Hello, gorgeousness! I'm so excited for today's post as I recently and finally bought something from Makeup Revolution and I decided to try their super hyped eyeshadow palette — the Iconic Fever palette. I know how popular this brand is in the US but we don't have it here in Malaysia. As much as I don't like ordering makeup online (I prefer physical stores so I can swatch them), I just had to because I've been eyeing this palette for a long time. I know it's pretty identical to the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay and Yes, Please! by Colourpop that I own myself, I just don't see any harm buying palettes that have similar color schemes. Anyway, let's jump into the review!


The shadows + swatches

Let's get straight into the shadows because I can't wait to talk about them and swatch them with you! The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows, with 10 matte shades and 5 shimmer shades in gorgeous neutral, warm, burnt tones. I've been really big on orange and burnt tones like this ever since I started using the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette last year and this was certainly right up my alley. It's so versatile meaning you can create a completely natural look to super bold and glam with it. I like it!

As far as quality goes, I really like it. It's similar to typical affordable palettes like NYX and Maybelline except a little bit better, especially considering the price. The shades are perfect to use on a daily basis so I'll definitely use them a lot. The mattes, they're blendable and pigmented. To be honest, they don't take long to blend and the colors are easy to manipulate and intensify but they do have a lot of kickback. I honestly don't mind the kickback as long as the shades perform well.

The shimmers however are stunning. They're super creamy and pigmented. They shine nicely and reflect gorgeously when the light hits it but I should mention that shimmer shades are a bit tricky to work with. My advice is don't just use a brush but use your finger to get the shimmers to really pop. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this palette. The shadows are great and they don't really crease or fade quickly either.


Price

Makeup Revolution is inexpensive af, to begin with. But because of the currency, I cannot complain much. As far as I know, this palette is sold at 7 USD and I bought it for RM60 plus tax. You can do the math yourself, right? I ain't trying to elaborate that. Considering that this palette is RM20 less than the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette and the quality are pretty much the same, this was a steal.

Final verdict

I would absolutely recommend this palette. It's a great affordable palette, so if you want to try a warm neutrals palette that would mostly be a hassle-free, this one can be it. The palette itself is so beautiful and a must-have even for a beginner.

Affordable and value for money
Creamy pigmented shades
Easy to blend
Versatile

Lots of fallout
I honestly
can't think
of anything else

Rating


Now, for the fun part. I'm going to show you a few easy eye looks that you can create with this palette! 
Natural, everyday look

Soft glam

Bold, sultry look
Kudos to my little sister for being part of this review. And I think that would be all for today. I hope you all enjoy reading this and tell me what you think about the palette! If you'd like me to showcase more eye looks, let me know. Be seeing you xx
  • Monday, July 20, 2020

Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever Palette + Eye Looks


Hello, gorgeousness! I'm so excited for today's post as I recently and finally bought something from Makeup Revolution and I decided to try their super hyped eyeshadow palette — the Iconic Fever palette. I know how popular this brand is in the US but we don't have it here in Malaysia. As much as I don't like ordering makeup online (I prefer physical stores so I can swatch them), I just had to because I've been eyeing this palette for a long time. I know it's pretty identical to the Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay and Yes, Please! by Colourpop that I own myself, I just don't see any harm buying palettes that have similar color schemes. Anyway, let's jump into the review!


The shadows + swatches

Let's get straight into the shadows because I can't wait to talk about them and swatch them with you! The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows, with 10 matte shades and 5 shimmer shades in gorgeous neutral, warm, burnt tones. I've been really big on orange and burnt tones like this ever since I started using the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette last year and this was certainly right up my alley. It's so versatile meaning you can create a completely natural look to super bold and glam with it. I like it!

As far as quality goes, I really like it. It's similar to typical affordable palettes like NYX and Maybelline except a little bit better, especially considering the price. The shades are perfect to use on a daily basis so I'll definitely use them a lot. The mattes, they're blendable and pigmented. To be honest, they don't take long to blend and the colors are easy to manipulate and intensify but they do have a lot of kickback. I honestly don't mind the kickback as long as the shades perform well.

The shimmers however are stunning. They're super creamy and pigmented. They shine nicely and reflect gorgeously when the light hits it but I should mention that shimmer shades are a bit tricky to work with. My advice is don't just use a brush but use your finger to get the shimmers to really pop. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this palette. The shadows are great and they don't really crease or fade quickly either.


