Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation Review

Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation Review

Who doesn’t love Revolution? *crickets* I thought so! As a brand they seem to be going from strength to strength just now and they’re firing out influencer collabs like no one’s business!

Their eyeshadow formulas are up there with high-end brands but for a fraction of the price.

Today what I’m most interested in though, is their new foundation.

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I’ve reviewed their Conceal and Define concealer before and I still use it most days to brighten up my undereyes so when they announced they were doing a foundation to match I all but threw money at them!

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This foundation comes in 24 shades which is pretty decent for a drugstore foundation.

I bought shade F1 which is for pale skin with neutral skin undertones and I’d say this suits me really well. I’d suggest checking the shade guide on the Revolution website though before purchasing.

The packaging looks nice and is basically the big sister to the concealer. The bottle is glass so it’s not the lightest thing to take with you anywhere!

It has a huge doe foot applicator which I know a lot of people don’t like for “hygiene reasons” (most concealers have doe foots but okaay! 🙄) and I’m not the biggest fan just because it’s difficult to get product out of the tube without it being a bit messy!

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However, you don’t need a lot of product to cover your entire face so that becomes a little bit of a moot point!

I would say this is pretty much full coverage and it’s definitely buildable if you feel it’s a bit too light when you first apply it but I would say this is not light coverage and more medium to full.

I made a massive mistake the first time I put this on as I used waaay too much and found it a bit difficult to blend out.

With the right amount of product, though, it blends quite easily but I will stress again, less is definitely more!! You can add but you can’t take away 😉.

I found this to be a little bit cakey, especially around my mouth and on my forehead which tends to be on the drier side of the Sahara most days so I think this is definitely better suited for normal to oily skin unless you’ve got an amazing moisturiser to hydrate your dry bits enough for it to apply evenly.

It did sink into my smile lines and wrinkles through the day a little but I would say this is good for about an average work day.

One thing that I was definitely surprised at was it didn’t get rubbed off by my glasses on the bridge of my nose and that’s normally the first place that breaks down!

It dries down to almost a semi-matte finish but can be completely matte with powder which I’d recommend as I definitely think this would slide right off without it, so something to do note if your are on the oily side.

I did find this foundation made me feel like I was wearing foundation (you know what I mean!) It’s definitely not lightweight so not for those that don’t like to feel the heaviness of foundation.

I do feel this is one of those foundations that will probably be great to use on some days but terrible on others, you know those days when your makeup just doesn’t seem to look right no matter what you do!

This foundation is a bit pricier than some of their others at £9.00 but I’d say it’s still pretty affordable.

They are heading into more expensive territory which worries me slightly as the major pull of Revolution is their affordability!

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I probably wouldn’t buy this again once it runs out as I just didn’t like it as much as the Fast Base or the old Freedom foundations! It’s just not as easy to use and it’s a bit finicky to get it looking good.

I’m really disappointed as I’m such a Revolution advocate and there’s very few products that I don’t like! I genuinely thought this would be a great product to match their concealer!

Have you tried this yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments below if I’m alone in feeling this “meh” way about this one!

Thanks very much for reading and as always I’ll speak to you lot soon!

Claudia xxx

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October Birchbox Review

October Birchbox Review

It feels like so long since I’ve gotten a subscription box – since May to be precise!

As usual, Birchbox sucked me back in because of the amazing deal they had going on. I got three boxes for the price of one! THREE!

There was the risk of me getting a previous box but since I’d only had 2, it was pretty slim. I’m pleased to say I got no duplicates and it was boxes that I was quite sad I missed for the packaging alone!

As usual, most of the brands in the box are ones I’ve never heard of and their full size products seem to be way out of my price range!

This is one of the things I love about Birchbox, I can try out brands that I would normally never even consider.

I guess it’s one of the downsides too since I can’t afford a £20 hair mask no matter how good it is! 🤣

In October’s box there is only 2 full sized products and no exclusives.

