Slowly I’ve been gathering quite the stash of Revolution Pro over the last couple of months. Revolution Pro is the higher quality sister company of Makeup Revolution, I <3 Revolution and Obsession. It’s aimed at makeup artists but despite the improved quality the prices are still well within the budget/drugstore range. Overall, I’ve been really impressed by the standard of the Revolution Pro range. What I especially like though is that the shades are pretty inclusive; the foundation ranges go from the very light right through to the very dark (here’s the darkest shade here for reference, for example). Often, drugstore ranges seem to have a lot of middle shades and rarely go dark (or very light but that’s not a *real* concern). Now while I am impressed that a budget brand like Revolution Pro have an inclusive shade range, it’s still ridiculous that this has to be commended, surely this should just be standard by now?
I’ll start with my most recent purchase, the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops. I initially bypassed these because foundation drops to me usually means low coverage but after reading Nikki from Love Laughs Lipstick review I had to try them. I was expecting them to be pretty good, but I was not ready for just how AMAZING this £7 foundation is! Revolution Pro Foundation Drops have fast become one of my favourite foundations, and I am super fussy about foundation (for reference but favourite foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear but it’s been a little bit too drying for me lately, plus I’m trying to go cruelty-free).
Revolution Pro Foundation Drops come in a rather nice frosted glass bottle with a black dropper for application. I know some people find the dropper packaging a bit fussy but I quite like it, you get a nice bit of control over how much foundation your using. I thought the foundation would be runny due to it being a water base but it’s not at all. What I was most surprised with was just how pigmented these foundation drops are. Revolution Pro Foundation Drops are described as sheer with a few drops but buildable. I don’t find them to be sheer at all, I think they’re medium-buildable. Oh and the finish is just gorgeous, a silky-dewy finish (but not overly dewy). It blends seamlessly evening out skin tone beautifully and giving a healthy glow. It is also pretty long-wearing and coped well with my oily t-zone. I am really impressed with this foundation, it’s feels like it should cost so much more than its £7 price tag.
Next is the Revolution Pro Supreme Lipstick in Controversy. I was really excited to try these Nars dupes but I am slightly disappointed by it. The formula is lovely, a comfortable semi-matte finish that’s long-wearing but something goes a bit funny with the pigments in this with me. The bright red has a pink tinge to it and just doesn’t look right. Perhaps some of the other shades would perform better. I probably will pop into Superdrug to try some of the other shades because it really does have a nice formula but the colouring just isn’t right for me. But isn’t it pretty?
I can take or leave primers tbh, I find them to be one of the most disappointing makeup products out there. However, I recently tried Revlon’s primer and I really love that so if I need a perfected base I always use it. But what I am into are bases that add radiance or brighten the skin which Revolution Pro’s Primers do. Revolution Pro Primer in Radiant Cool Pink adds a lovely bit of brightening to my pale skin (which I think this is best suited for- if you’re darker this would look lovely as a highlighter). It evens skin tone out too and slightly mattifies. I wouldn’t say it really adds to the longevity of foundation but it definitely adds a healthy glow without any oiliness or tackiness. I really like it. I also bought Revolution Pro Primer in Radiant Peach which is supposed to brighten the skin. Woah! this apricot primer is pigmented (again Revolution Pro describes it as sheer, I say it is not!). I can’t use this all over my face, but as an under eye corrector it works brilliantly. If you have dark skin I think this would be a great brightening primer.
Another Revolution Pro product I was excited to try were the new Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment. These sleek lip products can be taken for dupes for YSL or Nars, they look similar to both. If you’re wanting to try this kind of product but are cruelty-free the best choice for you is Revolution Pro, unfortunately the other brands sell in China. Hopefully China will be ending their archaic testing policy soon. Anyway, initially I wasn’t sure if I liked these lip products. The texture is mousse-like and takes a little bit to dry down to a powdery matte finish. But after a few tries I’ve comes round. I have the colours Ardent, a beautiful matte mid-toned pink (my favourite of the two), and Visionary, a lovely nude pink shade. I think these might be one of the longest wearing formulas I’ve tried, once applied they just don’t budge. I don’t think the formula will be to everyone’s taste but at only £4 a pop they’re definitely worth a go.
I’ve really only touched the surface of this amazing budget and cruelty-free range. Revolution Pro has a whole host of other products such eyeshadow palettes, eyebrow pencils, a blur stick, prime oil and concealers. The range starts at £3 and finishes at £10, which I think is amazing value. If you want to check out the colours and formulas in person Superdrug carry Revolution Pro in store.
Have you tried Revolution Pro yet?
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