MUR Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar Review

by - 1.7.17

Firstly, I want to give you guys a little update on my posting schedule. As you may have noticed, I've been daily blogging for the past 2-ish weeks. I'm not longer going to be daily blogging, as much as I loved it. I want to thank you for all the love on all of those posts. I'm now going to be posting every Wednesday at 4PM and every Sunday at 9AM. (GMT+2) I'll be throwing in occasional posts other days of the week as well, so don't worry; still lots and lots of content!

Makeup Revolution (MUR) is a brand that I only discovered last year. I had heard people talk about them before but my grandmother bought me a face palette from them last year. Ever since then, I've been dying to try more of their stuff because I loved that palette SO much (I've even hit pan!) MUR is well known for their eye palettes as well as their face palettes, but since I don't use eyeshadow that often, I decided to delve a little further into their face palettes.

MUR have various 8 pan palettes for highlighting, contouring and for blush. I'm a huge fan of a 2-in-1 blush and highlight, especially when I'm in a rush. I read reviews on the Golden Sugar palette, which is marketed as a blush palette, and the shades seemed like they would suit my skin tone.


The palette has the standard MUR packaging, shiny black plastic palette with a large mirror on the inside. The quality of the mirror is insane and makes the palette perfect to travel with. (Please don't mind the dirty mirror!)

The palette can be bought at Di in Belgium for 12 Euros (I think) or it retails for 8.40 Euros on the TAM Beauty website. If you purchase it from the TAM Beauty website, then you're paying about 1 Euro for each shade so GREAT value for money!


Although this is marketed as a blush palette, the shades are definitely not just for blush. Most of them are far to shimmery. I would say that it's more of a highlighting palette. Shade wise, you get a nice variety and I'm sure you'll find something that suits your skin tone. They are fairly long-lasting but not like the Lou Manizers from theBalm or Jeffree Star Highlighters. They're of course, a lot cheaper though.

The first shade I've swatched can be used for contouring and the sixth and seventh shades can be used as a blush that has a more glowy finish. The remaining five shades are highlighters which I don't mind, but then the palette shouldn't be marketed as a blush palette. The fourth shade is a more natural and subtle highlight which is good for the cupid's bow and tip of your nose. My favourite shades for highlighter are the second and fifth because they just look so good on medium-dark skin, as well as being stunning for a summer "KAPOW" glow.

What I don't like about this palette is that the shimmery powders have a lot of powder kickoff. I have gold shimmers ALL OVER THE PALETTE. Unless you've ever dealt with this, you won't even understand how frustrating it is because it gets into other colours and also all over the mirror. It's weird because there's no fallout when I apply them to my face.

They felt quite soft and smooth when I was swatching the shades. None of them had chunky glitter in them which is a huuuuge plus. They glide across your face easily. They're not overly pigmented which is a good thing because you don't have to worry about putting too much product on and then frantically having to blend it all out (yes, we've all been there).

The biggest disappointment were the two blush shades. Firstly you market the palette wrong and then there's no pigment in the blushes. Nothing shows up on my skin and yes I went crazy applying layers and layers. Maybe they're too light but still I expect something to show up.


Would I repurchase? Well I think this will last me for long enough but no I wouldn't repurchase. Not because it isn't good quality but because I have similar shades of highlighter already that I like more and frankly, the blushes just aren't up to the mark for me. Maybe they would work better for pale skin.

On the whole, slightly disappointed but if you have fair skin then this would probably be more up your street. I have other products that I love more if you have a similar skin colour to me like the ICONIC Blush Bronze and Brighten Palette in Golden Hot. It's STUNNING! I would rather repurchase that.

Are there any other Makeup Revolution face palettes that you've tried and loved?
x Nikita

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  1. Nikita, this palette looks so cool and the shades seem super wearable! I loved the post!

    Have a lovely day!

    Kris |

  2. Totally get what you mean about this being a highlighter palette! It totally looks like one from the swatches! It does look gorgeous though!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. It is! I've been using it everyday and I love it but I'm just not a fan of false marketing that's all. It has something for every skin tone as well which is great. x Nikita

  3. Wow. Such beautiful shades. I agree with you though, it looks more as a highlighter palette than a blush palette. Awesome review!

    1. Yes totally, they're beautiful on the skin as well! Thanks for reading babe! x Nikita

  4. I recently destashed this palette from my collection, whilst it's pretty I just wasn't reaching for it - only for the month or two in the year when I actually had a nice warm glow to my skin otherwise it was too dark!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

    1. Most of the colours do work for me so I'm just going to try and use those up first and see where I'll go next. It's a shame it didn't work for you because it is pretty! xx Nikita


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