I was at the Flormar launch event last week and makeup artist Leonard Daly had me in stitches talking about the new beauty buzz word strobing. Strobing is basically just highlighting to you and me and sure us beauty junkies have been doing it for years! I love a bit of highlighting especially in summer as it keeps skin looking so fresh and glowy. So I could not resist when I was in Surperdrug in Tallaght recently and I saw this Golden Sugar palette from Makeup Revolution.
I already own Makeup Revolutions sugar and spice Hot Spice blusher palette and it’s a daily staple for me, although I’ve done the typical thing I do with most palettes and mainly use one or two shades and they’re almost all gone! I love the consistency and colour payoff from Makeup Revolutions palettes, they always punch above their price weight. This palette contains eight very varied shades of highlighters, blushers and bronzers with different finishes. Makeup Revolution don’t name their shades annoyingly so I’ll just call them 1-8!
- The is a white iridescent shade with gold veining and a shimmer through it. This is probably my least favourite shade in the whole palette. It’s very white and the gold doesn’t really come through in it. It also has a micro sparkle to it which I don’t love. I wouldn’t use this as a highlighter on my face but I just might use it on my eyelids.
- This shade is a bit more like it, it’s a pink pearl shade that isn’t too heavy on the pearl and has no shimmer to it. I really like this blended out on the cheek bones for a pretty pink highlight that suits my pale skin.
- This shade is a pinky mauve coloured blusher with a satin finish. It’s quite an unusual shade but works really nicely as a blusher.
- The fourth shade is a warm gold tone satin finish powder. It’s a little warm for me to use as a highlighter but it works well for me as an eyeshadow.
- This is a satin finish cool toned brown. This works quite well for me as a bronzer as it is quite pale and not too satiny.
- This is a pretty pink that looks almost bronze in a certain light. It’s heavy enough on the shimmer but without being glittery. I can use this as both a highlighter and eyeshadow. I think this is one my favourite shade of the palette.
- Is a shimmer heavy orange tone. I’m not sure how most skintones would use this except maybe as an eyeshadow. It’s very strongly pigmented so you’d have to use a very light hand to use this as a highlighter.
- The final shade is the most matte of the lot, an orange toned bronzer. This is just a little too orange toned and dark for me but would work well on somebody with a warmer or darker skintone.
In hindsight this palette might be a little too warm for my skin tone but I have been getting good use out of the cooler toned shades – 2,3,5 and 6 the other shades are just a little warm for me. As always its great value for the quality of the powders as it cost me just €8, working out at €1 a shade. You can buy Makeup Revolution in Superdrug in Tallaght or the Omni Shopping Centre in Santry, you can also order online here.