Makeup Revolution: Baked Blushes & Blush Lacquer
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Makeup Revolution have caused a bit of a stir in the beauty blogging world lately - promising inexpensive products that are great quality. I decided it was about time to update my blusher collection a bit, so gave two of their baked blushes and one of the blush lacquers a whirl.
When I first opened up my parcel, I have to say I was impressed with the quality of the packaging - I've used quite a lot of 'budget' makeup, and these ones definitely look more expensive than they are.
The Baked Blushes are incredibly lovely to look at. Loved The Best comes out as a coral red shade, whilst Bang Bang You're Dead is a light baby pink, both with a hint of shimmer. I initially preferred the former colour-wise, but it actually didn't work well with my skintone at all , which is unfortunate as it's a quite sexy, bold shade. I did also find Loved The Best a little trickier to blend due to being more of a bold shade, so I'd recommend going easy on the amount you use at first, to build the colour slowly. The shimmery-ness (new word, deal with it) isn't something that I felt was overpowering (ie: it didn't have the 'first school disco' look that some shimmer based products have. Its presence in Bang Bang You're Dead was probably more noticeable than Loved The Best - in a good way though, as I felt it definitely drew attention to my cheeks and highlighted the structure of my (slightly chubby) features. For £2.50, they're definitely a decent alternative to the ridiculously priced high end options
I have to say, the Blush Lacquer in O'Boy was by far my favourite out of the three - it looks quite vibrant in the swatch, but just using a tiny bit creates a really cute girly pink flush. I'm beginning to definitely prefer cream/gel blushes to powder ones; I find they create a really natural look and are super easy to apply. This one in particular is ridiculously easy to blend, and has great staying power too. As I mentioned above with the packaging too - it really doesn't look like it only cost £3. I really like the pump - it dispenses the small amount you need easily, and because you only need to use a bit, the tube will last absolutely ages! I'm definitely going to be picking up some more of the shades, as this may well be my latest favourite blusher.
The products definitely impressed me more than I expected, particularly the blush lacquer, and I'm very intrigued about the rest of the products Makeup Revolution have on offer (there's a lot of them too!).
Have you tried anything from the range?