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Makeup Revolution

Makeup Revolution Has finally launched in Canada. Originating from the UK, this 2 year old company can now be found at cosmetic counters in London Drugs. Scroll to the bottom of the post for details on other locations where you can purchase it.

 

On this blog post, I’ll be reviewing and swatching some products I received during the LDCosmetics beauty event.

 

First, let’s talk about the packaging. So far, each palette I have come in a simple, black, hard case plastic packaging, imprinted with the brand’s name. It closely resembles the packaging look of Revlon – simple but catchy. I personally prefer this simplicity. They draw my attention in the makeup aisle, opposed to the too colorful noise of other drugstore makeup brands that tend to look too kiddy. Something about the large bold font that looks you in the eyes and says “Hey girl Hey!”. But seriously though, do you ever walk down a makeup aisle and sometimes there’s just too much color in one section reminding you of your childhood play makeup and you’re like “Meh, might not be that great”? I mean to each their own, depends on your mood I guess.

 

Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights

 

The very first item I wanted to swatch was this highlighter. I have several drugstore and high-end highlighters, and I’m absolutely amazed at how beautiful this turned out. Talk about highlight bling! I’m absolutely shocked that these retail for less than $10 only! They come in 3 different shades: Radiant Lights, Peach Lights and Golden Lights. You can pretty much get all 3 for the cost of 1 high-end highlighter, which I plan to stock up on.

 

Makeup Revolution Vivid Highlighters

Golden Lights (shown)

Peach Lights

Radiant Lights

 

Below is a comparison swatch of it’s pricier competitions: (Left to right)

Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder Brilliant Light,

Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood Illuminator

and the MUR Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights

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Unicorns Unite Eyeshadow Palette

This palette includes 16 shades ranging from warm to cool colors. Some shades are matte and others have a sheen. I was surprised at how pigment these turn out. These colors will be perfect for the upcoming fall season!

 

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes

New-trals vs. Neutrals

Run Boy

Unicorns Unite (shown)

           

 

Redemption Eyeshadow Iconic 3 Palette

The Redemption Palettes come in 3 different versions. They closely resemble the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes as well as the L’oreal Paris Colour Riche Nude Palettes. Again, this turned a lot more pigmented than I expected. For a drugstore brand worth less than $20, they are a pretty good alternative to the $60 Urban Decay Naked series. I would say this Iconic 3 version is a close match to the Naked 3.

 

Makeup Revolution Redemption Eyeshadow Palettes

Iconic 1

Iconic 2

Iconic 3 (shown)

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Ultra Contour Palette

A powder-based contouring palette. During summer time when skin tends to get more moist or oily, I prefer to use powder based contouring products. They work best to avoid makeup from sliding and melting like creams, they’re are also great for setting liquid and cream foundations. My favorite part of this palette is the highlighters on the far right. The top one having a whiter undertone with gold speckles and the bottom is more pinky/peachy. The remaining shades were a little too much of a match to my caramel skin tone and came out too light on me. I’ll have to try them during winter months when my skin is paler. They will work best for fair and lighter skin tones. It’s unfortunate they only have this version, would be nice to have one that is maybe a couple shades deeper of each pan. I do love how smooth and creamy they apply and are easily blendable.

 

Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette

Cream

Powder (shown)

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Ultra 32 Flawless Eyeshadow Palette

A range of 32 shades of eyeshadows. Some may look monochromatic with slight intensity, which I believe gives it versatility so they can be used on different skin tones. Great for makeup artists that need variety when working with different clientele. The formula was also smooth and creamy, easily blendable and come in matte and shiny shades.

 

Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette

Flawless (shown)

Mermaids Forever

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Overall, I’m really pleased with my first impression of the above items. They turned out so much better than I expected for a drugstore brand. And when I look at the pricing, I’m honestly shocked. They’re good quality and a lot more pigmented than other similar priced products. In fact, if I compare these to stuff I already own by NYX, e.l.f., Maybelline and Revlon, I’ll probably be more likely to grab these in the future. Other drugstore eyeshadow palettes have disappointed me and they lack pigmentation. I’ve basically tried them once and never touch them again. I’m so glad you can buy them in North America now, avoiding the delay and shipping fees from the UK.

 

You can purchase them at London Drugs in Canada, AmazonUlta, Super Drug and Revolution Beauty online. And check out this awesome 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set that I purchased. The items in the set change yearly and make great gifts for makeup lovers. This full package has almost everything you need for your makeup collection. Love, love, love!

 

 

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