Tuesday, July 22

Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer!

Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer review!
I love a matte bronzer, but very few drugstore brands actually stock them so when I saw that Makeup Revolution now sold one I was eager to try it, especially as it is just £2...

You may have seen from my two previous posts Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in FLAWLESS and Makeup Look and  that I was sent some products to try from Makeup Revolution. The only product that I actually requested was this, the Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer* The reason I requested this was because I love a matte bronzer to contour with, long gone are the days where I use a big powder brush to buff in a shimmery bronzer.. all over my face yes I was guilty of going a little heavy with the shimmer bronzers back in the day. Now I simply use a matte bronzer to carve out my check bones (I have a football shaped head) and also dust some onto my temples. This is much more flattering, it actually gives my face some shape and dimension and also prevents me from looking like a orange mess. Now don't get me wrong, I like to bronze up my pale skin, I've never embraced being pale and doubt I ever will, but now I apply bronzer in a much more flattering way.

Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer review
Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer review

Firstly I love the packaging. The compact is different to any other compacts I've seen. Instead of lifting the lid off, you just pull it and the bronzer slides out, all whilst remaining connected to the lid (is this making sense?) Underneath the bronzer is a sponge. I'm going to be totally honest here... I'm not sure why anyone would need a sponge to apply their bronzer though, so to me this isn't needed. When you turn the compact over and peel off the ingredients sticker there you have a full sized mirror, which is just fab for when you're out on the go. I think that's a fabulous little touch to the packaging.

Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer review

The picture above is obviously swatched with my finger, so don't worry this won't come out like this on your face when used with a brush! The quality of the medium matte bronzer is amazing for the price. It's not too chalky, not too orange or too brown. I'd say this is the ideal colour to use when contouring. Also this is the exact colour I tend to look for when I'm out swatching new bronzers in the shops. It applies really well and the staying power is the same as all of my other high-end bronzers. I love that this is totally matte. Most call their self matte, but always tend to have a slight shimmer or glitter to it.

I do own a lot of bronzers BUT mainly I use high-end matte bronzers as they tend to be less chalky, not too dark, yet build-able and tend to be completely matte. So of course I was keen to see how this £2 matte bronzer competed with my high-end bronzers.

Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer review

I posted the above picture (without the names) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and only one person could guess what one wasn't high-end, everyone else said something different!

I chose these brands as they are well known for being the best matte bronzers on the market, also they are my favourite bronzers too. Side by side you can not tell which one costs £2.00 and what one costs over £20, actually most cost nearly £30! Colour and texture wise the Makeup Revolution Bronzer is most similar to the Makeup Forever Mat Bronzer, which costs £28!

So for £2 you are actually getting a bronzer that is most definitely comparable to some of the best high-end bronzers on the market, also for the money, the packaging is very nice too. This should be more than £2, but it's not. Makeup Revolution Medium Matte Bronzer has firmly made it's way into my most used bronzer drawers (yes I have separate makeup drawers for my most used and least used products per category!)

What is your favourite bronzer?

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38 comments :

  1. When it comes to makeup it's like a completely new language to me as i dont get it hahhaaa;p but this sounds good! i might give this a try :) thanks for sharing julie! x
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  2. Agata Pokutycka22 July 2014 at 09:18

    I am extremely white.. really as white as it gets i think, so I do not use bronzers very often as they just look a bit silly on my skin tone... unless I have some tan, but then I try to avoid sun.
    Btw voted for you in a Cosmo Awards. Hope you win Julie as I really enjoy your posts, they are always well written and very informative.

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  3. Thankyou got voting for me! I'm pleased you enjoy my posts and find them helpful! Means a lot :) you've actually just given me the idea to do a post for pale skinned people! Xx

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  4. Lol Tina! For £2 it's a good way to get into makeup, without hurting the bank account too much! X

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  5. sounds like a bargain at £2 :D I might just give this a whirl!
    Melissa || My Blog

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  6. Agata Pokutycka22 July 2014 at 09:34

    This would be nice. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  7. What a bargain! Makeup Revolution are on a roll

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  8. That really does sound like a bargain, especially with having a mirror on it as well!

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  9. Can I just say, I WAS RIGHT ON THE INSTAGRAM PHOTO. ahem.
    Now that is out the way, this is a great review :)! Make Up Rev, really is taking over the world atm!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  10. I love that packaging, it's so creative and different! Great idea to put the swatches together and make people guess as well haha it just shows how little difference there is between high end and drugstore products- most of the time you really do just pay for the name.


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  11. oh this looks fab!!! makeup rev are getting out quite some nice products!! My Fav brozers are from The Body Shop, Bourjois and Rimmel!
    great post!


    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  12. That is incredible, Makeup Revolution set the bar really high for budget brands, they're products are very good!

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  13. it looks lovely shade and the look like its one of the high end bronzer :) Great review!

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  14. I've never really used bronzer but this sounds like a great price for some. It looks like a fab product too.

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  15. What a bargain! I can't believe it is only £2. You could pay that for just a little mirror.

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  16. I've never used bronzers because they're always too dark. That said, I've just purchased the Body Shop one which I'm liking so far. I thought you'd broken the mirror on your bronzer until I realised it was a reflection!! Duh! It does look like cracks, though...

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  17. Oh I love anything that comes with a mirror....and £2?! That's a bargain!

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  18. Wow thats a really good deal and it looks so nice!

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  19. Great price and I love seeing the big boys being stumped by a contender. Love the mirror as well, that really makes the value shoot up for me.

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  20. Thanks for sharing this Julie. What a bargain! I will definitely be giving it a go! x

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  21. That's a brilliant bargain - I'll be trying that myself x x

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  22. Thats a bargain, I need a bronzer

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  23. i have this one and i love it :)

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  24. It's so good, especially for the price x

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  25. They are on a massive roll, can't believe all the amazing products they have been releasing! x

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  26. yes michelle, the mirror is a nice added touch x

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  27. haha you was right! the only person who was right though! lol x

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  28. When I see and swatched it I knew it was similar to other highend bronzers that I had, that's why I needed to do this review like this, to show you don't need to spend a fortune! x

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  29. I have never tried the body shop one alice, will take a peek next time I'm in there x

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  30. they really are aren't they! they can't do anything wrong right now x

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  31. Thanks laura xx

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  32. I know ness! Total bargain!! x

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  33. I hadn't even noticed the reflection until you said and can see how it looks like cracks! I have such bad lighting at home so have to use a studio umbrellas x

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  34. The mirror deffo shoots up it's value, I agree completely! Don't get me wrong, I love high-end products but love drugstore products too and love finding products that are comparable x

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  35. It's great isn't it natasa! x

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  36. What can I say, its a talent ;)


    Sian
    xo

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  37. Good bargain and such lovely shades.

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  38. This looks so close to the Benefit Hoola Bronzer which I´ve wanted for such a long time now. I think I need to get this so I can get into bronzing in the right way and then get the Hoola Bronzer to not waste any of its goodness.
    xx Lisa


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