Revolution ULTRA Strobe Balm

IMG_1456Today’s background is brought to you by Lego I’ve had for 20 years.. My office is half office, half toy room, half conservatory (I might not be great at maths) so when photographing products the colourful half of the room is often in the background accidentally.. today I thought I’d make it intentional. I mean, it’s a beach! That’s pretty appropriate, right?

IMG_1466These are the new Strobe Balms from Makeup Revolution. They’re effectively cream highlighters which historically aren’t my favourite way to strobe as I never feel like I can blend cream cheek products out without affecting my base but I thought I would swatch/test them for those of you who are cream inclined. The 2 colours available are Euphoric (the warm/yellow) and Hypnotic (the cool/pink) I definitely lean towards the golden glow of Euphoric (worn in the photo below) but Hyptnotic reminds me SO much of an old Urban Decay highlight I had called Moonshine.. I can’t find a post about it but I wore it to death and it had that same iridescent pink/blue sheen to it. Beautiful!

IMG_1468IMG_1471The texture is such that you can pat it on to the areas you want to highlight rather than risk smearing your foundation and it applies nicely but it doesn’t last.. I would potentially set it with a powder highlight for longevity but alone for me this would be the perfect poolside glow..




  1. 19 April, 2016 / 11:42 am

    I love MUR as they are a really affordable brand, I have their highlighter and have to agree, the staying power isn’t the most fantastic but for £3-£4 per product I don’t mind having to touch it up! Euphoric looks effortlessly stunning! xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 April, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      and how many cream face products ARE long lasting??

  2. 19 April, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Haha I adore the “background is brought to you by Lego”, that’s so amazing. The products look very nice too, might give it a go

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 April, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      haha I’m a big fan! Even made myself a little phone holder out of lego last week, haha

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