This year Revolution have launched an insane amount of products with at least one new launch every Wednesday so I’ve given up trying to keep up with the new launches as it’s just too much. Last Christmas Makeup Revolution launched a sparkly collection of lipsticks and palettes, and I loved the lipsticks so when I saw they’d launched the Jewel Collection for this year I had to try at least one product from the nine piece collection. I was going to try one of the eyeshadow palettes but I’d seen mixed reviews so I decided to get the Revolution Jewel Jelly Highlighter as I’ve always been intrigued by the Farsali Jelly Beam Jelly Highlighter.
The Revolution Jewel Collection is divided into three sub collections; silver, rose gold and gold and then each of the three sub collections has three products; a Jelly Highlighter, an Eyeshadow Palette and a Lip Topper. From looking at swatches online I opted for the Revolution Jewel Jelly Highlighter from the ‘Silver’ collection as it was the palest but the Rose Gold and Bronze trios do look beautiful for richer skintones.
“Bejewel your skin with pearlescent Revolution Jewel Collection Jelly Highlighter. The unique bouncy gel texture melts into the skin to create a wet look sheen that sets like a powder. Richly pigmented with ultra-fine shimmer, these highlighters can be used to create subtle radiance or layered to a luminous strobe effect on the eyes and face.
Tap on and blend out into the high points of the face with a finger or synthetic buffing brush. The silky formula can also be mixed with your favourite foundation to boost all over radiance.“
The Revolution Jewel Jelly Highlighter is £6 and there is absolutely no mention of the volume anywhere on the product which baffles me as it’s an EU labelling requirement for all cosmetics so I’m not entirely sure how Revolution have got away without including the volume on the packaging or their website. It looks like a really small amount of product within the jar as it’s less than half full, but the jar is thick glass so I feel like you have the impression you have a lot more product than you have due to the much larger, heavy jar.
I’ve never tried a jelly highlighter before but I’ve wanted to as I love cream highlighters especially the RMS Living Luminizer, and the silver coloured Revolution Jewel Jelly Highlighter in Dazzling looked very similar shade wise to the Living Luminizer. The Instagram and YouTube videos of the Farsali Jelly Beam Highlighter show the product pouring and moving within the jar, but the Revolution Jewel Jelly Highlighter doesn’t move unless you use your fingertip or brush to move it so the formula looks to be much thicker.
Revolution describe the Dazzling shade as being a ‘Iced Silver Shimmer’ which I feel describes it very well as it’s very icy and silver. I don’t find the shade to be very flattering on the skin but that’s down to just my personal preference as it looks exactly how Revolution have described, but I didn’t expect it to look like a straight up iced silver.
I can’t make this shade work for me regardless of the application method; BeautyBlender, Brush or fingertips as it looks like chunky silver glitter suspended within a silver metallic stripe. Another issue I have is the consistency as it feels very sticky and doesn’t set or dry once on the skin, and it moves my foundation around. I can’t get it to look nice on my skin whatever I do and I usually love cream, liquid or balmy highlighters but for me this formula is a total fail.
From looking at reviews it looks like the rose gold shade and the gold shade (Prestigious and Monumental) have a much smoother, less glittery appearance but I imagine they still have the sticky texture which your hair will stick to like mine does. If you like bold silver glittery highlighters, you may like Dazzling but for me and this particular one shade, £6 is much better spent on one of their Goddess of Love Highlighters instead.
Have you tried the Revolution Jewel Jelly Highlighter yet?