Hello! So today, decided by a poll on twitter, I’m reviewing the new Soph x Revolution palette: Extra Spice. I reviewed her last palette a few weeks ago and that post turned out to be quite a popular one, so I thought why not review her newest one? I did actually think her original one was the new one when I picked it up, only to discover I’d bought the wrong one, in fairness they do look quite similar! So I’m finally reviewing the Extra Spice palette, so let’s jump straight in!
I already love Sophie’s first palette with Revolution, so this review is going to be mainly me creating an eye makeup look and talking about what I love about it, so if that’s the kind of thing you want to hear then read on! The first thing that drew me to this palette was the bright vivid colours, especially the shade ‘Twenty One’, which is a rich, vibrant red colour, definitely not an eyeshadow shade I see often, but I love it! I love brightly coloured eyeshadows, so it’s even better when there’s a whole palette of them. I created a bright eye makeup look for summer with the other Soph x Revolution palette, if you want to check that out you can find it here, but today I’m going to do more of a neutral, everyday look with a bit of added glam.
I started by priming my eyelid with the MUA Pro Base Eye Primer, which I started using after The Diary of Ellie recommended it in her Favourite Beauty Products post! First, I went into the crease with the shade Cookie Dough and I could instantly see the rich pigmentation, I put two layers of this on to make sure it would stand out under other colours. I then used the shades Lakes and Cheesecake to deepen the crease. After blending that all in I cut the crease using and flat brush and NYX’s HD Concealer, then I pressed Dreams into the corner of my eye and dusted it towards the middle of the lid using a different flat brush, and my finger! I find glittery and shimmer shades easier to apply using my finger because it always turns out to be more pigmented that way. I then used the shade Chocolate Orange in the outer corner and crease to bring the whole look together, Dreams has quite a warm undertone compared to the cooler tones of Cookie Dough and Lakes so I wanted to balance out the colours by adding another warm toned colour. I topped this look off with winged liner and Better Than Sex mascara! Overall, this created a warm, and pretty look for summer! Again, I did try to photograph it for you guys but I just can’t bring myself to include those shocking images on my blog, I don’t know how people take such pretty pictures of their eye makeup!
Understandably, this look might be a little too glam for an everyday look for some people, but I absolutely love glitter and I’d definitely wear this to work if I didn’t deepen the crease as much as I did here, leaving out the shade Lakes would definitely make this look more acceptable for a daytime glam look. I don’t tend to wear a lot of eye makeup this time of year though, I found that it kind of just slides off as I do sweat quite a lot in the heat! I tested this palette with and without a shadow primer I I found that it did work a little better with the primer but still didn’t do amazingly well in the hot weather. Since the U.K. has been 22° and above for the last few weeks I haven’t had a real good chance to try it out without sweating it off! But I know that the first Soph x Revolution palette was amazing quality for the price, and I even compared it to Too Faced’s palette in terms of pigmentation and longevity, so I trust that this palette will be equally as good as the last when I finally get the chance to test it out properly!
There’s so much variety in the colours and shades of this palette, and there really is something for everyone here. As a hardcore lover of eyeshadow, of course I love all of them and I cannot wait to test them all out, but if you’re a little less adventurous when it comes to bright colourful eye makeup then the right half of the palette would be more tailored to you! Which is another reason why I love this palette, if you look at it in halves there’s a vibrant, ‘out there’ half (on the left), and there’s a neutral, everyday half (on the right) making it the perfect palette to travel with too, you have all your different looks in one palette!
After trying the SophDoesNails Revolution palettes I’m now a huge fan of Revolution’s eye makeup range and will be buying a lot more of it in the future to expand my ever-growing collection of eyeshadow palettes! Thanks for making it to the end of my palette review if you’re still here and let me know what you thought of the Soph x Revolution palettes if you’ve tried them too and don’t forget to follow me on my blog or social media if you want to read more posts like these!