Saturday, 6 June 2015

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Sticks | Review & Swatches

As soon as I saw these blush sticks appear on the Makeup Revolution site, I immediately wanted them but I was too slow as they completely sold out so quickly. I'd sort of forgotten about them a little as I couldn't find them in stores, but I was very lucky to receive the two I had been eyeing up for my birthday, back in May. I've heard a lot about these blush sticks being dupes for the multiples by NARS, which would be a pretty impressive dupe as these only cost £5 each. 














The blush sticks are available in two formulas, matte and sheen, I was particularly hoping to try Matte Malibu and Dream as they looked like my kind of shades. Matte Malibu is a matte deep brown shade that looks pretty scary at first sight and it is quite dark, it would be nice to see a slightly lighter shade for us paler girls, the tone of this one is also more on the warmer side. Dream on the other hand is stunning, its a light, slightly pink toned highlight shade that is very similar in shade to products such as NARS Copacabana. 














These blush sticks have a very creamy formula, but in my experience you have to work quite quickly with the likes of Matte Malibu, I would recommend applying to one area and blending straight away. I tried to apply the product to each area of my face and then blend, but the product seemed to have dried and it was harder to blend, or perhaps the product would be more effective if applied to a brush first and then applied onto the skin. I found the shade Dream to work beautifully as a brow bone and cheek bone highlight, I also found the nicest way to apply this was using a duo fibre brush. I really like the balance of shimmer in the shade Dream, its just right and won't leave you feeling like a glitter ball, its a very natural hint of shimmer, perfect for paler skin tones. 














I really love the packaging of the blush sticks but it would be nice to have the shade somewhere on the packaging, as without keeping them in their boxes it isn't easy to tell which shade is which, without opening each one up. I will note that the matte shades are in a matte style tube and the sheen shades have a more glossy finish to the packaging, this is a nice touch. 

As I have said a load of times before, I absolutely love Makeup Revolution products and these blush sticks have made a nice little addition to my routine, I will definitely be checking out the other shades available and hoping that they develop a lighter contour shade *hint hint ;-)*

18 comments :

  1. I've wanted to try these for ages now but actually forgot about them too so I'm glad I saw your review! :) will definitely have to pick some of these up now x

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    1. They're really cool and so inexpensive, definitely try them :) x

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  2. From where I'm from, it's hard to purchase makeup revolution products but these look stunning!

    xx
    www.curlsandmints.com

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    1. Ah that's such a shame, I'd be lost without the brand now! x

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  3. these look gorgeous, and the price is amazing! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  4. I actually have all of the shades in this range and I love them! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. That sounds amazing, they are so cool, I definitely need more! x

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  5. These look really pretty. I love Dream x
    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love how affordable they are. Definitely worth a purchase. Dream sounds like it would be perfect for me, even though I love highlighters I don't like when they have a lot of shimmer in them x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. It's fab when you find really lovely and affordable products! I agree I like more subtle highlighters, this one is perfect. x

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  7. I love makeup revolution such an amazing brand. I really want to pick these, I love cream blushers especially for the summer and these look really easy to use.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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    1. It really is fab, wouldn't be without their products now! x

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  8. I really love this, the dark brown is such a lovely contour!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. I have the Matte Malibu shade and I love it. They blend out really easily and there's a tonne of product in there. I want to try some of the other shades too :) Lovely post :)

    Neelam // neelamjayna.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I was just thinking how long the whole thing will last, forever it seems, amazing! x

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