Price

Makeup Revolution is inexpensive af, to begin with. But because of the currency, I cannot complain much. As far as I know, this palette is sold at 7 USD and I bought it for RM60 plus tax. You can do the math yourself, right? I ain't trying to elaborate that. Considering that this palette is RM20 less than the Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette and the quality are pretty much the same, this was a steal.

Final verdict

I would absolutely recommend this palette. It's a great affordable palette, so if you want to try a warm neutrals palette that would mostly be a hassle-free, this one can be it. The palette itself is so beautiful and a must-have even for a beginner.

Affordable and value for money
Creamy pigmented shades
Easy to blend
Versatile

Lots of fallout
I honestly
can't think
of anything else

Rating


Now, for the fun part. I'm going to show you a few easy eye looks that you can create with this palette! 
Natural, everyday look

Soft glam

Bold, sultry look
Kudos to my little sister for being part of this review. And I think that would be all for today. I hope you all enjoy reading this and tell me what you think about the palette! If you'd like me to showcase more eye looks, let me know. Be seeing you xx

Hello, gorgeousness! If you don't already know this is pretty much an anti-haul kind of post. It's basically me telling you products I'm passing on and will not purchase. I find it really interesting in times like this, people were like buy, buy, buy, get this and get that. So it's actually good to sometimes say "I don't need this in my life", you know what I mean? Let's get into it because I think we're gonna be here for quite some time.

Anything from dUCk Cosmetics

I don't mean to criticize a local brand but I don't think dUCk Cosmetics are worth going crazy over. The prices didn't go hand in hand with the quality. I mean it's not bad but it's not crazy good either. I would rather spend my money on other brands at the drugstore or even Sephora. Speaking of Sephora, someone please tell me why is this brand deserves a spot at Sephora? I don't get it.

Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow

There's no denying that I love glitters and sparkles over mattes. I've swatched these Stila Magnificent Metals countless times because they're so glittery and beautiful to look at. However, I find the glitter particles way too chunky for my liking. It's almost too harsh and overpowering? I don't know if I'm able to work with products like that. I prefer it in a softer and subtle form like the Pixi Fairy Lights. Plus the Pixi one is more affordable with more products than the Stila.

Colourpop So Juicy Plumping Lip Gloss

I'm not a lip gloss kinda girl but I do have several lip glosses in my makeup collection that I use pretty often. These lip glosses from Colourpop didn't float my boat at all. It looks like an 'Instagram makeup product' or I don't want to say gimmicky but it's somewhere around that corner.


Anything from dUCk scarves

I don't want to sound like a hater but I know some of you may think I already am. But I think it's so wrong to support a super huge modest fashion company like this one that at the end of the day ripping off other people's hard work. When your actions don't speak louder than your words, this happened. And to me, the quality never justifies the price of the scarves. I know I will get hate for saying these but at least I know I'm not the target market and I know for a fact I refuse to support a brand that apparently stealing other local designer's designs and campaign concepts.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks

I'm not going to buy anything from Laneige that says 'lip sleeping mask' on it. I know they're highly raved by so many people but I don't see myself purchasing a sort of lip care that gonna cost me 100+ ringgit but feel the same as my 50 ringgit lip mask from other skincare brands. That's insane. If you like it then okay continue to like it but I still won't be buying this, honey.

Tati Beauty Blendiful Makeup Applicator

I've been the biggest fan of Tati on YouTube for ages and I'm planning to get my hands on her beautiful eyeshadow palette because I know I'm gonna get so much uses out of that palette. However, her Blendiful makeup applicator is a bit gimmicky for me. I mean sure, it has fairly an innovative design but at the end of the day, it's just a sponge or puff. I watched a lot of reviews and in my opinion, the Blendiful works better if you're more used to using cream products. I'm such a powder type of girl so blending products on my face using the Blendiful every day is not something that I can see happening.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?

I Am Not Buying These


Hello, gorgeousness! If you don't already know this is pretty much an anti-haul kind of post. It's basically me telling you products I'm passing on and will not purchase. I find it really interesting in times like this, people were like buy, buy, buy, get this and get that. So it's actually good to sometimes say "I don't need this in my life", you know what I mean? Let's get into it because I think we're gonna be here for quite some time.

