Makeup Revolution’s 2nd Birthday Party


I’ve only been blogging for roughly nine months and I’m always surprised (and grateful!) by the opportunities that have found their way to me. I was particularly excited however when an invite to Make Up Revolution’s 2nd Birthday Party invite dropped into my inbox! I immediately knew I wanted to go. For once, there was plenty of time for me to organise actually getting to London and I happened to be free that evening – perfect.

So one chilly evening, Matt and I hopped onto a train and made our way to London. We’re very fortunate that it’s only a 50 minute journey for us and I find it quite relaxing sitting on a train…when you can get a seat that is! It felt quite strange to be ‘dressed up’ whilst commuting and we did get some funny looks but the dress code had been ‘glamorous’ after all!



The event was taking place at Cafรฉ de Paris which located a few minutes walk from the Leicester Square tube station. I was really impressed with the location as it was a stunning setting for a party. I’m talking sweeping staircases, chandeliers and even velvet feel walls! From what I know, the place is actually a cabaret venue with dining available too and it’s certainly very well suited for a night of cabaret! To give you an idea, it’s sort of part club, part theatre which I think is what makes it so unique.




There were waiters walking around with canapรฉs and you could help yourself to a variety of drink concoctions. Matt had an ‘I <3 Chocolate’ cocktail which I’m told was very nice and included a whole flake (admittedly, I did snatch this…). My favourite part was probably the chocolate fountain where you could dip a variety of treats from doughnuts to waffles, profiteroles to strawberries and more into silky smooth waves of indulgence.






Makeup Revolution is a brand who I have followed closely since they first hit the beauty scene and it’s difficult not to be impressed by the high quality products with a great price tag. It also helps that they have some brilliant dupes, my favourite of which being the Blushing Hearts for which you can get much more expensive alternatives! So I was really looking forward to seeing what new releases they had up their sleeves for us.
TAM Beauty (who owns Makeup Revolution, Freedom and I<3Makeup) had a few displays out including new products, allowing us all to get up close and personal with the products and take some photos for you all! There was definitely plenty to swoon about, such as the Fortune Favours the Brave Eyeshadow palette, the shimmer bricks and the addition of Chocolate Vice palette which is bound to be a favourite. Even Matt who cares very little about Make Up agreed the packaging was fantastic across the board. The brand really do tick a lot of boxes.

At around 7:30pm, a screen rolled down behind a podium and a hush fell over the room. The Founder and Director, Adam Minto, stepped onto the stage and began a very heartfelt speech. It’s really humbling and inspiring to watch someone who is clearly so passionate about their brand as he is. A short video was shown, illustrating all the achievements in the last two years of Makeup Revolution and they have certainly done well in such a short space of time! Adam then introduced the youtuber Beauty’s Big Sister – Daisie Smith – who unveiled a very exciting competition #IAMFREEDOM for any budding Make up Artists. Taking place in April, 30 entrants will compete through three challenges in a bid to earn themselves a place in the live final in September where they will be in with a chance of winning ยฃ1000, a year supply of Freedom products and a one year partnership deal with the brand! For any MUA’s out there, this is most definitely the competition for you!

After the announcements, the party commenced and music was played by Radio 1 DJ, Scott Mills. For my first blogging event, I’ll be surprised if any can top this one as we had such a great time! A really nice touch was the goody bag I collected on our way out and I was seriously impressed with the offerings. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek, as the goody bags at parties were always the one thing I was curious about! I’m really excited to play with the Pro Artist Pad from Freedom Make up – look at how beautiful those shades are! And so many to enjoy!



You might have been to dozens of events like this or you might have been to none, but it’s always interesting to read about what goes on at these events so I hope you’ve enjoyed having a look into Makeup Revolution’s 2nd Birthday Pary!

Emily x

  • Only 9 months?! I'd assumed that you've been blogging for years now! Massive congrats to you on the blog because it's come such a long way, Emily! The event sounds splendid and ahh, look at all those products!


  • You're so lucky I would of loved to of gone. The photos and experience sound incredible! So glad you enjoyed it!
    Charlotte //

  • This looked so much fun. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Wow, now that looks like a fab party!! Glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    P.S – How cute are the emoji lip tins?

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  • Our girls from Slovenia were there too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    So excited about new things! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kisses from Slovenia,

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  • Wow, It look like a fun..lot of products..)

  • Oh wow, they eyeshadow palette looks beautiful! That chocolate fondu fountain looks so appealing right now, I remember I used to always buy marshmallows dipped in chocolate fondu. Such good memories, I want to do it again!

    Sally – DiagonSally

  • I've never been to an event like this so I'm so uber jealous! Looks like a lot of fun and I can't believe MUR is 2 already – seems like yesterday I was reading introduction posts. Also didn't know they were behind Freedom – I love those little 5 lipstick sets they do! x

    Viva Epernay

  • THIS EVENT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS INCREDIBLE! How beautifully set up it all was! So elegant and chic, anything Parisian-themed wins my heart straight away! The chocolate fountain and food :O P.S. Those emoji lip balms are absolutely adorable, but that palette you got – wow!


