Makeup Revolution London Gift box. The Perfect gift for Christmas.

I received this gift from my aunt, and was absolutely amazed by it. With Christmas coming up, it’s the absolute best to give as a gift to a makeup fiend.

Personally I’d give it a teenager who’s starting to explore the makeup field, as it covers everything, only thing missing is an eyeliner and mascara.

But this box serves everything a person could need makeup wise.

It’s by the Brand Revolution London. This box is actually the Christmas 2018 collection, but I’m sure the 2019 collection will also be out.

It’s a British brand, and known for its affordable price, yet does not lack in its quality. The brand does has a reputation of copying bigger brands and then selling at a cheaper price. As a consumer I’m not complaining.

This is what’s inside, each box clearly labelled. And here is a pic below of everything in the open.

I’ll go through it now so that you get a better idea.

Firstly there’s Three Eyeshadow palettes. The Ultra Metals and the Ultra Newtrals are in similar shades, but one is a matte and the other is on the shinier side. Both of these are in neutral shades going from cream, to pinks, and then to browns. The Third Palette is the Ultra Colour Explosion Palette- the name says is all. The Perfect colours for when you want to go all out.

Then we have the ultimate Blush dream palette. From the lighter peach and pinks to the darker fuschia colours. A shade for everyone.

A set of four mini brushes, perfect to take along in your clutch bag.

And an Ultra Strobe Balm, in 8 different shades. It also has a ultra strobe cream- which is the one I use the most.

My favourite and most used accessory. HD Pro Brows. It has 4 powders and 2 gel shadows, a concealer,wax and highlighter. I use the smaller of the brushes included in this pack for this. The powders are in different shades, so you can use the lighter shades for the ends of the brows, and the darker shades in the middle.

Three lip glosses in the most neutral colours. Really can’t go wrong with any of these.

And then we have these ( in all honesty I had to search up the uses of these. Makeup Virgin here) but I do know what they are now.

  • The Makeup fixing spray, a spray used once make up is applied fully. It puts on a protective layer which allows makeup to stay on for longer (ill prob just use this when going to weddings)
  • Focus and Fix Primer- primer for eyeshadows, to make the eyeshadow more intense and durable.
  • Ultra Strobe Cream -gives the skin a healthy glow. Can be used before foundation or standalone.
  • The Aqua Priming Base is light, and can be used with or without foundation.

Here’s the box again and yup, I agree with this quote.

As mentioned before this box is 2018 Christmas edition, but have a search around the 2019 edition is out, and I’m sure it contains very similar products. Depending on where you buy it from it ranges between £50- £80.

www.revolutionbeauty.com has loads of different gift boxes available, and there seems to be a sale on at the moment. Grab it before it goes.

That’s one person ticked off for Christmas. You can thank me later x

Love and regards

M11bna

Let’s talk Lip Liners

Random thing here, woman in my late 30s going through Instagram and all I see is lips, beautiful large painted lips.

It didn’t affect me before, I understand the celebrity, Photoshopping culture, and I’m a little too old to allow it to get to me mentally…. But don’t those lips look so good?

I’m not a makeup freak- I’m old school. Foundation with the fingers at the bare minimum, eyeliner and lippy and I’m ready to go out 2 minutes later. But I’m noticing how small my lips are. I’ve never thought of them as small. I’ve never thought of them as anything apart from ‘lips’ to be honest.

But instagram is working its way into my soul now ( they do say social media is cancerous).

Back in my teenage years. When the Spice Girls were around, Lip liners were a trend. But not as we see them now. At that time they were used to line the lips, but kept at a different colour, or just line the lips and that’s all, rest stays nude.

I was a big fan of that (Guilty!) ThankGod that went away. (Although I think it’s slowey coming back)

And now in the last 2 years lip liners back, and it looks like they are here to stay thanks to Kylie ‘Lipkit’ Jenner. Have you seen her lips? (Ok it’s fillers. But still) Wooooow!

Kylie “lipkit” Jenner

And compared to her lips, mine are non existent. So I decided to jump onto the bandwagon and see if its worth the extra 1 minute of my make up routine.

The main purpose of lip liner is to stop the lipstick from bleeding, and also it makes the lipstick last longer. But I’ll be using it to outline my lips and hopefully make them look bigger and fuller.


So I got 5 of my favourite lipstick shades that I use daily. And went on a shop to get the matching lipstick liners.

I’m a big fan of Huda Lipstick. It’s my first choice for lipsticks. It’s affordable at £18, it’s long wearing, nicely pigmented, so creamy in texture, lasts for ages and comes in beautiful shades. The lip liners I bought from Primark at £1 each, and the range in colour is huge.

So here’s how my trial went :

Firstly I’m sharing a recent photo of me- with lipstick only. (Say Hello to my little bundle of joy Sabina!)



And this is me bare faced- with clear lips showing. Please excuse my lopsided face. My tooth is still aching 3 weeks on and nothing has been done yet.

So I took photos of my lips – lipstick free, then with just lipstick and then I applied lip liner on outer edge of lips, and then the lipstick- here’s how it went:

I can see a difference. Can you? And here it is again. Sideways

I’m actually quite astounded how much of a difference it has actually made. The lip liner allows me to give my lips some shape- and also they look so much more ‘louder’.

I’m loving it.

Here’s a before and after of full face. Not only do they look bigger- they also look wider.

So is this going into my routine? Hell Ye!!

I’m absolutely loving my lips. I’m actually looking back at old photos and looking at myself in mirror. I’m loving it, and so glad I got all 5 shades in.

Love and Big kisses (that will definitely leave a stain now that the lip liner is on.)

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M11bna