Thursday, 24 April 2014

New budget makeup brand: Makeup Revolution


When it comes to budget makeup brands, there is a big gap on the market and my drugstore favourites are not as cheap as I would like them to be anymore. Thankfully, the recent launch of Makeup Revolution blew me away and I am really impressed with the quality, price and variety of their products. There is something fro everyone, including purse friendly dupes of popular eye shadow palettes, stunning lip colours, a dreamy foundation, baked blushers, highlighters and more! Most products cost between £1 to £4. Bargain!


Starting with the base, The One Foundation* (£4.00) blew my socks off! I was confused about the runny texture at first, but once I started to blend it, I fell in love. It is very silky, extremely light and gives a gorgeous matte finish. It offers light to medium coverage and you can build up a couple of layers for full coverage too (if you wish), without getting a horrible cakey effect. I am seriously impressed. It lasts on the skin for 4-8 hours, depending on the amount of product I use, but If you set it with a good powder, it will last much longer. I adore the texture of it and I think it is great value for money. I will definitely repurchase it in a darker shade for summer. Apparently, it is a dupe for the Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation!


As you can see, The One Concealer*(£3.00) looks very similar to the Benefit Fake Up Concealer, which I haven't tried yet. The formula is light and slightly waxy, with the outside layer being super hydrating. It is perfect for those who have dry skin around their eyes. The coverage it gives is very light, but it's enough to brighten my under eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles for my simple, natural everyday look. The full coverage claim isn't true, but I really like this product. Set with a lightweight powder, it stays in place for 8 hours, with very minimal creasing and fading.


The Baked Blusher* (£2.50) in shade 'Loved Me The Best' is absolutely stunning and it is a dream to apply and blend. I am obsessed with baked formulas, because they have a hint of shimmer, but don't make me look like a glitter ball :) The Pink Lights Highlighter* (£3.00) is also beautiful and the lilac colour is very unique. I don't own anything like it and I will get a lot of use out of it, because it goes perfectly with pink blushers. It's like a powder version of Benefit High Beam, with a slight lilac sheen. It is quite subtle too and doesn't have shimmer particles. It just adds a gorgeous glow to the face and reflects light beautifully. I already ordered the two remaining shades - Gold and Peach.


The lipsticks reminds me of MUA offerings - the packaging, the formula, the price :) 'Rebel With Cause' is a super pigmented burgundy colour and it is a dupe for MAC Rebel. I love it! It glides onto the lips like a dream, it is hydrating and long lasting. Perfect!


Ok, let's move onto the most pigmented eye colour I have ever tried - the Awesome Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow* (£4.00) in shade Emerald Goddess. It can be used straight from the pan or mixed with the liquid primer. It is stunning! One layer on the lid provides insane colour payoff and the formula stays on the lid until you remove it! I can't wait to get my mitts on all the remaining colours, especially the Rose Gold, Copper and Platinum. They look incredible!


I am also impressed with the Single Eyeshadows* (£1.00 each). Shade Touch Me is a perfect allover the lid colour and can also be used under the brow bone. The texture is nice and buttery and it reminds me of matte Urban Decay shadows from Naked Basics Palette. The fallout is minimal and the lasting power with a primer is fantastic- up to 12 hours.  Shade 'Pink It Is' is more powdery than Touch Me and it has more fallout, but... I have been using it as a matte blush and it is perfect!


The star of the show is the Iconic 3 Palette* (£4.00) - a dupe for Naked 3. I own the Urban Decay offering and it is much better in quality, but... if you can't afford it or simply don't feel like spending almost £40.00 on an eye shadow palette, you should definitely get Makeup Revolution's Iconic 3. The eye shadow colours are very similar to the ones in Naked 3, the formula is easy to apply, nicely pigmented and easy to blend and most shades last on the lids for 8-10 hours. There's a nice mixture of shimmer, pearl and matte finishes and you can't go wrong with it! I am glad that there are cheap dupes of Naked palettes available on the market, because it will make some girls think twice before buying a fake UD product, which is very dangerous!!! Let me know, if you would like to see a comparison of Naked 3 and Iconic 3.


The Acid Brights Palette*(£4.00) is a cheeky dupe of the Sleek I-Divine Acid Palette, but 50% cheaper. I had a look at swatches of Sleek's offering and they look slightly more pigmented and less powdery, but Makeup Revolution did pretty good and if you want something cheap to use for a crazy neon look, you can't go wrong with a £4.00 palette! Perfect for festivals.


My least favourite products from the range are the nail polishes, simply because I switched to formulas free from nasties and I have been using them for the past year or so. Makeup Revolution Nail Polishes cost £1.00 per bottle and there is plenty of shades to choose from. The two colours above are You Need Love* and Cool Days*. Both shades needed 3 coats to provide opaque coverage and I found the pink shade a little bit gloopy/tricky to apply, but for £1.00, you can't really moan, can you? I imagine, that these are hit and miss and some shades will be better than others.


