First up, this smoky selection is the I ♡ Obsession West End Girls palette. You get six deep, shimmer shades, three paler, matte shades and one last highlighting shimmer shade. In the pan the shimmers look a little bit extreme for me, but as you can see from my swatches, the colours are buildable and you're only going to get the intense colour in the pan if you apply the shade more heavily, and I think that makes these shades a whole lot more wearable.
All of the colours in this palette swatched well, even the palest shades gave good payoff, and the only reason they don't show up so well in my swatches is that they were really close to my skintone.
Although I like the West End Girls palette, the second palette I've been trying - the Born To Die palette is my shadow heaven. I'm in my element with soft nude shades - they're just so easy to wear and with my brown eyes and hair, I just can't go wrong.
You get a lot more matte shades in this palette than the West End Girls - it's nearly all matte with just a couple of shimmers thrown in. Mattes are easier to wear in my opinion - I love my shimmers, but to much shimmer can be ageing, and mattes are certainly better for an everyday look.
I love the way all of the shades swatch other than the first one which is the shimmery white shade - it has a bit of an uneven texture, so I'd probably use this only as an inner corner highlight. The other shades however are all beautifully smooth and almost creamy in texture and they're great to work with.
Unlike other palettes I've tried from Makeup Revolution, these ones don't have any shade names, and you don't get a mirror within the palette, just the double ended sponge applicator. I guess this is reflected in the £3.99 price tag, which is completely understandable. I'm happy for the shadows to be of a great quality over having extras like a mirror.
I don't own any of the Stila Eyes Are The Window palettes, but I've heard that these are dupes of those shades. West End Girls is similar to the Stila palette in Spirit, and Born To Die is close to the Stila palette in Soul. £3.99 for these great palettes, and there's some dupe action going on - serious bargain alert!
If you've not taken a closer look at Makeup Revolution's I ♡ Makeup line, I'd really recommend giving it a go. Originally I'd passed it over thinking the makeup might not be good quality because of the price, and because of the hearts and some of the packaging styles I'd assumed it was aimed at teens only - but if these palettes are anything to go by, there are some great gems to be found.
The Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup I ♡ Obsession palettes are available in five different colourways for £3.99 each at makeuprevolutionstore.com