09 March, 2015 What’s New: Makeup Revolution Radiance Palette
I think we all know by now how much I love Makeup Revolution products. They’re seriously affordable, have decent packaging, and the quality of their products is pretty darn impressive. Whilst I wasn’t sold on the Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Golden Sugar, the Radiance Palette is an amazing option if you’re in the market for creamy, shimmery highlighters without a trace of patchy glitter or chalky pigmentation. Jasmine from Magpie Jasmine sold me on these highlighters, and her recommendations for affordable but effective drugstore and highstreet products are second-to-none, so make sure to check her blog out once – once you’ve read this post, of course!
The palette contains three shades that I feel cater to most skin tones. From left to right, we have a cool-toned beige (Breathe), a bright pearly-champagne (Exhale), and a more warm-toned copper bronze (Glow). These descriptions make the products seem quite bright and in your face, but because they are so sheer and buildable, they offer a gorgeous amount of product that never looks garish or cheap.
Breathe is definitely my favourite of the bunch. It compliments my medium-toned skin really well and I can get away with wearing it during the day, which is something I’ve never quite got the hang of with other highlighters in my collection. It’s really finely milled, which helps to counteract the dreaded glitter-ball-face scenario, and I can see myself wearing this both in my natural pale state, or when I have a bit more colour on my skin this summer.
Exhale is the more high-shine, champagne-toned option in the trio. It’s very similar to the Charlotte Tilbury highlight shade from the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette, but slightly less yellow. This makes it wearable if you have either cool or warm skin-tones, although it is the palest shade in the palette, so very deep skin-tones might have to use a lighter hand than normal.
Glow is an absolutely gorgeous, multi-use product. Whilst I can’t wear it right now due to my seriously pale face, in the summer it’s going to be amazing as an illuminator/bronzer/eyeshadow, and the gorgeous rose-gold flecks are universally flattering. This shade has the largest glitter particles in the pan, but they buff out really well with a tapered blush brush or a contour brush.
This palette is an absolute gem. It’s rare to find such an amazing product with multiple options for different skin tones, and at £8 for three shades, it’s unlikely you’ll find anything cheaper.
Because the formula is so lightweight, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and it doesn’t clog my pores at all.
The shades can also be worn as brow-bone highlights and eyeshadows, making them really handy to have around if you’re short on neutral shadow shades (Breathe is an almost exact dupe for MAC’s Vanilla Extract).
Have you tried these beautiful highlighters from Makeup Revolution? Do you have any to recommend? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a great week!