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, £2.00 £1.50

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!

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, £3.00 £1.50

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!

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.


  1. This look is beautiful - it makes your skin look so radiant and I'd never have guessed that the products were crazy cheap! I think a trip to Superdrug is definitely needed haha!
    Zelda /// OhZelda xxx

  2. I am so placing my order with Make Up Revolution as soon as its pay day !! :!

    lovely selection .

  3. I'd love to try that brow tint - what a great price!

    Tara x

  4. I'm still reeling from the fact that it's £1.50 for that foundation!!! How? Makeup Revolution are such a great brand. It really makes fun makeup accessible to those that aren't able to splash the cash on their expensive counterparts. I love the look of that baked blusher. I must admit, I haven't placed an order in a while but I really should. Great post Karen x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  5. I need that palette in my life, your makeup looks flawless


  6. Your skin looks amazing and so flawless! That foundation is such a bargain. Makeup Revolution do amazing eyeshadow palettes! x x

  7. I have never tried makeup revolution before but some of those products look really good and are a great bargain.
    Aleeha xXx

  8. Beautiful! I love how your skin still looks radiant, although you're wearing a matte foundation. Also really like the look of the baked blush. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  9. You look amazing, I love this brand x

  10. you look great and very excited to try these products.

  11. I really want to try this brand !
    I have eard wonders about it !

  12. I must say I am surprised the MUR The Matte Effect. I purchased it and in all honesty, I hated it. It didn't mattify my skin, nor did it actually cover, and honestly, I don't need to cover much, but it was just bad. Maybe it was just me, but I won't be purchasing another one again.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  13. I bought the iconic 1 a few months ago as I had been wanting the Naked dupe for SO long and the £4 price tag was just too good to ignore and it really is AMAZING!!! I am in shock at how it is for such a great price! I want to get my hands on the iconic 3 one as those pink shades are gorgeous! The blush is also on my list of things to buy :)

    Sarah xxx ||

  14. I've just nominated you for the Libester Award as I love reading your blog, I hope you enjoy it. xx

  15. Your skin is flawless, and that highlight is so beautiful! Love this makeup look so much!


  16. Makeup Revolution really are hitting all the right notes aren't they and with each release I feel like their products get better and better. Gorgeous makeup look with such a lovely glow x

    Beauty with charm

  17. I got the make up bag too, so handy! My superdrug have only recently started stocking make up revolution and i'm in love with their Bulletproof Brow Palette.
    Your make up looks gorgeous!
    Gemma xx

  18. the iconic palettes are amazing, I cant believe they are only £4 too!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

  19. I really like the blush lacquers - not sure why they don't have more hype :) I like the look of the baked blusher too xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  20. I have yet to try anything from Makeup Revolution and probably won't for some time. I'm trying hard to cut down my makeup spending, I just have way too many stuff. :-/ And I really want to try Kiko first. I do like your makeup, it's so natural and pretty, perfect for Spring!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. Is the make up bag free online and in store? Definitely want to check it out and it's gorgeous! That shadow palette is my favourite, but I do adore those eyeshadows I've said it before but I'll say it again they are amazing mac dupes, definitely want to branch out and try more products from them now and what better time when there's an offer to justify my spending ;) xxx

  22. This is a really pretty look :) I love Makeup Revolution, especially their eyeshadows. I own far too much of their products if I'm honest but they are so inexpensive! x

    Jordan Alice

  23. Great post, I'm yet to try any of these apart from the Iconic 3 palette, which is amazing right?!
    I'm so going to have to give the other products a shot!
    ♥ Fran - xx

  24. I love Revolution♥ and great post, dear. What if we follow each other? Let me know, sweetie!

    Simona |


  25. revolution is nice

  26. This makeup look is gorgeous and your skin looks amazing <3 Really love the products you used and I really want to try out that eyeshadow palette and the baked blush, look super pretty! Love your blog <3

    Love Charlotte xxx

  27. All my fav shades of my Naked 3 palette have hit pan and I'm so jealous to replace with the iconic 3!

    Corinne x

  28. Revolution makeup is so cheap but the quality isn't I can see why everyone loves them. I love their eye shadows Lucy x

  29. Love Makeup Revolution! Not sure how I feel about a £1.50 foundation (many bad experiences with cheap foundation in the past!) but the eyeshadows and contour palette looks beautiful! Maybe they can turn me with the cheap liquids haha :)


  30. I love this look, you look really pretty! The Iconic 3 palette is fast becoming my favourite, and the liquid blush sounds amazing :) xx


  31. I am DYING to get my hands on makeup revolution goodies

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