MakeUp Revolution what to buy – reviews round up

With over 200 products to try at new bargain beauty brand MakeUp Revolution, I decided to do some research and see what the beauty community rate as the best of the range.

Some interesting facts that you should know before you read on – MakeUp Revolution should be in Superdrug stores later this year! When buying from the Superdrug website, delivery is free for orders over £10, collect in store is free, you get points and they accept PayPal.

What I was particularly interested in is the idea of dupes and how MakeUp Revolution offers some products that could substitute much more expensive brands, so I’ve added that information where I can. Anyway, after reading literally stacks of beauty blogs, here are the products that get the most positive reviews and are a hit with bloggers.

Naked by Urban Decay eye palette dupe

A number of bloggers think that the Iconic palettes are dupes for the famous Urban Decay Naked Palettes, as the shades are very similar. A combination of pearl, shimmer and matte shades at £4 a palette compares nicely to the original at £37 (saving £33!) a palette. This is what the beauty bloggers think: MakeUp Revolution Iconic 1 is a Naked dupe, MakeUp Revolution Iconic 2  is a Naked 2 dupe and MakeUp Revolution Iconic 3  is a Naked 3 dupe.

Vivid Cheek Lacquer – like YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush

laquerAt £3, compared to a YSL version at £27, this laquer has great pigment, blends easily and lasts. The product is in a pump bottle and provides a rich creamy blush. The finish is subtle and natural. The bloggers believe that it is comparable to other premium brands! It’s available in six different shades.


Benefit Fake Up Concealer dupe

concealerThe One Concealer (£3) looks very similar to the Benefit Fake Up Concealer (£15). It’s available in three shades and the outside layer is supposed to be super hydrating, so ideal for ladies with dry skin around their eyes. It gives very light coverage and reduces the appearance of dark circles for a natural  look.

Baked blushers

blusherThe pigmentation and texture are winners with this range of blushers. They blend easily and give a subtle shimmer and pretty glow. At only £2.50 for fans of shimmery blushes, you could get all six.

An explosion of colour – brights shadows

There 20140415-221407are two large palettes: Matte Brights and Acid Brights. They are both REALLY bright and will get you noticed.

They come in a mix of 12 pearl, shimmer and matte shades.


Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow

At £5, the shad976360_mow can be used straight from the pan or mixed with the liquid primer. The blurb on the Superdrug website says: “Create the most awesome metallic foil finish eye look with Awesome Metals Eye Foils. Includes a liquid primer, mixing tray and the intense pigments – simply add a touch of the primer to the tray, add some powder, mix and then apply for a long lasting shiny and buildable dramatic eye look!” Let’s just say, it’s an eye-catcher – just one layer provides vibrant colour that stays on for ages. There are five fabulous shades.


977063_mMakeUp Revolution offers two foundations. The One got the most mentions and the general consensus is that The One is light and so better suited for natural looking coverage and is a good summer foundation. It comes in a rather dinky bottle and is available in 16 shades. A tip if you decide to buy: the  foundation is really watery, so shake before you pour.

In my research, I found a lot of cool beauty blogs to check out, and here are just a small sample of them:

Images are from the Superdrug website.

8 Comments on this post

  • Amy

    September 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm
    Thanks for the list. I am going to try out the baked blushers and will buy from Superdrug stores as the range is there now.
  • Mrs Bargain Hunter

    September 4, 2014 at 9:08 am
    Yes they are lovely. So you've seen the list of stores here then I guess. It's growing every week:
  • Sandra J

    September 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm
    Love this makeup. Thanks for the round-up.
    • Mrs Bargain Hunter

      September 6, 2014 at 11:17 am
      thanks Sandra. I am going to get some lippies this weekend. See how they compare to my Mac staple lippies.
  • Razia

    September 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm
    Thanks for the heads up on these wonderful dupes! There is also a lipstick dupe for MAC's 'Rebel' called 'Rebel With Cause' and it's only £1! Here's a link to swatches on my blog:
    • Mrs Bargain Hunter

      September 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm
      Thanks Razia for the info. Loving the post too!
  • Hina |

    December 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    Thank you for the list! I was confused about picking up some products from Makeup Revolution and your post really helped me. :)
    • Mrs Bargain Hunter

      December 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm
      Thanks Hina.

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