Hello babs! Finally the 2nd part to the Makeup Revolution x Sophdoesnails collection is hereeeee. We’re going to be talking about the highlighter palette in today’s post… I’ve already spoken about the eyeshadow palette and how much I love it so lets hope the highlighter palette comes up to par with that… I picked this up on TAM Beauty for £8 and thats well good because it’s basically £1 for each highlighter (bargain)!! Lets take a look shall we?
The highlighter palette comes in a nude cardboard box which has the name of the brand and the palette in rose gold lettering. The highlighters themselves comes in a sleek shiny plastic packaging that has a clear front so that you can see the highlighters through it. On the clear front it has ‘Soph x’ in rose gold lettering and also the name of the brand in it too. The plastic packaging is a nude cream colour which has a click shut mechanism that flips open.
(Without and with flash) From left to right: Shade 1, Shade 2, Shade 3, Shade 4, Shade 5, Shade 6, Shade 7, Shade 8
Side note: The highlighters don’t have names to them so I’m just going to use numbers and state what colour they come off as.
Shade 1 – White
Shade 2 – Champagne
Shade 3 – Gold
Shade 4 – Not as intensely gold (so bad at describing haha)
Shade 5 – Pink
Shade 6 – Lilac
Shade 7 – Pinky red
Shade 8 – Not as intensely pinky red (so bad at describing haha)
There are 2 different types of formula present in this palette and that is the cream formula and the baked formula. 5 of the shades are baked highlighters and the other 3 are cream. The baked highlighters are shades 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 but shade 8 is more of a natural bake compared to the others. The cream highlighters are shades 1, 2 and 4. The first quad of 4 highlighters (shades 1, 2, 5 & 6) are catered to those who have pale to medium skintone. The second quad of 4 (shades 3, 4, 7 & 8) are catered to those who have medium to deep skintone. These highlighters do look quite glittery once applied to the face which I’m not a huge fan of but are very creamy to the touch. I wouldn’t say they are EXTREMELY blinding highlighters which is slightly disappointing due to Soph being the highlighter queen but some of you might like the fact they aren’t too intense.
Nothing against Soph or Makeup Revolution… I love them both but being honest I wasn’t blown away by this palette. The eyeshadow palette on the other hand was bomb but this was just a bit ‘eh’ for me. I’m someone who loves a blinding highlight and one that gives off a wet look to the skin but these are just too glittery for me and not very blinding. Like sure I’ll still get my use out of the palette because for £8 why not but it won’t be one I reach for all the time. One thing I do love about this palette though is the shade range… I love how you have the everyday highlighters to the more outgoing ones and also the fact that she has tried to cater for all skin types is good too This is not a bad palette and if you’re into more subtle and glittery highlights then definitely go for it but for me it’s just not my favourite.
Thanks for reading!
- If you want to check out the first part of this collaboration then be sure to check out my review of the Sophdoesnails x Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette here
See you in my next post…
– Jessica x