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I hope that you’re having a fantastic Sunday and have had the best week. I’m off to volunteer at Isle of Wight festival on Tuesday so I’m having a pretty frantic few days trying to get everything sorted before I leave (don’t you worry, I have posts scheduled for whilst I’m away!)
A fair while ago now, I bought and reviewed the Soph x Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow palette, and the corresponding Highlighter palette. Those reviews, and products in general, were extremely popular. Just over a week ago, Soph announced that she was launching a second collection with Makeup Revolution (now called just Revolution), so naturally, I bought everything at the exact time that they launched. Whilst the last collection was a 24 shade eyeshadow palette, and an 8 pan highlighter palette, this launch consists of a 18 shade eyeshadow palette and 3 nude lipsticks.
As with my previous review, I’ll explain who ‘Soph’ is. Soph is a YouTuber with a channel called ‘Sophdoesnails’ (although she basically never does nail videos). She’s a really nice and funny person and I’ve been subscribed to her for quite a while now. As with the last launch, she posted a YouTube video where she announces the collaboration and explains the reasoning behind the names of the products. You can check that video out here.
So, without further ado, we’ll get into the review! I will be reviewing all of the lipsticks, I bought them all on the launch day for £4 each.
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As you can see from the photos above, the lipstick components are a pale beige nude shade, with a rose gold coloured lid. The cap has ‘Soph X’ printed on the rose gold with the same beige colour of the bottom of the lipstick component. The very bottom of the lipstick is clear, allowing you to see the lipstick shade, it also has the shade name printed on the base. The lipstick itself also has ‘Soph X’ engraved in it, which you see when you wind the lipstick up.
Personally, I think this packaging is gorgeous. I don’t have any lipsticks that look similar, which make these easy to find. The rose gold cap makes them eye catching and they look far more expensive than they are. They also look really nice in pictures and I think they’d be a great addition to flay lays on Instagram.
Overall, I love this packaging and the attention to detail with the ‘Soph X’ being on the actual lipstick too – it’s touches like this that make a product stand out to me.
The above photo shows all three of the lipsticks swatched on my (less pale but still pale in this picture) arm. I will be including what they look like on when I break down each shade more.
Based on the pictures online I, for some reason, expected them to look slightly different. However, this is a problem that I find with Revolution swatches on their website. Each shade looked slightly darker online, so I was surprised to see how light ‘Syrup’ and ‘Cake’ were.
I’d describe the shades as the following:
- Syrup – Pale brown-toned nude
- Fudge – Medium brown-toned nude
- Cake – Light pink nude
As you can see from the swatches, these lipsticks are not matte. They’re described on the Revolution website as ‘creamy satin’, and I’d definitely say that’s true. They don’t really dry down, which I know some people will like.
They are extremely pigmented and creamy, these swatches were done with one pass.
The above pictures show what this ‘Syrup’ shade looks like on. As I said previously, it’s much more pale than I expected.
I’m a pretty pale person (although I have been hitting the fake tan and going out in the sun), but I’m not the biggest fan of super pale lipsticks. I do own a few, but I only tend to reach for them when I have heavy eye makeup, like in the second picture. The eyeshadow in that picture is actually using the Revolution x Soph ‘Extra Spice’ Eyeshadow palette – review coming soon!
The product is super creamy and does have a satin finish, like advertised. This doesn’t matter as much with this particular shade, but I do find that the formula means the lipstick tends to move around on my lips and therefore move outside of my lip line. Additionally, this means it’s difficult to keep the lipstick looking precise. Due to the colour of this one, it isn’t really noticeable on my skin tone, but it might just be something to be wary about.
Since this isn’t a matte lipstick, it goes without saying that it will transfer onto anything you touch with your mouth, and it doesn’t hold up during food. However, I have found that it seems to mostly stay put during drinking, and just needs a bit of touching up in the centre. Also if you blot it with a tissue, it makes it less creamy and it slides around less.
Overall, I do like this shade and I’ll reach for it when I have heavy eyeshadow and don’t want a super drying, matte, lip.
If you’d like to purchase this shade then you can get it for £4 on the Revolution Beauty website here.
As I expected, this is probably my favourite shade from the bunch. I like shades like this on my skin tone as I think they’re super flattering. I do think this leans slightly more towards being a deep brick orange, than a brown though. Personally I love that, but I wouldn’t say this is the ‘chocolate brown nude’ that it’s described as on the Revolution website.
This has the same slippery formula as the previous shade, which again means that it moves around on your lips. I found this to be much more of an issue with this shade since it’s darker than the first. I did end up looking a bit smudgy after a glass of water and had to remove lipstick from around my mouth. I didn’t try to blot this one, but I’m sure it would improve it, also the addition of a lip liner may stop it moving around so much.
Overall, I really love this shade, and I’ll definitely be getting a lot of use out of it – I just need to find a way to make it move around less!
If you’d like to try out this shade then you can grab it from the Revolution Beauty website for £4 here.
This is the shade out of the bunch that I thought I’d like the most. Despite wearing different lip colours recently, I’m definitely a pink nude girl at heart, so I was excited to get this one. However, it’s my least favourite from the bunch.
I’m not sure what it is about this shade, I think it’s just too pink. I don’t really like that light, pastel, Barbie pink kind of shade and I feel like this is teetering on being like that. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, there’s just something about the shade that I personally don’t like. This one I actually haven’t worn apart from in this swatch picture, whereas the other two I’ve worn out.
The formula, again is the same, so I’m sure it slips around just as much. However, because I haven’t worn this for an extended period of time, I can’t comment on if it differs in any way from the other two.
Finally, if you’d like the look of this colour then you can get it from Revolution Beauty for £4 here.
I really love the packaging on these and I’m happy for Soph for having the opportunity to bring these out with Revolution. However, they aren’t completely to my taste (no pun intended because they’re all named after food). I adore the shade of the ‘Fudge’ one, and do like the colour of ‘Syrup’, but ‘Cake’ just isn’t for me. I think the formula is super creamy and nice, however I personally prefer something with more staying power – I don’t like to be concerned that my lipstick is halfway up my face when I’m out. I do know that not everyone wants a super matte lip, and the creaminess of these means that they don’t dry out your lips at all, but for me I would have liked these more if they were slightly less slippy. I still will be reaching for them, but I won’t be wearing them if I know that I’m going out for food or with friends as I wouldn’t want to risk them moving around.
Furthermore, whilst I like the colours on me personally, I don’t know how well they would work on a deeper complexion. Despite the Revolution website stating that ‘Syrup’ is a perfect nude for all skin tones, I don’t see how that would be true since it’s so pale even on me. Additionally, I think even the darkest colour ‘Fudge’ would probably need a lip liner.
This now brings us to the end of this review on the Revolution x Soph ‘Nude Lipsticks’ collection! I really hope that you enjoyed reading this post, and if you did then please leave a like on this post. Additionally, if you enjoy reading beauty product reviews, and beauty lifestyle posts, then please follow my blog so you get notified when I’m uploading – I post twice a week!
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