My First Makeup Revolution Haul

& ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY


Just before my 2-month spending ban ended, I was trying very hard to not give in and start buying more products left, right and centre. Once I see something, I want it, hard. The only time I ever broke the ban was midway through the first month when the DownUnder Makeup store had their 50% off sale and I picked up a few concealers. Aside from that, I spent most of my time suppressing my urge by creating wishlist upon wishlist, and thoroughly researching brands and their products. One such brand was Makeup Revolution.

I'd heard and seen so much about their products on Twitter and Instagram, and I was always interested to personally see how their I <3 Chocolate eyeshadow palette compared to the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. Some of you guys already know that I'm getting the Chocolate Bar for myself as a Christmas and birthday present (perks of being a December baby), and I really wanted to compare it to the MUR palette.

While carefully combing through the site, I picked out a lot of products, added them to my wishlist, looked some more, added more to the list and then narrowed them down to the ones I really, really wanted, rinse and repeat. I had a few (read: several) highlighting products on the wishlist as well, but I convinced myself to not get any, as I've got one too many highlighters in my collection already.


I ordered the I <3 Chocolate Eyeshadow palette, as well as the Pink Fizz palette. I personally really liked the colours of the Pink Fizz palette, but I also lusted after the Naked Palette. Because I was trying to keep to a budget of just $50 including the shipping, my choices were limited, and another palette put me well over that self-implemented budget. I decided to go with the Pink Fizz for the reason that Spring and Summer is quickly approaching and the Naked Palette was more suited for Autumn and Winter. I'm going to make another order at the end of this year or start of next year to pick up the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar dupe as well as the Naked Palette, among other products that are on my wishlist.

Aside from the two Chocolate palettes, I have this thing about trying a lipstick from every brand that I come across, so that's why I have such a large variety of lippies in my makeup collection. I got the Iconic Pro Lipstick in Looking Ahead, mainly because it was the only colour that appealed to me, and I really liked the rose gold and black packaging. It didn't hurt that it was only a couple of pounds, which equates to roughly $4 AUD.


I also picked up the Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray. This is an entirely new addition to my arsenal, as I've never used these before and never got around to adding some to my kit. I was going to go with Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Spray, but after seeing this on the website, I thought it looked nicer and the reviews seemed more trustworthy. The ingredients for this is exactly the same as for Freedom Makeup's Pro Studio Anti-Shine Fixing Spray and the price is the same also. The only difference is in the packaging. I was going to setting for the boring-looking Freedom one because this one was out of stock. Luckily, they restocked the site the next day so I was pretty happy about that.

I can't wait to try these products out, and I look forward to telling you guys my thoughts on them.

I would like to take this time to congratulate Ivy Cirillo for winning my blog's first birthday giveaway. Your hubby is going to like these characters!

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