20 November, 2014 A Makeup Revolution Haul
Over the last few months, Makeup Revolution seem to be having a serious beauty moment. Bloggers, Youtubers and editors have been raving about their affordable pricepoints, chic branding and huge selection of products, ranging from brow pencils and eyeshadow pigments, to blusher palettes and sheer lipsticks. In order to get a good idea of the quality of the products to review, I basically ordered something from every category on the site – blusher, brows, eyeshadow, lipstick, primer… it’s all here. Some products are brilliant and there’s one that’s absolutely awful, but in terms of a general observation, I’m predicting that Makeup Revolution are going to be HUGE.
The first products I’ll talk about are for the lips, and they’re my favourites. I picked up an Amazing Lipstick in Dusky, and two Lip Hugs in To Get Lucky and Saviour Will Come. The Amazing Lipsticks are semi-matte and creamy, but for £1 there’s basically no staying power. This is a lovely creamy pink-nude shade to have in my collection and I have no complaints. The Lip Hugs are similar in that they transfer as a sheer wash of colour, but for £2.50, I’ve never owned a lipstick with such intense pigmentation and in such a flattering selection of colours. To Get Lucky is the middle swatch, and it’s a muted berry with just the right amount of brown and pink tones to work as a great everyday shade. Saviour Will Come is almost an amped-up version of To Get Lucky, and would be a great nude for deeper skin tones. I’m definitely going to pick up a few more shades from the Lip Hug line as they’re so affordable! You can buy the Amazing Lipstick in Dusky here, and the Lip Hugs in To Get Lucky and Saviour Will Come here and here.
Next up is the Inner Eye Brightener. This is a thin, twist-up pencil that works to brighten and define the water line. I normally use Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude but to be honest, I really don’t like it that much. For a waterproof product it almost always smudges and blends with my mascara… not a good look. This works a lot better than the Rimmel liner as it’s more precise and long-lasting. It’s also £2.50 compared to £3.99, so you’re saving a little bit of money as well. Buy here.
Another eye product I purchased was the Focus & Fix Eye Primer in the Original formula. I prefer my MAC Paintpot in Painterly, but this requires little blending and eyeshadows look a lot more intense with this applied underneath. The consistency is quite watery and light, and overall it’s a great product to have around if you need something for shadow to adhere to quickly. Buy here for £2.50.
I tend to stick to either my Anastasia Brow Whiz in Caramel or my Hourglass Arch Brow & Sculpt in Blonde, but I wanted to buy a brow product that was powder-based and could be mixed to create a customised colour. The Focus & Fix Brow Kit in Light is a lovely, useful quad with a mix of cool and warm tones, and a clear brow wax/gel to set everything in place. The top right shade is an exact match for my brows, and the lighter and darker shades are great for adding texture. The best part of this palette is how affordable it is – buy here for £2.50.
The disappointing product is the one I was most looking forward to trying, and it’s the Ultra Blush & Contour Palette in Golden Sugar. This is ridiculously glittery – the pigmentation is OK and the individual colours are blendable (although very chalky), but the fallout was so bad that I ended up with shimmer ALL over my face. I could imagine these would work better as individual shadows, but for blush they just don’t work well. The one matte shade (the first on the left in the swatches) is far too orange to work as a contour, however this could work nicely on warmer and deeper skin tones. The majority of the colours are gorgeous so it’s a real shame, but for £6 it’s still good value. Buy here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this haul – I’m really happy with my first experience trying Makeup Revolution products, and apart from the Ultra Blush & Contour Palette, the products have impressed me a lot.
Let me know your thoughts on this haul, and if you’ve tried anything from Makeup Revolution recently – especially any Lip Hug shade recommendations! I think I’m obsessed…