OH MY GOD - Makeup Revolution x Friends Collection Review

by - Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hi, dolls! 
Today's post has to be the most exciting review I have done in a while. When Makeup Revolution announced they would be doing a collab collection with Friends (tv show) I was over the moon! It's one of my favourite tv shows that I can constantly rewatch and having a makeup collection based on it is super exciting! The whole collection includes a big eyeshadow palette, 3 small ones, 6 glosses and 3 lipsticks plus accessories. Out of the entire collection, I decided to get the 3 mini palettes and two glosses as the third one I wanted was sold out. If you're interested to hear more about the collection, let's get right into the review!


As mentioned above, I decided to reach for all 3 mini palettes and pass on the big one as lately I'm more into mini eyeshadow palettes. From the lip products, I decided to go for two lip glosses and pass on the lipsticks as the colours didn't really stand out to me. From the lip glosses, I went for Monica's and Rachel's gloss and I also really wanted Joey's but that was sold out by the time I was making my order. Although the mini palettes and lipsticks are created after the 3 girls, the lip glosses are created after the 6 Friends - each in a different shade of course. Once again, I don't think all these shade would work well on my skin tone but I'm glad there's something for everyone from light nudes to deep plum colours. The collection also includes accessories such as a mirror in the shape of the yellow door frame, 3 scrunchies and makeup bags but sadly all were sold out when I placed my order but once there is a restock, I would definitely love to grab the mirror and the scrunchies!


Makeup Revolution has also already announced that part 2 of the Revolution x Friends collab will be coming before the end of 2020, so I'm super hyped about it already and can't wait to grab that too! I'm aware that this collection might not be for everyone but for a Friend fan like myself this collab is a dream come true! Can anyone make a Gossip Girl collab next?! xo


£8/$12

Revolution x Friends Monica palette features 9 copper and warm neutral shades to help you recreate Monica's 90's inspired makeup look. Plus, add a sultry pop of burgundy or some shimmer to take your look to a SEVEN! The Monica palette is encased in an easy, travel-friendly square compact with the iconic Friends door frame on the cover - perfect to keep for yourself or as a gift to your fellow Friends lover.


I didn't know what to expect from this Friends collab palettes quality wise but knowing how much I like other Revolution's palettes, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I was right! This palette is super pigmented, I definitely can tell a big difference between this palette's formula and quality as it's much higher than a regular Revolution palette which in my opinion is already good enough for a drug-store product. I also really love the fact that each shade in this palette has a name that links to Monica.


Monica's palette swatches like a dream but also applies amazingly on the eyes. It's super pigmented and I'm sure it will work great on all skin tones. Geller CupFrizzy and Obsessive are pressed pigments meaning that they might require a sticky base such as concealer or an eyeshadow base for its pigment to show up. Some pressed pigments can leave a stain but in many cases, it's not as bad, or at least I never had a problem with pressed pigments leaving stains on my eyes. Plus, any good makeup remover should help with removing any stains left by pressed pigments. Geller Cup has to be my favourite shade from the palette but all the mattes are truly super pigmented and easy to blend. Clean can do a great job as a highlight and Chef is a stunning gold shimmer!


£8/$12

Revolution x Friends Phoebe palette features 9 neutral shades to help you recreate Phoebe's 90's inspired makeup look. Plus, add a pop of coral or some shimmer or even glitter! to take your look to a "Oh actually, no, I look good" level. The Phoebe palette is encased in an easy, travel-friendly square compact with the iconic Friends taxi on the cover - perfect to keep for yourself or as a gift to your fellow Friends lover.


When I first saw the palettes online, I thought that the Phoebe palette will be my least favourite out of the 3 minis. However, once I opened it I realised that it might just be my favourite! It's a stunning, neutral, everyday palette that allows you to create super cute and quick makeup looks. I love that they added a glitter shade Science Boy which I recommend applying using your finger. 


