Sunday, 15 November 2015

Ultra Contour Palette | Review

I have gathered quite a collection of Makeup Revolution products and really want to get down to reviewing them for you guys, It is so easy to get sucked into a good price, because their products are ridiculously inexpensive, but you don't want this to be a complete waste of your time. I am a firm believer in high prices not necessarily meaning good quality. You can find so many amazing products in your local Superdrug that it doesn't always make sense to splurge. However, after testing out a variety of Makeup Revolution products, I think they can be quite hit and miss. So without further ado, let's jump into my review of the Ultra Contour Palette. This is the powder contour palette, although they have recently released a cream version of this palette I haven't purchased that yet (not sure I will). 

You get 8 shades in this palette, I would say 5 are for highlighting and 3 are for contouring. Let's start with the cons and then end on a happy note.

They are not that easy to blend, You have to work at it but eventually you'll get it blended correctly, I do wish it took less time. The white highlight is a little too glittery for me, definitely more suited to lighter skin tones, however, the golden highlight annoyingly barely shows up on my skin: it's not very pigmented at all. The banana powder is okay but I do prefer loose powders for setting any highlight or concealer. I just feel it looks better. The other main issue I have is that all of the shadows are very powdery so things can get messy quickly.

The colours: they are pigmented and contain shades that would work on so many different skin tones. You can see from the photo above that they all show up quite well on a deeper skin tone. Even the lightest contour powder shows up on my skin, which is such a nice surprise. They show up immediately and are very matte. Of course, the highlight shades are not all matte but I feel like they could be better as mentioned. What I will say is that they all work really well as eye shadows. Great matte shades, perfect for everyday looks or even a chocolate smoky eye for the evening. It also has a brilliant decent-sized mirror and a good deal of product, so for £8 you can't complain too much. 

Overall Rating: 3/5
Not bad for the price but it didn't knock my socks off and I won't be repurchasing.

Love ♥


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