Makeup Revolution: £1 Lipsticks | Review

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks
Now, I’m genuinely not usually one to hop on a beauty blogging bandwagon. It definitely would have been a nippy day in hell before I forked out £37 for the Naked 3 palette, for example  – I mean, do you know how many tequilas that can  buy you?! Sheesh. But over the last couple of months there’s one brand it’s been hard to ignore: Makeup Revolution. With dirt cheap prices and a shockingly good amount of reviews online, I eventually caved. It’s being stocked in Superdrug, but I assumed that if the stand was anything like the MUA stand in there then it would be virtually empty (is this the same in your local stores or is it only in Coventry that people see £1 makeup and thoroughly lose their shit?) so I decided to place a little order on their website. And for those of who are remarkably unobservant, YES, those 3 lipsticks up there were part of the order!

Makeup Revolution Crime Fusion The Ones
I opted for the shades Crime, a striking Barbie pink; Fusion, which seemed to be a vampy plum; and The One, a classic nude (aka my go-to lipstick shade of dreams). At only £1 it was definitely tempting to get more carried away and order all 30 shades, but I realised that was the behaviour of someone whose priorities are not in order, so settled on these shades to give me a nice range.

On first impressions, the packaging is of course similar to MUA but a bit nicer – the rose gold writing definitely gets a thumbs up from this rose gold lover. And then onto the swatches…

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks Crime Fusion The One Swatches
I LOVE Crime and The One with a fiery passion. Both are really pigmented from the first swipe, and feel moisturising when applied. Crime will be perfect for so many nights out (I’ve always been a sucker for a Barbie lip) and The One will most definitely become my new everyday nude. However, I have no idea what happened with Fusion. Not only is the colour much lighter than you’d expect, but the colour pay off is also pretty weak and it felt a lot more dragging to apply than the other two. Please see Exhibit B:
Makeup Revolution Lipstick Swatches
Overall though, I’m SO impressed with the other two shades that I’m going to overlook Fusion as some sort of fluke and still declare these lipsticks to be the tits. For £1 I’ll  definitely be stocking up on more shades if I ever bother to venture into Superdrug and find the stand hasn’t been too massacred.

In my order I also picked up a foundation, brow kit, highlighter AND received a lipgloss, blusher and a couple of nail varnishes as a free gift (I don’t know why either, but THANK YOU Makeup Rev!), so stay tuned for more Makeup Revolution reviews over the next couple of days. That’s if the suspense doesn’t kill ya anyway.


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What do you all think of these lipsticks? Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution yet?

17 Responses

  1. Kate May 10, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    I need to try some of their products! These lipsticks are beaut, Crime is AMAZING.

    • Claire May 11, 2014 / 9:26 am

      I definitely recommend them from what I’ve tried so far! And Crime’s my fave too, so pigmented 🙂 xx

  2. Kayleigh Furfie May 10, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    This post made me laugh! I love your style of writing. It’s full of personality!
    And thank you for introducing me to this brand, I am currently trawling through websites online and trying to find my debit card!

    xXx Furf xXx

    • Claire May 11, 2014 / 9:27 am

      Aw thank you! Glad you like it 😀 and you’re welcome, I love encouraging people to spend money bahaha xx

  3. Emma May 10, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I got paid yesterday so i’m going to fork out! Hopefully i’ll pick up some great products.

    • Claire May 11, 2014 / 9:27 am

      Yessss do it Emma 🙂 Let me know what you think of them! xx

  4. Emily May 11, 2014 / 2:59 am

    These look great, and SO cheap. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Claire May 11, 2014 / 9:27 am

      I know, you really can’t go wrong with those prices can you?! xx

  5. Eva Victoria May 11, 2014 / 9:32 am

    “I mean, do you know how many tequilas that can buy you?!” Hahah – kindred souls! I value makeup (and other things, such as textbooks) in tequilas too lol. These lipsticks look amazing on you! I adore Crime. One can never have enough Barbie pinks in their lippy collection! <3 Eva xx

    • Claire May 12, 2014 / 9:17 am

      Haha in my opinion that should be the main way of working out the value of things – ESPECIALLY textbooks! Thank youuu, and I agree, the more Barbie pinks the better 🙂 xx

  6. BlushingBeauty May 11, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make an order on Makeup Revolution as they are supposed to be a better MUA (and I love MUA) so lipsticks will definitely be on my list now!x

    • Claire May 12, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Yep they’re definitely similar in terms of the products they offer and the prices, but I think Crime and The One are definitely nicer in formula than the couple of MUA ones I’ve tried 🙂 Let me know what you think of them! xx

  7. Amy May 11, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    Crime was the first thing I tried from makeup revolution and I love it. Such a perfect bright spring colour. Was thinking of trying The One next and after seeing this I want to go order it now 🙂 great post hun xx

    • Claire May 12, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Yesss definitely recommend The One! Thank you, glad you liked the post 🙂 xx

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