I am a blush hoarder, I have so many and although I know I do not need them all, I still continue to buy new ones. There's just something about blusher that attracts me, finding that perfect shade that suits my skin tone...I'm a women on a mission. When I was asked if I would like to try one of Make-Up Revolution's Blush & Contour Palettes, I of course said yes. There's a choice of two, a darker toned palette named Hot Spice and a pink/coral toned palette called Sugar & Spice* which is the palette I chose. I was generally more attracted to the pinky colours...as always.
The blushers come in a sleek black hard casing which is so easy to store. It fits into my little palette stash very nicely. I love it when palettes aren't too bulky and this is perfect. It also feels very durable but I wouldn't want to drop it to see just how durable it is ;) I also love the big huge mirror the size of the lid as well, they are always handy to have.
Make-Up Revolution | Blush & Contour Palette - Sugar & Spice* - £6.00 | link
There are 8 shades in total inside the palette. I'm guessing the two darker shades would be the contour, with one highlighter shade, four blusher shades and one baked blusher shade. There's a nice selection of colours ranging from the darker shades to pink, coral and then the shimmery highlighter. They are also a mixture of shimmer and matte which is fab.
Shade wise, I personally don't think they are contour shades at all. For my skin tone, they just don't work but I still use them as they are great for a more natural look. They just provide a tiny bit of colour to the cheeks which is a nice change from the obvious blusher shade. All the pink blusher shades are very nice, the third shade in on the top row being my favourite pink and the coral (third shade in on the bottom) is my favourite out of all of them. The highlighter is very shimmery, however if it's applied with a light hand, you'll be fine. I learnt the hard way though...disco ball anyone?
Formula wise, all the shades are really really pigmented. You have to have a really light hand with all the colours and build them up gradually. I find that my two favourite shades and the baked blusher blend really well into my skin. However, the rest of the pinky shades don't blend in very well on me. I sometimes look a little stripy and have to blend it all out with my foundation brush but eventually, it is all blended in.
For the small price of £6.00 I don't really think you can go wrong. There's a great shade range and they are great blushers. They aren't powdery, they do last all day on the skin and they don't highlight any dry patches which are all bonuses. Some need a little extra elbow grease to blend in, but never mind, you're getting such a great deal with this palette!
Have you tried any products from Make-Up Revolution? What are your thoughts?