Hey guys! With the UK release of Ariana Grande’s Viva Glam for MAC I thought I would check out the colours and see if I was interested. When I saw the colours, I knew that I had to buy both the lipstick and the lipglass, because they are both so perfect for almost any skintone. I was also really happy to see that all proceeds from both the lipstick and the lipglass goes straight to MAC’s AIDS fund.My favourite is by far the lipstick, it’s got a really lovely formula, which means that it glides on really easily, and it smells delicious! The lipstick is matte, but not drying at all, and it doesn’t crack, like a lot of matte lipsticks tend to do after a little while. I did find that because of the intensity of this colour, it can be quite messy when you’re applying it, so I would recommend using a similar coloured lip-liner before applying it, as that can make it a lot easier to apply, and ensures that it lasts all day.The lipglass is a really beautiful colour, and much more wearable for an everyday look, and I would wear this everyday, if it weren’t for the formula. The formula of these lipglosses is really sticky, and if you’ve got hair long enough to get stuck in it, it will get stuck in it. It’s nicely pigmented, so it leaves you with a really pretty light and natural pink that’s actually quite sparkly.
These colours can also be worn together, with the lipglass ontop of the lipstick. The sparkles in the lipglass sits really nicely ontop of the depth and darkness of the lipstick, but again, because of the intensity of the lipstick, it’s not for everyone, it suits everyone, but not everyone would want to wear it.
I really love both of these products, but I’m much more likely to wear the lipstick, simply because the lipgloss is a bit too sticky for me to wear for an extended amount of time.
I love the colours of both, and I’m also really glad that all of the money spent on these products goes to a great cause, let me know if you’re planning on picking up either of these products!
After finishing my beauty advent calendars, I realised that I now have a hearty collection of all things Makeup Revolution, so today I’m talking you guys through a selection of their products, with reviews of everything, now there is a lot, so let’s get through this!
Primer | This primer is perfect for either all-over-face makeup, or just as an eyeshadow primer. It’s incredibly light and soft, and not sticky at all. I was impressed with this primer, as it made my makeup last a few hours longer than usual in the day. The only downside to it being as light as it is, is that you tend to use a little bit more than you would with other primers because you aren’t aware of it being on your face.
Highlight | These highlighters are insane. They are beautiful, and one of my favourite drugstore highlighters. My favourite is the ‘Pink Lights’ as I find that it suits my skintone the best. All you need is a very light dusting across your cheeks and you’re set for the whole day (or night!) They are nicely pigmented, so you don’t need to go overboard when applying.
Blush | I think the blushes are a bit of a miss, but this might just be because they aren’t well suited for my skintone. As you can see in my swatches, ‘Treat’ is much too similar to my skintone to be a blush, ‘Wow’ is a bit too barbie-pink for it to be wearable daily for me. The best blush for me would be ‘Now’, but I find it too orange-based for a blush, I’d be much more confident wearing this as an eyeshadow.
Palettes | If I was forced to pick only one product from Makeup Revolution, it’d definitely be a palette. The palettes combine a huge amount of perfectly blendable creamy shades. I was surprised at the amount of shades in the palettes, as they are so affordable! My favourite palette of them all is the ‘Beyond Flawless’ as it has everything you need to create basic eye looks, more complicated looks, rose gold inspired looks and a dark smoky eye. So many of the shades in this palette remind me of those in the Naked 3, and it’s only £8! I also really like that Makeup Revolution have more unusual palettes, as a lot of palettes available nowadays are quite basic nudes.
Mono Eyeshadows | I have never known such creamy and well pigmented mono eyeshadows. My favourite shade is ‘Mountains of Gold’, because it’s a beautiful gold colour, but with a shimmer that I’ve never seen before. (It also really reminds me of my favourite shade from Urban Decay’s Naked 3, ‘Trick’!)
Lip Lacquer | I picked up this lip lacquer just before Halloween last year, and my only wish is that I could wear it more often! As it says, it goes on as a liquid, and dries matte. The Salvation Lip Lacquers are really gorgeous colours, but they are usually not ones that you can wear daily. I also found that you need to reapply quite frequently as they do break up after roughly an hour.
Intense Lipgloss | Now as you can see, I could only swatch the red lipgloss, and that’s because the doe foot applicator for the pink shade is stuck at the bottom of the lipgloss. I was really disappointed as this shade looks like a lipgloss that I’d actually enjoy wearing! The lipglosses themselves aren’t particularly sticky, but as you can also see, the really deep red actually comes out as more of a pink, so they aren’t as pigmented as they appear in the packaging.
Sheer Lipgloss | The sheer lipglosses are a lot stickier than the Intense Lipglosses, but they are available in really gorgeous colours. The first one is a very subdued gloss, adding just a touch of shimmer to your lips, and the second one is a very wearable medium-nude pink
The Viper | This is one of the only things that has disappointed me. The wand is shaped just like the head of a cobra, which I understand is inkeeping with the name of the mascara, but it makes it quite difficult to apply, and once you have applied it, is doesn’t really do much to elongate, curl or volumise lashes. This mascara is one of the only things I wouldn’t repurchase.
Lipsticks | Another one of my favourite things from Makeup Revolution! These lipsticks are creamy, well pigmented, and highly wearable! When I saw some of these colours I was quite intimidated by them, but I’ve found myself even wearing the orange shade! They are reasonably long lasting, but I would recommend reapplying roughly halfway through the day. I can’t believe how much I really like these lipsticks, again, considering how affordable they are.
Nail Polishes | I like there is a wider variety of polishes, and they’re not exclusively bright or pastels. They dry quite quickly, usually in just over a minute. For the colour to be true to that of the bottle, you do have to apply a a couple of coats, and they last around 5-6 days.
That’s it for today, do you have any favourite products from Makeup Revolution, or have you never tried any of their stuff?
We’ve all heard it all over the blogging/makeup world. Autumn calls for deeper plum and red shades on the lips, and golden and warm tones on the eyes. So today I’m taking you guys through some of my tips on how to phase out summer trends, and update your makeup bag for Autumn looks. (Along with some added beauty routine tips too!)Exfoliating & Moisturising | As the cold weather starts to set in, we cover ourselves up with cosy blankets and clothes, and we tend to forget about and neglect our skin. Just because we aren’t exposing it, doesn’t mean we don’t need to be taking care of it. It is paramount to remember to exfoliate and moisturise our skin, this ensures it’s super soft ready for Spring & Summer next year!Golden & Dark Tones | Of course, the festive season and Halloween in particular call for deeper, and golden tones on the eyes. Whether you want to go for an all out smokey eye, or you prefer a more toned down look with just a touch of golden glimmer, this time of year is one of my favourites for makeup, because you can be as daring as you desire.
Toning Down | What with turning up the intensity of your lips and eye makeup, you don’t want to go overboard, so you’ve got to tone down the rest of your makeup. This starts with going easy on the bronzer. If your eyes or lips are the statement of your face, you want the rest to be demure and natural. Also don’t forget that the changes in temperature cause your cheeks to naturally flush, so if you’ve already applied a lot of blush, once you’ve gone outside and come back in, your face is going to be too flushed, so take it easy on/eliminate the blush!Deep Reds & Plums |Of course, everyone’s go-to Autumn trend is a dark lip. If you’re used to wearing a dark lip, this can just be a seasonal change for you. However, as I know not many people have dabbled in dark lips before, I will give you this tip; if it’s your first time wearing a dark shade and you’re not confident enough to go all out with it just yet, simply apply a little bit of the lipstick to a brush, and lightly apply to your lips. This way you can build the depth and intensity of the colour up to what you’re confident and happy with.
That’s it! I hope these tips help you guys out with transitioning into the Autumn months, let me know if you’ve got any awesome Autumn tips/tricks in the comments below!