Go Compare – Kat Von D vs Revoltuion Pro Eye Primer

Go Compare – Kat Von D vs Revoltuion Pro Eye Primer

As part of the Revolution Pro range launch, there was a set of £4 eye primer pots released. Just like a lot of the range they’ve very much been forgotten by the big YouTubers and beauty bloggers. However I am not a big YouTuber or beauty blogger and I am very much interested in finding an eye primer that isn’t expensive and works on oily eyelids, so I thought I’d try it out. If you’d like to see how I got along please check out the video linked below.

If you’d like to get it, it’s available for £4 on the RevolutionBeauty Website.

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Clone Wars: Kat Von D Alchemist Palette Dupe

Clone Wars: Kat Von D Alchemist Palette Dupe

Can I just say I love my Kat Von D Alchemist Palette? Yes? Good because I do. If I could only one highlight palette for the rest of my life this would be it. So when I walked into my local TKMaxx and saw this you can bet I was excited.

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From the outside, it looked so similar I had to pick it up and have a look. It is, of course, a great dupe.

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So if they look so similar what do the swatches look like?

 

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Prismatic left swatch, Alchemist right swatch

 

So what’s the difference?

Cost mainly. The Kat Von D Palette currently retails in the UK at £25, the W7 palette was £2.99. There’s less product in the W7 palette 3.2g vs 6.12g in Kat Von D.

Quality wise the Alchemist palette is finer milled and leave a slightly smoother finish on the skin. However, the difference isn’t that apparent. I really doubt most people would be able to tell the difference.

The W7 Prismatic palette is lighter mostly because it has no mirror. That, of course, makes it feel cheaper. When the Alchemist palette is closed, it’s all white but the outside edges of the Prismatic palette are black. Of course, the other difference is the holographic packaging of the Alchemist palette. That’s restricted to the printed part of the w7 Prismatic palette.

Lastly, they really are colour dupes for one another. The only one of the shades that differ slightly is the dupe for Blue Saphire in the Prismatic palette. That one has a slightly white base meaning the Kat Von D pulls a much stronger blue. You can see in my swatches how those two look different.

I have discovered that the W7 dupe is still available via the W7 website for £6.95. So it’s still a bargain. Go grab it now.

 

Clone Wars – Kat Von D, Divine Palette

Clone Wars – Kat Von D, Divine Palette

When I saw the Kat Von D Divine palette I wanted it. The lime green screamed ‘BUY ME!’ but being a member of MakeUpRehab on Reddit I heard another voice saying ‘DUPE ME!’. I knew I’d probably have most if not all of those shades or close enough to in my collection, so I had a look. I worked off the official swatches because that’s what sold the palette to me and other swatches weren’t available at the time.

Please note I have cropped out the other skin tones because this is the one closest to mine and I was looking to match these.
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Let’s go left to right and start with Babs

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Babs is a golden nude. Starting on the left is Future from the Mermaids Forever Palette by MakeUp Revolution. It’s the best match with a golden undertone. Next to that is Champagne by MakeUp Academy but it has much less shimmer than I expected. The third one in is Bloom from the Flawless 4 Palette by MakeUp Revolution, slightly less golden on my skin. Last is Glintz from Kat Von D’s Metal Matte palette, again a little too pink on me.

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Hard Times is a matte black. First, we have Blend from the Flawless 4 palette from MakeUp Revolution, next door is the black from the Light & Shade palette from MakeUp Revolution. Jet is next from the Kat Von D Metal Matte palette and finally the best black ever! Bulletproof from Sugarpill.

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Baltimore is a shimmer blue. First up is Royal Sugar by Sugarpill, this is applied dry. Next door is Nebula from Kat Von D’s Metal Matte palette. Mermaids vs Unicorns takes the next spot. It’s an unnamed navy but it’s a lovely shimmer shade. Last is Chaos from the Urban Decay Electric Palette.

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Waters is a water blue. Gonzo from the Electric Palette by Urban Decay is a good matte dupe, even with a bit of glitter in the formula. Wild is next and a good dupe for both from the Colour Chaos Palette by MakeUp Revolution. The girl next door is Filter from the Venus 2 palette from Lime Crime, which might be a little light. Finally is the blue from Rimmel’s Magnif’eyes colour edition palette.

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Fithly is a metallic black. First is the black from the Freedom MakeUp Halloween quad, while next is Soot & Stars from Sugarpill. Next to that is Onyx from MakeUp Academy and lastly is Whale from the Mermaids Forever Palette from MakeUp Revolution.

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Pink Flamingo is a shimmer green which I knew I had lots of. Here’s 4 of them. First is Freedom MakeUp in Brights 224 followed by Freak from the Urban Decay Electric Palette. Sugarpill makes another appearance with Mint Soda and lastly Do it now from the Colour Chaos Platte from MakeUp Revolution.

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Female Trouble is a matte white. One of the easiest to dupe, the first I found was Linen from the Metal Matte Kat Von D palette. The second is Tako from Sugarpill, the best matte white on the market in my opinion. The next one had an unexpected shimmer, it’s the white from the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Colour edition palette. Lastly is the matte white called Tipx from the Colour Chaos Palette from MakeUp Revolution.

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Lastly is the silver, HairSpray. Starting on the left we have Revolt from the Electric Palette from Urban Decay, followed by Tiara from Sugarpill, next is Cloud Maker from the Sugarpill Little Twin Stars Palette and lastly is Imagine from the Mermaids Forever Palette from MakeUp Revolution.

The palette has since been released and a few reviews have listed colour shifts that aren’t apparent in the official swatches. That means some of these are not perfect. The sky blue (Waters) was one of the hardest to dupe as blue is not an in shade and hasn’t been for a while. Stargazer has a matte blue which might be a good alternative. Babs looks like your usual generic cream shimmer in the pan but it is actually more gold when swatched and I didn’t have as many of those as I thought.

I’m also aware that some of the palettes I’ve chosen have been discontinued, the Colour Chaos palette is unavailable but the Eat Sleep MakeUp Repeat is a good alternative featuring most of these shades as well. I did not worry too much about that as you might have dupes and it’s really a demonstration of how you can find most of these in your collection if you have a little look.

Even with that, I hope this was a little bit useful if you were wanting to get this palette. Are there any others you’d like me to dupe?

If you’d like it, it’s available in limited quantities on Debenhams.com right now for £32.

*Please note I did not come up with the name Clone Wars, if you know who did let me know in the comment section below!

Clone Wars: Kat Von D vs MakeUp Revolution Light & Shade Palette

Clone Wars: Kat Von D vs MakeUp Revolution Light & Shade Palette

Kat’s not happy with this dupe. And she has every reason to be.

Revolution’s version is £8 in the UK vs £37 for her version. They’re a lot cheaper.

I bought the Revolution palette and I don’t regret it. It’s great for the price and here’s why I’d still buy it over hers.

I won’t use all the colours in the palette. I’m not a huge neutral person and £37 is a lot of money to spend on a bunch of colours I won’t use. I know Revolution is good quality for the price for shadows. Since we can’t return things and I can only get her stuff online (unless I want to travel to London and hope they have a tester), I’d rather buy the cheap version and base my decision on that. I can take that money I saved buying the ‘dupe’ and use it to buy something I will use from her range.

And I will. I use her foundation and setting powder. I have a few of her palettes and will be buying the Alchemists Palette when it comes out. She’s not losing. I actually don’t have have any intention of buying her shade and light palette ever. It doesn’t suit my needs and thankfully I can find that out with £8 of my money rather than £37 (because we can’t return makeup here).

None of this is reasons why she shouldn’t be upset. She has every right to be upset. This is a very lazy dupe. I wish they’d been a little more inventive with the dupe.

What are your thoughts?

Lime Who? Meet the Revolution

Lime Who? Meet the Revolution

So I stumbled across this company in my journey to find new and exciting lip colours. It’s a brand new company (started in March of this year). It’s called MakeUp Revolution and it’s a UK brand. They’ll be launching in Superdrug later in the year but they’re already available on the Superdrug website.

They have a collection called Scandalous! It features five bright colours, three of which are brilliant dupes for Lime Crime’s lipsticks. So let us do a compare and contrast, shall we?

At the top we have Felony, it’s a bright yellow that’s a great match for New Yolk city.

Next we have Depraved which is a wonderful dupe for Airborne Unicorn.

