I have been so unmotivated to make blog posts lately, but when I saw the incredible similarities between these two palettes, I was suddenly motivated again!

So we all know Revolution is a great, affordable brand - and their dupes are incredible. This palette named the 'velvet rose' palette speaks Anastasia Soft Glam to me. The Velvet Rose palette is £4. Soft glam? £43.

Here's some swatches of both palettes. The first swatch from the bottom is the original Anastasia palette, the second swatch is the Revolution palette.

Pretty similar! (Sorry that one of the shades doesn't show up on my skin at ALL).

Um so these were the closest in colour out of the entire palette, and they were the glitter shades. The texture of both the palettes were very very similar too, except for the gold on the end - the Revolution one was more chunky!

The matte colours in the Revolution palette here are definitely a different colour, and not as pigmented as the Anastasia ones. Gold is pretty similar.

The only one that matches here is the last cool tone shades, but very similar!

The Revolution palette has 15 shades, while the ABH one only has 14, so there's an extra brown in there!

Overall, this Revolution palette is very similar to the ABH one. With the ABH palette, you're paying a high end price for the butteriness, the pigmentation and the overall popularity of the brand. However, if you don't feel like spending that amount of money on a palette, you will definitely be able to create the same/similar look with the Revolution Velvet Rose palette!

Let me know if you want to see me do a look with both palettes on each eye. At the moment, the palette is only available on the Revolution website (and isn't in Superdrug) here.

16 July 2018

£4 Anastasia Soft Glam Palette Dupe!

Huda surprising us with another drop, however this time.. it's somewhat controversial.

A palette she's already done before 'remastered'. I would be lying if I didn't say I was confused on whether to buy this or not. I have the original, why would I need a remastered palette of the same one? No one is telling me to go out and buy it.. except myself and my investigative skills.

Here I'll be showing you a comparison of the shades, the difference I noticed in the formula's, and if it's actually really worth going out and buying this palette.

A bit of background history, I didn't initially buy the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette because of the controversy around it. I just like to stay out of drama.. I heard people hated the formula, didn't like how they had to apply it, but then I was gifted it (thanks Maryam).. and I kicked myself SO much that I hadn't bought the palette sooner. I LOVED IT. The formula was different to anything that has ever been done before, but that's what I love about Huda, it's not the same stuff you can buy anywhere! When applied to your eyes, it was beautiful. 

& then.. Huda goes and addresses all the issues people had with the palette, and reformulates it. 

Let's have a look at both the palettes. 

Top is the remastered palette, bottom is the original. Let's start with swatch comparisons of the only row that has stayed exactly the same; the bottom. 

From left to right, the first shadow is the remastered shade, the second is the original. 

The first thing I noticed was the mattes in the remastered palette are a lot softer. The other comparisons: 
- Suede is more pink in the new palette. 
- Maneater in the original palette is not as pigmented as in the remastered palette. It took about 4 swatches to build it up to that colour. 
- Sandalwood is SO buttery in the remastered palette, compared to the original palette. 

Now let's look at the shimmery shades, which have the same name in the palette: 

From left to right (again the remastered is the first swatch, original is the second swatch) : 
- Moondust is completely different. Thats the first swatch on the left. The remastered is a lot more shiny, and swatches smoothly.
- Dubai - nearly exactly the same but the remastered is a TAD darker, yet smoother. 
-  Fling again is a lot smoother in the new palette. 
- Same goes for Trust Fund. 
- Rose Gold is SO much nicer in the remastered palette. It swatches really bad in the original palette, and the remastered looks a lot smoother. 
- 24K is the next swatch. The original shade is a lot brighter and yellower, but the new 24K is a true gold, which is really nice.
- The last swatch is #BLESSED.  Pretty similar. 

Now here are the shades that have been replaced for something else; different names in the palette. 

