Make-up. Skincare. Beauty. Revolution is fastly branching out to become a monopoly on UK drugstore makeup! Compromised of 5 lines including Makeup obsession, Revolution Pro, I heart Revolution and their brand new XX Revolution they seem to have a brand for every demographic.
I’ve been a long time fan of Revolution Beauty. Their £4 shadow dupes are a staple in my everyday routine but lately i’ve been branching out to new and exciting products. The great thing with this brand is that you can try out new styles, products and colour palettes without worry as their choices are carefully selected to work with each other and they don’t break the bank!
Last month Revolution were running an offer where you got their monster 45 shade palette for free on a £35+ spend. Now did I need more beauty products? No. Did I want more? Of course! A haul was in order, so I swang by my Twitter @ohsoviki to ask which palette I should get. With Mars being something I would use everyday and Earth being tones I don’t frequently use but would love to experiment with.
Then it was time to select some products from the site. This was definitely not hard. I found some sale products that didn’t qualify for the offer but honestly couldn’t pass them up, and it was easy enough to get some general products I wanted regardless.
So let’s see what products made my bank balance hate me….
Let’s start with the travel-sized palettes that IMMEDIATELY drew my attention. These 9-pan palettes from makeup obsession were an immediate win! Each one is a unique colour theme but has every shade you need to create a stunning multi-dimensional look. I wanted bright and bold pinks so of course opted for pretty in pink. I wear pinks often but don’t have many different shades. Then I chose Ocean Blues to try to diversify my look a bit. Blues often are a highlight colour for me, a stroke under the eye for a pop of colour perhaps, but I want to try and branch out a bit, which leads perfectly into my final mini palette – Keep it Fresh. For this one I wanted something I wouldn’t ever think about for my look. Green eyes can be beautiful but are hard for me to get right, but they say practice makes perfect so I took a plunge.
The verdict – For £5 these palettes are adorable. They feel sturdy and are a great size for travel or keeping in your handbag. Don’t let the photo fool you though, these things are tiny and I have to admit I expected them to be bigger, you can get bigger pans for £4 in revolution generally, but these are way more pigmented and I don’t mind them being smaller as I’ll mix up my looks a lot that they would probably go past their use by before I get to use them if they’re any bigger. I definitely recommend these! The fact they have a little mirror too is super handy and another plus for their portability.
The next eyeshadow palette I bought was Daydream, its a 16 colour pan and clocked in around £10. This was giving me Juvias place vibes and the colours are so bold and carnivale inspired. Again, something I’d never usually be bold enough to try and that was it’s draw for me. Makeup obsessions longevity in palettes is really good, better than some of the sub brands of revolution, so again, a big recommendation from me for their eyeshadows.
The final products I got for eyes (which honestly is a great way to express yourself these days seeing as we are wearing masks which hide half of our faces) was a beautiful turquoise pomade and lengthening mascara. I’m on a mission to find a mascara that doesn’t budge and also makes my lashes look fuller. I have such a problem with mascara seeping below my eyes and making me look tired so let’s see how this one works out. Revolution pro pomades are to die for! I use their eyebrow pomade and when I do I get so many compliments, it’s long lasting and really easy to taper. I’m going to use this to create a fun pop of eyeliner.
Some exciting sale items I got was this beautiful renaissance highlighter palette in radiant in rose. It was £4 down from £8. The packaging is so high end and even comes in a beautiful cloth carry case with Revolution etched on it. The mirror is big and the colours can be used all together or separately. I am concerned with if this will easily break or leak if you carry it daily (maybe that’s why they give you the little pouch?) but that will have to be something myself and my makeup bag have to find out.
The unicorn dream holographic lip kit comes with a purple liner and holographic top coat. The top coat will become a staple for me not jsut to be used in conjunction with the pencil but will work well with a lot of my lipsticks.
WHAT IS BEAUTY WITHOUT SKINCARE
I of course needed to purchase these two holographic beauties purely for their cute colours I cannot lie. Lets face it a sparkly setting spray isn’t going to replace my everyday setting spray but is going to be amazing for nights out (when they happen again!) The peel off face mask is made with plastic free glitter so you can have a girly at-home spa night with a clean conciounce. It contains hylauronic acid, a staple in my skincare aswell as antioxidant jasmine flower.
I needed a new cleanser and this soothing gel with cannabis sativa seems like it will do the trick. My skin is really irritated at the moment with these face masks and as much as I understand and respect they are compulsory in our day-to-day life for now, I need to work on keeping my skin on balance when I am home. I have to admit (and I don’t know why) I was surprised it came in a glass bottle. It makes it seem more high end, it’s recyclable too. I love cleansing gels with pumps as it dispenses the correct amount so you won’t overdo it.
I’ve never had a pink clay mask before and needed one more product to top up my cart for the palette. This detoxifying mask comes in at £8. It looks and feels luxurious, is vegan and cruelty free (as is everything I purchased) and smells great. I trialled this and it made my skin feel great, the only thing I need to figure out is how to take it off non-abrasively as it really did stick well.
And there we have it, some treats, some essentials, majority exciting new purchases to expand my makeup collection and all for a 45 pan Earth palette. Follow my instagram to see what looks I create with this! I am in love with the way they make some of the palettes look like stones or cores, I know that effect will be ruined when I start using it but i’m excited to see what effect the two tone has when applying to my lids, does it create a dimensional look or is it just for show on the packaging?
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Let me know your thoughts below and if you want to see more beauty posts check out my Vegan Mystery bag review here!