Today’s post is all about Make Up Revolution! Make Up Revolution is an affordable drugstore brand of cosmetics that you can find in Boots and Superdrug. In the past couple of years, Make Up Revolution has really made a name for itself. Influencers like Patricia Bright, Rachel Leary and Soph have all collaborated with them to create gorgeous palettes – one of which, I used to create this really simple pink eyeshadow look.
The palette I used is the second Soph x Make Up Revolution palette, in ‘Extra Spice’. I really like this palette. For every eyeshadow look you’ll see on me, I use this palette. It’s £10 but the quality and pigmentation of the shadows is amazing. I am not someone who is highly skilled at make up, so working with shadows like this that have a buildable quality to them makes me feel a lot more comfortable. I wouldn’t go straight in with a Natasha Denona palette for example, because its pricey and I would have no idea how to use it properly! For this look I used the shade ‘Twenty One’ all over the lid and blended out with the remains on the brush towards the edges and under the lash line.
Please excuse the messy quality of my palette – it just shows you how much I use it!
The foundation is a new one that I’m trying out from the Conceal and Define range. The foundation has a thin consistency, is an almost perfect shade match for me and provides a clear full coverage. It blends out really nicely as well – I apply with a wet beauty blender.
Because it’s so full coverage, it would probably look a lot better if I contoured my face to bring some dimension back in. But unfortunately, I don’t know how to contour.
I love the thick applicator that you get with the foundation – it reminds me of the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. Having an applicator like this means that the foundation is quick and less messy to apply. I don’t know about you, but I hate pumping foundations straight onto my face and I also don’t really like pumping them onto the back of my hand either. So this applicator is great.
Yetttt, at the same time, I also do have a problem with it. Having an applicator for your foundations makes them really unhygienic! Each time I use this foundation, the applicator is going to pick up all of the dirt and oils on my face. This is not ideal.
But I do love the way that the foundation looks on the skin. It honestly gives a flawless, smooth and unblemished coverage. Plus it’s only £9.99!
Finally, I used a gorgeous shade of the sheer lip gloss. If you have dark skin… well, you’ll know how difficult it is to find a flattering nude lip gloss. Particularly for a drug store price. Most of my nudes lip products have been bought in the high end section, costing me around £20 per item. In terms of lip glosses, I only have two nudes that work for me at the moment and this is one of them. This one is my favourite because its so shiny, giving you the perfect glossy pout. And it has pink undertones, which not only is my favourite colour (surprise surprise) but it also matches my natural lip colour perfectly. It’s not sticky or thick and it has a great lasting quality to it.
For a more dramatic, evening look, you could easily add lashes and intensify the colour a lot more by building it up. I just really like the look of colourful shadows on the eye with mascara only. But it’s all personal preference and if I was going on a night out, I would absolutely add a pair of falsies to glam this up!
Make Up Revolution Products used:
Make Up Revolution x Soph Extra Spice Palette (I use this for all of my looks)
Make Up Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Foundation (Shade F13)
Make Up Revolution Sheer Brilliant Lip Gloss (Shade 124 Sheer Gone Rouge)