Hello everyone. I’m back with a new review.
This time it’s a MUR palette. More specifically, the 32 eyeshadow palette titled Flawless Matte 2.
As the name suggests it is an all Matte eyeshadow palette.I prefer matte shadows in general, I have hooded eyes and shimmery shadows tend to get everywhere on my eyes. And they’re less useful imo since you can’t really put them into your crease (well you can it’s just not ideal).
And I daresay it is the first eyeshadow palette from MUR that I got my hands on some 3 months ago. So the expectations were rather high since I heard a lot of positive feedback about MUR and their palettes, which are often exact dupes to high end palettes.Literally that is the thing Makeup Revolution (MUR for short) are known for, and they dupe pretty much everything.
By looking at the color selection it is pretty easy to guess why I decided to get this one.It’s a mix of neutral, warm and even cool shades, but truth be told I got it mainly for the warm orange shades.
I was also intrigued by the navy blue shade simply called Matte, which is something that I never use. Overall I think this is a pretty versatile palette, since even though the warm orangey shades are quite trendy, you get a good amount of shadows that you can use for more natural or neutral looks, both cool and warm, but also surprinsingly some plum shades, a blue, but also some greys which you can all use to create more cool or smokey looks.
The packaging is quite sleek, it’s plastic but it seems sturdy and I just love the combination of black and rose gold lettering. It comes with a pretty big mirror, which is quite handy if you want to do a look on the go and don’t have a mirror in front of you.
The first thing that threw me off a little when I got my hands on the palette was the fact that the eyeshadow pans are tiny! They look much bigger on pictures. However with 32 eyeshadows, and some shades being similar it is doubtful that you’ll run out of all shades. Maybe a few, but I don’t think it really is a huge disadvantage.It definitely is more about variety rather than amount of product, and the palette is rather compact which imo works well if you’re planning to go on a trip or something. It won’t take a lot of space in your make up bag.
When it comes to the quality of the shadows themselves, I would say they’re pretty good. In fact some of the shadows are buttery, and not at all dry.Which if you know anything about makeup at the drugstore, it is pretty damn hard to achieve. Typically I find that is the case for the darker shades. They’re all extremely soft to the touch, which can sometimes translate into them being rather powdery. I find that is the case with the plum/violet shades, I definitely exprience some fallout with them. But the color payoff is actually quite good, in fact they’re extremely pigmented, which is the case with the orange shades. You definitely need to use a light hand with those…or you can use a heavy hand whichever you like.
Some of the lighter shades like Flaw (white color) and Less (pink) don’t show very well on my skin. I would say they’re powdery and not very pigmented, but for the rest I would say everything shows well and blends easily.
I initially was only interested in the orange shades, but I find myself reaching more and more for the neutrals, because they’re quite good and they’re very varied in terms of tone. Which allows to easily do a cool or more warm neutral look depending on your preferrence or mood.
Overall I’m quite satisfied with this palette. For its price and the quality of the shadows which is mostly consistent, I think this is the perfect matte palette that has some trendy shades (for summer or even fall) but also some more neutral and everyday colors. If you’re on the hunt for a matte palette and you’re just beginning in makeup, or just want to try a few different shades but don’t feel like investing in something too expensive, I would highly recommand getting the Flawless Matte 2 which as it stands is quite versatile in terms of how many look you can create with it. Of course it being completely matte limits your options in terms of finishes, so you’ll have to pair it with other palettes that contains shimmers, but since my own preferrence goes to matte shadows I can definitely work with just this palette, without pairing it with other palettes or shadows that I own.
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