After hearing nothing but raves for the London-based Makeup Revolution line, I couldn’t wait to dive into the Mermaids Forever Eyeshadow Palette we were sent to review. Available in the states at Ulta, this affordable cruelty-free line is fun and definitely worth checking out.
When I saw the name “Mermaids Forever” I was actually expecting 32 variations of green and blue. Surprisingly, there is a wide range of shades in this pretty palette – everything from sheer light cream to deep dark plum.
Mermaids Forever has 32 eyeshadow shades in a variety of matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes – definitely something for everyone in this palette! Looking at the rows vertically there are shades of cream, orange, pink, purple, blue, green, brown, and gray.
The first vertical row of lighter shades are less pigmented and take quite a bit of packing on for any oomph. The darker shades, however, have terrific pigmentation and are wonderfully blendable. I always use an eyeshadow primer and with a primer I find these shadows last all day. While the size of the eyeshadows is small, this palette has enough variety to last a very long time.
Cream shades swatched from left to right: Forever, Seashell, Enchant, Future.
Orange shades swatched from left to right: Bay, Creature, Starfish, Ariel.
Pink shades swatched from left to right: Myth, Magic, Pretty, Pink Sea.
Purple shades swatched from left to right: Song, Urchin, Princess, Ocean.
Blue shades swatched from left to right: Mermaids, Sea, Waves, Splash.
Green shades swatched from left to right: Fishtail, Land, Turtle, Undersea.
Brown shades swatched from left to right: Treasure, Kingdom, Mineral, Seabed.
Gray shades swatched from left to right: Imagine, Harmony, Prince, Whale.
My favorite shades are the browns and oranges, which is slightly ironic as I don’t think of those as being very mermaid-y. Regardless, I think Mermaids Forever is a versatile palette that I know will get tons of use. At the bargain price of $15 this is a palette that should be in everyone’s arsenal. – Lisa
*received for editorial consideration
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