Makeup Revolution, Dupes & Disrespectful Beauty Bloggers.

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?

 

Thanks so much for reading!

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53 thoughts on “Makeup Revolution, Dupes & Disrespectful Beauty Bloggers.

  1. I totally agree with you. As a blogger, you are entitled to have an opinion but you cannot just make people feel bad for having an opinion and you can’t bash at things you don’t agree with! I also love Tati.. haha

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  2. That’s just sad freedom of speech doesn’t give you the right to be a jerk. People nowadays cannot tell the difference between voicing their opinions and being complete asses. Almost everyone I know has started out with drugstore makeup and then moved on or not to pricier brands. Btw price is never indicative of quality . 😘

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  3. I’m half and half, I think. I’m really disappointed with some of my high end palettes by Urban Decay and Illamasqua, compared to some of my palettes by Make Up Revolution. That said, some of their products are appalling quality as well (though I’m less bothered if a £1 lipstick turns out to be naff!). All brands seem to have hit and miss factors and I’d rather buy something because it was decent and cruelty-free, regardless who makes it. Also, I have a bit of a problem spending £40 on an eye palette (especially since all of them are “must-have items”) when I can get one that will do the job for £8.

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    1. That’s the thing though, there will be shit products from every single brand, nobody gets it spot on everything regardless of price. And same here, a lot of people have other priorities, kids, paying for bills, house etc that spending £40 on a palette that may or may not be good is too risky for some people. I’d rather stick with a Dupe until I’m in a position to be able to spend (& maybe lose if it’s shit) that amount xxx

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  4. I actually possess NO high-end makeup, all my makeup is from Boots, Superdrug and Primark. And when you compare my makeup to my friends who own and use high-end, there is no difference! Good makeup for me lies in the skin prep and application. When I know my makeup is looking patchy, I know that it is when my skin is going through a bad patch, or my brushes are clogged with product and need a good scrub.
    I don’t see anything wrong with dupes, I find that if you look at the ingredients, they’re all the same anyway, you’re just paying for the name and packaging. If a product does the job, why have an issue to if it is a Kylie Lip Kit or a Makeup Revolution kit?
    After reading the original post, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but there is a way of voicing it; in my opinion, it does seem harsh. And the packaging copying – there doesn’t seem to be an issue or there would be a lot of trademark lawsuits in the courts over this. If they are not breaking copyright and trademark laws, where is the issue? Looking at the images on the post, yes they are very similar, but how many ways are there to package a lipstick and stay on trend with Rose Gold, which EVERY fashion and beauty brand are using at the moment? xx

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    1. Completely agree with everything you’ve said darlin. Some companies do use higher quality ingredients and there sure will be some high end makeup that beats Drugstore but it can also be the other way around. Price has nothing to do quality. And the whole thing about the lipsticks, Estee Lauder came out with the ‘original’ packaging so it could just as easily be said Charlotte Tilbury did the same thing to Estee Lauder. Thanks so much for reading! ❤️

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  5. People need to learn that in business it’s all about supply and demand. If there’s demand for a kind of makeup product but with a cheaper price, other make up companies are going to make it. Make Up Revolution make some of the best dupes, but like you, I also love their own stuff and it was their own stuff that brought my attention to them in the first place. Being a student, I can’t afford a Kylie Lipstick, but I can afford Make Up Revolution, Barry M’s, Collections and all the drugstore brands because they’re so much more affordable! Just because it’s cheap doesn’t automatically make it shit!

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    1. Exactly they saw an opportunity and grabbed it and now all I see are customers asking them to make Dupes of certain products! And not at all, like I said in another comment, I rarely use my high end products now, makeup revolution are my most used Eyeshadows and that’s over the likes of Clarins, Urban Decay and Mac. Drugstores have really stepped up their game and are competing with high end makeup now! Xxx

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  6. I think the products are on the whole good, and some aren’t. But like other comments have said that is the same for all brands! I think it is great that brands like MUA make makeup affordable for everyone and not just the people with more money.

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  7. 100% agree with you! That post was just plain rude and offensive. Unfortunately most of us do not get stuff handed to us and can’t afford to just buy high end. I have a few high end products but most stuff I buy is drug store. I have bought some awful high end products and felt guilty for days because of the money I’ve wasted.

    I’m also not very brave in the makeup department so brands such as Makeup Revolution are great if I want to try something a little bit out of my comfort zone without wasting £40ish on something I might not pull off!

    Also I think every colour and style of lipstick packaging has been done already so it’s impossible to not have similar packaging to another product and what girl doesn’t want to buy a lipstick with rose gold packaging?!

    I will definitely carry on buying these brands because I think they are great, and no I’m not a child and no I’m not spending my pocket money on it like the post suggested just my hard earned money 😊x

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    1. Exactly, completely agree! Even if I won the lottery there’s still no way I’d only buy high end. From what I own I’ve not had anything that’s blown me away to convert to just high end. And well said, you’re right! Everyone is copying from each other whether it be design, formula, colour etc. And good lass, so will I. And I’m no child either 😉 thank you for reading and for your opinion! Really love reading others thoughts ❤️❤️

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  8. Brilliant post! Personally I have no issues with dupes. For me I think they are great, why spend more when you can get the same product for less? For example L’Oreal Cushion Foundation, L’Oreal also own a range of brands, such as YSL who also have a cushion foundation! By having brands that also own high street brands, makes it easier and more affordable for everyone. Thats not a bad thing, they just know their audience! Brilliant post, and so well written! x

