I mentioned in my October Favorites that I have been loving the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice. Here is the full review and swatches, as promised. I purchased the Blush palette at the same time that I got the Essential Mattes Redemption Eyeshadow Palette that I reviewed last month. Go ahead and click the link if you missed that one. So far I have been very impressed with the brand, and their prices can’t be beat.
The Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice comes in a thin palette that contains a full mirror. The packaging is sturdy plastic that clasps shut and is great for travel. I took it to Walt Disney World with me, and it was so convenient. The palette contains eight shades in varying finishes. All of the shades in the Sugar and Spice palette have pink undertones, and they are a mix of warm and cool shades. Makeup Revolution also has an Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice with shades that are more on the warm peach side.
The formula for the Sugar and Spice Palette is really nice. The shades are extremely pigmented, so you need to use a light hand. They are finely milled, but not powdery or chalky. I use my duo fiber stipple brush to apply, and I have no issues with blending them out. They wear well on my skin, and last all day on me.
Many of the shades in the Ultra Professional Blush Palette are matte. The two shades on the far right of the palette are baked shimmery highlight shades. To be honest, I don’t use those two shades too often. I am not someone who reaches for a super shimmery highlight, though they do make beautiful eyeshadows. I think Makeup Revolution chose well when it came to the six blusher shades. The mix of warm and cool tones and the variance in vibrancy make this palette so versatile and flattering.
The first two shades in the palette are my absolute favorite, and are the most user friendly. The first shade is a dark, warm pinky-peach with a subtle shimmer. The second shade is a matte light peachy nude. I like to mix them together. The third shade is a bright flamingo pink matte.
Moving down to the bottom row, the first shade is the darkest in the palette, and is a cooler toned plum-berry shade with an off-matte finish. Use a very light hand with this one. Next to that is a raspberry shade, also with an off-matte finish. The third shade in the bottom row is a lovely matte coral shade.
I swatched the two baked shades last. The top one is an icy pink with multi-dimensional shimmer. It is a beautiful highlight for those that go for cooler tones. The bottom of the baked shades is a very cool frosted pink with hints of lilac. It may be too dark to wear as a highlight for many, and too frosty for a true blush shade. It is pretty on the eyes, though. This is the only shade in the palette that has me scratching my head. It can be a tough shade to work with on the face.
Over all, I think that the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice is a winner. I like it so much, that I just ordered the Hot Spice palette from Ulta. Unless you have very fair skin, I think that you can probably make most of these shades work for you. Light-Medium skin will fall in the sweet spot, but there are some shades that will look gorgeous on deep skin too. The Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice is only $10, and can be found at ulta.com. Some Ultas carry the brand in-store, but mine does not, so be sure to call first before you go. Makeup Revolution is available for the $3.50 off of $10 coupon that Ulta always offers, so don’t forget to use it. And make sure that if you are shopping online that you use Ebates first. Here is a post explaining what Ebates is, and my Ebates referral link. It’s not a scam. I’ve been using it for years to get cash back on the purchases that I make already. Ulta and Sephora are both on Ebates, so with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals about to happen, be sure to sign up to get cash back on your haul.