Hey everyone! If you’ve been following me on instagram lately or have read my Extra Spice Palette First Impressions you will know that I have been LOVING the Makeup Revolution Soph Extra Spice Palette. I recently got to try out Makeup Revolution for the first time when my haul arrived in the mail. I wasn’t sure what to expect to be honest, I had heard mostly mixed opinions on the brand and was skeptical that the palettes would be any good. Though I wasn’t a fan of every single product I got in my MUR haul the Extra Spice Palette is a keeper.
Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Palette Review
YouTuber Soph Does Nails has whipped up, prepared and designed another revolutionary eyeshadow palette, featuring 18 handpicked extra spicy shades. A vivacious variety of shimmer and matte shades suitable for everyone. — Makeup Revolution
The Extra Spice Palette was curated by YouTuber Soph Does Nails (who is more of a makeup than a nail YouTuber). The eyeshadow palette retails for $15USD and contains 18 x 0.44g shades for a total of 8g of product. The eyeshadows in the palette come in a mix of matte and metallic shades and are in my opinion perfect for fall!
First things first, the packaging of the MUR Extra Spice Palette is gorgeous! I can’t get over how pretty the reflective rose gold is. The palette was hard to photograph because the packaging is essentially a rose gold mirror but I managed to get in a good snap or two. I love that it has Soph’s signature on the front, it really is pretty to look at. The mirror inside the palette is the entire size of the lid. The mirror alone is incredible for a $15 palette!
Look at all those gorgeous Fall tones! I’m obsessed with these shades and I will continue to be for a long time. The oranges are even more beautiful in person and that matte yellow shade in particular is very pigmented. I love that there are oranges, yellows, greens and plums. I have never had a more perfect palette in my collection for Autumn. It will also transition nicely into the Holiday season with that bright silver shade Infinity.
I appreciate the ratio of mattes to shimmer shades in the Extra Spice Palette. The shade Cookie Dough makes a great first transition shade and most of the darker shades in the palette are matte so they’re easy to use to deepen the outer corners of your eyes. The shimmers that Soph chose compliment the mattes. I really like that there’s a yellow shimmer to go with the matte yellow as well as a shimmery plum/burgundy and forest green.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
The one tip I have for you when working with this palette is to use an eyeshadow primer. There is absolutely a difference in the pigmentation of these shades when I use a primer vs. when I don’t. When I swatched these shades for instagram I didn’t use primer and had to build up each shade a lot. When I apply the shadows to my eyes I don’t need to build them up like I had to do for the swatches. I believe that the primer is what’s making a difference.
The mattes don’t have too much fallout. I noticed some from the shades Lakes & Reputation and there’s a bit of kick-up in the pan. The shimmers have more fallout so I need to remember to do my eye makeup before my base makeup. Most of the shades blend really well. I have trouble with the dark brown matte shade Brownies, it doesn’t blend out from where I place it on my eyes. Reputation on the other hand is the next darkest shade in the Extra Spice Palette and it blends beautifully.
The shimmers remind me a little bit of the Juvia’s Place formula. There’s something about the texture and the way they feel on my fingers when I swatch them that seems similar to me? I don’t exactly know what it is. With the MUR shimmers I like to press my makeup brush onto my eyelid instead of swiping. I don’t typically use shimmers in my crease so pressing on the eyelid with a flat brush works the best for me. A wet brush isn’t necessary but it does help the shades pop.
Everyday A pale gold/pink shimmer. This shade is great for the inner corers of the eyes.
Running Late A light orange matte. A great transition shade!
Infinity A GORGEOUS metallic silver. It’s so glam!
Cheesecake A brownish orange matte.
Cookie Dough A light tan matte. This is another good transition shade.
Dreams A pale orange/gold shimmer. I wasn’t enamoured with Dreams, the color payoff was a little meh.
Vitamin C A matte yellow. This yellow is beautiful! I love it all over the lid.
Sweet N’ Sour Matte rich mid-toned orange.
Twenty One A matte hot coral. This shade needs some building.
Romance A shimmery deep plum. This shade is beautiful paired with a dark lipstick like in my Vampy lipstick collab with Nova 😉
Enchanted The matte version of Romance.
Lakes A matte swampy green. I’m not sure why she called it lakes when it’s green :S
Brownies A matte dark brown. Doesn’t blend well.
Chocolate Orange Matte…chocolate orange. The name is pretty self explanatory! Blends well and goes with all the other oranges.
Mulled Wine A pretty plum matte.
LA Sun A yellow gold shimmer. I love it paired with Vitamin C.
Aurora A forest green shimmer.
Reputation A matte dark blue. I felt like this shade should have been the one called Lakes.
Soph Extra Spice Palette Makeup Looks
I only created three looks with this palette but honestly I could have gone on and on. There’s so much you can do with this color story, if I had infinite time and didn’t have to go to my real job during the day I could have created more. The sky’s the limit! I would love to feature some deeper, smokier looks on my instagram in the future.
#1 Autumn Vibes
This is the look that I featured in my Soph Extra Spice Palette First Impressions blog post. I was recreating the look that Allie Glines did in her ColourPop Fall Collection video. I loved the orange and yellow halo eye with the green lower lash line and I had the perfect shades to recreate it using the Soph Extra Spice Palette. For those of you who have been asking… I’m not planning on buying the Good Sport Palette. The Extra Spice palette has a lot of similar shades so I’m not wanting to double up in my makeup collection. Sorry!
This was one of the looks I did for my How To Rock Vampy Lipstick Collaboration. I love how this makeup look came out, it got me out of my comfort zone with plum shades on my eyes. I normally reach for neutrals or warm oranges so this was different for me. This look was created with the shades Cookie Dough, Mulled Wine, Enchanted, Romance and Everyday.
#3 Coral Sunrise
I can’t get enough of the colors in this palette! I began this look with Cookie Dough in the crease and Twenty One in the inner & outer corners. I deepened the outer corners with Brownies and Mulled Wine and pulled Enchanted through the crease. Lastly I pressed a combo of Dreams & LA Sun all over the center of the lid.
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Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this eyeshadow palette review as much as I did writing it. Many of you have told me that you love reading my eyeshadow palette reviews so I’ll do my best to keep them coming 🙂 What palette would you like to see me review next? Talk soon xx