I don’t quite remember when I first heard of Makeup Revolution, but I’m pretty sure it was around the time they came out with their rip-off of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I had always liked the look of the Naked 3, but being the reasonable and responsible adult that I am (haha, yeah, sure) I didn’t want to spend money on yet another Urban Decay eyeshadow palette. I own the Naked 2 and Vice 3 and I don’t even want to add up the money I spent on those two in my head … Long story short: Last time I was in London (July 30th – August 2nd, good times), my friends and I visited Richmond Park where all the cute bambis live. Richmond is super cute, and there’s also a very well-stocked Superdrug there. I guess you can all imagine my excitement when I found myself in front of the Makeup Revolution shelf.
They have so much stuff, oh my god. And from what I could tell, the products have cool packaging, great quality and very reasonable prices. What’s not to like? I bought the Iconic 3 eyeshadow palette (so the Naked 3 rip-off, amazing) and the baby on these pictures: The Sugar and Spice Ultimate Blush palette.
Does a girl really need an eight pan blush palette? The answer is probably not. Does a girl still want an eight pan blush palette? Hell yeah! I really have no excuse here – I own pink blushes, I own nude-ish blushes (NARS Douceur, anyone?), I own peachy blushes, and I own highlighters. But none of them come in a neat palette with a huge mirror that’s great to travel with, so … It was a totally justified purchase.
The deeper shades of this palette all swatch beautifully and are very pigmented – especially the bottom row. I have no problems with the top row either – the only one that’s a bit sheer in comparison to the other shades is the nude shade (top row, second left). That one needs a bit of packing on for it to really show on the skin, but I suppose it would still work beautifully for everyone with a very pale complexion.
What came as a bit of a surprise to me is that I actually have found myself using all of these shades! I was particularly sceptical about the top and bottom shades to the very right. The light one looks like a super sparkly highlighter that’s actually a lot less intimidating on the cheeks than it is in the pan. The pink sparkly shade is actually a gorgeous highlighting blush that looks super pretty applied with a stippling brush.
I love the fact that six of these blushes are matte – I feel like drugstore brands (at least the boring ones you get in Austria) rarely put out quality matte powder blushes. To apply, I either use the Real Techniques Blush Brush or the Ebelin Stippling Brush, depending on the pigmentation of the shade I’m going for.