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Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter (Holographic Lights) Review:

Makeup Revolutions Strobe Highlighter ($6.00 for 0.26 oz) is one of the many new highlighters they’ve launched at Ulta Beauty. Of course I had to take action and buy one to test out glamour babes. Hey, for the price it was the feasible thing to do. Lol.

Their light powder highlighter gives a natural illumination to the skin by diffusing the light, and boy does it!

Holographic Lights is a white gold duochrome with a green and yellow flip. 

Wanna see the Aurora Borealis? Just dust some of this on your face and you will be taken to an incredible light show. Oh yea, this shade is that beautiful and compliments all skin tones. 

This highlighter can be applied either wet or dry to create different intensities.
The baked highlighter has somewhat of a rough texture, but goes on velvety smooth setting in a pearlized finish. There are no glittery or shimmery particles reflecting through Holographic Lights whatsoever. The formula is lightweight, highly pigmented, blendable, buildable, and is easy to apply with either a highlighter brush or damp blending sponge.

My skin is pretty fair so I had no problem building color to facial areas (brows arch, inner corners of eyes, Cupid’s bow, and cheeks) dry. I was happy with the soft holographic Aurora glow I had created.

Wet was a no go for me. The look was too intense. I felt (a little green) like I was morphing into Kermit the frog or possibly Gumby. Ahhhh, the characters I cherished most as a child, Lol. The green definitely stands out more than the yellow in this highlighter when wet. I think it would look best on deeper complexions.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the color payoff is not good. I know! There are so many positives to this highlighter and the one negative had to be the longevity. How could such a beautiful highlighter have a life span of only 2 hours?! Uggggh, beyond frustrating. Well, seeing that Makeup Revolutions Strobe Highlighter has great buildable quality, I can always incorporate it with other highlighters. I’m not giving up on this one. It’s too gorgeous not to apply.

Have you tried any of the MUR Strobe Highlighter shades- Gold Addict, Moon Glow Lights, Ever Glow Lights, this one? 

How do you feel about them?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Makeup Revolution Brow Revolution (Auburn) Review:

Brows be on serious fleek with Makeup Revolutions Brow Revolution glamour babes. I had no idea Makeup Revolution came out with a fiber brow gel, and let me just say it was the best $9.00 investment I made.

I was using their Ultra Brow Palette (medium/dark) for the longest time until I got sick of my brows looking like Groucho Marx. Lol. After a few short hours they would smudge and feather out uncontrollably, and would look a fright. Not exactly the look I was going for. Halloween isn’t coming for another 202 days. Long story short, I dropped the palette, it broke, creating one disheveled bathroom. Jumbled pieces of brow powders were flown in every which way. Oh what a delight that was to clean! And I meant that in the most sarcastic way possible, lol.

Anyhoodles, a quick drive to Ulta helped defuse my brow situation as I was scoping out brow gels to try. Lo and behold Makeup Revolution presented itself, slapping me in the face with a new product right at the very top of the display case-Brow Revolution! Yoink!

So why is this the best $9.00 investment?! Because the brow gel allows you to define, shape, and texturize your brows naturally in as little 2 minutes! The fine tip of the brow gel wand and brow brush makes all of this possible, giving you even and precise applications. It’s so easy to use, it’s ridiculous!Apply and blend the brow gel along your natural arch using small, upward strokes. Use the applicator brush to fill in and define brows. Ta-da! Awww, how sweet! My brows are friends again. I love a happy ending.

The auburn formula is creamy, lightweight, highly pigmented, waterproof, budge proof, transfer proof, and buildable. Seriously, this fiber brow gel does not move, lasting for hours and hours on end.

Since it is waterproof, you do need an oil based makeup remover to remove your beautifully arched creations. Otherwise you and your brows are having a sleepover, which could be fun!

There are four shades available- Auburn, Soft Brown, Medium Brown, and Dark Brunette. I think MUR needs to come out with a few more shades. They’re missing a key one here, helllllooooooo, blonde? Where’d ya go? We need you!

What do you think of the Brow Revolution? Does it arch your brows like a pro?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder Review:

Makeup Revolution’s Luxury Banana Powder ($8.00 for 1.5 oz at Ulta) is bananas glamour babes. B-A-N-A-N-A-S! I’m totally crushing on this pale yellow powder, my skin looks incredible! Fingers crossed this has or will do the same for you. 

The lightweight velvety soft face powder helps correct redness and pink undertones while setting makeup and mattifying shine.

Shake the bottle before use. Loose powders tend to get a little lumpy, and this method will break down the powder so it can pass through the sieve top effectively.

 

I love to use this all over my face as a complexion booster. Oh yes, apart from setting makeup, Makeup Revolution’s Banana Powder knows how to brighten up skin beautifully.This can be used for contouring too. It shapes and defines features softly without creating harsh lines across the cheekbones or bridge of the nose. I find powder contour applications to be much more flattering than cream. Features look sculpted, but in a natural sense. I hope that makes sense, lol. I also love to use this underneath my eyes to keep concealer in place and to neutralize dark circles. Works like a charm.

If you do have oily skin and constantly battle with an oily t-zone on a daily basis, then you really need to invest in this $8.00 bottle. Skin literally stays matte for hours and hours. At the end of a 10 hour work shift, I barely have any shine or oil peeking through and my makeup looks flawless. And, you can apply as much as you want if need be. The Banana Powder does not cake, crease, or settle into fine lines. It’s microfine.

You do know that Makeup Revolution’s Luxury Banana Powder is an identical twin of Ben Nye’s Luxury Banana Powder, only $12 cheaper, right? ‘Tis trew!Both are translucent, mattifying, silky fine powders carrying a hint of banana color that compliments all skin tones.

How do you like them bananas?!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit Review:

Don’t waste your time or money on the new Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit glamour babes. It’s pretty darn awful.

I thought the Retro Luxe Lip Kit was going to play an incredible role as a dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit. Yes, it does contain a matching lip pencil, and liquid matte lipstick, but that’s just about as much excitement as you are going to get out of this $9 kit.

The formulation is horrible, and the shade selection is meh. There are five shades in total; 3 nude (Echelon, Noble, Reign-isn’t that a Kylie shade?) one vampy berry (Royal), and a red called Regal. Can you guess which shade I chose? Lol.

Okay, so, Regal is not the rich shade of red as it appears on the web and box. Um, looks can be deceiving much? Most definitely. What the shade really looks like is that of a Crayola Crayon in Burnt Orange.

Wonderful! My least favorite color in the crayon box has now been painted on my lips. Yuck!

This was not a flattering lip shade on me at all. No, no, no. It simply did not do. The tone came off as very flat, muted and muddy. Although the formulation is lightweight, and it applied evenly and easily with opaque pigment. The texture was sticky never fully setting into a matte finish. The liquid lipstick was also super drying. Sorry boys and gals, but I am not exactly sure of its longevity. I literally wore it for about five minutes and had to remove the color because it was so uncomfortable to keep sitting on my lips. FYI: I had to use makeup remover wipes. This liquid lipstick did not budge, adding more salt to the wound. My lips were so sore and chapped afterwards. The only positive I found in this lip kit was the lip pencil. It’s very creamy, has nice pigment, and applies smoothly.

Makeup Revolution seriously needs to work on their lipstick formulations. I have yet to fall in love with a MUR lip product. Back to Ulta you go Retro Luxe! It was nice knowing you.

Have you purchased Makeup Revolution’s Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit? What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Stay beautiful! Xo.