From left to right (this time the original is the first swatch, the remastered is the second swatch) : 
- Bae has been replaced by Bubbly - Bae is completely matte, and bubbly is a shimmer. Nice change Huda, because I don't really use Bae in the original palette. 
- Shy has been replaced by Demure - two completely different shades, both nice! 
- Flamingo has been replaced by Doll Face. Doll Face is a lot brighter, as you can see! When I saw Flamingo, I honestly thought there could never be a brighter pink than that. I guess I was wrooong. 
- Bossy has been replaced by Risqué. Risqué is a really really unique shade. I really like it. 

& I forgot to show you the difference between Pink Diamond (Remastered palette) & Angelic, as these have essentially replaced each other! But here it is: 

Angelic from the original palette is the first swatch, and I honestly really loved this shade, it was a pink duochrome which flipped between pink and gold.. so beautiful. 
Pink diamond, the second swatch, is single handedly the nicest shade in the palette. It looks so wet looking, and glam and I would literally just buy this palette for that colour. Omg. 

So, is the remastered palette worth it? 

But it's not that simple this time: 

Is it worth it if I haven't got the original palette? 
This is a no brainer. YES. For whatever reason you don't have the original, this is a must have for your collection. Huda fixed all the reasons people didn't like this palette, from the packaging, the no mirror, everything. It's such a beautiful palette, right down to the packaging! 

Is it worth it if I have the original palette? 
This is harder for me to answer. Let's break it down.. if you're on a budget and already have the original, wait until the original has run out, I guess. 
BUT, if you're a make up collector/artist/fan then this will be a lovely addition along with your original palette. Some shades are completely different, like pink diamond and angelic. I love that I have angelic because it truly is a unique shade, but pink diamond is also beautiful. 

I hope that helped! 

23 May 2018

Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered - Worth It?

As you are probably aware, I am LOVING Revolution and all its brands right now!

One palette I picked up is the Revolution Pro Regeneration Palette in the shade Goldmine. You can purchase it here. 

I mean, they're £8 & there's so many different palettes to try. The reason I picked this palette is because I didn't feel like I had all these colours in one palette!

In the Regeneration range, they have about 9 different palettes & I'll tell you if they're worth it!
The other palettes were very pink toned, and I have wayyyy too many pink palettes, so decided on this one!

Here are some swatches!

I found the third row swatched really patchy, and this is the row I had most trouble with!
SO they swatch really really beautifully. I've done about 3 looks with this palette, and the first two looks I had no issues with any shadows. The mattes blend really well, and the shimmers apply really nicely with your finger..

BUT..  The third time I used this palette, I tried to use Money Honey, with my finger.. and it just wouldn't work?? I was so so confused!  I then tried the shade next to it, Billionaire, and same problem! I then ended up applying with a wet brush, which then worked but not as great as I would want it to. I swatched them, and they still looked pretty good, it was just when applying to my eyes.  One difference was I did not apply any shadow primer the third time (as I was on the train and forgot shadow primer), so maybe that's why??? I was major confused.

For £8, this palette is really great for day looks - if you want to glam it up a bit, I'd advise shimmers and glitters that aren't in this palette, like the Flawless Foils that Revolution do! They work amazingly and I've had so many compliments whenever I use them!

If I compare this palette to others Revolution do, I definitely prefer the formula on the Chocolate Bar palettes revolution do!

17 May 2018

Revolution Pro Regeneration Palette Review.

Over the last few weeks, I've decided to grow a Revolution collection. I initially had my eye on their concealer and foundation stick, but when unleashed to their full collection, a lot of their products caught my eye.

Here, I'll tell you what I really recommend from their range. All the products I have here, is not everything I purchased, just some of my faves, alongside a small review!

I'll start with the Revolution products, then go onto Revolution Pro.

I wrote about the I Heart Makeup Revolution Rose Gold palette already, here. I included swatches and similarities between the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette, and I was somewhat shocked at the outcome, so make sure you have a look. Overall, this palette is definitely worth it if you didn't get the chance to get the HB rose gold, as that's now discontinued. You can purchase this palette here.

