Welcome to my world of makeup, sweet scents and real talk. You should always have a cuppa to hand and sit back and enjoy a little snippet of my world! A beauty and lifestyle blog for all, but as I like to say it's also 'brown girl friendly'. As a brown beauty myself I ensure that all product reviews that are complexion based really show what works on a deeper skin tone as well as showing what's being catered for brown beauties!

Friday, 15 May 2015

NEW Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick Review & Swatches

Hi loves! 

So this is my first post! Yay - go me! Sorry, I'm just a bit excited at actually starting this - rather than discussing it and planning my future launch. 

I'm going to keep this first post short and simple. 

Courtesy of British Beauty Blogger: Full Iconic Pro Lipstick Range

Recently Makeup Revolution came out with their new Iconic Pro Lipsticks. These lipsticks do remind me of MAC bullets in the way they are shaped. However their packaging is glossy compared to MAC's matte packaging. It is also very clear to see that the inside of the bullet is a beautiful rose gold colour, which is clearly different to MAC's silver lining. 

The lipsticks come in 20 different shades ranging from your flesh tone nudes to your deepest berry purples, with a good selection of mattes and cream finishes. Now I call them cream finishes, however what I truly mean is the regular glossy lipstick finish that you would expect to find with a drugstore lipstick such as Makeup Revolution. 

These lipsticks are very affordable at just £2.49, and therefore a great option for anyone wanting to makeup shop on a budget. 

I bought 11 of the shades and below I will link my video, showing you my swatches of each one. My favourite has to be the gorgeous orange shade called 'Somewhere out there'. It's a beautiful orange colour that is definitely for the bold. However, my only problem with this is the finish. I find that the non-matte lipsticks appeared sheer on application and the more that I built them up, the more streaky they appeared too. I also found that they moved around on my lips quite a bit, so I would definitely suggest you wear a lipliner with these babies! 

Lip Swatch: 'Somewhere out there'

As I mentioned before, they also come in a matte finish, and what you'll notice is that the mattes are the same as the regular line. So for example I bought the colour 'Liberty Matte' (see below) which is a gorgeous purple shade (quite similar to MAC's Up The Amp if I'm correct!). However they also have a non-matte version of Liberty too. I do like the matte lipsticks (well most of the ones I have) as they were quite moisturising on the lips and did not seem to tug on my lips during application. They are also quite long wearing (I'd say at least 3-4 hours of wear). Now I won't say all of them are like this, I found the lighter nudes to be a lot more drying for some reason! 

Lip Swatch: Liberty Matte
Overall I'd give these new lippies a 3.5 out of 5! I love the vast colour range that will suite many different skin tones and I think the packaging is gorgeous with that rose gold lining. Also that price can't be beaten either! However I feel like the formula could be improved slightly to ensure that lipstick is less streaky and longer lasting. 

I would definitely recommend these if you are looking for an affordable but vibrant looking lippie.

Let me know what you think about these lippies! Have you tried them yet? 



  1. Congrats on your blog! Look forward to reading more and i'm excited to see this journey flourish x

    1. Awww thank you hun! I'm excited to see where it leads! Please keep coming back for more posts! xx


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