Today’s post will be the first in a series discussing new affordable makeup finds that could be considered “dupes” to high end, luxury brands.
I should say that I don’t love the term “dupes”. That word feels very limiting to me.
As a textbook
perfectionist over-analyzer, that word just makes everything seem so black and white- it feels like I’m suggesting that two products are exactly alike with no grey area. I would never want to mislead or make anybody feel that I’m putting out disingenuous information.
I feel more comfortable in saying that upon application, these products perform and create a very SIMILAR effect compared to more expensive items.
Regardless, these products really impressed me and I couldn’t wait to share them! For simplicity and all-intensive purposes in this series, I’ll just refer to these as “dupes” instead of “very similar performing-products.”
I decided to split up the products into different posts to make sure each had an equal amount of detail and discussion, without overloading y’all with a long-winded novel!
Without further ado, let’s get to the first DUPE…
I picked up the Revolution Beauty powder kind of on a whim, I had seen it online/stores and something about it really intrigued me. Everything that I’ve tried from this brand so far has been great quality and completely exceeded my expectations. I do like to reach for a banana powder when I want an added level of brightness to my under eye area, center of forehead, etc.. I’ve loved the Marc Jacobs palette for awhile, it mattifies and brightens beautifully! It is my go-to product for touch-ups throughout the day as well. The consistency of the powder is silky and it just feels overall luxe.
- The Revolution Beauty powder is super similar in texture to the MJ, it feels smooth and lightweight in application and has a very obvious blurring effect. I do think the Revolution one is slightly less matte than the MJ, which is more beneficial to my dry skin. It blurs pores and I haven’t had issues with it settling in my fine lines! I also love that it almost has a pearlescent quality to it in light, but it doesn’t look shimmery or glittery. That being said, I do still think it is a versatile powder and would work for a lot of skin types and textures.
- I’m really LOVING this one so far, and you really can’t beat the awesome price ($8.00)!
- It’s also available in 10 (!!) different shades, so I think many skin tones can find a nice match. SO GOOD!
I also did a side-by-side wear test (about 7-8 hours total) to compare the 2 powders
- I applied both powders the same, with 2 different clean Beauty Blenders
- I didn’t feel that either one had superior staying power over the other
This photo was taken about 45 min-1hr after first applying
As you see it on the screen: Marc Jacobs is on your left & Revolution is to your right.
What do y’all think? Does any side look better/worse/the same??
Has anyone tried the Revolution Bake & Blot powders or anything else from the brand??Please share your comments/thoughts below!
*You can pick up the Revolution Bake & Blot Powders HERE
I’ll be back soon with more dupe-tastic discussion! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by!
FTC: This post is not sponsored and all products were purchased by myself. Thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. Some links are affiliate.