Revolution x Emily The Wants Palette Review

Makeup Revolution has been on my radar for a while now. They have a lot of products that I’ve been really interested in and I’ve always heard great things about their quality, I just didn’t know where to start. The Emily Edit collaboration was the perfect option. Not only do I absolutely adore and admire Emily, but both of the palettes she created provided the perfect opportunity to try a wide range of Makeup Revolution products and formulas. I recently reviewed The Needs palette, which holds everything needed for the face and eyes. The Wants palette is full of gorgeous eyeshadows in a variety of different finishes. It’s like a makeup lover’s playground!

Before I start any conversations about this collaboration, I like to refer back to Emily’s announcement video. She did an amazing job explaining what The Emily Edit is all about and the creation process. If you’ve never watched Emily before, that video is a great representation of the kind, honest person that she is. She puts her heart into everything that she does, making her dedication to her work undeniable. She’s been such a role model for the beauty community before it was even popular and she’s never lost her honesty or her passion. That’s pretty rare these days.
This palette is set in the same plastic packaging as The Needs palette and has another huge mirror. The mirror and the shade names listed below each shadow makes the palette already worth the $20 price tag. There are 24 eyeshadows included, with 13 mattes and 11 others having some sort of shimmer or glitter.

They did have some issues with two of the shades in this palette immediately following the launch of this collection. After learning and investigating the issues, they pulled the palettes from the shelves and should be restocking fresh palettes soon on both the Ulta and Makeup Revolution website, as well as in Ulta stores. I bought mine the day it was released in stores and have had zero issues.
To get a better look at the palette and really examine what it has to offer, I’ll be sharing swatches of each row individually. The top row includes shades The Cream, Hobby, Prayer, Grateful, Good Vibes, and Side Hustle. Being subscribed to Emily for six years, I automatically knew why she named each shade what she did. The Cream was the only one in the whole palette that I didn’t understand, but her explanation of it in the announcement video was so sweet.

Whenever I see a light matte cream shade, I get excited and nervous. It’s one of my favorite shades to see in a palette, but a lot of brands have trouble creating a formula pigmented enough. This one is perfect! It’s as pigmented as I need it to be and doesn’t disappear after blending.

Hobby is such a universal shade that can match with almost anything. Prayer and Good Vibes look very similar, but Good Vibes has a satin finish and Prayer is matte. Prayer is one of my favorite shades in the palette. I love the red undertones in such a medium matte brown! Grateful and Side Hustle can look a little intimidating at first, but they pair beautifully with the other shades in this row.
The shades in the second row are Midwest, Dues Paid, Eve Rose, Belle Violet, Capricorn, and Pi Phi. Midwest and Dues Paid are two more versatile matte medium browns that can easily ground any of the brighter colors in this palette.

Eve Rose has to be the most underrated shade out of them all. I was not expecting it to have as much dimension when I first saw it in the pan as it actually has. Belle Violet is a beautiful light lavender shade that also isn’t a common eyeshadow color you see very often.

Capricorn is another one that has a lot of dimension to it. Depending on the lighting, it can pick up more browns or more purples. Pi Phi is a gorgeous matte plum that could match with any other shade in the palette. Emily loves her purples and out of all the ones I have in my collection, I don’t think I have any that come close to the new shades she created in this palette.
In the third row, we’re getting into some of the brighter colors. This row has shades Oh Heavens!, Love Tons, Pizzazz, Family, Top Story, and Apartment. I was really excited about the Oh Heavens! shade because I love a good champagne shimmer, but unfortunately this is the only one in the palette that I was a little disappointed with. I was expecting a lot more pigmentation than what this is giving me, although it is still nice as a brow bone highlight or to brighten the center of the lid.

Love Tons scares me...tons. It’s a really pretty color, I just don’t know what to do with it on my eyes. I’ve been watching all of Emily’s tutorials to get some inspiration. Pizzazz is the perfect shade to have next to Love Tons. Those two compliment each other so well.

Although every shade in the palette swatches incredibly smooth and buttery, Top Story seems to be the most creamy. Copper tones like this are something that almost all brands produce very well. I love that it’s placed next to Apartment and Family because those are two mid-range shades that are both true to their color, and the two shades I would first think to pair with Top Story.
The last row gives me a lot of tropical vibes when swatched out like this. These shades are: Cupcake, Laughcry, Cheer, Heartbeat, Corduroy, and Dark & Early. I’ve been enjoying adding some lighter pinks to the crease with some warm-toned browns lately, so I’m excited to have new colors like Cupcake and Laughcry to choose from. I don’t have anything like those in my collection.

Cheer is a really beautiful color, but another one that I need some inspiration with. Although Heartbeat looks more red, it’s actually more of a deep maroon with a slight shimmer finish.

I love having a shade like Corduroy in the palette. I’ve always been drawn to jewel toned greens like this. That’s one of the beauties of having brown eyes! Dark & Early leaves me a little confused. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s right next to Corduroy and picking up some of the green, but it almost doesn’t look completely black to me. Either way, it’s extremely pigmented and a necessary shade to have in every eyeshadow palette.
It’s obvious that a beauty guru made this palette! It has everything in it that you would need to create multiple different eyelooks from start to finish. There’s many options in a variety of different color families, so there’s no way you could ever get bored with this palette. The eyeshadow quality itself is amazing. With the exception of Oh Heavens!, all of the shades are incredibly pigmented and the formula is nothing like I’ve ever tried before.

These shadows are very creamy and not powdery at all. I’ve never had any kickup when dipping my brush into the eyeshadows, which also means these aren’t going to fall all over your face during application. Emily suggested using a sweeping motion with a flat brush for the shimmer shades, but they also work great when applied with the fingers.

I’m so proud of Emily for these palettes and all the work she put into creating such amazing products. After trying this collection, I’m definitely even more interested in checking out what other amazing things Makeup Revolution has to offer. Good thing they’re insanely affordable and Ulta always has coupons!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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