The Fortune Favours The Brave Palette, a 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.
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