When Makeup Revolution launched their Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette, I didn’t think it was something I needed as I already own the Freedom Pro Corrector Palette but I was kindly sent the Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette so I was intrigued to see how it would compare to the Freedom Palette. There is a lot of talk on social media about the differences between Makeup Revolution, and Freedom and if the products are the same and I have to say that I genuinely do think some of the products have different shades and formulas, but there definitely are some crossovers which I don’t think is very fair as customers could end up buying the same product twice in slightly different packaging.
I really do feel that Freedom should have completely different shades and products to Makeup Revolution, otherwise what is the point?! I just don’t think a new brand was needed in all honesty but that’s just my personal opinion and I’ve tried a lot of both Makeup Revolution and Freedom products.
When I saw the Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette £6, I expected it to be identical the the Freedom Pro Corrector Palette but I have been proven wrong.. they are actually different, and I have to say, the Makeup Revolution Corrector Palette is considerably better than the Freedom Palette in terms of quality of the shades as well as the packaging.
The Makeup Revolution Corrector Palette is packaged within a slim, rectangular plastic palette like their other Ultra Blush and Bronze Palette with a decent sized mirror within the lid. Inside the palette, there are eight circular pans of correctors and the pan sizes are really quite large, especially compared to the small Freedom Pro Corrector Palette.
Pink – Brightens.
Lavender – Neutralises yellow tones.
Green – Neutralises redness.
Orange – Neutralises blue tones.
Peach – Helps to balance out discolouration.
White – (Not white at all – it’s silver) Adds natural highlight and brightens.
Cream – (Actually yellow) Neutralises purple and covers dark areas.
Brown – (Actually orange) Balances ashiness in medium to dark skin tones.
All of the above colours and descriptions are what Makeup Revolution have given for the shades, but as you can see the ‘white’, ‘cream’ and ‘brown’ are not what they’re described as being at all. I think Makeup Revolution should have included a guide for the shades within the palette, or box as you wouldn’t know how to use them unless you were a makeup artist or you had experience with colour correcting.
I think the correctors in this palette are much more pigmented than those within the Freedom Corrector Palette, and they’re a little more creamy and thick. I found that the Freedom correctors were quite thin, so they’d blend into nothing when using a brush but these actually work at correcting the skin.
I do think this is a great palette for £6, as it has every corrector you could ever need but I find that I only ever really use the first three shades in the palette so the others do feel a little wasted on me, but I like that I have the other shades should I ever need them. If you were pondering over which corrector palette to buy, I’d definitely say go for this one as it’s much better value and the quality is a lot better plus you get a mirror and two extra shades in this palette for just £1 more.
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