Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave review

Fortune favours the brave

I’ve wanted this palette for a while now even though I have 3560 others. When Jane AKA British Beauty Blogger teams up with a brand you know she’s put her heart and soul into making it the best she can. The main reason why I was drawn to this palette is the fact it’s a little different to a lot of the other options out there are the moment, I mean who needs another all nude palette?

I love that the packaging is gold rather than Makeup Revolution’s usual choice of black, I love that there are baked, shimmer and mattes all in one and that there are endless looks you could create. I think it also it appeals to everyone, regardless of age. Now I am not going to lie the brush you get with it is crap, they always are, but it does have a lovely big, clear mirror which is always a bonus!

fortune favours the brave

As always, Makeup Revolution and Jane have managed to pull it off when it comes to formula. The baked shadows are my favourite and really do deliver with the pay off. The shades are easy to blend and for a high street option the fall out is pretty good. There are a couple of the lighter shades which you do have to work a little bit harder with to get a really good pay off but to be honest for £9.99 that is forgiven.

I’ve swatched a couple of the shades below just to give you an idea, that baked navy is stunning!
Fortune favours the brave swatches

I love the fact that with this one palette you can create looks that range from barley there, golden goddess to dark, heavy and smoky. It really covers all the bases. As soon as I got it I decided to have a playaround and create a pink/purple, shimmer sort of look which I really liked. It lasted really well throughout the day too. I used Creme, Pink Diamond, Drama Queen and New World. (Excuse the eyebrows, I am well over due a good old wax!)

Fortune favours the brave

Fortune favours the brave

For under a tenner this is an absolute bargain and I wish I had purchased it sooner. 

Makeup Revolution and Freedom Makeup, as you may know are sort of sister brands and they have just launched a new website where you can order both brands so no more having to split order or pay for two lots of shipping! AMAZING! You can find Fortune Favours The Brave HERE or you can find it at Superdrug.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and I’d love to hear from you if you’ve already got this palette or if your thinking of buying it.


Create a look: 1990’s

We are halfway through the month so that means its time for another create a look post that Gemma and I have been teaming up to do. This month we are at our final stop – the 90’s.

Recently the 1990’s have been referenced massively mainly thanks to Kyle Jenner and her lips! For my look I loosely based it on Drew Barrymore who I have had a massive lady crush on since seeing her in Scream. Shes cute, kooky, quirky but not afraid to speak her mind……she basically rocks!

I went with brown tones for both my eyes and lips with lashing of black around both the upper and lower lash lines.



Here is a full run down of what I used in this months look –
Illamasqua cream pigment in Emerge
Max Factor Lasting performance foundation in 105 Soft beige
Maybelline Matte Maker pressed powder in 20 Nude Beige
L’oreal color riche lipstick in 364 (used as a blush)
Urban Decay Naked 2 – shades Foxy, Tease and Snakebite
Avon Super Shock Gel eyeliner pencil in Black
Lancome Artliner
Elf Brow kit – Dark
Boujois 1 Seconde mascara
MUA eyebrow pencil in brown (used as a liner)
Gerard Cosmetics lipstick – 1995
Bobbi Brown lip color – Party Alice

I quite like this look but is all a bit brown…I most certainly used elements from the 90’s in my day-to-day make up today.

Don’t forget to see how Gemma got on with her look – click HERE

So thats it for these create a look posts – I’ve loved doing it and having fun with my make up collection.
If you fancy checking out my other posts you click on the decade below to be taken there

Create a look: 1980’s


I can’t quite believe its March already and that Gemma and I have whizzed through the decades to land in the eighties. For me the 1980’s music holds some great memories from my Dad playing 80’s power ballads when I was growing up and some crazzzzzy nights out with Gemma dancing round our handbags and getting far to drunk on Purple Rains ( one shot of blue and one shot of red after shock) in Reflex.
Anyways enough of me reminiscing and onto the make up. Anyone who is acutely aware of the 1980s will know that when it came to the make up anything and everything goes…..even the men had in on it. It was many times awful, bright neon and over the top but this is exactly what I love about it. No one lived by “a little goes a long way” in this decade.
For my look I decided to go with something inspired by the 80’s super-bitch Alexis Carrington Colby from Dynasty. I LOVE Joan Collins and she really was the original resting bitch face queen when she was playing Alexis. (If you are too young to know what I’m on about look HERE)
So I went with lots of purple satin, shimmer eyeshadow, visible lipliner and far too much blusher. I actually liked the eye make up but my lips look like I’ve had a bad lip job done as the liner seems to make them look over inflated and don’t even get me started on the blush!!


Here is a run down of what I used to create this 80’s inspired look,
Make up Revolution ultra face base primer
Illamasqua cream pigment in Emerge
Revlon colorstay foundation in Sand Beige
Estee Lauder Pure Color blush in Peach Passion and Medium
MUA Pretty Edgy Palette – shades bow, tallie, flounce, lace and wrath
Make Up Atelier Gel Eyeliner in Noir
Essence Kajal pencil in White
L’oreal False lash flutter mascara in midnight black
Anastasia Beverley Hills Dipbrow pomade in Medium Brown
Chella ivory lace highlight pencil
Avon Lip liner in Deep Plum
Elf mineral lip liner in Rose
L’oreal Colour Riche lipstick in Julianne’s Nude
L’oreal liquid lipstick in 101 Rose Melody.

I didn’t buy anything for my looks this time around as I’m on a spending ban (Booooo) so I had to make do with what already own.

Don’t forget to head over and see Gemma’s 80’s inspired look.

Tune in next time when we will be in 90’s……probably the most referenced decade last year!

Thanks for reading

Create a Look – 70’s


First of all let me apologise – this post is a couple of days later than usual as I totally forgot and got caught up in life and work so I’m sorry!!

So last month Gemma and I created a 60’s inspired look as part of our beauty through the ages collaboration so obviously this time around we are in the 70s. I think sometimes the 70s get forgotten about as the sixties and eighties where both so iconic in both very different ways. For me when I think of the seventies two looks come to mind one being that Farrah Fawcett glowing, natural California girl vibe and the other being the first few years of Studio 54 all glam, over the top disco dancers and generally excess! Its easy to see which theme I went for in my look.


Here is a list of products that I used to create my 70s-esque look –
Base – Bourjois Healty Mix foundation in 52 Vanilla.
Body Shop honey bronze in 02.
Estee Lauder pure color blush in Peach passion and Lovers Blush
Brows – Illamasqua eye brow cake in Thunder
Lips – MUA intense colour lip liner in Red Drama
Urban Decay Super Saturated high gloss lip colour in Punch Drunk
Eyes – Make Up Revolution focus and fix eye primer.
Make Up Revolution Redemption Mattte brights palette in shades 3,11 and 12
Essence metal glam eyeshadows in Jewel up the ocean and lucky grasshopper
Essence Kajal pencil in beach bum and feel the mari-time
Ilamasqua medium pencil in Debonair
Benefit Roller lash

I really like this look that I put together I just wish I had put lashes on as I think it would really have looked loads better. Also my lips looked really glossy in a red/orange colour but it just hasn’t picked up as good as I would have liked on camera. Bright eyeshadow is something that I’m usually a little scared of but I think in the future I need to be a bit braver as for the right occasion it would look fab.

Please stop by Gemma’s blog to see how she took inspiration from this decade.

See you next month for the eighties!