Revolution surprised everyone with the announcement that they were launching a Revolution x Friends Collaboration. Revolution have teamed up with endless influencers and have never created a licensed collaboration, so the Revolution x Friends Collaboration is new territory for the brand. The collection is LIVE HERE RIGHT NOW.
Friends is such a cult favourite TV programme, with a massive following so any beauty brand willing to tackle a Friends collaboration better be brave, and do it justice or it will upset a lottttt of people. You only have to see how popular the Friends Fest is to know how crazy popular the TV show is.
Revolution x Friends Collaboration
The Revolution x Friends Collaboration is set to launch on the 16th of September, however the collection has already been put out in select ULTA stores, so if you have an ULTA store near you, and the collection is something you need in your life, you might be able to get your hands on it a week early.
Revolution have also confirmed that the Revolution x Friends Collaboration is launching on the 16th of September, and will consist of both accessories and makeup.
Revolution x Friends Collaboration Accessories Collection
But there will also be a second round of the collaboration which is set to launch later this year. So far, in terms of accessories, we've only seen a sneak peek of a purple hand mirror with the iconic picture frame shape which looks cute, but we have no idea on pricing just yet.
Any Friends fan would love to own this mirror, so it'll be interesting to see how fast it sells out. People go crazy for Friends memorabilia, so I would expect the mirror to be the most sought after product within the whole Revolution x Friends Collaboration.
In addition to the Revolution x Friends Collaboration Mirror, there's also going to be a salmon pink makeup bag with cute little lobsters all over it, with a rose gold zip and a rose gold lobster zip charm. Again, we don't know if they'll be a Revolution website exclusive, or an ULTA exclusive but I'll update this post once more information is shared. I think these two accessories are WAY better than any of the makeup…
Revolution x Friends Collaboration Palettes
Starting off, there are three small nine pan palettes which look very compact. They are packaged within cardboard packaging with tiny pans, and there's three palettes available;
- Monica Palette – lilac palette with the yellow picture frame on the front
- Rachel Palette – nude pink palette with Central Perk sofa on the front
- Phoebe Palette – blue palette with a yellow taxi cab on the front
Each of these three mini palettes are $12 each, and they contain 0.31oz of product, so they really are very small palettes. All of the names in the palettes are themed around the three female main characters such as Science Boy, Bike and Smelly Cat for Phoebe, Bing, Obsessive and Geller Cup for Monica, and also Shopping, On a Break and Chip for Rachel.
Revolution x Friends Collaboration Lipsticks
In addition to the three miniature palettes within the Revolution x Friends Collaboration, there are also three lipsticks – with one shade for each of the three lead female characters. The lipsticks are the brand's Satin Kiss formula, and are $8 each.
The lipsticks are $8 each, and it appears that Phoebe's lipstick is bright pink (god knows why, when her character never had a bright pink lip), Rachel's is a nude beige and Monica has a peach shade.
I think the lipstick shades are the most disappointing in the whole Revolution x Friends Collaboration. All three women wore deep, brown nude lipstick shades for the entirety of the show, and these shades aren't relevant.
It's not as if they complement the shades in the palettes either? It should have been three different nude brown shades, as that's all they wore, especially as the 90's nude is such a popular trend right now, it just makes no sense.
Revolution X Friends Phoebe Palette
Revolution x Friends Collaboration Mega Palette
The last product we definitely know is going to feature in the Revolution x Friends Collaboration is the large Friends x Revolution Palette which contains 27 shades, each of which are named after different Friends characters. There's three large shades which potentially could be used as highlighters depending on your skintone.
The Revolution x Friends Collaboration main piece is the Revolution X Friends Limitless Palette which is $25, and is packaged within a matte black metal tin with a clapper board design. It's quite cute, but I have owned some of the metal tin palettes like the I'm Shook Palette, and it's very bulky and heavy.
“The one with… All the eyeshadow! This Revolution X Friends Limitless Palette is a 27 shade eyeshadow palette that allows you to create endless looks for special occassions, natural nude everyday looks and eye poppin' looks to have people saying “Oh.My.God”!
This palette contains everything from matte pops of blue, orange and pinks, plus shimmery olives, nudes and golds, all encased in a movie clapper board style for show stopping looks! Plus, with the inclusion of 3 planentarium worthy highlighters for an out of this world glow, this palette is perfect for travel to have all the colours you'll need in one handy palette with no need to get off the plane!
Shade names have all been crafted around key characters from the Friends TV show- can you spot your fave?“
The first lipstick in the Revolution x Friends Collaboration is the Revolution x Friends Monica Lipstick.
The second lipstick in the Revolution x Friends Collaboration is the Revolution x Friends Phoebe Lipstick.
The third lipstick in the Revolution x Friends Collaboration is the Revolution x Friends Rachel Lipstick.
There are so many changes I'd make to this palette, and I'm sure many Friends fans would feel the same. I love Friends, but I'm not a hardcore Friends obsessive, but these are things a licensed Friends collab should have had;
- The eyeshadows are really poorly aligned
- Why is the shade named ‘Fun Bobbie' – when his name was Fun Bobby?
- They could have given Joey or Chandler a blue shade, to match the Ichiban Lipstick
- Ross's colour should have been a “faded salmon colour” OR orange to reflect his tan disasters
- Monica's palette should have had a name called 7
- Phoebe's palette should have had a name called Regina Phalange and Guitar?
- Phoebe's palette could have had a shade called Princess Consuela (Banana Hammock)
- WHY does Monica's palette have a shade called ‘Chicken' when it's a Turkey she put on her head to dance for Chandler?
- They could have included ‘the chick' and ‘the duck' as shade names – as surely they're more memorable than ‘Mr Heckles'
- They could have done Ross's three wives down the centre of the palette instead with Carol, Emily and Rachel as his divorces were a joke throughout the show's history
- They could have called a name Hugsy
- Joey's colour could also have been pizza themed due to his obsession with pizzas
- Emma and Ben could have been shades directly under Ross's name
- The names could have been linked to each of the cast member's names along the bottom so for Rachel, she could have had Mindy and Barry horizontally under her name
- Janice was more iconic than Estelle, so she should have had one of the larger shades and her colour be connected to her leopard print obsession?
- Why is Julie's colour bright red? Emily bright purple? Frank bright yellow?
We have the top row of the main six characters, then the rest of the palette features names like Gunther, Janice, Frank and Emily to name but a few. The shades look so disjointed, and don't represent the characters. It's a large palette, so I'd guess it'll be around the $25 price point once it fully launches.
The Revolution x Friends Collaboration had such huge potential, and if you look at a brand like ColourPop that truly know how to carry off a licensed film/show – just look at their Frozen and Disney Princesses collection? They nailed it! The Revolution x Friends Collaboration is such a disappointment, and I really hope the V2 is a little more ‘Friends' as it feels like this collection was put together by people who watched a few shows max.