Makeup Revolution's (now just 'Revolution') new 'Conceal and Define' concealers have swept the globe, from being tagged the cheapest dupe for Tarte's Shape Tape to the best concealer ever...Being the addict that I am, I've been dying to get my hands on these concealers since they dropped except I've been really trying to save money and I bought a sparkling new concealer the week before MUR announced theirs. Obviously, though, a recent trip to Superdrug meant I had no choice but to buy these concealers (I had plenty of choice, just no self control).
So, let's get into it!! I bought these concealers from Superdrug for £4 each, I think the only other place you can get them in the UK is the TAM Beauty website but please correct me if I'm wrong. Annoyingly, my local Superdrug isn't very big and there wasn't a mirror nearby so I had to test the concealers on my hand and try to envision them with my foundation; because I wasn't certain I bought the shades C3 and C4, hoping that they would work as my actual shade and a highlight shade.
Here's a quick pic of the two concealers and the applicator which is nice and big (as you can see).
The colour check
Pretty much as soon as I got home, I swiped on a bit of my foundation (ABH stick foundation in Warm Ivory) and compared it to the two concealers I bought. C4 looked a little darker than my foundation and C3 looked to be a great highlight shade without looking super light. I quickly blended C4 and my foundation together to see if they went well and C4 actually blended in to be a pretty good match.
The left photo is without flash and the right photo is with, the concealer closest to my foundation is C4. Sorry about the spots on my chin, stress seems to be getting the better of my skin!
The Wear TEST
I rarely wear a full face of makeup from day-to-day, mainly because I find it so time consuming. When I do wear makeup, though, I usually want it to last for a long time so I thought the perfect time to test the longevity of these concealers was a uni day I was going to - I left the house at 9am and wasn't going to be home until 7pm, I ended up going for a meal after I got home so I had the concealers on until around 9:30pm.
After trying C4 on my face on its own, I decided it looked a little too dark for me (it will be the perfect shade for me in the summer) so I mixed it together with C3 and it was a much better match. C3 on its own was a great highlight shade but I'm yet to test it out with my foundation (I can add pictures once I've done that). I personally prefer using brushes to blend out my makeup instead of beauty sponges so I haven't tested these out with my sponge yet but they blended out lovely with my Spectrum kabuki brush. I loved how the concealers looked after application, but they did crease a bit under my eyes.
Here's what it looked like at the start of the day! I loved how my blush at highlight worked with the concealers and they made my skin look glowy and radiant without seeming oily. Just look at that highlighter!!
The next time I had the opportunity to take a picture was at around 7pm, when I got in from the uni day I'd been to. I didn't touch up all day and only used an oil blotting pad once. I have to say, I did start to feel how oily my skin was getting (oily skinned people will understand that) and a heck of a lot of oil was soaked up by the blotting paper but the makeup itself didn't seemed to have budged much. This isn't a great photo and my hair's a complete mess, but hopefully you can see how oily around my nose was starting to look - I do think the makeup still looks good, though.
The third and final time I checked up on my makeup was at 9:30pm, when I got home and was about to take it off. At this point my skin actually looks a lot oilier than it felt. I was absolutely shattered at this point so I'm aware I don't look my best. You can see where my skin started to look really oily which was mainly around my T-zone and it had started to come off on my nose quite a bit (which usually happens with any makeup) but overall I think it lasted very well.
All in all, I absolutely loved these concealers. Despite being a little oily as time went on, I loved how they looked and it's nothing a blotting paper or powder can't fix. They stayed on amazingly well - remember that I didn't touch up at all all day - and were beautiful to apply. I think the only thing I'd say is to colour test, I'm going to order C2 once it's back in stock on the Superdrug site so that I can have a lighter shade too as I think C3 is a pretty good match to my skin. Overall, though, the Revolution concealers have absolutely blown my mind, especially for only £4 each! I'd absolutely recommend you run to your nearest stockist and get yourself one (or 100!)
As always, thank you for reading and I hope you found this useful.
