Make Up Revolution Cool Glow Highlighting Palette!

Hey everyone!

Another makeup review today, I haven’t quite cracked into my Christmas posts yet as I’m not one of those that starts celebrating early like almost everyone else but they’re on their way in-between some other fabulous make-up, food and fun posts, I promise!

So, the MUR highlighting palette! Admittedly, I originally really wanted the highlight palette from the Soph collaboration with MUR and I kept signing up to receive emails when it was back in stock and managed to miss the restock about 4 times in a row… which is pretty annoying as looking on Superdrugs website as I write this, of course it’s in stock! I was desperate to buy the two Rimmel products I recently reviewed here and they were on a 3 for 2 so eventually I gave up with the Soph palette and just got this one instead.

Although looking at this I think a lot of people will be a bit horrified or confused as to why I bought it because of the “out there” colours, I am pretty pale and coloured highlighters tend to be more iridescent than anything so I thought this could actually work out quite funky once applied to the face. Even if they do end up looking a bit stupid, there’s always the trusty ‘try it as an a shadow’ method, which I do quite often with products that don’t work out as well as I thought.

So let’s talk about the product…

Honestly, I was slightly disappointed. I personally haven’t been a fan of MUR products in the past as I feel their eyeshadows aren’t blendable at all so I’ve steered clear but I thought this might be different. I had to properly force my brush hard onto the product to get any sort of show on my cheeks of the white highlight on first use and even after about 3 layers, I still didn’t feel like I could see much there, whilst also making a noticeable dent in the product. Saying that, the blendability wasn’t actually bad at all, if only the product showed up more.

The more “out there” colours like the green and peach are slightly more pigmented and I do actually quite like wearing them I just wouldn’t say they’re every day colours of course, you don’t want to be showing up at the office looking like a mermaid realistically. They’d definitely be good metallic/iridescent toppers for other eyeshadows or even as subtle shimmery bases and also on the lips too to add a pop of shimmer to a normal look!

Would I recommend it?

I mean I would but probably more as a bit of a novelty product to play around with, not as a make-up bag staple. I kind of regret buying it and wish I had just waited for the Soph palette as I really don’t think I’m going to get a lot of use out of it but hey, who says I can’t get the Soph one too?! I think I’d get on a lot better and a lot more use out of the gold tones but I’ll still get funky with this one from time to time!

Have you tried this palette or any unusual coloured highlighters?

’Til next time,

56 Comments Add yours

  1. Joyce Lau says:

    I don’t think this is aimed at me. I love my sleek solstice palette which you need to check out. These look a bit chunky in the glitter and something that can create texture in the skin x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh I have the solstice one but I’ve never really used it, I need to try it! x

  2. Gemma says:

    Oooo your swatches are tempting me, this palette looks incredible!! MR killing it again! x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’m glad you like! I just wish it was a bit more pigmented x

  3. Lily says:

    This looks amazing! I don’t think I could pull off green highlighter though haha! But they are all sooo shiny, love it x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Don’t knock it till you try it 😉 it is quite a fun and funky colour! X

  4. Alice says:

    I haven’t got the bravery to wear these as highlighters but I reckon they could actually look so pretty all over the eyelids as eyeshadows instead! It’s a shame they’re a bit of a let down as I love their other highlighters. I’m actually really loving Sleek for highlighters at the moment and they’re really affordable as well x


    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know it is a bit poo but ah well, I really want to try some Sleek stuff I hear so much good stuff about their products! X

  5. Alicia says:

    Wow what a beautiful palette! I love the different illuminated shades. I don’t think I’m brave enough to wear such colourful highlights on a daily basis but I think they would be great for an over the top beauty look post!xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Oh definitely! There’s definitely use for them somewhere 🙂 X

  6. Leslie says:

    I agree I would probably only use the gold tones for myself but I can see someone getting really creative with these!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is a really cool palette just needs to be used for the right looks! X

  7. Beffshuff says:

    those swatches look amazing!!!! I think they would create some pretty fun makeup looks!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’ll definitely experiment with it! I always find a use haha X

  8. Ronnie says:

    Oh poo I really wanted to get this palette, think I will defo give this palette a miss now xx

    Ronnie //

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      If anyone could rock it, it’d be you girl! Xx

  9. Katie Henry says:

    Amazing post I’m in love with revolution so much. The highlighter has given me so many compliments.

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Their highlighters are usually great which is why I was a little disappointed! X

  10. This palette looks so amazing! I am just starring at the pictures. Can’t get my eyes off them! So pretty! xx corinne

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah it’s a shame it didn’t live up to what it looked like! Xx

  11. bryony says:

    this palette is so STUNNING! I’d never heard of it before reading your post, it’s a shame that it was a let down though, always disappointing when highlighter palettes have rubbish colour pay off x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is a bit crap but ah well, I’ll definitely find a use for it somehow! X

  12. I’m sorry you were disappointed with this one, thanks for sharing because I probably wouldn’t buy it now… I stick by the Jeffree Star skin frost as a highlighter, never fails me xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’ve always wanted to try a skin frost but never known what shade to go for! Xx

