Makeup Revolution: Fortune Favours The Brave 


The Fortune Favours The Brave Palettea collaboration between Makeup Revolution and British Beauty Blogger, has been so widely talked about recently and it’s not hard to see why. This palette is one of the most gorgeous palettes I have ever seen. From the sturdy yet beautiful packaging which looks totally different to any other Makeup Revolution palette, to the eye-catching and exquisite looking shadows. It’s safe to say I got pretty caught up by the hype too and purchased this palette as soon as it was available online.

So why has it taken me the best part of 12 weeks to review it? Sadly because I really wanted to like this palette and I’ve really put off writing the review.

Swatches (Top to Bottom): Cashmere, Golden Coins, Ice Cloud, Hope, Peachy, Buffer & Glimmer


Swatches (Top to Bottom): Smoothie, Green Machine, Yes Please, Tip Top, Midnight Rainbow, Transformer, Skylight & Fortune


Swatches (Top to Bottom): The Revolution, Brave, Winning, Super Gold, Blacqua, Lonely Planet & Drama Queen


Swatches (Top to Bottom): Sunset Hour, Favour, New World, Soft, Creme, Pink Diamond, Latte & Caffeine Fix

I think it’s safe to say that the beautiful, vibrant shadows in the pan don’t quite transfer well on the skin. With the exception of Golden Coins and Midnight, the rest of the shades don’t stand out at all for me.Some barely show up at all and some are just average. I should probably add that I also applied a good few layers to each swatch and some of them are still barely visible. Makeup Revolution has really spoiled us with great quality palettes at amazing prices but Fortune Favours The Brave really falls short and makes you wanting more – not in a good way either. The overall look of the palette is absolutely breathtaking which is why I’ve held onto it and really desperately tried to like it. But the poor colour transfer and chalky texture of the lighter shades is just so disappointing. I feel like the palette is trying to do too much. I would have much preferred larger pans with a smaller selection of colours, so the quality of each shade is increased.

Is this palette worth £9.99? No

Do I reach for this palette? Never

Would I recommend? Unfortunately not

Have you tried this palette? I have read so many gushing reviews of Fortune Favours The Brave, I’d love to know if you agree with me or if you think this palette is an absolute must have.

Emily Mae x




    1. emaalymaae

      It’s just this palette from Makeup Revolution if I’m honest! I even reach for theirs over Urban Decay. It just seems this one was lacking on the quality. By all means the palette is usable it’s just not wow worthy and I don’t like having to wet my brush for every single shade when trying to bring out the pigmentation. I would definitely try some of the other palettes though!

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      1. skintuitionbeautyblog

        I ordered, paid for shipping, and waited on the limited edition coffee house palette from Etude House and the same thing happened. Maybe we should invent a self-dampening brush or pigmentation increasing spray! 😜oh eye shadow…will explore this brand tho!

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      2. emaalymaae

        Oh I’ve always looked at Etude House but could never bring myself to order! It sucks when that happens. My secret weapon for pigmentation is the Lush Eau Roma Toner Water as it’s so gentle on your eyes!

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  1. bellesofbeauty

    Exactly- I was about to buy as the shadows aas the palette looks stunning and the hype for the brand atm but then stopped and saved for a higher end palette as these shadows look pretty but don’t have great pigment- they are okay/expected for a drugstore but nothing amazing x

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