Makeup Revolution Hot Spice Blush Palette

25th July 2016
Hot Spice Blush Palette

I’m not a big wearer of blush, so love blush palettes. I don’t need a full-sized product but love being able to dip into multiple tones. Aesthetically the Makeup Revolution Hot Spice Blush Palette is gorgeous. At just £6.00 I decided to treat myself and see if this product lives up to the hype.

The Hot Spice blush palette contains eight shades. Two baked blushes with gorgeous marbling which remind me of MAC’s mineralise blushes. Three mattes and three shimmers. The shimmers have very finely milled glitter which I like. I hate chunky glitter in a blush.

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Hot Spice Blush Palette

The Hot Spice Blush Palette is described on the website as a blush, contour and highlight palette. Although the matte which shades I assume are intended for contouring are far too warm for me. All shades have pink / orange undertones. It’s definitely more of a cheek palette for me.


The marbled highlighting shades are highly pigmented. Slightly more pigmented than I would expect for a highlighter but they do blend out well. All shades are too pigmented so should be used carefully. Once I got the hang of how to get the best from this palette, I loved it. I like to mix all shades together to create a lovely blush tone.

There is a lot of fallout from this palette and the powders are slightly chalky. However for the price I think working around this is well worth it. The packaging is simple but effective. The plastic casing houses the powders and prevents fallout from exiting the compact.

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  • Emily Newstead
    25th July 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I have this palette and the shades are gorgeous:)

    Emily xo

    • Amy
      25th July 2016 at 2:59 pm

      They are very pretty shades <3

  • Alice
    25th July 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Oooh thank you so much for this! The revolution palette is on my wishlist at the moment – while the others looked great its the only cruelty free one so is certainly the best pick for me 🙂

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

    • Amy
      25th July 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Sadly whilst it’s not tested on animals, it does contain CI 77491 which can be derived from animals, specifically cochineal bugs *I think*. You can read more about that here – but it’s worth checking. I read they are working towards going vegan in future as they get a lot of requests though so fingers crossed. I’m not sure if you’re fully cruelty free or not so if you get it I hope you enjoy! But I wanted to make sure you didn’t get the impression it was cruelty free from this post if you are <3

      • Alice
        25th July 2016 at 3:03 pm

        Oh not at all! Thank you 🙂 I was aware they weren’t fully vegan but as I’m not vegan myself it feels faaaaairly hypocritical to stick to vegan products! I DO take issue with things not being CF.. I don’t know – maybe that’s a strange line to tow? Haha! I just feel like there is a difference between animal testing and animal products.. It’s a difficult one 🙂 Thank you for thinking of me and adding that info though! <3

        • Amy
          25th July 2016 at 3:15 pm

          Ah that’s all good then. I don’t know about it being hypocritical, I think it’s entirely up to the individual as food is considerably more important than makeup, it’s an easier step to be vegan with makeup than it is food for example but I know what you mean! No I agree with you 100%, animal testing is another kettle of fish entirely as it’s so unnecessary. Thanks for your comments & reading the post. I hope you enjoy the palette 🙂 x

    • Amy
      25th July 2016 at 3:01 pm

      It’s worth noting the Glow Kit is vegan *I think* but they’re definitely a CF brand & are on the PETA / Leaping Bunny lists x

  • Sally
    26th July 2016 at 8:45 am

    Baked Blushers are so pretty, I’ve always wanted one just because of how beautiful they look! I really want the Make Up Revolution palette but I already have too many blushers I need to finish up first!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • Amy
      28th July 2016 at 10:54 am

      They are very pretty, I’m not a huge blush lover but the ones I do have, have lasted really well!

  • Tamsin Swann
    27th July 2016 at 10:24 pm

    The Hot Spice palette is beautiful!! I have the golden sugar one which I love so will definitely have to try this. They are a little more dry compared to most creamy highlights xx

    Tamz |

    • Amy
      28th July 2016 at 10:54 am

      Agreed, the formula isn’t great but at the price it’s an understandable tradeoff.