Revolution Pro launched in March and I’ve had mixed results with the products I’ve tried. When the brand launched their Freedom brand, it was marketed as being ‘MAC for the masses’ but the formulas didn’t come close to higher end products. When Freedom was discontinued and replaced with Revolution Pro I had high hopes that the products would be higher quality but the products aren’t any different formula wise to their standard products. I’m rarely interested in the Revolution Pro products but I really liked the look of the Revolution Pro The Illuminator and considering it was only £4 I figured it was worth a try.
“Create lit-from-within glow with Revolution PRO The Illuminator. This versatile multi-use liquid highlighter can be used to add lustre to the eyes, lips and face. The creamy texture can be blended out to a sheer shimmer on the high points of the face, or layered up to create a long-wearing metallic foil finish that looks stunning over eyeshadows.
With a doe foot applicator and travel-friendly tube, The Illuminator can also be used as a lip topper over lipsticks to add dimension and sheen.“
The Revolution Pro The Illuminator is available in five different shades; Distinctive, Famous, Illustrious, Limelight and Picturesque. I chose the shade Distinctive which is described as being a holographic white shimmer. The Illuminator has a cream consistency which I wasn’t sure how it’d work as an eyeshadow as it looks like a lip gloss and has a formula of a lipgloss.
The shade isn’t holographic and brands calling this holographic when they’re not is one of my biggest bugbear but it’s an iridescent white shimmer with a lilac shift. When swiped straight from the tube the white is visible but on blending the white disappears and leaves lots of lilac glitter. I am not a fan of glitter on my skin as an highlighter but it’s nice as a topper for the lips but you have to use your fingertip to blend it in.
I’ve tried a few different ways and it just doesn’t work on the eyes as it ends up separating anything that’s under neath even when using a primer. Sure you could use it on its own without a shadow underneath, but the effect is very very subtle as you’re only getting lilac glitter. I did have high hopes that the formula would perhaps be like the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows but it’s completely different and not sparkly or as pretty. For £4 it’s not bad but I can only use it as a lip topper and I’d rather use a lip gloss as that adds sparkle and shine.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the Revolution Pro The Illuminator?