Beauty Pro – Thermotherapy Warming Gold Foil Mask

The last mask I tried I had some sort of reaction with so I am a bit sceptical of using this especially as my skin is having a major breakout as it is.

I am intrigued as it is apparently self- warming which helps to ensure the ingredients penetrate your skin.

Once I’m over my breakout, I think I’ll try this and see how it feels but it is supposed to boost elasticity, reduce fine lines and give your skin a nice glow.

This is one of the full sized products and is £5.95.

Winky Lux – Strobing Balm

The packaging of this is very cute but I’m not sure if I would think the same with the full size one!

This is in the shade Radiant Pink but I found it does not really have a colour pigment once it’s on the skin (thankfully!), it just leaves a nice glow.

I don’t tend to use cream products as I’m just not very good with them but I would probably use this if I was going for a subtle look.

The full-size product is £15 which I don’t think I would pay for a strobing balm but if that’s your thing, I think you would like this!

Anika – Soulfood Nourishing Mask

The first thing I noticed about this was it smells amazing! It also has the Bunny Logo on it so it must be cruelty free which is excellent!

Annoyingly the sample only has about 1-2 uses in it and I have really fine hair so all you thick haired girls might struggle to cover all your hair!

This left my hair feeling really soft and nourished but it left it looking a bit flat (which isn’t unusual for these types of products).

As I’m sure we all know, it doesn’t fix split ends like it’s claims to, the only thing that fixes them is scissors but it helps to hide them until your next wash!

This is £20 for a full-size tub which I wouldn’t spend on me (I would probably buy it for someone else though!). I also think I would prefer it as a squeezy tube like the sample. I hate tubs where everything gets under your nails!

Daily Concepts – Charcoal Soap Sponge

This is the 2nd full-size product in this month’s box. And I love this idea, especially if you were travelling as there’s everything you need to have a squeaky clean face in the packet!

Everyone loves the cleaning benefits of charcoal, right? This is an exfoliator and cleanser in one and it couldn’t be easier to use.

Just wet the sponge and the soap is already in there to lather up and use straightaway!

It has a lovely clean smell and left my skin feeling lovely and smooth!

I’m not entirely sure how many uses you are supposed to get out of this, I’m guessing just when it doesn’t lather anymore? At £6, it’s not the cheapest face wash, especially if it only lasts a few washes but I would definitely pick one up if I was going to be staying away from home just for the ease of use!

Lord & Berry – Magic Brow

I’m not the greatest when it comes to using eyebrow pencils, I’m more of a powder girl, so I’m maybe not the best judge of this one!

I like the idea that although it’s in shade Brunette, it’s marbled with 3 colours to hopefully make it look more natural than just a block colour.

I still looked like I had drawn on eyebrows! 🤣

I found the pencil itself to be a bit hard so it was difficult to just use it very lightly but maybe after a few uses it would be a bit easier?

The full-size costs £15 and has a spoolie which the sample lacks but I don’t think that would make up for the difficulty I had with it! I also don’t understand the obsession to having a spoolie on every eyebrow product – it just bumps up the price!

There is a little extra something something in the form of a Hugo Boss perfume sample. Which does smell really nice but I think it smells quite floral and summery so not the best scent to put into a fall box! A full bottle will also set you back £73 which I don’t think I’ve ever spent on a perfume!

For my freebie boxes I got June’s and July’s box.

June was Birchnox’s 5th birthday and I was quite sad I never got this box the first time around so I’m really happy that I got this as a freebie.

The products for June were Ella Eden eyeshadow, Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer, Number 4 Smoothing Balm, Polaar Sun Fluid, Glamglow Supercleanse and as an extra some Whittard of Chelsea Teabags.

The Benefit Primer may be the teeniest product I’ve ever seen in a Birchbox but we know it’s not super cheap!

The reason I wanted this box in the first place was the packaging, I’m a sucker for tins, especially when they look really cute!

July’s box contains Manna Kadar powder in Trifecta, Marcelle BB Cream, What’s in it for Me…? Shower Scrub, Klorane makeup remover and Percy & Reed Overnight Recovery.

