Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of months, the chances are you’ll have seen this sexual little palette floating around the blogosphere. ‘Golden Sugar’ is one of Makeup Revolution’s newer releases (though seeing as they release approx 3006 new things each week, this is probably chopped liver now) and it immediately picked up a lot of hype due to its sheer good looks.
And seriously, can you blame us all? It is, on first impressions, a BEAUTIFUL product. 8 pans contain a mixture of highlighters, blushers and bronzers; some matte and some shimmery. The baked blushers are exceptionally pretty, and all come encased in the sleek black packaging Makeup Revolution are known for. A huge mirror is the perfect finishing touch for what looks to be a stunning product that could give more premium brands a run for their money.
However – yes, there is a big however; you know us, we can’t help but throw a spanner in the works sometimes – HOWEVER, while they’re super pretty to look at, I found that a lot of the shades lacked the pigmentation and colour payoff you would hope for. I understand several of them are supposed to be subtle, but they barely leave ANY mark on the skin. I actually took swatches for this post, but they’re so unnoticeable that the images just look like pictures of my arms – which might be cool for arm fetishists out there, but were quite useless for the purpose of this review. The strongest shades in the palette are last two: the bronze metallic shade and the dark matte bronzer. As someone who prefers pale pink or peach tones as a blush, this isn’t a huge amount of use to me. The other blushes are generally useful as highlighters, as most of them contain shimmer, but not really good for what they’re actually intended for. If most of the shades were bought separately, then I think people would be disappointed in them.
I don’t want to completely slate the palette, as for £6 it’s still good value as most people should also be able to find a few shades to work with. Personally though, I think this is a case of style over substance for Makeup Revolution.