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  • That's so amazing!! I didn't know you have been blogging for only 9 months, I thought you did it for few years. Congratulations for coming so far and getting amazing opportunities! :)It sounds like you had a great time and the event sound incredible! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • What an amazing event! I am sure you had a great time, I mean who wouldn't when everything looks that good! Those lip balm are adorable.

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Wow looks amazing! And sounds like you had a lovely time there ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd love to attend an event like this some day ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a lovely week sweetie!
    Emma xxx

  • oh my gosh what a wonderful night ! It's a great achievement to be invited to such a brilliant event especially after just 9 months of blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ The chocolate cocktail sounds amazing and what a cool competition ! I love the goodie bag , what a really cute palette , I'd love to see a review about it when you've tried it !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  • Wow, only 9 months?! It sure feels like you've been around longer than that and congratulations on getting the invitation! Looks like a great event too!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • I've never been to an event like this (or any really) but this definitely looks like it'd be right up my alley with how gorgeous and beautiful everything looks. And it sounds like you had the time of your life which makes it all the better.

    Ella Pinto xx

  • This looks like such an incredible first event! WOW. I loved looking through these pictures and it sounds like you had such a great time. I would TOTALLY have stolen my boyfriends chocolate flake too, ha ha!


  • Seems like it was a fun event! <3

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  • Wow! What a cool event. It looks like something out of Gossip Girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Yasmin

  • I am totally jealous, this looks like an amazing event and I LOVE makeup revolution, lucky you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It sounded like such a brilliant event. I wanted to go so bad but the trains and hotels were too expensive, gutted I missed out as i love Make-Up Rev! xo

  • Wow this looks like such an amazing event! (I've definitely never been to anything like this haha) I can't believe MUR have been around for two years already xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Sounds like an incredible event, lucky you! Have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sounds like a great event! Those lip balms are so cute, and you got a great goodie bag! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • The party looks amazing! Glad you had a good time!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  • What a great event, in such a stunning venue too.

  • Kay

    Wow, I've never been to an event like this, but it seems like so much fun! I'm so happy that you got the opportunity to go and enjoyed it so much. ๐Ÿ™‚ The chocolate fountain sure sounds amazing, haha! And the goodie bag is also fab and a lovely gesture! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3


  • Wow, this sounds so fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ So happy for you being able to do these things after only been blogging for 9 months, that's amazing! Though you definetely deserve it – I've loved your blog from the start! ๐Ÿ˜€ I've never been to an event like this but I can imagine the first event feeling very special, and this sure seems like a great one to start with! Hope you get to go to many more! xx

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  • I've never been to an event like that, though they always seem like lots of fun! I love being able to take the train into San Francisco as well, it's quite relaxing, though it can be hard to get a seat sometimes like you said!

    That palette is so gorgeous, and they definitely included some amazing samples!

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  • wow looks like a great party ๐Ÿ™‚ The products look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I've seen quite a few bloggers share images from this event, it looks to have been a lot of fun! I adore the look of the nude lipsticks shown on the table set-up and the Pro Artist Pad you received is beyond gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Raj

    Makeup Revolution is such a great brand, and sounds like they sure know how to party! The emoji lip balms look so cool, and what lovely treats you got to take home with you too
    Glad you had such a brilliant time

    What Raj Wants

  • Them emoji Lipbalms look so cool!! Great post!

    Darriyan x /

  • Amazing eye shadow palette. This also looks like it was such a blast to be at. Great event and thanks for sharing your photos. <3
    St. Patty's Day

  • Wow…it such a amazing event, I can see you had good time and the cookies are so beautifully designs. Great post, dear! Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN? If you decided to follow me, please let me know so I can follow you back as soon as possible. xoxo

  • Wow…it such a amazing event, I can see you had good time and the cookies are so beautifully designs. Great post, dear! Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN? If you decided to follow me, please let me know so I can follow you back as soon as possible. xoxo

  • Oh Wow! MUR never stops bringing out new products. I am really keen on trying the Freedom products. You got some cool stuff and that chocolate fountain is drool-worthy.

    Chaste & Beautiful

  • Oh wow, looks like an amazing event! I've never been to an event, and this looks like an amazing one to be your first one, glad you enjoyed it so much

    Emily x |

  • What a brilliant opportunity! I am hoping to go to a few events this year also in London, you need the time to arrange travel and such when you live far away.

    Meme xx

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  • Looks like you had an amazing time! The venue sounds incredible and you got some lovely goodies in your goody bag! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Wow it looks like such an amazing event!

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    xo, Alyssa

  • Wow for your first bloggers event you went all out! – I recently went to my first bloggers event at Kiehl's which you can read on my blog but it's nothing compared to this! also I love your goodie bag that palette is gorgeous and so's the rose gold lippie and brush

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  • Those lip balms are soooooo adorable! And that eyeshadow palette looks lovely!xxx

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  • Wow, that looks like such a fab event, Emily! I love the glamorous feel to it and that is hands on incredible first blogger event experience. I also blogged about my first one as well (which happened last week-eeekk!). Not nearly as chic as MURevolution event but it's so much fun to be invited to such great gatherings. I hope Matt had a great time as well ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hopw cute are those lip balms!
    xox Nadia

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