I thought it was about time I saw for myself what all the fuss was about, to be honest. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about Makeup Revolution, the newest ‘budget’ brand currently taking the beauty world by storm. And quite rightly so, by the looks of things.
As you can see, I went for a little bit of everything, almost. Brushes, palettes, lipsticks, and powders. I didn’t pick up foundations or primers, as I’d much rather match them to my ghostchild skin in the flesh than buy them off the internet from a brand I haven’t tried before – I know they have a few concession stands around so I’ll pop along to them, and after that then, maybe.
You know a brand is doing well when you pick up something you wouldn’t normally buy. I am very not a pallette kind of girl. Sure, I look at the ones on offer and think they’re gorgeous and coo at how pretty the shades are, but I’ve much preferred to pick up individual pans that I know I’ll use, rather than a pallette. And then I saw this Girl Panic set and sort of fell in love. At only £6 for 18 shadows… well. Swatches soon, but the majority are shimmer shades in very wearable colours, and the rest are matte nudes that I have a feeling I shall be reaching for quite often.
|Ultra Blush – Golden Sugar|
Sticking with the palettes (I know, right?) I picked up the Ultra Blush in Golden Sugar, which is a blush & contour set, and looks absolutely stunning. It also lets me try a bunch of bronzers without having to commit to the massive compacts. Separate to this palette, I was also sent a tester for I Heart Candy – Love blusher, the little heart embellished item that’s a tad separate from the rest.
Not that I need any more lipsticks, but I was intrigued by the ‘lip hug’ line, and the fact that they’re all named after song lyrics… so cute. I’m now in possession of ‘Present has no living‘ – which is an incredibly similar shade to a lip tint I got from the Face Shop last year – and also ‘Want to Leave‘. To add to my growing Red collection, a classic red matte, or Dare.
|L-R: E103, F103, F105, F104|
Brush wise, I decided on F103 – a stippling brush; F104 – powder; F105 – contour; and E103 – an eyeshadow blending brush. They’re not the most expensive brushes available, but I thought I’d give them a go. Initial impressions are that they have a decent weight to them, and the bristles are beautifully soft.
Finally, something that I actually needed: a replacement for my worryingly old Collection translucent powder. I think the packaging of this pressed powder in translucent is really cute, since the puff is tucked away from the product in a compartment underneath – very swish. It is a bit of an effort to get it back in, though.
I can’t wait to test these out more thoroughly. Have you bought from Makeup Revolution before? If you have, what have been your favourite purchases, and do you have any recommendations! If you haven’t, then I really do suggest trying them out, for the prices of their items, you can hardly go wrong.