How beautiful is this palette? Similarly to Monica's palette, all the shades swatch so well and are super pigmented. I loveeee the glitter shade Science Boy and Triplet has to be the cutest shade of pink. This is definitely going to become my go-to everyday palette because it's super soft-glam and cute! Just like the Monica palette, this also has pressed pigments - Smelly Cat, Lobster, Buffay and Science Boy. These will apply best after using a sticky base such as any eyeshadow base or concealer. You can also use a glitter glue for Science Boy for the best results.


£8/$12

Revolution x Friends Rachel palette features 9 neutral shades to help you recreate Rachel's signature makeup look. Plus, add a vibrant pop of pink or some shimmer to your look and you'll never be able to take a break from this palette! The Rachel palette is encased in an easy, travel-friendly square compact with the iconic Friends Central Perk's sofa on the cover - perfect to keep for yourself or as a gift to your fellow Friends lover.


After the collection was first announced and shared on social media, I found Rachel's palette to stand out the most and be the most unique out of the 3 minis. Rachel is my favourite Friend, so I knew I had to get this palette! All 3 palettes have the same amazing formula and great quality, all swatching like a dream and performing even better on the eyes. I do recommend using a sticky base as mentioned already because some of the shadows are pressed pigments and they will show off better if your eyelids are not set. The two pressed pigments in the Rachel palette are Barneys and Pushover.


This palette definitely gives out Rachel's vibes plus the names make it even more unique. Chip and Tag have to be my favourites but also Pushover is a super pigmented matte that performs amazingly on the eye. You only get 9 shades in this palette but you have so many options to create either an everyday or a full-glam going-out look!

£6/$8

The collectable Friends X Revolution lip gloss is designed to channel each character vibes, each having a unique illustration design - Rachel having the Central Perk logo, Ross having the Monkey and Phoebe having the Lobster. Each lip gloss provides an intense colour pay-off, with a wet look finish. 


The collectable Friends X Revolution lip gloss is designed to channel each character vibes, each having a unique illustration design - Monica having the frame, Chandler the Turkey and Joey having a Sandwich. Each lip gloss provides an intense colour pay-off, with a wet look finish. 


As mentioned already, I have only picked two lip glosses as the third one I wanted - Joey's was already sold out. Monica's gloss is a medium mauve neutral and Rachel is a clear gloss. Both glosses have a beautiful coconut scent, which differs from Revolution's other lip glosses which I recently reviewed (read the review HERE) which had a watermelon scent. The scent is very pleasant and definitely not too strong because I know not everyone likes that in their lip products. I personally don't mind it as long as the scent isn't too heavy which is this case here. I found Rachel's gloss to be my favourite because I love a good clear gloss, however Monica's gloss looks much nicer swatched on my hand than on the lips. Monica's gloss has crystal shimmers which almost hurt once applied on the lips and make me feel super uncomfortable, so for this reason I will probably give it away to someone who will make a better use of it. 

 


Final Thoughts
As a big fan of Friends, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with this collection. The 3 mini eyeshadow palettes have an amazing formula and are very high quality comparing to normal Revolution palettes (which are also good!), blending smoothly onto the eye and leaving barely any fallout. The only product I didn't enjoy was the Monica gloss as the crystal shimmers are really uncomfortable to wear on the lips, but the Rachel gloss is amazing. I do like that each character has its own lip gloss, however not all of the shades are for me. 

Another thing I must admit is that the photos of the collection make the products look less exciting than they are in real life. For example, when my palettes arrived and I opened them, the colours looked far more nicer than on the website photos. This might be something to keep in mind if you're thinking about purchasing the collection because it might surprise you in a good way!

I am excited to see part 2 of the Revolution x Friends collab. I am hoping for maybe more couples products (Ross and Rachel, Chandler and Monica, Joey and Phoebe) or more products based on the guy's characters. PS. Revolution, please make a blue Joey 'lipstick for men'! 
I would also love to see more accessories such as coffee mugs, an actual photo frame or maybe a Smelly Cat face mask!


