I’m not going to waste an immense amount of time here because -and I’ll be honest- these aren’t all that good**. My love for Make up Revolution generally knows know bounds -they are absolutely shaking up the game among the cheaper drugstore brands with highly pigmented, finely milled products that match a lot of the big brands for longevity and colour payoff.
(**for me. If you’re 15, knock yourself out because you will have lovely full young lips on which any formulation, however cheap looks great. *weeps*)
The Velvet lip Lacquer is pretty much the same kind of deal as MUA have going on with their Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers which have been out for a while now (and no, I didn’t get on with those, either)
The lipstick is a pound. Let’s just park that there for a moment and consider it. A POUND. If I had my teenage years again I would spend all my money on these because they come in some of the most hideous colours imaginable, including green, blue and black.
Being 45, I am a little bit more cautious and so went for the sheeny coral-y/pink colours to try. The packaging is fine -the lipstick is sturdy enough and doesn’t look like it’s going to shatter the first time it drops into the washbasin (or is that just me?). Even though it has swatched well (above), the texture was dreadful. I had scrubbed and moisturised in preparation, but the lipstick went on in fits and starts, was claggy yet without having any hydrating properties and just sort of sat there.
To be fair, the lip lacquer was actually worse. If I had gone for this in a bold colour you might have been able to see the texture better:
It’s not the greatest photo, but I think you can see the way it managed to cling to all the dry skin (which, I would like to reiterate, I had scrubbed and moisturised not five minutes previously).
So it’s a no from me. But I can’t be too harsh because the prices are amazing (Did I mention the lipstick is A POUND?) If you’re on a budget or just want to try some dramatic colours before deciding if you can carry them off then this is a great way of doing it.
Make Up Revolution lipsticks are £1 and the Velvet Lip Lacquers are £3 and available HERE