I feel like I have been away for ages when it has only been less than a week. I just decided to take a teeny weeny break and just relax over the bank holiday weekend. I hope you had a lovely weekend (and bank holiday if you are in the UK). It has been a minute since I did a Makeup Revolution Haul in fact my last one was last year over here. I featured some of these products in my drug store haul but I though this was the best time to review them in depth as I have tested them out for a little while. I am sure everyone and their dogs and cats must have heard about Makeup Revolution especially if you live in the UK. They literally took the blogging and makeup world by a storm. I love their products because they are good quality and affordable and mostly, I love how innovative they are. They make several dupes for other high end brands which is really impressive. I thought I may as well give myself a little treat especially as Superdrug was having a 3 for 2 offer which is one of my favourite offers in the drug store. I picked up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Kit, Makeup Revolution Mermaids vs Unciorns Eyeshadow Palette and the Makeup Revolution Double Flick Eyeliner.
I am really impressed with Makeup Revolution packaging because they are all so sleek and sturdy. I honestly don't understand how they have such good packaging and good quality products and still manage to keep the prices super affordable. Although some of the packaging looks slightly bulky, I find them easy to travel with because they are slim and fit well into my luggage. They also shut securely so there are no accidents at all. I travel at least once a month so I am always keen to have makeup products with good packaging as they are the only ones that come with me in my carry-on luggage..
Makeup Revolution Ultra Brow Palette//£7.99//Link
I already had the Makeup Revolution Brow Kit which I purchased last year and I have enjoyed using it but I just wanted something with more products to play with. I had read a few reviews for the Ultra Brow Palette and I thought it would be a nice addition to my kit. I figured I could use some of the brow shadows as eyeshadows, particularly as crease colours, if they don't work well on my brows. I love how much products you get in the palette as they are very versatile and can work well on various skin tones especially if you are a makeup artist. I chose the shade Medium-Dark because I have darker skin and the colours inside seemed to look more appropriate for my skin tone. In the palette, you get the following- Two Eyebrow Gels/Wax, Four Eyebrow Powders, an Eyebrow Arch Enhancing Cream and a one Powder Highlighter.
You also get a Brow Pencil (for outlining) and some tools (brushes and tweezers). I never really have any much use for these tools so I always bin them. I love the combination of products because they will always work with any kind of brow look you are going for. I only actually use the darker eyebrow gel and the darkest brow powder. The highlighters are way too light for me although I think I may try one as an eyeshadow base to see if it would help my eyeshadows pop (Update: Nopes, it did not work out at all). However, I like the eyebrow pencil which is dark enough to outline my brows (hallelujah!!). I still plan on using the other eyebrow powders as eyeshadows although they have a little bit of fall outs which is slightly frustrating. All in all, I think it is a great brow palette especially at the price of £7.99 and I have not seen anything similar with the same price.
Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette Mermaids vs Unicorn Palette//£4// Link
If you saw my recent Spring Makeup Essentials post, you would have seen that I have now reignited my love for eyeshadow paletttes with bright colours. I saw this lovely Makeup Revolution Mermaids vs Unicorns Palette in Superdrug and I knew we would have such an amazing time together. It has more cooler eyeshadow colours than warm bright spring ones but I still like it a lot. In this palette, you would find various shades of green, blue, purple, pink and greys which makes it perfect for both sunny and autumnal weathers. I find that it would go really well with other warmer eyeshadow palettes in my collection. As with many Makeup Revolution Eyeshadows, they are well pigmented and the colour pay off on the eye lids is quite impressive. I find that this palette has some fallout which is not uncommon with some Makeup Revolution Eyeshadows I have tried in the past. However, I don't think this is too much of a problem because it can be mitigated by using the eyeshadows wet and/or tapping off any excess eyeshadow from the brush before application. I love to use eyeshadows wet because it also intensifies their pigmentation and helps them adhere better to the eyelids.
Most Makeup Revolution Eyeshadows I have tried have really good pigmentation and this one is no exception especially with the array of colours in the palette. I know the bright colours in this eyeshadow palette may not be everyone's cup of tea because they are quite bright but they do complement each other and you don't have to use all the colours. Besides, life is too short to use only neutral eyeshadow shades you know. It's always good to experiment as I am pretty sure some colours look good on some people and not on others; you just have to find what works for you. Although I got this palette to do more Spring Inspired Tutorials, I feel it would serve me well into Autumn because it has such lovely jewel tone colours. I really enjoy using this palette although I have to mention the glitter coupled with the fallouts could be a little annoying. I find that even using the eyeshadows wet has little effect on reducing the glitter but I guess that's the style of the palette.
Awesome Double Flick Eye liner//£3.50// Link
Let's just say I am an eyeliner junkie and I can't be without my eye liner. Even if I don't have any sensible makeup on, I always have to have my eye liner. I feel it defines my eyes and gives them some character. L'Oreal Eye Liners are my Holy Grail Mascaras and I have used the for ages. I feel they are the best in the drug store and my absolute favourites. However, that has not stopped me from giving other brands a chance hence why I picked up the Makeup Revolution Double Flick Eye liner. The fact that it was double ended was the selling point for me as it is versatile and you can achieve various looks with it. It has a thin end which can be used for more precise cat eye flicks and there's the thicker end which can be used for thicker cat flicks. I think it is a great eyeliner however it does not last as long as my L'Oreal Eye liners or even the Collection Extreme Eyeliner which is pretty sad. I find that it smudged really easily which is such a no-no for me. I am not sure if it's the fault of my sensitive eyes or may be my application. I will give it another go and report back on how I feel about it. I actually really like it and I honestly wish it applied and lasted better. I will try and change my technique to see if there is any chance for improvement. However, for the price and the double ended side, I think it's really good value for money.
I really like all my picks from Makeup Revolution and I have picked up a few more items since this haul or since when I took these photos so watch out for more reviews. It's hard to choose which product was my favourite from this haul but I am inclined to choose the Mermaids vs Unicorns Eyeshadow Palette (silly name aside). I feel really excited when I look at the colours and it makes me want to experiment more with colours. That's pretty much all from me. What's your favourite Makeup Revolution Product?...xx