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I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday whatever you find yourself doing today. For todays blog post I decided to share with you all another first impressions and review type of video. As I’ve really been enjoying creating them and you my latest posts seem to have been getting a very good response. So today I am going to be doing a first impressions, swatches and review of the Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Lip Kits. These lip kits are a new launch from Makeup Revolution and have been dubbed as affordable dupes for the Kyle Jenner Lip Kits, on account that they are a kit comprising of a lip liner and liquid lipstick in corresponding colours. This is so you can create the perfect lip look, contouring the lips with the lip liner and then adding the colour with the liquid lipstick.
When I was in Superdrug I decided to purchase a selection of four of them as I had been very keen to try them and I wanted to write a blog and make a video on them. So, today I am going to be showing you swatches of each colour, giving you my views on how they applied and rating them for their pigmentation, staying power and so on.
So, without further adieu lets begin!
There are eight shades in the Matte Lip Kit range and I believe the brand are also going out with a Gloss and a Metallic collection soon too which sounds exciting. I purchased Regal, Reign, Grandee and Noble. The lip kits cost £6 each and can be purchased at Superdrug. With my purchase I also got a Love the Revolution Palette which was on offer when you spent £12 or over on Makeup Revolution products so that was a bargain itself.
Now to start off with, I was very impressed with the packaging and presentation of the lip kits. They come in these boxes which have a black background and white lettering, there is a gold holographic strip in the centre and the lips have been designed in a similar holographic effect. I think the packaging of these lip kits are very sleek and well presented for the price and I have to say I like them more than the Kylie Jenner ones.
Although I will make one observation about some of these lip kits and their packaging. With certain colours, particularly Regal and Grandee, the colours appeared different on to box to how they appeared in the product. Take Grandee, Grandee is in reality a light petal pink, but on the box it appeared like a dark plum toned pink. Regal is a vibrant orange toned red, but on the box it appeared slightly darker. There were no testers to try in store, so I went on the boxes alone. That is my only criticism about these lip kits, I do not think that all of the colours appear exactly as they do in the box.
When I started to apply each of these lip kits my initial thoughts were that the lip liners were incredibly pigmented, creamy and excellent quality. I absolutely loved the way the lip liners felt and how easy they were to apply, they glided over the skin and didn’t tug, giving my lips a great outline. The liquid lipsticks were a little more tricky to apply and they didn’t dry as quickly as some other liquid lipsticks I have used. Although this meant that they were a lot easier to correct if you made any mistakes whilst applying them. Where as, some liquid lipsticks are really hard to correct as they dry instantly. So, I didn’t particularly mind this feature of the lipsticks as even though they could be a bit tricky to apply they were very easy to correct. I personally found that I was more inclined towards the darker shades like Noble and Regal as the colour was very intense and pigmented. But, with some of the lighter shades like Grandee and Reign they applied a bit more translucent on the lips, so I had to add another coat. But, then again I do have a very strong natural pigment to my lips anyway, so I usually find that with lighter shades of lipstick as a rule. Nevertheless, I was very happy with the pigmentation of the lip kits in general, particularly Noble and Regal. I wore Regal to work and received a number of comments on my makeup that day from my work colleagues and customers.
I decided to wear one of these shades to work to see how they fared throughout the day for this review. I worked a five hour shift and then had to run some errands afterwards. So, I wore the lip kit for around 6-7 hours in total. The lipstick did last very well throughout the day, although I did notice it did feel slightly tacky to the touch. However, I did add some lip balm underneath which is perhaps why this occurred. I did have to touch up the lipstick during the middle of my shift after eating food and I did start to notice that some of the product collected in areas of my lips giving it a slightly patchy look. But it was very minor and the colour did majorly hold in place for most of the day. I certainly think for £6 you are getting a decent product, although I do favour the lip liners more than the liquid lipstick itself. However, I felt exactly the same way about the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits also so I don’t think its a reflection on the performance of the kits. Its generally how I feel about liquid lipsticks, I have a love hate relationship with them. I adore them, but they can be high maintenance. But, in all honesty these lip kits did feel very comfortable to wear on the lips, they weren’t at all drying and when I removed them from my lips they didn’t leave my lips feeling patchy or dry.
I also filmed a First Impressions and Swatches video over on my YouTube channel which you can view below.
Now, I shall move onto the swatches and colour descriptions of each colour.
Reign is a pink toned nude with a warm slightly brown tone to it. This shade is, for me, one of the most wearable shades for an everyday colour. If you are looking for a very natural shade and want to invest in just one of these shades this would be the one i would personally recommend. Although this shade did appear slightly translucent on my lips, so if you have some natural colour to your lips I would suggest adding a touch of concealer over the top to help the lip colour appear more vibrant.
Click here to view Reign.
Noble is a brown toned nude with a hint of red to it. Its rather like a bricky, red shade and this is another great everyday shade. This ended up being my absolute favourite shade out of all of the ones I tried and I thought the pigmentation of this shade was amazing.
Click here to view Noble.
Regal is a orange toned red colour and is definitely the most vibrant colour out of all of them. Now, I personally never go for red shades as being a natural redhead, reds can be a bit of a hit and miss with me. They are usually very blue toned, however orange toned reds are great if you have red hair and this colour really suited my complexion. This shade was super pigmented and it applied smoothy, without any patchiness and the colour remained even and vibrant.
Click here to view Regal.
Grandee is a light, petal pink shade. This shade is absolutely perfect for Spring and I did actually really end up liking this shade. As I mentioned the colour doesn’t appear exactly as it does on the packaging. But, the shade itself is very pretty and I usually hate really pinky tones on my lips I’m more of a coral and peach girl.
Click here to view Grandee.
Now in true Fashioneyesta style lets finish with my final verdict on these lip kits…
I do think some areas of these lip kits could be improved, the lip colours themselves didn’t always appear the same as what was on the packaging. The names of the lip colours on the kits were a little difficult to read and the lip kits themselves could be a bit difficult to open. However, the colour contrast was very good, consisting of a black background and white text. However, I personally feel that incorporating some kind of QR code that you could can with your iPhone to access information on the lip kits could make the product more accessible.
Ease of Application: 4/5
I thought that these lip kits were fairly easy to apply and to correct, I didn’t make any mistakes whilst using them and I was very impressed with the quality. I thought the darker shades applied a little more evenly than the lighter shades and the colour of them was a little more even. I loved the texture of the lip liners and found them to be extremely easy to apply, the liquid lipsticks themselves were a little more tricky. The only thing that looses it a mark was that some of the lighter colours appeared a little more transparent.
Value for Money: 5/5
For £6 I really don’t think you can complain for value for money, I think they are very affordable and you are getting a decent lip kit out of them. They have some beautiful colours and if you buy them from either Superdrug or Makeup Revolution direct you are usually sure to get some kind of offer on top of that.
Overall Quality: 5/5
All in all, I was very impressed with these lip kits, the pigmentation was great, they had good longevity to them and they felt comfortable to wear on the lips. So, if you want to get yourself a lip kit on a budget, I would defiantly recommend these to you.
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Thank you so much for reading and I will see you all next time.