Review & Swatches: Makeup Revolution Girls On Film Salvation Palette

Hey there beauties! How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

As I mentioned in last Friday’s post, I was going to a concert on Saturday. It was a very long day with a late start, a downpour after the first 2 acts and delaying the show for around 2 hours (good thing I had both a poncho and umbrella with me just in case – summer is the rainy season in Florida) and total lack of communication between the event staff and the crowd on if the show would go on or if it was a wash out, one of the acts getting cut… but in the end it wasn’t too bad. For me Culture Club saved the day by putting on a really good show and I’m happy I can sat after all these years I finally got to see them live.

Anyhow, today’s post is going to be a review and swatches of the Girls On Film Salvation Palette by Makeup Revolution. So grab yourself a beverage and your favorite treat and let’s get going!


I picked this palette up as part of big birthday haul. Makeup Revolution is a UK cosmetics company and until recently, you could only find their products in the UK and Europe. But now Ulta carries them in the States! This palette was named after the song “Girls On Film” by Duran Duran, who happen to be my favorite band since the early 80s, so I had to get this palette just for the name if anything!

And if you’ve never heard the song before, here you go! BTW, I picked a performance clip because the video is kind of NSFW.

Let’s start with the packaging. It comes in a sleek, shiny black plastic case with the brand name and some other writing on the cover in rose gold. It looks nice and professional, and the case is sturdy plastic. The inside cover contains a large mirror.


The palette comes with 18 shadows – 12 shimmer and 6 matte – in a range of neutral tones with a few splashes of color tossed in for good measure.

The shimmer shadows are mostly soft and feel like high end shadows. There’s a few that aren’t as soft, but don’t let that fool you, as all of the shimmer shadows have really good pigmentation. They apply and blend out really nicely too and last all day (when using a shadow primer or base of course).

The matte shadows are a bit of an odd duck though. Some of the colors don’t swatch very well (or at all), but on the eyes they have decent pigmentation and blend really well.

There’s a little fallout with these shadows, but not anything really major. Even if you’re the type who does foundation first, then eyes, this palette shouldn’t give you any issues.

So how about some swatches, huh?

Top Row

Top Row – Shimmer Shades

Middle Row

Middle Row – Shimmer Shades

Bottom Row

Bottom Row – Matte Shades

The Girls On Film palette sells for $10 at Ulta. Makeup Revolution is considered a “drugstore brand”, so you can use those $3.50 off $10 coupons that come with the monthly Ulta book (or ad in the Sunday paper) on them. This palette is really amazing quality for the price and I definitely recommend checking this brand out. I have a few more things by them I’ll be reviewing in upcoming posts, so keep your eyes peeled!

Ok that should do it for today! Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution? Did you like it? Tell me your thoughts below in the comments.

As always, thank you all so much for reading! I hope the rest of your Monday is good to you and I’ll see you again Wednesday with a new post! 🙂

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