Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders Review / Swatches

29th December 2014

Believe it or not, but Makeup Revolution only launched back in March of this year, and they have become absolutely massive in such a short time; with good reason thanks to their amazing yet affordable products. They have released so many new lines within the last couple of months but their most recent release is definitely the most exciting in my opinion. The Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders are £5* each, and are available in three shades; Exhale, Breathe and Glow, and are designed to breathe illumination and light into the complexion.

Image of the three highlighters inside their rose gold, metallic box packaging
 
When I saw these Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders for the very first time, it was very obvious that they were ‘inspired’ by the highly coveted Hourglass Ambient Powders which at £38 each, are extremely pricey so it’s amazing to see a drugstore alternative at a tiny fraction of the price. Now I don’t own the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders to compare unfortunately, but there are lots of swatches online that you can compare these to.
 
Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders Review / Swatches
Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders Review / Swatches
 
Each Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders is packaged within a sturdy black, plastic compact containing 12g of product with a mirror within the lid. The powder itself has rings embossed into it which I really like, and much prefer compared to the Vivid Baked Highlighter’s pattern.
 
I think the packaging on these powders is more robust, and aesthetically appealing compared to that of the Vivid Baked Highlighters too, and these powders are only £1 more each.

Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders Review / Swatches

Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders
Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders
Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders
Swatches of EXHALE, BREATHE and GLOW on pale skin
 
How beautiful are these swatches?! Each of these are from circling my fingertip around the pan just twice. Each powder has a very soft consistency so it’s best to use a soft, fluffy brush as they do kick up a lot in the pan which can be quite messy and wasteful so I like to use the Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Face Brush with Exhale and Breathe and the e.l.f. Fan Brush with Glow.
 
Exhale: This is such a stunning powder that’s very shimmery, so a light hand is definitely needed or it can look a little disco ball-esque, unless you like that look of course. I love using Exhale as an highlight on my cheekbones and browbones, but steer well clear of my cheeks as it does tend to emphasise my pores. This shade would suit all skintones as it’s a cool tone shimmer that doesn’t impart any colour to the skin.
 
Breathe: This is my favourite from the trio.. and I absolutely love it. This is a slightly tinted powder which if I use a light hand isn’t too dark for my skintone, but it can be used all over the skin to create a beautiful glow to the skin. I would recommend using a makeup setting powder before using this powder, as it’s more of a final step glow-getter than a setting powder. If you look up close under a bright light, it looks very slightly shimmery but it just makes my skin look so radiant and healthy.
 
Glow: This looks a little intimidating in the pan for someone as pale as I am, so I didn’t know how best to use it. I find it best to use a fan brush along the cheekbones again with a light hand, for a glow very, very similar to that of the MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralized Skinfinish.
 
Glow is so finely milled, and looks simply gorgeous on the skin. You can also apply it lightly over matte blushes, for a pretty golden glow. I genuinely thought I’d never be able to make this shade work as it’s so dark in the pan, but I really do love it.
 
If you’re placing a Makeup Revolution order anytime soon, you really must add at least one of these beautiful Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Illuminating Baked Powders as they’re just stunning.
 
My favourite would have to be Breathe as it’s one I could use on a daily basis, but Exhale and Glow are equally gorgeous too. I imagine Glow would look incredible on those with medium to dark skintones as it could work as an highlighter.
 
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