Looking for cheaper high end beauty alternatives seemed to be kids play at the Makeup Revolution counter. All products are very reasonably priced and there are even “dupe alerts” to make things easier. Makeup Revolution Radiance palette looked absolutely identical to Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette but for fraction of the price. I was interested to find if the texture, finish and overall look are going to be good enough and stop me from purchasing the real deal.
Just as a disclaimer I do not actually own Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette due to mixed reviews all across the board. People who bought it often mention that they tend to gravitate towards a single shade or the color selection does not add much to their complexion. With all that in mind I felt that spending £8 on a very similar shade selection palette seemed like a reasonable thing to do.
Revolution Makeup Radiance palette comes in a sleek but large packaging complimented by a big mirror. All products from the range seems to have a slight and not particularly pleasant scent that does not transfer. The palette consist of three shades raging from skin tone pink (Breathe), pearly pink highlighter (Exhale) and light tan bronzer (Glow). Texture is very smooth and battery while colors are very natural and settle. All shades have a satin finish, meaning there is a good amount of very fine shimmery particles blended with these colors. On closer inspection Exhale is probably the one shade that does not mesh well on the skin. It looks a bit powdery and sometimes on reflection you can see small chunks of glitter. Breathe is that perfect shade to simply dust all over for added skin radiance. Glow is a great all-rounder. Works well is a tan highlighter or light bronzer. This shade is quite glowy so moderation is required on application.
Makeup Revolution Radiance palette proved to be a great budget buy that killed any desire to purchase its high end brother. If you are on a budget or simply looking for a great deal Makeup Revolution is definitely good brand to consider.