I’ve been hunting the Fortune Favours the Brave palette since its I very often get frustrated when looking at drug store make-up due to empty displays, and worse still messy, picked over displays!.I must have landed in Superdrug on a good day, as the Makeup Revolution display was, for once, fully stocked and tidy – hurrah!! I’ve seen a number of blogs and YouTube videos featuring the Fortune Favours the Brave palette, a palette created by makeup Revolution in hand with British Beauty Blogger. Now I know I could have ordered it online, but sometimes you just want to pick things up in a shop, achieving that immediate gratification.
I quite enjoy the usual black Makeup Revolution packaging; it’s surprisingly sturdy for a lower cost brand. The Fortune Favours the Brave packaging is gold, but still has the same solid quality. None of that flimsy plastic here! Inside is a large mirror, always useful for travelling. The pans are small but there is plenty of colour choice. The let down is the double ended brush. One side is a flat shadow brush, and the other a blending brush; however I found it impossible to pick up any colour and as a result could not use it to apply eyeshadow.
Fortune Favours the Brave is a 30 pan palette with an excellent colour selection, a mix of neutrals, matte, satin, shimmer and metallic shades. I have found the lighter colours and some of the shimmer shades are lacking in pigmentation. The palette is based around neutrals so if you are looking for a pop of bright colour you aren’t going to find that here.
The marbled shades however performed very well. The mattes are a fairly good quality and the palette provides good matte transition and crease shades that blended fairly well. The matte highlight shades were a little chalky and had to be packed out to show up on my pale skin.
Some of the metallic and marbled shades performed exceptionally well. I have high end shadows that do not meet the same pigmentation levels. I have often found this to be the case for MUR shadows, some of the shadows in a palette hit way above their weight.
I have used the palette for several different eye looks, and found that the performance is the same as other MUR palettes. By using an eye primer the shadows lasted all day with very little creasing.
Fortune Favours the Brave Conclusion
In comparison to the MUR 32 pan palettes, the Fortune Favours the Brave palette is slightly more expensive coming in at £9.99 rather than £8.00. It’s still much cheaper than other palette on the market, but I’m not sure that £1.99 more for 2 less shades is worth it for the gold packaging. However, that being said, this is a good starter palette or useful for travelling due to the shade selection. Yes, some of the shades are lacking in pigmentation, but on the whole the palette performs well.
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