So as promised (unfortunately a while back) here is my review on the Makeup Revolution, Renaissance lipsticks!
I was quite surprised by how much I liked these! Retailing at £4 each, the quality isn’t bad at all. The colour range is also surprisingly nice seeing as a lot of drugstore makeup brands fail to offer the right brown shades.
The shades I purchased were:
Now, personally, when I got all 3, I found that Vow and Breathe almost looked identical; but when I swatched on my lips they looked so different! Depending on your preference of moisture in lipstick, both would be amazing nude lipsticks for Asian skin tone (I’m an NC30/35 for ref).
Vow has a greyish undertone to it, so when applying, use a warmer dark brown liner, it will look so good!
Breathe is similar, but doesn’t make you look as washed out, so a cool dark brown lip liner will do (I use Cappuccino from Rimmel, can be found HERE).
Vintage is more of a chocolatey brown, having the warmest undertones, but the same creamy, moisturising formula as Breathe.
Below I’m going to list the good and bad things about the lipsticks overall:
- Very moisturising (Matte not drying if paired with lip balm)
- Colours for all skin tones
- Great value for money
- Packaging – so sleek!
- Pretty waterproof
- Wearability is short with touch ups regularly needed
- Creates an unattractive line on the inner rim of bottom lip and corners of mouth
- Can dry out lips
Overall, I actually love these lipsticks! Crazy to believe that these were my first drugstore lipstick purchase ever! Although they aren’t as long-wearing or as opaque as MAC lipsticks, I’d say they come in as a pretty good alternative to them if you’re looking for something cheap. A friend of mine actually thought that I was wearing Velvet Teddy from MAC when I wore Breathe. Here’s a comparison swatch below for reference:
They’re not exactly the same that’s for sure, but I reckon if you used a pinky lip liner underneath Breathe you would get the sameish colour! If you’re worried about having the same colour all over your lips then use a dark brown on the outer line (which is what I do)
I hope you enjoyed this post guys! I know I’ve been out of the game for a while so I’m attempting to make a slow comeback.
Until next time, lots of love,