One Palette, One Tutorial | Makeup Revolution’s Golden Sugar

Hello my Bunnies,

*Go get yourself a drink. It’s a loooong one !

Today I have another tutorial for you but at the same time as being a tutorial it’s also a review. Wjat makes this tutorial a bit different is that I’ve used one face palette to do my face and eye makeup ! #rebel

The palette I want to talk about is the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar palette that I bought during my last trip to London in June. [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

To be honest, I was looking for a different one initially but as they didn’t have it I had to choose another one. I picked this one up because … look how pretty !!!

Well I have to say that once more, destiny played it well.

At first I was a bit skeptical and wasn’t sure how I was going to use some of the shades (apart from spending hours just contemplating their beautiful prettiness) but actually they’re all really nice and have all found a spot in my routine !


I’ve used this palette a lot throughout the summer and quickly realised that it was a great do-it-all. Now that’s what I want to share with you !

So I’ll start with the tutorial and as we go along, you’ll find bits of review hidden among the steps.

Let’s jump right in !

I started with the base and I’m not going to go into too much details as it’s very simple and very boring.

I applied my new L’Oréal Infallible 24h-matte foundation (I’m not too sure if I like it yet) with my RT buffing brush (which I really love !)

For the more serious imperfections and under-eye bags, I used the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer with the same brush (a lot of makeup addicts rave about it and though it’s really good I’m not sure I quite share their level of excitement)

I also powdered everything as it was really hot (and I was still a bit feverish) with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder (and I must say that I’m not the biggest fan … I find that it makes me look powdery very easily – but I use it anyway as you can see)

I then took out my palette and started by finishing the face (eheh…)

On the right of the palette, you can see two shades of bronzer. One matte and one slightly shimmery.

Review : The first thing I have to say about this palette is that one might find the pans to be a bit small. It’s not the biggest problem in the world but depending on the brush you’re using, you might have to be very careful.

But I don’t really care about that because I like to use both shades of bronzer together. So I swirl my RT powder brush in the shades 4 & 8 and apply them on my face in a 3-shape from the temples to the jaw line, via the cheeks.

I like to mix both shades because it looks nice and gives just a bit of shimmer, which is really pretty in the summer time.

For blusher I’m using a mix of the shades 2 & 3 and my Sigma F40. Again, simply because I like the colour it creates. They both have a slightly shimmery finish, which means that I don’t have to use a highlighter.

Review : You should know that these two shades are not as pigmented as the bronzers or some of the other shades. Shades 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8 are very pigmented but 2, 3 and 5, not so much. It’s a good thing for beginners as it makes them easier to work with and they’re definitely buildable.

Review : As for longevity, the blushers don’t last all day on me, especially when it’s really hot, but my skin is quite greasy and I have that problem quite often. However the bronzer is still around by the end of the day. Impressive.

Like I said, I used the same palette for the yes and here’s how I did it.

I used the shade 1 on my Mac 239 and applied it in the inner corners.

On the same brush, I used the shade 6 and applied it in the center of the lid, up to the crease.

I then used the shade 7, still with the same brush and applied it in the outer corners and in the crease, lightly.

I then used my MAC 217 to blend out the edges and between the colours.

I also took my RT base shadow brush and deepened the crease and outer corner with the shade 8 (but apparently I deleted all the pictures showing that step)

Review : The colours on my lids lasted all day without a primer ! Also, shades 1, 6 and 7 are very pigmented !

I then filled in and brushed my eyebrows with the latest 2-in-1 addition to the Archery range by Soap&Glory (still a big fan of their brow products !)

To finish off the eyes, I used my Kiko Long Eyes+ mascara, which I really quite like !

On my lips I applied the Clinique Nude Pop which I talked about here.

And that’s it.

Down below you can see my handiwork on my eyes. It is very natural but quite shimmery still. I really like it for everyday wear !

As for my final thoughts on the palette ..? Well I would definitely repurchase it !

For the price (6£ – ~10CHF) you really can’t go wrong !

So yeah maybe shade 5 isn’t very pigmented and the other shades vary in pigmentation. But at least this means that they’re easier to work with.

All the shades last quite well. They’re not incredibly long-lasting but they last at least as long as many of the more expensive products. But what I like the most is the diversity in the shades. It’s very different from everything I’v seen so far.

I also really like the fact that I can use the palette for my face and my eyes !

But what’s most important is the fact that I’ve been practically using nothing else all summer.

I find it to be very convenient ! I can just pop it out and do bronzer, blusher, highlighter, eyeshadow without having to rummage in my collection. It’s easy, quick, practical and pretty.

So I really do love this palette ! So much so that I’ve almost forgotten the con’s already.

Have you tried it ? Do you like Makeup Revolution ?


ps: sorry again for the quality of some of the pictures. The tones keep changing when I upload them and I’ve no idea why or how to fix it. [/read]

  • I absolutely love love love this post! 😀
    I struggled through your French version before finding the English one silly me haha! I love Makeup Revolution so it was really nice to see this palette put through it's paces 🙂 x

  • I'm about to redo the whole blog and I want to make the bilingual aspect more obvious. I'm sure you're not the only one to struggle.
    Thank you so much =)