Anything from dUCk Cosmetics

I don't mean to criticize a local brand but I don't think dUCk Cosmetics are worth going crazy over. The prices didn't go hand in hand with the quality. I mean it's not bad but it's not crazy good either. I would rather spend my money on other brands at the drugstore or even Sephora. Speaking of Sephora, someone please tell me why is this brand deserves a spot at Sephora? I don't get it.

Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow

There's no denying that I love glitters and sparkles over mattes. I've swatched these Stila Magnificent Metals countless times because they're so glittery and beautiful to look at. However, I find the glitter particles way too chunky for my liking. It's almost too harsh and overpowering? I don't know if I'm able to work with products like that. I prefer it in a softer and subtle form like the Pixi Fairy Lights. Plus the Pixi one is more affordable with more products than the Stila.

Colourpop So Juicy Plumping Lip Gloss

I'm not a lip gloss kinda girl but I do have several lip glosses in my makeup collection that I use pretty often. These lip glosses from Colourpop didn't float my boat at all. It looks like an 'Instagram makeup product' or I don't want to say gimmicky but it's somewhere around that corner.


Anything from dUCk scarves

I don't want to sound like a hater but I know some of you may think I already am. But I think it's so wrong to support a super huge modest fashion company like this one that at the end of the day ripping off other people's hard work. When your actions don't speak louder than your words, this happened. And to me, the quality never justifies the price of the scarves. I know I will get hate for saying these but at least I know I'm not the target market and I know for a fact I refuse to support a brand that apparently stealing other local designer's designs and campaign concepts.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks

I'm not going to buy anything from Laneige that says 'lip sleeping mask' on it. I know they're highly raved by so many people but I don't see myself purchasing a sort of lip care that gonna cost me 100+ ringgit but feel the same as my 50 ringgit lip mask from other skincare brands. That's insane. If you like it then okay continue to like it but I still won't be buying this, honey.

Tati Beauty Blendiful Makeup Applicator

I've been the biggest fan of Tati on YouTube for ages and I'm planning to get my hands on her beautiful eyeshadow palette because I know I'm gonna get so much uses out of that palette. However, her Blendiful makeup applicator is a bit gimmicky for me. I mean sure, it has fairly an innovative design but at the end of the day, it's just a sponge or puff. I watched a lot of reviews and in my opinion, the Blendiful works better if you're more used to using cream products. I'm such a powder type of girl so blending products on my face using the Blendiful every day is not something that I can see happening.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? Or will you plan on snatching these up?
Hello, gorgeousness! I know I've been absent on this site for quite a while. Honestly, I just don't feel like blogging so I left for a minute and now I'm back, feeling even better. Anyway, as you can read from the title I'm going to share how you can improve your blog even if you're on a tight budget or you just don't want to spend money on your blog. It's your preference but I remember when I first started my blog I don't want to invest any penny on it at all because it seems ridiculous to spend on intangible items. But I'm glad I'm not in that phase anymore. Right now, I would do anything to make my blog feel lively and professional if you will. So, if you're thinking of taking your blog into the next level but don't want to spend money on it, you're in the right place. Hopefully, it will help!


Working on your DA score


I discovered this thing last year. If you don't know what DA is, it stands for Domain Authority and it is some kind of a measurement that tells people how well your blog is performing on search engines. The higher the DA score, the better. I'm really pushing it because I was 10 when I was first started and now I'm at 15. It's not easy to increase your DA score but when you do, lots of brands/ companies will look forward to work with you. I'm aiming to be at 20 at least towards the end of this year hopefully. 

Write more quality contents


The more often you update your blog, the more traffic it will receive. There's no denying on that. Google really gives higher priority to websites with regular content, so this will improve your website's performance on the search engines too. But please don't write rubbish contents for the sake of getting more attention from search engines. I'm just saying. No offense.

Check for broken links


If you don't have the money to spend on your blog, make sure you have the time to check on broken links on your blog. This is super simple. All you have to do is to make sure all of your links work on your blog. Let's say your social media links are broken, you could literally be missing out on connecting with new followers or potential collaborations.