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    1. The thing is everybody bloody does it, there’s nothing wrong with helping to cater with those who can’t afford high end. Why should people miss out because they’re less well off? Thanks so much for reading & your input! ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. I don’t either, with having a kid that £40 could buy a lot of stuff! And maybe it’s me being a Drugstore snob(if that exists) but I hardly ever pick up my higher end makeup, Drugstore have upped their game so much the past 2 years! Some (a lot) of my Drugstore lipsticks are so much better than higher end ones! Xxx

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  10. Yes! Her bullets are almost exact copies of vintage Estee Lauder, she did the exact same thing as MUR in my opinion by borrowing an iconic design to market her brand. I just don’t see the difference. Brands do this all of the time, I read the post and just didn’t think this was anything new. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love Makeup Revolution! I think they’re really creative, and the products are good! I like high end stuff, sure, but how great is it that you can pick up something fun & innovative to try at that price point? ❤️

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  12. I read the original post a week or so ago and have now unfollowed! I’ve never unfollowed anyone because of a dislike for them before but I thought it was rude and disrespectful, and the way in which she has spoken to you and others in the comments is horrible.

    I also found her to be hypocritical. She slated Makeup Revolution but has pictures on her Instagram of the sister brands also created by Adam Minto. I called her out on this and for picking on MUR. A lot of other companies also produce dupes, it’s how they sell their products right? She replied saying yes but TAM are by far the worst company – having posted about Makeup Obsession products….

    Like you, I can’t afford high end brands, in fact I’ve never been able to purchase any. I stick to high street because I’m a student (and not a child as she thinks MUR is aimed at) and don’t have much money to spare! I personally love Makeup Revolution. I own numerous palettes of theirs and although I don’t have any high end products to compare them with, I can compare them to other high street brands and the quality is one of the best out there!

    I’m glad you spoke out about this and I’m not the only person to feel this way about said beauty blogger!

    X

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    1. I know that’s what I couldn’t believe though, voice your opinion but be respectful. Yes I noticed that too and so did others, I just think it was all a bit of a joke to be honest. And that was annoying for me too how she referred it to kids makeup, I really do stand by their quality (for the most part anyway, not every product is great) and same goes for the sister brands. I’m all for difference of opinion but not completely pulling a company down and making it personal with the owner. ❤️❤️

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  13. Please don’t link to my blog in your little hate post.

    If I was rude to people it was in response to how they were to me. The drama would have gone away if people didn’t feel the need to write their own posts off the back of my name.

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      1. I called their makeup shit – not all cheap makeup. I own lots of drugstore makeup.

        I wrote my post as it’s something I feel quite strongly about, you wrote this for a slice of the attention, that was dying down. It’s easy to jump on the band wagon isn’t it?

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      2. It wasn’t for attention, I felt strongly about the subject too and all of a sudden it’s for attention? You need to get your ego in check, this is exactly what everyone means by you’re being rude. I’ve not been disrespectful to you, just disagreed and wanted to air it.

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    1. And by the way, I linked your post so people could decide themselves their opinion in your post and I’m also not going to hide it away from you for someone to then send you a link about it. I don’t care if you spread it around your social media, youre being so petty because I have a difference if opinion and voiced it.

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      1. Standing up for myself doesn’t make me rude.

        If you want to look at a disrespectful blogger, you need to look in the mirror after this post.

        Write what you like, you’re entitled to your opinion, just funny how it’s taken you 2 weeks to have one.

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      2. What are you even talking about, how was I disrespectful? I wasn’t even planning on doing this until you started the drama the other day and wanted to voice my opinion about it. I’m sorry but I haven’t been rude at all. I’m not arguing with you all day, take this as you want I’m stating my opinion in a respectful manner,not hating at all.

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      3. Please stop being so angry. You are proud of what you wrote – so be proud of it. I love the allthingslacqueor blog and I love yours – I hate seeing my favorite bloggers fight 😭ily both 💕

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  14. I real the original post a week ago now (it was shared on twitter, I don’t follow her) and have to admit I was a little taken aback at just how nasty it was. I’ve seen many bloggers take a stand against something but this post read like a hate letter. I personally love MR and think their products are fab. For the majority of us, this is a brand and price point that suits our lives and needs.
    I also think these designer wearing beauty bloggers need to remember their roots. Pretty sure this particular one would have featured MR on her blog if she was just starting out. It’s very easy to love designer products when most of them are sent to you for free.
    Glad you’ll continue sharing MR, I love seeing all about their new releases.
    Vicky x
    @thepolishlist

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    1. I completely agree, I think their quality is amazing for the price, of course they have products that are hit or miss but same goes with any brands. Any blogger, no matter how many followers you have or what products get sent should always act professional anyway, I wouldn’t want to work with someone like this if I was a brand. Thanks so much for reading darlin ❤️ xxx

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      1. I agree completely. I get this same comment all the time about nail polish. People think that the £1 Primark polish can’t possibly be nice because it’s cheap, yet many higher end brands produce some shocking lacquers as do the cheaper ones.

        Seeing her comments on here are very telling. Very defensive and incredibly condescending. I really detest egotistical people who think because they have lots of followers and a popular blog that they’re above others. That remark about jumping on the band wagon – hmm. Well done for standing up for yourself and showing her that numbers don’t buy manners.

        Vicky x
        @thepolishlist

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      2. I tell you what, I’ve been loving Primark Beauty at the minute! I haven’t tried their nail polishes for a while but from what I’ve already used I love them! And I’m the same, she’s really shown her true colours. She’s been slating me on her social platforms today too. People will catch on eventually. Thank you for the support, I appreciate it ❤️

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