So, at last – the project that I’ve been working on with Makeup Revolution is finally ready for scrutiny. It’s a 30 pan palette, with hopefully something for everyone. At the back of my mind though has always been to create a palette that uncovers a grown-up play element of makeup no matter what your age or tone – an ‘every woman’ palette. If you thought you couldn’t do a smoky eye at fifty or whatever age, yes you can, because if I can, anyone can.
What you’ll find in Fortune Favours The Brave is light sheens and mattes, metallic bursts of colour heading through to the darkest shades of black, plum and navy. I hope that it’s the kind of palette that you really feel you can sit down and experiment with and identify what shades really bring out your eye colour and compliment your tone.
Although it’s the absolute dream to be asked to create a palette like this, as you can see from the pile of rejected palettes in the picture above, it’s not easy! I have sent it back so many times that the launch (due January) had to be delayed and I know that in some Superdrug stores there are empty spaces on the MUR stands waiting..oops. But, it had to be right.
As you’ll know if you are a regular reader, I’ve followed the Makeup Revolution journey from their very first day. It’s not my story to tell, but it’s a brand that has risen from determination against the odds, which is why the name, Fortune Favours The Brave, is perfect on more than one level. I love that MUR is accessible to everyone on price point with no loss on quality. I know that the brand is highly aware that their support from bloggers and vloggers is what has allowed them to flourish so quickly and they’re always the first to re-gram or re-Tweet and join in the social media circle as it should be played. They’re one of the few brands that make the products about you and not about them on social channels.
In terms of formula, the ultrasheens are soft which is what makes them so blendable so don’t go digging in there (a sweep of a brush is fine), the mattes are smooth and buildable and the shimmers offer as little or as much twinkle to the eye as you like.
The casing is gold rather than traditional MUR black, because rediscovering yourself, beauty wise, experimenting when you might not otherwise even go there and enjoying paying attention to yourself is a rich pleasure whatever way you look at it. It’s something that gets forgotten all too often.
I’ve popped the above combination up so you can see how the shades perform when the light hits them.
I hope Fortune Favours The Brave does open some new makeup doors and I have a big thank you to say to Adam and Jackie at Makeup Revolution for letting me loose on a palette and being endlessly patient. They’ve both become valued friends that I feel lucky to have. The Fortune Favours The Brave MUR Palette launches on 17th March for £10.
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