Can a £1 Lipstick Be Any Good?

Having gone cruelty free this year, I’ve been looking for some different products to use whilst trying to avoid spending a fortune replacing my old make up!

Makeup Revolution is a brand that’s very popular in the blogging community because they always bring out good dupes of higher-end make up, so I was having a nosy at their eye shadow palettes when I came across this lipstick for £1!

It had really good reviews, 25 of them, with an average of over 4/5 so I decided to give one a try – here’s my review:

Makeup Revolution ‘Amazing Lipstick’

The Claim: “… creamy, long lasting lipstick with high colour payoff”

Comes in 20 shades


The shade I bought was ‘The One’..


I would describe the colour as a peachy nude…


The lipstick felt soft, really creamy and has no taste or smell which is great because I hate it when lipsticks are perfumed!

The formula actually reminds me of one I used from Estee Lauder a few years ago (minus the horrible smell).

I initially put it straight onto my lips but it looked a tiny bit streaky and was gathering in the lines of my lips, so I took it off and put some foundation on as a base, which I then blotted and applied the lipstick again.

That made it smoother and more even – but it did make the colour slightly lighter and as I’m so fair it made the shade a little too light for me. I think I looked washed out:


The colour stayed on really well after eating lunch:


….. but later I had a cup of coffee and an apple, then most of it had worn off…. but does it bother me to reapply it once a day? No not really.


Right lipstick formulation, wrong colour for me!

I’m really impressed with the feel, look and performance of it, especially considering it’s just £1 so I would definitely buy another shade and the colour I did choose would look beautiful on most skin tones, I’m just too pale!

There’s a lovely hot pink and rich red I fancy trying so will definitely be making some more purchases from this budget brand.


If you fancy having a look at the other shades you can find them here and here …. they also do a rose gold, more luxurious collection for £3 and lip glosses too (which are very ‘back on trend’ for 2018) that are also £1.




  1. Sue C
    April 15, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I didn’t know about this brand, so I will be searching it out soon. i agree that the colour was wrong for you but it sounds like a good product.
    Do they sell in shops or just online?

    • April 15, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Yes they are in store at superdrug…cruelty free and a great budget brand!

  2. April 15, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Ooh so good! I love a good bargain – I don’t like to spend much on makeup, but this would definitely be something I’d buy!

  3. April 15, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    This lipstick does sound so good, I am all about good formulas that do not dry my lips, and considering the price, it is a great deal. I have heard great things about Makeup Revolution.

  4. April 15, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I love that color! With a nice tan maybe it will fit better but seriously you look bomb! GOod find!

  5. April 15, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    It seems like cruelty-free products always cost one immortal soul. I’m glad you found an affordable option! It looks like it holds up really, really well. I’d love to see the new color once you get it!

  6. April 17, 2018 / 4:27 am

    That color is pretty…But, definitely not something that would match me….But, I heard a lot about this brand. They have really awesome range of products. I love lip formulas that are hydrating and comfortable on the lips. Price doesn’t matter if the quality is good

  7. April 18, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Great review. Always looking for “feel good” purchases in makeup.

  8. April 19, 2018 / 2:37 am

    I love this lipstick color on you! I especially love it’s cruelty free!!

  9. April 19, 2018 / 4:30 am

    WOW love this shade of lipstick, looks super luxurious. Not drug store at all!

  10. April 19, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Say no more, my darling, I am so sold! Thank you for this comprehensive review!! With 20 shades, and only £1, how can we go wrong?

  11. April 19, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Nice! I like their products and they’re amazingly good value. What a fab added bonus that they’re cruelty free too.

  12. April 19, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Fun fact: 2 days ago I bought a lipstick in nearly identical shade only to discover it was wrong colour for my skin tone so I feel you! The lipstick sounds pretty amazing for the price though!

  13. April 20, 2018 / 9:37 am

    This is cool! £1 lipstick and it’s cruelty-free, which is a bigger bonus!!!!! 🙂

  14. April 20, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I am too moving my products over to cruelty free and organic/vegan as well. Tired of the smells and the taste. Great post!

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