Sunday, 16 April 2017


First of all Happy Easter guys!  ๐Ÿฃ I hope you are all in a chocolate induced coma and surrounded by empty wrappers and screwed up foil, just how Easter should be! ❤️. Today brings the start of a new series that I would like to start; now I know that I am personally terrible at sticking to schedules and just doing anything on time to be quite honest but this is something that I would definitely like to do monthly or even every other month if that works out being a better schedule for me. In short, every month I will be picking two products either recommended to me or products that are Youtube/Insta hyped and fitting these into either the HOLY GRAIL category ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ or the FAIL category๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป. I hope this is something you will all enjoy and I know I will definitely have A LOT of fun reviewing all of these products! 

This month the two products that I will be picking apart are the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation and the Revolution Highlighter Palette and for this month we start things with one certain FAIL and one definite HOLY GRAIL. 

Lets start with the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation. I purchased this foundation from my local Superdrug for £12.99 and I must say that my Superdrug isn't the biggest of stores and normally only carries a select few shades, however the Maxfactor display had quite an array of shades which satisfies the soul when you are a pale ass like myself. The Miracle Match foundation brags that the collection holds 18 shades which is awesome; however in my opinion I believe there is not huge variety in these shades. MaxFactor, wheres the support for the paler and darker ladies?
I purchased the shade Light Ivory and in the bottle it looked to be a perfect shade for me which I was ecstatic about. I read up the claims and application tips from the MaxFactor website to ensure that I was well informed to complete an honest review; and this is what the MaxFactor website claims:

  • Enhances the look of your skin for a healthy looking finish
  •         ▪Blurs imperfections
  • The hydrating formula creates a natural, dewy complexion
  • Lightweight foundation for seamless blending

The website suggested to apply in natural day light lighting and to use a brush which is what I opted for over my usual Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. My thoughts are as follows; the way it applies is stunning. It appears to melt into the skin upon application and seems to be a great foundation for those days where you are in a hurry and want something that you can just grab and go and that is the amazing part of this foundation. Unfortunately I was left disappointed by a few other factors; the shade that seemed perfect and flawless upon application oxidised to a shade way darker than in the bottle and to by sadness way darker than my natural skin tone and therefore had to be blended down the neck heavily despite this being the palest shade on offer that I could purchase. The other downfall is the coverage; now I am not a light coverage kind of girl at all and anyone that knows me probably knows this aswell. I like my foundation how I like my cake slices; thick. So for coverage this is a big no from me, I felt that other than the colour oxidising you couldn't tell that there was any product on my skin at all which was such a shame, especially as the website claims that this can be used to cover blemishes. Ultimately because of the coverage this product is a FAIL for me. But, if you are a fan of light coverage foundations and love nourishing foundations this may be a winner for you. 



Now for the exciting part; reviewing one of my favourite makeup products, HIGHLIGHTER ๐Ÿ’˜. Highlighter just completes any look to such a beautiful standard and finish and who wouldn't want to be glowing for the gods? The only thing that I don't like about highlighter is the way it sounds in my accent, typical Norfolk countryside farmer accent ๐Ÿšœ.

Now Revolution has been one of my FAVOURITE brands for the longest time and despite recently coming under fire due to the Kat Von D controversy they are such a loved and well used brand in this country. One thing that they get so so right is their highlighters and when I saw a review of this palette I knew I had to get it and try it instantly. I paid £8.00 for this palette in the same Superdrug and was amazed at the price, especially as I much prefer this to my Anastasia highlight palette and for such a huge difference in price margin this is so impressive. The formula is so creamy and buttery and glides beautifully onto the skin and blending out perfectly. All three shades are simply stunning and I cannot recommend this palette anymore! This is 100% a HOLY GRAIL. I will let the swatches speak for themselves..



So, this concludes my FAIL OR HOLY GRAIL for the month of April and fingers crossed I can keep this up monthly and be a good girl! I would definitely be interested in trying some more MaxFacto foundations to see if this one just isn't right for me and maybe there is a perfect one for me in there collection. If you guys have any recommendations on which products to try next I would love to know and I will be back with a lifestyle post soon!



  1. The Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette is so stunning! I am obsessed with highlighters and ooh these looks so pretty! And it's so affordable too!
    Will you be testing any drugstore blushers soon? I have hit pan on 2 of my favs & I really want to try some new ones!

  2. Great reviews for both products. I've never tried the max-factor foundation, but I really like the L'oreal Infallible foundation (the one in the glass bottle; I haven't tried the other one). It's £9.99, too, which is a a bonus.
    I've heard good things about the makeup revolution highlighter, but I think it looks completely on my skin which sucks. I'm glad you like it, though; they look gorgeous! They're one of my favourite brands, too.

  3. Those highlighters look beautiful! I'd love to see you try the NYX Angel Veil primer, it's supposed to be a complete dupe for the Hourglass one and I really want to try it!

  4. Oh I might need to get my hands on that Makeup Revolution highlighting pallette! Shame that the Max Factor foundation didn't work out for you seeing as theres so many good reviews on it

  5. I've seen so many good reviews on the MUR highlighting palette, for £8 I need to try it! I've also heard their setting spray is really good, although I'm using NYX Matte Setting spray at the moment which is also amazing! x

  6. I'm pale too so will stay away from the foundation!

  7. To be honest, I know nothing about this haha. But it was very interesting to read!


  8. I think this is going to be such a fun segment of your blog to keep coming back to! I loved your honest review and will be steering clear of that foundation ☺️☺️ Xxx

  9. I'm glad you mentioned about the foundation darkening, I have really pale skin so will know to avoid that one!
    I don't use highlighter but that palette is soooo pretty!
    Caitlin x

  10. I've never tried these but I really want to try that highlighting Palette. It's such a good price and the shades in it are so versatile and pretty xx

  11. That highlight palette is amazing! I love the colours they are so shiny!

    I don't really use max factor foundation but I think I will avoid it, the packaging looks cheap to me and they colour matches don't look too great in store either! It's hard to find the perfect foundation though xx

  12. Love posts like this!! Really appreciate honest opinions. The highlighter palette looks incredible!

  13. Hope you had a great easter! I love MUR, I haven't once been disappointed with their products!

  14. I find MUR products such amazing quality, especially considering the nice little price tag! That highlighter palette looks lovely
    Tasmin |