Iconic Pro, A Lorac Dupe?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 With Swatches

Makeup Revolution are going to be making quite a few appearances on my blog over the next few weeks, I just love way too many of their products. Today I'm going to be showing you my new favourite palette, the Iconic Pro Palette*. Many say this is a dupe of the Lorac Pro, and although I don't have the Lorac Pro, I was dying to get my hands on it until this palette dropped through my letterbox. 

The first thing I noticed was the packaging, it's black just like any other Makeup Revolution palette, but it's matte black. My favourite thing ever; I will own a matte black car one day. Another new addition to the palette is the new brush! I've always hated those double ended spongy brushes you get with every palette and never use because they're awful. Well this time Makeup Revolution have stepped up their game and included a double-ended synthetic brush; their 'PRO 1989 Double-ended Eyeshadow Brush', it's so fluffy and soft, perfect for applying and blending eyeshadow. Finally saying goodbye to spongy applicators!

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 With Swatches

The palette consists of 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades. Every single one is the same creamy formula with high pigmentation and easily blend able. At first I was skeptical about the matte shades, as cheaper palettes can have really chalky matte shades that are just pants, but I was happily surprised by this palette. Having a makeup obsession leads to owning many eyeshadow palettes, but I can't find anything quite like this one in my collection, but it's definitely one I'm glad to have. It's a very versatile palette, you can create anything from a deep dark smokey eye to a light natural barely there look. The lighter side of the palette has definitely been getting a lot of love from me, being my go to palette everyday now, but I can't wait to experiment with the darker, more colourful shades.

Are Makeup Revolution the Queen of Dupes?

Items marked with an * were sent by PR for review purposes, but all views are my own.


  1. Oh my goodness, this palette looks like my absolute dream!! I've been meaning to get something from Makeup Revolution for a while but just like the look of so many of their products I couldn't choose just a few things to fit into my student budget... I think this might be the one! Great review, thanks for sharing :) xx

    Laurel | www.alittlepieceofdriftwood.blogspot.co.uk

  2. What lovely colours, the shimmery ones are beautiful! I especially like the dark navy shimmer colour. :)


  3. Gorgeous shades, i have the Makeup Rev flawless palette which is amazing. x
    Emmys Blog | MAC Cinderella Controversial Review

  4. I need this! I love some of the other Iconic pro palettes so I'm definitely going to get this one xoxo


  5. I have heard so much about makeup revolution recently, never a bad review. This palette is especially gorgeous, I really must go give their makeup a look when I next get the chance.

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

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    First thing I noticed when I came to this page was your picture and how bonny you are! Such a doll :')

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  7. I have bookmarked this as it's going to be my next purchase now, I see a lot of make up rev and pallettes but this HAS to be my favourite by far, I am wearing shadow everyday now so want to start buying more- thanks for sharing doll xx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  8. such pretty shades!

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  9. I like the middle bunch of shimmery shades the best.


  10. Makeup revolution has had great reviews I might have to try them out soon, they look like fantastic quality!
    Dalal xo, monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

  11. Wow that palette looks amazing for casual days. I love all of the shades!

    cheerstonow.blogspot.com xxx

  12. I'm a huge fan of the Lorac Pro palette, and I adore the Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palettes too, I think I may have to pick this beauty up for myself!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  13. Your blog is amazing! I really like it! I know how much time it requires, but you did a really good job! Keep doing it!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  14. I have the Iconic pro 2 and its SO nice. There is the most gorgeous green in it, its so nice.

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

  15. How beautiful is that! I really need to invest in it, I am going crazy reading all the wonderful posts (like this one) about it and not owning it for myself - next on my to-do list is to buy this! xx


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  17. i love make up revolution at the mo, their products are amazing and they do some great dupes! :)
    I followed you too!:) x x


  18. Gorgeous swatches!

    Totally loving it,

    maybe we can follow each other?




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  20. Looks beautiful, I'm sold! x


  21. I love how these don't come with one of those spongy brushes! Lovely post with great photos♥

    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

  22. These shadows look really similar to lorac pro shadows. I'm going to wait until there a free shipping sale so i can pick up this palette and a few others that I'd to try.
    The Makeup League

  23. Oooh, these look very similar as far as pigmentation to the LORAC Pro Palette. I love it! I may need to pick up a few things from Makeup Revolution. xx Thanks for sharing <3
    xo Brigette

  24. Can't believe the quality of this brand! Your photos are really good too :-) What I love about Makeup Revolution is that I can buy for me and my daughter's so they don't keep nicking my makeup! :-) x

  25. Ahhh! This looks amazing! Make Up Revolution just opened a store in my country and I cannot wait to get a hold of their products!

    xx, Mad Cherry

  26. This looks amazing! Such pretty shades, will definitely be picking this up :)

    Lucy x | Lost In The Lipstick Aisle

  27. I love those shimmery shades. You can't beat Makeup Revolution for a good dupe. And hoorah for no more sponge applicators! I hate those things! xx Sophie/ www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

  28. I literally thought this was like the LORAC palette even before I started to read the post. The shimmery shades are lovely. x

    Wildfire Charm

  29. This look amazing will have to try it out!