Short Review: Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter 

Ever since highlighting took the makeup industry by storm I have refused to step onto that particular bandwagon. I usually join in on hyped bandwagons really late and this one seems no different, but really it’s extra special,  because… I have oily skin. Shine is my natural enemy. I powder my face to bits because I know at the end of a work shift I’ll just shine! So I avoided this trend, but recently highlighting has just been calling to me and I finally thought, well this one is only £3 and it can’t hurt…

Makeup Revolution’s Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights is packaged in sturdy plastic with a clear lid. Nothing mind-blowing, but not downright terrible either. The design of the actual powder helps it, though. It actually looks pretty good for a product at that price point.

(Hey! My photos got better! I’m hella proud of these pretty shots.)

With the swatch below, I don’t think you can see the shimmer all that well. Swatched using my finger, I flattened some of that cool pattern on the powder, and it did come out a bit glittery rather than as a highlighted shimmer. However, with a brush on the cheeks, this shows up so subtly and not as chunky glitter at all. It’s hard to go overboard with this and the sheen it leaves is definitely gold rather than a white highlight.

You’d think that perhaps my skin in its oily stages would completely mask this highlighter by the end of the day. I dare say that anyone who isn’t familiar with highlight probably wouldn’t notice the difference. However, when I tried wearing it all day, a fellow makeup lover noticed the gold sheen even after I turned into an oil slick and I am genuinely baffled as to how, when all my (matte) makeup sort of melds together and looks glossy.

I think this highlighter has powers I just don’t understand.

Would I recommend this? I actually do not know. For anyone who has normal, not oily skin, I’d say give it a go for the glow! If you’re oily skinned like me, I am still figuring out whether I should have bothered. Personally, I think this was a bit of a novelty, hype-induced purchase.

Let me know what you think of this, if you have it!

Thanks for reading,


9 thoughts on “Short Review: Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter 

  1. Hey bake my day February 24, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    This highlighter is so good! A friend of mine has it and I’m jealous 😂


    • Swanna February 24, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      It’s very affordable and easy to get a hold of, so worth it! x

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hey bake my day February 24, 2017 / 1:37 pm

        Too bad I don’t live in the UK 😜

        Liked by 1 person

        • Swanna February 25, 2017 / 1:58 pm

          That’s a shame. I hope an opportunity arises you you to try it one day! X

          Liked by 1 person

  2. phashionbug February 24, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Hey great review ❤ it looks a bit frosty on the pan, but I love the swatch on you. I am so obsessed with my Maryloumanizer that I am least tempted to try out other highlighters. Loved reading this post though.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Swanna February 25, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you! I hear lots of good things about the Mary-Lou Manizer, it’s good that you have a highlighter that works for you. X


  3. makemeuplottie February 24, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I love this review! It’s very informational and the photos are great! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Swanna February 25, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it! X


  4. Invisibly Me February 26, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Sounds like a good buy, will have to check this out myself! Thanks for the fab review 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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