I can't believe April has come and gone so fast, which only means that my exams are getting nearer and nearer. As a completely worthwhile distraction from revision I noted down all of my favourites from this sun (and rain) filled month - here are my April faves.
PS - Because I've been loving the same sort of 'look' this month, I've bundled some products by their type instead of talking about them individually.
It's something about the sun that makes me want to look lit from within, so I've ditched the powders all month and it's been liquid highlighters all the way. I've loved this Revolution one that's only £5 (!!) and also the Fenty Body Lava in 'Who Needs Clothes?!' has really been making me glow all over - let me know if you'd like a review on that, by the way.
Shock, the Fenty Glossbomb has made it into my monthly faves again. I just love it so much, I can't help but throw it on almost everyday. I've also been loving my Kylie x KKW lip cremes, which give me a glossy nude lip, and the Too Faced Lip Injection which I bought earlier this month.
The Body Shop - Blush
I've always been an avid user of my Zoeva Nude Spectrum palette when it comes to blush, but I recently tried out The Body Shop's blusher in shade 01 and I haven't stopped using it since. It's the perfect peachy nude for the sort of weather we've been having and I've been liking a healthier look compared to my usual, subtle blusher.
Too Faced - Hangover Primer
I'm super late to the party with this primer, but I recently bought Too Faced's collaboration with Beauty Blender to get me some cheap goodies and I have absolutely loved the mini version of this primer. I'm almost out so I'll be ordering a full sized one soon. It makes my skin feel so hydrated without allowing any oil to build up. It's so glowy!
Rimmel - sUN shimmer Lotion
I received this tanning moisturiser from Influenster earlier this month, and I'm almost out of it! I'm very pale so find that fake tans never seem to look right on me, but this lotion gives me such a natural tan and a big confidence boost!
So there are all my favourite beauty products for the month! I've actually bought a lot of new makeup recently so hopefully May's favourites and any other beauty posts will be full of new bits!
Instant Tan Matte - £6.99
This instant tanner comes in gel form and supposedly does what it says on the tin, it is meant to give you an instant, tanned glow that lasts up to 24 hours. My shade, light, is meant to create a 'natural sun kissed look' which is just what I need! On the tube, it also says that the tanner is water and transfer resistant, yet can be washed off "easily" with soap and water. This tanner would be perfect for me for a night out, so I'll use it for a day or evening out and write a review afterwards! I must say, I'm a little sceptical with it being 'water resistant' when it says it can be washed off with soap and water. I do think the 'quick tan' is a good idea though, as I always want a nice glow when I go out but don't want all the hassle!
The tube says that the tan can be used on the body and face, however is does say that the tanner doesn't contain any sunscreen, so be sure to use your everyday SPF as well!
Self Tan Mousse - £7.99
Rimmel claim that this self tanner is a 'lightweight velvety mousse that develops in an hour and lasts up to 7 days', the bottle also says that the tan is meant to dry within 2 minutes and leaves you feeling comfortable and moisturised with no residue. It also says that the tan is transfer resistant and doesn't stain clothes, but can be removed with soap and water. On picking up the bottle, the tanner feels quite watery but the instructions do say to shake it well before use so I'm not sure if the consistency will change at all after that.
Like the instant tanner, Rimmel warns that this mousse doesn't contain any SPF and also advises you to exfoliate before use
Self Tan Lotion with Chia OIl
I actually couldn't find the price for this product, so it may be super duper new! I actually love the idea of a tanning moisturiser and this one promises to give an "all year round tan". The tube doesn't say a whole lot about this moisturiser, but it does say that it is transfer and water resistant and has a 'refreshing scent' (I can confirm that it smells beautiful). I can't wait to try this one out!
So, there are my little goodies courtesy of Influenster! I'll be reviewing these bit by bit, whenever I need to use one of them - I think the moisturiser will be the first thing I'll review as it's so easy to use, so watch this space! As always, thank you for reading.
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me in an exchange for an honest review.