The Makeup Revolution ‘Ultra Pro Glow’ Highlighter Kit

Happy New Year gorgeous humans!

It’s no secret that I somewhat “fancy” a highlighter. Of course by somewhat I mean I own so many I’m struggling to store them. Despite my embarrassingly large highlighter collection – I’m quite picky with my highlight – if it’s not intense it’s not for me. Now I’m trying to be a little bit more flexible with just how intense these days …. It probably can still be seen from space who are we kidding?!

So today I wanted to talk to y’all about this little highlighter kit from makeup revolution – a brand that knows how to make amazing highlighters at a bargain price!

So enough chit chat, let’s roll!

What are the shades like? Many of the highlighters in this kit are varying tones of champagne. One shade is a more pale peach tone and another is a yellowish-vanilla shade. The eighth shade is a dark bronzer colour.

Is it glittery or tacky? No, these highlighters give a wet/beam effect on the skin, super flattering.

Are you able to highlight with all the shades? I’m able to highlight with all the shades except for the dark bronze. I like to dip my brush in many of them. Those who are very fair skinned my find the last Colum of the highlighter kit to be too dark for them but you can always use them as eyeshadow!

Formula: The formula of these highlighters are super smooth and glide onto the skin without creating any powderyness or texture.

Pigmentation: The highlighters are quite pigmented but not to the extent where you get more pigment than actual glow. Aside from the darker bronze shade, all the other highlighters create a “beam of light” effect on the skin rather than giving the cheekbones colour. The pale peach/pink shade will give you a super subtle hue of pink to the skin – nothing to obvious or unflattering.

Do they show up in photos? Yes they do, if you first go in with the middle shades in this highlighter kit and them top it off with the vanilla/yellow shade – you’ll get an extra pop of colour.

Are they good for night time wear? When I wear this highlighter kit for night time wear I definitely go in more with the first two shades (first column) as they are the most intense.

Availability: Revolution Beauty site, Beauty bay, Glam raider, Beauty bliss NZ

Price: $15 AUD

Pros: soft and smooth formula – that’s non chalky, not overly powdery. All but one of the shades are super wearable on my light skin tone and two of them are extra intense and give that blinding effect. Did I mention this highlighter kit is an absolute bargain?! Also if you spritz your highlighter brush with a setting spray such as Mac fix + – the glow factor doubles!

Cons: I don’t have any major complaints I do wish when using a brush it would pick up more product – but it’s probably for my own good so I don’t go overboard with highlighter.

Who may not like it? I feel like if you are on the extra pale spectrum – you will only find about 3 of the 8 shades wearable.

Rating: 8/10

Overall thoughts: I really enjoy this highlighter kit and as I write this I’m scolding myself for not using it often enough (my fault for having the world’s largest highlighter collection). I mean look how pretty it is – this is definitely one of the top picks from the makeup revolution highlighters. I give it two thumbs up!

Would I repurchase? If I manage to “use this up” with my big ass highlighter collection then maybe.

And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried this highlighter kit from makeup revolution or any of the highlighters? What did you try? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have brilliant day and I’ll catch up with you shortly in the next post!

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  1. Angela

    January 1, 2019 at 3:49 am

    I love MUR but might be too pale for this one! I love their 3 cream.blush palette though.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 1, 2019 at 6:24 am

      They do have a lot of pale friendly highlighters too aside from this one. x

  2. Alyssa

    January 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Sounds like a good highlighter, I do like the shades <3

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 2, 2019 at 12:08 am

      It really is. x

  3. Dorota

    January 1, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    You might be surprised, but I never use or ever used highlighter in my life. I don’t know why I am so reluctant to try it out (along with foundation and bronzer really). I have to take a better look at my make up. Your review was fun and the product looks great!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 2, 2019 at 12:09 am

      We all have our own preferences with highlighter. It took me a year and a half (of makeup wearing) before I got into highlighter. Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  4. Danielle Alexa

    January 2, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I might have to try this out, I am always looking for affordable products!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      You do girl, I can’t even begin to tell you how many hidden gems there are in makeup revolution – especially their highlighters.

  5. Rosy

    January 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you for bringing my attention to this palette, I’m going to find a palette to swatch when I’m next at the shops 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 4, 2019 at 3:14 am

      I reccomend highlighters from makeup revolution in general, but this is an awesome one! x

  6. Shireen L. Platt

    January 4, 2019 at 4:53 am

    The packaging reminds me of NYX blush palette! This palette sounds like a real winner too!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 4, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Yes the highlighters are so glowy and gorgeous. x

  7. Em

    January 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    This is such a beautiful palette!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      It really is. x

  8. Laura

    January 11, 2019 at 12:57 am

    These sound so lovely! I don’t tend to pick up highlighter palettes because I am so pale that so many shades never seem to work for me. However, I feel like this could make a good eyeshadow palette as well! I am loving Make Up Revolution at the moment, I have some new goodies from them that I am excited to try.

    Laura || xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 11, 2019 at 1:00 am

      I adore makeup revolution! They are one of my favourite drugstore brands easily! There’s so much to be obsessed about from them.

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