Just Charlie G

After my last disappointing Makeup Revolution post, I’m thrilled to be back on form with another amazing product, one I would recommend to absolutely everyone. Here’s my Makeup Revolution Radiance Palette review.

makeup Revolution radiant lights paletteLovely rose gold outer packaging, and once you open it you get the usually great quality plastic pan, complete with mirror in the lid.

makeup Revolution radiant lights paletteI always think the packaging is worth mentioning, when a product is so cheap I expect the packaging to be cheap and nasty, but its just not the case with Makeup Revolution products. While its not a metal compact, the quality is great, and looks classy.

Inside the compact you have three beautiful soft highlighting powders. I don’t think it’s any secret that this is a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lights Palette, I don’t have both so I can’t compare, but I will say that, owning this, I have no need to purchase the Hourglass version.

makeup Revolution radiance paletteSo you have three highlighters, a skin tone type shade, a classic highlighter shade and a bronzer shade. They are finely milled, super soft, not at all chunky or glittery and an absolute dream to apply.

Swatches, just a couple of shots with slightly different light to try and show the finish.

makeup Revolution radiance palette makeup Revolution radiance paletteIt’s worth noting that the swatches were just one finger swipe and once blended into your skin are far more subtle in appearance, and my gosh do they blend. I have tended to apply over my usual powder, just out of habit, but I have also worn alone over my foundation with no issues. All I can say is it’s not unlike airbrushing. My face takes on a slight airbrushed quality, a slight blur. I don’t find the finish too much for wear in the day time, they seem to just look great on the skin.

I use the far left shade all over for a soft focus effect, with the other two shades acting as highlighter and bronzer, sometimes I just wear the first shade. One thing is for sure I wear them every single day. Without fail.

I’m just so impressed and think every makeup lover should have this in their collection. I bought mine from the Makeup Revolution online store, for £8, but it appears to be out of stock there, it is however available from Superdrug for the same price.

I absolutely love this its my favourite Makeup Revolution product so far!

I love Makeup Revolution!  Amazing quality products at amazing prices, in, for the most part, stylish packaging You can read my previous blog posts, its a fact I’m a huge fan. And I’ve got more rave reviews coming up too.

So having been so impressed with the products I decided to give the face products a try recently. Lets just preface this with the fact that I’ve not used a cheap foundation for YEARS, by which I mean anything less than say, £20. I’ve always believed that foundation especially, is the one product you shouldn’t skimp on. However, with the quality of Makeup Revolution products being so high and the prices being so low I decided to give a couple of products a go.  I opted for the Focus & Fix Liquid Concealer  as well as The One Foundation.

Makeup Revolution The One FoundationI’ll talk about the foundation first, I’d heard that this was a dupe for Mac’s Face & Body Foundation and at £4 I thought it was well worth a go.

In terms of shades, there’s a really great selection to choose from, 15 shades in fact. With not having a store that stocks the brand locally I had to purchase online and it wasn’t the easiest to find the right shade, but I googled some swatches and opted for Shade 5, which in terms of numbers I thought would have been too dark, turned out, that shade wise it was a great match for my skin.

Makeup Revolution The One FoundationFormula wise, it’s extremely liquid and promises to adapt to your skin tone, be buildable and offer full, matte coverage.

I found that once on my face it adapted to my skin tone perfectly, or rather it was a perfect match on application, when swatched on my cheek, I could barely see it. Unfortunately, that’s where my praise ends. I’ve worked hard on getting my skin back to good skin recently, and no longer have obvious dry patches that my usual foundations clog in… until I put this on and my skin looked terrible. So so dry looking and patchy, I also found that it slid off quite quickly and sat in my pores making them look much more obvious. I couldn’t make it work for me at all, not even with primer sadly, such a shame. I really feel this foundation would only be suited to someone who had exceptionally flawless skin.

Moving onto the Focus & Fix Concealer.

Makeup Revolution Focus and Fix Concealer Makeup Revolution Focus and Fix ConcealerOut of the six shades available I opted for the second shade, Fair. This concealer promises to hide and conceal, both dark circles and blemishes and offer high coverage that blends easily.  Starting off with the shade, it looked perfect in the tube, but on application was extremely yellow. With my cool, pink toned skin this wasn’t great and as soon as I tried it I knew it wasn’t a great match for me but I persevered. The consistency is weird if I’m honest. It’s incredibly slippery, feels like its full of silicones (I have no idea if it is). It’s not a consistency that I want in my concealer, it doesn’t feel good on my skin at all, and as a consequence of the strange texture it slips and slides as you apply, and is far too sheer to be of any use to all but the lightest of dark circles, its absolutely useless on blemishes.

