SophDoesNails x Make Up Revolution: First Impressions

Thursday, 26 October 2017


I'm definitely late to the party with this launch from Make Up Revolution, but every-time I went to go and buy this collaboration between YouTuber SophDoesNails and Make Up Revolution, it had sold out everywhere. Finally it came back in stock on TAM Beauty and so I managed to pick it up!

I had never even heard of Soph of SophDoesNails before this collaboration but the hype around this palette on the internet got me curious and so I went and checked out her channel. She has some really fantastic content so I'm glad that I found her and now am one of her 500,000+ subscribers! As soon as I saw these palettes, I knew I had to have them. I haven't tried any of these shades on my face yet, I've just swatched them (and got very excited while doing it!) but these are my first impressions of both palettes. 



As soon as I saw a picture of this palette, I knew it had to be mine. Soph does a lot of warm looks on her channel and so it makes sense that this palette has mostly warm tones in it which, as you all know, is my preference when it comes to eye looks. You get 24 shades in this palette and they all have lovely, cute names which you don't usually get with MUR shadows, so it was really nice to see that they gave Soph the freedom to name these shades. 10 of these shades are shimmer shades and 14 of them are mattes, and so you have so many looks in one palette when it comes to these. 

When it comes to pigment, some of these shades are extremely pigmented and beautiful. Most of the ones that impressed me in particular when swatched were Copper Coin (bottom row, third shade from the left), Petrol (brown/teal shade on the third row), Cuppa Tea (in the top row, in the very corner), Pumpkin (vibrant orange in the third row) and Mixed Berries (purple shade, second row). Some of the shades were less impressive when swatched but will hopefully look prettier on the eye. For example, Penguin and Pancakes (on the top row) don't really show up very well on my arm, and Pug (cooler brown on the third row) also didn't swatch overly well. I've included some swatches down below which are unedited and one is weirdly zoomed out because I asked Johnny to take these and they're his first swatch pictures - but we forgive him. 

These are the first 12 shades from the palette, and as you can see, the first 5 shades don't really swatch overly well. However, I'm sure they will look really pretty on the eye.
These are the last 12 shades. I love these way more than the top half and feel like they're far more pigmented.

The red shades really impressed me in this palette and look so beautiful when swatched. I definitely prefer the bottom half of the palette but the four matte shades in the top corner of the top half are also really pretty. Something I love about this palette is the volume of transition shades. I often find that palettes never include enough transition shades, but this one had so many which you could use for so many different looks. It's lovely to see matte transition shades in drugstore palettes and so I'm very grateful to Soph for including these in hers. The colour range in this palette is perfect as well - there's literally something for everyone. 

Another thing I have to mention about this eye palette before we move on to the highlighter is the quality of the packaging. It is really fantastic. For the price you pay - £10, if I haven't mentioned that before - it's weighty, the mirror in it is huge and really clear and it has an almost rubberised texture to the outside like Nars packaging which feels super luxurious. However, the pale, beige colour of the palette means that it gets dirty finger prints on it really easily. For example, when I swatched these I then went and picked the palette up to put it back in my drawer and it got my dirty, eye-shadow covered prints all over it and it was not very easy to get them off. 



I wasn't as excited for the highlighter palette as I was for the eyeshadow one, but that's just personal preference. For some people, highlighters are their vice but for me it's eyeshadows (and also foundations, interestingly.) and so obviously I was going to be far more drawn to that one. However, I do love a good highlighter as well so I thought if I'm buying the eyeshadow palette then I might as well pick up this beauty as well. It is a really pretty palette, filled with 8 gorgeous shades. As Soph is quite pale, quite like I am, most of these shades are designed for pale girls which makes me very happy. However, there are some darker shades which in her introduction video she said was designed to suit darker girls. But, before receiving this palette, I was looking at reviews of it and I came across this Reddit thread where some girls with deeper skin were saying that those shades were too light for them, so maybe these would best suit more olive skin tones. 