This collection will definitely stand out more to Friends fans with all the quotes and Friends phrases but I truly recommend the mini eyeshadow palettes to everyone because they are top quality and have an amazing formula. If you're a fan of Revolution's palettes, these perform 10 times better! 

Let me know what is your favourite product from the Revolution x Friends collab collection part 1? Mine has to be the Phoebe palette and the Rachel clear gloss! Let me know down in the comments your thoughts and stay tuned for a new post coming on Wednesday xo

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Love, Olivia xoxo

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32 comments

  1. Oooh those eyeshadows look so pigmented! I think this collection looks amazing!


    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  2. Exciting collection! The minis look absolutely gorgeous - Monica’s has to be my favorite. Loving the swatches xx

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  3. These look so awesome! I don't really wear make up that much but I would definitely try these. I'm a massive friends fan as well!

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    1. Its a great collection for any FRIENDS fan! xo

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  4. it sucks that monica gloss hurts the lips because the colour looks stunning. i’m not a big friends lover but the collab is definitely a cute one 💛

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  5. I agree with you - Phoebes palette is the nicest. Great review and very helpful swatches 😊 My favorite friend is Joey 🍕🥖🍟🍔🌭

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    1. I love them all, so hard to pick a favourite! xo

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  6. I really wanted to get something from this collection but I was too late, I love the look of the mini palettes especially the Rachel one! X

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    1. I believe they have restocks every couple of weeks, so stay tuned if you want to order something xo

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  7. Oh my gosh I love these! They sound really high quality and the colours are awesome - I love that it mixes bolder colours with the more neutral. They seem a great price as well - it wouldn't have surprised me if they were double this!

    Great reviews!

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.com/

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    1. They are truly amazing for a great value! xo

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  8. Interesting that you said the photos make it look less interesting than they are in real life because I was quite underwhelmed by a lot of it when I first saw the photos. However, if anyone makes that Gossip Girl collab you mentioned, I'm buying absolutely everything x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. That was my first thought that popped into my head when I opened these palettes up, they look so much better in person than on Revolution’s socials! And yes, gossip girl collection is a dream!! xo

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  9. I’m in love with the fact that these are a thing! All of these products would make such fun stocking stuffers for Christmas! I’m loving the Phoebe palette but don’t think I could pull off the colours. I’m going to see if I can find these locally to me. Thanks for sharing! �� Alison, A Sustainably Simple Life

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    1. If you live in the UK, you can get these from superdrug website & if you’re from US, they have this in Ulta. Plus you can order from Revolution’s main website, I’m sure they deliver to almost everywhere! xo

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  10. Nice post. Really pretty pallettes

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  11. What an amazing association and kudos to Make Up Revolution for the idea. I love the look of the Monica lip gloss but I think everything looks beautiful :)

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  12. Those palettes have such pretty shades. Such a lovely collection.

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  13. I rarely treat myself to new make up but I absolutely loveee this collection! So I might have to! The palettes are beautiful. I think Phoebe's is my favourite shade wise! x

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    1. You definitely should, it’s a great one! 😊xo

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  14. This collection is adorable and I like it but I do think that a lot more thought couldve been put into it! The Rachel palette is probably my favourite 😊

    🌿 Marissa Belle × marsybun.com 🌿

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    1. There will be part 2 of this collab coming at the end of this year, so hopefully more products will be added! xo

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  15. Oooh my goodness, I love the eye shadow palettes! As a huge Friends fan, I totally approve. Phoebe's looks exactly accurate :D I'd definitely opt for the Monica palette, love the shades on it!

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

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    1. Thank you - I totally love this collection! Can't pick a fave xo

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  16. How exciting!! Cant wait for part two :)

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  17. COULD this be any more exciting? I am a huge friends fan and I am just loving this post. :D It just makes me so happy.

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