If you've been reading my blog for the past few years then you will know I am not a huge fan of spending fortunes on beauty products, the occasional splurge here and there is fine but I struggle to justify spending £30 on a lipstick... That being said, I love brands that are inspired by the pricey, luxury products and create more affordable versions. Makeup Revolution have officially nailed this concept - their entire range is purse friendly and best of all, the actual quality and results of their products are incredible. I popped into Superdrug earlier this week and picked up the MakeUp Revolution Amazing Curl Mascara for £2 and the Vivid Blush Lacquer in Rush for £3. Just to give you a heads up, my lashes lack volume and length so I usually use a comb mascara to prep my lashes and then I use a brush mascara to add thickness. Let's start with the packaging - sleek and simple, I love the rose gold text on the mascara, I think it is really pretty! I am really surprised with how well this mascara performed! I didn't even need to reach for my comb style mascara to prep my lashes - two coats of the Makeup Revolution mascara and we were ready for lift off.
The bristles managed to catch even my short, thin lashes and really define them. Super impressed with the quality and overall look of my lashes and for £2 I couldn't be happier! For the Vivid Blush Lacquer, I have always been hesitant with these type of blushers because I have very oily skin - anything other than a matte texture will make me look like a shiny meatball but I have heard so many lovely reviews about this blush! I went for the shade Rush which is a very girly, Barbie pink shade - I am usually a bronze, gold shade type of girl when it comes to my make-up but for my blusher, I wanted to try something a little different. At first glance I thought "ooh it's quite small, will it last?" - trust me, 12m is more than enough. The formula is very concentrated so only need a tiny, tiny amount. I applied quite a bit on my hands so you can really see how pigmented the shade is. Isn't is gorgeous? For £3, I am so surprised with how creamy and soft the texture is and how easy it is to blend. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with these two hidden gems, I love that you can branch out and experiment with different shades and it won't cost you a fortune to do so. I can't recommend MakeUp Revolution enough! :) 10/10 What is your favourite product for their collection? ♥