I seem to be talking about Makeup Revolution alot lately. Not intentionally, I assure you, I just happened to pick up some bits from them and have been using them over the last while 🙂
This is the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette.
Budget brands are finally warming up to the idea of giving up all our contour and highlight needs under one lid. My first experience of powder contour palettes was a few years back when I picked up the Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit from Cult Beauty. I reviewed this so long ago here (the pictures are brutal, I apologise), but it’s still one of my most viewed posts to this day.
Makeup Revolution as a brand, for me can be hit or miss, but I think overall their Ultra Contour Palette, in my humble opinion is a hit! I have been reaching for it pretty much daily over the past couple of months.
In the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette, you get eight shades, and a large mirror which is always handy.
You have a beige toned matte.
A yellow toned matte.
A sheeny beige highlight shade.
And then a full on icy shimmery white baked highlight which didn’t take too kindly to me taking pictures of it some reason :p
On the bottom:
A matte mid toned brown.
A cool toned contour shade.
A more warm matte brown.
And finally a champagne shimmery baked highlight shade.
All of the powders are pigmented and soft to the touch.
They blend onto the skin easily and I have had no problem with lasting power either. I use the yellow tone under my eyes to help counteract darkness, and the beige toned matte powder over the top to neutralise the colour. This is a great shade for cleaning up your contour too, or just as a general all over setting powder. I use the cool toned brown shade in the middle to contour and then for me, the others brown colours are more for warming up my skin, although I actually tend to use these more on my eyes as eyeshadows. I love using the highlights in the palette as eyeshadows as well as using them for highlighting the face.
Overall, the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette gets a big thumbs up from me. I get so much use from it.
Now I just need to pick up the Nyx version to compare them 😛