Revolution: brand insight

Revolution are an upcoming brand that seemed to jump quite heavily onto the scene at some point in 2017. I had never heard of them and then all of a sudden they are EVERYWHERE, and for very good reason too. The quality is great and the price point is perfect for a drugstore brand, almost like what the other drugstore brand used to be before they seemed to skyrocket in price. Revolution also has a large social media presence, which is good and definitely encouraged me to purchase a lot of their products, particularly the base ones.

I won’t go on about their new concealer too much as I already spoke about it in another blog post but it needed a mention because it was probably the product that got me back into loving revolution. It is so good and is a really nice dupe for the taste shape tape, but for a fraction of the price. The only thing that I would note is that it runs out pretty quickly, but for such a cheap pricetag it is worth giving it a go.

If you have been on social media in the last month or so, I’m pretty certain that you will have heard of the new stick foundation that has been launched because so many people are raving about it. I obviously had to jump on the hype, and I’m glad I did because I love it. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks and I really like the coverage, its very high coverage (covers my scars from my blemishes without the need for concealer which is pretty great) and also very easy to apply with a beauty blender. However, it is very dewy and although I really like that for the summer, if you have very oily skin then this may not be for you. I have combination skin (with oily patches) and it worked well for me but I had to powder a lot in the oiler areas, although if you have dry skin I’m sure you will love its creamy and dewy finish.

The final base product that I have from the brand is their loose powder (perfect for baking), in the banana shade. The shade is good and goes very well with my skin tone as I have warmer/yellow undertones in my skin and white always looks a bit too ghostly. From what I have tried I absolutely love the product itself but its the packaging that I do not understand. There is no filter or stopper on the package, which means that it is practically a tub of loose powder that goes everywhere as soon as you open it or dip your brush into it. I’m not quite sure what I expect from a £4 powder but the style of packaging is definitely making me more reluctant to use it, unless I spend some time decanting it. So this is both a good and bad product, so I’m not sure if I would recommend it. Maybe try the pressed powder instead, I’m going to buy one when I next go into town because I think it would be significantly more useful than the current packaging that it is in.

Now onto eyeshadow, and I only own one of their palettes so I’m not sure whether I am the most qualified to talk about it. I bought this back in 2015/16 and it was the first bright eyeshadow palette that I ever bought. This is because I was getting into makeup but didn’t want to splash out on a really expensive bright palette in case the phase ran out (spoiler: it didn’t and now 3 years on I still love makeup just as much but I have barely anytime to experiment and post looks). Ill be honest, there are certainly better palettes out there and so much more choice in the makeup world, however if you are new to makeup or want something on a budget then I would recommend this. Its the best drugstore eyeshadows that I have tried, and you could buy a few to try many combinations if you are new to makeup. You can make them work but be prepared to blend a lot!

The final product that I use from revolution is their setting spray. I usually use fix plus by Mac but have been looking for a cheaper alternative, as I was wasting the Mac one on little things such as wetting my eyeshadow brushes before using them, and I found it was going down way too quickly for my liking. Overall its really nice and definitely good for someone on a budget, the smell is nice and the spray isn’t too direct unlike some (which are horrible and only gets a small part of your face soaking wet). Not sure whether we can thank this or another product, but the other day I was at a party and set my face with this. Usually I have to powder halfway through the night from dancing but this one was fine, and didn’t look oily once. So I’m thinking its setting spray that makes it stay really well!

Overall I really like the brand, and some of the products definitely rival the higher end ones in my collection. I will definitely be trying more when I get chance. I can’t believe I always used to shy away from them but they are actually they are such a good brand, despite the low price tag. Revolution pro recently launched as well and I am looking forward to ordering some items from the website as it looks great. What would you recommend?

3 Comments

  1. June 4, 2018 / 12:46 am

    I love your reviews of each product! I’ve been eyeing up the foundation stick. It sounds perfect for me (I have dry combination skin, though it’s normally more on the dry side), but I’ve been worried about it running out too fast. Would you say it lasts close to what a normal foundation would?
    As for eyeshadows, those strip ones are the worst for pigment. I bought them because they were cheapest around the same time as you did, but they didn’t work very well at all for me. Their circular or square ones are so much better, and they’re often on sale. I’d definitely recommend giving them another go when you can!
    Their highlighters are also meant to be to-die for. They used to be rubbish, but from swatches I’ve seen, they’ve completely upped their game! I’m buying one for a festival I’m going to, so I hope it’s as impressive as they seem to be on social media.

    • June 4, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Ooh seems amazing!! I definitely want to try the highlight, it looks gorgeous!! And I would say it runs out a bit quicker but not too bad compared to other foundations, definitely worth it for the price though. Thanks for the lovely comment and let me know what you think!

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