NEW Brand Alert: Makeup Revolution (And The 3 Items You Need To Try)

Makeup is about having fun, being creative, testing new ideas and pushing your own boundaries. We’re not all in a financial position to be filling our collections with expensive high-end brands, which is why I’m a huge fan of budget buys and affordable products that can really keep makeup accessible for all. Makeup Revolution are the newest brand on the block, offering good quality products that cost less than your morning coffee. Filled to the brim with colour and texture, their website offers everything from foundation and blusher, to eyeshadow and nail varnish, with a touch of lipstick and highlighter to boot. When a new brand launches and it’s all so cheap, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees and take note of where you should really be placing your bets – so I’ve put the products to the test and have narrowed down three that would be a great addition to any makeup collection… As well as those you should avoid.

1. Eyeshadow Palettes (£4.00)
Considering these are only £4.00 you get a lot of product for your pennies. Each palette contains twelve different shades, with my particular favourite being this nude palette that’s a great dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked.  The eyeshadows are exceptionally pigmented and provide a mostly delicate metallic shimmer finish, which looks great when you blend and buff them into the skin. If you buy one product from Makeup Revolution, make it this.

2. Blush Lacquer (£3.00)
I’ve recently got really into cream and liquid blushers, so this instantly got me excited. The product is dispensed from a pump and provides a rich creamy blush that can be dabbed and blended into skin. It provides a fab subtle finish that looks extremely natural and perfect for the upcoming spring days. Not only is it comparable to other premium brands I’ve tried, but it’s available in six different shades so you can get the perfect one for you.

3. Baked Highlighter (£3.00) 
Highlighters are so on-trend right now, helping us to achieve a dewy and natural glow that oozes health. This unusual lilac shade of shimmer is great for catching the light and applying to cheekbones, as well as being applied under the brow arch to help lift the eyes. It’s extremely pigmented and very shimmery, so you do have to use it sparingly, but it’s a fab way to add a touch of light to the skin.

The range also contains lots of single eyeshadows which are handy for base colours (as well as flouro shades that are great for using as blush and lip colour,) bronzers and traditional blushers which add a subtle hit of colour to skin. However, I would personally avoid the lip colours which are a little greasy and not particularly pleasant on the pout, as well as the foundation which is overtly runny and a bit of an oily unblendable mess. Although the nail varnishes are only £1.50 each, they are available in 40 shades and provide a hit of colour for less than a latte; however, they provide a really thin and runny texture which needs to be built up to create a good colour result. If you want to play it safe and stick with products you know will work for you, definitely pop powders and shadows in your basket and save the rest for when they launch into store. Overall, this is definitely a new brand you’ll want to get on board with and you’re sure to find a product or two to fall in love with – as long as you don’t expect the earth in return.

What do you think of this new affordable makeup range?

All Makeup Revolution products are available online, with prices starting from £1.00. They should be available in Superdrug in the near future.



  1. beautyqueenuk
    April 13, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    I want to try all of those, the eye palettes look amazing

  2. Jess | Just Jesss
    April 13, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    The nudes palette and the lilac highlighter both look stunning, I may have to get my hands on those! Lovely post :)Jess xo

  3. becky sumner
    April 13, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    This brand looks so amazing for such low prices! I don't doubt that I will make a purchase in the near future

  4. L. Prunus Persica
    April 13, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Makeup Revolution also launched in Spain a few days ago. Their palettes look amazing, so reasonably priced. That bronzer looks stunning too!

  5. Elizabeth Riddle
    April 13, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Ive already checked out the website and picked out a few things I want !! I cant wait to try them!Little Beauty Blog Elizabeth x

  6. It's a blondiie thing!
    April 13, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Love the sound of the cheek lacquer, and already know I want to try the Naked 3 palette dupe. Thanks for the overall review.Kristy |

  7. Ashleigh
    April 13, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    It sounds fab…but it does seem very much like MUA as a brand? Or is that just me?!These Days are Fast

  8. Aerin Downs
    April 14, 2014 / 10:17 am

    The pallete looks fab! xxBerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  9. Karina de-Bourne
    April 14, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    That nude palette looks beautiful!!

  10. Anonymous
    April 14, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    If that nude palette is the iconic 3 and it does look like it then its the dupe for naked 3 not naked 1, got mine today and im loving it lots of payoff from the colours , also got the foil eyeshadow a dupe for stila molten metals even down to the mixing pan in rose gold

  11. kaybar007
    April 17, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Went to Superdrug especially to get the bright palette and the Angel Islington branch doesn't stock this range yet, gah! Bought a similar £4 palette from MUA but the colours sting my eyes 🙁 Gave it to my daughter for play makeup, she was thrilled. Will hold out for the Makeup Revolution version and try again.

  12. Reanne May
    April 22, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    I got a few products by this brand and I really dont like them, I find the pigment really bad 🙁 great for a newbie to makeup though! The lipsticks were okay but nothing special.. cant moat at £1 haha I much prefer MUA. X

  13. FloralBeautyEm.X
    May 18, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    The eyeshadow palettes are fab – got the Iconic 3 one. The lipsticks arent great. Very greasy. X

  14. Ann-Marie
    June 5, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    I'm with you 100% re the Vivid Blush Lacquers. I did mess up and pick a couple of totally inappropriate shades to review, namely 'Rush' and O'Boy which are too pink for me, but they would be perfect for teens and darker skin tones. Desire and Heat are more natural looking for my older skin. The pigment is crazy strong, you only need the tiniest drop and you must to work fast to blend it out, but the colour doesn't budge which, for £3.00 is a minor miracle. A good start for this budget range.

  15. Anonymous
    June 6, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    I love the iconic palettes I have got 1 and 2 and they are so lovely and pigmented! If people know about these I don't know why they would consider paying for the Naked palettes when they are such good dupes!

  16. Sherlock W Holmes
    June 8, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    What's the name of the nude palette?

  17. C.
    August 25, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    i would love to try these products! Are they sell online only or I can find there in some shop in London?Caryhttp://c–

  18. Anneka Day
    September 25, 2015 / 10:10 am

    This brand is amazing! I love the way that the eyeshadow's blend and how they're super affordable! I have the Flawless 32 Eyeshadow Palette that you should check out, it's amazing! I have a couple of their nude lipsticks from I ♡ Makeup and they're okay! ? I've done some posts on my blog if you'd like to check it out! ?

  19. Anonymous
    April 9, 2016 / 8:54 am

    I googled them recently as i was purging my mske up of brands which test on animsls or include ingredients tested on snimals (Reblon, Mabyline, L'Oreal, Lamcome, Rimmel all do) and I think they sre also one of the the few crulty free brands available in the shops in this country. So looking forward to replacing some of my products with theirs.

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