Looking forward to trying the BB cream as I would like a decent one for those no makeup days so I don’t scare the neighbours! Also interested to see whether the overnight recovery makes my hair feel any less straw like!

Love the packaging for this box and rather than it being a little drawer like the majority of them, its a box and lid with such pretty pastel colours!

I think which puts me off being a regular subscriber to any subscription box is that it’s very hit or miss. It’s great to be able to try out new brands but the sizes of the products seem to be getting smaller and the RRPs seem to be getting larger which means I’ll never really buy a full sized product after using it from a box.

In saying that, it really won’t stop me from buying the odd one here or there as they are cheap and I can always give products to my friends for them to try of they are not for me!

What is your favourite subscription box and why? What keeps you going back each month? Let me know in the comments below and I may try it out!

Thanks for reading, I’ll speak to you again soon!

Claudia XXX

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Urban Decay: All Nighter Vs Naked Skin

Urban Decay: All Nighter Vs Naked Skin

In case you’re new here and weren’t aware, I love Urban Decay. If my bank balance would allow I would probably have every product they sell but it doesn’t so I have to supplement my makeup addiction with affordable brands for the most part.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll notice I’ve been posting a lot about my Urban Decay products recently.

They’re mainly products that I don’t think have been on sale for years but I keep them because they’re just so damn pretty!

I’ve had the All Nighter foundation for quite a while and recently my friend has let me borrow Naked Skin as I’d never tried it before so I thought I would do a bit of a comparison review on which one you should be popping into your shopping basket!

Contenders, ready? FIGHT!

All Nighter

The All Nighter packaging is just 😍! It’s absolutely beautiful compared to any other foundation I own. It looks and feels like what I think a high end product should!

This is a thick foundation and a little definitely goes a long, long way. Even using a tiny amount, you get a massive amount of coverage so you don’t really have to build it up.

My skin is quite dry in places and I do find this is quite a powdery foundation so it does cling to dry patches. Applying moisturiser and primer definitely helps to combat this but as the day goes on it does seem to break down in these areas and makes my dry skin all the more noticeable.

The plus side of this is I only need to powder my nose and I wouldn’t say that’s completely necessary, I just happen to have an oily nose.

I’m not the best with cream contour but I found that this didn’t work with this foundation. It didn’t blend out very nicely and again I think this is because it’s a “drier” formula.

I have the shade 1.5 and on initial application this is the perfect colour for me. The problem is this oxidises a hell of a lot and it does go quite a bit darker. I can get away with it in the summer months but I wish I had bought a lighter shade!

I’ve not worn my makeup all night for a long time – I’m too much of a lightweight for that now! – but this does last for at least regular wear and it has lasted on my face during shows where I have been running around like a headless chicken and dancing in front of an audience!

A bottle of this will set you back £29.50 but it will last you a long time since you don’t have to use too much of it. And I’ve not found anything which compares to the coverage you get with this either!

Naked Skin

The packaging of Naked Skin just doesn’t really scream at me but it does feel nice and looks relatively sleek!

The consistency of this foundation is much, much thinner but you still don’t need a lot of product to cover your entire face!

I don’t have any problems with this clinging to parts of my skin, the world doesn’t end if I forget to use primer! It also feels really lightweight which makes it ideal for wearing to work or general daily wear.

You can build this up to full coverage but after one application it is more of a medium coverage. It’s also quite dewy so I do tend to powder this to set it in place.

I’ve been using the shade 2.0 which seems to suit me at the moment. There is a bit of oxidation but not too much that it becomes really noticeable. I could probably get away with using a lighter shade in winter since I become a lovely shade of “translucent blue”!

It seems to last as long as I need it to, with the biggest breakdown happening around my oily bits and where my glasses sit but that’s not unusual for most foundations for me.

I’ve never used cream contouring with this but any powder products I apply in top seem to sit nice and blend just as easily as my other foundations so no problems there!

