Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Swatches&Review

If you read my last blush review, you’ll know that I’ve only really been on #teamblush since 2014.  So the start of 2015 was obviously the best time to begin exploring palettes, as buying multiple single pans of blusher/highlighter/contour can get really expensive, and then committing to the shades that either 1) don’t suit, or, 2) I just don’t like, would be hard. Enter Makeup Revolution and the Golden Sugar Palette, fit for all your blush and contour needs. Isn’t it pretty? 

8 shades for £6 works out at 75p a pan. 75p?! Considering that you get a decent amount of product in each circle that’s a definite bargain right there – each is about 3.5cm in diameter. (If we’re getting mathematical then that’s a surface area of roughly 9.6 square centimetres for your 75p, not including the depth of the pan.. so it’s actually more!)

Top row, left to right
Bottom row, left to right

There aren’t any names to each shade that I could find, but the palette contains a definite highlight shade, three that I can use as blusher, and four that I can use for contouring. Going from left to right on both rows, the last two shades are matte, while the other six are shimmer.

I’ve found that the pigmentation of the shimmer shades is really quite strong, so a heavy hand may have you ending up looking like you’re a child of the glitter movement, Which isn’t a terrible look, but on subtle makeup days it might not be what you’re after. I’m still learning how to contour (the dream), so I’m yet to fully get the hang of how well the matte shades can work, but so far I haven’t found them to look muddy on my ghost-skin, and they both blend nicely.

None of the shades take much blending out to achieve my required look really, and overall I think this is an adorably pretty palette with a selection of gorgeous shades. It’s probably a bit on heavy on the shimmer side of things, I think the addition of a more matte blush wouldn’t have gone amiss, really. 

What do you think of this palette? It’s certainly an absolute steal for only £6, especially for the colour payoff and the amount of product you get. Makeup Revolution is really on the ball in the beauty world at the minute. But what’s your favourite face and cheek palette? An all rounder with blush/highlight/contour? I’d love to know!

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32 responses to “Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Swatches&Review”

  1. T'erra McDougal says:

    pretty shades, I wanna try these. :)

  2. Holl JC says:

    The colours of these look so pretty, and that price is absolutely amazing! This palette sounds like a winner

  3. Anonymous says:

    Makeup Rev can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned and I would buy this palette if it wasn't so full of shimmer as I prefer matte products but the colours are gorgeous! Saying that, my everyday shade is their blush in "Wow!" and for "special" nights out I use one of their single pan highlighters (not sure what the shade name is for that one though, but it is the white based one!).If you're looking for more good & cheap contour shades I recommend George Beauty's (yep, I mean ASDA's own brand makeup here) bronzer/highlighter duo in the shade "Blonde". I don't get the shade name but the bronzer part is an amazing matte powder. I will never use a different product!Super long comment here WOOPS but gotta share good products ;)Chantel Dionexo

    • Fii Cridland says:

      I think I'd prefer the 'All Pinks' over this one pureeeeeeely because they have way more matte shades as I'm not really one for excess shimmer. I shall def check them (and that one) out on your recommendation! Holding you to it if it's shit ;)xo

  4. Carolyn Voong says:

    Such pretty colours! XCarolyn

  5. Annabel B says:

    I have this too, and isn't it just gorgeous? Cant believe the price either!Annabel ♥Mascara & Maltesers

  6. Shannon P says:

    Wow these look so pretty! love the colour pay off too :)

    • Fii Cridland says:

      It's a stunning palette for the price, and the pigmentation is honestly great. I haven't been disappointed by makeup revolution yet!

  7. Pumpkin Emily says:

    I love the colors. They're so pretty. :)Pumpkin Emily Smiles

  8. Katie Hunter says:

    I am desperate for this palette but I think its more the fact that it looks so damn pretty rather than actually being able to use it…for £6 I guess I can't go amiss!

    • Fii Cridland says:

      Hahah for £6 it's not exactly a nightmare if you *don't* use all the shades. Go for it! I'm constantly browsing their site… never thought that would happen for a makeup brand for me!xo

  9. Ellie Adams says:

    I'm still yet to try any Makeup Revolution products, really need to get my act together 😉 The shades look so pretty and wearable!Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Fii Cridland says:

      They're such a great drugstore brand – everything I've got from them has been surprisingly super wearable! In love to be honest :)xo

  10. Heather Nixon says:

    I have this palette too and I really like it xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  11. Hannah Boxall says:

    this palette is so gorgeous xHannah | Heyitshannaah

  12. Caroline Mason says:

    Helpful! Ive been looking for a new pallette like this one recently:) I'd love it if you could also come check out my blog! Maybe we can follow each other?

    • Fii Cridland says:

      Ah no problem! Makeup rev have a great range of palettes, so I'd recommend checking them all out (and not get addicted… but that's hard!)Sure thing :)xo

  13. Saffy Needham says:

    Just discovered your blog and followed you because I love it tehe! 🙂 Great post too btw! This palette looks gorgeous!

  14. From Aliona With Love says:

    Love this brand. Would love it if you could check out my latest DIY beauty post!Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

  15. Divya Khilosia says:

    I've been wanting to try these for ages! Now I think i definitely will!

  16. Livia S. says:

    I recently started to contour my face and I am not too sure what I should think about all this contouring… Those shimmery shades – I would def use as a blush for a nice glow (as you mentioned) or also as a simple eye shadow! Brownish pinkish shades are one of my favorites! This palette is insanely beautiful! I think I need to get my hands on this 😀 Great post!Greetings from Austria,Livia

    • Fii Cridland says:

      I'm not entirely sold on all this contour business either… but I'm still learning what works for my faceshape and I'm sure once I've mastered it I'll be raving ahaYes! They'd work so well for so many different things, it truly is a multipurpose palette!Thank you! xo

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