Freedom Makeup is created by the same people that bring us Makeup Revolution with the main difference being that Freedom Makeup is for lovers of professional performing makeup. Surprisingly though it is still extremely affordable and does bear a lot of resemblance to it’s sister brand. This is my first encounter with this makeup range so I wanted to share my initial impressions.
I recently picked up 3 items from their collection to try out as I had never even heard of it until I saw the new impressive array of products on display in Superdrug.
Pro Highlight in Brighten £3.50
The first thing to catch my eye was the highlighter (no surprises there) it has a really cute raised wave design as well as the Freedom logo embedded in it which makes it look a little more premium. Currently, like most makeup fans I am obsessed with highlighters and always opt for a pink toned one as I feel it suits my skin tone a little better than the more yellow hued ones. I quite like this highlighter but it is very subtle so I find myself having to use quite a bit of product to build up the desired effect. Comparing it to Makeup Revolution one, which is very similarly priced, it is just not in the same league. The pink highlighter from Makeup Revolution is really highly pigmented and you only need to use a tiny amount for it to make the desired pop. So if you are in the market for an inexpensive high performing highlighter I would advise you to try the Makeup Revolution one in Pink Lights.
Pro 12 Audacious 3 Eyeshadow Palette £4
This 12 shadow palette looked really impressive on the shelf and for only £4 I had to give it a whirl. With a host of gorgeous pink, bronze and gold shimmery shades it had my name written all over it. However, it just doesn’t perform as well as I had hoped it would. The shades are very inconsistent with some being quite pigmented and others having very little pigment. While it has a great selection of shades I once again found that I had to use a lot of product and keep reapplying to get the colour pay off and intensity I wanted, as you can see from the swatches on my arm colour pay off leaves a lot to be desired. The next time I use this palette I will be wetting my brush as I’m sure that will help the colours to look much more pigmented as I really do love the colour selection especially the bronze gold shade.
Eyebrow Pomade £5
This looks like an exact dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade which I absolutely love, so I had to give this much cheaper version a try. I really like this one and it certainly gives ABH a run for their money, unfortunately though I picked up soft brown which is far too warm toned for me. They do however have a vast selection of shades and if I was to buy this again I would opt for the medium brown shade.
I was very intrigued by this brand as it positions itself as though it is the professional version of Makeup Revolution but with the 3 products I tried I was left feeling quite underwhelmed and definitely did not feel as though I was using professional makeup products. Although this brand is extremely affordable and seems to have some lovely products I think Makeup Revolution is the superior brand. So when looking for my next affordable makeup fix I think I will stick to Makeup Revolution as I feel their products are much more effective with a lot better colour pay off.
Have you tried anything from Freedom Makeup?