Sunday, February 21, 2016

ELF vs Makeup Revolution - Blush Comparison

Comparison

As promised here comes the post of ELF Blush Palette in Fair compared to an other affordable makeup brand - Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.

When I looked my ELF Blush palette I thought that it reminded me of something and I took out my Makeup Revolution Blush Palette. And yes it is similar. Definitely not dupes but the same kind of shades: Pink, Rose and Coral.

Swatches

"Coral Shade" (LEFT)
Makeup Revolution is more red-toned whereas the ELF is leaning more to the orange side.
"Rose Tone" (MIDDLE)
Here is is clear that the blush from Makeup Revolution is more pigmented than the blush from ELF. Blended out however they are basically the same shade
"Pink Blush" (RIGHT)
It is obvious that the Makeup Revolution blush is stronger in pigmentation. I really tried to build up the intensity of the ELF blush but this is what I got.

The verdict?

All in all the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette is more pigmented, the blushes are smoother to the touch and it has more shades to choose from. I'm sorry ELF but I have to go with Makeup Revolution on this one, even though the ELF palette has one unique shade to it.


What is your absolute Favorite Blush?

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder - Fiji Matte - Swatches


 In my previous post I showed swatches of ELF Blush Palette in Fair - That I got in my latest ELF Haul - together with Contouring Blush And Bronzing Powder that I will be showing swatches of in this post. And I will also compare the two.


The Contouring Blush And Bronzing Powder in Fiji (Matte) I have been wanting for for a long time. When Distribeauty UK Ltd still shipped ELF it was always out of stock when I placed my orders. And then the company went on stocking other brands. So I wasn't able to get my hands on it until now. So how do I like it? Would I contour with this?


Contouring Blush And Bronzing Powder in Fiji (Matte) palette has better pigmentation than the Blush Palette in Fair and color pay-off is a little better. But it is still powdery. Again finger swatches are ok. Finger swipes on hand are ok. You can see that it is a little crumbly. But that is because I swirled my fingers a few times to really pick up a lot of product. In the comparison photos I swirled on the swatches and I really worked that powder on to my hand - so the result is much smoother. However when working with a brush the results are different. It is not as vibrant, nor do you want it to be on your cheeks.


The neutral shade in the Blush Palette has more of a red tone compared to the more grey taupe tone shade in the Fiji Palette. I don't think I will use the orange shade in the Fair Blush Palette at all. In the Blush Palette the coraly toned blush is more vibrant (and it has glitter - but not much of that shows. And doesn't really transfer to your cheeks.) compared to the more muted coral tone in the Fiji Palette. But very similar.

How do I like it?
I prefer the Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Fiji Palette. I would not contour with it. Rather use as a Blush and Bronzer. Love matte products.

Up next is going to be a comparison of the Blush Palette in Fair and a Blush Palette from an other affordable makeup brand. Hopefully that will be up on Sunday.

What "other affordable makeup brand" do you think it is?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Recent ELF Haul and Blush Swatches

Ett foto publicerat av Ida (@ida.pie)


Finally elfcosmetic.se opened. After Distribeauty UK Ltd stopped shipping e.l.f products I have not been able to get elf. I've seen these nice products come up in USA and been wanting to try them out. But I guess we have to wait a while longer til we get them all. If we even get them all. Anyways...



So I placed my first elf order and posted a picture on Instagram. (Link to my Instagram in the sidebar). Not so much new and interesting stuff, mostly basics that I need to stock up on. And the only two products that I thought are worth swatching are the blush palettes. Blush Palette in Fair and Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Fiji - Matte. I'm sure there are alot of swatches of these products. But as I have posted ELF swatches before on this blog I thought I want to keep doing that.



In this post I will be showing you swatches of Blush Palette in Fair. Next post will be swatches of Contouring and Bronzing Powder and I will also be comparing it with the Fair Palette. What I will also do in a third post is to compare some of the shades in The Blush Palette in Fair with an other affordable makeup brand. But more on that in the upcoming post. So stay tuned.


The Light Pink shade is the sheerest one of the bunch. There's a nice Rose tone. A Coraly Pink (with glitter but not very visible on the swatches) and a neutral but Orange blush. I guess the color selection is good for a 4-blush palette. Nothing spectacular. But these blushes are a tad bit powdery. The color pay-off isn't the greatest. Like a normal ELF Blush I'd say. Swatches on fingers look ok. Finger swipes on hand are ok. But when you start working on these blushes with a brush the results are sheer. However that can be a good thing if you have fair skin. Then this might be the thing for you. 'Cause you can't really over-do with these blushes when you are working with a brush. They aren't the most horrible thing I have worked with. I have other powdery elf blushes that I love the shades of and do use. I just got these and have not worn them yet so the jury is still out on this product...