A bottle of this is slightly cheaper at £28.50 and again it does last for ages so although it’s high end, you do get a lot of uses for your money.

Verdict

These are both very good foundations but they are marketed for different needs.

I love Naked Skin for everyday wear. I just don’t feel like I need full coverage for my work makeup; however, for a night out or something a bit more intense I’d recommend All Nighter all the way but it does require a bit more prep work so it looks good and I think it’s good to be aware of that as otherwise you might just think it’s a bit crap!

I hope you’ve found this relatively helpful and you have more of an idea of the differences between the too formulas so that you can pick the one you need!

Let me know what you think in the comments below and if there’s anything you’d like to see next?

Don’t forget, my giveaway is still live and you got to be in it to win it so make sure you’ve entered!

Speak soon!

Claudia xxx

Testing Nip + Fab

Testing Nip + Fab

You know when your just scrolling through your newsfeed, minding you own business, when a post pops up about a sale and you just can’t help yourself from clicking the link and entering your card details?

Yeah, same!

This is how I ended up buying a few items from Nip + Fab at 1am in the morning. They had a lot of products for only £5 and as I’ve been wanting to try their stuff for a while I thought I can’t really go wrong, right?

I didn’t really buy too much, some of the items I looked at were waay more than a fiver, just some essentials!

I picked up an eyeshadow palette, liquid lipstick (are you shocked?! 🤣) and a moisturiser for £15 with free delivery. I also got some Glycolic Fix pads for free with my order too.

I was glad to find out they they don’t test any of their products on animals, only a small range of their products aren’t vegan and there’s a handy list on their website too if you’re worried.

So let’s have a look at the products, shall we?

Kale Fix Moisturiser

I needed a moisturiser and every one goes on about the benefits of kale so I thought this would be a nice one to try.

It also contains Aloe Vera, Shea butter, almond oil and watercress which, to be honest, doesn’t give it the nicest smell in the world but it doesn’t smell really bad either.

This absorbs into the skin in no time at all, it just melts right in! Making it super handy if you’re in a rush to get your makeup on. I’m normally in a permanent state of lateness so I love this!

It doesn’t leave your skin greasy or oily but does give your skin a bit of tack so I’ve been using this and not applying primer before my makeup and it seems to hold it well.

My skin feels really soft since starting to use this and my dry forehead doesn’t look as bad at the end of the day if I’ve applied this in the morning!

This is still only £5 and I think it’s really good. It was originally £19.95 which I definitely couldn’t justify but would recommend it for someone like me who has combination skin.

Jewelled Eyeshadow Palette

The colours in this palette just called to me. I love anything with a pop of colour and the greens in this palette are gorgeous!

There’s a really good mix of colours in this palette for you to create a warm or cool look.

There are 7 mattes and 5 shimmer shadows. I find the combination slightly strange as both the greens are shimmer and all the shimmers are dark so nothing for your inner corners and if you only put lighters colours in the centre of your eye, you’ll be a bit stumped. No spotlight eyes in this palette!

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I clearly forgot to take my watch off last night!

The pigmentation in this palette is really disappointing. Even with building up the colour you don’t get a very strong colour pay off.

The shadows are so blendable, it takes zero effort to blend them out and I think that contributes to why the colours are so muted, you really can blend away to nothing! I just wish their was an option to build the colour up again!

There is a bit of kickback in the pan and I did notice a tiny bit of fallout on my cheeks as well but that never really bothers me as you can just wipe it away with a fluffy brush.

I think this palette would be ok as an everyday palette if you’re looking for something understated for your work day but I’d definitely give it a wide berth if I was looking for a more glam look!

At £12.95, I’d not buy this at full price just because I have palettes that cost a lot less with so much more pigmentation!

Matte Liquid Lipstick

I picked this up in the shade Spice which looks like a nice pinky-nude going from the colour swatch on the website and described as a burgundy red shade.

I’d describe it as neither. It’s a lot darker than I was expecting and because of my pale skin it almost looks vampy.

