Festival Ready With Revolution & The Hot Pursuit Palette!

5th August 2018

Hey everyone!

Well, it’s festival season once more. To be honest it’s probably more near the end of it now. In this recent heatwave, I’ve been really struggling with applying makeup hence why this post is up so late. In the past month I’d probably said I’ve worn makeup on 3 occasions because it just goes all horrible as soon as I apply it. Note I say 3 occasions aswell – not 3 days. I seriously couldn’t keep it on for an entire day.

I recently did a little review of and some looks with Makeup Revolutions latest Sophdoesnails collaboration palette. About a week following this, they released 3 pressed glitter palettes and I fell in love once more. I couldn’t resist so I treated myself to the “Hot Pursuit” one. I’m all about those warm tones when it comes to makeup as I think it contrasts well with the dark fashion I tend to go for more often than not.

I’ve also noticed that over the Summer my content has been leaning further away from the punky vibe it once had. Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely adoring what I’m currently creating if I do say so myself. I do however want to put out more of the original Black Tulip vibe. So for that reason, today’s 2 festival looks are a little more alternative. They are the kind that I’d usually go for – possibly not suitable for all but I hope you enjoy nonetheless!

Look Number One – The Subtle Siren

The inspiration for this look was just something for people who want a little glitz but not full on festival overload. I am personally not often an “over-the-top” kind of girl and my skin can be quite sensitive. This can sometimes make it difficult to wear certain things as it can cause a reaction for me. The glitter used in this look is one that is seen as either a salmony pink or a warm orange/yellow depending on which direction you’re looking at it from. I was desperate to create a look with it as soon as I saw it. It’s by far my favourite shade in the palette! I thought pairing it with a black lip might send the look over the edge at first but I actually think the contrast is gorgeous. Who said orange and black was just for Halloween?

Products used:
Collection Conceal And Define concealer
Maybelline Fit Me foundation
The Body Shop All In One Face Base
Maybelline Lash Sensational
Shades Everyday, Running Late and Twenty One from the Revolution Extra Spice palette 
Jasmine Khatun Beauty Glitter Glue
Top right shade in the Revolution Hot Pursuit pressed glitter palette
Revolution lipstick in shade “Ultra Vamp Matte” from the Beyond Vamp Matte Lipstick Collection

Look Number Two – The Glitter Goth

This is probably one of my favourite looks I’ve ever created. I absolutely adore the combination of the colours black and red so the finished result pleased me greatly. When doing this look, I applied the glitter prior to the eyeliner and in hindsight I would recommend doing it the other way around to ensure neater application. I only like putting my glitter onto the inner half of my eyelid as I’m in the hooded eye club and you wouldn’t really see it elsewhere deeming it a bit of a waste of product. You can extend it across to however you’d like yours to look or even just put it in the very inner corner of your eyes to give it a little pop of glitter. I feel the jewels also really give it that extra festival-feel and they surprisingly didn’t irritate my face at all! For long-wear you would definitely have to use some lash glue to keep them there, though.

Products used:
Collection Conceal And Define concealer
Maybelline Fit Me foundation
The Body Shop All In One Face Base
Maybelline Lash Sensational
Kiss Lashes in the style “Ritzy”
Shades Everyday, Vitamin C, LA Sun and Twenty One from the Revolution Extra Spice palette 
Jasmine Khatun Beauty Glitter Glue
Bottom right shade in the Revolution Hot Pursuit pressed glitter palette
Revolution lipstick in shade “Beyond Vamp” from the Beyond Vamp Matte Lipstick Collection
The Gypsy Shrine All In One Face Jewels from Superdrug
Rose and crown head band from eBay

Thoughts so far on the Hot Pursuit palette

Starting with the downfalls of it – oddly, depending on the shade, they apply differently. I’m not sure whether it’s to do with different pigments. You definitely need a decent glitter glue to make them stick as the formula of them is quite dense like all pressed glitters I’ve tried. You also cannot really swipe, you have to dab the product on otherwise it takes off the product underneath and doesn’t stick. In all honesty though, these are all the same issues I’ve experienced with literally all the pressed glitters I’ve tried. They seem like a really tricky thing to get right and I think you just have to put up with the difficulties of them to be able to get use out of and enjoy them. Either that or buy loose glitters.