Elf has an other version of this palette. And the thing is that you can pop out each color and if you have the two palettes you can put together your favorite colors in one palette. Why didn't I think of taking a photo of that...? Maybe I'll post a pic of that on my Instagram account. Be sure to follow me there. (Link in sidebar).

Next post hopefully up on Thursday.


What is your favorite blush? - Write me a comment


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Makeup Revolution - I Heart Passion - Swatches


Swatches of I Heart Makeup - Makeup Revolution - 16  Eyeshadow Palette:

I Heart Passion

16 Eyeshadows Inspired By Our Obsession With Chocolate

Top L-R: Love Is The Drug, Limber Up, Rumba Down, I Say Go, Guess The Rest. Middle L-R: I Believe, Dangerous Liaisons, In My Heart, Heartbreaker Romance, Takes Over, We Are Going Home. Bottom L-R: Missing A Beat, Never Never, Catch Your Eye, U Need More, Easier Affair.



Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

22g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]



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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Death By Chocolate - Swatches



Swatches of I Heart Makeup - Makeup Revolution - 16  Eyeshadow Palette:

Death By Chocolate

16 Eyeshadows Inspired By Our Obsession With Chocolate

Top L-R: White Light, Don't Let Go, Break Me Up, Consume Me, All Is Lost.
Middle L-R: Lick Me, Fool's Gold, One More Bar, Devour Me, Tear the Wrapper, Love You To Death.
Bottom L-R: Pray For Me, Dipped, Tease Me, Set MeFree, Bring Down Angels.



Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

22g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Sugar and Spice - Swatches



Swatches of Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette:

Sugar And Spice

Ultra Proffessional Blush Palette
8 High Pay Off Blusher Powders



Applied heavily with fingers.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, NYLON 12, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE,
Methylparaben, Propylparaben (+/-): Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499,
Cl 15850, Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 77510, Cl 77742



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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Makeup Revoluition - What You Waiting For? - Swatches


Swatches of Makeup Revolutions 18 Exclusive Eyeshadow Palette:

What You Waiting For?

12 Shimmers and 6 Matte Eyeshadows

Top L-R: We Love you, Tick Tock, Can't Find The Brake, Moving Car, Do It Alone, Sex Chromosome. Middle L-R: Now It's Only Me, Scary Conversation, Take A Chance, Shut My Eyes, Stupid H..., Life Is Short. Bottom L-R: Your Capable, Super Hot Female, Million Dollar Contract, Hot Track, Brand New Fans, Wicked Styles.  

L: We Love you, Now It's Only Me, Your Capable
R: 
Tick Tock, Scary Conversation, Super Hot Female.


Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos of Swatches taken in natural daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]



Any Products you regret Buying from Makeup Revolution?
Wrong shade, Brakeouts or whatever the reason. Hit the comments.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Girl Panic - Swatches


Swatches of Makeup Revolutions 18 Exclusive Eyeshadow Palette:

Girl Panic

12 Shimmers and 6 Matte Eyeshadows

Top L-R: Panic On The Street, By Invitation, Going On To Somewhere. I Am Beaten, Voices In My Head, City Trap. Middle L-R: Girlfriend, Chelsea Mayhem, Random, Going Nowhere, Get Closer, Demolition. Bottom L-R: Going Under, Let It Happen, Naked Through, Hypnotic, Mesmerised, Clever Words.


L: Panic On The Street, Girlfriend, Going Under.
M: By Invitation, 
Chelsea Mayhem, Let It Happen.
R: Going On To Somewhere, 
Random, Naked Through.

Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
No Primer used.
Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77491, Cl 77891, Cl 77499, Cl 16035, Cl 15850, Cl 77492, Cl 77510]




Any products from Makeup Revolution that you are dying to get your hands on?
Let me know in the comments.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Run Boy Run - Swatches


Swatches of Makeup Revolutions 18 Exclusive Eyeshadow Palette:

Run Boy Run

12 Shimmers and 6 Matte Eyeshadows

Top L-R: Trying to Catch you, Running is Victory, Sun Will Be Guiding You, Day Is A Phrophesy, Another Day, It's Time To Run. Middle L-R: World Is Not Meant For You, Hide Behind Me, Dying To Stop You, Break Out from Society, Don't Have To Hide Away, You Will Be My Boy. Bottom L-R: Follow Me, Head To The Hills, Run Boy Run, Girl On Fire, You Are Finally Mine, Head Start.

