Review: Fortune Favours the Brave palette by Makeup Revolution
Makeup Revolution’s Fortune Favours the Brave palette is a collaboration with British Beauty Blogger consisting of thirty eyeshadows in a variety of colors and finishes, including some mattes, shimmers, satins, and marbled shadows!
The matte gold and black packaging feels high-end and sturdy, which I love. Unfortunately I must’ve dripped some perfume or something on the front as some of the gold paint has melted away!
Apparently this is now available in Ulta, but I ordered it online from the UK which was a bit of a pain. Nevertheless it wasn’t too pricey and I feel that this is worth the shipping cost.
Inside of the palette, the thirty shadows are encased in matte black plastic. They are loosely grouped by color and the palette includes a big mirror and a dual-ended brush. I tried using the brush a few times and while it’s better than those sponges that most palettes include, I still prefer using my own brushes. The eyeshadows themselves are smaller than I expected but for the price you definitely get a decent amount of product! The names of the eyeshadows are listed on a plastic sheet which I’m tempted to throw away but I kept for the sake of the blog post.
Starting with the top row and going from left to right the shades are as listed, with an * before my favorite shades!
Glimmer: shimmery pale gold
*Buffer: matte cool-toned beige
Peachy: shimmery peach
Hope: shimmery dark taupe
Fortune: shimmery olive-toned bronze
*Skylight: shimmery marbled gold and navy (reminds me of the lapis lazuli gemstone!)
*Transformer: matte navy with a hint of green
Midnight Rainbow: shimmery deep blue
*Ice Cloud: shimmery white (stunning inner-corner highlight shade!)
*Golden Coins: marbled rose gold
*Cashmere: shimmery taupe
Tip Top: matte olive
Yes Please: shimmery olive
*Green Machine: marbled olive
Smoothie: matte emerald
Caffeine Fix: matte brown
Latte: matte light brown
*Pink Diamond: shimmery pale pink
Crème: matte cream
*Drama Queen: matte plum
*Lonely Planet: marbled pink and purple (looks like a galaxy)
Blacqua: matte black
Soft: matte cool-toned cream
*New World: marbled gold and white
Favour: shimmery mauve
Sunset Hour: shimmery bronze
Super Gold: marbled bronze and gold
Winning: matte violet
Brave: shimmery plum
The Revolution: shimmery violet
Overall, there definitely more pros than cons to this palette! Unlike many other palettes I’ve tried, the quality of the shadows depends more on the shade than the finish. Some shimmers are better than others, same with the mattes. But all of the marbled finishes are gorgeous!
Some of the shimmers, like Peachy and Glimmer, apply more sheer than the others. They end up looking like a wash of glitter rather than a shimmery eyeshadow. The shimmers can also have a bit of fall-out when you try to build them up, which I noticed when I tried to pack sunset hour onto the lid. Overall, though, the shimmers are beautifully pigmented and easy to work with.
The mattes have a similar story. There are a few that are harder and not very pigmented, like Tip Top, and then are others like Drama Queen and Buffer which blend beautifully.
Perhaps my favorite aspect of this palette is how many different combinations you can use. There is such a variety of wearable colors! I’ve done a purple smoky eye with this, worn a few shades alone, done a simple matte brown look, a bronze eye, a blue eye…doing this review I’m seeing even more ways to combine these shadows! There are many options for a highlight shade, although New World is probably my favorite. For those who like to get creative this is a great affordable palette.
As my first Makeup Revolution purchase, I can say that I’m really impressed with this brand and I can’t wait to try more of their products! If you live in the UK this should be easier to get a hold of and I highly recommend it if you’re a neutral lover or you want to experiment with more color without splurging on something high-end.
You can purchase this palette for yourself HERE!
What are your thoughts on this palette?