Monday, 14 April 2014

Acid Bright Eyes - Electric Palette Dupe?

In terms of quality I don't think any brand can beat Urban Decay's pressed eye pigments. I would love to have my hands on the new Electric Palette but I'm not sure how much use I would get out of it to justify the £38 price tag. This 'Acid Brights' palette from Revolution Makeup was just £4 and I can see why people are calling it a dupe. Revolution are fairly new on the scene, launching in March of this year with a range starting from just £1. (Just like ELF - before they put the prices up.) I made my first order at the weekend and a mini parcel arrived for me today. I'll be blogging about my other bits and bobs in the near future - so keep checking back for liquid blush and baked highlighter reviews...

The Acid Brights palette comes with a generous selection of 12 shades. I've not tested each one out yet but so far I love the pigmentation and brightness in almost all of the colours. The white shadow is the exception as it doesn't show up much. The palette comes with a double ended sponge applicator which can be useful to 'pack' on colour but I tend to use a soft brush to blend. Bright colours, especially for eyes are not my thing at all but I'm trying to be more adventurous with my makeup and feel I can get away with these brighter colours in the Summer more than any other time. This is the perfect palette to take to a festival.

For this look above I used the deep pink on the far left of the palette all over my lids, adding some bright orange into the inner corners and blending a mix of orange and yellow into the crease and under the brow. I did add a touch of the lime green under my brow bone too, blended with the yellow/orange. Pop a bit of the purple and deep pink under the eye to tie it all together. I didn't really plan what I was doing I just shoved some colour on my eyes and hoped for the best. I quite like the 'sunset' theme to these colours and it reminds me of a cocktail I used to make in my old bar job called a Malibu Sunrise!

I'm keen to try out a fresher look with the blues and greens too. These colours are available individually on Revolution's website too for £1 each. They also have more subtle palettes that have been said to replicate Urban Decay's Naked palettes. I'm pretty impressed I just hope this brand stick to their promise to produce quality products at very low prices. I'd grab hold of these palettes now, I predict they'll be a sell out.



  1. Ooooh thanks for giving me the heads up on this as like you, I really wanted the UD electric palette but couldn't justify the price as I know I would hardly use it. Will definitely want to try this! x

  2. I would never think to wear bright eye makeup but this look is so pretty and summery I might have to try it out xx

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  4. This looks fab on you, not something I'd wear myself but the colours are so pretty!

  5. The bright colours really work on you! I don't think I would be able to pull it off! ><

  6. Thats so pretty! And such a bargain at only £4! x


  7. This look is absolutely beautiful on you!

  8. the colours in this are brilliant! i love how you've used them on yourself

    xo Sarah

  9. This palette looks lovely, perfect for Summer!! I love the look you've created! Definitely have to check this brand out now! xx

  10. Omg, this is so lovely! The colors are all so pretty! I will surely try to look for this. They look really pigmented.
    xx, Malena

  11. This palette is not a dupe for the Electric Palette. I have both and the only thing that is comparable is the look of the colors. I personally found the pigment in this palette isn't that great and hard to work with. UD's is the complete opposite. I like how you have managed to get the colors looking good, bright makeup suits you :)


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