Makeup Revolution review

Revolution

Having seen loads of people blogging about Makeup Revolution, I started following them on Instagram and Twitter.  Their photos look amazing and they have some definite “wishlist” palettes including Mermaids Forever and Colour Chaos.  So when they recently had a 3 for 2 offer on their website, and a lot of the items I had my eye on weren’t available in my local Superdrug, I decided to treat myself.

As I’d never bought their products before, I decided to go with 3, just to see how I’d get on with their products. I opted for the Ultra Base Corrector palette,the Wow Eye Primer and the Go to Hell eyeshadow palette.

They do take a little while to arrive as they send within 5 working days, but as I was just excited to be getting make-up through the post, I wasn’t too bothered.  There’s also a £2.95 flat postage fee which is fine if you’re buying a lot, but if you only want one item, it seems a bit pricey!  I think it’s worth it to save the hassle of getting two buses into town and weaving through the crowds of people to get to Superdrug though!  It also means I can shop in my pjs if I so wish, which I did 😛

The parcel arrived and it was well packed and very secure.

Eye Primer:

Primer

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  • First Impressions: I’ve never used it before, so I had no idea what to expect, but Iove it!  It’s really easy to apply, I just used my finger, and you don’t need a huge amount.  It’s really made the eyeshadow colour pop (I only put primer on my left eye – or your right as you’re looking at the photo) and it’s definitely helped the shadow stay on.
  • Value for money: It’s currently £1.50 (was £2.99)  I’d still buy this at the higher price.
  • Will I use it again?: I think I’ll be using this on a regular basis from now on.
  • Verdict: 5/5.

Go to Hell Palette:

Hell

  • First Impressions: I love the bright purples, the blue and the fact there’s a green in there too.  There’s a good mixture of matte/shimmer and light/dark colours. The colours stay really well even without primer and they are really bold.
  • Value for money: It’s currently £2.99 (was £3.99)  For 18 colours, I think this is good value for money.
  • Will I use it again?: I can’t wait to try the palette out properly and will probably find a tutorial just so I can 😀
  • Verdict: 5/5.

Ultra Base Corrector Palette:

Base

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  • First Impressions: There was nothing to tell you what any of the colours are designed for, which would have been nice so you don’t need to Google to tell you which colours do what** (if you’re a novice like me and have no idea!) That being said, and a quick trip to Google later, I was able to work out which colours I needed to put where.  The colours are really creamy and blend into the skin easily.  I have a lot of redness in my cheeks so the green was brilliant for that and under foundation, you couldn’t tell I was wearing anything.
  • Value for money: It’s priced at £6 which seems quite reasonable to me.
  • Will I use it again?: It’s going to take a lot of getting used to and getting the right amount, but I’m looking forward to experimenting with the palette.
  • Verdict: 4/5.

**Pink – Brightens
Lavender – neutralises yellow tones
Green – neutralises redness
Orange – neutralises blue tones
Peach – helps to balance out slight discolouration
White – adds natural highlight and brightens
Cream – neutralises purple & covers dark areas
Brown – balances ashiness in medium to dark skin tones

I can’t wait to own more Makeup Revolution products! Do you own any? What’s your favourite? x

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16 Comments

  1. For only £6 I think I might have to give the corrector palette a whirl. I noticed today I am starting to get blue and red tones under my eyes so I think this might be nice to experiment with! 🙂

  2. They do look very pigmented and creamy in your swatch! I’m hoping for good things! (Also sorry for only sending half a comment first time, got wayyy to enthusiastic about what I was writing! haha) x

  3. MUA also do a similar corrector palette, 5 shades and only £4. Will have to look into both to see which one is better for me.
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