Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review

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Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review

A little while ago a makeup brand that is surrounded with quite a bit of controversy and scandal that-shall-not-be-named released a very popular eyeshadow palette in which the shades centered around reds and burgundies calling them the new new-trals. This was received by me ( a burgundy shadow fan since it is my favorite color) with interest and curiosity. Not that I would give that brand-that-shall-not-be-named any money, the price of the palette was simply outrageous. 
I do own some burgundy eye products and have been toying with the idea of creating my own custom palette for a while, but I am lazy and cheap, so it simply never happened. After all, I do my makeup about once every three months (yeah practically only when testing products and taking blog pictures) and for that I already own much more than I can use. Either way I do love makeup and I do love applying it. I just hardly do it at all. 
So I continue buying it in small increments trying to not get most of the things I actually want.
This is my second shadow purchase of 2015 (or did I forget any others?) and I am quite happy with it. 

Makeup Revolution is a super duper budget makeup brand from the UK, which I have heard really good and bad things about. I guess it depends on your standards and expectations really. 
I find the palette is cheap and accessible, but the quality of the shadows varies widely in the palette itself.

Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review
The 6 shades on the lower left are unfortunately inaccurate since they look much lighter in the photo. The above palette represents the colors accurately

The shades are suppose to be a dupe of the above mentioned palette not so secretly alluded by the inclusion of the word newtral in the title.  Basically the upper row is composed of “New-neutrals” including a lot of Burgundies, and the lower rows shades are classic neutrals such as browns and beiges. 
I have to say most of the shades look very appealing to me, the only beef I have at first sight is that there is much more glittery and shimmery tones than I would like. I don't use them at all so they are kind of unnecessary for me. But it is a personal preference so this inclusion might make most people very happy. 
Now some of these shadows are a lovely quality for the price but some of them are pretty useless. Maybe with a really good primer and more patience these could work better but I honestly don't want to have to do more than just apply-and-go with my own eye makeup.

The swatches were done without primer using one swipe with a shadow brush. I apologize for the wonky lighting in the photos. It is winter time and getting light is quite difficult (not even speaking about decent and consistent light). The actual swatches are accurate representations of the colors, any shade discrepancies will be mentioned.

Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review swatch

Did not really show up on my skin. That is partly because of the shade but also because it simply did not pick up enough pigment. With one swipe it did close to nothing and I had to swipe around four times to get it to show this little in the photo. As you can see on my finger (after swiping it around for what seemed ages) it is a pearly golden beige. 
Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review swatch
I got this much on my finger after digging around the pan a little

This is a really lovely matte greyish beige. It leans into mauve territory but barely really. It applies nicely and the color to me is very pretty.

Is another shimmery color that did not apply well at all. It was hard to get to show up at all and most of it was shimmery particles. I think a matte version of this shade would have been really great in terms of color harmony.

This is a slightly pearlised pink that applies much better than the other shimmer shades but does not impress me due to its pretty common color and average application quality. Useable nonetheless.

This turned out to be a little more brick red than I like but still in the burgundy family. It is matte and applies well.

This looks much more fuchsia when applied than in the pan. I expected it to be darker but it is still a pretty color. It is also matte and it applies as well as the other mattes.

My favorite color of the burgundies added to this palette. It is a true burgundy and thankfully matte. It is very pigmented and easy to apply. The problem is that it is very soft. As you can see it got much more indented than the other shades upon swatching due to its texture. Still super pretty though.

Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review
Ignore the colors since they are super inaccurate, but you see that Tone on the left got used up much more than Custom on the right even though I swiped just as much.

This is much more purple than I thought. It is a pretty color that is very useful to use but the pigmentation of this is not as good as the other mattes. 

Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review swatch

I thought this was going to be matte as well but for some reason it applied almost like a pearl shade. It is similarly weird in terms of quality like Custom, but I think still useable. After all it is a neutral beige that is very convenient to use.

This is almost a foil type glitter shadow. It is very soft and had the potential to be very pretty but unfortunately it does not have the quality to do so.
It applies slightly patchy but still manages to show up quite well.

This could have been a lovely shade too. It is easier to work with than Style but the intend to be a foil type shadow falls short. The muted vintage rose color is lovely though. 

Another failed foil color which shows up as a mediocrely patchy gold.

I really like this shade. I would love to have a color like this as a lipstick. It is matte and thus the quality is far superior compared to all the shimmery shades on this row. The color is an ashy, muted, vintage, mauve, medium brown. Hard to describe but it looks like it does on the photograph. I like using this as a stand alone color just building it up on the crease. I love how it looks with my skin tone too and it reminds me of my beloved Blackbirdcosmetics shadow in Imogen.

Pearly copper brown that is ok in terms of application quality. 

Warm medium matte brown that applies well.

Dark brown that technically applies well but somehow someone decided to throw shimmer in there which does not work at all. The reason being that it looks like a matte shade when used yet there is some stray glitters that occasionally show up. It does not look on purpose but rather that you either did not take away your previous eye glitter or that some stray ones got lost in the shadow instead. Usable but clearly not well executed. It also does not look purple at all like it does in the pan.

Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review look
I used Cool, Adapt and Custom on the eyes, Skinfood blush on the cheeks and The Saems lipliner on my lips

In conclusion this palette is still worth it in terms of price since you get (if we are generous) 13 usable shadows for 10$, or 7 (if we are more critical) decent-good shadows for 10$. That is under 1$ per shadow which is very cheap indeed. You also get some shades which might be a little harder to find in that low price range so I do think that if you are a fan of burgundies the palette might be worth a buy (unless you have those shades already). Personally I think there are a few mistakes that have been done in this palette in terms of color selection, not even speaking about the quality. 
It would have been better if all of them would have been matte since they had the best quality in terms of application and pigmentation.

In the end I would only really need/want 5 of these so I think if I would have swatchable access to let's say an Etude House I would make my own palette with some of their shadows. There is quite a bit of Korean brands that have lovely quality shadows available for around 2$ and I think a custom palette with them would be perfect. Unfortunately I have no opportunity to swatch them and getting shadows based on the very inaccurate promo pics is too risky for me. In the meantime I will make due with this palette.
Burgundy eyeshadow for the win!

Makeup Revolution New-trals vs Neutrals Palette review lotd
Sorry for the crappy quality, either way I used  Neutral, Tone, Custom, Cool, Adapt on the eyes, Skinfood blush, Zombie CC and VDL Lip Cube in 105 on the lips

Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha
Very decent palette for the price, that has some interesting shades that might be harder to find. A good selection of shadows to try out some different shades instead of buying them from more expensive brands before knowing if they are suitable for you. 

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