I feel I might be slightly late to this party regarding the Extra Spice range from Revolution x Soph. Everyone seems to be raving about this range and even though I’ve had this since the day of release, I just hadn’t gotten round to giving it a proper test run (who even am I?!). So the British Youtuber Sophdoesnails (but not anymore!) has once again collaborated with Revolution Beauty (formally Makeup Revolution) and created a gorgeous 18 pan eyeshadow palette along with 3 satin nude lipsticks. Back in 2017 we seen their first collaboration which consisted of an absolutely stunning 24 pan eyeshadow palette and an 8 pan highlighter palette.
The packaging of both the eyeshadow palette and the lipsticks are running alongside the theme of the last collaboration. With pale pink and rose gold its absolutely stunning. The front of the eyeshadow palette this time around though is a mirrored rose gold whilst the lids of the lipsticks are the same. Pretty to look at, but wow it gets grubby pretty quickly with fingerprints and other products!
Extra Spice Eyeshadow Palette
The Extra Spice eyeshadow palette has 6 less shades than the original, but it appears Revolution Beauty and Sophie listened to their customers. Every shade in the palette has the name under the pan which is fantastic! Lets be honest, no one keeps the plastic insert which comes with some palettes as they are a complete faff. I’m so living for some of these shade names though, most of them focusing on food and anything Taylor Swift related. The main shade in this palette which drew me in was that silver shade, infinity. I haven’t seen or own a shade like it and after watching a review video on this palette with someone using this particular shade, I knew then and there I had to own it.
There are a total of 6 shimmers and 12 mattes which is the perfect combination. Each shade is pigmented especially the shimmers, they definitely pack a punch. When applying them to your eyelids though I do recommend using your fingertip as a brush doesn’t seem to pick up the pigment. But I find this a lot with shimmer eyeshadows, they just seem to work better with a cheeky finger. The matte shades blend well and evenly on the eye and don’t look patchy. Some shades (especially Vitamin C) do require a bit more product to get that intense colour though.
You have a lot of warm tone shades in this palette along with a couple of cool tones thrown in there. Its a lot more colourful than the original but its still such a versatile palette, you can create a look for any season. With the name Extra Spice you would think it would just offer your traditional warm tones based on summer but I was pleasantly surprised. Sunset eye, a basic nude look or a smokey green eye, its all achievable with this. I’m absolutely loving this palette and I have to say I prefer this one now over the original. I love the colour scheme throughout however there are just a couple of shades I personally wouldn’t use, green eyeshadow with green eyes just don’t work for me unfortunately!
There are also 3 lipsticks available in this release as well. All 3 focusing on your basic nude shades, it fits the theme pretty well. Each shade is suitable for every skin tone and them perfect everyday nude shades. Each shade is also named after food which again, I’m living for! The one thing which took me by surprise when I twisted up each shade is Sophie’s signature is actually embossed into the bullet. What a lovely added touch and you know a lot of thought went into creating this whole range.
The 3 shades are (from left to right in lower picture):
Syrup – a classic brown nude.
Fudge – a darker nude.
Cake – a ‘my lips but better’ pink nude.
All 3 have a satin finish and glide onto the lips smoothly with the buttery and creamy texture. They leave the lips feeling moisturised and nourished, refusing to give you that dried out feeling. They leave a slight glossy finish to the lips as well. If you want a lipstick with staying power however, these won’t be for you. After eating or drinking you do have to touch up but this is just the norm with some bullet lipsticks. One good thing about satin finish lipsticks though is you genuinely don’t need a lip liner to pair them up with as they don’t bleed into the skin surrounding your lips.
Cake and Syrup are definitely my favourites from the 3, I feel Fudge is just slightly too dark for my pale complexion. But I think it will work well when I decide to create a vampy look (sometimes I hate being so pale!).
The Extra Spice eyeshadow palette is £10.00 and the lipsticks are £4.00 each from Superdrug.