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Makeup Revolution: Vivid Baked Blush

Makeup Revolution has a number of products in their ‘Vivid Baked’ range.  Over the next few weeks I am going to review these products which include blushes, bronzers and highlighters.  I am going to start this series by spotlighting the Vivd Baked Blush range.

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Makeup Revolution: Vivid Baked Blushes

There are six blush colours in this range and I own four of those colours.  I tried to pick a range of tones but I feel that the pictures on the website aren’t quite true to colour.  The packaging of these blushes is quite solid and domed in shape.  The blushes themselves are very soft to the touch and are all quite pigmented.  Each of these blushes has shimmer.

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Left to Right: Hard Day, All I Think About is You, Make Love Instead, Loved me the Best

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Swatches left to right: Hard Day, All I Think About is You, Make Love Instead, Loved me the Best.

My favourite shade of these four blushes if Hard Day.  It is such a beautiful, soft, mauve-rose colour.  This really looks lovely on my pale skin and is perfect on a day where you are doing a quick look sans highlighter and bronzer.  It is so pretty on the cheek.

All four of these blushes blend beautifully and give a lovely glow to the skin.  Although they have a shimmer to them they don’t contain glitter, which I love.  I would say that across the range the colours are pigmented but are soft in tone.  You don’t need to apply a lot of this blush to get a nice flush.  To be honest, if you get too heavy handed it can start to look a bit shiny, but I have found that these are super easy to use.  In my experience these wear really nicely through the day.

I can definitely recommend these Vivid Baked Blushes from Makeup Revolution and at GBP2.5o, which is about AU$5, they are a very affordable, cruelty-free purchase!  These really are so pretty.

Have a wonderful day 🙂

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘Hard Day’

Welcome to day four of my MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.  If you haven’t read the other blogs in this series then go check them out after you have had a read here 🙂

DAY 4: Hard Day

I like the concept of the ‘Hard Day’ palette.’  It seems to cover the makeup wearer on those hard days where you need to transition from work to evening events and have to touch up your makeup accordingly.  The left side of the palette provides some very pretty, neutral taupe colours while the right side presents more smokey purples and greys and offers up some black glitter shades into the mix.

MR Salvation Palette: Hard Day

MR Salvation Palette: Hard Day

Like all the Salvation palettes ‘Hard Day’ is amazing quality.  It offers a great range of eyeshadow formulas including shimmer, satin, matte and glitter shades.  While the range of formulas is fantastic, I think the range of colours is a little lacking.  Let me explain.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day – left of palette

Swatches: say yes, its what we do best, had such a hard day, eyes can't find us, without you, I may as well just, to make you love me?, sweet little boy, with such a big mouth.

Swatches: say yes, its what we do best, had such a hard day, eyes can’t find us, without you, I may as well just, to make you love me?, sweet little boy, with such a big mouth.

The “day” side of the palette is very neutral and pretty.  There are lots of taupe colours here, and that is part of the problem.  As you can see in the swatches ‘Had such a hard day’, ‘Eyes can’t find us’ and ‘Without you’ are VERY similar shades (swatches 3, 4, & 5).  While these three shades are certainly lovely, on the eye these three colours are almost indistinguishable which is a bit of a bummer.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day – right of palette

Swatches: not one for playing games, words sound just the same, take me where, don't bring me down, give me a break, what will it take?, gets you into hot water, I am always here for you, never bring you down.

Swatches: not one for playing games, words sound just the same, take me where, don’t bring me down, give me a break, what will it take?, gets you into hot water, I am always here for you, never bring you down.

The “night” side of the palette is smokey and dramatic.  The purple and mauve shades here are delicious.  I also love the matte shades here.  The darkest shade called “Never bring you down” is a dark grey and blends really nicely without the harshness of a straight black.  Now the two colours that I am not in love with here are the two glitter shades called “Not one for playing games” which has gold glitter, and “What will it take?” which has silver glitter (swatch 1 and 6).  Firstly, my bias here lies in the fact that 1) I don’t really love black eyeshadow and 2) I don’t really love glitter eyeshadow.  When those two powers combine a palette that offers two glitter shadows with a black, matte base probably isn’t going to be winning in my personal preference.  I must be clear though, my dislike for these shades is based on my personal preference so if you do like that kind of glitter shade I am sure you will love these 🙂

So, to wrap this one up, ‘Hard Day’ has some really lovely shades.  In fact, I wore a combination of the very similar taupe shades out to lunch today and got complemented a number of times on my eye look, so even though the palette lacks in variety a little, it does perform well.  If you like glitter shades you have a selection here, but for me, those two shades are ones that I just won’t wear.

Overall, this isn’t my favourite Salvation palette but the quality is definitely there and even with four shades that aren’t amazing (two that I won’t wear and two that are a double-up), this is still fantastic value when you consider that there are 8 shimmers and 6 mattes that I really do love.

Have a fantastic day!