REVIEW & SWATCHES || Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar


It's time for the second review from my haul of brand new products Makeup Revolution has released! I must admit, when I saw this I was ridiculously excited - I rarely find highlighters that work for my skin tone so I pretty much use the same Sleek highlighter all the time. I wouldn't be put off Golden Sugar (£6) if you have a paler complexion because the shades that work as highlights for me will work as blushers for you. The shades don't have names so I'ver just numbered them off for review purposes!


You know the drill by now! It comes in sturdy packaging and there's a large mirror (always a bonus). It shuts securely and it's just quite sleek and functional.



Shade 1

For me personally this is a little too glittery so I only really use it to highlight the inner corner of my eye. It's fine for that but I think paler girls will enjoy this shade more. I didn't really get much of the gold through.
Hearts (Out of 5):

    ½


Shade 2

These next couple of shades are similar in colour to the new Hourglass Palette! Although this is quite light and pink I find it quite wearable for the top of the cheek bones - it's pale but not overly frosty.
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥  ♥  


Shade 3

I probably prefer this purple-pink to Shade 2 a little and I use it in a similar way. It's not insanely shimmery or too bright on the cheeks, it's just right!
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥  ♥  ♥ ½


Shade 4

I was surprised at how this looked swatched because it does seem more like a blusher, however I find this is the perfect highlight shade for me. I really like the warm gold!
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥  ♥  ♥ ½




Shade 5

This is more up my street than Shade 1 for a highlight as opposed to a highlighting blusher. It's nice and warm, I don't find it frosty and it looks really natural on the skin.
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥  ♥  ♥  


Shade 6

Another nod to Ambient Blush Palette? I think so...This is one I use as a cheekbone highlight and blusher all in one! It's quite similar to Shade 2 but is a little darker. I do find that by the end of the day it goes a little patchy.
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥  ♥  



Shade 7

For a while I really wasn't sure what to do with this bold orange-gold. In the end I used it as a blusher, which is a look I actually really like. It is quite bright so won't be for everyone and I did find it went patchy after a few hours.
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥   ½ 


Shade 8

Finally there's shade 8, as you'd expect the least pigmented as it's pretty much for contouring. It has a matte base but there are tiny amounts of glitter in it. It's a nice warm brown, so whilst I usually go for darker contours it still works pretty well. It's also very easy to blend!
Hearts (Out of 5):

   ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  




Overall this is more up my street than the previous 2 in this collection and I think it's well worth your £6!



Between these 2 photos I'm actually wearing every shade from this palette as a highlight down the centre of my face, as blusher and as a contour! I'm also wearing Iconic Dreams on my eyes in both - so look out for my review soon!

Hearts (Out of 5) Overall:

   ♥  ♥  ♥ 

How do you think Golden Sugar compares to the 2 existing Ultra Blush Palettes?

 



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32 comments

  1. Great review! Like you said before we pretty much agree what we think about all those shades, with the difference that shade 7 and 8 for me seem to orange-y :) x
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    1. Thank you :) I guess they were the 2 that really depend on your natural complexion! xx

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  2. I've been so impressed with makeup revolution recently, this looks like another product I need to try! Xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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    1. Yeah I'd really recommend it - even if you only like a couple of the shades it's still fab value! xx

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  3. no. 7 is soooo adorable!!! I love copper right now!!
    xoxo Colli // my blog - tobeyoutiful

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    1. I really like the colour too :) though I can see how it would be a bit out there for some people! xx

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  4. I saw this palette but wasn't sure I would like it, but after reading this and seeing those swatches I feel like I need to pick it up!! Some really gorgeous shades here, great post xx

    emily x ❤ | emily’s beauty blog

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    1. Yeah there are some really pretty colours and there's no set way you should wear them :) xx

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  5. There's a lot more pink throughout it then I had originally imagined but I still really like the overall look of the whole palette. So you have definitely confirmed for me that I need to buy it :D x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah I can see how the name 'Golden Sugar' could be a little misleading! It's very candy floss-coloured xx

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  6. Gorgeous palette and the shades look so pretty on you! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  7. Love the look of shades 4 and 8! So pretty!!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Definitely brings a bit of warmth to winter makeup! xx

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  8. Loving the idea of this! Fab review and swatches. Loving number 7! <3 Bronze/copper shades

    LondonBeautyxx

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    1. Thank you! :) I love bronzes and coppers too xx

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  9. Makeup Revolution seem to be getting everything right recently! I think I need to pick this up and give it a try :) Thank you for such a good review :)

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  10. Makeup Revolution are such good value for money, I love the look of this palette!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  11. oh they're all really pretty shades!

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  12. Number 7 and 8 look beautiful! Can I also ask what lip product you are wearing in the photos? It's stunning! x

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    1. I'm wearing another Makeup Rev product - the Lip Hug in the shade Keeps the Planet Spinning (also have a review on these!). Glad you like the products :D xx

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  13. These are very pretty! The first one is too white and glittery, it looks a bit chalky! The other ones are all nice though x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, that's probably the only one I don't get much use from! xx

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  14. You are so gorgeous! Love this palette and will definitely buy, thanks so much for your swatches!

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  15. Hiya! I was wondering how you think this palette would work for someone of darker, more olive toned complexion. I'd really like to purchase the palette, but not if the contour shade is too light for me to use. Awesome review and thank you!!

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