Review|Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

The complete CREAM contouring and highlighting palette is here!
The ULTRA CREAM CONTOUR PALETTE has 8 creams for perfect contouring, defining and sculpting.
Assembled in a large palette with FULL SIZE mirror.

Vegan
Cruelty Free
Gluten Free

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(Swatches from top left)

So, I’ve been really into cream contouring latley, and I love the Smashbox contouring sticks for that. However, I wanted to try something else, so I got this palette from Makeup Revolution and so far I do like it, but I’m not too impressed.

Now, when I first tried this palette I have to admit that I didn’t get the best first impression of it.
Mostly because the contouring shades was either too light or too dark, and I also feel like most of the shades are more like bronzers on my skintone.
But I do feel like they are good as bronzers, and I don’t find that there’s a lot of patchyness when I use them, so I do like them for that, but it’s not what I expected.

Now, as far as the highlighter shades go, I do like them, except for the shimmery one. That shade is just too greasy looking for me, and I’d much rather use a powder highlight.
But, overall I can definetly get some use out of this palette, and I don’t think it’s bad for the price. But I don’t think it’s a palette that will blow you away. And I also think that it only works for light to light-medium skintones, so I wish that they’d have a few different palettes to suit all of us.

Please let me know if you’ve tried it, and what your thoughts are.

I got mine from Beatybay.com for 87nok.

Review | Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

Foundation just got faster! Launching in 18 shades and a range of undertones, Fast Base Foundation quickly perfects, contours and highlights your complexion.Β The easy-to-apply stick formula melts into skin, blending seamlessly to leave a fresh and dewy finish.
Twist up, swipe on and blend out with fingers, a beauty sponge or your favourite foundation brush.

So, I’ve always been very curious about stick foundations, because I feel like they don’t take as much work as liquid once does. So I ordered a few of these from Makeup Revolution, but I’m really not impressed with them.

Now, the first thing I noticed is that they feel very waxy on the skin, and they did also feel a bit too heavy/cakey for my liking. But I thought they might look better once they’d warmed up to my skin a little, because I have tried a lot of foundations that just need a little time before they look amazing.
Sadly these are not one of those.

Now, the other thing I didn’t like about this foundation, is that it emphasized dry patches I didn’t even know I had.
It actually looked like I never exfoliate my skin, and I exfoliate weekly, both with a physical scrub(once a week), and with a chemcial exfoliator (2-3 times a week). So I was very surprised when I saw that.

However, when it comes to coverage I’m not that disappointed.
It does provide a medium+ coverage, and I could also build it up a little on the parts where I needed a little bit more. However, if you build it up too much it will look a lot heavyer than it does from the beginning, so that is something to keep in mind.
But, other than that the only thing I like about this foundation is that it does last all day, without too much fading. So there are a few positives to it.

But, overall it didn’t really hold up to any of the claims I say, and it’s just way too heavy-feeling (and looking) for my liking.
So I can’t recommend this foundation.

However, if you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it down in the comment section. πŸ™‚

It’s available on revolutionbeaty.com Β£5.00

Review | Makeup Revolution Baking Powder

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

A favourite for prolonging the wear of makeup, banishing shine, brightening and balancing skin tone. This finely milled powder can be dusted on with the Revolution Bake and Finish Brush, dab on and dust off. For a natural finish use the fluffy brush or use the sponge makeup applicator for baking precision to lock in contour and highlight. If you want areas to look brighter, make sure to damp the sponge and pat on a thick coat of powder. Loose powders are a good option for those who desire a luminous, silky and even finish.

The range includes:

Translucent – for all skin tones
White – for the fairest skin tones
Banana Light – brightening for lightskin tones
Banana – brightening for medium skin tones
Banana Deep – brightening for medium to dark skin tones
Lace – for medium skin tones
Beige – for warm medium skin tones
Peach – colour balancing for medium to dark skin tones
Orange – colour balancing to dark skin tones
Deep Dark – for dark and deep skin tones

So, I’ve never really used the baking technique when I apply my makeup, mostly because I don’t really own too many loose powders, but I’ve always been curious about it, ’cause I see all of these influencers doing it, and they always look so flawless, so I figured that this powder might be good for that since it is marketed as a baking powder, but I’m not that impressed with it.

Now, one of the things that made me get this particular powder, other than the fact that it is a baking powder, is because of the shaderange, because when I’ve tried to bake with other loose powders in the past, they’ve always left this white cast on my skin, and I’m not a fan of that look, so I got this in the shade “Lace”, which is supposed to be for medium skintones, but, even though I’m a light/medium, it still gives me a white cast when I bake with it.
Now, I might need to get another shade for the white cast to go away, but it also makes my undereyes (and whereever else I bake with it) look very dry, so I don’t really like this for baking at all.

However, I did try to use it sparingly, just to set my makeup, and when I use it that way I do like it a lot better. Because it does set my makeup quite nicely, and it does also have a little bit of a brightening effect to it, so I do continue to reach for it to set my undereye concealer, and sometimes the rest of my face.
But if you, like me, need something to keep your t-zone from getting greasy throughout the day, this won’t help you with that.
Not that it claims to be a mattifying powder anyway, but it’s still something to keep in mind if you’re interested in trying this.

But, overall I do think that this is an ok powder, and I will definetly keep reaching for it to set my undereyes, but I don’t think that I’ll repurchase it for the reason that it didn’t really deliver on my expectations, and because of that I can’t really recommend it either.

But if you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear your oppinions on it in the comments below.

It’s available on revolutionbeauty. com for € 4,19 – € 5,99.

Review | Makeup Revolution New Neutral Sation Matte Lipsticks

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

Makeup That Does More. Give your lips a little luxury with the Revolution PRO New Neutrals Satin Matte Lipstick collection. Featuring a line up from vibrant reds to rich plums, to neutral nudes, the collection as been specially formulated to provide an intense satin matte pigment, whilst still leaving the lips feeling moisturised. The collection features a non-bleeding, long last formula which is comfortable to wear all day long- perfect for any look, day or night! Simply glide across the lips. Available in 6 shades: Stiletto Thirst Vamped Stripped Velvet Love this? Discover the rest of our Revolution PRO New Neutrals collection.

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So, I never really jumped on the matte lip trend that’s been going around, since I usually suffer from drier lips, but I really love the way matte lips look, so when I saw that these have a satin matte finish, I figured these might work better for me.

Now, the first time I tried these lipsticks I didn’t like them. They just looked very dry on my lips, and they settled in my liplines quite a lot, but the second time I tried them they felt a lot more creamy, and they didn’t emphasize my liplines like they did the first time, so I don’t know if they have a drier top layer, or what it is, but if you’re interessed in them I’d rercommend that you swatch them on the back of your hand before applying them to your lips.

Now, they also claim that these feel very moisturizing and comfortable on the lips, and they really do.
Even when they dry down, and the creaminess goes away, they still don’t feel drying on the lips, and they don’t really transfer all that much either (when they’ve dried down), so I’m very happy with these.

However, when it comes to the non-bleeding claim, I only find that that’s true with the lighter shades. The darker one that I got does bleed a little, so I would recommend that you wear a lipliner underneath the darker shades.

But, overall I do really like these. They are very lightweight, they last on the lips for, at least, 4 hours, and they all fade very evenly, so I don’t really have any complaints about them.
The only thing is that I wish they were available in more than 6 shades, but if you find a shade you like, I’d totally recommend them.

They are available on revolutionbeauty.com for €5.99