The Revolution X Emily The Wants Palette is possibly one of the most beautiful I have ever laid my eyes on. It’s not even completely for the physical palette themselves, this collection speaks to me on an emotional level. If you haven’t heard of Emily Noel I highly suggest you check out the video she created for this launch. She is just the most genuine, heartfelt YouTuber out there and I’m so happy to support her collaboration endeavours.
The Wants Palette Review
Emily created two palettes with Makeup Revolution. The first one was called The Needs and it features everything you need for a full look while on the go. It’s a more simple palette featuring a blush, bronzer, highlighter, setting powder and nine eyeshadows. As a bit of a makeup hoarder I didn’t think I needed an everyday palette. Enter The Wants palette, a beautiful creation featuring 24 x 0. shades ranging from purple to pink to green to spice up your everyday look for the low cost of $20USD.
Mold In The Revolution X Emily Wants Palette?
I don’t know if anyone else noticed this but The Wants palette disappeared from both Ulta AND Revolution Beauty. It’s only been out for a month minimum so I find this super strange! I found a reddit thread where customers have found mold in the palette on the shade Love Tons. A quick google search of “Emily The Wants Palette Mold” has dug up multiple reviews where people have found mold on the same shade, it’s so gross. This seems to be traced back to certain batches ordered from Ulta. Luckily I ordered directly from Revolution Beauty and I didn’t find any mold on my Wants Palette. I sprayed my palette with alcohol to be cautious. I think this palette disappearance might be a quiet recall, so if you did order the Makeup Revolution Emily Noel The Wants Palette check it carefully…
The Wants Palette is giant! Emily Noel really went big with this collaboration. I like the aesthetic of it, the mirror is giant and amazing and the rose gold signature on the front is lovely to behold. The packaging is plastic which makes The Wants Palette feel a little cheap, but can I really hold that against MUR when the palette only retails for $20? I think not. The overall aesthetic of this palette is beautiful.
The shades in this palette are gorgeous. I love that there is a white matte shade Cream that I can use to set my eye primer. In smaller palettes I don’t see this as a necessity but when I use a larger palette I don’t want to have to reach for other palettes/ singles. There are a decent amount of matte shades that can serve as transition colours like Hobby, Midwest & Prayer. I like the variety of unique shades that we don’t see very often in other palettes, like the green shades Side Hustle & Grateful, and the purples Eve Rose & Family.
Honestly I’m not sure that the palette needed to be this large, I think the size of the Soph palettes would have been just fine. I can’t see myself using the shades Cupcake or Oh Heavens very often and I probably wouldn’t have missed Eve Rose. I might have pulled the trigger on this palette a little bit too soon because after the initial hype wore off I started realizing that I was only excited for the right half of the palette. The left half I can easily dupe across palettes I already own.
I love the thought that Emily put into the name of each shade, in her reveal video she talks about her emotional connection to each shade and it’s heartwarming and sincere.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
This is my first time trying MUR shadows. The matte shades in the Revolution X Emily The Wants Palette blend really well and have decent pigmentation. It’s not on the level of ABH of course but you get what you pay for. I was surprised that the shimmer shades are very shimmery. Most of the shimmers don’t have the foiled metallic look I get with ColourPop shades. It’s fine, don’t get me wrong… I just tend to reach for metallic type eyeshadows more than sparkly shimmers.
Unfortunately some of the shimmers in The Wants Palette don’t apply well for me dry. I think that’s pretty common with eyeshadow but I was expecting more pigmentation from cupcake, Oh Heavens and Eve Rose. Many of the lighter shimmers need to be applied wet or over concealer. The darker shimmers are a applied well for me with a dry brush. Heartbeat is especially beautiful.
I noticed a lot of fallout with the shade Side Hustle, in my live swatching video I got flecks of glitter all over my face when I applied it. Other than that most shades in The Wants Palette have minimal fallout. I still recommend doing your eyes first just in case.
Because there are sooo many shades to swatch I am linking the eye swatch video that I uploaded to youtube earlier this week. I look a little crazy, I was sick unfortunately and couldn’t be bothered to wear base makeup or anything like that. You can still see every shade in action in this video!
The Wants Palette Makeup Looks
Though I adore the warm mate shades in this palette I noticed that most influencers are posting red & pink looks with their Revolution X Emily Palettes. I like changing things up so I went for the less obvious choices. In my first look with The Makeup Revolution X Emily The Wants Palette I went for a natural everyday look that you can easily do in five minutes.
Look #1: Girl Next Door
For each of these looks I set my primer with The Cream. Here I used Midwest and Dues Paid as transition shades, and popped Laugh Cry all over the outer corner and inner 1/2 of my eyelids. I deepened the outer corner with Apartment and placed Oh Heavens over the inner 1/2 of my eyelids.
Look #2: Cool as a Cucumber
For my second makeup look with The Wants Palette I wanted to utilize the green shades Grateful & Side Hustle. I think they make a really nice look together and Grateful is one of the more unique shades in the palette. I really like green on my eyes, I don’t wear it nearly enough. In my crease is Hobby and Apartment followed by Dark & Early and Corduroy on the outer corners. I cut the crease with concealer and covered it with Grateful and Side Hustle at the outer edges.
Look #3: Pizzazzzz
For my third The Wants Palette makeup look I wanted to do a halo eye. I used the shade Pi Phi heavily for this look combined with Pizzaz and Eve Rose. I was surprised that Pi Phi was a lot easier to work with this time around than when I did my eye swatch video. Strange… I also used Eve Rose, which if you watched that video you’ll know that I wasn’t a fan of that shade applied dry. On top of concealer it applied 100% nicer than it did dry in the video. With the contrast of the darker shades on either side it showed up better than I expected.
In all honesty after playing with this palette I don’t think that I needed it in my collection. I wanted to support Emily by buying her palette so I don’t regret my decision to buy it. My main issues with it are the color story, I would rather pay the same for a smaller palette that is curated to my tastes than have a larger one with quite a few shades that I won’t use. That’s completely individual to my shade preferences and doesn’t mean that it’s a bad palette or that you won’t like it. Considering the size of the mirror included with the palette the price is well worth it.
Out of the two palettes I got from Makeup Revolution I prefer the Soph Extra Spice Palette, the colour story has more fun pops of colours and is a little less “everyday” than The Wants Palette. After playing with The Wants Palette a lot I’ve come to reach for it as “day look” type palette, even with all the greens and purples.
One shining point for Emily’s palette is that all of my eye looks wore all day with no visible fading. My cut crease was perfect after a 12 hour stressful work day, my everyday makeup look was still perfect, the halo eye was still perfect. MUR has wear time covered!
What do you think of the Makeup Revolution X Emily The Wants Palette?
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Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this review! It was long but I go for detail over quick and snappy when I write reviews. Let me know if you picked up this palette and if you liked it! xx