I mentioned in my recent ‘sneak peek’ post (you can see the post here) that one of my favourite YouTubers, EmilyNoel83, has launched two palettes, in collaboration with MakeupRevolution. The two palettes – The Wants and The Needs – are amazing and I have really been enjoying playing with them.
Today’s post features ‘The Needs’, an ‘all-in-one’ palette which contains everyday essentials for quick and easy make-up.
I think this palette ticks all the boxes for anyone who wants to streamline their make-up application, have everything to hand in one place or have a travel friendly option. The design of the palette, along with the enclosed products, make every day make-up so much easier – and quicker – to navigate. Whether you are a fan of Emily or just someone who wants to make their make-up process more seamless, I think this product is amazing! It’s also at a great price point – £10 – so it’s a great way to try out a variety of different products!
You can read my post on The Wants Palette here.
Summary on Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: ‘The Needs’ and ‘The Wants’ Palettes
‘The Needs’ contains Emily’s ‘greatest hits’ from her favourite Makeup Revolution palettes containing everyday essentials for face and eyes.
‘The Wants’ contains eyeshadows shades that have been created to inspire you, whilst also keeping you in your comfort zone.
I really love the whole concept behind these palettes, as it is so true to the approach I take with my make-up. There are items which I feel are essentials and regulars in my collection. At the same time, I love playing with and experimenting with different shades of make-up. So the concept of ‘The Needs’ and ‘The Wants’ works well for me!
The Needs Outer Packaging
The palette comes in a sleek, rectangular, pretty pink box. The front of the box provides the brand and palette names in shiny rose gold writing. Emily’s signature is printed on the front as part of the collaboration (The Emily Edit).
The back of the box has the brand name, palette name, a photo of Emily and her YouTube page details. The box states that the palette contains “A collection of beauty vlogger EmilyNoel83’s favourite shades – handpicked from her top Makeup Revolution Palettes. This all-in-one palette for face and eyes is an everyday essential”.
The back of the box (see photo above) has a picture showing the products contained inside. The box also provides the ingredients and the product volume (4 face powders x 0.063oz/1.8g each; 6 x eyeshadows 0.035oz/1g).
The Needs Palette
‘The Needs’ palette comes in a pretty, light pink, rectangular casing, with the brand name and palette name inscribed in rose-gold writing. The back of the palette provides the brand name, palette name and net weight (same as above).
The inside of the palette contains a large mirror which covers the whole of the inside top lid. The mirror is a great size, making it handy for travel purposes or quick and easy make-up application on the go.
The bottom part of the palette houses the products: three face powders, one under-eye/face powder and six eyeshadows. I like the layout of the palette, as it makes it really easy to quickly identify which products are which and how you might use them.
The Needs Palette Contents
On the left hand side of the palette are the three face products: a bronzer (Courage), a blusher (Joy) and a highlighter (Gratitude). The bronzer is a little deeper than I would normally use but it is really blendable and easily softens to work on my skintone. Joy is a beautiful, coral-peach with a slight sheen and gives a wonderful glow to the cheeks. Gratitude is a light, glowy beige and gives a really natural, ‘lit from within’ highlight to the skin. I think Gratitude would be a really good option for people who like the idea of highlighter but find some products to be too stark or bright. It is fairly light, though, so I think it might be better suited to those with fair-medium skin tones.
The top right hand side of the palette contains is a light-toned powder (Kindness) which be used in a variety of ways. Kindness can be used under the eye area, as a setting powder (if your skin is fairly light), as a matte highlighter or as an eyeshadow. This powder is beautifully smooth and adds lovely brightness to the eyes or under eye area.
Underneath Kindness are six eyeshadows, including a pretty medium coral-terracotta shade (Honesty), a deep, dark black with copper like sparkles (Passion), a peachy beige (Peace), a medium warm, orangey-brown (Faith), a medium, cooler toned charcoal brown (Hope) and a light cream (Love). All of the eyeshadows have a matte finish, with the exception of Passion, with has a slight satin-shimmer finish. It’s really nice to have a mix of light, medium and dark neutral tones, as it enables you to create simple eyeshadow looks or add depth to the eyes. I like the addition of Passion, as having a dark tone enables you to make the eye look smokier, add dimension or use it as an eyeliner to define the eye. Honesty is a really interesting shade, as it gives you the option to add a little pop of colour or extra warmth to looks.
The neutral tones in this palette means that these products can be used in various ways on the face and eyes. For example, the face products and the under eye powder could easily be used as eyeshadows. The eyeshadows shades could also be used as brow powders or as eyeliners. I can also imagine Honesty looking really pretty as a blusher or Peace/Love working as matte highlighters.
I think that once you start playing with the palette, you can see just how multi-tasking it really is and mix shades together. I would have perhaps liked to have had a shimmer finish light peachy-brown shade in the palette, rather than two matte lighter shades (Peace and Love) to add a little extra something from time to time. However, I can appreciate that it is useful to have a slightly darker nude and a lighter nude to make the palette more universal, or for blending purposes. Gratitude can also be patted on top of any of the eyeshadows to add a sheen, as well as lighten shades up. So it’s worth experimenting with the shades and mixing them to see what variations you can come up with.
Pigment, Texture and Blendability
The powders in the palette are beautifully pigmented but are buildable in nature. You can apply just a little for a softer effect or you can really build them up for a stronger look. I like this feature, as it means you don’t have to work so hard at blending the powders out; they blend really well and you can add more as you like, without it looking harsh.
The powders are soft in texture but still have some firmness to them. The texture means that you don’t get lots of powder kicking up in the pans whenever you tap your brush in.
Overall, I think that this is a solid, fantastic palette for anyone who wants some everyday essentials in one place, or for those looking for a travel friendly option. You also get a lot of different products for a reasonable price point (£10), which makes it very appealing to me!
Stockists and Price
The Makeup Revolution: The Emily Edit ‘The Needs’ Palette costs £10 and is available in the UK from Superdrug and the Makeup Revolution website.
Have you purchased any of The Emily Edit Palettes? What do you think of them? Any fun combinations? Any other Makeup Revolution products you would recommend? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.