It’s almost Halloween and to celebrate Makeup Revolution have brought out some new ‘spooky’ products including the Vampire Night matte lip kit and Ghostly highlighters.
The box design is no different to the usual lip kits launched earlier this year, I’m slightly disappointed the lips don’t feature vampire teeth to add that special Halloween touch.
Deep reds are such great colours for Autumn so I was excited to try this out. I have two other lip kits from MUR which I have reviewed here. Unfortunately the lip liner doesn’t fully match and is more pinky toned than the actual liquid lipstick so on application you can see the difference.
The liquid lipstick is a very good match to the box image which I know MUR have had problems in the past with incorrect shade images. Compared to previous kits I felt the lip liner wasn’t as creamy and felt more difficult to apply as it felt sharper.
If you’ve visited my blog before then you’ll know I absolutely love MUR but this lip kit just wasn’t my favourite. The liquid lipstick formula is not the same as previous kits and felt quite flaky to wipe away and didn’t feel as comfortable on the lips and personally I’d rather the lip liner was a matching shade.
For £6 you get a great vampy shade but it isn’t the best lip kit around.
Welcome back to part two of the Soph X Makeup Revolution collection, todays edition is my thoughts on the highlighter palette, if you haven’t checked out the first part which is the eyeshadow palette then you can read it here.
I absolutely love Soph’s videos and Makeup Revolution so its a match made in heaven, it would be nice if she created more products in the future!
The highlighter palette packaging is quite simple with its peachy coloured box, window view and rose gold writing. Unfortunately there couldn’t be any shade names due to the window but it’d be interesting to know what they would have been called.
The highlighters consist of eight stunning shades four baked and two pressed, again this palette is aimed at all skin tones so whilst its not possible to use all of them as highlighters the remaining shades will make great eyeshadows.
Apologies for the swatches not being the best they are extremely pigmented in the flesh! I adore the purple shade and even though I wont be able to use the bronze shades they would look gorgeous on deeper skin tones and as eyeshadows.
For £8 you get a large palette with a selection of different shades to match most skin tones.
Available at Superdrug, Tam Beauty and coming soon to Ulta.
One of my favourite Youtubers Sophdoesnails has recently collaborated with Makeup Revolution to create two stunning palettes, one eyeshadow and one highlighter. It is not limited edition but they have been selling out fast on the Superdrug website. I managed to get both so stay tuned for the highlighter review with swatches.
The packaging is a matte peachy pink colour with rose gold embossed writing and paint splats, Soph designed it all herself and went for a watercolour theme. It definitely stands out against the other Makeup Revolution palettes.
There are 24 shades to choose from with a mixture of mattes and shimmers, as you can see there’s a wide selection for all occasions. I absolutely love the colours available and constantly use shimmer shades.
I’m not the best at swatches but I’ve included some of my favourite shimmer and matte shades, the swatches don’t do them much justice as they are extremely pigmented. I absolutely love the shades Festive Flame and Copper Coin its great shades for Autumn.
The mattes are so pigmented and easy to blend, Soph wanted her palette to appeal to all audiences and skin tones not just for fair skin tones like herself.
At just £10 you get a large mirror, 24 shades and a palette that’s great for all occasions!
Available at Superdrug, Tam Beauty and coming soon to Ulta
Welcome back to the final instalment of the Wonder Woman lipstick mini series, these lipsticks were part of the Wilkinson Sword razor campaign to celebrate the release of the new Wonder Woman film.
Wonder is the shade I was absolutely dying to get my hands on out of the four piece collection, unfortunately I only managed to get three of the shades so my collection isn’t complete!
Wonder is a stunning pink nude shade and I absolutely love any kind of nude lipstick so I had to get my hands on this one. Sorry for the picture being not very good but I assure you it is an amazing colour. I believe the promotion is still running so I’d definitely recommend grabbing this shade if you can.
This is my mini collection and as you can see there’s different shades to cater to each individual taste, we have the deep red shade Wisdom and Power is a classic red.
I love these lipsticks, the shades are pigmented and they aren’t drying at all which is always a bonus and cruelty free!
Contour, highlight and add a pop of colour to your face in one handy sculpting kit presented by Rimmel London as part of the Kate Moss collection. There are currently two shades to choose from 002 Coral Glow and 003 Golden Bronze. As far as I’m aware there is not a 001 which is odd to me but I could be wrong (let me know in the comments!). This retails for £6.99.
As you can see it’s pretty standard packaging with a window to show off the colours, it’s a decent size for travel, however, it doesn’t contain a brush or mirrors. I like to use the PS Angled Brush from Primark for the contour shade.
If you are new to contouring then it makes a great starter palette, if however, you use contour a lot then it probably isn’t for you if I’m being honest due to the lack of shade options.
The powders can easily be built up but you do have to tap a lot of the excess off of your brush, for lack of a better word it is quite ‘powdery’ and as you tap your brush in the palette you can see it starting to come away in the air.
I love the blush colour and find that the contour shade works well for me, its on the warm side so if you use cool toned highlighters then again this isn’t for you. The highlighter is a nice golden shade but personally I think there’s better highlighters on the market.