Top: Dying To Stop YouMiddle: Break Out from Society, Day Is A Phrophesy, Another Day
Bottom: Another Day, Don't Have To Hide Away, You Are Finally Mine

Applied with sponge applicator.
You get smother results when you use a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]




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Monday, February 8, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Girls On Film - Swatches



Swatches of Makeup Revolutions 18 Exclusive Eyeshadow Palette:

Girls On Film

12 Shimmers and 6 Matte Eyeshadows

Top L-R: Walking Hand In Hand, Heads Turning, Camera Rolling, Take Your Picture, Polaroid Heaven,
Made A Million. Middle L-R: Bridge At Midnight, Lights Flashing, Frenzy All Down Your Spine,
Lipstick Over The Lens, Smile Wider, Hold Tight. Bottom L-R: Give Me Shudders, Shooting Star,
One In A Million, So Bright, She's Falling, Girls On Film.

Top: The Shadows from the far Left of the Palette (Walking Hand In Hand,
Bridge At Midnight, Give Me Shudders).
Middle: Golden Rust Shadow (Frenzy All Down Your Spine).
Bottom: The Light Matte color on the far Right of the Palette (
Girls On Film).

Applied with sponge applicator.
You get Smother results when using a brush.
Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]



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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Hard Day - Swatches


Swatches of Makeup Revolutions 18 Exclusive Eyeshadow Palette:

Hard Day

12 Shimmers and 6 Matte Eyeshadows

Top L-R: Say Yes, Its What We Do Best, Had Such A Hard Day, Not One For Playing Games, Words Sound Just The Same, Take Me Where. Middle L-R: Eyes Can't Find Us, Without You, I May As Well Just, Don't Bring Me Down, Give Me A Break, What Will It Take? Bottom L-R: To Make You Love Me?, Sweet Little Boy, With Such A Big Mouth, Gets You Into Hot Water, I Am Always Here For You, Never Bring Me Down.

Left: Favorite shadow that I hit pan on and swatch of  the same (With Such A Big Mouth).
Right Top: Black Shadow with Gold Glitter (Not One For Playing Games)
Right Bottom: Black Shadow with Silver Glitter (What Will It Take?)

Applied with sponge applicator.
Smother results when using a brush.
No Primer used.
Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Tin Oxide, Cl 77491, Cl 77007, Cl 77742,
Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 42090,15850]


I haven't droppen my Palette. It came this way. However no Eyeshadows were broken.


What products do you recommend from Makeup Revolution?

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Makeup Revolution - Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Swatches


Swatches of  Makeup Revolutions 18 Exclusive Eyeshadow Palette:

Welcome to the Pleasuredome

12 Shimmers and 6 Matte Eyeshadows


Top L-R: Welcome to Pleasuredome, Xanadu, Moving On, Using My Power, You Really Can't Afford Me, Even When They Reach The Top. Middle L-R: Where Lovers Roam, Jungle Call, Moving At Million Miles An Hour, Sell It By The Hour, Shooting Stars Never Stop, There Goes A Supernova. Bottom L-R: What A Push Over, Long Way From Home, Diamond By The Shower, Love Your Body, I Can Do It, Never Doing What I'm Told.

Left: The Lightest shades on the far left on the palette (Welcome to Pleasuredome,
Where Lovers Roam, What A Push Over).
Top Right: You Really Can't Afford Me, Even When They Reach The Top,
Shooting Stars Never Stop, There Goes A Supernova
Bottom Right: Brown-toned "Black" and Gray-toned "Black" (I Can Do It, Never Doing What I'm Told).

Applied with sponge applicator. Smother results when using a brush. I used
Makeup Revolutions Eye Primer as a base. Photos taken in daylight.

13g of Product - Manufactured in PRC

Ingredients:
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
[+/-: Cl 77891, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 15850, Cl 16035, Cl 42090,
Cl 77742, Cl 77510, Cl 77007 Cl 19140, Cl 15985, Cl 45410]



What is your favorite products from Makeup Revolution?



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