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I think I would describe it as a dark brown which was not what I was wanting but it is still a really nice colour. Just not as an everyday colour like I was going for.

The formula is great, it dries down to matte relatively quickly and doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry like some other formulas do.

I would almost say it is comparable to the Smashbox liquid lipsticks but without the hefty price tag! It doesn’t last quite as long though, and I found I had to touch it up a bit more often.

Glycolic Fix Pads

I only got 5 of these pads as a sample so I’m not sure how they work with long term use.

They contain glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid and blue daisy which I know there is a big push for all the acid stuff at the moment but I have no real idea how this is meant to help your face.

The scientist in me thinks this will mess with your skin’s natural pH and I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not!

I tried the pads anyway and the only difference I noticed is my face got red. They don’t feel exfoliating and my face looked more bumpy after use.

Sometimes my skin does go a bit funny when using a new product so if I used them for longer they might have some benefit but from a few days use I’m really struggling to see why I would want to buy more. If someone could enlighten me, that would be great!

And that’s that! I would love to add more of their lipsticks to my collection but I think I need to go into Boots to have a look at the different colours in the flesh before purchasing any more. I would also try more of their Kale Fix range as I’m really liking the moisturiser.

Have you tried Nip + Fab? What did you think?

Remember, my giveaway is still running until the end of October so don’t forget to enter and let your friends know if they might be interested. You can check out my Instagram for some sneak peeks of what’s in store for the winner!

Thanks for reading and I’ll speak to you all again soon!

Claudia xxx

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200 Followers Giveaway!

200 Followers Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be writing this post! I have finally made it to the 200 followers mark!

I cannot believe 200 people want to read what I’m writing! I know it’s not a huge number but I genuinely thought it would just be me that was reading it!

I have been mentioning this for a while now but as I’ve reached my goal I didn’t even think was possible when I started this endeavour, it’s giveaway time!

I am so thankful for all the support I have received since starting my blog and I want to give something back as a token of my appreciation!

***Disclaimer: this giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any of the brands that are featured. It’s also not sponsored or endorsed by any of the platforms I am using to promote my giveaway***

What Can You Win?

The prize will be made up of products that I love or think more people should try so you may have seen some of these brands featured in my blog already.

I’ve also popped in a few items that I have used just for swatches since there’s a lot of thing I’ve tried that won’t suit me.

I’m still waiting on a few products to come through and I want some of it to be a surprise for the winner so I’m not going to show off everything but brands include:

  • Revolution
  • Make up Academy
  • Misfit Cosmetics
  • Lush
  • And much more!

We are talking eyeshadow pallettes, powders, makeup brushes, primers, lipsticks and skin care (and probably a few other things I’ve forgot!)

I will be showing some sneak peeks on social media too so keep any eye out for that!

The Rules

The rules are fairly simple:

  1. Follow my blog via WordPress or through the email sign up
  2. Follow one of my other social media channels – Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  3. Like the post on the blog or on your chosen social media channel

For extra entries (each one you do will count as 1 extra entry):

  • Comment on any of the posts
  • Share any of the posts (on public) and tag me (you can do this multiple times)
  • Follow me on my other platforms
  • Tag a friend

If you do have different social media handles I’d ask you let me know what they are so I can check you’ve followed the rules 😊

Any one found to follow to unfollow after the giveaway closes will be disqualified from future giveaways (because, oh yes, there will be more! 😁).

The winner will be selected at random on the 30th of October and announced on the 31st 🎃🎃.

I will then contact the winner through social media to get their address to send their goodies! This is a UK only competition I’m afraid, but will do international ones in the future!

Once again, thank you so so so much for the support and I’ll be looking at hosting another giveaway once I’m self-hosted (I know, yet another thing I’ve been banging on about!).

If you have any suggestions for brands to feature or just any feedback for me, please get in touch.

Claudia xxx

Lush Lock In

Lush Lock In

I’m going to start by saying that I’m an idiot…who goes to an event and forgets to take photos for her blog?

