I’ve been umm-ing and aah-ing about purchasing the Makeup Revolution Radiance Palette for months now – and now I have it in my hands, I can’t believe I dithered for so long.
I usually favour cream formula highlighters (this one being my product of choice) but after two years of using the same thing, I felt the time was right to mix things up a bit and try something new. I wanted to dip my toes (and my makeup brushes) into the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, but at £56, it wasn’t going to happen. As I researched for the best new thing to try, Makeup Revolution’s palette kept coming up and at just £8, I figured it must be worth a go.
It’s been touted as the closest dupe to the Hourglass palette and I have to say, the shades are certainly very, very similar. The Radiance Palette contains three finely-milled, perfectly pigmented powders; Breathe is a slightly warm peachy shade, Exhale is a suits-all champagne shimmer and Glow offers a warm, soft golden tone. All of the shades have that celestial opalescence about them that ensures a soft, candlelit glow – exactly what I look for in a highlighter.
So far, so lovely. I’ve used the Breathe and Exhale so far, and they’ve been perfect for creating a soft, incandescent glow, without any obvious glitter or shimmer. Exhale especially works well on the cheekbones, brow bones and Cupid’s bow, while the Breathe shade ensures skin looks healthy and rested when dusted lightly over the whole face. Glow is a gorgeous golden glow (funny that), and I’m sure it will be well-used and well-loved come Summer!
The palette comes boxed in copper packaging, which to me helps it to feel a bit more premium, while the case itself is black plastic and feels pretty study for the price. The mirror insider is very handy and a good size too.
Overall, I’m very impressed with Makeup Revolution’s offering and am more than happy to continue using these shades on a daily basis to get my favourite radiant look.
Makeup Revolution is available in selected Superdrug stores or on their website.