Revolution Rose Glow

Makeup Revolution Strobe Lighting PaletteLooks like my beloved Revolution Radiance Palette has a rosy new friend! I have loved the original since it launched, in fact I received the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette as a gift and STILL I preferred the Revolution one so when this arrived I was excited. It’s not quite the same thing, however. Whereas the Radiant palette has an all over face powder (a subtle sheen), a brighter highlight and a warmer ‘bronze’ colour this is all highlight. I like the idea but once I started using it I realised, it really doesn’t compare.

Makeup Revolution Strobe Lighting PaletteThe left is almost (maybe completely, I can’t tell) matte, the middle is slightly sparkly and golden in tone and the right is a pinkier ‘champagne’ shade that’s the most traditional ‘highlight’ of the bunch with a frostier finish but still not TOO much in the way of glitter. I prefer the third one but honestly? I’m not going to pull out a big palette for one shade. I thought I would love this since I’m such a fan of a subtle glow and I so loved the Radiance version but I’m afraid Rose Glow is a bit of a dud for me. 👎


How are those of you who’ve seen the hoopla on social media feeling about the brand right now? I’ve seen so much negativity surrounding the dupes they create and their ‘copy-cat’ product lines – even Kat Von D herself took to instagram to show her irritation, how do you feel about their low cost alternatives? I personally think they take it too far with the packaging from time to time but have no ethical issue with offering cheaper options for those who feel pressured to have the latest £50 palette and as a long time budget beauty blogger I know they were answering a call when they built their brand on dupes but I’d be interested to hear what you guys think..




  1. 22 March, 2017 / 7:13 am

    I think what they offer for the price is great but it’s still theft when you compare products that look identical. I can see where Kat Von D would take offence because your paying more for the quality & ethical backgrounds which visually are harder to consider when you compare the prices between them. Makeup Revolution could easily create they’re own individual products without stepping on other brands.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      22 March, 2017 / 10:48 am

      How do you feel about other brands who create very obvious dupes? ie: W7, Sigma Brushes, Coastal Scents, etc? I think my line is packaging, when they outright copy the packaging it feels like theyre going after the brand, a bit too direct for me but dupes in general, cheaper versions? I’m for it.

      • 22 March, 2017 / 12:29 pm

        I think there’s a market for all brands to exist, everyone has their own price they can afford. I think your right about packaging it’s blatantly obvious with the Kat palette. I guess in a market that’s saturated with brands it’s bound to happen but there’s the odd products then there’s Makeup Rev who do it more often than not. I’m surprised nobody’s sued them.

  2. Jodie Wright
    22 March, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I think makeup revolution just keep launching practically identical highlights. I have a lot of them and most of them are interchangeable. I think tam beauty take the dupes a bit far by copying the packaging as well but Kat seems to be the only person who has a problem with it and tbh it seems like all she ever does is stir up trouble on social media so it’s hard for me to care about what she thinks. I’ve never bought anything from her brand anyway.

  3. Rosa
    26 March, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    If they were copying small independent makeup companies I’d have an issue with it but I see no problem with an affordable dupe of big name brands.

  4. Amy
    30 March, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I think there is demand for dupe products as the Revolution Brand has found. However I think there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed. Products can be made as dupes but it should at least be made to look different. I think copying the packaging is crossing the line. There are many ways packaging can be made to look different to the “duped” product and perhaps thats where brands can make the difference.

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