Lastly, there’s Immortal which is a lovely replacement for Oh No She didn’t.

Now as you can see, the MakeUp Revolution shades are slightly less opaque than the Lime Crime lipsticks. However, the MR lipsticks are opaque and give great coverage. The worst is Felony but then New Yolk City has coverage issues. A little mix of lip tar (from occ) fixes that issue for both of them.
I love the packaging on LC’s lipsticks but the lids crack so easily and it feels like cheap plastic. Once the lids crack they won’t stay on.
MR’s lipsticks also feel like cheap plastic but I do like the pot of colour at the top. It makes it very easy to find the colour you’re looking for.
Where the MR lipsticks fare better is they aren’t drying. They have a much more buttery texture.

Lastly cost. This is where Makeup Revolutions wins hands down.

  • Lime Crime’s lipsticks cost £12.50 from UK retailers. It has 3.5g of product in it.
  • MakeUp Revolutions lipsticks cost £1 from UK retailers. It has 3.8g of product in it.

No, I didn’t make a typing error, these dupes really do cost just £1 with more product.

So I’d highly recommend these if you’re on a budget and want some crazy colours. Sometimes the extra cost just isn’t worth it.

Clone Wars – Serpent vs Serpentina

Clone Wars – Serpent vs Serpentina

Meet Serpent by MakeUp Revolution, it’s almost an exact match for Serpentina by Lime Crime.

I love the packaging on LC’s lipsticks but the lids crack so easily and it feels like cheap plastic. Once the lids crack they won’t stay on. MUR’s lipsticks also feels like cheap plastic but I do like the pot of colour at the top. It makes it very easy to find the colour you’re looking for.

Where the MUR lipsticks fare better is they aren’t drying. They have a much more buttery texture. They are however a little less opaque and work better with the help of a lip liner. MakeUp Academy’s Forest Green liner is perfect for this.

Lastly cost. This is where Makeup Revolutions wins hands down.

  • Lime Crime’s lipsticks cost £12.50 from UK retailers. It has 3.5g of product in it.
  • MakeUp Revolutions lipsticks cost £1 from UK retailers. It has 3.8g of product in it.

No I didn’t make a typing error, these dupes really do cost just £1 with more product. So if you’re in love with Serpentina but don’t want to pay a ridiculous price, find Lime Crime’s lipsticks drying or just can’t stand Doe Deere’s behaviour here’s a great alternative.

(Lipstick on my lips is Serpent)

Clone Wars – Lime Crime Wicked Dupe Alert!

Clone Wars – Lime Crime Wicked Dupe Alert!

Lime Crime Dupe Alert!

This is more of a colour match than a true dupe. As you can see the colours are nearly identical.

So what are the differences?

  • Lime Crime’s Wicked Velvetine is a matte liquid lipstick. It costs $20 for  2.6ml. While it claims to be smudge proof mine at least has never been so. It’s drying on the lips.
  • Still Missing my Baby is a long wearing lipstick from MakeUp Revolution. It costs £2.50. It doesn’t claim to be smudge proof or long-lasting. It does, however, has lasted a good four hours, while drinking only water. It’s not drying on the lips.

So there’s a vast difference in cost. Plus MakeUp Revolution doesn’t have the same problematic history Lime Crime does.

Which one do you prefer?

Hot Pink Avon Lipstick Review and Swatch

Hot Pink Avon Lipstick Review and Swatch

Hot Pink is the name of this unsurprisingly hot pink colour lipstick from AVON. It’s from the Ultra Colour Lipstick range and costs £7.50.

It’s described as a stay true colour that makes lips feel smooth, moisturised and soft. I’d certainly agree with all of that.
The colour in the bullet is slightly different than in the AVON book. It’s darker but it’s also not a truly opaque lipstick. So on me and people of a lighter skin tone it’ll brighten right up when applied to the lips. If you’re darker it’s going to look different on.
It lasts well. Up to four hours with little fading as long as nothing is eaten or drunk in that time. It does also make my lips feel super soft. Another bonus is it a good match for Lime Crime’s Centrifuscha lipstick.

The packaging also has a little window in the top, so you can see what colour you’re picking up. I really like that.

I like this lipstick. I want to love it. I’d like it to be a little more opaque. It’s the only thing wrong with it.