I spotted the Relove By Revolution Super Matte Powder on the Beauty Bay website around two weeks before Relove launched, and as I was intrigued by the new brand, I decided to give it a try. If you’d like to read my thoughts, and see swatches of this brand new powder, keep on reading…
“Calling all matte babes! Meet your next matte made in heaven with the Revolution Super Matte Pressed Powder. Designed with a team matte mantra in mind – because not everyone can do dewy!
The perfect partner for any matte base. Available in Launching in 12 shades to help you achieve the perfect matte finish. With a range of undertones this weightless, silky-soft powder blends effortlessly into skin for a natural finish that will help to keep midday shine at bay.
Richly-pigmented, this weightless powder offers a matte solution for oily complexions, or for those who are team matte.“
So, what exactly is Relove By Revolution? Well in a nutshell, it’s a new sister brand which focuses on creating beauty products for £5 and under, so everything is quite basic yet affordable, which is what Revolution used to be about.
Revolution used to be super affordable, and budget-friendly, but over the years, the prices have crept up, and whilst of course, the quality has too, there wasn’t really anything within the likes of Superdrug which was super affordable.
Of course, there’s still MUA, but their quality is very inconsistent, so it’s genius that Revolution have seen yet another gap in the market, and created something for those who don’t want to spend £15 on a primer like the XX Revolution primers – we are in the middle of a global crisis after all.
The Relove By Revolution Super Matte Powder is a brand new pressed powder which is varies in price. It’s £3 on the Revolution website, but it’s £4 on Beauty Bay, and contains 6g / 0.21 oz of product within a basic, circular white plastic compact with a clear lid.
The Relove By Revolution Super Matte Powder has a raised R within the centre of the pan, and the powder is available in a Translucent shade, as well as eleven tinted shades. The shade range isn’t amazing, like the rest of the Revolution base products which is a little disappointing.
However, as this is a new sister brand, I imagine they’ll want to gauge what kind of reaction the new brand has, before investing in massive shade ranges which absolutely makes sense for any beauty brand.
The lightest shade available is Vanilla, and that shade is like a bronzer on my skintone, so Translucent was the only shade I was able to use, so if you have pale to fair skin, I’d recommend avoiding Vanilla, as it’s really quite dark.
I’ll try and get round to including a swatch of Translucent Vs. Vanilla within the post, so you can see how much they differ, but Vanilla would suit light skintones.
The Relove By Revolution Super Matte Powder in Translucent is not translucent. Well, not for my super pale skin anyway, as you can very clearly see the tint on my swatches.
It’s not a massively noticeable tint, but it’s not a true transparent powder like their brilliant Translucent Bake & Blot Powder – that powder looks invisible on the skin.
Shade issues aside, this powder is one of creamiest powders I’ve ever tried, regardless of price. I can’t believe it’s not a cream-to-powder formula.
It feels like a cream when you touch it, and it was really unexpected, as it’s described as being a Super Matte powder, which can sometimes mean chalky, powdery and drying formulas, but not the Relove By Revolution Super Matte Powder.
It’s a beautiful powder, and it does a great job at mattifying any shine, helping to set your makeup in place without looking heavy or cakey on the skin.
I can’t believe they didn’t launch this exact Relove By Revolution Super Matte Powder formula as part of their main range, as it’s so, so nice, and it’s crazy it’s only £3. I just hope they improve the shade range, so it’s inclusive for everyone, like Revolution as a brand, usually are.
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