Makeup Revolution

Wednesday 4 October 2017


For most, September is a month of denial as you find yourself missing Summer but are stuck in between seasons, but for me, it is the month I look forward to finishing the most so I can get excited for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas.
With Autumn comes a great deal of pumpkin-spiced everything, even makeup looks. I'm personally obsessed with orange-brown smokey eyes with a shiny nude lip, but I have noticed that a lot of people I follow on my social media are still going for a glowing skin with lots and lots of highlighter (you glow, girl). So you can imagine that the products I've been using and loving the most the past month include a mixture of both, Summer and Autumn products.

Makeup Revolution is definitely one of those brands that everyone would have tried at some point in their lives. For me, it is one of my favourite brands for powder products such as eyeshadows and highlighters. My favourite ones that I've been loving throughout September are the Salted Caramel Palette and the Ultra Strobe Cream which make the perfect autumnal face. Sometimes I like to use the strobe cream on the high points of my face, and other times I put it all over my face and shine like the stars!

Do you remember how big the Mariah Carey x MAC collab was? All I remember is that people were fighting over the highlighter and most lipsticks, but I managed to get a lipstick and a lipglass and boy, oh boy can I just say how stunning the colours and the packaging is?! I have actually not touched them at all until recently as I didn't want to ruin the beautifully detailed engraving on the lipstick.

Last but not least, I have been overusing stick highlighters - especially the Collection Pearl Sheen one is shade 01. I like to apply it faintly over my foundation before I set it with powder for a more blinding effect. The shade is actually really nice, not as opaque as I'd like for it to be but it was expected for the low price.

What were your September Favourites this year?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 31 May 2017


For me, May was a good month full of amazing new beauty products I got to try out! I love trying out new things, as well as using up old products haha - I don't know if it's just me but I find it so satisfying to use up products and chuck out the empty packaging??

First up, we've got my beautiful Vivienne Westwood Orb Earrings which I received for my birthday from the other half. I love them so much and try to get a lot of wear out of them but they're so precious I'm scared to lose them :( One of my close friends lost her VW earring down the sink, so imagine how painful that must have been for her!!

The fragrance I've been constantly using throughout the month of May is Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb - come on now, the clue is in the name haha, it's the most perfect scent for spring! I love the cute bottle, it comes very handy if you're travelling as the bottle is easy to store.

I don't know about you but I've never really seen/heard any makeup gurus rave about any high-end face powders but when I got my hands on this little number by Lancome my life literally changed haha. The packaging, for one, is gorgeous. I love the lid - it screams expensive. This powder was a part of a limited edition collection for Christmas in 2014 called 'Parisian Lights' and has bits of shimmer in it. I got this from my mum as she works in makeup and is lucky enough to get her hands on LE stock that can't be sold to the public anymore - sort of like Bicester village.

Another one of my May favourites was the Makeup Revolution Contour Palette. This bad boy only retails at £3.50 (last time I checked anyway). It comes in a cute compact with a mirror, a cool-toned bronzer shade, bright highlighter and rose-gold blusher. I've already used up one of these but the one I had before didn't come with a mirror which makes me feel like this one might be slightly more expensive, but most likely still very affordable. My favourite part of this palette is probably the highlighter as it is BLINDING. It looks great on my pale skin which is hard to find, to begin with, so if it shows up crazy bright on my skin tone you can only imagine how piercing it'd look on darker skin tones. The blusher reminds me a lot of Nars' Orgasm but for a fraction of the price. The bronzing shade is also great for those who prefer cool-toned contour shades over warmer shades.

What best way to tone up than using a Firming Anti-Cellulite Gel?! Haha don't get me wrong, this isn't going to make you look like Rihanna but it will help reduce the appearance of cellulite wherever you desire to get rid of it. I've been using this for a while now and have noticed a slight difference in the cellulite on my thighs. I've also been trying to drink more water and work out harder at the gym so I can gladly say my Summer body is coming along nicely! (Update: 16/02/2021 - I was very obsessed with having to look a certain way and have since become confident in my own skin and would never recommend a cellulite 'removing' product as 1. this cannot be done, and 2. cellulite is normal!!!)

Last, but not least the Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - the saviour. I had a lot of deadlines and a few exams in May so it resulted in many sleepless nights thus making my eyes very puffy. This cream is amazing and I have raved about it many times before so if you'd like a further read on it, check my post here.