So sadly, neither of these products were for me. Its not put me off the brand, Makeup Revolution are still my greatest discovery, I just know that in future, I’ll stick with my own rules about not skimping on foundations. Thankfully, when products are so cheap, its not too disappointing when they don’t work out so well, I don’t feel too bad that I spent £6 on these products and they’ve not worked out for me.

I’ve got several more positive reviews to put up about Makeup Revolution products so, really these are, for my skin, the exception to rule when it comes to the brands exceptional performance.

Be sure to check out the website, everything I’ve tried so far has been amazing, except for these two, so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a little shopping spree!

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Brows… its my thing. By which I don’t mean in any way I’m good at brows, if anything it’s quite the opposite, but regardless I put a lot of effort into making them look as good as I possibly can.

Thanks to two completely different eyebrow shapes, (one is quite angled, and one is quite arched), along with one higher than the other, and then the newest addition of some really white hairs that make my brows look like they have bald patches, my brows take a long time to get right in the mornings. I’ve tried many products over the years with varying degrees of success, but they take so much time to perfect I’ve been considering having them tattooed, but it’s not cheap, so its something I’d have to save for, as well as consider carefully.

While I mull that over, I still have to spend a lot of time filling them in each day and I’m always looking for the next product. While placing a Makeup Revolution order recently I spied the Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Arch & Shape, and at the ridiculous bargain price of £3.50 I popped one in my virtual basket.

Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Ultra BrowAvailable in four shades, (Fair, Medium, Dark and Darkest), I opted for Dark as I like a dark brow, even though my hair is lighter these days.

At one end you’ve got a soft pencil, and at the other end a super-fine felt pen. Apologies for the out of focus shot.

Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Ultra Brow Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Ultra BrowInitial swatches, pen on the left, crayon on the right.

Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Ultra BrowFirst impression was that they weren’t as impressive as I thought they’d be, the finish on both was quite subtle. Second impression was that the crayon end was a little too soft as first time I tried to use it, it snapped off, I suspect it must have been already damaged as I used very little pressure.

So essentially, that left me with the felt tip end. I’m not complaining, I have found my holy grail brow product. I’m actually now considering not having my brows tattooed at all, so impressed am I. Although in the swatch the shade looks a little wishy washy, this is a positive when applied to the brow. You can build up the depth of colour, and the tip is fine enough to even draw in hairs if that’s something you like to do. The finished look is impressive. Please take into consideration my lack of skill and totally uneven brows.

Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Ultra Brow Makeup Revolution Brow Dual Ultra BrowThe best thing about this is not how naturally it applies, or the super fine tip that allows precision application but the fact that this stuff doesn’t budge. All day. When I wash my face at the end of the day, it looks exactly the same as it did when I applied it at 7.30am. No word of a lie. Oh, and one more thing, if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s when brow products that claim to be brown, actually turn out to be incredibly red toned, its far too common, but it’s not the case with this. It’s a true brown.

There’s only so much I can say about a brow pencil, but I would recommend this to absolutely anyone, another incredible product from Makeup Revolution.

You can purchase yours here for a very reasonable £3.50.

 

 

Today I’m reviewing two of the Makeup Revolution items you can win in my giveaway ending next weekend.

Starting with the Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer in Didn’t I Tell You.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip LacquerStrange colour in the tube this one, I thought it was a blue toned pink but actually its much more of a coral toned pink when swatched. On my lips however it’s more coral than pink. Its a lovely colour.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip LacquerThese glosses are really amazing for the money. High Impact colour, brilliant price (£3) and they feel comfortable to wear. They are not too sticky either which is a definite point in their favour, but I always tend to tread lightly with lip gloss anyway, I don’t like the feel on my lips, this however feels comfortable. In terms of wear, like most lip glosses it doesn’t last for ages but when it does fade, it fades evenly leaving a light, attractive stain on the lips.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer

Moving onto the Ultra Velour Lip Cream in Not One For Playing Games.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip CreamI was most looking forward to trying this one out, intensive colour, a soft velour finish and comfortable to wear. The shade Not One For Playing Games is a purple-toned pink and its gorgeous. In terms of texture its hard to explain. In my swatches, you’ll see the bigger one looks slightly sheer… it is! But somehow, this very slight sheerness doesn’t show on the lips and it delivers a full opaque colour. It looks glossy in the next pic, but it really isn’t, as you’ll see on the full face picture coming up.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream

 

It took me a while to get used to the feeling of this, it feels creamy on. Not at all sticky, but it feels creamy and smooth, you can definitely feel the product there. I love the finish so much though I have learned to live with it. At £3 this is another fantastic product.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream (6)

 

I will happily purchase more of both of these products.

In fact, this is the last in my series of Makeup Revolution reviews (for now) and I can say I’ve been amazed at the quality and the prices and would happily purchase many more products from the range in general.  A very impressive collection of products, far greater than I expected and I can’t believe I’ve not tried one single dud!

