I can’t believe we have another super exciting collaboration literally days after the reveal of their extremely exciting Corpse Bride Collaboration.
This particular collaboration is particularly exciting for Revolution as a brand, as it’s their very first collaboration with the XX Revolution sister brand.
I absolutely love The Matrix, so the fact Revolution are collaborating with The Matrix property is insanely exciting, and so unique to anything they’ve done before.
XX Revolution is the younger, more trendy vibe sister brand which only launched last year. The brand has cooler packaging designs, fun names and the formulas are impressive too.
Their products genuinely give highend brands a run for their money, like their XX Revolution Cream Bronzer being a Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel dupe.
I can’t think of a better brand to collaborate with The Matrix than XX Revolution. They have the same digital vibe, and the products just look insane.
I know XX Revolution is the more luxe sister brand of Revolution, but the products in the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration look so highend and amazing, with incredible attention to detail.
I don’t know if Revolution have changed up their design team, but both the Corpse Bride Collection and the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collection are on another level to anything they’ve done previously.
I can’t remember a beauty brand ever collaborating with The Matrix before, which is exciting, and Revolution have yet again nailed it, with the most epic packaging designs, and the products themselves.
I didn’t think the Corpse Bride collection could be topped, but the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration is quite possibly even better than that, which is crazy!
There are thirteen products within the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration, and the collection includes makeup products, beauty tools and also accessories.
It’s a huge collection, and the products range in price from £8 to £30. So shall we take a look at every single product within the collection? Keep on reading…
It’s a mega palette with 48 shadows, within a holographic cardboard box. The palette’s lid has a split down the middle, with one side of the palette being “You take the blue pill” and the other side is “You take the red pill.”
This split pill design of the palette references the popular quote from The Matrix movie, where Morpheus offers Neo the two ‘pills’ and the following quote;
“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland.“
The split design is then carried through to the inside, with 24 shadows being inside the blue pill, and 24 shadows inside the red pill.
On the blue pill side, the shades are very cool toned with a lot of blues and greens, and the red side is much warmer with reds and pinks.
Decision making shadows. Bold blues, greens and yellows OR risky reds, pinks, oranges and nudes.
Which path will you choose? Enlighten your looks and see how far the rabbit hole goes…
The colour story is so varied, with a mix of matte, shimmer, metallic and satin finish. It’s the perfect The Matrix palette in every sense.
Next in the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration is the XX Revolution x The Matrix System Failure Liquid Eyeliner 2.4ml, which is £8.
“System Failure Liquid Eyeliner. Authorative black liner with a soft pecision tip. XX Revolution X The Matrix. Like a splinter in your mind.“
The XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration Liner is a brush format eyeliner, in an intense black with a flexible nib for creating the most precise lines.
All of the packaging is amazing, but for a liquid liner, which tends to be quite plain in terms of packaging from any brand.
The packaging of this liner is so cool with the gunmetal lid, metallic green and black tube, and it does look very intense.
Next in the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration, is the beautiful XX Revolution x The Matrix Anomaly Loose Pigment Set, which contains three individual x 3.5g / 0.12oz pigments, is £15 and is packaged within a holographic black and green box.
The set of pigments is said to contain pigment with resistance, and the three jars have a digital design with a clear plastic jar, with the green lights effect in metallic green, and a green lid. The pigments each have a sifter, and look like beautiful shades.
The three shades within the set are named after the three main characters from the movie;
Inside the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration Pigment Set, you get the most amazing lime green, a rose gold and matte black.
They look so pretty in the stock images, so I can only imagine how amazing they’d be when applied to the eyes.
The XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration includes three eyeshadow palettes, with the aforementioned Neo Palette being the largest palette, but there’s two LuXX Palettes in the collection too, in the same format as the other LuXX Shadow Palettes with eighteen powder shadows.
You get a lot of product for money, with the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration LuXX Palettes, with them each containing eighteen x 1.2g shadows.
This palette is the Trinity LuXX Shadow Palette, with a bright lime green box.
“XX Revolution X The Matrix. Being unplugged is a luxxury. The Matrix cannot tell you who you are. Trinity Luxx – Stand-out pinks, purples and greens to help you navigate The Matrix. Write your own code with your Trinity looks.“
Inside the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration Trinity LuXX Palette, you get a colourful colour story, with the MATRIX letters being embossed along the middle row of shadows, which is a nice extra touch.
There’s a nice mix of mattes to shimmers, with a couple of metallic foil shades too.
It’s a very colourful palette, but there looks like there might be some duochrome shades too. It’s a palette inspired the character Trinity, and I love that the green laser effect features inside the palette too, the packaging is just amazing.
The second of the two LuXX palettes is the XX Revolution x The Matrix Morpheus LuXX Eyeshadow Palette.
This palette is much more tame, and is deep and smokey compared to the Trinity Palette.
The Morpheus palette features a black cardboard design, whereas the Trinity Palette was a bright lime green. However, the inside of the palette has the same green laser light effects as the Trinity Palette.
