When it comes to budget beauty, we really are spoiled rotten here in the UK. It seems that new beauty brands pop up on the high street every other month, with the shelves of Superdrug being filled with bargains that also provide a pretty good result. 2014 has certainly been the year of blogger favourite Makeup Revolution, a brand that takes cues from cult products and best selling collections of premium counterparts. Although some of their inspirations can be a little controversial, they provide affordable makeup that’s both fun to look at and great to use; who doesn’t want a chocolate eyeshadow palette or a heart shaped bronzer? There’s so much greatness to choose from, with a whole look costing the same as lunch from Pret-a-Manger, but there are three products in particular that I think are worth picking up right now – and you could win them!
1. I Heart Chocolate Eyeshadow Palettes (£7.99)
Rather cleverly inspired by Too Faced’s eyeshadow collection, these eyeshadow palettes have the best case ever – literally fake melting chocolate. They’re practically worth buying just to display on your dressing table, but the colours and textures hidden within are fantastic for their price point. Although an eight quid palette is never going to stand up to the quality of one five times its price, the sixteen shades includes provide practically every colour you’ll need for a neutral or smokey eye. Considering the colours work out to be only 50p each, they’re pigmented and soft to the touch; there’s no grittiness or problems blending, although I do love to mix these up with some Urban Decay shades come the weekend.
2. Wow Gloss Lipgloss (£2.49)
Like mini pieces of makeup currency, these are practically flat and feel so fun to use. If you ever struggle adding chunky lipglosses into a clutch bag, then these slip in with ease and leave plenty of room for your phone. The gloss itself is pigmented, glossy, comfortable and non-sticky, while having a delicate scent that doesn’t scream “this only cost me two quid.” Available in ten different shades, there’s definitely something for everyone – from nude pinks to bright oranges and dusky reds. I love the delicate nude shades that help to even out my lip tone and provide a subtle pout, a great alternative to my beloved Clarins Lip Perfectors.
3. Blushing Hearts Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter (£4.99)
Although they’re a nightmare to store, these super cute heart-shaped baked tints provide a subtle hint of colour and a delicate shimmer. They’re well pigmented and provide a finely milled powder, enabling you to build up a colour result rather than overloading your cheeks in one go. I love the triple colour option, helping to provide a much more blended, natural result and a healthy glow. These are great for makeup novices and experts alike, as well as making fantastic little gifts for teens just stepping into a whole new world of cosmetics.
To continue my #BudgetBeautyWeek in style and celebrate my love for this new brand, I’ve teamed up with Makeup Revolution to offer three lucky people a bulging hamper of goodies. Each one contains 15 different products (including my three favourites,) and is worth over £50.00. Each lucky winner will receive three Blushing Hearts, three awesome eyeshadow palettes, a giant Chocolate Heaven bronzer, a brow palette and corresponding brow tint gel, plus six Wow Gloss lipglosses. Phew – that’s a lot of makeup. To be in with a chance of winning, just enter via the widget below… And don’t forget to let me know your favourite Makeup Revolution product, or the one you’re looking forward to trying the most. Good luck!