This is definitely late to the party, but I was finally able to get my hands on some Makeup Revolution Renaissance… (not just ordered late) as Superdrug messed up my order so badly! But I digress.
I few products I purchased from the Renaissance collection are the highlighter Skin Kiss in Peach Kiss, and the Renaissance lipsticks Renew and Lifelong.
The pretty rose gold packaging is reminecent of CT, and it is done so in a way to make it quite clear. No mincing their intentions here. Therefore, for someoneas myself whom is budgeting for other things, the financial aspect makes this easier to be within buying reach. Additionally, the sturdy packaging enables it to be thrown around in your bag without the unnecssary worry of scratches etc.
While the packaging is beautiful and IG ready, the Peach Kiss highlighter is a sure winner. Peach Kiss, £5.00, 14g, is more rose gold on my skin, and on my lighter skin does appear to give me a ruddy complexion. However, as of right now, it is gorgeous on my more bronzed skin, accenting it in a way that gives me unbridled confidence. I prefer to use this highlighter with my morphe R36 brush than my normal fan brushes as it requires a bit more work of blending, but once it gets there, it lasts. Just a little tip: my favourite place off application? It is the shoulders! Try it on a night back from the beach, with your natural beach waves, and sand between your toes and watch the moon dance off your skin!
The Renaissance Lipsticks are some of my current obsessions. Renew, £4.00, is a deep, yet vibrant dusky rose- a shade with opposing thoughts that mingle on the lips. Lifelong, £4.00, is a warm, natural pink with raspberry tones that hints of spring. Both have a surprisingly high payoff they with just a single swipe it is full pigmentation. While the product claims to be “smudge proof”, the creamy application immediately proves either wise. Regardless, the lipstick is ultra comfortable without any need for additional mouisturizes during wear. Additionally, and unlike the highlighter, the casing is made of metal which is a step out for MUR, yet a much welcomed change.
Finally, though not actually apart of the Renaissance range, I also purchased the Strobe Lighting Palette, £8.00, 11.5g, and it needs to be said: it just isn’t the greatest. Comprising of 3 pans, the shades are a white with a green shift, a pale yellow and a light, almost baby pink highlight. Of the three, I really only like the white with the green shift. The middle and right are barely descernible on the skin, and require maximum build up for it to be even the slightest visible. In truth, it is much too powdery for it to actually “strobe” on me. Honestly, I feel like I am using a Claire’s highlighter made for kids. Additionally, it blends away far to easily: one second it is on, the next, bye bye makeup.
Ugh, sorry, but I just cannot say much of anything that is close to be nice. Well, the packaging has a good, full sized mirror, does that count? Probably not.
Just do yourself a favour, stay away from the strobe palette. If you have money to burn, the Renaissance lipsticks and highlighters are most certainly your best bet!