I’ve been totally obsessed with watching Soph’s make-up tutorials/ makeup related videos on YouTube recently, she’s so talented and genuinely just seems like a lovely person. However, this persuaded me to do a late night Superdrug order of a ton of products she spoke highly of as well as her ‘Extra Spice’ Palette. I managed to get free delivery and a 3 for 2 deal on some items, I was pretty pleased with myself for that.
I received the palette in the post this Tuesday morning, I ripped open the big cardboard box in excitement to get the palette out. OH MY, I was stunned with how pretty the packaging was, especially for a Revolution palette. The front is a metallic shimmery gold which doubles up as a tinted mirror as you can see yourself so clear in it.
When I opened the palette itself I was massively impressed with how big the mirror inside was, it’s the size of the whole top of the palette. It would be the perfect mirror for doing your make-up on the go, it’s so clear which would make it really easy to use. I’m not exaggerating when I say this is THE BEST MIRROR I have in a makeup palette, better than products such as ‘Modern Renaissance’, ‘Naked Palettes’ and more.
THE QUALITY OF THE EYESHADOWS:
Extra Spice includes 18 shades of which 6 are shimmers and the other 12 are matt’s. The spectrum of colours ranges from shimmery silvers and golds to matt pink, orange and yellows as well as light/dark browns, blues and greens. It really is a palette of many looks; it allows you to have so much fun creating different looks as it’s nowhere near a dull neutral palette.
The names of the shadows are adorable and very relatable to Soph herself, some of the names include, twenty-one, every day, running late, brownies, LA sun and dreams.
The shadows themselves are impressively pigmented, a little dip of your brush and that will do you; especially for the brighter colours like ‘twenty one’ (the dark pink). They also blend really nicely with each other; I created a sunset eye look with the yellows, oranges and pinks and had a silver shimmer on the centre of my lid and it was a stunning look. The shadows lasted all day too, they didn’t crease in my lid or fade throughout the day; literally, no re-application was needed.
I found that the shimmer shades apply easier with your finger than a brush, it seems to give you more colour pay off making the shimmer even brighter. It doesn’t matter if you apply with your finger or a brush the fall out is always minimal, there’s no dusty residue on the top of the shades.
I can’t fault this palette, especially not for £9.99, I mean the plastic base the shades sit in doesn’t look the best quality but it looks pretty damn decent for the price it is.
Honestly, if you’re looking for an everyday palette but you don’t want to splash out on the higher end brands such as Urban Decay and Anastasia Beverly Hills then give this a go. Soph has done the most amazing job working with Revolution as I really hope she continues to bring out more palettes in the future.
What did you think of the ‘Extra Spice’ Palette?