Don’t forget if you want to be win any of the products I’ve reviewed (along with a couple of extras) you can do so here.  I must just mention that unfortunately the giveaway is open to UK residents only. It is there in the Terms and Conditions but it seems quite a few people aren’t reading them as I’ve had lots of international entries I’m not able to accept. I will however hold an International Giveaway soon! So sorry for any disappointment.

 

Here’s the second of my Makeup Revolution reviews from my recent shop, and that you can win in my currently running giveaway.

The Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette looked great on the website so I was keen to pick it up.

As with the blusher palette, I like both the outer and inner packaging. Sleek and sophisticated and it doesn’t seem cheap.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette (5)Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette (1)

Inside you’ll find a brush (perfectly usable which is unusual!)

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette (3)And the inside of the lid is mirrored. Then we have 16 eyeshadows in a range of matte and shimmer shades.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette Its a great range of shades for creating day and night looks. I’m sorry to say I forgot to take a photo of the palette without the plastic sheet over it and now its all used and scruffy, but I hope that between the above photo and the following photo of swatches, you’ll have a good idea of what you’re getting if you purchase this palette (or win it!).

My swatches were done with a very slightly damp brush and are all just one swipe of product.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette swatchesI could probably just stop this post there, those swatches say it all really, this palette is absolutely incredible. The pay off (even without a damp brush) is incredible, the range of colours is excellent, the price is amazing (£6.99), you just need this in your life.

I had high hopes for Makeup Revolution products because I’d only heard good things about them, but its fair to say I was kind of expecting to not love them as well, as I’ve said previously, my experiences of much hyped budget brands haven’t been great to date, but well done Makeup Revolution. Worth every single bit of hype coming your way.

I purchased all my products via Superdrug, but you can also purchase here.

And don’t forget, to win one a brand new Iconic Pro 1 Palette for yourself, among other Makeup Revolution goodies, you can enter my giveaway.

So if you have seen my giveaway you’ll know that I promised to show some of the prizes in more detail over the next week as I purchased a set of the prizes for myself as well. I’m kicking off the week with a review of the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and Spice This was the first item I opened and tried by the brand so I wasn’t at all sure what to expect, with other budget brands in the past I’ve been disappointed, either by the cheap, soft texture of the products, or their lack of longevity on my skin, or indeed, poor colour pay off, all topped off with nasty cheap packaging.

I really like the outer cardboard packaging, it doesn’t look cheap at all and when you open it up you get a sturdy, palette inside.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and SpiceMaybe it sounds silly but I was really impressed, it feels good quality, its simple, glossy and has a large mirror inside.

The Sugar and Spice palette offers a variety of colours and finishes, pretty much covering all possible blusher requirements in one palette.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and Spice (3)There’s a good mix of matte shades, very subtle shimmers (more of a glow effect) as well as a show stopping highlighter shade and a highly shimmery blush. Shades range from pale pink for the highlighter, to corals, reds, pinks and a couple of nude/bronze shades for contouring and adding a touch of bronze to the skin.

They swatch up beautifully.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Sugar and Spice (4)Very impressed.

A couple of the shades are a little more powdery than the others, but not so it causes any problems. That colour on the top row, second from the right, pretty much a dupe for Nars Orgasm. But I absolutely love the far right shade on the bottom, its glorious, but needs a light hand due to the high shimmer. I do find that they don’t last all day on my skin, but I get a good five or six hours out of them which for the money I’m totally thrilled with. I am pleasantly surprised and delighted and I can see this being used every single day.

You can buy your own from Makeup Revolution Online where it will cost you an extremely reasonable £6, but alternatively you can have a go at winning one in my giveaway, which you can find here.

 

 

 

 

I have had my eye on Makeup Revolution for quite some time but I’d been putting off buying any products due to not great experiences with budget cosmetics in the past. I bit the bullet a few days ago and made an order. I’m going to review the products I bought over the next week (but lets just say I’m blown away by what I’ve tried) but I bought a few duplicates and a couple of extras in order to have a little giveaway. I was going to do this giveaway when I reached 100 Bloglovin followers, but at 98 I can’t wait any longer!

Makeup Revolution GiveawaySo in the photo above, everything in the left hand column is up for grabs in one prize. Included are:

In order to win all you need to do is take the steps in the Rafflecopter below. Only the first is mandatory, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win. Full Terms and Conditions can be found within the Rafflecopter Widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don’t forget, I will be reviewing most of these items over the next week so if you want to wait and see what I think about them first, keep an eye out for blog posts!

All prizes have been bought by me, with my own money and I’m looking forward to giving them away, good luck!