Brand Focus #1 – Makeup Revolution

I don’t think I am unique when I say I Love Budget Makeup.  As nice as it is sometimes to splurge on a high end product, there is something very satisfying about popping in to Boots, or Superdrug, or even the supermarket, and picking up a handful of exciting new products to play with. A few months ago, I was on a super speedy (all shopping is carried out double quick when accompanied by a three year old and a not yet one year old) trip into my local high street.  I ran into Superdrug and headed straight for the makeup stands.  Although I had seen Makeup Revolution before, I don’t think I had ever purchased anything from their line before.  First I noticed the eye shadow palettes, or should I say, the space where the palettes should have been.  Empty.  Then, the lipsticks.  Empty.  My eye then travelled to the highlighters, and seeing two different shades (Pink Lights and Golden Lights) I quickly grabbed them.  I decided then that either the products were super amazing, or so terrible that Superdrug hadn’t even bothered to restock. Well, it turns out that they are super amazing.  I mentioned the highlighters in my May favourites because I love them, and wear one or the other every time I wear makeup.  I have since made several purchases on their website – this seems to be the best way to see the full range.  I am now the proud owner of, well, pretty much everything on there. After a LOT of arguing (with myself, that’s normal, right?) I have chosen a few favourites to share with you.

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Firstly, I have the Mermaids Forever eyeshadow palette (£8).  I really can’t speak highly enough of this 32 shade collection; there is not a dud in there, in my opinion. The colours are all super pigmented, and blend extremely well.  As do the shadows in my other favourite – Run Boy Run.  These colours are a little more neutral, and there are some matte shades in there too.  The colour payoff is still excellent though, and at £6 it is amazing value.

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Mermaids Forever Eyeshadow Palette
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Run Boy Run Eyeshadow Palette

The blusher is a baked blusher, so it is pretty hard, but the colour is perfect.  Not crazy pigmented, so that it’s scary to use, but not so pale that it looks as though you haven’t bothered.  And it is £2.50!

 

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Vivid Baked Blush – All I Think About Is You. E101 and E103.

Next are two highlighters; the Goddess of Love triple baked highlighter in Goddess of Faith; and the Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights.  These are both really great,  and shiny without being glittery.  These are priced at £4.99 and £3 respectively.  Goddess of Faith is a little more subtle, so it can be built up.

Goddess of Faith Triple Baked Highlighter
Goddess of Faith Triple Baked Highlighter
Vivid Baked Highlighter - Peach Lights
Vivid Baked Highlighter – Peach Lights. E102 and E104.

I have also included four brushes; this is the full Pro Eye Brush Collection £7.96).  They are the E101 eyeshadow brush; E102 Eyeshadow contour brush; E103 eyeshadow blending brush and E104 eyeshadow brush.  For budget brushes, I think these are fantastic.  They don’t shed, and they do the job they were designed for very well.

Finally, we have one of the very extensive range of lipsticks.  This is an Amazing Lipstick (that’s the name, not just the description) The One, a pretty nude colour.  I like this lipstick, because it is creamy and pigmented (how many times can I use the word ‘pigmented’ in one post…?).  It doesn’t last a particularly long time, but I have yet to find one that does that doesn’t also dry my lips out beyond recognition. These lipsticks come with a little pot of lip balm (or something) in the end, in the matching colour.  To be honest, this smells awful, and I am not really sure what its purpose is.  It certainly isn’t moisturising, and I struggled to even get a finger inside it to test it.  I can overlook this one little error though, when the rest of the collection is so exciting to me.  Oh, and these lip colours are £1.  Yes, that’s one pound.  One can’t really go wrong with those prices.

Amazing Lipstick - The One
Amazing Lipstick – The One

It was so difficult to narrow down the palettes in particular, as they are all wonderful.  I have been using nothing but for the last few weeks, even choosing them over my beloved Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.  I know, right?! So if you are looking to venture into the world of Revolution (they do ship internationally I believe, although I am not sure what this would cost) then I say go for it, you won’t be disappointed.

Once again, I purchased all of these items myself, and yes that is fake grass.  Ask my husband why we have fake grass in our garden.

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