Thursday, 6 August 2015


Makeup Revolution Colour Correcting Ultra Base Palette Review

Makeup Revolution Colour Correcting Ultra Base Palette Swatches

I'll admit it, when this first dropped through my door I was terrified to use it. I would have never imagined that making myself look like a colourful piece of artwork before I apply my foundation would have such an impact on how my makeup looks. Once again Makeup Revolution are killing it with their releases; this Ultra Base Corrector Palette* is something that has pretty much changed my makeup routine forever. The palette contains 8 creamy and blendable colour correcting shades for all complexions, to aid balancing skin tone and discolourations.

I have red cheeks, or they seem to progress in redness throughout the day and nothing has worked very well to cover them all day, but this palette has finally changed that. Applying the green shade to my cheeks and any other red blemishes has worked wonders and helped me stop looking like a bit of a hot mess throughout the day. 

This palette is one of the creamiest palettes I've ever used, the pigmentation is incredible too. Less is more is definitely the key to this palette, I'm always scared my skin will be pigmented the colours that I've applied so I like to apply a little bit and build it up. Foundation applies evenly and blends perfectly on top of the correcting base colours. I have tried applying the creams and blending them in with my foundation and that works well to create a flawless base. I'd recommend using a small foundation brush to apply the creams to the skin, and then using a beauty blender to buff them into the skin.

My favourite colours to use apart from the green are the cream, brown, white and orange. The cream and orange are great for hiding dark circles, and they blend together to create a mix of neutralising blue and purple tones. I have been using the brown shade as a contour shade recently as I'm quite pale and it's very buildable, I'd never used a cream contour product before but it's so easy to use and I've found it so much better than powder. It blends flawlessly and gives a natural contour. The white shade is a gorgeous shimmery highlight that I love to run along the top of my cheekbones, this shade can be applied before or after foundation, depending on how visible you want the highlight. 

Here's a list of the functions of each colour:
  • Brown - balances ashiness in medium to dark tones
  • Cream - neutralises purple and covers dark areas
  • White - adds natural highlight and brightens
  • Peach - helps to balance out slight discolouration 
  • Orange - neutralises blue tones
  • Green - neutralises redness
  • Lavender - neutralises yellow tones
  • Pink - brightens

What do you think of colour correcting products? What's your favourite?

*PR sample sent for review, but all opinions are my own.


  1. I am really fascinated by the whole concept of these palettes but like you said I don't want to look like a piece of artwork before applying foundation x

  2. The cream, white and peach shades sound perfect to correct my skin. I have so much decolourisation it is ridiculous. I am in need of a good ol' drugstore concealer palette and this looks like it will do just the trick. Thank you for sharing Ami <3

    Love Charlotte xx

  3. This palette looks lovely! I love the range of shades! I reviewed the new MR Contour palette on my blog yesterday, its amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  4. I need to try this as I'm always looking for budget friendly correctors for my horrendous dark circles lol! I love the Bobbi Brown one, but it is pricey!

    Kat |

  5. I love Make-up Revolution, especially the fact that they're so cheap! xx

    Emilys Beauty Thoughts

  6. I looked for this in Superdrug yesterday but couldn't see it, I was gutted as I want to try it because it seems to work really well! xx

    Jasmine ||

  7. These always scare me too but I think I will take the plunge and buy one if the green colour really does help with redness, my face is somewhat of a disaster at the moment haha xx

  8. I've not jumped on the bandwagon of colour corrective palettes yet, not fully anyway. I dabbled when I was doing Make Up at college but (probably from pure laziness) never added it to my make-up routine. I'm so impressed by Makeup Revolution, even though I'm yet to try their products out myself, the rave reviews they constantly receive are brilliant for such a purse-friendly price.

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