Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 & 2 Palettes | Review & Swatches



They're the dupes every British beauty addict has been waiting for! Makeup Revolution has released two new palettes: the Iconic Pro 1 and Iconic Pro 2, which are really rather reminiscent of two very famous palettes by Lorac! They cost just £6.99 each and can be bought here. Thoughts and swatches behind the cut!



I usually skim over the packaging of Makeup Revolution products, however they're re-vamped theirs for this new release. They have really nice matte lids and actually come with use-able applicators! I own a lot of eye brushes so I do tend to use those, however they've included a double-ended brush in here that people would actually pay money for. One side is flat, to pack on colour and the other is a fluffier blending brush.


Let's have a look at the Iconic 1 first...


If you're familiar with the Lorac Pro Palettes you'll know they have one row of matte shades and one row of shimmers, meaning you get 8 of each.


The mattes in the Pro one are, on the whole, very nice. I found Afflicted and Pitch quite hard to blend but I guess these are the sort of dark shades you'll probably only add a touch of to the outer part of your eyelid. The others have a really nice, smooth texture and I often find myself reaching for Must, Fade and Drama which all have great colour pay-off.


Onto the shimmers! Again I found the darkest two a little trickier to work with. However the texture of all the others is absolutely amazing and I think they look beautiful on the eyelid.  I tend to use Need or Dawn on the inner corner of my eyelid and Breathe as a base colour. Too Grey, Getter and Stage are absolutely stunning and my favourites from the palette. They're just so pigmented and silky soft to the touch.


I'm really glad I picked up the Iconic Pro 2, as I don't think I'd ever have bought the Lorac Pro 2 over the original as the shades aren't what I'd usually go for. However I think there are some absolutely beautiful colours in here and there are only two or three I don't think I'll use outside of testing the palette out.


I think I like the mattes in this palette even more than the ones in the Iconic Pro 1. Paper, Chase, Smooth and New-Tral are pretty much everything you could ever want for a neutral eye look and even on their own they're gorgeous. One Way, New Rules and Sudden were a little difficult to work with, however they're not shades I would reach for much anyway. Grey Day is perfect to transform the other shades into a more nighttime look.


 The shimmers are again really nice. I'm not sure if you can tell but Only is more of a white shimmer and Silk is a little more cream. They're both great for highlighting. Awaken, New Day and Steal-er are again gorgeous shades when applied and the texture is dreamy! I struggle to find a use for Echo, purely as it's a bit too light on me for anything and there's a blueish tinge to it, however the texture is still nice. Ambition and Faith (I'm sure you're noticing a theme here!) aren't the most blend-able, however I can work with them. 


 I was incredibly impressed with the staying power of the shades in both palettes. I do always wear a primer but it's the same one so I can compare how different eyeshadows perform with it. My makeup is on my face for about 12 hours most days and I was amazed at how fresh and non-smudgey these have been every day I've been testing them on a long work day. I'm struggling to think of any palette I own where even the matte shades perform this well. 


A few of my favourite matte and shimmer shades from Iconic Pro 1!

I'm not going to lie; I have my favourites and tend to reach for the same shades repeatedly, however I just think the look they create is so beautiful! If you're a little more experimental there are a few more interesting shades in there and each of these can take you from a natural matte look in the daytime to a super-shimmer smokey eye in the evening. 


Overall, though every shade isn't perfect (mostly the darkest couple of shades in both the matte and shimmer rows), the majority hit the spot and they are absolutely beautiful in both their finish and their application. I think that the majority have an amazing formula.


Hearts (Out of 5):

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Which of the Iconic Pro Palettes is your favourite? Have you ever tried the Lorac versions?

 


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63 comments

  1. These actually look beautiful! I'm especially fond of the second palette, I think I may have to pick these up next time i'm out shopping!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx
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    1. Yes they are lovely :) I think they're only online for now! xx

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  2. I totally want the Iconic 2 as I have just gotten the Lorac Pro and don't see the point in getting the dupe but I just can't justify having another eyeshadow palette. Great swatches though.

    Pams Stuff and Things
    LORAC PRO Palette Giveaway

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  3. I love Makeup Revolution and have the iconic 2 palette, its so good!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  4. These are so lovely and the price is just amazing for the quality of the shadows.
    Definitley need to pick up these next time I'm out and they make lovely gifts too!

