I’m so excited to finally be doing this review, when Revolution announced that they were doing this foundation I couldn’t wait to test it out. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then I’ll give you a little bit of back story! Revolution (previously known as Makeup Revolution) released a concealer last year that everyone absolutely loved, and I think this certainly helped in Revolution’s recent growth in popularity, it’s one of the reasons I’ve come to love this makeup brand so much lately, if you hadn’t already guessed! Following the popularity of their Conceal and Define concealer many people then asked and hoped for a foundation with the same amazing coverage, and that’s exactly what they delivered! I’ve watched a few videos on the new foundation prior to actually buying it, all the reviews were great but there’s nothing like trying it out for myself, and at only £9 a bottle I wasn’t exactly breaking the bank! So, if you want to hear all about how well Revolution’s Conceal and Define Foundation performed, how long it lasted, and everything in between, then stick with me!
The applicator, for me, was a bit of a surprise. They decided to go for a doe-foot applicator, I assume because they wanted the foundation to just be a larger version of the concealer. A few people raised the concern that it was a little unhygienic because you were putting the applicator straight onto your face, but I’m not too worried about this as I do this everyday with my concealer and have never had any problems. One thing that does concern me about the doe-foot applicator though, is when I get to the bottom of the bottle, I can imagine there being a lot of wasted product as it’s near impossible to get all the product out of a glass bottle with the little fuzzy wand, as you’d know if you use concealer!
Negatives aside, let’s talk about how it performed on my skin, I have slightly oily skin so I use the NYX Shine Killer Primer to try and keep the oily appearance under control. To my surprise, the doe-foot applicator actually picked up quite a lot of products, so I only had to dip it back in once. I placed a few dabs all over my face to try and achieve quite an even coverage, and then blended it out with my beauty blender. It blended lovely, just like the Conceal and Define Concealer! Once totally blended I thought it had such a lovely finish, it wasn’t completely matte, but it wasn’t too dewy either which, for me, is perfect!
In terms of coverage, I think it has a great coverage! I have a few red marks on my nose which my current foundation, Benefit’s Hello Happy, doesn’t cover on its own, but to be fair to Benefit, their Hello Happy foundation doesn’t claim to be full coverage and is quite a light, natural foundation, perfect for summer! The Coverage from Revolution’s foundation is just right, in my opinion. I know it this picture the shade look way too pale on me, but it looks much better on my face, I promise! It completely covers my redness and little blemishes but it doesn’t look too thick or cakey at the same time! As I applied the rest of my makeup though, I did find that my foundation separated a little bit around my chin, but I think it may have reacted with the powder I put over the top to set my makeup.
Did it Last Well?
I’ve been using this foundation for around a week now, and in terms of longevity I haven’t had any problems! I usually use Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray to fix my makeup, that stuff is amazing! But as I ran out just over a week ago this will the an ultimate wear test for the foundation. On an average day I probably wear my makeup for around 10 hours, which a think is a fair amount of time to test how well it lasts. Even after 10 hours of wear, this foundation really impressed me, it looked exactly the same at the end of the day as it did when I applied it, the only negative thing I can say about it is that it did separate a bit around my chin and nose on those longer days, but other than that – perfect!
So, overall how did the new Conceal and Define foundation perform? If you read through the whole post then you’ll already know that I’m quite a fan already! It has a nice finish, it lasts all day, there are 24 different shades available. and it’s only £9! You might be thinking ‘you’re not going to criticise the foundation anyway because you love Revolution’s brand’ but that’s not the case at all, I’m always 100% honest about all the products I test whether it’s sponsored or just from a brand I like (and this is not sponsored in case you were wondering – I wish!). All in all, if you’re after a full coverage foundation without breaking the bank, then I’d definitely recommend this one, and it works incredibly well with their Conceal and Define concealer, probably because they have a very similar formula! If you want to check it out then I’ll link it below, and if you do end up trying it for yourself then I’d love to know your thoughts, and don’t forget to check out my social accounts linked below!
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