Hey everyone! Long time no speak, I have been so sick with the flu and my finals for schoolI haven't even had time to sleep let alone breathe. The flu shot this year had a 77% fail rate, they had the virus SO incredibly wrong and I was just lucky enough to get the full blown flu.
Anyways!! This is a review and swatch post of my new favorite formula and range of affordable lipsticks out there - the Makeup Revolution Lip Hugs. Makeup Revolution was wonderful enough to send me the entire line of their new Lip Hugs to review and I am so incredibly happy that they did because I swear there is magic in these- I may sound insane but I'll explain.
There are 20 colors in the collection and they range from nudes, to bright pinks and oranges, to rich reds, deep raspberry and even a bright fun orchid color. I truly believe that there is a color for everyone in this line as it is so well rounded in it's range that you will always find something you like (I've even found a few dupes already for some of my most loved lipsticks, but I will say I like this formula better).
First I'll walk you through the colors, and then go into the formula and the true magic behind these little babies, but if you're just looking for a review on the formula I'll hint now and say that it's somewhere in between the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks and the Inglot Slimgel lipsticks, two of my favorites.
Left to Right:
We Have Come Too Far, I Think You're Amazing, Insatiable, Love Can Set You Free, Good Fun,
Not Giving Up, When You Came to Me
In their range of nudes you can definitely see that the undertones range from cool to warm, pinks to browns, and there's a full range that basically you can find any nude your heart desires. They're opaque in one swipe and have a slight sheen to them so you don't need to carry a lipgloss with you for that plump full-lip effect either.
Left to Right:
Saviour Will Come, Keep the Planet Spinning, End with Beginnings, Want to Leave?,
Present Has No Living, Let's Raise the Bar, Save Me From Yourself
Here are some of the more daring colors, there's Barbie pinks, oranges, and raspberry colors (similar to MAC See Sheer), and if you look the three bright pinks in the middle all even have a different undertone, the left being a mid pink undertone, the middle is a warm pink undertone, and the right is a purple pink undertone but the end result is three intensely bright shades.
I thought that I would be the last person on planet earth to wear some of these colors, namely the bright pinks and oranges due mainly to the fact that I am terrified of my teeth looking yellow and being fair it doesn't always suit my complexion. I tried on a few of the colors that I thought - No way, just for fun because I'll never wear them outside, they'll just be swatched for my post. Holy hell they actually looked amazing! I don't know what kind of magic is in these tubes, as the colors are completely opaque (all the swatches are one, sometimes two swipes max) but it's almost like the colors take on a tone to suit your complexion, but they don't because I held the tube up to my lips to check the colors. I have naturally pretty pigmented lips so sometimes colors can come off differently, but they were 100% true to the color in the tube.
That being said, the colors didn't look okay on me from the fact that I had't tried similar shades before, I have definitely tried my fair share of bright pinks and oranges and never have they looked so nice! Even if they looked almost exactly the same in the tube- I don't know how these lipsticks do it but if you've been wanting to try a fun or a daring color I would recommend these because not only are they extremely flattering, they have a fabulous formula and are only £2.50 each, you can't ask for a much better deal.
Left to Right:
To Get Lucky, Who We Are!, I Am Ready!, She's Up All Night, I Wasn't Mixed Up,
Still Missing My Baby
And finally we have the deeper colors, the reds, and the orchid color this collection has. It's not everyday that you find a beautiful orchid shade that doesn't come off chalky or make you look like you ended up at a three year old's princess party and she did your makeup...ESPECIALLY at the drug store. When I was in the UK I bought one from Barry M and it was horrible and wow it smelled bad- I couldn't tolerate it so close to my nose and it got zero use.
I have been wearing the darkest color Still Missing My Baby a LOT this winter when I have actually worn makeup (being sick causes a lot of no makeup days).