British Beauty Blogger & Makeup Revolution Team Up: ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ Palette

When you know how much time, effort and dedication goes into creating a humble eyeshadow palette, the end result takes on a whole new meaning. Jane Cunningham, aka British Beauty Blogger, has been working on a collaboration with blogger favourite Makeup Revolution since 2015 – but only now, when it was absolutely perfect and up to her own meticulous standards, is it ready to hit stores and help many thousands of women experiment with colour. I’ve known about this forthcoming collaboration for quite some time and have been absolutely sworn to secrecy, but I’m so pleased to see the end result is absolutely everything I imagined and more. ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ is a thirty piece collection that has been created to offer “the most versatile, every-age, every-tone palette yet.” There really is every colour for every need, occasion, level of expertise and experimentation, taking you from day to night with absolute ease; it’s basically personified!

Within the portfolio of thirty shades there’s a combination of matte, glimmer and sheen for an every which-way nude or smoky eye that really transcends generations. From the lightest of brightening base colours to the most daring shades of navy, black and bronze, this is all about having fun with makeup and pushing your own boundaries as much as possible. Jane has included some of the hottest shades from the catwalk too, including khaki and blood red, to ensure we can all have an on-trend look without having to spend more than a tenner. As always from Makeup Revolution, the pigment is pretty incredible for the price point, providing a rich colour that can be built up easily and blended to perfection; I personally like to apply the shadows a little wet, as it helps the colour pop and the metallic effect even stronger.

To find out a little more about the collaboration, I had a quick chat with Jane to find out where the idea came from, what’s the story behind the name and what her personal highlights of the palette are…

Why did you decide to collaborate with Makeup Revolution on this palette?
Because they’re affordable and accessible to everyone. As a blogger you get to experience so many products that are so very expensive, it’s refreshing to find somewhere that you can get all of the products you need at an affordable price – rather than feeling the pressure to pay for expensive brands that aren’t necessary.  I’m all about makeup for everyone. It’s also really clear that Makeup Revolution have benefited from the support of the blogging community, but in turn they’re very active socially and do tend to support bloggers back; they share, retweet and regram regularly. Social media is about having a conversation and they complete the circle by enabling conversations about beauty. That’s something I want to celebrate.

What’s the story behind the concept, name and shades?
I wanted to make a palette for every age. Older women tend to think that non-premium brands aren’t for them, but I wanted to break down barriers and prove that affordable makeup is for everyone. Eveything can be worn in multiple different ways, so experimentation is at the heart of this. I called it ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ because women can feel very lost in makeup, forgetting to be experimental and enjoy the pleasure of it, so it’s about trying things you wouldn’t have done otherwise; for a ten pound price you can afford to push the boundaries! I wanted the palette to look more premium, so the gold pack and symbol (which I chose because it’s the Chinese symbol for good fortune, which in turn for me symbolises positivity) ensures it looks a little bit more grown up. 

Can you tell us about the process and what it was like developing this?
When I first received the outer pack I thought it was busy, messy and too much was going on – but the more I looked at it, the more it started to make more sense. I did have to be talked into including as many colours as it now holds, but I thought I could group shades together and tell a story. I had problems getting the navy shade just right as I had a clear idea in my head about what we wanted, but the most frustrating thing was the length of time between changes. I would have liked to have a portfolio of colours to pick and choose from immediately, but it’s just not feasible! It’s hard conveying the exact shade into words to describe to someone else what you’re after.

Do you have personal favourite eyeshadows from the collection? 

I keep going back to the bronzey-green khaki shade – it works for everyone and every eye colour. I also really like the dark red and black marble shadow as it’s so unique; you just don’t see that anywhere else. The whole palette is multi-ethnicity as the pigment is so strong the colours can be used from the palest to the darkest of skintones: that’s what I love the most. 

Although Makeup Revolution seem to be launching a new palette every other week at the moment, this is 100% the one that instantly grabbed and held my attention – and not just because it’s been created by one of my blogger besties! I know Jane has been thoroughly involved from concept right through to the end product, so this is something that channels her heart and soul. Whether you’re a fan of the brand, Jane’s blog or just makeup in general – if you buy one thing this payday, make sure it’s this. It’s a purchase you definitely won’t regret.

The ‘Fortune Favours The Brave‘ palette is out now online via the Makeup Revolution store, priced £9.99, and will be in Superdrug stores nationwide from next week.

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  1. Stephanie Hartley
    March 16, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Ooooh I really want to pick this up! It looks absolutely incredible – I love the range of colours and the khaki is really unique.Steph –

  2. Holly Shannon
    March 16, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Oh wow, that is just beautiful. I really love the blue/gold colour and the white/gold! I can't honestly believe it's only £9.99!! xHolly ∣ Closingwinter

  3. Pam Scalfi
    March 16, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    honestly, so beautiful yet so cheap! id be stupid to miss out!Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. BritishBeautyBlogger
    March 16, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Hayley thank you for this awesome post! xx

  5. Leanne Page
    March 16, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I ordered mine as soon as Jane announced it was available. I'm so excited to get it. I love that it has such a huge range of colours of in one palette!

  6. Kate Rose xo
    March 16, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    This is so gorgeous, can't wait till I've got my hands on one! xxKate//

  7. Kate Thompson
    March 16, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    errrmargahhhd. Looks beautiful!! Kate | kate emma loves.

  8. alittlekiran
    March 16, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    It looks amazing, can't wait to get my hands on it. She did such a wonderful job with this.Kiran |

  9. Emmys Beauty Cave
    March 17, 2016 / 10:01 am

    The shades look lovely. I have so many palettes at the moment but this one is really pretty.Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | GIVEAWAY | Win Makeup Geek, Morphe & More

  10. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    March 17, 2016 / 10:55 am

    This is so beautiful!! Mine should be being delivered today and I can't wait to get my hands on it :)Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  11. angelicaannaa.
    March 17, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    This palette is AMAZING! It has all the colours you need, the packaging is lovely and it's big, love it!

  12. RobynLouise
    March 17, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    How is this only £9.99! It looks amazing, Can't wait to pick one up!Robyn | Robynlouiiise

  13. Chantel
    March 21, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Wow gorgeous palette.

  14. Vesi T
    March 21, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    what a lovely palette, every color looks amazing <

  15. Mary Bloomy
    March 23, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I had one MR palette before but ended up giving it to a friend as I didn't use it as much, this one is the first that I am really interested in! The colour selection and different finishes makes it so unique and beautiful and the fact it's made up by a blogger makes it 100x better! Going to pop up into Superdrug today and see if they stock it! xxSara |

  16. Hally Tariq
    March 25, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    the most beautiful palette I have ever used, they colours are absolutely amazing and so pigmented x

  17. Mad Cherry
    March 26, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I saw this palette on Instagram and I gasped! The colors are just so beautiful and regal. And the pigmentation. Ahhh!

  18. Pamela-Marie
    March 26, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    After I read this I ordered mine straight away. I am 59 and love make-up,and I look forward to trying these lovely colours!

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