    Have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  5. These look amazing!! I need to try them out!
    Parie xx
    classandglitter.com

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  6. I also got both palettes and I really enjoy using them. The matte shades really impressed me, they're silky soft and the colour payoff is really good. Some of the shimmer are incredible and some just ok but we are talking here about palettes for less than £10 each, the quality is really great! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I thought so too - I think the darkest shades were a little less strong in terms of quality xx

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  7. These look great & are an amazing price! I've avoided the Naked palette dupes as I already own the originals but I'll definitely be picking these two up! I can't use Lorac's eyeshadows as they contain citric acid! I've friends who've offered to send me the Lorac palettes too! :( Tania Xx

    Whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk | taniatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. These look so beautiful, and such good dupes, although sucks some of the shades are a bit difficult, but for the price can probably deal with that!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. Yeah and to be honest I don't use smokey shades very often! xx

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  9. Ohhh I had no idea these were a thing - definitely need to pick them up!

    jobrlw.blogspot.com

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  10. They're both so beautiful and I love so many shades from each of them, I really don't know which one to go for. Maybe I'll just buy both even though eyeshadow palettes are the last thing I need x

    Beauty with charm

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  11. I really really want to try these palettes, i've always wanted to try the Lorac Pro but these look like a good dupe.
    Great post.
    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think if you don't want to pay to get the Pro palettes from the US these are a great alternative xx

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  12. All the shimmery colours look stunning! Good review :)

    gingerphoebe.blogspot.com

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  13. my favourite is the 2nd palette- looks gorgeous xx
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. Yeah it's not one I'd usually have tried but so glad I did! xx

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  14. Great post and fantastic pictures! I've just done a huge MUR haul, and bought the Iconic Pro 2, the swatches look great so I can't wait to start using it:)

    http://lifeandlooksblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I need these immediately as I've been dying to try the Lorac palettes but can't get my hands on them! Great post :) x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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    1. I think you can get them through Amazon US but these are a great alternative :) xx

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  16. I've been really good at not spending any money, but I have definitely got to buy these, they look amazing! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Haha good for you - you should treat yourself with a makeup haul ;) xx

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  17. These look absolutely incredible! The color payoff seems like it's amazing! I haven't tried any of the Lorac palettes but I am definitely interested in trying something like this after reading this blog post !

    Becky, xx // undertheseabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah the formula of most are even better than the other MUR palettes I have! xx

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  18. These look great and I love all the shades! The shimmer colours look gorgeous. I really like the look you've created too :) x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I desperately need to get a makeup revolution palette now! In case you're ever stuck for post ideas on a more 'get to know me' level I've nominated you for the one lovely blog award, which you can see here http://z0elouise.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/one-lovely-blog-award-3.html - its more of a 'get to know me tag' in case you were wondering :)

    Zoe xo
    http://www.z0elouise.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I really recommend them - I'll take a look at the tag :) xx

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  20. These shades are so similar to Lorac 1 and 2, what a good color dupe! There's some real winners in both palettes!

    She Likes to Shop

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  21. Ah I really need to try some Makeup Revolution products! Everyone is always raving about them and I've still yet to try anything. These palettes are lovely, there are some really wearable shades!

    Also, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! This is the link to my post about it which explains what you have to do etc, it'd be fab to read your post about it.
    http://emma-alyson.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Emma x
    www.emma-alyson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You definitely should :) and thank you, I'll check it out! xx

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  22. Such great alternatives for the Lorac palettes...I keep telling myself I don't need any more palettes but then I see something like this and it is just so pretty! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  23. Such a pretty pallet with so many pretty colours! defiantly need this in my life!

    Elizabeth - http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Girl, you are giving me so much Makeup Revolution envy right now. *Legs it to the computer and orders ALL of the palettes* ;) Lovely post!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  25. I've just picked up the Lorac Pro but these look like lovely, affordable alternatives! I love the shades, and they're such a bargain.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Yeah exactly and if you have the original of one but you'd like to try the other, you can always pick up the other dupe! xx

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  26. Love the look of Iconic Pro 2. I really don't have space for any more palettes in my stuff, but I'm still tempted. lol x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  27. I really want to try the lorac palette, but I can't get a hold of it course. I need to pick these ups.
    Zeynab x

    The Beauty Load

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  28. The colors are so pigmented!! I like the pro 2 :) xx

    _Aishettina_

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    1. They really are wonderful :) xx

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    2. Which pallette would you recommend for dark skin tones? I want to buy both but don't want a pallette which is doesn't suit me rather shades that don't suit darker skin tone. SOS lol please help...

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  29. Which pallette would you recommend for dark skin tones? I am tempted to buy both but don't want a eyeshades that done show up on my eyelids. Please recommend... Looking forward to your reply:)

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    1. I would say the 1 would probably be better xx

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  30. Which pallette would you recommend for dark skin tones? I am tempted to buy both but don't want a eyeshades that done show up on my eyelids. Please recommend... Looking forward to your reply:)

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  31. awesome review!!have u experienced any fallout?

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