People familiar with the beauty world know how liquid lipsticks blew up over the past year or two. Not only is there competition in the mid- to high-range brands, but even drugstore formulas are competing with the best. (This tends to make shopping for one much harder than it needs to be, at times.) So, how do they all measure up to each other?
This week, let’s break it down and take a look at Wet n Wild’s newest launch, their MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick.
About a month or two ago, I made a stop into Ulta to pick up a few items for my makeup kit, which I bring to band gigs with me in case any band members need their makeup done for the stage, and I came across a small new section for a brand called Makeup Revolution. Since they are based in the UK, I had never gotten the opportunity to try any of their products before. This made me curious, so I decided to give a few items a shot.
Makeup Revolution’s Professional Color Correcting Kit gives you eight decently-sized pans (adding up to 0.45 ounces) of colored concealers to cancel out the most common flaws that may poke out from underneath foundation including dark circles and redness, which is pretty nice for the $10 price tag. The concealers are very blendable, but almost to the point where their pigmentation fades. I haven’t found it to be too much of an issue, though, so it isn’t a deal-breaker. The creams can also be kind of greasy, if your skin is a little more acne-prone.
I also decided to purchase both of the Ultra Blush & Contour Palettes (Hot Spice for warm tones, Sugar and Spice for cool tones) so I had different blush colors for different skin tones. (I am really trying to avoid not having a kit that could handle most people’s different needs as to not exclude anyone.) These palettes also give you eight decently-sized pans (0.45 ounces) of matte, shimmer, and baked blush colors to fit just about anyone’s desires also for $10 a piece. I haven’t seen any issues with the blushes so far. (Well, except for the fact that you might need a delicate hand for them due to the pigmentation, especially with matte colors.) I’m happy with them!
The last palette I bought for my kit was their 32-piece Mermaids Forever Eyeshadow Palette. At $15, 32 shades adding up to 1.05 ounces of product is almost a steal. (Even moreso because this palette contains a variety of colors.) Most of shades apply fairly well, but some of the shimmers tend to be less opaque and need a few more swipes. Otherwise, it isn’t a horrible purchase for $15. If you’re someone who heavily invests in high quality eye makeup, however, I would save up for something you would truly love.
Have any of you guys gotten to try out Makeup Revolution products? Which are your favorites? Chat with me in the comments!
I only began pursuing my interest in makeup artistry about a year ago, so I lacked a variety of products in the beginning. (Hell, I never even used base makeup like foundation until this past October.) The only things I owned were a few lipsticks (mostly red and a nude and purple), Kat Von D’s eyeshadow palette, one eyeliner pencil, one Sonia Kashuk mascara, and five travel-sized brushes that I didn’t completely understand how to use. However, my vanity got a stock improvement once Christmas rolled around.
Of course I got some higher brand names from my family like the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette I wanted so badly and two Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. But I was surprised when a co-worker told me that she received some makeup that she wouldn’t use and offered to regift it to me. The next time we worked together was the day she handed me this 96-piece eyeshadow palette from e.l.f.
While the shadows in this palette may not be top quality, they are still very pigmented and blendable for the price ($20, but now unavailable). I’ve created quite a few beautiful eye looks with this palette, and the variety of different colors almost pushes me to experiment with colors I never thought I would wear before. You can decide on a simple and quick day look just as easily as a dark smoky night look (Though if I’m going for a darker rocker/goth look, I tend to use a different palette with deeper pigmentation.)
The shadows themselves are super soft, which makes it easier to get onto an eyeshadow brush, but also increases any chance of fallout while blending them out. So do be careful with that one.
Other than risk of fallout and the layering you may have to do for certain lighter/less opaque colors, this palette is a great budget alternative to binging on several palettes from brands like Morphe (though those are fantastic, as well). As a company alone, e.l.f. has seldom failed to impress me, and I highly recommend checking out all of their cruelty-free (and vegan!) products.