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I hope that your day has been fantastic, mine has been super tiring! I’m unsure if I’ve mentioned this on my blog before but I’m one of those people who absolutely loves autumn. I specifically enjoy it as autumn means Halloween and I adore everything about Halloween from movies, to makeup, to costumes, and pumpkins.
As someone who pretty much lives on Instagram, I’ve been checking out a lot of Halloween looks and noticed that Makeup Revolution brought out their own Halloween makeup (including makeup specifically marketed for SFX purposes). One product that caught my eye was the product that I will be discussing today.
This review will be on the following product:
- Makeup Revolution ‘Haunted Lights Highlighter’ – £4.00
NOTE: Last year (2017) this product was marketed as ‘Ghost Lights’ and cost £3.00 instead of £4.00. As far as I can see, the product is exactly the same, the name has just been changed.
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Whilst I haven’t personally tried any Makeup Revolution highlighters, from what I’ve seen in stores and online, this packaging is pretty typical from the brand. The highlighter does not come in a box, and is contained within a circular plastic pan. As you can see from the above photos, the lid of the highlighter is clear with the brand and product name written on it in rose gold. Whilst you can see a small amount of the product through the clear lid, the text does mostly cover it. Once you open the outer packaging you are greeted with a skull raised above the rest of the product in the pan.
Whilst I was looking on Instagram at Halloween looks and product photos, I saw this product popping up time and time again, and I just had to have it. I’ve never seen a product that looks as cool as this and I was super excited by it. Most highlighters tend to be flat in the pan (possibly with a logo or pattern printed into it), so this was a refreshingly different, and cool, product.
Swatch and Thoughts
I never know how well the swatch photos for highlighters come out, but I hope that you can see the colour of the product!
Whilst the product in the pan looks stark white, I was surprised to see that when I swatched it, it actually came off more pink. On the website it does say that it reflects pink, but I already knew I was getting it so I didn’t read the description (I really need to learn to read descriptions before buying things). If you are curious about how the product is described, then this is from the Tam Beauty Website:
‘Our new and ghost friendly highlighting powder! Iridescent pearlescent white highlighter with a pink shift when reflected against light. Highly pigmented and stunning finish. Applied to your cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupids bow and brow bone for a stunning glow.’
I think something to bare in mind is that if you are looking for something to give you a ghostly pure white glow, then this product isn’t going to give you that. However, if you’re looking for a highlighter that gives you a blinding pink reflect, with an awesome skull detail, then this is definitely for you. I do think that it’s a bit strange to create a white skull highlighter for Halloween, then have it reflect pink. Especially as if you don’t swatch the product in store, or read the description online, you’re probably going to assume that the highlighter would be white (after all, skulls are white, and the product is white), only to have it be pink. Personally I love pink and purple highlighters, and I think that they flatter my skin tone, but they aren’t for everyone.
Overall, I’m actually really surprised by how good this product is, I wasn’t really expecting anything amazing for only £4. However, I would definitely recommend this highlighter, I think that the price is absolutely amazing, the product is really pigmented, it’s super creamy and not chunky or powdery, it applies easily with a brush, doesn’t need layering, and has a super awesome skull embossed on it. For me, there’s not really anything else that I want in a highlighter. I haven’t really found any downsides to this product, apart from the colour if pink highlighters aren’t for you, but that’s just down to personal preference. The only other issue that I have is that the skull will fade over time with continuous use, but that’s typical for all products that have embossed features, or patterns.
This brings us to the end of today’s review! I really hope that you liked it, and that it’s getting you in the Halloween mood, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this highlighter in the comments below! If you enjoyed reading this then be sure to give this review a quick like, and follow my blog to stay up to date with when I’m publishing, I write reviews at least twice a week!
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