In March I spent a lot of money on new beauty goodies and have given up buying anything beauty related in April. But I have a lot to discuss before I even need to think about buying anything, and that includes a little bit of a Makeup Revolution Haul. Funnily enough this doesn’t include every single Makeup Revolution product I bought in March 2018, and that’s mainly because this post was due to go live about three weeks ago and then Superdrug started their 3 for 2 across all makeup offer and I bought some more. Not even sorry. So anyway, this post won’t include those last few bits but I’ll get around to talking about them at a later date.
Thanks to me taking quite a bit longer than I’d planned to get this post live, I can also include some first impressions for a few of the products. I have full posts planned for two of the products too, but they’re still a few weeks away and I don’t want to spoil anything for you too much. Another point to make is that Makeup Revolution have rebranded to just Revolution Beauty, but I think it’s going to take me a little while to get used to the new branding.
This little haul stemmed from me needing a new product for spot cleaning brushes. For brushes I use with liquid products, I hand wash them with baby shampoo, but for powder products I tend to be a little lazier. Most of the time I use an anti-bacterial brush cleaner, and I’ve used a few different types over the years. I’m giving the Makeup Revolution Pro Hygiene Anti-Bacterial Brush Cleaner a go, and it’s not bad so far. For £5 it removes residual makeup from brushes pretty well, but it’s definitely not one for removing thick layers of it. This brush cleaner also doesn’t have a really strong alcohol smell which is a little nicer than the other ones I’ve tried.
Another product that comes in a spray bottle is the Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray. I haven’t tried this out yet because I’m trying to use up a couple of other setting sprays first, but I’ve used the illuminating version before and it’s pretty good as a budget option. Whilst I obviously love my holy grail Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, it’s expensive for every day use so I’ve been cycling through the budget options and I’m excited to give this a go.
I picked up two palettes in my little Makeup Revolution haul: the SophDoesNails Highlighting Palette and the Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette in Newtrals 2. The highlighting palette has 8 shades, covering a range that would be suitable for all skin types. Some of the darker shades would be far too deep for me, but they’ll work beautifully as eyeshadows. Plus, I love the lilac shade which is similar to the lilac tone in the Sleek Solstice Palette. I’ve been trying the eyeshadow palette as part of my April beauty testing, and I’m obsessed so far. Being mostly matte, you can really create a full eye look with it if you don’t want to smoke it out too much which is always brilliant in my eyes. Just bear in mind that it’s very warm, so if you like a more neutral eye look or something a little cooler I’d give it a miss.
The final product I picked up was the Makeup Revolution Aqua Seal Liquid Eye Primer. I usually go for something on the creamy side for an eye primer (with the Urban Decay Primer Potion being my go-to), so I thought a more liquid-based product would be brilliant if I want to go for a more foiled eye look. Since buying it, I’m not convinced it will actually increase the longevity but hopefully it does a great job for foiling shadows.
As I said, I’ve picked up a few more products since putting together this haul, including the much talked about Conceal & Define concealer, as well as their foundation stick and foundation drops that I’ll be trying out very shortly. What have you picked up recently from Makeup Revolution?