a PDF file on the morphe site (link at the end) and you can download the shades, i am going to print it off and stick it inside the palette.

This palette comes with 35 unique shadows, Jaclyn worked her ass off for two years with Morphe and she claims that they have been formulated and pressed differently. I will link her Youtube videos at the end of this blog and you can see her talk more about it.

Is this a must have item to have in your makeup collection?

If you are a die hard Jaclyn fan and have been with her either from day one or for a long time now then you won’t need convincing to get this. I mean, the girl is super beautiful and extremely talented. Her tutorials are probably one of the first one’s i ever watched when i wanted to become better at makeup. That really is her strength! So yes it’s a must have item just like a Bieber album is to a fan.

If you have palettes full of these colour’s then i would say have a good think. I do have eye shadows with this type of tone but when seeing this up close and personal and swatching them, every shade is actually very unique.


What if i am okay at makeup, or a beginner, someone that wants to experiment more with shadows, a makeup artist or just someone that likes to buy makeup?

This palette is actually perfect for all of those. It has some pretty neutral basic shades, as well as some warm tones, shimmers and a pop of colour. So you have a lot to choose from, especially if your someone that wants to progress and play around then this is actually perfect. If you have a teenage daughter or son who is always wanting the new shit then get them this, it will keep them busy for a long time.
The shades are pigmented, some more than others. They do have some kick back and fall out, but i mean that seems to be a trend these days *cough cough, Subculture* If you are a beginner and don’t really understand pigmentation or aren’t someone who likes to go super in depth with products then i would suggest to use a light hand.
Some matte shades i found a little patchy, but finding the right brush and switching it up a bit helps. Most of the shimmer and foil shades i did use a wet brush more so on the pink shade that is the first on the left.


Just a quick note, i haven’t swatched every single shade.








Some shades we could of done without. I found that it could get a little repetitive with the neutral shadows, and i think some more pops of colour would of been a nice extra. Though for her first palette like this, it’s normal to have warm tones and neautral shades. I don’t think this will be last palette she does with Morphe, and i hope it doesn’t take as long! Because i really do think Jaclyn has awesome taste in shades.



This is the first look i managed to create using this palette.



I actually had no issue with the black shade, and if i am honest i rarely use black. If i do darken the outer corner or want to create a smokey look. Depending on the palette i use, i tend to go for grey or really dark browns. So i must say, i really liked it.
I packed it on until i was happy with the tone, i didn’t want it to be super black because that’s how i like to do things.


This issues i have with this palette

Some colours are harder to work with than others, but that really is not a massive issue. I think if you have some knowledge on how to work with more difficult shadows you’ll have no issue.

The packaging – YUP i think everyone noted this. The cardboard it came in was flimsy, but it had a real nice touch on the pack with photos of Jaclyn.
The actual palette is made out of cardboard and its white. Which means, mess mess mess!!!! It will get dirty quickly and i feel like it would get damaged more easily if it was to be taken during travelling. I did however get some book cover plastic shit, and stuck that on both sides of the palette. I now have a shiny but more protected palette.

It doesn’t have a mirror, yup this big ass palette that just cost you £37 doesn’t have a mirror. Which for me was a big disappointment. I buy regularly from a brand called Make up revolution – They are cruetly free brand that are CHEAP (to me anyways, like £8 for eyeshadows) AND they come with a mirror and they have plastic packaging.
Why couldn’t Morphe jut go that extra step? I get that there other palettes don’t have mirrors but, this is also a little more in price as well.

No shade names, this pissed me off actually. All the bloody Guru’s on Youtube or bloggers on the PR list got cards with the shade names on. I mean, all the eyeshadow palettes i have come with a plastic protector with the shade names. They could of atleast bloody put it on this protector. But it’s ok, i will take sometime out of my day to go online, download the file.

Its big – Which isn’t a huge downer for me, but trying to do my makeup in my OTHER mirror whilst holding this is a f*ing pain. Hence why this would of been so complete with a mirror and i will bitch about this til the day i die.


Over all rating

7.5/10 – Just because of those con’s. They are a big deal to me but the quality of this palette i can’t fault.
I literally get this out every day just to look at it with amazement, i want more palettes from Jaclyn.
I couldn’t feel more prouder of this girl to accomplish what she has, and screw anyone who isn’t a Jaclyn fan. Where is your palette at?

