Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer

I think absolutely everyone has their opinion on the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer, it was released and media both social media and print media exploded and not just in the UK. Over the pond in the States we have US Bloggers and Vloggers alongside those here in the UK excitedly proclaiming that this is 'The Best Concealer Ever' and 'An Incredible £4 Dupe' - But is it?
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer
Without question Makeup Revolution is one of the UK's biggest drugstore brands and it is one that is not slowing down for anyone when it comes to new product releases.  One thing that always impresses me is the ability to stay on trend and keep makeup affordable, reachable and wanted.  Friends of mine tried in vain to find this concealer in their local Superdrug store, but it disappeared off the shelves so quickly, there was only seldom shades available and this is not a bad thing.  This concealer was released with an impressive 18 shade line up with some incredible thoughts behind it, soon to be 25 and all for just £4.

I tried the palest shade C1 on my hand instore but the tester was a little too light for me and it wasn't in stock. Instead I opted to purchase shade C2 which is said to be for fair skin tones with a yellow undertone. 
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer
I am actually possibly between C1 and C2 to find the correct shade for my skin, but I am impressed with is how much thought has gone into creating a product for different skin tones and their undertones. 
“The concealer for everyone. 18 shades ranging from fair to deep, in cool, neutral and warm undertones. Lightweight yet full coverage concealer to cover blemishes, even skin tone and counteract dark circles, with a matte finish that won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores. Long wearing intense pigment that can also be used to contour and add definition. Our large doe foot applicator allows for smooth application that won’t drag on the delicate skin under your eyes.“
The full listing being:

  • C1 – For fair skin tones with neutral undertone
  • C2 – For fair skin tones with yellow undertone
  • C3 – For fair skin tones with pink undertone
  • C4 – For light skin tones with neutral undertone
  • C5 – For light skin tones with pink undertone
  • C6 – For light/medium skin tones with yellow undertone
  • C7 – For medium skin tones with peach undertone
  • C8 – For medium skin tones with yellow undertone
  • C9 – For medium skin tones with a peach undertone
  • C10- For medium skin tones with a golden undertone
  • C11 – For medium/dark skin tones with a beige undertone 
  • C12 – For medium/dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  • C13 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone
  • C14 – for dark skin tones with a cool undertone
  • C15 – for dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  • C16 – for dark skin tones with a warm undertone
  • C17 – for dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  • C18 – for dark skin tones with a warm undertone
I use concealer daily and my current favourite is from Urban Decay with their Naked Skin Concealer which is available in 14 shades, but I was lucky enough to be colour matched at a blogger event and I have stuck with this particular concealer ever since. So I was excited to see if a £4 Makeup Revolution product could live up to my £19 version (a post I might do later). I am well aware that there is some excitement over the Makeup Revolution Concealer being a Dupe for Tarte Shape Tape, but having never tried it, I can't make a comparison but at this stage I am still saving £15, but is it really as amazing as people are claiming it is?

Firstly I love the packaging which is a clear plastic tube, with a rose gold metallic lid and rose gold metallic sticker and I like how it looks, how easily it fits into my make up bag and it contains 3.4ml (Naked Skin is 5ml). It has a large doe foot applicator which picks up a fair amount of product making the application really easy, whether you dot it or swipe it onto your face and when you do so, the sponge is really soft.  I don't use the applicator to blend in the concealer, I use my beauty blender for that and it works really well.  Now I really like the formula, it is lightweight but creamy and it sets to a matte finish, but when I use it I need to set it otherwise it will crease, but for me that is the only downside to the product and it is one I have with other concealers including Naked Skin, so it isn't something that comes as a surprise to me and it is something Makeup Revolution advise you to do in any case.

So for me, other than a slight shade issue, as I need something between C1 and C2 or I could mix them, I like the Concealer, it does what I want it to do and it is a great back up to my Naked Skin.  The only thing you won't find me doing in this post is calling it a dupe because for me it isn't it a dupe for anything I have ever used or tried and I often think people are too quick to hope on the dupe bandwagon before giving a product a chance to shine on its own merit.

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer











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24 comments:

  1. I haven’t even seen this in my local store yet but will deffo check them out x

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  2. Did you find that it settled into fine lines? I have read mixed reports on that aspect. I'm going to see if I can find it in my local Superdrug! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this concealer - I need to try it x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this lovely, I really want to try it myself!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  5. I agree Rach! everyone's saying it's a shape tape dupe but for me it's not like it at all other than the wand. I do enjoy using this! I use the lightest shade and find it oxidizes a little darker!

    Hollys Beauty Box xx

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  6. This sounds good for such a budget buy! I will have to try. I love the tarte (but not a fan of the brand anymore) because it’s the only one that doesn’t crease on me x

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  7. I really love it, but agree it isn’t like anything I have tried before so it’s not a dupe for me xx

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  8. I’m going to see if I can find this & give it a try, I struggle with concealer settling into fine lines so I’d like to see if it does xxxx

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  9. I cannot get the lighter shades of this anywhere it’s driving me crazy as I really want to try it! Xx

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  10. Ha ha! Considering it is one of the biggest brands, I have never heard of it. They must have very focused marketing rather than sending it out to everyone. From looking at the other comments, it does seem really popular though.

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  11. I’m loving this concealer so much. I’ve worn it everyday since I’ve had it x

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  12. I managed to get my hands on C2, and I feel like I want to try C1 too, but I have been loving it so much!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  13. From the day I bought two of these I have used them every day, I actually think it's my new favourite concealer and love the fact its only £4 x

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  14. Oh this makes me wish I had a Superdrug near me! I love buying stuff from them online but with concealer you really do need to try it first.

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  15. I really really want to try this! Sucks it's always out of stock! I think I'd pick up C1 & C3 x

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  16. Makeup Revolution are definitely rocking the beauty world atm. I havent tried this as they didn't have my shade last time I was in the store but its on the need list x

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  17. My daughters love this brand - I am not sure they have seen this, it looks pretty good. Kaz

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  18. The price for this concealer is really good, and with 18 shades you have lots of choice. Although I would probably be like you and be inbetween shades, I often find it difficult to find just the right one. Certainly one to try out though.

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  19. I totally need his but it seems to be out of stock everywhere in the lightest shade. It’s such a shame! I like that there are so many different shades too! Some brands don’t even stock that many shades in foundation x

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  20. Ooh, I've been looking for a new concealer to try, and this looks fab! I'll have to see if my local Superdrug stock it next time I'm in town :)

    Louise x

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  21. It is a perfect concealer for the price and I like that they released so many shades for every skin complexion. Thanks for the review :)

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

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  22. This concealer sounds like a dream and for £4 too! I am a huge fan of makeup revolution and the fact they have such a large shade range is fab too :D

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  23. So many mixed opinions on this! I’ve compared it to Shape Tape and I don’t think it’s a dupe. It’s not bad at all for £4 but personally it doesn’t have enough coverage for my panda eyes!

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  24. I need to swatch these in store but I'm so excited for the formula x

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