Solely positive things – I LOVE the pigments they’ve used in Hot Pursuit. Two or three of the colours have multiple shades running through them or have an iridescent effect. This gives them a lot more depth and more of the “wow” factor when wearing them. The palette was also only £10 meaning you’re paying £1.11 per glitter pan which is pretty damn fabulous. It’s longevity has also been brilliant with the glue I used and there was no flaking at all. It didn’t feel heavy or clumpy at all on the eye, honestly no different than a normal eyeshadow. Removing them was just as easy too, I use a hot cloth cleanser and the glitter comes off just as easy as the rest of my face. It also surprisingly doesn’t leave tiny flecks of glitter all over your face which I have annoyingly experienced with a lot of cosmetic glitters.

I hope you guys have enjoyed both of my festival looks! I really enjoy experimenting with makeup when I have the time and motivation so you will see these posts every now and again. Let me know if there’s a theme or product you’d like to see on here.

What’s your festival makeup must have?

‘Til Next Time,

33 responses to “Festival Ready With Revolution & The Hot Pursuit Palette!”

  1. I really really love the sound of these! One of the most annoying things is getting speckles of glitter all over your face that stay for days afterwards, it’s so good that it doesn’t happen with this palette. Revolution are just slaying the game lately, I recently got the Extra Spice palette and I’m so in love, it’s just as good as my Morphe ones in my opinion. As for the looks, JUST LOOK AT YOU. I love that youve gone for a more subtle look in the first one to show how versatile the palette is. And the second look is just STUNNING, you look incredible and it’s defo one of my faves of yours. Some really useful tips as well with dabbing it on as opposed to swiping it, I’m so tempted to get the palette now to try out my own looks x

    Alice // http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  2. Bethan shuff says:

    I love the looks you’ve created with this palette! Loving the alt vibe and the second look is my fave too.. I think the only issue with the palette is that some of the shades are very similar? I’m colour blind and can find it hard to differenciate shades, so I prefer a palette where the colours are completely different! Saying that, I do love a pink glitter!

  3. Miranda says:

    You look so beautiful in these pics 😘😍💕 xxx

  4. Both of these looks are amazing!!! But i dont really think i’d get along with pressed glitters like you said they seem kinda weird to apply so im more of a fan of loose glitters! but even still, that palette is gorgeous!

  5. Such a neat set of looks! I really love some of the shades included in these palettes!

  6. lifeofshar says:

    I never get on with pressed glitters but this palette looks really good! Like you said, with a lot of glitters you can’t swipe! All of these colours are so pretty and fab for summer. I wish I could do my eye shadow all funky. My favourite is the glitter goth, perfect for festivals! xx

  7. Nancy says:

    I love festival season because it’s nice to see how everyone dress up for these events. I LOVE how you do your eyeshadows! The blend is perfect and the sparkles make a big difference. I like the crystals you’ve added under your eyes. You are definitely festival ready! Hehe. I did enjoy your festival looks – keep it up and enjoy the festivals when you go!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  8. Emma says:

    Wow! I love the colours, you are very talented 🙂

    Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

  9. Both looks are amazing! It is so hard to pick one! I love both to be honest even though the first one might actually be my fav! the palette looks lush!

  10. Tiffany says:

    I absolutely love all of the looks you created! They actually look quite autumnal to me which I love as I’m all about Autumn at the moment haha. These are so perfect for a festival too, it’s such a gorgeous palette xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  11. glowsteady says:

    Warm tones really aren’t my thing but this looks beyond amazing. That palette sounds like such good value for glitters. I love the second lip. Everything from the face jewels to the lipstick is just 😍😍 x


  12. hanmorris97 says:

    Alice you look stunning! I love both looks you created. I’ve never tried a pressed glitter before, but they do sound a little difficult to work with, but once you get them to work they look great- going from the looks you’ve done! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  13. Okay firstly, your blending is absolutely FANTASTIC. Secondly, I’m so glad that I saw this as I was swatching the hot pursuit palette the other day and was so tempted to buy it!

    Jas xx

  14. lucygould59 says:

    I LOVE the looks that you’ve created! I really need to buy more palettes with these shades!