Swatches of all the products mentioned (left to right): The One Foundation in shade 8, The One Concealer in shade light, Lipstick in shade Rebel With Cause, Single Eyeshadow Touch Me, Single Eyeshadow Pink It Is, Baked Blusher Loved Me The Best, Highlighter in Pink Lights)

I am wearing the foundation, concealer, blusher, highlighter, lipstick and Iconic 3 Palette on the photo above.


Overall, fantastic budget brand with most products being absolutely amazing value for money. I already placed an order for more highlighters, concealers and loos pigments.

Makeup Revolution products are available from www.makeuprevolutionstore.com and www.superdrug.com 


*PR samples


  

33 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful collection! Their eyeshadow palettes are divine. xx

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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  2. They look like such a good brand! Would love to try some stuff xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. Looks like you got some amazing bits! I love the look of the concealer.
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  4. Wow I need to buy this makeup they look amazing
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  5. Would love to give this a try looks like a good brand! x
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  6. Lovely products. I would love to see the comparison of Revolution and UD palette:)

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  7. Such an amazing collection! I especially love the Iconic palette, such a great dupe for the super expensive Naked 3 palette. xx

    Becca | The Lovely Prose

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  8. The bright neon palette looks exciting!

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  9. I feel really shocked at how most of these seem just like products already out. I know it's a good thing if you're on a budget, but where's the originality?! Especially the Naked 3 dupe; they even added '3' onto the end of Iconic so you can't get confused with what they've imitated haha. However, I do like the look of that lipstick! If my local superdrug got a Revolution stand I'd definitely be having a browse :) xxxx

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    1. Yes, I agree about copying other brands, just like MUA, but I would rather see girls buy cheap alternatives than ebay fakes. You would be surprised to see how many comments I get every day on my 'Naked palette fake' post from girls who say that they don't give a sh** if it's fake, they would rather pay £10 for a dupe from China, than buy an alternative from MUA or now Makeup Revolution. I don't even accept those comments anymore - ridiculous and sad :(

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    2. I agree completely! Dupes are fine but these seem like straight rip offs. The Fake Up Concealer, the Naked Palettes, the Stila Magnificent Metals, etc. etc. Brands work hard developing product ideas, color combinations, textures, branding, etc. Plus, this brand seems so much like MUA and I find MUA products seriously lacking in quality. I'd rather spend 5 or 6 more dollars (or pounds) on other drugstore brands.
      I can't believe people would rather buy fakes! :( That's horrible! You don't know what kind of ingredients are in that. Makeup goes on your face, it's no joke. And the performance will obviously not be the same. Makes no sense to me.
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  10. The blush looks sooo pretty! The Iconic 3 palette looks lovely too!

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  11. The blush colours are lovely.
    L x
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  12. Thanks for the great reviews. I love that you've not only done swatches but shown them applied as well, my fave type of review! I'm liking the look of this make up range. The Iconic 3 looks great but I have the Naked 3. I actually like brands doing dupes. I bought MUA dupes of Naked 1 and 2 to see if I used them much. When I found I did, I then upgraded to Urban Decay.

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  13. what a beautiful collection!!! Very excited to get one of my own:))

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  14. The blush colour is really nice and the eyeshadow palettes are lovely
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  15. I have to say that I am quite excited to get my hands on a few of these eyeshadow palettes. They have such a huge range
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  16. I really like the look of the palettes, not because they are imitations they just look really nice in their own right. I love having lot's of different colour options and although I'm more than happy to buy a more expensive product for something I won't use everyday I see nothing wrong with getting something cheap and cheerful.

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  17. Those look like some great products!! i really want to try the Iconic 3 palette !! :)

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  18. Great post, thanks for the swatches, very helpful

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  19. I can't wait to place a Makeup Revolution order, some of their stuff looks great xx

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  20. I just tried out a few of their products and fell in love with one of their cream blushes!

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  21. whats your mac skin color mines nc30 i was thinking maybe shade 9 would work but i think your skin is lighter than mine so im thinking shade 10

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  22. whats your skin color my is nc30 i was gonna get shade 9 but i think you might be loghter than me so thinking about getting shade 10 now

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    1. I am NC25 in MAC. I think you would need a 9 or a 10 lovely, if you are NC30 in MAC.

      They have swatches of each shade on their website and shade 9 looks more yellow toned than 10. Here are the links:

      Shade 10: http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com/index.php/the-one-foundation-shade-10.html
      Shade 9: http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com/index.php/the-one-foundation-shade-9.html

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  23. I literally went on a super spend on these products! can't wait to get the stuff delivered to me. Will be collecting all their palettes and lipsticks and eyeshadows,ATM only got my hand on the Iconic 3 Palette.

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  24. Great review I am looking forward to purchasing from makeup revolution!

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  25. That lipstick is so gorgoeus! I am defi picking it up.. Greta review <3

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  26. Wow what a great blog posts! I was struggling to figure out what foundation shade I would be but I am about the same colour as you so I will try shade 8! Loved all your reviews and pictures.

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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  27. I know this is quite an old post but I thought I would comment anyway. I have recently started using their products and that’s not because they were cheap or copies of other high end brand. But I have decided to do a review of what I use and buy more ethical products. These guy are great because they don’t test on animals, ingredients are not tested on animals, they are not owned by parent company and they don’t sell to China.

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