I hope you’re all doing well! I’ve had a bit of a difficult week. I may do a post about it but I’m more likely to give some updates over on my instagram in the next few weeks (it’s linked it below the post). Long story short, my parents have decided to go their separate ways and I guess I knew it was coming but that still didn’t cushion my fall. I’ve spent the last few days trying to imagine what my life is going to be like as my dad will be moving to Manchester, which is a long way away from where we live now. Unfortunately, I’m sure lots of you will be able to relate so if you want to talk to someone about it, I’m always around for a chat! Please be patient with me as I’m trying to produce some great content for you despite what’s been going on, so I apologise if there are any delays or if I seem a bit out of character across my social media. I just have a lot going on but I’m sure I’ll be back to my usual self soon.
Either way, today I’m reviewing yet another Makeup Revolution product! You may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of their brand and I love to talk about them here on my blog! They’re definitely my favourite drugstore makeup brand. I love that they still follow all of the trends in the beauty community whilst keeping it affordable, great quality and inclusive of all different skin tones too. It’s refreshing to finally discover a brand that can offer all of those things without charging us a fortune! I’ve reviewed so many of their products and I’m sure I will carry on doing so, as I really enjoy trying out their latest bits and pieces. Are you a fan or do you have prefer another brand instead?
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Today I’m reviewing an exciting new product from Makeup Revolution. This is the Highlight Compact in their Opulence series! I chose this particular compact because I tend to suit more warm toned highlighters than the more cool toned ones. I was so excited when I saw these being teased on their social media channels! I’ve been using lots of their highlighters as part of my usual makeup routines so I had high hopes for this one. It retails at £8 and is available to purchase online as well as in a majority of Superdrug stores in the UK.
Right so as soon as I saw these, I was getting some strong Bobbi Brown shimmer brick vibes. I know they aren’t exactly the same, but the idea that there’s multiple shades inside a little luxury compact is pretty similar right? The packaging itself is gorgeous, using a white and gold colour scheme, it feels so luxurious and it looks expensive too! It definitely looks just as good as some of my high end products! Makeup Revolution describe it as a luxury highlighter compact without the expense so it seems like that’s what they’re getting at. It contains five gorgeous highlighter shades which I think is a great idea for those wanting a space saving product. You can either wear each shade separately or swirl your brush around the compact to create a glowing combo. I love that there’s a mirror too, which makes it a great product to travel with for on the go use!
So here we have the shades swatched! I like that each shade is different so there’s lots of looks that can be created with this little compact – despite it’s size! They are extremely pigmented and when applied with a setting spray, they can become very intense so depending on what look you’re going for, keep in mind that a little bit goes a very long way with this product. One thing I wasn’t sure about was the texture of the highlighters. They felt quite powdery and chalky when I was swatching them but that may just be down to how densely packed with pigment that it is! I’d suggest applying them a little bit at a time if you want to avoid any clumping on your cheek bones. Apart from that, this product is amazing! I actually use these as eyeshadows too, they look incredible on the eye along with some other matte shades! I’ve used them to create a halo eye look and I got so many compliments so I’d recommend using the compact as a 2 in 1!
I’m sure that you can probably tell, I love this! It’s the kind of product that you go around recommending to your friends and family. I’ve even bought it as a gift for some people too! It looks so luxury and expensive and yet it’s so affordable, I don’t know how Makeup Revolution do it but I hope they keep doing it forever! I like that I can use it as a highlighter and also an eyeshadow, so I get so much use out of it. This compact is also available as a blusher and an eyeshadow and both are equally a gorgeous! Let me know if you’d be interested in a review of the other two as I’d be more than happy to do that!