  13. Kate Ballamy says:

    Although it looks insane and gutted you were dissapointed, I hope you find a use for it. I really love the essence cosmetics rainbow highlighter it’s crazy pigmented!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh I haven’t heard of that, deffo gonna have a look! X

  14. Hayley says:

    It’s a shame you were disappointed by this product. The only highlighting palette I have tried is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam – That is about as adventurous as I would get with highlights haha!!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh I love ABH glow kits, I have the Sweets one but only get it out for special occasions aha! Xx

  15. Jas says:

    I’ve never tried a makeup revolution highlighter, or a coloured one as well, and I can imagine them being quite difficult to work with. I LOVE how honest you keep your reviews as I try to do the same, and if I don’t like something I won’t sugarcoat it. Hope you eventually get your hands on the Soph Highlighter palette – I’ve heard good things about that one (Although I’ve not tried it myself)!
    Jas xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh girl you should try some of their singular ones as they’re so nice and cheap! Ah thank you, I’d never rave about a product if i didn’t really like it otherwise I kind of see no point to my blog, I’m here to attempt to help people out ya’no!? Yes it looks so gorgeous from what I’ve seen! Xx

  16. Such a shame to hear that you were disappointed by this palette?! 😔 I’m definitely more of a subtle, but banging, highlight sort of girl, so the colours in this would’ve put me off a little in the first place, but I know that you’re a little more adventurous than me, and some of these would’ve really suited you, had they have applied a little better.. 🙊 Always a shame when products let you down! 💔

    Andi |

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah it is a bit poop but oh well! Thank you 🙂 It is a real shame they didn’t apply nicely but you’ve gotta try things I suppose! Not everything is going to be great 🙂 X

  17. I never go for palettes like this one as I prefer a more peachy/golden/cream coloured highlight, rather than a colourful one! The Soph palette does look lovely though (although not the purple shade in it haha!) xo

    Char |

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I go for any highlight really, as long as it looks like it’s gonna give a good glow! But yeah the Soph one definitely looks more wearable! X

  18. Heather says:

    I think I’ll pass but it would be pretty for halloween x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah I agree with you there! Good for novelty things x

  19. Chessie says:

    Wish I could pull off wearing make-up like this but unfortunately, I am still trying to master the basics! Like learning how to do the iconic eyeliner flick 😂

    Chessie | 🌿

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      One day, girl! Try something more out there, you might find it suits you 🙂 X

  20. Emma says:

    What a shame the colours don’t show up very well as they look beautiful in the palette! I must admit this isn’t a product I would buy realistically but it does look good perhaps if you want to try something a little out there or even for somebody a little younger who wants to play around with makeup a bit more? x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know it sucks 🙁 yeah definitely! It’s much more of a novelty palette I think but I still think it’s quite a cute purchase! X

  21. Its such a shame the palette is not highly pigmented. It looks incredible swatched and in the palette. The shimmer is so tempting! But its good to try instead of wondering “what if” – x

    Lavinya Royes – Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’m glad you like the look of it! It does have a lovely shine to it, exactly! X

  22. Julia says:

    I love Revolution, it’s got amazing products and this one is no different. I absolutely love the look of swatches on your tattoo! The highlights look beautiful and I will certainly be checking it out next time I’m in a shop! In desperate need of a highlighter.

    Julia xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww thank you! It is definitely an out there product but fun to play around with! X

  23. Cindy says:

    These shades look so beautiful, especially over your tattoo. I’m not sure how I feel about the green or blue highlighters tho!

    Cindy |

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you! They are a bit different but might be good for dress up! X

  24. Well im glad you picked it up as its really interesting to see an unusual product tested! I honestly dont think i’d get much use out of these and I love my sleek palette to try anything else but I do love the look of the palette <3


    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww i’m glad you enjoyed! Yeah a lot of people wouldn’t, I really need to pick up the solstice palette soon! X

  25. Jade Mayhead says:

    This palette looks amazing, it was something I really wanted! Not quite so much anymore. I was hoping the colours wouldn’t come out quite as bright as that, and they would perhaps be more of a sheen instead. Such a disappointment, the Soph one on the other hand looks AMAZING!! I hope you manage to get your hands on it!

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah I was literally hoping the same thing! I hope I do too girl, I’m sure I will at some point! X

  26. Chloe says:

    This palette looks beautiful but it’s such a shame that you weren’t impressed with the pigment! xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah it is a bit poo but I’m sure I’ll find some use out of it! Xx

  27. Gemma says:

    This is most definitely an unusual palette! I don’t think I would purchase it for myself because I would never use it, it’s just a little too out there. The colours do look nice and I’m sure if you’re going somewhere special, or a festive gathering, this could add a new spice.

    Gemma |

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah I think it’s a bit daunting to look at if you’re not adventurous with makeup, it certainly made me question it a bit! X

  28. Anu says:

    I love all the NYX Strobe Of Genius shades which are a bit more out there as well but these are definitely even more unusual! I think that some of the shades look really nice but I still wouldn’t get this palette. I feel like with MUR you never know if the product is good or not and I personally haven’t purchased anything from them in a long time just because there’s so many other products on my wishlist 🙂

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh i haven’t tried those! Yeah MUR are a little hit or miss, I feel like they do some amazing things and some not so great things too which sucks as consistency is what you want! X

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