The XX Revolution XXcite XXpress Quad Eyeshadow Palette launched as part of three new eyeshadow quads within the XX Revolution Bronze Collexxion in time for summer.
I’ve already shared my thoughts on the cream bronzer, face palette and my review of the tinted lip balm is coming up. Today I have the very pretty XX Revolution XXcite XXpress Quad Eyeshadow Palette to show you, alongside some swatches too.
Since XX Revolution launched over a year ago, I’ve tried quite a lot of their products, but the one product I’ve not really tried very much of is eyeshadow palettes.
I did try the XX Revolution Quartz CrystalXX Shadow Palette, but it didn’t wow me at all, which I guess put me off trying more palettes, as XX Revolution is a pricier brand.
The XX Revolution XXcite XXpress Quad Eyeshadow Palette launched alongside the XXperience Palette and the XXtreme Palette. They all feature four shades with super sleek, ribbed compacts, and the compacts are different colours.
The main range of the XXpress Quads have gunmetal packaging, but I love that these three new quads have different coloured packaging, as it helps them to stand out.
This XX Revolution XXcite XXpress Quad Eyeshadow Palette features metallic pink, ribbed casing with a holographic shift to the plastic. I feel like the pink packaging complements the shades inside the palette, and the quad is £10 and contains four x 1.2g shadows.
“XX Revolution XXpress Quad Shadow Palettes contain a mix of hella pigmented and creamy matte, shimmer, and foil effect eyeshadows.
Quads are back. Create top tier looks with everything u need in one qt compact, just pick ur shade story and build ur look.”
I always do my photographs and swatches before ever trying a product, and I was really surprised by the textures within the XX Revolution XXcite XXpress Quad Eyeshadow Palette.
The first shade has a spongy, almost cream consistency, which I definitely wasn’t expecting. I pressed quite hard, assuming it was a standard powder show, but it smushed due to the soft texture.
It’s the kind of shade you very much need to apply with your fingertip, as it’s so soft it doesn’t pick up on any natural or synthetic makeup brushes.
By using your finger, it picks up the shadow and helps to intensify the metallic finish. In terms of colour, it’s a gorgeous duochrome, which again, I wasn’t expecting. It’s a rose gold with a peach shift, and it’s just a very unique shade both in terms of colour and consistency too.
The second shade is a straight-up salmon pink matte, and let me tell you, this unassuming matte salmon pink stains like crazy. I didn’t expect any staining, and first applied it without any primer underneath, which was a huge mistake.
It needs primer, or an opaque shadow base underneath or the pigment will stain your lids, but it’s very pretty even with the staining issues.
The third shade is a pretty, pink champagne shimmer and the fourth and final shade within the XX Revolution XXcite XXpress Quad Eyeshadow Palette is a light, cool toned milk chocolate brown.
For £10, the quality is really, really great. I like that the quad features an interesting, almost ColourPop Super Shock-esque formula.
I’d like to see more shades in this very same finish from XX Revolution as it’s unique to anything you can pick up in Boots or Superdrug, and I’ll share my reviews and swatches of the other two quads very soon.