Whenever Makeup Revolution launch new products, I’ve never really understood why packaging and product names are different here in the UK and over in the US. The perfect example are the Skin Kiss Highlighters which when first launched within the UK were packaged within gorgeous golden compacts; I featured the Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss Highlighter here on my blog previously. When they launched in the US, they didn’t have pretty mirrored compacts like we did, instead they had clear lids and no boxes and for some reason we’ve now been moved over to the same packaging as that of the US and I’m so disappointed. They’re £5 each and the price hasn’t changed, but we no longer get a luxe looking matte golden compact with a large mirror and the packaging is a lot more basic. I really think the price should have decreased to reflect the basic packaging and loss of the mirror but alas, it didn’t. I wouldn’t pay £5 now I have to be honest, as you can have a full three to six pan highlighter palette for £8 but I did buy the Makeup Revolution Champagne Kiss Skin Kiss Highlighter when they had their upto 75% sale on and I only paid £3 for mine.
The Makeup Revolution Champagne Kiss Skin Kiss Highlighter contains 14 grams of highlighter in a large, rounded compact with a clear plastic lid. There are now twelve different Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighters and I’d recommend swatching them instore as the photos on the website don’t do the shades justice. I didn’t really find myself lusting after Champagne Kiss and I only bought it as I needed to spend another £2 in order to get free delivery, so I figured I’d rather spend £3 on a product I might like than pay for delivery. I love the Ice Kiss highlighter, but as soon as I got my order through the post and looked at Champagne Kiss, I could see the texture of the powder was different to that of Ice Kiss.
The Makeup Revolution Champagne Kiss Skin Kiss Highlighter is much grittier and chunkier than Ice Kiss which is such a shame as Ice Kiss the total opposite, and looks lovely on the skin. I really like the subtle pinky tone of Champagne Kiss but it looks so obvious on the skin, and looks almost like a stripe of gritty glitter on my skin regardless of which brush I for application. I hadn’t seen any reviews on this particular shade to I took to Google to see if I was alone, but it turns out many experienced the same gritty, chunky and glittery issues that I have. I think highlighters are Makeup Revolution’s best product range after eyeshadows but for me Champagne Kiss is a miss as it doesn’t look nice on my skin, and it just makes my skin look as if it’s textured and uneven when it isn’t which is definitely not something I’m trying to achieve. I will stick to Ice Kiss, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the new Revolution Pro highlighters are like or if they’ve repackaged their existing shades…
Have you ever tried any of the Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighters?