Makeuprevolution Highlighter Palette “Highlight”// SWATCHES + FIRST IMPRESSION

Hello friends,
today I want to show you some pictures and swatches from the Makeuprevolution Highlighter Palette “Highlight”. It retails for 9,99€ at my local drugstore. The “Highlight” palette contains three unique highlighter shades, ranging from a pretty lavender to a duochromatic peach shade and a yellow gold.
There is also another Highlighter Palette called “Radiance” which I have not tried yet. The swatches were promissing though!

For all my German readers: The drugstore chain Rossmann just recently incorporated the brand Makeuprevolution into their assortment! If you live in the south you could try ordering from their website.


                       P A C K A G I N G


As usual the packaging is very pretty for this Makeuprevolution palette. I always love their eye catching packaging and also the piano laquer hard plastic cover for the actual palette looks very elegant and pretty. You can already see finger prints on the plastic surface though, but I do not mind.
The hard plastic protects its content well and usually I don’t even have to worry about dropping a palette. It happened to me before and the shades always stayed in place. I also like the fact that all their palettes come with a big mirror of great quality.


                    S W A T C H E S


          F I R S T I M P R E S S I O N



The first shade from this palette is a very unique cool toned light yellow. It was the shade that made me buy the palette in the first place, because I haven’t seen a highlighter like this before in a drugstore. It might be a dupe for a high end brand highlighter and if that is the case please let me know in the comment section below!

The second shade is a gorgeous duochromatic rose gold. From certain angles it looks slightly peach coloured and then again it is more pink and purple if you move it around. It is my favorite everyday highlighter at the moment. I think it is the most versatile shade of the palette.

The third shade is a beautiful lavender which reminded me a lot of the highlighter in the Sugar and Spice Ultra Blush Palette from Makeuprevolution. This colour doesn’t look very flattering on my skin tone but I think it might look amazing on someone with a deeper complexion.
I also think that this highlighter works great for avantgardistic makeup looks and it definitely can be used to spice up your every day makeup!

All shades have the same powdery consistency. I personally prefer powder highlighter, so I am quite happy with this product. The powder for these highlighters feels very soft and almost creamy in texture.

IMG_5165---My conclusion? All in all I am very happy with my purchase and I use this highlighter palette on a daily basis. I would recommend this palette to everyone who wants to try something different. It is not only cheap but also of great quality!

What is your favorite highlighter of all time? Do you have a holy grail?

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day,



Check out my other blog posts about products from Makeuprevolution:
Golden Sugar Palette
Hot Spice Palette & Sugar and Spice Palette
Eyes Like Angels, Flawless & Beyond Flawless Eyeshadow Palettes


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Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows / SWATCHES / CLOSE-UPS / REVIEW

Hello friends,
today I want to share my new Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows with you! I already fell in love with the unique texture of these eyeshadows when I got my first three Super Shocks a while back. You can read what I wrote about Paradox, Animal and Dare here.


D I S C L A I M E R: This will be a very picture heavy post!
First I will show you swatches of all shades and after that I got a lot of close-ups shots taken in daylight and with indoor lighting for you!


The shades that I got are:

– Moonwalk
– Telepathy
– Prickly Pear
– Elixir
– So Quiche
– Game Face
– Static
– Drift
– Babykins
– Erotic
– Central Perk

                       S W A T C H E S



                  C L O S E – U P S

The first picture of every eyeshadow was taken in daylight and the second picture is taken in bright warm indoor lighting. I tried to describe the shades with my own words without looking the descriptions up from the official website. Also the second picture which is taken indoors shows how the shadows look like when you swatched them.

                  M O O N W A L K


Moonwalk is a very unique eyeshadow. The colour is changing from a green to a reddish brown depending on lighting! To be honest I wish the colour would pop a little more (no pun intended) when applied, because it is not very bright and kind of sheer especially when blended.

                  T E L E P A T H Y


Telepathy is a very bright and stunning yellowish golden shade. This eyecatching eyeshadow will look good on everyone in my opinion! I use it a lot at the moment.

             P R I C K L Y   P E A R


A light brown with strong golden glitter. It is very shiny and pretty when it gets hit by light.

                            E L I X I R


A matte brown shade that works beautifully as transition colour for blending and it is very pretty just on its own.

                   S O   Q U I C H E


This shade has pink and golden glitter. The pink glitter makes the cool towned greyish brown look very interesting.

                 G A M E   F A C E


Game Face looks like dissolved copper when swatched. It’s a beautiful shade that will suit every eye colour. Everyone should probably have an eyeshadow like this.

