Their testing policy is a little vague so I wrote to them to check this. Also, a lot of the products looked vegan aside from a few with beeswax and one with carmine, so I also checked that; here is their response:
I asked the usual questions about finished product, ingredients and 3rd parties and whether the items that look vegan actually are and they said:
"Hi Sal absolutely we do not test, or any third party, test on animals
We do not claim to be Vegan Friendly - however you are right - most of our products are - the obvious ones aren't"
I also asked about whether they will sell in mainland China (or any country requiring mandatory animal testing) and they said:
"No we won’t do that. Makeup Revolution will not supply a market that insists on animal testing."
They also added that they would clarify the vegan products in the next few weeks so if I hear more, I'll keep you posted!
So yay, all good news! So I did a search through the product ingredients lists and here is a list of the ones you will want to avoid if you're vegan, as they contain either beeswax or carmine. (When you're checking for these ingredients, as well as looking for beeswax and carmine, check for their chemical names which are "Cera Alba & "CI 75470" respectively.)
Makeup Revolution products that list beeswax or carmine in their ingredients list:
Awesome Eye Metals
The One Concealer
Lipstick: Vamp Collection
Eye Dust (says =/- carmine so some shades may be ok, you'd have to email them to confirm)
So as you can see that's really not that many products out of a pretty huge catalogue. The mascaras appear vegan and liners and all the eyeshadow palettes, some of the lipsticks... Lots of choice! The only thing I'm slightly bummed about is the Eye Metals as they look to be a dupe of the Stila Magnificent Metals.
I was hoping to have time to have a play and give a proper review of the items I bought over the weekend, but I wasn't very well; I'll be playing with them this week and will report back! So for now, here's swatches of the items I bought.
Let's start off with a couple of basics, foundation and concealer. I got The ONE Foundation and their Liquid Concealer (as the other concealer has beeswax in). I won't bother swatching these but I'll try them out this week and let you know what I think.
As you can see above, some of the lipsticks have beeswax in but some look. So I got 2 from the Scandalous Collection. These are quite sheer but they feel quite nice and not drying. I got shades Crime (the pink) and Depraved (the purple).
OK onto the main reason I was so excited to buy stuff from this brand - a dupe for Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette! I have been hoping MUA would bring out another of their Undressed palettes to cover the Naked 3 but Revolution have beaten them to it! Now I don't buy Urban Decay now that they're owned by L'Oreal so I don't have the Naked 3 to do a comparison. But if you google, there are a bunch of blog posts already comparing the two and I have to say, they look pretty damn close to me!