This palette shows hardwork and its going to be worth the money you spend.

So, add this to your wish list, birthday list, christmas list or buy it ASAP. It’s not a limited item, it’s going to be stocked continuously as far as i am aware.




Buy it here via Morphe

Now, this is the UK site Beauty Bay but i cannot see the palette listed so ill link the site here


Restock sign up


Jaclyn youtube links

Palette reveal
Hot fire smokey eye tutorial
Jaclyn’s go to look with her palette
Makeup tutorial feat Jaclyn hill palette              < Skip to 8 minutes in the video, she starts her eye makeup round about then.



SO that is literally everything. I love this palette so much, i just have those few issues but for someone like me who is average at makeup this is for sure something i can use to expand my skills.

Thanks for reading, keep a look out next monday for another beauty post.

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My top 5 beauty-ish items

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Well guess, testing the waters with a new blogging schedule i have going on. So each week i’ll have 3/4 different types posts AND YES i am going to stay consistent. Tomorrow i will properly set out my bullet journal and plan plan plan. I also though might be starting a new part time job, SO i won’t be saying what days i post.
As you can guess, one post will consist of beauty related – Doesn’t mean makeup! So anything from products we need for our body to a bit of lippy. Anything you want tips on or know about just ask, i know some stuff LOL.
Second type of post will be of course CROCHETING, how can i not show what i’ve made? Third post will be short stories, i enjoy them and i want to push out more. The Autumn and winter really inspires me so keep a look out. Now, fourth post might not always happen but i want to keep this category open to pretty much whatever i feel like talking about, i might even utilize book reviews & maybe if i have an fellow gamers do a gaming discussion? Shit, maybe then i should make that five posts. OH and i am aware i’ve slacked massively with book reviews.

Now that’s over PHEW,  so this post is basically dedicated to things/products i basically need in my life and why i’ve chose them. All pictures will be a direct link to where you can buy them, which will be a UK Store but these things i hope you can pretty much get anywhere!!!!

1. Pantyliners

Why do women find it embarrassing to talk about these things? What is wrong with buying Femfresh lady wash or panty liners. No i don’t have a yeast infection or a smelly you know.
This actually became an obsession of mine in highschool, when i first started my period, the whole after thing where you don’t get much if any at all coming out but you feel like you might kind of thing? Well being self conscious enough i lived in these, then as i got older they became a sort of thing i would used every now and again. I don’t get periods so i only wear these when i feel like i am going to be doing a lot of walking and moving about. Yep lets admit it, we sweat. All over! And if it’s not all the time, it happens sometimes. I like the feeling that i am not leaking into my pants. You get me? NO this is not disgusting this is real shit. Also, sometimes when i cough or laugh too hard i pee a bit so yeah these come in handy. Take them anywhere, they are small they fold. OH and if you don’t always use them, if you get the scented ones throw them in your drawer for a fresh scent.  #UsingPantylinersAsAirFreshner


2. Ponds face cream

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If you haven’t heard of Pond’s then ask your Grandma, this has been around for such a long time! And to this day people swear by it. They are right, not only is it affordable it’s kind of one of those creams you just pick up and use daily.
This hydro nourishing cream for day and night is something i use everyday! I have oily skin, but keeping my face hydrated and soft (especially after using so many products that helps with oily skin) it’s kind of a must have for me. I use this before my makeup primer as well, and i like to lay it on and let it soak in. Why? Even though my skin is oil and i get spots, my make up products tend to me matte. So matte/hydrating primer and matte foundation and even most of the time matte setting powder. My skin still needs to have oils and nourishment. AND YES AND if your into the cakey/full coverage look you kind of need extra moisture to stop creasing, cracking and drying.
This is not just for that, everyday and night i wash my face and pile this on. It feels so cooling, smells lovely and doesn’t harm my skin. and i am sensitive! Even when i’m breaking out, this doesn’t sting those spots.
They do lots lots more kinds of these creams, so whatever your after specifically somewhere at your local drugstore should sell them. This is probably my favourite beauty thing ever!

