12.6.14

Makeup Revolution haul; 7 lipsticks & 2 palettes later...


If you haven't heard of Make Up Revolution by now, well how not? It's been all over the blogging world recently…and through blog posts and other bloggers is exactly how I found this brand. 
I've been lusting over many lipstick colours & in need of some new eyeshadows for some time now, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to trial the makeup revolution range, with lipsticks £1 and pallettes at £4, after reading and searching through so many blog reviews and lots of enabling from my blogging friends on twitter, last saturday afternoon I made my first order.
 The pallettes I ordered were the Iconic 3 & Hot Smoked. 
After hearing about how the Iconic 3 was practically identical to the Naked Pallete 3, well for a girl who can't afford to justify £37 on eyeshadow, iconic 3 was first in my basket. 
I've read so many reviews and seen many swatches of a comparison between both pallettes and although I can't show you the same, so if you're wondering give it a little search and you'll see how similar they are. 
I've been needing a new pallette of neutral colours for a while now, and I love the pigmentation of each colour, with a variation of shimmer and thickness of the colours. Starting with rose colours, to a light brown toward the deeper brown shades, perfect for the days when you want a more natural look, while working an awesome smokey eye at the same time…I can't wait to start using this more. 
 I'm kind of like an addict when it comes to smokey eyes, not sure what my attraction is…maybe it's the  inner rock chic that I let come to surface every now and then. But once I found a few smokey palette I immediately wanted to try them all, but after being told that hot smoked needed to be mine, well that again went into my basket. Again at £4 you can't really resist temptation. 
I love that each colour has the hint of darkness in the colouring, yet still looks flattering with the shimmer, perfect for nights out & evening wear, it's perfect for throughout the year if you ask me! 
The colours that drew me in were definitely the purples & blue, to help create a smokey eye with the darker browns & greys, they add a hint of colour…so I don't end up looking like I'm back in the goth days. 
Now the most exciting part of my order is the 7, yes SEVEN lipsticks I purchased. 
For a while I've wanted to try these lipsticks, with lots of positive reviews online, though I was a little disappointed to struggle finding swatches or seeing them on. 
When lipsticks are £1, my immediate thoughts are WOW! and will they be the right texture? 
I love colour filling lipsticks, and tend to turn my nose on glossy one where the colour hardly shows. 
So I did my research (as best I could), though the website does have examples of swatches for some of these, so you can sort of an idea. 
 I have added a few coats to my lips for a fuller effect, though I think I made the right decision with the colours I went for. I've wanted to add some new colours to my growing lipstick collection & what better way to try then £1 lipsticks, so I picked a variation of colours, and after a few uses I've become more obsessed. First use I was a little disappointed that one coat didn't feel enough, and that they were definitely glossy effect. Though looking at my picture I'm warming more and more to each colour. Knowing that for me I need to add more to my lips for me to be happy. 

Sadly I'm still struggling to get along with 100% Vamp & Black Heart, as they are so similar (but bought in a collection for £2, with rebel with a cause)…only because I don't feel they're pigmented enough, and that they're way too glossy for an overall 'gothic' dark lip look. I was also hoping that Crime was more of a vibrant hot pink, but still it gives a very 'barbie' hot pink effect over all, so I can't be too disappointed…It's just these three colours seem to smear and wear off a lot quicker than the rest.

Although I'm still hoping to fall in love with certain colours, I can't fault the rest! Some are still too glossy for me, but I also find them to be at the standard as higher quality lipsticks...does that make sense? My favourite so far being 'twist' with reckless and rebel with a cause following not too far behind, these were also similar colours to some I'd been eyeing up in mac lately…so to me £1 alternatives are much better!? These three colours in particular also have a closer matte finish compared to the rest. 
Though I'm completely thrilled with my order, and will be using these non-stop till they run out, my first impression still feel very mixed…but for the price I really can't say much!? 
I can't wait for make up revolution to head into stores…because buying before trying, isn't usually my way of shopping…well not anymore! 

Overall I'm really impressed and hope to post more of a review on each product once it's had more use. 
Have you ordered from make up revolution yet? 
Or are you at least tempted now?

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23 comments

  1. ChristineIversen12 June 2014 at 19:49

    I have been wanting to try out some off the items from this brand, they look nice. Those lipsticks look gorgeous, loving Crime a lot :-)

    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com

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  2. Whoa I am loving the lipsticks. x

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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  3. This brand has been getting so much coverage lately! They look pretty great for the price!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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  4. Hayley Challinor13 June 2014 at 15:14

    I found the lipsticks okay for the price, I'm still not decided on of if i actually like them though. I find the texture odd and the longevity not wonderful, but like you say for a pound what can you say?!?? X

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  5. I love this brand! I just ordered a bunch of their lipsticks, can't wait for them to arrive. Nice post, new follower! xo

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  6. So jealous of all these products! I'm still waiting to try this brand. I think the first thing I will get is the eyeshadow palette because the colours are amazing x


    www.mappedoutblog.co.uk

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  7. These products look amazing! The colors are very pigmented as well. I'm from the twitter chat, mind checking out my blog? :)

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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  8. I love all the colours - the eyeshadows look so good!

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  9. I love those palettes and Wreckless and Rebel without a Cause xx
    www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  10. I've heard so much about Makeup Revolution, I can't wait for payday, going to stock up on as much as I can!


    Great post - I love all the swatches you have posted - can really see what the colours look like which makes it so much easier to decide!


    Emma | DollfaceBlogs

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  11. I suggest trying them, I questioned it at first but I was overall so impressed with everything I've bought so far :)


    -sarah xo

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  12. Some great colours, right? I'm in loveeee, hehe.


    -sarah xo

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  13. almost every blogger is review this brand, which is half the reason behind me trying them! I'm pretty impressed, specially for the price :)


    -sarah xo

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  14. I've had the same opinion on them before and after they arrived! For £1 I'm really impressed and the more I'm using them, the more I'm liking them.
    The texture and the longevity were my initial doubts with them too.


    -sarah xo

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  15. Me too! I'd love to see which lipsticks you bought :))
    Thank you!


    -sarah xo

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  16. I'm in love with them all and I definitely recommend the eyeshadow palettes, I love these colours!


    -sarah xo

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  17. I haven't had the chance to use the eyeshadows too much yet, but I'm really excited to!


    -sarah xo

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  18. I can't wait to use them more & those two lipsticks are fast becoming favourites of mine!


    -sarah xo

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  19. Ah you should do! It's good quality for such a good price.
    I'd noticed not many others had done the same & I like seeing what colours look like before buying aha.


    -sarah xo

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  20. Catherine Senior18 June 2014 at 21:03

    I'm definitely going to have to try makeup revolution after this post! :)

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  21. India Benjamin19 June 2014 at 19:03

    I have the Iconic 3 palette (I couldn't afford the Naked palette either!) and love it, the quality is so good! I also bought the eye primer and together the shadows last for ages. I think I'll get some lipstick next :)
    www.touchscreensandbeautyqueens.com

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  22. I definitely recommend giving them a go :)


    -sarah xo

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  23. I've been using the Iconic 3 so much lately, I love the colours together & they're very long lasting!?…Though I do want to try them with an eye primer!
    My favourite lipsticks I recommend is 'twist'


    -sarah xo

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