ULTRA Blush & Contour palette
ULTRA Blush & Contour palette Hot Spice

There are two options for Makeup Revolution ULTRA Blush & Contour palette – Hot Spice, above and Sugar and Spice below.

Sugar & Spice
Sugar & Spice

As you can see, one’s in the peachy spectrum and the other is pink. They’re both a mix of shimmer and matte, but I would say that the shimmer is very light – the two shades at the end of each palette are for highlighting and they are obviously much higher on sheen. For powder blush, I find these very creamy (to me that indicates an oil rich formula which may not suit some) but for blending, they’re an absolute dream. I can’t really fault these palettes for as many blushes as you could possibly want. Makeup Revolution ULTRA Blush & Contour Palettes are £6 each HERE.

ULTRA Cover and Conceal
ULTRA Cover and Conceal

Three Ultra Cover & Conceal Palettes come in three colour-ways: Medium Dark (great to see some really dark shades in there), Light and Light Medium. Having tested a few of the shades, it’s fair to say they give light coverage – they’re not heavy, but they do blend really well and aren’t too shiny on the skin. Initially, I found them a little oily for my liking so if you’ve already got oil issues, I’d avoid. I’m not sure I like the waxy smell of them either, funnily enough. However, at £6 a palette, maybe that’s a decent enough pay-off. They’re HERE.

Ultra Bronze
Ultra Bronze

Ultra Bronze is impossibly good value at £3 – it’s huge for a start, and gives a soft, matte bronze colour on the skin. When I swatched, the shade comes out a bit lighter than it looks in the pot (see below).

Bronze Shimmer Highlight
Bronze Shimmer Highlight

Again, no complaints about this multi purpose bronzer – but again, it’s lighter on the skin than it looks in the pan making ideal for lighter skin tones. It’s £4.

Bronzer Swatch
Bronzer Swatch

The deeper swatch is the Ultra Bronze, and the lighter is a blend of all three shades of the Bronze, Shimmer, Highlight.

I know there will always be a debate on whether cheaper vs expensive make up can ever match up. Budget brands get cleverer and cleverer on formulas, and no, they’re not going to be filled with skin-care ingredients or vitamins and minerals, but as far as giving you quality colour, they’re on the money and getting more so by the day. You never get the same quality of packaging – that’s where a lot of the saving comes in, but for fast fashion beauty, I’m not sure that really matters. I’d love to know your favourite budget buys.

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