Revolution just launched their summer Glow collection, and the Revolution Heatwave Glow Shadow Palette £20 (ouch) is just one of the products in the gorgeous glow inducing collection. Revolution never really do the whole seasonal collection thing most brands tend to do. They typically launch products every week, so it’s interesting to see them do something a little different.
The other products in the collection such as the Beam Dream Primer and Body Brush are both potential dupes (for Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Primer and Huda Beauty N.Y.M.P.H Body Brush), and it looks like the Revolution Heatwave Glow Shadow Palette could be another possible dupe for a highend product.
Revolution Heatwave Glow Shadow Palette
Each of the eyeshadows within the palette contain 1.2g of product, meaning they’re very generous pans and you’re getting a combined 33.6g of product in the whole palette.
The packaging of this new palette is going to be a little divisive as it’s made out of cardboard, and you either love cardboard packaged palettes or you hate them. I can see the pros and cons of both sides.
Cardboard palettes are lighter, less bulky, cheaper and easy to recycle, but on the flip side, cardboard isn’t particularly protective, gets scuffed up very easily and feels cheap.
Even though the Revolution Heatwave Glow Shadow Palette is made from cardboard, I still love the gold glitter design as it fits the theme of a summer collection very well. It has a mirror in the lid though, which is a nice addition to the palette.
Although considering it’s a slightly pricier palette compared to the typical palette launches Revolution do, I think plastic packaging would have given the whole palette a more luxe vibe.
“The Heatwave Shadow Palette features 28 matte and shimmer shades. A mix of pure gold, bronze, neutral and champagne shades, with two bright pops of color – blue and coral. This palette is for the someone who loves a bronze smokey eye or wants to turn up the heat from day to night.”
Now, I know we haven’t yet seen swatches of the Revolution Heatwave Glow Shadow Palette, the shades and layout of the palette is giving me serious Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette vibes. As soon as Revolution post swatches, I’ll be sure to update this post.
There’s a lot of very, very similar shades, and they each have 28 shades, so I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Love the dupes or hate them, not everyone has £111 to drop on one eyeshadow palette.
These are all wet swatches, so the colours won’t look like this on the eyes unless you always use a wet brush to apply your eyeshadow. Something to note though, the ingredients list some of the shadows as being pressed pigments, so hopefully they’re clearly labelled on the palette’s packaging. I’m guessing that it’s perhaps the bold, bright blue in the centre and perhaps the coral shade on row 3.
I am so tempted by this Revolution Heatwave Glow Shadow Palette, as the shades all look so pretty and I don’t own the original Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette, so it’d be fun to at least own a dupe as I really do love the colour story in both palettes.