Rimmel London are against animal testing but I think they’re sold in China where animal testing still takes place so it depends on your personal preferences whether or not you would use this palette.
I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts come in a great range of shades and products, currently you can get blushers, highlighters and bronzers for a price point of £4.99. I only own the shade Peachy Pink Kisses at present but I would buy more from this collection.
First of all how cute is the packaging? It does come with an outer box but I threw mine away. The shades are super shimmery, pigmented and can be applied separately or you can swirl your brush over all 3.
The blusher container as well is quite large and will last a while, it’s definitely a bargain at £4.99. The packaging is just cardboard packaging hence the low price.
The shades are buildable but due to the high amount of shimmer they’d work just as well, if not better as highlighting shades depending on your own preferences. If you aren’t really into shimmer products then this won’t be for you.
The peachy colours are great and make a nice change from the standard pink blushers on the market. It’s the perfect shade for the summer or to take on holiday.
I personally found it is easier to remove with micellar water over face wipes.
Currently you can buy the Blushing Hearts range from Superdrug and TamBeauty.com
Wilkinson Sword has teamed up with the newly released Wonder Woman film to bring 4 fabulous shades of lipstick you can choose when purchasing a selected razor product. (Intuition, Quattro and Hydro Silk)
The shades are called Wonder, Wisdom, Power and Grace and are worth £10 each.
The shade I selected is Power, along the sleek matte black packaging is the Wonder Woman logo on one side as shown and on the reverse of the lid is the shade name. The website claims the lipstick will be moisturising and long lasting.
The shade itself swatched gives off a pinky red vibe, it glides on the lips and gives the perfect classic red lip look. Whilst I’m not sure on its longevity I can tell you it does easily transfer when eating/ drinking and it does feel quite moisturising.
The other shade I ordered with my promotional code and hope to receive soon is the shade Wonder which is a gorgeous nude shade. Wisdom looks to be a deep red and Grace is a coral colour so there is quite a diverse selection to appeal to all audiences and skin tones.
The ingredients list for the lipsticks can also be found on the Wilkinson Sword website.
Highlight delight, the sell-out MUR palette you must get your hands on!
If you’re in need of a palette which houses bronzer, blusher and highlighter all in one then look no further than the Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold palette by the brilliant Makeup Revolution. The affordable palette retails at just £6 and contains 8 shades to choose from.
The products are quite pigmented and can be built upon to reach your desired look. (the palette looks so much better in reality)
Whilst the bronzer shade on the bottom row (second from the right) initially scared me to start with I found that it made a great eye-shadow shade, I don’t really wear bronzer much myself but others may love it.
The majority of the shades are shimmery, the only exceptions being the two matte bronzers on the end which are good shades for contouring. Unfortunately my Iphone isn’t the best at capturing how great these shades actually are.
Whilst the palette has sold out on Superdrug it can be found at Tambeauty which is the new home of the former Makeup Revolution website.
This is the first palette ive owned by MUR which wasn’t eye shadows and im really impressed with it overall.
Looking for a lipstick with a satin feel? Then look no further, No7 has an amazing collection of Moisture Drench Lipsticks from gorgeous pink shades to beautiful plums and everything in between.
One of my favourites from this collection is the shade Tawny Rose, a nude pink colour with a lasting finish. The shade is perfect for those out there looking for the perfect nude lipstick which isn’t brown.
As you can see from the image it is a much loved lipstick… What No7 offers is a moisturising lipstick with intense colour and a satin/semi-satin finish.
Of course all products from this brand are hypo-allergenic so perfect for those with sensitive skin.
As ive already mentioned the lipstick has a lasting feel so you don’t have to worry about it coming off easily if you have a drink. It costs £9.95 and is currently on a 3 for 2 promotion.
Have you tried any of the Moisture Drench lipsticks?
The Galaxy Eye Palette by Tanya Burr Cosmetics is a mini eye palette that features the four shades brilliantly named Snowflake, Moonlight, Stormy Sky and Starry Night. Cased within a small compact Square its easily accessible to your handbag or make up case and features Tanya’s trademark heart shaped mirror.
The packaging itself is cute with its silvery box and shiny stars to add to the space theme, the scalloped framing is again a classic feature of the brand.
One of the reasons I picked this palette out of the others is because of the colours, I loved the look of the brown colours and the shimmery black. This is the first eye palette I have used for Tanya Burr and do not own any others at present.
At a glance the colours are absolutely lovely but unfortunately on application they aren’t very impressive which the swatches below will show. I’m not sure if the other palettes have poor application or if its just this one. As expected the shimmery shades do have fall out but I think this happens with most glitter eye-shadows.
From left to right is Snowflake, Moonlight, Stormy Sky and Starry Night. My favourite colour pre-application is Moonlight which is a shimmery brown/nude but as you can see from the swatch it isn’t very visible.
I don’t really use Snowflake and Starry Night isn’t as shimmery as it looks in the box. I feel in order to get any pay off from the brown colours is to pack quite a lot on your eyelid, even then the colours are still mundane.
Overall I didn’t find this palette very impressive, I wouldn’t buy this one again when it runs out but it hasn’t put me off buying Tanya Burr Cosmetics in the future as I love her lip-glosses and nail varnishes.