Products You Need To Try From Makeup Revolution

Makeup Revolution seems to be killing it at the moment, they keep releasing good product after good product. It is the drugstore brand that I have the most makeup products from. I thought it would be a bit much to do a post where I talk about all the products I have from them so I thought I would just do a post full of the ones that I really recommend trying out. All these products I really love and use almost every time that I do my makeup.

HD Pro Cream Contour - Light/Medium, £10:
I wanted to start off by talking about my fave discovery from Makeup Revolution. I used to be scared of using cream products because of how bad my skin was but now I've converted because they give a natural, healthy look to your base. I am really quite fair, for reference in Mac I wear NC15, but I went for the Light/Medium because I like wearing a really strong contour. If you prefer a more natural contour and you are as pale as me then me then I would suggest picking up the Light version. What I really like about the HD Pro Cream Contour kit is how creamy in texture it is, the cream products are so easy to blend onto the face and layer really nicely. I normally set everything with a translucent powder but I did test it out without setting it and the creams lasted all day!!

I want to give a little breakdown on all the shades in this palette and what I use them for. The first shade I use for an under eye highlight & I really like it as it's the palest cream highlight I own. The second shade I use under my cheek contour to sharpen it up and to add a bit of highlight. The third shade is one that I don't use as it's too dark for me. The last shade on the top row is an orange toned brown which I like to use to blend my contour out with and use to bronze up my face. I normally use this with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush. The first two shades on the bottom row I switch between as my contour shade. The one next to that is the darkest shade in the palette, it's too strong of a contour for me and that's saying a lot from me! I think I'll get use out of it when I have a bit more of a tan. Last in the palette is a banana shade which I don't really use as I prefer more of a white under eye highlight so I only use it when I'm mixing it with the white shade.

Brow Pomade in Dark Brown, £6:
I really love my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade but I've almost run out of it and it's a bit on the pricey side so the Makeup Revolution pomade is one of the dupes I have been testing out. I have both brow pomades in Dark Brown and they are spot on the same shade. When it comes to formulation the Makeup Revolution one is stiffer so you have to work with it more. It does take a little bit more of effort to fill in brows but it's only a fraction of the price of the ABH one. I defo recommend giving it ago if you're looking for a good dupe. Also the Makeup Revolution one comes with a little double-ended brush which is great because you don't have to worry about buying a brush to use the pomade with. One side is rounded, which I haven't used, and the other side is a standard angled brush. Surprisingly it works pretty well and is a perfect size to throw in a travel makeup bag.

Skin Kiss Highlighter in Ice Kiss, £5:
I saw some reviews on this highlighter before I bought it and they all said it was a massive highlighter but I was still shocked when I got this in the post with how big it is. This highlighter contains 14g of product!! I really love this highlighter as it is an icy white shade, perfect for us pale skinned girls and is super pigmented. If I use a stippling brush to apply it can come off as a stripe so I like to use a fan brush as it can be built up to give a blinding glow. I put this highlighter on my cheeks, cupids bow, chin, my brow bone and inner eye highlight. I have found if I put it on my forehead it's a bit too glowy and sometimes comes off as patchy which is weird because I don't find that it comes off as patchy anywhere else. For £5 I think it's a really good and one that I recommend trying if you like a blinding highlight. It comes in 3 different shades and there is one that will suit every skin tone.

Renaissance Lipstick in Greatest, £4:
In my 4 Go To Lip Products post, I included one from Makeup Revolution, link to post here. I had to include another one in this post as even though they aren't the most long lasting lipsticks they are the creamiest lipsticks I've ever tried out. I defo recommend you trying them out as I think they are great value for the price. This one is in Greatest which is a true pink shade. I've found it lasts around 3 to 4 hours on me because of how creamy they are they transfer quite a bit when you eat or drink. It does feel so good on the lips, you don't need to worry about the condition of your lips you can throw this lipstick on! The Renaissance lipsticks smell really lovely as they smell like vanilla. I really do think these lipsticks are a steal and the pretty rose gold packaging is quite weighty so feels like it costs more than £4. If you do pick these up I recommend going for the more nudey shades because they fade down nicely unlike the one I have in a deep dark purple shade. It is very obvious when that one starts to come off.

So those were the four products from Makeup Revolution that I really recommend giving a go. Have you tried anything out from this brand? I'd love to know what products you really like from them.


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Hitting 100 Followers and Brunch at Duck & Waffle

My little blog hit 100 followers on Bloglovin'!! I know that might seem like a tiny number to you but it means the world to me. When I first started blogging I had the thought that having 100 followers would be crazy because that's a lot of people to be interested in my ramblings about makeup products. I'm so happy that I've reached this number, it's just nice to know there are people out there that are reading my blog and interested in what I have to say. 

Anyways enough of me being soppy, to celebrate I really wanted to go to the Sky Garden for breakfast but unfortunately they were all booked up. So me, my sister, her boyfriend and a friend of mine managed to book a table for brunch at Duck & Waffle which is another place I've been waiting to try out for ages now. 

Duck & Waffle is located at 100 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY on the 40th floor and it is the highest restaurant in London that's open 24 hours a day. If you are travelling there by tube, we got off at Liverpool Street Station and it was only a short walk to get there from the station.

I'm not going to lie to you, riding up 40 floors in a glass evaluator was pretty scary and it did make my ears pop. But being that high up was great as we got to see the incredible views surrounding us across parts of Central London. As you can see from the photo the building was right next to the Gherkin. It was such a shame that on the day we went it was super cloudy as I imagine looking out onto London from there when it's sunny would be beautiful.

Once we got to the 40th floor we walked through the bar bit to get to the restaurant, it was a pretty cool bar and I think it would be good to have a cocktail there while watching the sun set over London. The restaurant was open on three sides so wherever you sit you can catch a glimpse of the view. If you want to get a seat with the best view then you need to grab a table of two as they line the perimeter of the restaurant.

Before my visit, I scrolled through Instagram looking at all of Duck & Waffle's yummy food. The waffles, in particular, looked incredible but I'm not a massive waffle fan or was feeling adventurous enough to try out the Egg, Duck & Waffle combo. The three of us opted for the House Breakfast while my sister went for the Colombian Eggs.

The House Breakfast came with Lincolnshire sausage, two eggs, dry cured bacon, grilled tomato, mushroom, hash brown, Scottish black pudding and a Cheddar & buttermilk scone. Overall it was a really well done full English. A highlight for me was the hash browns that were made into a ball, I could have eaten about 10 of them! I thought I hated poached eggs because the one's I tried tasted like rubber but I tried some of these poached eggs and they were some of the best eggs I've ever tasted!! It was so nice to have a lovely cup of proper coffee along with my meal and the only thing I didn't like was the cheesy scone.

My sister had avocado, sourdough toast, scrambled eggs and added a side of smoked salmon. She really liked the added touch of salt flakes on her food but wasn't really a fan of the eggs. I think it was because the scrambled eggs were made with tomato and spring onions.

It is on the pricer end for normal breakfast and brunch things but Duck & Waffle is defo worth a visit if you're around London. The customer service we got was amazing, it wasn't a long wait to get our food at all and our waiter was always around our table in case we needed anything. I defo want to go back and so I can enjoy more food and drink while I'm 40 floors up above London.

So there was my little review of Duck & Waffle, I had such a great time celebrating my little blog's milestone. Have any of you been before or know of any cool brunch spots I should try next?


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