Contour on fleek - Makeup Revolution Iconic Contour Palette.

23 September Ayesha Farhad 21 Comments


I am a major contour fan. The best part about doing makeup, is contouring. And even though I have a gazillion contour products, I will still go out and buy another one!

So, this time I went ahead and bought the Makeup Revolution contour palette! It is a very very close dupe of NYX's contour palette. While the NYX contour palette is for £18, the Makeup Revolution palette is for £8. It is mostly been out of stock in stores and online as well, but I was lucky enough to find it sitting behind a few other palettes in store.

My staple product in the makeup box is Benefit's Hoola bronzer, so I wanted something that works exactly like it.

The palette consists of eight shades. Four of them are contour shades and 4 are highlighting shades.


Starting with the contour shades, the first one is a very orange/bronze shade that you can just powder all over your face to give a little sun kissed/bronze goddess kind of look. The next shade has a tiny bit of shimmer in it and it looks lovely during date nights or when you want to glam up.

The next two shades are the perfect contour shades. I use the lighter one to shade out the contour from under the cheek bones when I feel that my contour is a little too harsh. The last shade is perfect for contouring. You do need to pick up a little more product to build up the colour. For beginners, this is perfect since you need a steady hand on contouring and not look like a mud slap. But for me, I wanted something more pigmented, so I used it on top of my L.a Girl Pro contour shade. It gave a nice finish and I can happily say, that it did last me a good 6 hours.


Coming to the lighter shades in the palette, two shades are matte and two shades have a little shimmer in it. The first one has a little shimmer and is a white iridescent shade. I have not touched the colour since it looks a little too flaky on my skin colour. The next shade is a matte white shade and I haven't used it either for the same above reason mentioned.

The third shade is a banana shade that every one raves about. The banana shade is a little powdery so it is good enough to highlight under your eyes. It is the same for a beginner, if they are struggling to get started with brightening their under eyes. The last shade is my favourite. It is the perfect shimmer shade to highlight my brow bone after I am done with filling in my brows. Usually most of the shades are a bit too white to highlight under the brows but this is perfect.


So, I have used quiet a lot of makeup revolution products. I did not like their eyeshades at all. They had too much of a fall out and they weren't pigmented enough for my liking. Their liquid lipsticks are a perfect dupe for a few MAC lipsticks. They did not hold well either. They turned quiet flaky and dried out on my lips. But that was a

good two years back so maybe they have changed their formula. But I am a huge fan of their blush palette and their makeup setting spray. And I might add this contour palette to my favourites! Its is currently available at makeup revolution's new website www.tambeauty.com and in super drug, if you are lucky enough.


I will rate this palette 7.5 out of 10 due to unavailability and the pigmentation factor! But I must say that it is a good enough beginner palette!

21 comments:

  1. Looks like a good set I must admit I've never used a contour.

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  2. I've never really used contour, but I've got this same palette :-) it has been lovely.

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  3. Wow, you gave this palette a really good rating! I have only tried one Makeup Revolution product and I didn't love it so I haven't been tempted to grab more from the range so thankyou for sharing. I will be adding this to my wishlist

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  4. Beautiful palette. It has so many shades I would happily use! :)
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  5. Nice contour palette. It looks like a good palette. Sadly, we don't have Makeup Revolution where I lived except ordering through online only. I do like their eyeshadow palettes and I'm going to check on this contour palette.

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  6. I'll def have to check out this contour palette! Definitely more affordable than my Anasastia palette

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  7. i've never really contoured before, my makeups usually minimal just eyeliner and lipstick most days but love reading about products, great review :)

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  8. Oh wow there are so many different colours to use! I wouldn't have a clue. I contour using one 😄 so probably not doing it right . Ree Love30

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  9. I like to contour as well and have already heard about this palette. Maybe I will try it, cause shadows are looking quiet nice :) Thanks for sharing your opinion.

    Ally,
    www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

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  10. I want a contour palette so badly! I can definitely see the resemblance between NYX and makeup revolution palette!
    BS, xx | https://queenBsdiary.wordpress.com/

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  11. I never tried any of their products but they look amazing and affordable! This palette is perfect for contouring beginners like me

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  12. I'm in love with the contour plallets, you just never can get enough. Revolution is really good brand for it's price

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  13. I don't contour, I feel it takes too much time, but I guess when you get used to it, it would not take as much time!

    Thuymi @ www.AdventureFaktory.com

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  14. Those look lovely. Would be great to see it in your skin!

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  15. Looks like a great kit - I wouldn;t even know where to start with contouring

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  16. I have the palette and do think it is just fantastic value for money x

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  17. Beautiful palette, these are all the colours I wear :)

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  19. The contour palette looks great I need to learn how to do this myself.
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  20. Looks a fab kit! Perfect for beginners like me! :) x

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