26 November 2015

Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour | Review & Swatches

Contouring is totally the in thing right now and in particular, cream contouring has become more popular over the last few months, especially now there are more budget friendly, drugstore kits and palettes to choose from. When I saw that Makeup Revolution had released a cream version of their contour kit, I ordered it straight away from their website, you know how much I love and trust this brand so it just had to be done! 

The palette is very similar to many of the others by the range, encased in sleek black plastic with a large mirror inside, the palette also comes in a box with a handy photo on the back, showing you whats inside. For a drugstore palette that comes in at a very affordable price of just £8.00, I am of course really impressed by the lovely packaging, design, and the amount of product in there!

Moving onto whats inside, the palette contains 8 cream to powder shades to use for contouring and sculpting, ranging from light to dark and warm to cool, there is even a pretty highlighting shade in there too. The top four shades include a pale pink tone, yellow tone, peach tone and of course the beautiful shimmery white highlight. Onto the bottom shades which include a deep warm brown, an ash lighter brown, a medium brown and a golden shade.

The first thing I noticed about these cream shades was the pigmentation and the softness, I was amazed at how creamy and buttery the products felt to touch and how beautifully they blended into the skin, so effortlessly. You definitely only need to use a small amount of each shade when it comes to this palette, each shade comes across exactly as you see it in the pan, it is amazing! My skin type is normal/dry and I found that the shades lasted really well throughout the day, they lasted longer if I were to set them with a powder product over the top but this definitely isn't necessary if you don't wish to do so. The consistency of each shade is quite buttery and creamy so if your skin is quite oily, you may want to avoid this type of contour kit and opt for a powder version.

Overall I absolutely love this product, it allows me to create a really lovely sculpted look without looking too much or too false, its also a complete bargain at just £8.00! You can pick the palette up from Superdrug stores or order directly from the Makeup Revolution website.

Do you prefer cream or powder contouring products? What are your must haves?

Alice May Snell