                          D R I F T


This shade is a dark red with glitter particles and it is also sheerer than Babykins, Static and Central Perk.

                           S T A T I C


Static and Drift look pretty much the same from the outside. But the swatches show, that Static is a dark rusty brown with a metallic finish whereas Drift is lighter and dark red with glitter particles.

                      B A B Y K I N S


Babykins is very similar to Drift and Static but has a cooler undertone and pink and silver sparkling glitter.

                        E R O T I C


A bright flamingo pink, a mix between red, pink and orange with pretty golden glitter particles.

              C E N T R A L   P E R K


A rich dark red-ish brown with a soft matte finish. The texture feels amazing and the shade blends well and is highly pigmented for a matte eyeshadow.


                        R E V I E W

As I said in my previews post about Super Shock Eyeshadows: these have an incredibly smooth texture which I absolutely love! They are very different from any powdery eyeshadow and every other eyeshadow in general that I own, except for some of the Sleek i-Divine eyeshadows that I own. But the eyeshadows from colourpop are still creamier. In my post about Dare, Animal and Paradox I assumed that the eyeshadows will dry out after a while, because it says that you have to keep the lid closed tightly to prevent them from losing their texture. Well, now that it has been a little bit over five months I have noticed a big difference in texture, especially when I compare the old to the new eyeshadows. They definitely dry out after a while, even when you don’t use them a lot!

My advice for working with the Super Shock eyeshadows is to use your fingertips instead of makeup brushes for application on your eyelid. For blending you can definitely use a brush but the application does not go too well for me if I only use a brush. I think that is because of the buttery consistency and texture difference since most brushes are made for the more powdery kind eyeshadow in the first place.


Please let me know if these extremely picture heavy posts are interesting for you or if you would prefer smaller pictures and less pictures in general of the products that I show you!

Have a nice day!


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Hey friends,
today I am sharing my super quick and easy fake freckles tutorial with you! I tried to figure out a way how everyone can do this without purchasing water based face paint. So if you don’t have brown face paint or stuff to mix a nice brown colour, you can just go ahead and buy instant coffee or use the one that you already have at home. I tried this out just for you and I really liked the outcome!

What you will need:

  • 2 bowls
  • hot water
  • a small brush
  • a sponge with big pores
  • either water activated face paint in brown (or colours to mix brown)
  • or instant coffee + a spoon

I used a basic cleaning sponge and it is very important that it has the same kind of structure like mine. You should be able to find the perfect sponge in the cleaning section at your local drugstore/supermarket.

Also: Have a look at pictures of people with freckles first. Check out the instagram account from Mr. Elbank for example. He takes great photographs of people with freckles and it can definitely help you a lot to have a look at real freckles before you try to fake them.

Note that I find it easiest to apply your regular makeup before doing the fake freckles, because afterwards you can not apply any foundation or concealer without ruining what you just created.


STEP 1: mix instant coffee with hot water

So if you are using the instant coffee you have to make sure you use just a liiiittle amount of hot water to dilute the coffee. You should be able to mix it but it should be still kind of thick. As you can see in my picture there was a little bit of instant coffee left on the spoon because it was hard to dilute it with such little water, but that is totally fine. Most important is that you get a dark brown to use for your freckles.


STEP 2: application / test on the back of your hand

Now this looks pretty dark and that’s where your second bowl comes in handy. You can put a little bit of water into the second bowl and dip in the sponge to make the brown freckles lighter. I recommend applying a thin layer of brown texture first and then going in with the darker brown.


You should try out the pattern of the sponge and the colour of your mixture on your hand first. I was happy with the results and started applying the ‘coffee paint’ on my face.


I already knew that I wanted to do dramatic freckles so I did not start very subtle and used the ‘coffee paint’ all over my face.


As you can see in this picture, my skin tone is rather pink so the coffee colour was not perfect for me. That is the reason why I usually mix my own colour with water activated face paint. But you should definitely try out coffee first before buying expensive makeup if you just want to create fake freckles for one makeup look only.



STEP 3: paint little dots on your nose bridge and cheeks

Now use your small brush to put little dots on your face. Usually the freckles are centered around the nose and under-eye area. Keep in mind that these sun spots show where the sun hits the skin a lot and if you ever had a sun burn on your face you probably know where to put the dots!



STEP 4: use powder to match the freckles to your skin tone and mattify

That’s it!
Inspired by the pictures of Mr. Elbank I exagerated the freckles to the max this time. I totally dig the outcome but it is up to you if you end up with a lot of freckles like me or just use this method to create a soft sun-kissed summer freckles look.

