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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer | Review + Dupe

Hello everyone! So obviously we all know and have either heard of or tried the brand Makeup Revolution by now (especially if you follow me on twitter). So at first I was sent a few items of theirs to test out, and then I went and made a HUGE purchase....and in that purchase was this little beauty! If you haven't heard of them they are basically a super affordable makeup brand with a huge variety of products, and hidden within those products are a LOT of dupes for very well known brands.

I am all about eyeshadow primers as I have pretty oily eyelids (who the heck knows why) and so I like to give all brands a chance. I have been trying this out for about two months now (it's still going strong, no sign of the tube ending) it has a doe foot applicator, and when you apply it to the eyes you don't have to re-dip it into the tube.

One dip into the tube is enough, I dot it on to both eyelids and swipe it beneath onto my lower lids, and then blend it out with my fingers. It has a pretty thin consistency and although it looks skin colored it doesn't offer any pigmentation to hide the veins in eyelids etc. or provide a completely blank slate to work on (like the Inglot eyeshadow base does).

This definitely does the job, I have the wateriest eyes EVER and the eyeshadows always crack near the inner corners where my eyes water. With this primer that never happened, the colors stayed just as vibrant the entire day, and there wasn't any creasing even when using a cream and a powder shadow on top.

This primer made my cream shadows last longer, and cream shadows that usually crease on me when I wear them alone (MAC Bare Study) didn't crease when I used this in conjunction with the cream shadow.

Left Side- Too Faced Shadow Insurance | Right Side- Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix
-sorry about those brows, I had just dyed them-

So recently, I saw a video that Dyna (a youtuber- click here to go to her channel) did comparing Too Faced Shadow Insurance to this primer, and basically she said that they were the same except on application of the shadows, the first layer applied more vibrantly over the Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

SO of course I had to investigate for myself, I found a little foil packet sample I had of Too Faced Shadow Insurance (man I hate those- that's why I had never used it and didn't take a picture...who really wants to see a ripped open metal pouch-ew). In the picture above, on the left side I applied the shadows over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and on the right side I applied them over Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix. I used all MAC shadows so there wouldn't be any conflict of interest (lol) as in oh the Makeup Revolution worked better because you used their shadows with it. 

This picture was taken after I got home, I didn't have time to/forgot to before I left and as you can see the side that had the TFSI cracked on the inner corner (like I talked about earlier). Also something else to note is that the eyeliner doesn't look as smooth on that eye either. I'm not sure if this is my fault or the primers- but it's definitely something to think about.

Overall I absolutely love this primer. I gave it a good run for its money as part of the time I was testing it i was in Vegas (110F heat) and home in California where the temperature wasn't much different, and it managed to hold up. 

I used to think that only the NARS Primer could hold up to my oily lids for a primer in a tube (I still am completely in love with my Inglot primer but that is like comparing apples to oranges), but move over NARS primer, there's a new kid in town and this one only costs £2.50
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  1. I think I'd move over to the new one - you use so little primer and it can be something you skip sometimes that £2.50 is plenty to spend.

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  2. Wow this sounds really good I'll probably give it a try when my Urban Decay one runs out! Thanks for the lovely review :)


  3. I like the Makeup Revolution one better to be honest so its only a plus that it's only £2.50 :)

  4. I like it better than UDPP! I was a die hard fan for years and just fell out of love with it. I think there are so many better primers on the market that get overlooked (especially this one! LOL!)

  5. Sounds good!

  6. Sounds like a great product :)

  7. I need a good eye primer. I always forget to do this before and when I (rarely) use one, it really makes a difference!

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  8. I am such a virgin to eye primers and didn't notice the importance until I started wearing a lot more eye make up, your look is gorgeous here btw, wish my brows were half as good as yours xx

  9. I have this primer, it's so good especially for the price! :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  10. I have been so tempted to make a big purchase on Makeup Revolution. There are loads of items that i want to try out! This now being added to the list of temptation.
    Great post!

  11. totally is! especially with my watery eyes lol

  12. oh yeah it makes such a difference!!!!!! especially with my watery eyes lol

  13. aw thank you! they look way too full on in this pic because I had just dyed them ( they're so blonde you can't see them so I henna dye them) lol :)

  14. oh i know its so fab and the price makes it even better!

  15. i literally made the biggest order ever a while ago and haven't been disappointed by anything yet! theres going to be a lot of MR reviews in the future because my order was gigantic lol

  16. This primer looks amazing! I recently bought an eyeshadow palette from Revolution and it's great, only £4 as well! I am in desperate need of an eyeshadow primer because I have oily eye lids too. Great review! :)

  17. I have really oily eyelids too so I will definitely try this eyeshadow primer! Thanks for the review! :)

  18. I have never used primer for my eyes as I don´t struggle with particularly oily lids. But I just have to say that the eyeshadows look kind of more vibrant and just better on the eye with this primer. Now I definitely have to try it out.
    xx Lisa

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  19. Wow, I've been looking for a good eye primer, I completely forgot to see if Makeup revolution had one!! I will definitely check this one out!!!

    Polka Dot Penny


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