The amount of SHADE in the Maketup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour Light & Shade Palette ($19 CAD) is too much for me to handle. For those who are aware of the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette ($48 CAD) (pictured below) will see an immediate resemblance in not only the name but the shades as well.
For those unfamiliar with the palette, it contains 12 matte shadows ranging from cool tone greys to warm browns and reds, a few light cream shades and a matte black.
To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about this. One one had, Makeup Revolution is providing an affordable drug store option at almost $30 cheaper with great quality shadows. This makes me feel like Kat Von D is ripping us off by offering an excessively expensive palette with shades and colours that can be priced a lot cheaper. On the other hand, Makeup Revolution completely stole the name and shades of Kat Von D palette, which i’m sure took so much work, energy and effort into producing. I would be SO annoyed if someone ripped my ideas and name of a palette that I worked so hard on.
For this reason, I don’t know what to do! I really do enjoy this palette: the shades are buttery, easy to blend out and the colours are really nice. This is the type of best friend palette you would use with any look to add a crease, smoke or browbone highlight. These shadows are quite powedery but that is a trade-off that brands make when deciding how pigmented they want the shadows to be. The more pigmented, the loser the packed shadows, the more fallout you will get. In the moderate sense, I do not mid fall out if it means I get pigment in one swipe, which is the case with these shadows.
I just wish Makeup Revolution would continue to make great quality products that are NEW to the brand, instead of looking at others to rip ideas off of. I heard the next imitation will be targeting the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – almost identical packaging with identical claims.
What are your opinions?