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As soon as I found out about the Makeup Revolution Balm Glow balms, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them and I was very lucky to be sent seven of the shades to try. The moment I laid eyes on them, I suspected they were potentially dupes for the Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balms, so I treated myself to one of those too so I could share my thoughts with you!
The Makeup Revolution Balm Glow balms are beautiful and exactly what I hoped they would be. In a world of current beauty when everything on TikTok and IG appears to be focused on getting perfection, with heavy finishes and thick canvasses of product, the Makeup Revolution Balm Glow balms are a tonic to that, providing dewy, glossy, natural hints of colour and glow, in a buildable formula that feels comfortable on the skin and can be used in many different ways.
Much like the Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balms, the Makeup Revolution Balm Glow balms come in array of shades, ranging from the extremely subtle Golden Hour that just adds some shine and juiciness (I bet this would be a particularly welcome handbag staple for those with very dry skin) right through to Deep Plum, which, as the name suggests, is a deep berry shade that I bet would look amazing on darker skin tones.
On top of those, you also have the pops of colour: Rose Pink, Peach Bliss, Flushed Pink and Bare Pink, so definitely a pink-lovers dream – I’m very much in my element with these gorgeous shades! Finally, you have Natural Nude and Sunkissed Nude, which are more neutral in tone. I can happily use Natural Nude as a bronzer style colour and I have a video of myself using these which I’ll be uploading to my TikTok soon, so don’t forget to follow me if you fancy seeing this!
As you can probably tell, I was absolutely thrilled with the Makeup Revolution Balm Glow balms and they really did meet all my expectations (can’t wait to take them on holiday!) the only thing that annoyed me was they didn’t have the shade names on the tins, so if you decided to buy more than one, there’s no way of knowing what shade you have until you open it up. It’s a small thing, but definitely annoying. I also really do love the pots they come in, which are both cute and sturdy.
These fabulous little multipurpose balms are just £5.99 each, but I noticed that the Revolution Beauty site is showing them all as limited quantity – I hope this doesn’t mean that they’re discontinuing them as they are such a brilliant and affordable dupes for the Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balms which are so expensive for what they are! I think the issue some people might have is how subtle (but buildable) the colour payoff is, but that’s the whole idea of these gorgeous products; much like the aforementioned Miracle Balms, these are are aimed at those who want to go for a no-makeup look – they give a little boost, a little bit of dew and a little bit of colour, you apply with your fingertips just before you’re heading out of the door, so if you like your makeup lowkey and gentle then these really are little pots of joy.