MUR Unicorns Unite Palette & Lipsticks

The first of Makeup Revolutions Unicorn palettes, ‘Unicorns Unite’ is one of their range of salvation palettes.

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Before you say it, yes, I know those are toy ponies not unicorns! But brightly coloured adventurous ponies and unicorns aren’t miles apart are they?
I finally got around to adding this to my almost complete collection of Makeup Revolution palettes and thought I would share it with you guys even though it’s not a new release. I don’t know why I’ve never picked this one up before as purples, greens and aquamarines are exactly the sorts of colours I adore and this palette delivers them in spades!

26251750134_6231bff935_zAnyway, the palette comes in this shiny purple box so it’s something of a disappointment that the palette its self is contained inside a bog standard black ‘Salvation’ palette really. Most people don’t keep the cardboard boxes!

This range of palettes come in at £6 each and you get 18 pans of shadow which works out at just 33p per pan. How amazing is that?

12 of the shades are shimmers with the top row being the six glitteriest shades of the bunch while the six at the bottom are all matte. I love the way they’ve separated out the two finishes in these palettes it makes it a lot easier to figure out what you need when it’s 6am on a “school day” and you’re bleary eyed from sleep and worrying about having time to fit in a dog walk before running off out the door. If you do run out of time don’t fret too much though as MUR always provide a good sized mirror with their palettes so you can take it with you.

lipsticks_smThere are five Unicorns Unite lipsticks to accompany the palette. The shades are beautiful and not bad for just £1 each. With the exception of ‘Myth’ these are not particularly opaque on the lip especially if you have very pink lips so it’s probably worth going over them with foundation before applying the lipstick so that the shade will pop more rather than being dulled by the pink showing through. ‘Magical’ was the worst for coverage and texture out of the bunch for me. I did find them prone to movement but they are comfortable to wear, to be honest it’s hard to moan at that price though.

The Swatches

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1st Row

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2nd Row
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3rd Row

These are swatched quite heavily with no primer. You do need to build the shadows up to get the best out of them but they’ve done a good job at producing true purples.
The top row contains the lightest, sparkliest colours with two pinks a coppery tone, a lighter purple and a silver while the second row is more bold with its blue, deep greens, purple, mauve and glittery grey.
The third and final row contains mattes which you could use to create a fairly neutral look but why would you when there are all those lovely colours just above? These will be very handy as all over lid shades to help with blending or as crease shades for those of us who can’t wear glitter all over. I particularly like the two brown shades in the middle one of which pulls slightly mauve, interestingly they have provided a dark grey rather than a black as you might expect on this row. Each shade has a vaguely unicorn themed name. Larger versions of the swatches will be up on my Flickr as always.

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The five lipsticks are mostly very out-there shades. Only ‘Myth’ falls in the red end of the spectrum!
As I said above with the 4 non-red shades it’s worth going over your lips with foundation or a primer first to help them along a bit as they are not very opaque on the lip.

I think this palette and lipsticks will be great for summery make-up and festival looks or even just because you love these colours as I do!
These palettes are great for experimenting with new looks and trying out new techniques without worrying about wasting more expensive products if you do it wrong or hate it and just want to wash it straight off. Have fun!

Do let me know your thoughts!