Makeup Revolution’s Heart-Stealing $10 Palettes (blush and concealer) Review

Hello Lovelies! I have always loved palettes. You can get a lot of bang for minimal buck. So when I saw Makeup Revolution’s Ultra Cover and Conceal and Ultra Blush palettes, I knew I was in for a treat. I found them at Ulta for $10 each. Both come with 8 shades and each line has a few options.

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For the blush palette, there are two choices: Hot Spice and Sugar and Spice. I purchased Hot Spice as the colors leaned more in the pink family and less neutral and I like to go overboard on blush.

(When I say overboard, I mean I prefer to cake it on. You can go subtle with this palette or you can opt for Sugar and Spice and have more browns and light pinks.)

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The blush palette comes with 4 shimmer shades, 2 matte, and 2 baked. 1, 3, 5 and 7 are shimmery; 2 and 6 are matte; 4 and 8 are baked. My personal favorites are numbers 1, 2 and 5. I use those the most. I tend to shy away from the baked shades unless I’m using them as highlights. They aren’t super pigmented and have a lot more shine than I’m used to on a blush.

For $10 you can’t beat it. However, you will have to work with some of the shades. I’ve found the matte ones, in particular, tend to come off a bit patchy at times (but I’ve also found that with other drugstore mattes as well). I also prefer to mix shades on my brush (because why not?) and truthfully that may lead to some of the patchiness.

I’ve found I can get a really pretty glow from MR’s blushes. Here is an example from when I was taking pictures for my 4th of July post:

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Overall, I love this palette and I would recommend.

The concealer palette, however, can be hit or miss for me.

There are 3 options: Light; Light-Medium; and Medium-Dark. As public knowledge, I have pretty light skin. I always float between the fair and light shades for my face makeup so I have the palette in the Light shade. Just from looking online, it seems as though the Light-Medium would work for maybe a shade or two darker than me and the Medium-Dark is more for olive-tan skin tones. So I’m not positive it’s great for a wide range of skin tones but I would love to hear feedback about that.

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The thing about this palette is that the concealer is very thick. Because it’s in these smallish circular areas, you pretty much need a concealer brush or just go in the old fashion way with your phalanges; using a beauty blender/ makeup sponge is kind of tricky.

Because the concealer is so thick, if my primer hasn’t set properly or I’m having a garbage skin day, sometimes the product will just move. I wouldn’t say it’s oily, but it can give a slick feeling.

I tend to use the first shade as a highlighter under my powder highlighter. It gives it a little more of a pop. Depending on the time of year, I use shades 2, 3 and 6 the most for basic concealing. Because the 5th shade has way more of a yellow undertone than I have, I use that occasionally to correct purple/dark spots. I almost never touch the 8th shade.

I’m less enthusiastic to recommend this palette. Again, I want to emphasize it is only $10 which is nice to give a try. But honestly, I’ve heard better things about the NYX concealer palette and really want to try that. I also tend to lean toward my individual concealers I use.

With all of that being said, I used a myriad of products for my wedding day makeup and this palette was one of them. And I absolutely loved my wedding day makeup.

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I hope this review helped a bit. I’m really excited to try MR’s eye shadow palettes since I love the color payoff from their blushes.

If you try these or have them already, let me know!

See y’all soon!

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