Write enticing titles


You don't have all of that professional, polished-looking blog, but when you have intriguing and attention-grabbing blog titles, I think you don't need a 100 ringgit blog theme to go with that. Titles will help potential readers decide whether they should click around and read more. For instance, I almost go with "How To Improve Your Blog" for this blog post but that sounded so boring and nothing that you can't find on the internet. So I did some brainstorming and came out with "Ways To Improve Your Blog Even If You Have No Money To Spend". I will definitely click on that, for sure.

Working on your own photography


I admit I don't take nice flat lays but I think every time I took some photos of products to go with a blog post, they're pretty decent and eyecatching, and sometimes I do get compliments for my simple photography. You don't need professional equipment for that, at least for me. If you do have a nice, high-quality camera, you do you, boo. But I've been blogging for ages and I don't own a single DSLR camera to take better photographs for my blog. All you need is good lighting, a phone, and great editing apps!

All in all, I can't stress this enough but I personally don't write when I feel like I don't want to write. It's something that I can't push. If it feels drudgery, I'd a hundred percent take a break from writing and come back when I feel better. I want to have fun with blogging. I want to write something I love and actually want to write about. And you should too. Don't write about things for the sake of thinking it will help you grow as a blogger. One can tell when a blogger's heart isn't really into what they're doing.

How do you improve your blog without spending a penny on it?

Ways To Improve Your Blog Even If You Have No Money To Spend

Hello, gorgeousness! I know I've been absent on this site for quite a while. Honestly, I just don't feel like blogging so I left for a minute and now I'm back, feeling even better. Anyway, as you can read from the title I'm going to share how you can improve your blog even if you're on a tight budget or you just don't want to spend money on your blog. It's your preference but I remember when I first started my blog I don't want to invest any penny on it at all because it seems ridiculous to spend on intangible items. But I'm glad I'm not in that phase anymore. Right now, I would do anything to make my blog feel lively and professional if you will. So, if you're thinking of taking your blog into the next level but don't want to spend money on it, you're in the right place. Hopefully, it will help!


Working on your DA score


I discovered this thing last year. If you don't know what DA is, it stands for Domain Authority and it is some kind of a measurement that tells people how well your blog is performing on search engines. The higher the DA score, the better. I'm really pushing it because I was 10 when I was first started and now I'm at 15. It's not easy to increase your DA score but when you do, lots of brands/ companies will look forward to work with you. I'm aiming to be at 20 at least towards the end of this year hopefully. 

Write more quality contents


The more often you update your blog, the more traffic it will receive. There's no denying on that. Google really gives higher priority to websites with regular content, so this will improve your website's performance on the search engines too. But please don't write rubbish contents for the sake of getting more attention from search engines. I'm just saying. No offense.

Check for broken links


If you don't have the money to spend on your blog, make sure you have the time to check on broken links on your blog. This is super simple. All you have to do is to make sure all of your links work on your blog. Let's say your social media links are broken, you could literally be missing out on connecting with new followers or potential collaborations.

Write enticing titles


You don't have all of that professional, polished-looking blog, but when you have intriguing and attention-grabbing blog titles, I think you don't need a 100 ringgit blog theme to go with that. Titles will help potential readers decide whether they should click around and read more. For instance, I almost go with "How To Improve Your Blog" for this blog post but that sounded so boring and nothing that you can't find on the internet. So I did some brainstorming and came out with "Ways To Improve Your Blog Even If You Have No Money To Spend". I will definitely click on that, for sure.

Working on your own photography


I admit I don't take nice flat lays but I think every time I took some photos of products to go with a blog post, they're pretty decent and eyecatching, and sometimes I do get compliments for my simple photography. You don't need professional equipment for that, at least for me. If you do have a nice, high-quality camera, you do you, boo. But I've been blogging for ages and I don't own a single DSLR camera to take better photographs for my blog. All you need is good lighting, a phone, and great editing apps!

All in all, I can't stress this enough but I personally don't write when I feel like I don't want to write. It's something that I can't push. If it feels drudgery, I'd a hundred percent take a break from writing and come back when I feel better. I want to have fun with blogging. I want to write something I love and actually want to write about. And you should too. Don't write about things for the sake of thinking it will help you grow as a blogger. One can tell when a blogger's heart isn't really into what they're doing.

How do you improve your blog without spending a penny on it?

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