Monday, 10 April 2017

MAKEUP REVOLUTION MONDAY: LUXURY AT BUDGET PRICES? NEW RENAISSANCE RANGE REVIEWED.



Nothing makes me feel better like a good makeup haul & It feels I haven't bought makeup in forever. Ok, that's an exaggeration but it's been a while since I "makeup hauled" Makeup Revolution. I was lucky to attend their 3rd birthday celebration recently and we were shown new releases at the party! I couldn't wait to get my hand on the new packaging of their products! I'm glad Makeup Revolution is evolving and better packaging is a sign of some sorts, that things are changing. For a beauty blogger aesthetics become part of a day. We aim to Pinterest worthy surroundings and however, a cliche that is, I love a good packaging. I'm more inclined to shop when luxury packaging is present and there's no wonder, I couldn't wait to order some of the new range. Makeup Revolution Renaissance is a combination of quality formulas we come to love & beautiful packaging, TAM Beauty's evolving into! 


Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss | £5 each 

No surprise here, I love a great highlight & Makeup Revolution never disappoint! When I first saw Skin Kiss highlighters I was in awe, the packaging is rose gold with a large mirror and beautifully designed, buttery formula. The formula is super soft, almost creamy and swatch incredible. This is a highlight on steroids so if you'd like to glow, really glow, a couple of swipes is all it takes! Ice Kiss is a gorgeous white highlight with a gold sheen to it. I hoped Peach Kiss to be slightly lighter with more champagne to it, but it&: a true pink gold shade with an amazing sheen to it. Both swatch beautifully! Ice Kiss is a perfect highlight for someone like me, super fair skinned although you can probably get away with it up to light medium tones. Peach Kiss would look beautiful on medium to dark complexion but I find I can also make it work if applied sparingly to the very top of my cheekbones and blending it together with Ice Kiss. 






Makeup Revolution Renaissance Glow | £8 

I love the packaging here. The product is hidden in a purse like, matte rubber with rose gold detail. Also, comes with velvet pouch. I was never that into the obvious 'inspiration' that is Charlotte Tilbury Face palette, as the bronzer had just a tad too much shimmer and a strong warmth to it. Makeup Revolution fixed that and instead the bronzer is more neutral in tone, not too pigmented with a satin like finish. It's so easy to blend and fair to medium skin tones should love the shade. It shows well on my pale complexion and stays on well too. The highlight is a culmination of beautiful. This champagne like shade with pink tones is simply stunning and has a certain wow factor to it! I'm glad that Makeup Revolution, still "duping" expensive products, are showing more creativity in terms of packaging. Renaissance Glow lands in my makeup bag, as it's perfect for a contour/ highlight top up after work, before drinks with the girls. And the packaging plus formula is simply stunning. 


Makeup Revolution Renaissance Palette Day | £8

Slightly smaller, beige like rubber with rose gold detail purse hides away a neutral to cool-toned shadows. If you're sick and tired of warm tones everywhere, this palette makes a nice change from everything else we've seen recently. It reminds me a lot of Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics, especially the middle taupe shade. The first shade is light and shimmery, making it perfect for highlighting the inner corner. I also like the beige and taupe shade, for setting the shadow Primer and in the crease. I'm not huge on two darker shades. Firstly there's pretty bad fallout, which is totally my fault as I took too much on the brush. But the main thing, it makes my makeup look dirty and unfinished. I prefer myself in warmer shades and maybe I'm just not used to the cool browns, but I didn't enjoy the final look. It's a shame as the packaging is so gorgeous and I wished I liked the shades more! 





Makeup Revolution Renaissance Lipstick in Lifelong | £4

Seeing Renaissance lippies everywhere I expected the quality of the packaging to be, well light & plasticky! It is so not that! Not only inspired by CT Lippies but using similar metal to the one used, the lipstick is heavy and super well made. Makes me wonder what is it that we pay £24 Charlotte Tilbury price tag for? It can't be for amazing formulas, as I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again, it's not that good! Still little disappointed at the lack of scent as with any Makeup Revolution lippies before but the packaging makes up for it. The formula is super creamy and swatches like no other. The pigmentation is insane and a couple of swipes make for an opaque finish. I love the shade I've chosen, Lifelong is a deep warm rose that goes on smoothly and gives an opaque finish. It swatches like a dream too! It's super creamy but stays put. It lasted well past 3 hours on me, so I'm impressed. I want to try more shades now that I know the quality is there!


Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss in Ice Kiss, Peach Kiss & Renaissance Lipstick in Lifelong 

Makeup Revolution Renaissance Palette Day swatched 
Makeup Revolution Renaissance Glow swatched


Overview:

I really can't complain at the quality of products I bought now can I? Other than the slight meh with the eyeshadows, I adore the rest! The Renaissance Glow is simply stunning & I can tell, I'll be reaching for it all the time. In warmer months I prefer my powder formulas to be slightly more on a satin finish side of things. The face palette and Skin Kiss Highlighter are definitely up there in terms of choosing a winner and Renaissance Lipstick in Lifelong follows them to a finish line! Superb quality in both packaging and formulas. Now there's a sentence I hoped to say one day about Makeup Revolution! I'm glad we got here! 






What are your favourites from the Renaissance range? Will you be picking any up? Let me know my lovelies x 


Thank You For Reading,Love






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17 comments

  1. As you know, I'm not a fan of MUR but I like the packaging of these products and it's nice to see them step away from exact duping. It's a shame you didn't get on with the eyeshadows but hopefully they will bring out a warm toned palette soon! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. I love the look of the glow one but is it really big? It looks large on photos I've seen which puts me off

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    1. No, it's not big at all. It has 7 grams of product (total) and is comparable to the size of a powder compact, except it's not round. Perfect to carry in your purse.

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  3. Omg i love it all of them !!! Beauty collection :)

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  4. The packing of this range is beautiful and you wouldn't think that it was budget! I've never actually use dtis brand before but may have to take al ook now! Lisa | That British Betty

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  5. Wow, it all looks so much like Charlotte Tilbury! Packaging is beautiful but it is obvious they tried to copy CT, which makes me feel uneasy.

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  6. Absolutely love those lipsticks!!!

    lieze neven | glitterrebel.com

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  7. I only ever tried one eyeshadow palette from that that was not overwhelming, so I don't really have an opinion on MUR. The bronze and flow dupe looks really nice though, and I would never pull the trigger on the original one as I don't reach for highlighters that much.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  8. The face palette and the highlighters look fabulous, the lipstick sounds great too! I love the packaging of the Renaissance palettes, so beautiful and, wow!, even come with the velvet pouch :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  9. The packaging of this range is just beautiful! I love the look of the Night palette, super tempted to pick that up along with Ice Kiss ♥

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  10. It's such a shame that the eyeshadow palette didn't perform as well as the other products. I've not seen this range before but I really want to get my hands on it, especially the Renaissance glow palette
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  11. Ooh wow the products look so pretty, a shame the eyeshadows didn't work for you but they still look lovely. Very nice to see the brand branching out into this luxury style.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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  12. Please try and review the Renaissance Night Eyeshadow Palette! I think you'll love ithe, esp. the unique brown/purple duochrome shade. I just got 8 of the Lipsticks (takes about 3 weeks to arrive to Canada), and the Peach Kiss Highlighter, but plan on ordering both eye palettes, the Glow palette and more Lipsticks. I haven't tried the highlight yet but OMG, those Lipsticks are incredible!

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  13. Now I'm really curious and want to buy face palette & see how it compares to my CT palette

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  14. I forgot to subscribe so I'm happy I found you again. Your review was so spot on and I love the way you write. I am also thrilled MR is starting to up their packaging. I know it shouldn't matter, but it really does!

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    1. It means so much! You have no idea! I'll review the Night palette if I can get my hands around it! I got some The Ordinary goodies on the way (although the shipping process is kinda painful - waiting 15 days to ship, must be kidding me! Lol) and mini ELF haul on top of some luxury beauty reviews coming too! X

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    2. I'm curious about The Ordinary line because their prices are so good. I'm used to waiting 2-3 weeks for shipping because I get most of my makeup from UK (TAM Beauty) but shipping is free so I don't mind (but I would if I was a vlogger or blogger). Love elf so I'm excited to see what you got!

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