TESTING: REVOLUTION MAKEUP

I’ve been curious about Revolution Makeup (Revolution Beauty? Makeup Revolution? I Heart Revolution? They have so many different names??) for a long time. Super affordable products, great shipping costs to Australia, and they’ve collab’d with some of my favourite beauty youtubers. Combine that with the fact they’re cruelty free and mostly vegan (not all products but there’s an option on their website to shop only their vegan items), AND that they’ve been getting crazy hype on youtube for their concealer that is supposedly a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape concealer.

For clarity, all prices mentioned in this post are in Australian dollars. I’m gonna run you through the ordering and delivery process, swatches and photos of the products, and a few looks I did with the items. At the time of writing (5 September 2018) I’ve used all the items, though I don’t have pictures of everything in use.

ORDERING & DELIVERY

I decided it was time to take the plunge and just order some goodies. They often have perks or freebies, ie. spend over $50 and get a free palette, or brushes. I was impatient and ordered during a time they didn’t have a freebie special, but generally I think you may as well wait until they are running a promo and get extra product. I spent $162 all up, and got 17 items, plus a free lipliner. Plus, because I spent over $50 shipping was free. If you’re spending less that $50, shipping is only $2.95! Which is crazy good, considering that shipping costs to Australia from international retailers can be incredibly pricey.

I ordered on 21 July 2018, and my parcel arrived on 6 August 2018, so it took 11 business days/just over two weeks to arrived. That’s pretty slow, but I think for the cost it’s not unreasonable. Just don’t order anything that you desperately need! Everything was wrapped securely in bubble wrap, and packaged tightly together, so no breakages.

PRODUCTS

 – $18 – Collaboration with YouTuber SophDoesNails

Soph X Palette and Swatches
 – $7 – dupe for Urban Decay ‘Naked Heat’ palette

Iconic Fever Palette and Swatches
 – $7

Newtrals 2 Palette and Swatches
 – $7 – dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Soft Glam’ Palette

(I just wanted to make a note about this palette specifically – while the mattes are beautiful and blend really nicely on the eyes, I’m not very impressed with the shimmers/pressed glitters. Even with a wet brush or a finger, I feel like they don’t show up well, and require a lot of effort to look good. I still think it’s worth the $7 for the matte shades, as the shimmers can be made to work, or you can use a single eyeshadow or a shimmer from another palette.)

Velvet Rose Palette and Swatches
 – $9

Love Every Shade Palette and Swatches
 – $18
 – $8

Midas Touch Palette and Swatches
With and without glitter glue

 – $9
 – $5
 – $8
 – $5

Eye and Lip Products
L-R: Chauffeur, Boudoir, Cake, Renaissance Flick, Red Lipliner (freebie)

 – $9
 – $7
 – $9
 – $13

(For shade matching reference, I use Mont Blanc in NARS Sheer Glow, Fair in IT Cosmetic CC Cream, and Alabaster in Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation)

Complexion Products

 – $11
 – $11

(The highlighter in the Bronze and Glow duo is absolutely stunning, but it’s worth mentioning that the bronzer/contour shade is very pale and quite sheer. Even on my super fair skin tone, I could go in very heavy-handed and it still looked quite subtle. I like it, but if you have anything darker than a tan complexion I would give this one a pass.)

 

collage

 

LOOK 1: Pinks

Base Products 1

Bronzer, Highlight, Eyeshadow 1

Complete Look 1

LOOK 2: Reds/Browns

Base Products 2

Eyeshadow 2

Eyeliner Pen 2

Lip Products 2

Complete Look 2

FINAL THOUGHTS

With the exception of the comments I made on the Velvet Rose and Bronze and Glow palettes, I was absolutely astounded with the quality of all the products I tried. I ended up not doing a detailed breakdown on my thoughts for each product because I feel like the swatches and photos basically speak for themselves. I was pleased to see that the shades C2/F2 and C3/F3 all worked for me, so there is a bit of flexibility in trying to choose a shade that will match you. I would 100% recommend Makeup Revolution to anyone who has been curious about trying their products – they are always coming out with new things, and there are plenty of reviews circulating the internet if you’re curious about what to get.

Lots of love

Katie xx

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