Well hello purple!!
The gorgeous peeps at Makeup Revolution were recently so kind as to send me this fabulous little lot of goodies to review! After seeing my purple lipsticks post, they thought I might like another purple lipstick and maybe some extra purple makeups to add to my collection. Erm, you’re definitely my kinda people Makeup Rev’ Thank you so much guys!! If you haven’t heard of them, Makeup Revolution are the brand new kid on the block in beauty land, they’re on a par with MUA in terms of price, they stock a great range of products in an even greater range of shades, and are currently available online and at Superdrug.
So first up has to be this amazing Limited Edition Scandalous Lipstick in Depraved. It’s an intense cool violet purple, with a cream finish. As soon as I saw the colour I was like ‘WOW this is amazing!’ As you probably know I’m a big fan of purple lippies, and I have never seen a purple like this before. It’s such a striking and clean colour, I think I’m actually in love! I swatched first on the back of my hand and the formula did look fairly sheer, so I was a bit apprehensive, but on my lips it looked and felt fantastic! The creamy finish is just right so there’s no dryness or cracking on the lips, and it lasts a good few hours too before re-application is needed. This lipstick is also available in four other crazy colours, including blue and yellow. Oh and did I mention only costs ONE POUND. You really can’t go wrong with this.
I really can’t get over the colour of that lipstick, but anyway on to the next product!
Next up is the Salvation Velvet Matte Lip Lacquer in Keep Lying For You. This is very similar to MUA’s Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer and fairly similar to Lime Crime’s Velvetine Lip Stain. This product is described as a lip gloss that goes on as a liquid and dries to a bold matte finish. And indeed it is! Just like the MUA product, this does not have a gloss consistency. The formula is thick and creamy rather than gloopy. It applies fantastically well and dries quickly to a comfortable matte finish. The colour is highly pigmented and did stay on the outer edges of my lips, but wore off fairly quickly on the centre of my lips after I’d had a brew. This is no biggie though as it’s only £3, so the price more than makes up for this. I would like to add that I have not done a ‘drink a cup of tea’ test with the MUA or Limecrime products, I’ll be doing this soon for comparison!
And next onto the eyeshadows, I have two single eyeshadows in Blow Your Whistle (top) and Rave All Night. Blow Your Whistle is a cool blue-toned purple – the eyeshadow version of the Depraved lipstick really. And Rave All Night is a warmer purple, which coincidentally matches the Keep Lying For You Lip Lacquer. Both are highly pigmented and easily blendable. I swatched on the back of my hand and both colours applied well with very little fallout. Makeup Revolution stock a massive 46 shades of single eyeshadows, so there should be something for everyone!
And lastly the Nail Polish in Adore. This is only two coats, ONLY TWO COATS and it’s completely opaque! It also dried quickly and applied like a dream. I’m actually in nail polish heaven. I’ve only just put it on today though so I’ll have to come back with an update to let you know how long it lasts without chipping. There are also 40 shades to choose from, not to mention glitter colours, and they’re only £1 each! Amazing!!
So the conclusion??
Ok I’ll admit it, I am a makeup snob. I like expensive brands, I’m attracted to expensive brands and I believe I’m always getting a fantastic product for my money. Higher price equals a better quality product, yes?? Well not necessarily, and I have to say (as you can probably tell) these Makeup Revolution products have totally amazed and mesmerised me. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so impressed with such a large range of different products from a single brand, and the fact that they’re all cheap as chips really is the icing on the cake! I love the fact that their complete product range includes over 300 items so there really should be something to suit everyone 🙂
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any Makeup Revolution products and what you think of them?
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx