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Budget beauty brilliance with Makeup Revolution



Budget beauty is booming. Everywhere you turn there is a new brand trying to become the best at proving affordable makeup. I'm not talking about your typical highstreet brands like Revlon and Rimmel (although both have majorly upped their game in recent years). I talking brands where each item only costs one or two pounds... And they are good! With the likes of Primark, NYC and MUA we were spoilt with a few gem items but equally as many duds. Then Makeup Revolution entered and changed the game.

I am not even going to try and pretend that I'm ahead of the curve when it comes to Makeup Revolution. Whilst I first came across them at a Christmas preview event in 2014 (about 6 months after their launch) I completely over looked them as just another budget brand similar to MUA and the like. I figured wow, the lipsticks are fab but I won't risk the rest. Oh how wrong I was. I am now completely obsessed with Makeup Revolution and their ability to create dupes of the most high end products (NARS, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced and many more!) for a fraction of the price. I am kicking myself for not jumping on the bandwagon sooner but thankfully it's not going to cost much to play catchup. For a full breakdown the lovely ladies of Matte To Metallic have painstakingly catalogued each product and it's premium dupey goodness here.

You'll remember I was recently mourning the loss of my MAC pro palette cream blushes. Well I bought the  All About Cream palette because of it contained dupes for all of them! Likewise the gorgeous Iconic Pro 2 Salvation palette contains all the matte goodness I've been craving whilst I wait for the Blank Canvas Master palette to come back in stock. It feels like I've been waiting a lifetime and they just keep pushing the restock date back! This palette is helping me wait. It is gorgeous! See the look I created below for an example. 

I just can't get over the quality of these eyeshadows. Even the fact that they contain talc as a main ingredient doesn't annoy me because the colour pay off is still very high. I just make sure to use a cream based product or a decent primer below them in order to protect my skin. 

Makeup Revolution are currently found in Superdrug but you can buy them online directly from their website where there are usually a few awesome bundle deals and discounts. Well worth checking out. 









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Something a bit lacey.

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They are really pretty and amazingly easy to put on, with the help of a hairdryer and a bobby pin!
The only downside of these are I can see them peeling a little at some of the edges already, but I type all day in work so it's understandable. Though a mani for me can usualy tough it through a week under the same circumstances.
Pretty, no? x