This girl right here! 🙄 I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed 😢.

In fairness, I did take one picture and then I was so relaxed I forgot to take any more!

My friend and I got to Edinburgh in plenty of time so started our day out with a wander round the National Gallery of Scotland and then I met a sad looking Pikachu so had to get a picture! 🤣

We then went to Costa for coffee and a cake before sauntering along to Lush on Princes Street.

We arrived in plenty of time so had a wander round before showing our tickets and finding out what the night would entail.

We could book in to experience one of the mini treatments, spend time chatting to the charity speakers, have tea and biscuits downstairs, try our hand at making a bath bomb or just browse the shop floor and just relax.

We booked in for a mini treatment – Tales of Bath – and were given a Washcard to mark our appointment.

Everything is lined up so neatly!

We had a wander upstairs to find out what we were going to buy later before heading down to the spa where we got a cuppa and a biscuit and chatted to the staff and other attendees.

We realised that our appointment time had over run and it turned out someone had taken our spot – not to worry though as we mentioned it to one of the staff and we were taken in not long after.

The Tales of Bath taster was really lovely. You get given a robe to our over your clothes and your asked to sit down.

The room smells lovely, I don’t know what essential oils are in the room but it is really relaxing!

A reading was played about the tale of Prince Bladud who was healed by a Celtic goddess. It’s punctuated with music and your encouraged to be swept up in the words as you have your head and shoulders massaged.

The full treatment includes a bath and full body massage which costs £115 for 75 minutes.

We then went back upstairs and got the chance to book in for another treatment – The Comforter? – but it would be a while before we were due for it so we had a go at making a bath bomb.

This cost £3.95 (I think) with the proceeds going charity.

I really enjoyed trying this out, and it takes a bit more effort that you would maybe imagine!

We were making the Sex Bomb so there’s a little flower thing in that and you put that into the mould first and then cover it up with the first colour mix.

In the other mould you fill that up with more powder until you can’t pack it any more and you squeeze both moulds together really hard.

It was then placed in a rubber glove and we were told not to try and take it out the moulds for 24 hours to allow it to dry out. Then we would find out if we had the technique right and if it would come out the mould in one piece!

As you can see, mine did stick together but the flower thing wasn’t visible so I think I need a bit more practice!

As part of the fee, we also got to take home a medium Charity Pot. This is a fantastic moisturiser and as I already have a tub, I’ll be giving this away as part of my giveaway.

We chatted to the guy who was the charity ambassador for the evening. I really can’t remember the charity name but his dad does fantastic work by fixing up old emergency vehicles and drives them to Africa for use there.

Just before our final treatment we bought a couple of things. I stocked up on my 9-5 cleanser (holy grail! 💜) And picked up the Tee Tree Water toner to try out.

Back downstairs we went for The Comforter? mini treatment.

The full thing is a 60 minute full body exfoliating treatment for £95. As we were having a 15 minute treatment, it was just our arms.

This was lovely, the staff that were doing it were really nice to talk to and it was such a relaxed atmosphere.

They used a hot chocolate scrub and a rose serum to make our skin feel silky smooth!

Unfortunately after this, it was time to head back to the harsh reality of Princes Street.

It felt really surreal outside, we heard Kasabian playing in the Gardens and finally there was fireworks – a perfect end to the night!

This was a free event so I would definitely recommend checking your local Spas to see if there is anything like this happening near you as it was a fantastic night and great to get a feeling for what the treatments actually entail!

Let me know if you liked this post or if you’ve attended any of these events before and would you thought!

As always, thanks so much for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to be in with a chance of winning my giveaway which will go live next week!

Claudia xxx

 

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Soph X Revolution – Extra Spice, Lipstick and Body Mist

Soph X Revolution – Extra Spice, Lipstick and Body Mist

If you’re new here you might not realise that I really, really, really like Makeup Revolution as a brand.

They create really good quality makeup for drugstore prices and they have been compared to the likes of Urban Decay and Too Faced in terms of style and quality.

