If you've not heard of Makeup Revolution before, prepare for a Makeup Revelation! It's got to be the most exciting thing that's happened in budget-friendly makeup this year. Literally out of nowhere Makeup Revolution has appeared online and in Superdrug stores with an enormous range covering just about every product you can think of, and they keep adding to it with fresh launches on what seems like a weekly basis. It's amazing and slightly overwhelming, so I thought I'd start off by showing you where I started with the brand when I hauled myself a few bits to try out back in the summer. I do have some more Makeup Revolution products now (so, *spoiler* I liked these!), but I'll save those to chat about in another post.
One of the first things you'll notice about Makeup Revolution is their huge choice of palettes, particularly eye palettes, so that's where I started my exploration of what's on offer. There's such a huge amount of choice that I wasn't really sure where to begin, so guess what I ended up? No surprise, neutrals! This palette of 12 matte colours is called the Redemption palette essential mattes, and it's right up my street.
Now this palette only costs £4, so I wasn't expecting the earth, but it's pretty impressive. All of the shades have a good level of pigmentation, are soft to apply and blend easily. The palest shades aren't chalky, and they apply without much in the way of fall-out. The only colour which I found a bit disappointing is the third from the right grey-purple shade, that didn't swatch very well and I might skip using that one, but the others all surpassed my expectations. I've been getting a lot of use from the shades in the middle of the palette so far - they're that in that lovely creamy nude to taupe shade range which is the kind of thing I go for on a daily basis, with a bit of a deeper brown shade in the crease. All in all this palette is well worth picking up and I'm sure it'll be the first of many Makeup Revolution eye palettes joining my collection.
The next thing I picked up is this gorgeous blush palette. This immediately stood out to me as the shades are so pretty and vibrant. Makeup Revolution have three blush palettes in the range so far, and this one is called the sugar and spice blush and contour palette and it costs £6.
All of the blushes blend well, and they're all rather pigmented, so you only need a little product on your brush to build the colour slowly. I love the shade range in here and would use all six of the pinky, peachy and coral shades. The two shades on the right of the palette are super shimmery and can be used as blush or high-lighters. I really like the addition of these tow the palette, it makes it much more interesting and versatile, and that lilacy high-lighter is heaven, although you do need to apply it sparingly!
Lastly I also wanted to try out one of the concealer palettes. I couldn't decide whether to pick light or light-medium from the three options available, so I ended up getting both as they're only £6 each for eight concealer shades. My main reason for getting these was because I'd been craving a creme contour palette, but as I'm a complete noob in that area, I wanted to practise with something at the lower end of the price range. I'm pleased I bought the two shade options I have, as I now have a great range of light to dark for my skin tone.
The concealers are creamier than I expected and apply well on the skin leaving a slightly matte finish. They're not suitable for directly under my eyes as they're too heavy, but for the rest of the face they're just what I wanted to play at being Kim Kardashian! Although I picked these up to try a different type of contouring, they've some in really handy for covering any redness or blemishes, and I feel like a bit of a pro having all of these concealer shades to choose from to mix and match with my skin!
You can find the full range of products online at Makeup Revolution and selected products online and in stores at Superdrug.
Have you tried Makeup Revolution yet?