Friday, April 17
- #FOTD: Makeup Revolution...
Makeup Revolution, where do I begin? Only one year old but taking the beauty world by storm. If you're yet to try any of their products then do! Crowned the queen of dupes, the quality of their products for the price is almost unbelievable. Sold in selected Superdrug stores, they have a mahoosive range of products available and constantly seem to be launching more. Today's post is a makeup look I've created using a selection of their products. I opted for my favourite style: natural, fresh and with the focus on glowing skin. Psst...Superdrug are currently holding a promotion where for every 3 beauty products you buy, you'll receive a free #MAKEUP bag! Read below to see the look I created and the products I used to achieve it...
Matte Foundation in Natural Beige,
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know I favour products that leave a glowing/'dewy' finish to skin over a matte one. However, for just £1.50(!!!) this is a great inexpensive addition to my collection for when I fancy an alternative. You may have seen my previous post (here) declaring my love for a lighter base, so for this look I mixed a blob of this foundation with my regular moisturiser. It mixed perfectly and blended into my skin with ease. Available in five shades, I am still amazed at how much of a bargain this foundation is!
£2.00 £1.50 Ultra Aqua Brow Tint in Fair, £3.00
Available in fair, light, medium & dark, this brow tint was a bit of a mystery to me. The ideal application for a brow tint arriving in squeeze tube packaging initially left me slightly baffled. After a bit of experimenting, I found the best way is to dot a teeny tiny amount onto the back of my hand and then use an angled brush as if it were powder. This effectively defines brows and has a much better staying power than powder products.
Redemption Palette Iconic 3, £4.00
How this is only £4, I do not know. This palette contains a stunning mix of matte, pearl and shimmer shades almost identical to that of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Whilst the formula isn't quite as 'buttery' as the famous Naked shadows, these still perform highly with impressive pigmentation. I never thought I'd be one to wear pink/rose-hued shades, but this palette of neutrals has definitely converted me.
Iconic Pro Kit: Blush, Bronze & Brighten, £5.00
I remain unsure whether my favourite products by Makeup Revolution are their eye shadows or contouring powders. This kit comes in four different shades and the personal highlight for me is the highlighter (see what I did there? ;)). It's super duper pigmented and provides a gorgeous glow without containing any tacky larger chunks of glitter. This is definitely one for the highlighter-lovers, and not if you prefer a more subtle sheen.
Baked Blush in Make Love Instead (used for this makeup look), £2.50
Liquid Blush Lacquer in Heat,
I've decided to feature both of these blush products as they both deserve a mention. I absolutely love baked blushers and the infusion of colours and slight shimmer give skin a healthy glow. With the popularity of the Hourglass Ambient Light blushers and the cheaper Max Factor Crème Puffs, I feel these Makeup Revolution ones shouldn't be overlooked - especially at just £2.50 each!
For a liquid alternative is this lacquer in the shade 'Heat'. A little goes a long, long way with this, nobody wants to resemble a clown. The pigmentation and staying powder of this stuff is seriously incredible - make sure you have an effective makeup remover handy!
£3.00 £1.50 Lip Gloss Tube in Eye to Eye, £1.00
I finished off this look with a sweep of mascara followed by a layer of lip gloss. Again, the fact that this costs just £1 is amazing! It's perfect to wear alone like I have below, or layered on top of lipstick to add a bit of shine. A huge plus is that the formula isn't thick or creamy at all - a pet hate of mine when it comes to lip glosses.
Let me know what you think of this makeup look and don't forget to tell me your favourite Makeup Revolution products.