The only downside to the instant coffee method is the smell and maybe the colour, depending on your skin tone. If you do not like coffee smell you should consider buying brown face paint or try using cocoa powder mixed with hot water. I think these realistic fake freckles took me about 5-10 minutes in total. If you try this method please show me your results and tag me in your pictures on instagram (@melodyflausch). It was a lot of fun to use the instant coffee instead of my face paint, you should definitely give it a try!


I hope you found this tutorial helpful! Have a nice day! ❤


P.S.: Follow me on instagram @melodyflausch and check out my other fake freckles looks! I also created galaxy freckles that you should check out! ^-^







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Hello friends,

today I want to share a few pictures of my new brush set from bh cosmetics as well as a short review of them with you. This will be a picture heavy post as usual!  I got the Studded Couture 12 Piece Brush Set a few weeks ago during a holiday promotion for a huge discount. This set is now available for 24€ on the German website but I got it for 15€ during the sale. Most of the products are a lot cheaper on the American website (this set costs 20$). Whenever I am interested in any of their products I am waiting for a sale and I can only recommend you to do the same. It is really worth it! As a student it can be hard to find good quality brushes for a budget. So for me bh cosmetics it is! I paid 80 cents for each brush now and that is sooo affordable. Plus I got a pretty travel friendly box to put them in with the purchase. I have been lacking enough brushes ever since I was into make-up and it is so much more convenient to have for example three different blending brushes. You always need a new clean brush if you are going in with a lot of colours at the same time!

The set contains 12 super-soft synthetic face and eye cosmetic brushes.

  1. Large Angled Contour Brush
  2. Flat Buffing Brush
  3. Precision Brush
  4. Angled Face Shader Brush
  5. Pointed Foundation Brush
  6. Large Concealer Brush
  7. Domed Blending Brush
  8. Fluff Shadow Brush
  9. Tapered Blending Brush
  10. Angled Shading Brush
  11. Pencil Brush
  12. Angled Liner & Brow Brush



                                   Pictures with flash

You can definitely tell by the pictures that the brushes are made of a synthetic material.


                     FIRST IMPRESSIONS / REVIEW

I have tried these brushes for roughly 4 weeks now and I am really happy with their quality. For such a small budget you really get a lot! The main reason why I bought this set was the variety of brushes that I don’t own yet. I was especially eyeing the different blending brushes and the contour brushes. They did not disappoint me at all. The synthetic material is super soft and works well. My absolut favorite is the big domed blendig brush because of it’s versatility. I use it for applying highlighter as well as for applying eye shadow. If you are looking for a set that contains a variety of blending brushes this one is a good choice. Usually most brush sets come only with one blending brush in total.
For the gold-studded ivory cylindrical case that comes with the set I can say it is handy and very travel friendly. Though it smells awful like cheap plastic. I hope for the smell to go away soon. But I will definitely keep it for traveling. Fortunately the brushes themselves seem to be of a better quality or the plastic they’re made of simply doesn’t smell bad.
Hopefully you enjoyed this short review of the Studded Couture 12 Piece Brush Set and find it helpful!

Have a nice day!




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MAKEUPREVOLUTION – Eyes Like Angels, Flawless and Beyond Flawless Eyeshadow Palettes REVIEW

Hello friends,
today I want to share my first impressions on the Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes “Eyes Like Angels”, “Flawless” and “Beyond Flawless”. This post will be very picture heavy because often the pictures can speak for themselves! But I also included some of my thoughts in the end.

For my German readers: You can get your hands on these palettes at Rossmann now!! I am super excited to share the news with you, although I am probably kind of late. Actually I did not know Rossmann is selling Makeup Revolution’s products now until I stumbled accross the stand-up display myself last week!

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All three palettes have a pretty metallic cardboard packaging that has a display of all the colours that the palette contains on the back of it. Each palette comes with a black hard plastic packaging like all other Makeup Revolution palettes that I own and they have a huge mirror of great quality. I like that they keep the design simple and classy. The black plastic is of good quality. I have droped my other palettes more than two times already and the plastic never broke or got damaged. Only one shadow broke but compared to other palettes that I own Makeup Revolution’s palettes take falling down quite good. A downside to the shiny black packaging is that you can easily see fingerprints on it and it is hard to keep it clean!



          E Y E S   L I K E   A N G E L S

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                     F L A W L E S S

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As you can see the swatches of some of the eyeshadows look almost identical. I was quite surprised that they do not vary that much. The palette would be alright with probably only half of the shades that are in it.