Just like the Trinity Palette, the Morpheus Palette houses eighteen powder shadows, with the word MATRIX embossed into the middle row of shadows.
This palette is my favourite in terms of colour stories, as I love a good smokey palette, and there’s some really interesting shades inside this palette, like the purple, navy and berry tones. It looks like the perfect autumnal / fall eyeshadow palette.
The Morpheus Palette also features a mix of finishes, with some foils, mattes, shimmers, metallics and satins, with a mostly cool toned colour story, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this palette, as it’s beautiful.
Next in the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration is the first of the accessories within the collection, and it’s the Matrix Cosmetics Mesh Bag Set, featuring three sizes of Matrix branded makeup bags.
Inside the set, you get a small, medium and large sized mesh makeup bag. I can’t get over how cool these bags look.
Revolution tend to launch PVC makeup bags with their licensed collections, so these look so unique to anything they’ve done before, and you get three bags for £15 which I don’t think is too bad at all.
The set includes two shades of lime green makeup bag, with black writing. Then you get one black mesh bag, which has lime green writing, and I love the contrast between the two.
I think one of the most popular pieces in the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration is the next product, and it’s the XX Revolution x The Matrix Brush Set £20.
This super cool makeup brush set comes with a lime green, zip-up brush case with an XX gunmetal charm hanging from the zip.
Designed to protect your brushes when travelling or not in use, the brush case unzips to reveal five eye makeup brushes.
Each of the five brushes are held in place with elasticated loops, to keep the brushes securely.
Then the brushes have gunmetal handles, lime green chrome ferrules and duo-tone synthetic bristles, with the following brush shapes;
- Packing Brush
- Blending Brush
- Angled Brush
- Micro Blending Brush
- Micro Detail Brush
It’s designed to be a makeup equivalent of the attaché case from the movie, except Neo’s was black.
The XX Revolution case is a bright lime green, with a ridged effect design, and silver chrome accents. It’s so cool, and can be used as makeup storage, or for absolutely anything!
You get a zip-up bag which you can reuse, as well as three cleansing face pads to remove makeup, dirt and impurities, and work similarly to the Face Halo, and can remove makeup without even using cleanser, but you can obviously use them with cleanser too.
Each of the three cleansing pads are lime green, with green satin edging, and they look super soft.
Revolution does sell makeup cleansing pads under their Skincare Revolution sister brand, so I like that they’ve launched something skincare related too.
Next up in the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration is a makeup product. It’s the XX Revolution x The Matrix Deja Vu Lengthening + Volumising Mascara 7.2ml.
“A glitch in The Matrix. Woah. Lengthening and volumising black mascara for big volume with little effort. “
The XX Revolution x The Matrix Mascara has bright green packaging, with a synthetic plastic bristle wand.
The bristles look to have a slight angle to them, and are quite short. They look like they’d be amazing for adding length to the lashes, and the metallic green packaging is just iconic.
Another of my personal favourite picks from the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration has to be this The Matrix Oracle Sponge Set, featuring three different beauty sponges.
The shapes of the sponges are really interesting, with some unique shapes for sure. You get a bright lime green sponge with The White Rabbit etched into the sponge. It has quite an angular surface for the different parts of the face.
There’s a black sponge a super unique shape, and has XX etched into it, and lastly a traditional teardrop sponge in forest green, with a flat base and The Matrix etched into it. The lime and black sponges look so unique and intriguing.
“Prophecy Lip Set with matte and gloss intensity. One black shade. Two finishes.
XX Revolution X The Matrix. There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.“
Inside the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collaboration Lip Set, you get a matte liquid lipstick (in the matte tube) and also a gloss (in the glossy tube), and the tubes almost have a bullet shape to them.
It’s such sleek packaging, and I love the idea of combining a matte liquid lipstick and a gloss, as you can wear them together, or wear them individually.
- Neo – Intense matte black liquid lipstick.
- Trin – Hardcore black gloss.
Inside the Prophecy Set, you get a matte black liquid lipstick and then a black shiny lip gloss for a leather vinyl effect. Then the Simulation Lip Set is also very deep, but slightly different…
“Simulation Lip Set with vibrant matte intensity. Matte lip looks are the one. XX Revolution X The Matrix. I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.“
The XX Revolution x The Matrix Simulation Lip Set is sligthly different as it contains two matte liquid lipsticks, and no gloss unlike the Prophecy Lip Set. The tubes have the same bullet design though, but with matte tubes as they’re matte finishes.
Inside the XX Revolution x The Matrix Simulation Lip Set, you get the following two shades;
- Mr Anderson – Intense wine red matte liquid lipstick.
- Agent Smith – XXtreme forest green matte liquid lipstick.
So that’s everything in the epic, huge XX Revolution x The Matrix Collection. Everything looks fantastic from the outer packaging, to the shades and formulas inside.
I really hope it’s a popular collaboration, as you can see how much effort has gone into designing everything, and you can find the XX Revolution x The Matrix Collection right here.
*If you order from the Revolution USA website, you can get 20% discount on everything with the code MUDDLE*
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