With my Thailand trip just days away, I have spent a lot of time in my local Superdrug picking up various medications and sun creams over the past few weeks. Like many beauty lovers, it is impossible for me to walk passed all the well stocked make up stands and Make Up Revolution has had a real surge in lust worthy products recently. I couldn’t resist so I picked up some new items, but unfortunately they are not all as good as they look.
Having recently watched NikkieTutorials video about Wunderbrow, I spent ages swatching the different shades and trying to decide if I could justify its cost. Having walked away I spotted Brow Revolution, then I noticed how similar it is. Virtually the same tube, applicator and promises. Waterproof, budge proof, transfer proof. Could it be perfect for £6?
I chose the shade Soft Brown as that is what I am in the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products. It looks really light in the tube but is darker when applied to the brows. The set comes with a handy spoolie, that they recommend you use after applying the product. It is described as a long lasting fibre technology brow gel, although I don’t think it has a gel like consistency personally. I don’t like the brush applicator so have been applying this with a stiffer flat eyeliner brush. I am rubbish at filling in my brows but I am really liking the colour this translates to on my brows and how much fuller it makes them look. When lightly rubbed, I do get some colour transference but no where near as much as other products I have tried in the past. This is a hit for me and has encouraged me to try the Wunderbrow. Perhaps I wouldn’t be so hopeless with it after all!
Having completely bought into the unicorn hype, I couldn’t leave the shop without the Liquid Highlighter Unicorn Elixir (RRP £6). As with the brow revolution, I feel they have ripped off the Cover FX style packaging and droplet idea but I was willing to give it a go. The drop swatch above is 1 drop from the tube so a little goes a very long way. It has a lilac iridescent sheen that is actually really sparkly on the skin. I found the thin liquid quite difficult to work with and to control when applying to the high spots on my face. I think this would make a great addition to a body moisturiser for an all over glow ready for a night out, but not for the face. It is too sparkly for my liking and I like to be in close control of my highlighter, I couldn’t master that with this one.
Last up is a palette that has been all over my social media timelines over the last few weeks, The Soph Highlighter Palette (RRP £8). A collaboration with SophDoesNails, the palette contains five baked and three pressed highlighters, designed to either be used alone or combined for the ultimate glow.
I am not overly impressed with the top four shades. They are all very similar and there are only very slight differences in the shades on the skin. They do have a nice sheen to them though without being overly sparkly and the formulas, though quite dry, aren’t too powdery. I have been layering the two middle shades for a subtle glow in my day time make up routine.
The bottom four shades are much better and, once again, the middle two are my favourite. A light lilac shade and a copper shade, they really do shine on the skin with much more pigment than the other shades in the palette. They feel much softer too and I need very little to give my highpoints that wow factor. I do love a good highlighter and, having eight shades in one palette, means I can take them all with me when I am on the go. Bonus.
Have you tried any of these Makeup Revolution products? What did you think?