Makeup Revolution have been a bit under fire at the minute by one particular beauty blogger causing a stir! Makeup Revolution are well known for producing dupes of higher end brands. They’ve been doing this for a good while now, whilst producing their own unique products. As you all know, Makeup Revolution happen to be one of my favourite drugstore brands, not for the dupes but for the quality and price of their products. They do however do quite a few dupes for if you’re on a budget.
Now, the drama started on a blog post here from a fellow beauty blogger called Beauty By The Bunny. Now, I understand where she’s coming from as regarding ‘copying’ the packaging. But at the end of the day this is business and brands copy each other all the bloody time. The main focus of her blog post is Charlotte Tilbury and Makeup Revolution copying her lipstick tube design. Looking through the comments, it seems that Charlotte Tilbury took ‘inspiration’ from Estee Lauder’s packaging, which apparently (I don’t know so can’t confirm) the owner of Makeup Revolution, Adam Minto had some input in regards to making/designing the lipstick tube.
But anyway, I’m all up for people having different opinions and airing them, (just like I’m doing now) that’s the joy of having the freedom of speech but for me, she was so disrespectful and it was incredibly one sided towards Makeup Revolution and Adam Minto. It’s not only that that pisses me off but the way she comes across as a complete Makeup Snob. I’ve followed her for a while and know she likes high end brands but I never knew just how snobby she was towards drugstore brands. She’s called cheap makeup shit and actually insulted people who use drugstore products, even going on Makeup Revolutions Instagram and personally insulting the owner. As a beauty blogger, I would never do that, you have to be respectful of other brands, I’d hate for any brand of fellow bloggers to see me in that light.
I personally use drugstore and highend and have to say I’ve had my fair share of shit from both. If you watch Tati on YouTube she’s the perfect example of loving high end products but also being so down to earth that she loves and tries out and even uses drugstore products. If you think just because it’s high end it’s good, you’re being fooled and wasting a lot of money.
I think it’s good that Makeup Revolution have catered to the pubic who are on a tight budget but still want the look of a high end product they are unable to afford or just don’t want to splurge. Myself personally, I have a son so splurging on high end products is more of a treat for me as he comes first always. But as I’ve stated, I don’t buy into dupes myself, if I like the look of a product regardless of if it’s a dupe or unique product I’ll buy it. I have nothing against people either who only buy high end makeup, it’s your money to do as you please. But don’t pull other people down who enjoy/can only afford drugstore products, that’s not okay.
I’m not usually one to get myself caught up in drama (I have enough going on in real life) but this really pissed me off how this one brand and Owner has been slated when plenty of other brands, both high end and drugstore have done it. Even down to clothing and food products, it happens everywhere.
What are yours guys opinions? Do you like dupes or disagree with some of the products Makeup Revolution puts out?
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