First Impression*: Makeup Revolution London products

Friday, May 02, 2014

Hello ladies, 
as you probably already know, there's a new kid, or better said, new makeup brand in town.
And thanks to Easter bunny from a bunch of Slovenian bloggers had the opportunity to test a bunch of products from Makeup Revolution London. I was lucky enough to be one of them. 

I got the Redemption palette called Romantic smoked, a powder blush in the shade Sugar, lipstick called Reckless and the Amazing curl waterproof mascara. 
As soon as I opened the package I became beyond excited as the colour were right up my alley. And now onto my first impressions.

Redemption palette in Romantic Smoked: 
The packaging instantly reminded me of the MUA eyeshadow palettes, but this one is bigger and feels more sturdy. The thing that I like most about this packaging is that you can easily see which shades you have and for some reason, I tend to use products like this more often.
In the palette you get 12 shades, 6 of them are shimmery and the other 6 are matte. I know that a few of Slovenian bloggers mentioned that the shadows are a little bit too narrow and I can see why this could be a problem if you're using a really big, fluffy brush. Having said that, I love how everything looks very symmetrical and sleek.
The shadows are very soft, but the pigmentation and the formula varies almost from shade to shade. The matte ones are more powdery than the shimmery ones, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely pigmented they are. 
Even though they are a little bit powdery, I haven't experienced any fall out, which if I'm being honest,  was expecting. All of the shades are easy to blend and also buildable. 
As I always use a primer, I did use one with these as well, so I didn't experienced any creasing. I did, however, notice, that the eyeshadows started fading after 6h, but only in the middle of my eye. 
All in all, I was impressed with this palette and I absolutely love the shade selection. For 5, 95 € (Lič or 4£ (Makeup Revolution) you can't go wrong with it.

Amazing curl mascara (waterproof): This on the other hand was unfortunately a total miss for me. It has a plastic, black packaging which is ok. It also has one of those classic, non-plastic wands and the brush is a little bit curved. As you can see it has some fibres and it's very hard to get back into the packaging. 
I didn't use an eyelash curler as I wanted to see how it would perform. The formula of this mascara is extremely dry, as you might be able to tell from the swatch I did on my hand. It's also not very black, and for someone with blonde eyelashes this is quite important. 
When I applied the first coat, I hardly noticed a difference, the second coat nicely separated my lashes but that was all. The mascara was still hardly noticeable and hardly any colour came off. The third coat did give my lashes some colour and a little bit of volume, but unfortunately still almost unnoticeable. The fibres also started to get everywhere. 
It was also extremely messy on the bottom lashes even though I was being very careful while applying it. 
As it claims to be waterproof I didn't expect to have any problems with smudging (hardly any mascara smudges on me anyway), but I was wrong. After 4h I started noticing smudges on my lower lashes and after total 8h of wearing makeup, I had some major panda eyes going on. 
In my opinion, this mascara is not worth buying even though it retails only for 2, 95 € /2£.

Blush in the shade Sugar: Let's continue with great products, shall we? 
I think that this is my favourite product of the bunch and I'm not saying this only because I'm a blusher addict. The packaging is, again, plastic but very compact and easy to store. 
The shade is the perfect Sanja shade. A nice coral pinky shade that is completely matte but has a satin finish, so it'll give you a little bit of that healthy glow.
As the eyeshadows, this blush is also a little bit powdery, but you can easily tap off the excess product. 
I was blown away with the pigmentation, it's seriously outstanding. Still, it's very easy to blend so you won't end up looking like a clown.
I already mentioned that almost all blushes last a very long time on me and this one was no exception. It lasted full 8h and it only faded a tiny bit on the apples of my cheeks.
Will definitely be getting some other shades as well, they're only 1, 95€/ 1£.

Reckless lipstick: Last but not least, this gorgeous dark, raspberry red lipstick. 
The packaging is once again, almost identical to the MUA lipsticks, but this one has the pot with extra lipstick on top, where the MUA lipsticks have in on the bottom. The thing that bothers me about this little ''pot''  is that I have a feeling it'll fall off any second. The whole packaging is not very well made, but for 1,95€ / 1£  you can't really complain. 
The formula of this lipstick is amazing. It's extremely pigmented and very creamy. Because of that, it's a little bit challenging to apply, but we all know that red lipsticks aren't really the ones to touch up without a mirror or use in a hurry.
 It also feels very moisturising on the lips and it makes your teeth look white like snow. 
It survived drinking but it didn't survive eating. I noticed that it disappeared quite unevenly; on the outside of my lips it was still intact, but in the middle it was completely gone. 
I decided to blend everything out with my fingers and it turned out into a lovely red stain that disappeared after 5h. 
This was a hit as well and I'll probably get some more wearable, everyday shades. I'm also very intrigued to try their matte lipsticks and matte lip glosses.

Here you can see the mascara and eyeshadows in action. In the top two photos, I only have mascara on my left eye and on the bottom two I have it on both eyes.

I have to say I'm very grateful I had the chance to try these products and I love reading reviews from my fellow bloggers since all of us got some different products.
 I think that Makeup Revolution is definitely worth checking out and I already have a list of products I want to order.
For my Slovenian readers, you can get their products on Lič and my international readers can check out their official online store.

Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution yet? Share your thoughts.


*The products was sent to me to review. I didn't buy them with my money. But that didn't and won't ever affect my opinion about the products in any way. The review is based on my personal experience with the products.*

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18 komentarji

  1. blush mi je ful všeč :) Kak si dobila tisto ekstra šminkico na vrhu dol? jaz si svoje ne upam odstranit kr ne gre na izi dol pa nočem kaj zlomit :P

    1. Samo vn potegni, pomojem ne boš zlomila :) Drugače pa js te tako ali tako ne uporabljam, tudi če s čopičem nanašam šminko :)

  2. Blush in šminka sta mi zelo všeč:) Sploh šminka je tak super lep odtenek:) Mene je zdaj malo obsedla ta znamka in bi kar veliko stvari še preizkusila:))

    1. Ane? Meni je šminka tudi super, še nimam takšnega odtenka.
      Mene tudi, sploh ko pri drugih vidim še ostale stvari in dobre ocene :D

  3. Šminka mi je všeč in paletka :). Sem tudi jaz poizkusila potegnit pokrovček s šminko dol, pa pri moji ne gre. Mi je malo čudno ker na MUA šminki in od Beauty UK pa gre.

    1. Res ne gre? To je pa ful čudno, ker itak sta samo tista dva kaveljčka kot varovalo..
      Mi je pri MUA bolj všeč ko se lepo odvije ta pokrovček.

  4. The eyeshadows look quite powdery. I think the blush is the prettiest! And the lipstick looks so pretty on your lips xx

    1. The matte ones are quite powdery, yes but not so much when you use a brush and they don't have any fall out.
      Thanks :)

  5. The lipstick looks very good on you! I like the blush color as well :)

    1. Thanks Astrid, I love how it looks on me as well :)

  6. Šminka in blush izgledata fenomenalno :)!

  7. Vse punce ste navdusene nad temi sminkami, mene pa je moja cisto razocarala. Za maskaro se strinjam, sta mi pa paleta in blush zelo vsec. :)

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    1. Yep, and the majority of them are great bargains :)

  9. Meni tudi ne gre pri šminki tisti mini pokrovček dol, haha. Drugače me je pa od stvari, ki sem jih prejela jaz najbolj navdušilo kremno rdečilo. Res fantastičen produkt!

    1. Haha, no sej ste itak na boljšem, ker moj bo verjetno vsak čas sam dol poletel :)
      Tvoje kremno rdečilo imam tudi že na WL ja :)


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