Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter Review and Swatches

Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter

Makeup Revolution have fifty five highlighters on the Superdrug website which is insane to say the least (that doesn’t even count the highlighters under the Freedom and I Heart Revolution sections), and I’ve decided to *try* and not buy their new highlighters unless they’re particularly unique as I’ve got a few repeats across the TAM Beauty brands. The most recent Makeup Revolution highlighter purchase I’ve made is the Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter £3 as I knew for sure I didn’t have any other shades like it within my collection.

Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe HighlighterMakeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter

Strangely enough, the Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter is called the Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights Strobe Highlighter in the US which I guess could be because it’s not holographic at all so it could be seen as false advertising.

I really hate when brands label products as being ‘holographic’ when they’re clearly not, with Primark being a prime example as they launched a whole holographic beauty collection which consisted of duochrome products and no real holographic products.

The Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter is absolutely not holographic, it’s a very pale champagne with a green duochrome shift which I hope I’ve captured in the above photo by dimming my studio lights.

Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter

Name issues aside, the Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter is pretty with its subtle green shift within the pan but the shift doesn’t translate onto the skin unless you really layer it on. I’ve found that the best way to get the duochrome shift is to use it as an eyeshadow topper by applying it to the eyelids with your finger.

I really like duochrome effect powders, and I’m dying to get my hands on the Zoeva Spring Strobe Spectrum Palette as it contains four large, duochrome powders but I do think this highlighter is a good budget option if you want to try a duochrome highlighter but I’m not sure I can pull off the green shift on my cheekbones as it makes my skin almost look bruised but it does work nicely on the eyes.

If you are on the hunt for duochrome highlighters within the drugstore, I’d really recommend the newer MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighters as I find the shades to be a little more flattering, and the shift a little more noticeable especially Pearlescent Sheen.

I would love to know if you’ve tried the Makeup Revolution Flash Strobe Highlighter? What do you think of duochrome highlighters?

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