    Luce xo

  15. I am so inspired by the glitter goth look! You’re so talented! xx

  16. Wow wow wow girl you have got some skillllls! I love the goth look the most for sure!

  17. Julia says:

    I love both looks but definitely prefer the goth look! The glitter stands out so well against the black and just creates such an iconic festival look! These palettes look gorgeous in your photos, really great flatlays and looks. Loved this post!


  18. theamalog says:

    Love the first one ❤️ You are so good, i cant even do a normal eyeshadow, i tried but ended up looking like a panda. Haha. Love the quality of your photos as well

  19. oh my goodness both of these festival looks, look amazing: but my goodness I love glitter goth, you look fabulous! I definatly need to get these eyeshadow palettles. Reolvution are making fab palettes at the moment.

    Melissa | http://www.moonlightmel.co.uk

  20. Nati Creates says:

    These looks are absolutely incredible – you look stunning! Hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

    Nati x | http://www.naticreates.com | @naticreates

  21. Fifi says:

    These makeup looks are absolutely amazing! I love that you incorporate glitter and gems to your makeup because it really adds a pop. Plus, no such thing as too much glitter! I think the first look is my favorite one! I’m not from the UK so Makeup Revolution is still kinda new to me, but I ran across it when I was looking for cheap, cruelty free makeup brands, so it’s definitely on my radar and I make lots of orders from them now!


  22. letsgettripsy says:

    Omg gorgeous – I honestly love both looks and the pallettes are beautiful – I am pale and these look so great on you, hard to imagine me looking that fab but wow! I love look 1 and that is likely b/c I could actually picture it on myself however again, both are beautiful! Well done – you would rock any fesitval! xx

  23. Louisa says:

    I bought 2/3 of the glitter palettes and I was no disappointed. They really are great and there’s next to no fall out with the, (and I was packing it on because there’s no such thing as too much glitter).

    Glitter Goth looks amazing on you. Such a unique way of using the glitter. Thanks for the inspo!

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

  24. Liz Brannan says:

    These looks are INSANE girl 😍🔥 I love the second look the most! I need the sophdoesnails palette as I love her first one! For the price, those glitters look really good and would be good for someone starting off. Great review Alice, can’t wait for more makeup looks!
    Liz 💗xx

  25. Makeup Revolution do some amazing palettes! I love their formula too, the pigment always pays off.

    These looks are STUN-NING. Especially love Glitter Goth, I would 100% wear that at a festival! I’m too afraid of colour but you’ve given me some insporation for sure 🤩

    Laura ☆ laurahasablog.co.uk

  26. The Glitter Goth look is my FAVE!! You look bloody gorgeous in all of these shots (perfect snaps as always!) and I love the sound of this palette – I need to get myself down to Superdrug to pick out a new one; I’ve got three at the moment and want to try some of their more luxurious ones! Great post as always gorgeous 😘😘❤️❤️

  27. helloaycan says:

    Firstly, I love pressed glitters. Secondly, you’re so, so, so talented! I saw these on twitter first and I was like WOW! I love the Glitter Goth and how you’ve added the jewels. Please post more beauty looks, they’re so inspiring!!

    Aycan // http://www.littlewhitesocks.com

  28. jazziepickles says:

    The glitter goth look is so pretty 😍 I really struggle with pressed glitters, much prefer loose sparkles now x

  29. terriheckley says:

    The glitter goth look is my fave! The glitter and pigments are so so gorgeous! Loving the little gems you’ve added to xx

  30. You look incredible Alice! I especially love the glitter goth look, your eyeliner looks flawless 🙂 The colours and products you’ve used suit your hair colour and skintone so well too! Loved this post xx

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk

  31. Sophie says:

    Oh wow Alice, you look stunning in all of these photos! I wish I could do my make up so well because I’d be rocking that top eye look ALL THE TIME! The gems are gorgeous too, I’ve never used anything like those but really want to!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

  32. charlotteannelane103 says:

    OMG Alice! Both of these looks are absolutely stunning! I’m so obsessed!! You look a m a z i n g g g g! The glitters are so gorgeous and I always love any sort of glittery eye makeup look. Both of these would be perfect for a festival too xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  33. Alyssa's Muses says:

    I loved this review! I can definitely relate to struggling to wear makeup during the summer. A few months ago, I made the mistake of wearing black liquid lipstick to an outdoor festival, and I learned my lesson! I had a great time, but my lipstick just wasn’t up to the task, haha.

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