What’s not to love? I can get my beauty fix at a fraction of the price!

Another not so well kept secret is I really like Soph Does Nails on YouTube. This one maybe isn’t so obvious unless you know me and we’ve had the “makeup” discussion or you’ve found me catching up on her videos!

She seems pretty genuine and I trust her reviews on products.

She has already had a collaboration with Revolution a few years ago where she worked on a highlighter and an eyeshadow palette.

I am a fan of her eyeshadow palette and I used it almost daily until I ran out of time to do my makeup every day!

Her new collection includes another eyeshadow palette, 3 lipsticks and a body mist so, of course, I had to pick them up!

Like me, Soph really likes her food and this is evident through her entire collection. I think it’s a nice touch and ties the products together nicely.

The packaging also links everything together with a rose gold and nude colour scheme with her signature on all the products.

The Extra Spice eyeshadow palette has 18 shades which is 6 less than the original but the shade names are embossed on the packaging rather than on a silly plastic sheet which I’m sure everyone loses after 5 minutes!

It makes the palette feel much more high end than its predecessor and for the luxury of shade names you pay the same price of £10.00 which, let’s face it, is not expensive for what you’re getting!

The eyeshadow themselves are, for the most part, the quality and pigmentation you would expect if you have tried any Revolution products before.

There is the odd shade (Brownies I’m looking at you!) which applies a little patchier than the rest or isn’t as pigmented as it looks in the pan but all the colours are buildable and blend really well.

One thing I did notice is that the Extra Spice colours did crease on my eyelid throughout the day which is something I never noticed with the original.

I’d say Extra Spice is much bolder than the original. It has its nude colours and transition shades but there are pops of colour to make a bold look too.

The layout is intentional as you have you’re bolder colours in the left half of the palette and the more subdued colours on the right.

It’s easier to see which colours would work better if you’re looking to experiment but unsure where to start.

I think with both palettes in your collection you have a great range of shades and would be able to be quite versatile with your looks.

I’m hoping she might come out with a cooler toned palette as well to complete the collection as both of these are quite warm to neutral so it would be a nice touch for me and my cool toned sisters out there!

The lipsticks are called Cake, Syrup and Fudge (I told you she liked her food!) and they are £4.00 each.

I only picked up one shade – Cake 🍰 – as I’m not the biggest fan of normal lipsticks any more but was really wanting to see what the formula was like.

The shade is the perfect “my lips but better shade” and I love it for that reason!

It doesn’t feel drying or sticky when it’s on and didn’t leave my lips feeling dry when I removed it.

With it being a normal lipstick, it does transfer a lot do require a lot more top ups through the day than a liquid lipstick.

Its hard to photograph but you can just see her signature in the lipstick itself which is quite cute!

As an aside – the above picture has been used my Revolution Spain, Portugal and Italy on Twitter and Instagram which I’m pretty proud of as it didn’t think it was anything special when I posted it!

Lastly we have the body mist in the scent Vanilla & Crème brulé (surprised?).

This I £8.00 which I thought it was quite expensive but you get 236ml which will last for ages!

As it’s a body mist, I don’t think the smell lasts for very long but then it could be because I’m used to it.

The scent is right up my street. It smells sweet and cakey as you would expect but isn’t cloying at all.

The downside is it does make me a tad hungry, but then, I’m always hungry! 🤣

I love this collection and you can grab it from Superdrug and the Revolution website.

*Breaking News!* As I was checking the website for prices, I noticed Superdrug has a Soph’s favourite collection which features lipsticks, eyeshadows, highlighters and brushes.

There’s a Soph palette in there that looks interesting and cool toned! Maybe my dreams have come true. The downside is the collection is £100.00 so I don’t think I can justify that any time soon! But look at the pretty packaging! 💜

Unless the kind folks at Superdrug would like to send me it to review 😉. Joking of course, a girl can dream!

Have you picked up any of the new collection? What about the other collaborations Revolution have done? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Speak soon!

Claudia xxx

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