The shades that I am most excited to try on my face are the lilac shade and also the golden baked shade as I think these swatched the most beautifully and seemed the most creamy. However, they all seem really buttery and really amazing quality considering the price. These highlighters are literally £1 each. I've actually never tried MUR highlighters before even though I always hear about how hyped the are on the internet. I guess, in a way, I was a little bit snobby about them because I just couldn't comprehend that something so cheap could be so good. However, I was sorely mistaken after swatching all of these. They're all fantastic quality; not one is better than the other. I feel like I've missed out on years of MUR highlighters, so now I'm going to buy as many as possible and just roll around in them until I'm shining like the sun!

The bottom row are swatched on the left and the top row on the right!
It is safe to say that I am completely obsessed with this new collaboration from MUR and will be using the Soph eyeshadow palette to death. The shades are so me and I'm so happy that I bought it. Have you been tempted by this launch? 


34 comments

  1. I haven't heard of her either or this collection, I think I am even more behind that you! The palette looks beaut, and the highlighters seem so good! Perfect for pale skin! May have to give this a go!! xox
    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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  2. I've never heard of this before either but it looks really cool. I love the idea of the highlighters, I don't tend to use them but want to give them a go x

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    1. Good palette to start with as it’s so cheap x

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  3. That eyeshadow palette looks insane 😍Her products look really great and I've always loved MUR so definitely need to try out Soph's products xx

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  4. These are such good value for money! I'm really surprised. That highlighter palette is swoon-worthy!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  5. I've been wanting to pick up the highlighter palette for ages but like you said, as soon as it's back in stock it goes straight out again! I've never really got on with MUR's eyeshadow formula so I stay away from their eyeshadow palettes but the colours in this palette are super pretty! I love warm tones too especially for this time of year :)
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I never have been either but these are so different! I have fallen in love!

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  6. I absolutely love the look of both of these palettes and I'm definitely going to have to check them out and pick up at least one of them - that highlighting palette looks beautiful and I'm so pleased that the majority of the shades are super pale xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it’s a nice change to get pale girl highlights xx

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  7. I've tried so many of their products over the years and I love them on the whole x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  8. That eyeshadow palette needs to make its way into my collection ASAP xx

    Gemma Louise

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  9. I've tried a lot of MUR/Tam Beauty products but yet to grab these products. Soph has done so well on this collaboration and even though I don't watch her videos I think its an amazing opportunity and chance for her! Sounds like I need to try and get hold of this palette after reading your review x

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    1. Honestly this palette is the business, could not recommend it more

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  10. I really like make up revolution because they're such good value - I have a £1 red lipstick from there that I adore and have never felt like upgrading to a more pricey one! The highlighter palette really reminds me of the Sleek one! I'm glad you liked the consistency of them, there's nothing worse than a chalky highlight! Well done to Johnny on his first swatching photos!

    Abbey πŸ’— http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  11. I definitely need to try these out- the highlighter palette is absolutely calling my name!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The eyeshadow names are so adorable omg! And that highlighter palette looks stunning! I love lilac toned highlighters! Xx

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  13. The highlight palette looks absolutely gorgeous, I always ooh and ahh every time I see it!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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  14. The palette is really beautiful! I love the shades especially the red and the pinks x

    Kayleigh Zara ��www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  15. Can't believe you hadn't heard of Sophdoesnails before! I really want to get that eyeshadow palette, I love MUR shadows, they're amazing quality for the price! Pity some aren't as pigmented when you swatched but hopefully they'll look gorgeous on the eyes!
    Like you I've never used a MUR Highlighter so I'm interested to hear what you think once you've started using them!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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    1. I’m such a grandma, Rach πŸ˜‚ I know Zoella and that’s about it!

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  16. Wow the eyeshadow palette looks so nice. Xxxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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  17. I love the selection of shades, this is a palette I'd defo pick up myself! Make up revolution palettes are gorgeous alone, and this one just makes it even better xx

    Taylor Jane ox | www.taylorjane.co.uk

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  18. I love both of these palettes from the collaboration, and I honestly couldn't say which I prefer. I love the warm eyeshadow tones and the highlight shades really do look beautiful too. Xx

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  19. I adore MUR; I use their eyeshadow palettes on a daily basis! I will say I don't think this palette looks as pigmented as their previous ones! I love that highlighter palette, the shades look similar to the Sleek Solstice palette which is my all-time fave!

    Sian x
    www.theenglisheverygirl.com

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