One of the more controversial eyeshadow palettes being talked about in the makeup community recently is the Makeup Revolution x The Emily Edit The Wants Eyeshadow Palette. By now, I've heard both sides of the review: amazing palette with beautifully made shadows vs. terrible blendability and lack of pigment. With so much debate on this palette, I was dying to get my hands on it, and thanks to Orabel and their insanely fast shipping, I was able to put this palette to the test for the past few weeks!
Available at: Orabel* | Makeup Revolution
When I first saw this palette, I couldn't believe how big it is! I personally would not take a palette of this size with me when I travel since it doesn't fit into any of my makeup bags, and I like to keep all my makeup together when I pack. The Wants palette is encased in a sturdy pink plastic packaging and a large good quality mirror is included in the palette, which I absolutely adore.
At first swatch, I was actually very underwhelmed by this palette. The pigmentation of the shadows was decent at best, and the texture of the shadows felt like it would be difficult to work with.
However, after playing with this palette for a bit and actually applying the shadows to my lids, some of the shades really wow'ed me! The warm-tone mattes like Midwest and Dues Paid, have just the right amount of pigment and beautiful blendabilty. The shimmers are also phenomenal, despite my first impressions from my finger swatches. To really intensify them on the lids, I spray a bit of Mac Fix+, which always does the trick.
With that being said, there are a couple of shadows that were actually a huge disappointment to me, especially the shade Corduroy. Corduroy was actually the shade I first fell in love with after seeing the palette for the first time, but the pigmentation of this shadow just wasn't there and no matter how I tried to build it up, the rich green that I see in the pan did not translate over to my lids.
The Wants palette is a really pretty eyeshadow palette with a great shade selection. There are some beautifully formulated shadows in this palette, but also a one or two not-so-great ones. With a palette this size, I'm not surprised that there are a couple of misses (I've tried palettes smaller than this one with many more disappointing shadows). For its price, I would definitely get it for the 90% of the shadows that have wow'ed me.
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. A huge thank you to Myriam and Orabel for sending this palette my way. All thoughts and opinions in this post are 100% honest and based on my own experiences. Links marked with an * are affiliate links. All other links are provided for information purposes only!
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