Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Ups and Downs of Makeup Revolution

Slightly late to the party with this post because I know how everyone has been going a bit crazy for Makeup Revolution products, but for those few who haven't heard of them: Makeup Revolution is a budget brand available online and larger Superdrug stores. They have a massive range of products from hundreds of lipstick and eyeshadow shades to skincare products... I haven't tried a quarter of what they offer but here's what I think of what I have tried...


I'm a massive fan of their eyeshadows, both in palettes and in single 'mono' shadows. The shades in the ones pictured are my idea of perfection; the Ultimate Shimmers palette* is only £4 and has a range of nude and brown shimmers all of which are nicely pigmented and apply with very limited fallout. The single shadows* which I've picked out are in shades 'Base!' and 'Promised Land', they're only £1 each and they come in 45 different shades! Again, they're nicely pigmented and as a duo they work really well to create a neutral eye look. Of course the packaging isn't fancy but it is simple and functional it just lifts up and clips down... what more could you want?

Now onto lip products... the Salvation Intense Lacquer* is amazingly pigmented with a high gloss finish but without the usual stickiness of some lip glosses; I have it in 'A Love Like This' which is a gorgeous classic red shade. They also do a similar lacquer but in a matte finish; I can only assume this is like the Lime Crime Velvetine but at £3 it's obviously a fraction of the price! The Amazing Care Lipstick* is a great product and I can't actually believe it's from a budget brand; the core colour is encased by an argan oil outer so while you're adding a splash of colour you're also comforting your lips with the argan oil. It's not a lipstick that lasts forever on your lips but it's so easy to apply and feels so nice I can live with that; unfortunately they're out of stock on the Makeup Revolution Website at the moment but I'm really hoping they restock soon!


Of course with every brand there are products which aren't as good as others (you can't please everyone with everything, can you?!); the Vivid Blush Lacquer* and The One Foundation* just aren't for me. I don't get on very well with liquid blush products so it came as no surprise when I didn't like the Blush Lacquer; don't get me wrong it's very pigmented and a tiny bit goes a long way but it just slides off my oily skin within less than an hour so it's a bit pointless applying it really. There's not many products that I can't find something good to say about but unfortunately I think The One Foundation takes the crown for the worst high street foundation I've ever tried. It's watery and has a really strange consistency; it says on the bottle that it's for 'everyone' and that it's 'full coverage' and has a 'matte finish'... it isn't any of these, in fact I'd say it's the complete opposite!

Overall though, you could quite easily build a sizeable makeup collection for under £20 with Makeup Revolution; I could spend hours on their website just browsing through everything they have. Yet another brand to dispel the notion that budget means bad quality!

Have you tried any Makeup Revolution Products?

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6 comments

  1. I've heard good things about this makeup line, I don't think US stores carry it? I've never seen it in stores but would love to try their stuff, especially their eye shadow palettes!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  2. I've only got a palette from Makeup Revolution but I do like t, I'd never thought of building up a core collection with them though but that's such a good idea!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  3. These products sounds great would love to check them out, if only my closest super drug store wasn't so far away

    http://doinglifemyway.com

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  4. I don't think I'd ever experiment with a really cheap foundation, they never get the formula right! I do like the look of their eyeshadow palettes though!
    http://cherriesinthesnowbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Great brand review. I'm definitely thinking of getting some of the Amazing Care lipsticks. I love the sound of the argan oil! Xxx

    Alice Adores Apparel

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  6. It was good to see a review with the ups and downs! I haven't tried anything yet but I've got my eye on the lipstick and maybe an eyeshadow palette :) xx

    Velvet Blush

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