Wednesday 4 March 2015

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

I was so ready to dismiss Makeup Revolution as a hyped up cheap brand, I really was. But those blush palettes I was seeing everywhere were calling my name and I was too curious about them, so after a long hesitation I decided to order the Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice: here’s my review!

Makeup Revolution Sugar and Spice Ultra Blush Palette

This palette contains beautiful hues of pink, from the peachier to the brighter and deeper ones, alongside a highlighter and a really shimmery pink blush. The texture of this powders is amazing, as they’re really soft and blend easily on the skin, and the pigmentation is crazy. You literally need the tiniest amount of product on the bristles of the brush: a little dab is more than enough for one cheek, and if you’ve been too careful they’re going to build up beautifully. The two shimmery shades on the far right require even a lighter hand though, and honestly I don’t use them as much, but if you like your shimmer you’re going to love them.

Makeup Revolution Swatches Sugar and Spice Ultra Blush Palette

My favourite shade is the first one of the bottom row, which is the darker and more pigmented of them all. It’s such a nice deep plummy rose shade, and lightly applied gives a gorgeous flush to the cheeks. The second shade of the top row is a good sculpting blush that gives a really natural and subtle look, and the third from the same row and second from the bottom one are great brightening pinks. I’ve found the really shimmery pink on the far right is best if layered/mixed with another shade to add some shimmer and luminosity to the look, otherwise the shimmer can really be a bit too much.

I’m so, so impressed. I was so hesitant to try these (I was expecting some mediocre products only good if compared to their price, but not worth it), and whilst I still have a couple of doubts (how is it possible that these products are so crazy cheap? What’s in there, and where/how are they made?), I really can’t say a bad things about them performance wise. I truly like this palette! And being a high end girl at heart, I don’t say it lightly.

Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution? What’s been your experience so far?

Ero prontissima a scartare Makeup Revolution come una marca economica eccessivamente sopravvalutata, lo ero davvero. Ma quelle palette di blush che vedevo dappertutto sembravano davvero belle ed ero troppo curiosa, quindi dopo lunghe esitazioni ho deciso di ordinare l’Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice: ecco cosa ne penso!

Questa palette contiene delle bellissime tonalità di rosa, da quelli più pescato e quelli più vivaci e profondi, insieme ad un illuminante e a un blush super shimmer. La texture di queste polveri è favolosa: sono morbidissime e si sfumano con facilità sulla pelle, e la pigmentazione è incredibile. La più piccola quantità sulla punta delle setole del pennello è più che sufficiente, e se si è stati troppo prudenti non ci saranno problemi a stratificarli. Le due tonalità super shimmer sulla destra richiedono una mano ancora più leggera, e sinceramente non le uso quanto le altre, ma se vi piacciono i blush super luminosi li amerete.

La mia tonalità preferita è la prima della seconda fila. la più scura e pigmentata di tutte. È un bellissimo rosa prugna, che applicato con leggerezza da un bellissimo effetto colorito sano sulle guance. La seconda tonalità della prima fila va benissimo per dare al blush un leggero effetto sculpting, e la terza tonalità della stessa fila e la seconda dell’altra sono bellissimi rosa luminosi. Trovo che il rosa molto shimmer sulla destra sia meglio usato sopra o mischiato ad un altro blush per aggiungere un po’ di luminosità al look, perché se no l’effetto shimmer può essere davvero troppo.

Sono davvero colpita. Ero così restia a provare questi prodotti (mi aspettavo dei prodotti mediocri solamente buoni se comparati al loro basso prezzo, e che non ne valesse la pena), e per quando io abbia ancora qualche dubbio (come è possibile che questi prodotti siano così economici? Che cosa contengono, e dove/come vengono fatti?), non posso davvero dire nulla di negativo riguardo alla loro performance. Mi piace davvero questa palette! Ed essendo io un’amante di prodotti di ben altro livello, solitamente, non lo dico con leggerezza.

Avete provato qualcosa di Makeup Revolution? Qual’è stata la vostra esperienza finora?



  1. Makeup Revolution is definitely worth it!!! Every palette is gorgeous!
    I chose Hot Spice back in the day, but this one looks lovely too! So pigmented and buttery, amazing quality for the price! :D

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  2. Gweni Rees-Evans4 March 2015 at 11:45

    Ah I haven't tried this palette but it looks so nice! I'll have to look into buying it :) I love makeup revolution, their eyeshadows are so good - I would definitely recommend them, especially for the price :) Only downside is the packaging not being the best but hey, you're buying it for the product at the end of the day!

  3. Makeup Revolution can have their miss products but the blushes & eyeshadow palettes I have tried from them are top notch especially considering they are so cheap. I love this palette and reading this has reminded me to use it more x

    Beauty with charm

  4. The pigmentation looks great for such an affordable blush palette. And the colours are beautiful. I really like Makeup Revolution's cheek products. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  5. wow they look super pigmented
    worth the hype everywhere know?

  6. Such a gorgeous blush palette! Makeup Revolution are such an affordable brand and they are really good quality too :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Professional 15 Piece Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

  7. i haven't tried this one, and we don't get this brand in canada so its unlikely i ever will, but have tried other budget brand 10 pan blush palettes. they work out quite well in general which people don't often expect. i think we're prone to dismissing less expensive things as generally 'lower quality' when they sometimes aren't. glad you ended up loving this! esp since its 'crazy cheap' that's always a major bonus.

  8. I like MR blushes and eyeshadows, I think they're really great, especially considering how cheap they are! They're cheap because they don't spend lots of money on packaging and advertising and they still sell like hot buns because they're good quality :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  9. These remind me of the BH Cosmetics blush palettes, which are also super affordable. I suspect, that as other comments have noted, that the lower price has something to do with packaging and not spending as much on PR. Though it hay have something to do with what kind of ingredients are used as well..not to suggest that these cheaper products have bad ingredients, but more likely that luxury brands through in some of the fancier stuff - which may or may not always be necessary. :-) xo

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  10. Love the colors one for each mood!

  11. What a fantastic palette! Every girl's dream!

  12. How pretty!
    I am swooning over the shimmery pink (far right in the second row). :)

  13. Hey Gyudy, I've heard great things about the brand! Thanks for pointing out the quality is simply excellent, not great considering the price. The shimmery shades do look very shimmery, but I think I'll get along with the less shimmery ones!

  14. Oh, I’m so
    in love with your blog! So beautiful photos and interesting posts!


  15. I keep hearing awesome things about the brand! This one truly did not disappoint! My favorite is the last shade on the bottom row. I love me lots of pale shimmery pink! The highlighter shade (top right) is just as gorgeous, though. Yeah, I wonder how these were made as well considering how affordable the price is!

  16. I've mainly gone for their lipsticks so far which I loved, especially Rebel with cause! The blush shades really pop, I especially like the 4 on the right hand side :)

    Velvet Blush

  17. I've got this one too, I love it! x

  18. Thank you for this review, Gyudy. I'm curious about their blushes because you do get a good selection for the price. For the most part, Makeup Revolution's products appear to be hit or miss, even for those eyeshadows in the same palette. Personally, I'm a fan of their Iconic 3 and Romantic Smoked palettes - not overwhelmingly pigmented, but it's not bad quality for the amount I paid for it. :)

    Kissel │Palettes and Ferrules