3. Garnier Mineral Invisible Deodorant 48Hr Roll-On

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This is one of those products where i probably would die if i didn’t have it. I used to use the spray deodorant and i couldn’t quite understand especially in my early twenties when my hormones and sweat was crazy, as to why i still did sweat a lot. Sometimes, thankfully whilst not out in public i would smell. I tried every god damn brand and i think i came close when i used Right Guard for women, but i after long hours of work in a warehouse sweating or clubbing i would be always spraying when i had the chance.
Then about two years ago, might even be three i switched it up to roll on. Fuck me, my life changed. Now i wasn’t and aren’t that sweaty,  i can’t remember the last time my sweat was down to my waist from just sitting in my room but i still sweat. I felt like even less sweat patches would appear after using roll on and i would get those little patches, which i am actually fine with i don’t care. I tried a lot of brands, i liked Sure for a while then Dove. I was always switching between the two and trying the different types but even though i felt happier with my under arm life style i saw the Garnier one on offer and thought oh yeah them, i’ll try it. Now the picture isn’t the on i use, i think i used one with a light green cap because i think it was for sensitive skin.
I love it, i literally love. The smell lasts, so when you do get a bit sweaty you smell of roses. No seriously, if your under arm smelt like shit, it wouldn’t no more.
Plus these are small, handy to throw in your bag and perfect for travelling with. I use it once daily, if i have been making myself sweat a lot like walking up the massive bank with a food shop i usually roll on some more but i think that’s out of pure habit.


4. Rimmel Clear Complexion Transparent powder

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What kind of list would it be if it didn’t have make up?? Okay, so firstly any powder i get i use translucent or a little peachy. I’ve been using Rimmel in general, mainly the setting/face powders since highschool.
They get it spot on every time! I also use the Rimmel insta fix powder, i tend to switch between this one that one and the stay matte. If my foundation is TOO light which sometimes is the case, i use the stay matte one in the shade just peachy or something like that to just warm my face up. I don’t want to warm up too much because i am really pale, and most of the time i use a wee bit of bronzer in the contour areas (not actually contouring) and some blush. BUT these are awesome, they really do keep your make up matte and nicely put for a good few hours. If needed you can just blot in your t-zone. The thing i love about Rimmel powders is they are old school but they will always remain a go to product for make up lovers. Even if you don’t wear much makeup just get a shade that matches you and lightly powder on to decrease oil and give your face a bit of colour. Perfect if your an on the go mum or someone that doesn’t always have time to do makeup. Most of the time i just can’t be arsed.
Now i don’t know about your drug stores, but i have to get two at a time when i buy these because the Rimmel stand is always a hot mess and the powders, especially the Insta fix. As always though, they don’t have many shades for anyone that’s a deeper tone, they tend to have more range for the lighter skin or slightly tanned but that’s only in some of my local stores so maybe across the pond or the world everyone of all types of skin has a good choice!


5. Garnier 2in1 Eye Make-up Remover

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This is one of my favourite eye make up removers i have ever used! Even if you don’t have a lot on, this still is fucking awesome. So i tend to get rid of my eye make up first, now this does have oil in but its not too oily. In fact once I’ve  got rid of my eye make up, i rub the access in and it’s actually minimal. The picture you are looking at is quite true, the purple on top is where the oil sits so make sure you give it a good shake up before using. Get a cotton pod and squirt a bit on, if you use too much that’s fine. Get another cotton pad place it on top, press and some of the access will go onto the next pad. BOOM you have one for each eye, which yeah its hygienic. Don’t use the same pad for both eyes YUCK. Oh and don’t start rubbing your eye straight away, press onto your eyes or mascara and allow to melt, then gently rub. I say all this but i usually go to ham and rub hahahahahaha.
I can’t really say much more, it does what it says on the tin. Now, i have sensitive skin and eyes and have never had an issue with this product, but you might just want to double check if this one is right for you. The Garnier face and eye range have all different colours so maybe pink or green might be for you, i think the pink face stuff has rose water in though!
So yeah, an eye make up remover is kind of a deffo need as i just don’t like taking off my make up using the same thing etc and this formula, especially just slides the make up off. ALSO another great thing that is small and perfect to throw in your beauty bag or when you go off on your travels.

SO guys that’s it, i could talk all day about what i like and don’t like and i have a lot of favourite makeup products i could throw in for another post but also thinking about doing a video on that as well. I try and shop for things i can afford, i will never be the high end luxury girl because i will never have the money to spend it on that type of stuff. I’m always on the look out for decent drugstore products, because yeah it’s kind of hard to find that!
I’m open to doing reviews, so if you want me to try anything and give you my thoughts let me know. I think this is going to be pretty fun!


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