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Monday, 9 November 2015

An Introduction to Makeup Revolution

As of a year or so ago Makeup Revolution was introduced into Superdrug and it's safe to say that the bloggesphere went completely crazy over the brand, claiming that some of the products are dupes for the higher end of the beauty market, one being Urban Decay. A very popular one is The Iconic 3 Palette which is said to be very similar to the Naked 3 Palette. 

At the time Makeup Revolution was launched I just wasn't very sold into the brand. I have no idea why, maybe I was experimenting with the higher end at the time. It took me a while but I've finally delved into Makeup Revolution and I now have two products in my possession.

I have two palettes, the Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice and the Highlighting Powder Palette. I had previously read many a post about the Blush Palette, particularly the Sugar and Spice Palette and I was completely bowled over by it. Inside the rather sleek black plastic packaging contains a variety of six blushes, all being a mixture of shades, mainly pink toned but there's a peach and bronze shade to mix it up a little. There's also a baked blush and highlighter too which adds a lovely touch. Oh and did I mention that there's a big mirror inside? I love this as it's perfect for on the go, whether you're on the train doing your makeup or going on holiday abroad.
An Introduction to Makeup Revolution
An Introduction to Makeup Revolution
Each shade is very generously sized and the pigmentation is so good for what is essentially an affordable brand. I find that I only need to pick up a little on my brush and build up the intensity gradually to avoid looking overdone. Out of all of the blushers in the palette my most used is the baked blush. It's seriously pretty, it gives a beautiful pink glow to the skin and it looks completely stunning when it's combined with the pink highlighter above it. Now I know I was talking about the pigmentation of the blushers but the quality of these are incredible. This palette is so affordable at just £6. How great is that? It most definitely won't break the bank.
Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and Spice Swatches
Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette SwatchesL-R; Golden Lights, Peach Lights, Pink Lights

As for the highlighting palette, the highlighters are again encased in a sleek black plastic palette with a rather big mirror. Inside are three fairly sized baked highlighting shades all of which gives my skin a lovely healthy sheen. The first from the left is of the golden variety and the most loved of all three, the second is a little peachy pink and one that I don't tend to reach for as often as most but is equally as beautiful. Lastly is a lilac/pink highlighter which is fairly similar to the highlighting shade in the Ultra Blush Palette which I love. All of the highlighters are smooth and silky in texture which I love. I like to apply them on the tip of my nose, Cupid's bow, the higher point of my cheekbones and sometimes in the inner corner of my eye and brow bone to make my eyes stand out and accentuate the brows.

Again it's pretty cheap at just £8. I believe these particular shades(correct me if I'm wrong) are actually available to buy individually at £3 a pop which does give you a small saving of £1 if you go for the palette instead. Separately the shades are named and I am disappointed that it hasn't been pointed out or at least been put underneath each shade in the palette. Each shade name is as shown above in the swatches if you'd like to know.

Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution? What are your favourite products? 


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