Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation Review

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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Ingredients

ISODODECANE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, ISOBUTYLMETHACRYLATE/BIS-HYDROXYPROPYL DIMETHICONE ACRYALATE COPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETYL PEG-PPG—10/1 DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, QUATENIUM-90 BENTONITE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, METHICONE, LECITHIN, POLYHYDROXYSTERIC ACID, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, POLYGLYCEROL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499). Fascinating, I know.

Price, packaging, quantity and shade range

Price: €10 / £9 / $12 available on the Revolution Beauty website and Superdrug website. I haven’t seen the foundation on Ulta yet.

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. 

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation vs concealer

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.

Claims

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

Application

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

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation
Just applied
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation
Quickly blended

Coverage

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

Guess which side…
Top: after one hour
Bottom: just applied

Staying power

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. 

Have you bought or are you planning to buy the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define foundation? Leave a comment!

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Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation

15 Comments

  1. September 13, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    OOOH what a great in-depth review Kate! I actually really want to try this but couldn’t find it in store when I went (booooo!)

    • Kate
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Thanks!
      It’s only on the Superdrug website atm!

  2. September 13, 2018 / 10:47 am

    I was waiting for your review before I decided whether or not to give it a go! I do like the sound of it though, and I think it’ll be my next cheap full coverage foundation pick when I run out of my current stuff

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Kate
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks, baby, that means a lot. What’s your current foundation?
      I think you would enjoy this one, especially for your full glam looks 🙂

  3. September 13, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Sounds like this was a bigger hit than the concealer for you! Did you apply it with a brush, sponge or your fingers? Does it make a difference depending which method you use?

    • Kate
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 9:52 am

      I tend to prefer the sponge because this foundation dries fast and the beauty blender doesn’t require a lot of fumbling around.
      Yup, I def. like it more than the concealer!
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  4. September 13, 2018 / 3:21 am

    Okay this is an AMAZING review!! Love the way you broke it down in the end like “you may like if..” and “be careful if..” super helpful. Also love the ckmparicco to Maybelline super stay and quantities. I’d be interested what you think of the super stay!

    • Kate
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 9:53 am

      I really want to buy it because a lot of people like it and I’ve heard these two are comparable. But my foundation drawer is getting out of hand LOL

  5. September 12, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I love the concealer and when I went to pick this up my shade had sold out. The Doe foot in your pictures looks huge, I’m glad you said it didn’t make it to difficult to apply as now I know what to expect. A great review as always Kate. Thanks for the insight, hopefully I will get my hands on one soon.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • Kate
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      It is really huge! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  6. September 12, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    I have trouble finding the perfect foundation. I use MAC or NYX and blend it with my Aveda moisturizer so it’s not too thick like cake batter. This summer I’ve only used Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Fawn and I love how lightweight it is. When it gets really cold, I’ll have to go back to foundation and this time, try Revolution!

    • Kate
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      Which MAC and which NYX foundations do you use?

      If you hate the cakey feeling, I recommend BB and CC creams, too! That’s what I use in the summer, they’re totally weightless.

  7. September 12, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    I wasn’t really sure about their products but I think of giving this a try regarding the fact that it suits oily skin too 🙂

    Anna // http://www.stralthy.com

    • Kate
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      It’s rare enough to find a foundation that doesn’t separate!

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