Makeup Revolution ‘Golden Sugar’ Palette

Hey there you gorgeous peeps! Yes I am dropping another review – and today imma talk about a goodie! Let me get a teeny tiny rant out of the way – why does makeup revolution slap ‘blush palette’ onto things. The all about bronze palette – not a blush. This palette is barely a blush palette if that. If you go calling a duck a blush palette – it still doesn’t make it a blush palette.

Just thought I’d say that.

Alrighty how about we get onto the review now?

Does it have glowy shades? Yes it does! Every shade is a frosty/glowy finish except for a random shade that is matte and not even a highlighter.

Is it glittery or tacky? I wouldn’t call the finish tacky but these highlighters may not be to everyone’s taste. They definitely have a more frosted finish – they are still beautiful and wearable – only may seem slightly odd if caught in direct sunlight.


Packaging: Standard sleek black packaging and it comes with a mirror. The packaging is identical to all the makeup revolution palettes deemed as ‘blush palette’.

Are you able to highlight with all the shades? This is where it gets interesting. For starters this is called a ‘blush palette’ but it isn’t really. There are only two pink toned shades out of 8. Three of the shades can easily be used as highlighters. The stark white shade with gold veins can also be used as a highlighter but it’s INTENSE I like to use it for inner corner instead. And the coppery shade I use as a eyeshadow (it’s stunning for that). I also use the shimmer matte brow shade as an eyeshadow (you could kinda use it as a highlighter). There is one matte shade – I use this in the crease as an eyeshadow and you could also use it to contour. This is definitely a multi-purpose palette.

Formula: The formula of these ‘highlighters’ are smooth, especially considering they do have frosted finish. They sit on the skin nicely and there is little to no fall out.


Pigmentation: Pigmentation is very very good! The highlighter underneath the stark white shade is less pigmented BUT it’s more of a natural glow compared to the otherwise. So there is nothing wrong with it.

Do they show up in photos? Yes they do, the glow is quite intense expect for the one natural shade.

Are they good for night time wear? Yep. If you wanted it to be very noticeable at nice you could also mix a little of the white highlighter with the more neutral shades.

Availability: The makeup revolution site which ships internationally AND I believe the UK and US have this brand in store.

Price: $12.71 AUD


Pros: It’s multi-purpose – there are blush shades, highlighter shades, shades you can use as eyeshadow and a contour shade. They’re pigmented, easy to apply and little to no fall out. This palette is very affordable.

Cons: There aren’t many subtle highlighters and there is one matte product in this palette.

Who may not like it?: Those of you who like natural highlighters or who thought you could wear all these shades as blush may not like this palette.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Overall thoughts: I love this palette! I love how glowy and gorgeous the highlighters are and how in general this palette is so multi-purpose. That coppery shade makes a stunning lid shade – (like I am talking GAWJUSSS). And that matte shade works both for contouring and for a crease shade. All in all this palette is gorgeous.

Would I repurchase? I see myself repurchasing this. The brand did release a golden sugar 2 palette – I am keen on picking that one up as well!

And that wraps up the review! Have you guys tried this palette? What are your thoughts? Drop a comment and tell me. I hope you guys all have a wonderful day and I will see you in the next post.

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  1. Claire Talks Beauty

    February 2, 2017 at 1:47 am

    the color selection of this palette is beautiful and the shades are really pretty !

    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 2, 2017 at 3:01 am

      It’s very versatile. I use the shades as eye shadow, highlighter, blush and bronzer.

  2. Beauty & Colour

    February 2, 2017 at 4:51 am

    The shades look very smooth and shimmery!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 2, 2017 at 10:11 am

      They are. Very versatile as well!

  3. Nicole | The Glam Surge

    February 2, 2017 at 6:34 am

    This palette looks really pretty! Great review 🙂

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. Mili

    February 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    This palette looks like such a great value! The price is really great and I love how it has such a wide variety of shades. That’s awesome that the pigmentation is there and the finish is more froster. Personally I prefer a frosted finish over a glittery finish. Thanks for the thorough review!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Everything from Tam beauty is always affordable and lovely. I use it for all sorts of stuff, from highlighting to eyeshadow. Thank you. x

  5. kellmenow

    February 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    The queen of make-up a true goddess! 🙂

    kellmenow |
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  6. lauren

    February 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    This looks gorgeous, the shades look so nice!

  7. Kay

    February 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve seen a few bloggers rave about this, I’d love to try it myself! Thanks for sharing this fab review, hun. <3 xoxo


    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 4, 2017 at 3:53 am

      It’s such a pretty palette and very versatile and of course super affordable.

  8. Yiota

    February 4, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I have been saving this palette in my cart among other products from Makeup Revolution but I didn’t order anything yet. Love the shades and I also love the packaging.


    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 5, 2017 at 5:52 am

      It is quite a lovely palette. I’ve been doing the same with a current makeup order from makeup revolution. I am way overdue but currently more makeup geek shadows are on my mind.

  9. thinkingofmakeup

    February 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Palettes like these are great to travel with because you can use them, like you said, as eyeshadows and as cheek powders. This palette looks really nice!

    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 5, 2017 at 5:52 am

      I know right? I can easily create an eye shadow look using this palette alone. It is very versatile.

  10. clare

    February 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    this is a beautiful palette, i really need to look it out again!

    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 5, 2017 at 5:53 am

      You really should, makeup revolution is such a fantastic brand, there are so many new things they have come out with that I definitely need to get

  11. Gato Martínez

    February 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    For a girl who doesn’t care too much about makeup (me), I’m obsessed with this palette! The shades are stunning and I guess the pigmentation is amazing as well. I’m definitely going to buy it.

    Gaby (Gato Martínez)

    1. themakeupaficionado

      February 8, 2017 at 4:04 am

      Makeup geek is definitely a brand you got to try. They are so affordable and if you want to play around with makeup it’s the best one – they’re awesome quality and amazing.

      1. Gato Martínez

        February 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

        Thank you! I’m gonna check the brand out 🙂

  12. admin admin

    February 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Thank you. xx

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