        B E Y O N D   F L A W L E S S

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As you can see the matte shades swatch pretty uneven and there is a lot of fallout and crumbling going on. The shimmery eyeshadows are nice and soft and I like their buttery texture.


                       T E X T U R E

I am kind of sad about the fact that the matte shades in all three palettes are very powdery and the colour pay-off is not good either. Some of them crumble too much and there is a lot of fallout if you try to get a lot of colour on your lid. You should definitely use a good primer to make these work well. I came to the conclusion that the lighter the matte shade the harder it is to work with and the darker the colour the worse the fallout.

The shimmery and metallic eyeshadows are very creamy and rich in pigmentation. I totally love all of the shades that contain shimmer from all three palettes. They are easy to work with and blend very nicely.


A P P L I C A T I O N  &  D U R A B I L I T Y

I used all three palettes for my makeup already and so far I am happy with the durability of these shadows. They last 8 hours even without primer. Usually I only apply them with my fingertip on my eyelid that was primed with a little bit of bb cream. Then I used a fluffy blending brush to smooth out the edges. This method worked pretty well. I also used brushes to apply the shadows but I feel like the metallic eyeshadows go on best when you use your fingers for application.


               C O N C L U S I O N

The Eyes Like Angels palette is my favorite out of the three. The main reason is that the colours vary a lot. It contains as many subtles as brights so it is very versatile. The texture of the shades in this palette is also the best because it has only a few matte shades.
My least favorite is the Flawless palette. I was sure would love it because I am a huge fan of rose gold shades. Sadly this palette contains most of the matte eyeshadows and therefore has the worst quality in my opinion. Also I feel like the eyeshadows do not differ that much compared to the Beyond Flawless palette which is my second favorite.

I would not purchase the Flawless palette again but I would definitely buy the Beyond Flawless and the Eyes Like Angels palette again! Keep in mind that this is my personal preference and you should definitely swatch all of the colours for yourself if you have the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to swatch any of these palettes beforehand. Maybe you will like the Flawless palette better than the others and it will be your new holy grail. So far I have been very happy with all my Makeup Revolution products and I will definitely check out their other stuff!

There will be some makeup looks coming in the future where I use these palettes so stay tuned and follow me on instagram @melodyflausch!

Hopefully this review was helpful for you! ❤
Have a nice day,


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COLOURPOP eye shadow review & swatches

Hello friends,
today I want to share some swatches and a little review of the ColourPop Super Shock eye shadows Dare, Paradox and Animal. I got them during the free international shipping last month for 5$ each from ColourPop’s website. Shipping my order to Germany took about two weeks customs clearance included. I think you will always have to pay taxes on top because ColourPop does not ship their stuff as presents like other companies and therefore you will have to pay for the entry of goods. By the way you can look forward to the next blog post about three different kinds of ColourPop’s Liquid Lipsticks!

                      P A C K A G I N G


The Super Shock eye shadows first come in a pretty cardboard packaging. The colours are securely packed inside of a white plastic container with a twist-off cap. For me the twist-off cap works ok. From time to time I struggle a little bit with closing it though. Keep in mind that you really do need the cap because the eye shadows will maybe dry out a bit if you forget to put it on.


I think the white containers could become dirty over time and I guess they will get stained from the shadows but I do not mind. To be honest I am not a big fan of white plastic and white packaging -to me it always looks inexpensive in a bad way. The plastic feels and looks cheap in my opinion and there is a little production error on the surface of all of the containers. Nonetheless I think it is not bad at all considering its price!


                              CLOSE UPS

D A R E – a lovely purple colour with pretty blueish glitter.img_0083P A R A D O X – a deep burgundy colour with a satin finish.img_0084A N I M A L – a salmon-pink colour with silver glitter.img_0085IMG_0074--.jpg

              S C E N T & T E X T U R E


Every eye shadow has its own artifical smell to it and I tried to find good examples for you to get an idea of what the scent is like. All in all they smell like acrylics and crayons. One even reminded me of the chemical smell of most liquid lipsticks. I think that the explanation for the unique smell of each shade is the different pigments that have been used to create the colours.
Thankfully the scent is not noticable during the application or while you wear the eye shadows on your eye lids. (ノ゚▽゚)ノ You really have to come close to them with your nose.

All eye shadows have a smooth texture that is easy to apply on the lids with your finger tips. It is totally different from regular powdery eye shadows. I would say that these are my new favorites just because of their almost cream like consistency and easy application. They are buttery soft, which I absolutely love.

