There has been hype around these Makeup Revolution concealers for a while now. If you haven’t heard about them, where have you been!? I was a little late to join the bandwagon, only picking up my first of these a couple of months ago. Since then I’ve developed a sort of love-hate relationship with them and they fall in and out of my makeup bag on an almost daily basis!
All I can say is if you’re looking for a cheap (did I mention these are only £4!?), full coverage concealer look no further, makeup revolution has you covered. However, there are some cons to these concealers that should be noted.
With an impressive 25 shades you cannot fault the concealer on shade range. Colours range from a pure white to a warm-undertoned deep shade. I picked up C1 for my under-eye concealing – the second lightest shade with a neutral undertone – and C4 for spot concealing the rest of my face – a light shade with pink undertones. The fact that the shade variation is so incremental and each has different undertones really helps you find a good match for your skin tone.
Below: C1 on the left and C4 on the right
Packaging and Application
I actually really like the packaging. Considering this concealer is only £4 it feels relatively high-quality and substantial. The use of rose gold for the lid and labelling is also a really cute touch. The top screws off with a doe-foot applicator – not necessarily the most hygienic but quick, easy and mess-free to apply.
You can dab some on the back of your hand and take the product from there if you’re worried about germs, but I must admit I just glob mine on my face straight from the applicator. From there I tend to blend them out with damp sponge. Be warned, you have to blend fast as this sets down pretty quickly!
Formula and Wear
Makeup Revolution describes their concealer as “lightweight yet full coverage” with “long wearing intense pigment” and a matte finish that “won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores”.
Full coverage, long wearing and intense it definitely is. You only need a little and it will cover pretty much anything. My dark circles are covered, any blemishes or acne scarring gone. In terms of that it is absolutely amazing.
Lightweight I’m not so sure about. To me the formula feels relatively thick – not unpleasantly so and it does blend out nicely but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as light. Whilst we’re on the subject on blending just be aware that this concealer sets fast so you have to blend quickly!
It is with wear that I have the real issue with this concealer. Perhaps because it is so full coverage and relatively thick it really settles in to fine lines and can crease and become cakey, especially under my eyes. Considering that I have very oily skin, the fact that it manages to make my under-eye area look dry is particularly worrying.
However, that doesn’t mean to say I find this concealer unusable. Indeed, I still continue to love and use it for spot concealing on my face – I just avoid the under-eye area! It lasts really well and doesn’t separate or become too oily throughout the day. With powder over the top the concealer can easily last a good 8-10 hours or so.
Overall I would definitely recommend checking this concealer out. The fact that it is only £4 but still packs such a punch in terms of pigment and coverage is pretty amazing. Just remember that a little goes a long way – especially if you have dry skin – and you might avoid the creasing that I have experienced. If you’ve tried this concealer I would love to hear your thoughts on it!