Can we take a minute to appreciate these beauties? Both times I've used these products I've been stopped to ask what I'm wearing.. numerous times a day. They are bloody amazing! They're called Flawless foils, and can be applied wet with the intensifying primer that comes with it, or dry. I used them wet. The only qualm I had with this product was it came with no instructions, so I didn't know how to use it lol. At first, I put the intensifying primer on my eyelid and then tried to put the shadow on top.. but that didn't work! So then I realised I had to put the intensifying primer on my brush, and then dip my brush into the product.. at least.. that's how I think it's meant to be applied! Whatever though, this product is amazing.

The colours here are Rival and Retreat.

The Revolution X Soph Palette. I recently started watching Sophie on Youtube, and I found out one of her shades are named after Taylor Swift's songs, and of course I fell in love with her instantly and went and bought her palette. Apart from that, this palette Soph created is AMAZING. There are so so so many different types of looks you can create with this shade range, I can't believe how good it is!

This Revolution palette is lovely. It's called the Reloaded palette and was one of the early purchases of my Revolution haul. As much as I like it and will still use it, I don't think it's a necessity as Revolution have a lot more fun palettes than this one! But if you're looking for something like this, it's great as the pan size is huge. As you can see. the orange shade broke. My own fault.. as I was taking a picture of all my palettes.. I tried to carry all of my make up back to my make up station at once, and dropped EVERYTHING. Luckily, the orange shade was the only product to take a hit.

Yep, the hype is real around the Fast Base Foundation Stick. My shade is F8, and I really like this for a day to day foundation stick for only £5. I'd advise to use a good primer for a long lasting effect!

If you've not heard about this product, you're living under a rock. These are sold out in most SuperDrug, it's hilarious.  Mine's shade C4. A lot of people are comparing to Tarte Shape Tape - I do love this product, but it's no Shape Tape!

& now onto Revolution Pro!

Revolution Pro Rose Gold 4K Highlighter Palette. This is bloody worth the £8. The glow is reaaaaaal. The shades are fun, and I preferred the shades to this more than the Gold highlighter palette!

While we're on the topic of highlighters, the Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter in Metals is just as good. I really liked the shades of this one, but there are 3 others to choose from! They are lovely!

Revolution pro have brought out a lot of palettes with names on it recently, and I could not decide which one to go for. They're called Regeneration palettes, and this one is in Goldmine! The reason I decided on this one is for the Blue, and I don't have these shades in one palette. The other palettes I felt like were palettes I usually always go for.. but this one was slightly different. So I went for it!

So these smaller palettes caught my eye a lot. I was stood in Superdrug undecided on which palette out of this range (which is called Supreme eyeshadow) to go for. At one point, I nearly picked them all up, but controlled myself! I went for the Bewitch Palette as it had the most interesting shimmers! I really love this palette, as it looks pretty and the colours are amazing. (I failed at taking a nice picture of the palette, so heres the swatches with the palette in the background). One thing I noticed about the last colour in the palette was that it had a very gold overspray over it.. but when actually used it was this dusty green shade with gold glitter in it (the last swatch on my hand). I was a bit shocked as I was trying to make a gold halo eye, but hey.. it's still nice.

Foundation Drops in Shade F10. I prefer this formula over the Foundation Stick, it's amazing. I actually bought this before the 'heatwave' and now I'm too tanned for it.. so I'll be going back for a shade darker!

The Foundation Mixer Lightening drops have potential! I used this with my Huda Beauty foundation which is ridiculously dark for me.. and it lightened it right up! I'm so glad I bought this, and for £6 it's so affordable compared to other lightening drops on the market!

Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments. Oh my gosh. I have about 7 of these (but I couldn't find the others for the picture) and I am OBSESSED. There is no other formula like this in drugstore that I could ever compare this to. It's AMAZING. I haven't stopped wearing these since I purchased them. And for £4? Stop. They're super pigmented yet don't flake and don't feel caked on the lips! They take a while to dry down, but when they do.. they do not budge. And they have SoOoOoOo many shades. I tried the Revolution Luxe lip kits and was so disappointed in the formula of that, but don't fret - you need to get these guyz.

Wow, this was super long. But I hope it helps, please let me know if you want me to go into more depth on any of these products!
& Make sure you make use of Superdrug's promo that seems to be there most of the time of 3 for 2 Make up!

24 April 2018

What to Buy From Revolution!

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