The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation was released just a few days ago (September 5th 2018) and considering the excitement the upcoming release created on social media, I knew I had to get my hands on it as soon as it came out. I’m glad I did because, a week later, a lot of shades are sold out. Do not fret, though. Makeup Revolution is pretty good at swiftly restocking.
So the Conceal and Define foundation is supposed to be the foundation version of the very loved and hyped up Conceal and Define concealer. A lot of people gushed over that concealer (unlike me) and I really wanted to know if the foundation would live up to the hype. I have bought a million Makeup Revolution products over the years and I’ve always found their complexion range to be their weakest point. Let’s find out if I’m wrong this time…
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Price, packaging, quantity and shade range
If you know and love the look of the Conceal and Define concealer, well the foundation is an exact larger scale replica of it. It has 23ml (0.8 fl. oz.) of product. Same rose gold cap, same glass bottle, only bigger.
It’s very cheap and seems to knock most of its competitors out of the park. However, it shouldn’t be forgotten that it is only 23ml. A foundation like the Maybelline Superstay is €11.99 but contains 30ml, so it costs €399/L whereas the Revolution one costs €434/L. That makes Maybelline Superstay actually cheaper than the Conceal and Define foundation. I’m not saying the Superstay Foundation is better because I haven’t tried it (yet), but it is something you should keep in mind when you see seemingly super cheap products. /rant over.
The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation is vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, oil free.
Just like the concealer, the foundation comes in a range of 24 ‘true-skin’ shades and they seem to be close (if not exact) matches.
Lightweight yet buildable, designed to suit every skin type and tone. With an oil-free yet creamy and comfortable formula that dries down to a long-lasting, demi-matte finish, it won’t settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches.
My thoughts on the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation
I didn’t think I would like applying the foundation with that huge doe foot applicator, but I have to admit that I found the experience quite pleasant and unusual. The product blends like a dream in a matter of seconds.
I would not wait ages, however, before blending it because it does seem to dry quickly.
I would also recommend setting it with powder because it has a tendency to transfer if you haven’t set it.
It doesn’t have a scent.
It is definitely buildable, but it doesn’t take much product to achieve full coverage. Yet, it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything and for that I have command Makeup Revolution for creating such a lightweight foundation.
It definitely dries down to a demi matte finish and remains quite luminous throughout the day.
You need to be careful when choosing your shade because the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation does oxidize quite a lot (see second picture below). You will also notice looking at that dry/wet comparison picture that it is quite a drying foundation and will emphasise texture.
The staying power is very impressive: the foundation doesn’t move all day and, this is quite rare, doesn’t separate on my oily skin. That’s no mean feat: not many foundations resist the urge to break up on my face.
Would I recommend the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation?
I would absolutely recommend it if:
- you’re looking for a full coverage foundation
- you have oily skin and are sick of foundations breaking up after a few hours
- you have long days and need your foundation to last
I’d err on the side of cautious if:
- you are more into a natural, skin-looking base
- your skin is extremely dry (make sure you’re super moisturised and walk around with a face mist)
- your skin is textured (pore, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, smile lines). Bear in mind that your texture will be emphasised as the foundation dries.