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.