Revolution are forever launching new products, and more often than not, the launches are ‘inspired’ by other beauty products.
When I bought the Revolution Powder Bright Brightening Pressed Powder, I had no idea that the product was a potential dupe, but after trying the powder myself, it’s very much Revolution’s answer to the bestselling NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder.
“Tired eyes, THIS is your wakeup call! Revolution Eye Bright Setting Powder is here to help you hold it down all day.
Brighten areas of your face while mattifying and highlighting. This finely milled pressed powder is perfect for taking away that unwanted shine while still leaving you looking bright and refreshed throughout the day.
The NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder dupe launched back in April 2022, and the product has a different name on the packaging, compared to the name on the Revolution websites.
On the packaging, it’s called the Powder Bright Brightening Pressed Powder. Yet, on the Revolution websites, it’s called the Revolution Eye Bright Setting Powder.
There’s no mention of it being an eye setting powder anywhere on the packaging, and eye powders / products tend to contain a very small amount of product (like eye creams compared to the size of a moisturizer).
The Revolution Powder Bright Brightening Pressed Powder is housed within a clear, frosted plastic compact, with a circular pan. There’s no mirror within the compact, nor is there an applicator like other Revolution powders have.
Revolution recommend applying this pressed powder after you’ve applied your chosen concealer to the under-eye area, and use either a sponge or brush to lightly dust the powder on top of the concealer. Then, leave the powder to ‘bake’ for a minute and dust away any excess powder to reveal a brighter look.
I own the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder (and the Light Reflecting Loose Powder), and it’s a strange powder in that it’s almost undetectable when you touch it, and the Revolution Powder Bright Brightening Pressed Powder feels exactly the same.
You can feel the silicone like texture, and it’s this texture which makes it look so unforgiving under the eyes. It’s extremely lightweight, so it never looks powdery, chalky or detectable.
I don’t do the whole baking thing, as my skin’s super dry, and baking just makes my skin look awful. However, even with dusting the powder lightly under and around the eyes, it performs really well at setting concealer and foundation.
As I own both the NARS Light Reflecting Powder and the Revolution Eye Bright Setting Powder, I can honestly say they perform exactly the same. Giving a brightening effect to the under-eye area, and preventing your concealer/foundation from creasing.
It’s a shame that you get such a small amount of powder, as it’s the kind of powder that can be applied all over the face, but 2.6g is absolutely tiny.
The Revolution Powder Bright Brightening Pressed Powder has a rating of 4.5★ on the Revolution website, and it’s definitely one of the best Revolution powders I’ve tried. Plus, the fact it’s a $10 dupe for the $39 NARS powder is amazing.
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