Some of the Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes have high shimmer eye shadows, that have a higher softness to them than regular eye shadows. In comparison to these Sleek eye shadows the Super Shocks from ColourPop ones are a little creamier. I guess the ColourPop Super Shocks lose their softness when they dry out after using them a lot which does not happen to the ones from Sleek that I always leave open on my commode. On the ColourPop website they offer tips for application and also offer an advice: “When finished, close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time, you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Shadow so amazing.”

When you dip your brush or finger tip into the eye shadow it will sink into it and leave a little ‘pit’. I took pictures of every eyeshadow after using it once for my eye and swatching it once on my arm. The dark red eyeshadow, Paradox, shows how my finger took away a little bit of the pattern first for the swatch. Then I dipped in a brush and it left the eyeshadow with a hole. For me the pictures speak for themselve in terms of the texture.


            S W A T C H E S



Dare applied on the whole eyelid without any primer.


For the two bottom pictures I used Animal on the movable eye lid and Paradox in the inner corner and for the crease area. Again the eye shadows were applied without primer on clean eye lids with my finger tips.

Until now I do not have anything to complain about these eye shadows and I am impressed with the texture. I would definitely buy them again. Hopefully you find this review helpfull!
Have a nice day,

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Makeuprevolution Ultra Blush Palette Hot Spice & Sugar and Spice // Swatches & First Impressions

Hello friends,
today I want to share my first impressions and swatches of the Makeuprevolution Ultra Blush Palettes Hot Spice and Sugar and Spice with you. I already posted my impression of the Ultra Blush Golden Sugar Palette from Makeuprevolution a while ago and this palette is the reason why I purchased these two palettes too! This time I also got swatches of all three palettes for you. By the way I got my palettes here for 7,99€ each (except for the Golden Sugar which was 9,99€ at the time) but you can also just go to their website and buy them there!


                        P A C K A G I N G



For a palette this affordable I think the packaging is of a very high quality. The palette comes with a nice mirror that I used a lot when I was on vacation.
There is just one thing that some people might dislike about the black high shine plastic of this palette because it gets dirty all the time, it is full of finger prints and it will not be easy to be kept clean and shiny. I do not mind at all though because the plastic is strong and of a good quality that keeps my blushes safe.(●⌒∇⌒●)


                  S C E N T & T E X T U R E

All three palettes that I own do not have any unpleasant smell whatsoever. I would say they do not smell like anything which is a huge plus for me and probably for many other people too who dislike strong scented blushes/makeup. I have come across a lot of affordable makeup palettes now and the smell was often a problem that came with them so I am super happy that Makeuprevolution seems to care about this issue and probably uses better quality ingredients.


I wanted to show you this picture because I think that it’s important to point out that each shade of the palettes has their own texture. The blushes with glitter particles or high shimmer are my favorite because the matter ones tend to crumble a little. I like to use some of these colours for my eye makeup also so this kind of texture leads to fallout and a little mess in the palette itself. If you use these shades as blush only the texture differences will not be a problem at all. In this picture you can see how the shades looked after I used a finger for a swatch. As you can see there is a big difference in all pans and the more brownish colour did not take the swatch as well as the pink shade right next to it.


This is how my Golden Sugar Palette looks like after using it for a little longer than three months. I use it almost every day and I still have not hit a pan. The high shimmer on most of the shades of the Golden Sugar Palette resembles all of the highlighter and shimmery shades of the Hot Spice and Sugar and Spice palettes. They have a lot of fallout and make a mess inside the palette. I purposely did not clean up the mess to show you how your palettes will probably look after a while of using them.


                           S W A T C H E S

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Highlighter Colours in comparison (orange tones Hot Spice, pink tones Sugar and Spice)highlighter-compared

I did not swatch the highlighter colours from the Golden Sugar Palette next to the highlighters from the other two palettes because in my opinion almost all shades from the Golden Sugar palette can work as highlighter or bronzer because of their high shimmer.



So far I am in love with all three palettes but my absolute favorite is the Golden Sugar Palette. The white highlighter goes well with every skin colour and it also has the perfect pink blush shades for my own skin tone. But I am a huge fan of the orange colour of the Hot Spice Palette and I have already used it as eye shadow and blush for a makeup look. You can see it on my instagram @melodyflausch. The extremely pigmented purple highlighter shade from the Sugar and Spice Palette is very unique too! I do not regret buying the other two palettes at all since they have such a great quality for a budget and I cannot wait to do more makeup looks with these!! All in all I would purchase all three palettes again.

Have a nice day! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°


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