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What have you loved in May? Did you have any important deadlines to meet or exams?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Saturday 10 December 2016


Shades l-r: Private Members Club, Diamond Life, Red Carpet, Girls Best Friend, and Chauffeur.

Makeup Revolution has been one of my favourite beauty brands for a while now, and when I heard that they're bringing out ROSE GOLD MATTE lipsticks I screamed out loud.

Not only is the packaging to die for, but the colours are gorgeous and suitable for all skin tones. The most popular seems to be the shade 'Chauffeur" as it's the most perfect nude shades for daytime looks.

My personal favourite has got to be "Private Members Club" as I love dark lipstick in this time of the year, especially when it's teamed up with a light brown smokey eye.

The consistency is very creamy which makes the product apply easily without smudges, it also leaves the perfect matte finish once dry.

I'm very excited to create some beautiful party looks using these lipsticks within the next few days! So stay tuned beauties :*

Have you tried any of the Rose Gold lipsticks by Makeup Revolution? If so, what did you think of them? What's your favourite shade?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 6 November 2016


October is the month of Halloween, so everything I've been loving last month was super vampy.
First up, I've been a huge fan of Mac lipliners for ages now and keep constantly buying new shades to add to my collection. My recent addition was the shade 'Plum' which is beyond beautiful. It's perfect for the Autumn/Winter time as a dark and bold lip is everything at this time of the year!

Next up, is the Makeup Revolution Light & Shade eyeshadow palette, which is a dupe for the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette. The pigmentation is amazing, the shadows are creamy and easy to blend, however the only issue I have with this is the fallout!

Rimmel lipsticks were a massive craze for me when I was younger, and when I purchased one of their darker shades I remembered just how good they are! I feel like I have to get the full collection now, but I need to calm down with all the spending, especially with Christmas coming up! I bought the shade 'Starry Eyed' and it's a perfect Autumn shade, paired up with a gold eyeshadow and ta-dah! You've got the perfect look for this time of year.

Who doesn't love a bit of new stationary, especially when it's from Tiger! I love these thin felt pens, they're so easy to work with and don't smudge - which is vital for bloggers (we tend to be fast writers). I mainly use these for writing up blog post ideas, making lists and notes for revision.

What did you love in October? Have you tried any of the products I mentioned above?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 18 July 2016

Review || Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Eyeshadow Palette+ Swatches

Hi Everyone

When I heard all about the British Beauty Blogger collab with Makeup Revolution I got so excited! I think this was the most spoken about the palette in the UK at the time - and to be honest, still is. I was a bit late to join the bandwagon and have finally bought this palette back in April and have not yet had the chance to experiment with all colours, however, I have swatched them for this review.

You can tell how sophisticated this palette is just by looking at the box. I mean, the colour of it - a gorgeous deep copper-gold shade just wants to be bought to look at, let alone to use.

If you're unsure about the shades and somehow there isn't a tester available then just look at the back of the box. It has all the shades shown on the back of it so you know that you're about to spend little on something life-changing.

Damnnn, just look at it! The packaging is perfect, the colours are perfect, even the names for each shade are perfect!

I have swatched all shades dry and directly onto my arm as I wanted to see their true pigment. Some show up really well, and some don't show up at all. However, when I tried them on using a damp brush all shades showed up perfectly and I couldn't be happier with the results.

l-r: Glimmer, Buffer, Peachy, Hope, Fortune, Skylight, Transformer, Midnight Rainbow.

l-r: Ice Cloud, Golden Coins, Cashmere, Tip Top, Yes Please, Green Machine, Smoothie.

l-r: Caffeine Fix, Latte, Pink Diamond, Creme, Drama Queen, Lonely Planet, Blacqua.

l-r: Soft, New World, Favour, Sunset Hour, Super Gold, Winning, Brave, The Revolution.

I found that the majority of the matte shades were less pigmented than the ones with other finishes however, I'm still glad I had bought this palette. I mean, the shades will create so many beautiful looks, especially in winter but I am slightly disappointed with the formula. There seems to be a lot of fallout after dipping the brush in, but what did I expect for £10?

Overall, I think this palette is amazing and totally worth every penny spent on it. Congratulations to Makeup Revolution for yet again, surprising us all with an amazing product. Keep it going, guys!

What are your thoughts on this palette? Have you tried creating any looks with it?

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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