Earlier this year Makeup Revolution burst onto the budget friendly make-up scene. I ordered a number of their wallet friendly budget buys and have been using them on and off all summer. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on them over the next few weeks.

First up are the Vivid Blush Lacquers…

Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer

Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer

As you can see, some shades have been used more than others. My favourite shades are the deepest peach shade (Heat) and the brightest pink (Oh Boy). In the summer, I’m more tanned so I veer towards peach tones.  In the winter when I’m paler, I switch to cool pinks.

Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer

Here’s my tuppence.

Packaging: I love pump tops for hygiene reasons. Add to that the see through bottle and I’m sold. I prefer se-through pumps for ease of colour selection and so you can see how much you’ve got left.

Price: £3 for such a big tube (I can’t find the actual weight anywhere though!) is fantastic value.

Shade range: Broadly speaking there are three peach tones and three pink tones. The lighter shades barely show up on my skin and so I stick with the deepest shades. I’d be surprised if they are visible on darker skin tones.

Pigmentation: These are generally pretty high pigmented for a budget brand. A small drop on tip of finger is all you need for both cheeks. The issue I have is that the pigmentation is a little patchy. It may just be a little separation of product but these aren’t very old and have been stored in cool environment and away from direct sunlight.

Texture: Some shades blended beautifully, either on skin or over foundation. Other shades just looked patchy no matter what I did. I tend to pop a little makeup on as I’m rushing out of the house (bad habit, I know) and on a few occasions, I had to wash it all off again as it just looked patchy and sat on top of my skin.

The verdict

Overall, I was a little disappointed with these. I have high expectations of my makeup. I generally expect consistent pigmentation and texture across any range. I know that in practice this is difficult due to the chemical composition of different shades but I hate it when I love the colour of one shade and texture of another.
Given the rave reviews from other bloggers, I expected better but to be honest, perhaps I was asking or expecting too much from a £3 blush.