Is this concealer worth the hype?

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer price £4.00 ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars. 

If you are a big concealer fan and don’t want to break the bank, this is definitely one to read. I cannot explain how hyped this product has been over the past week in the beauty industry. Of course, I had to join in on the hype too. You’re probably wondering if the hype is really worth it? My answer would be, oh yeah! Big time. Have you seen the price? £4 for this amazing concealer, that does the job of a high-street concealer. I’ll take 1 please, or maybe 4.

Before I became a proper adult working 8:30 am – 5 pm, I never had a need to use concealer because my under-eye isn’t usually dark nor puffy. I have genetics to thank for this part, and also when I was a student, I actually got more sleep compared to now. Since the adulting life, I have noticed my eyes would be slightly red and puffy in the morning. This is when my inner Elsa summoned, “conceal, don’t feel”. I had to incorporate concealer into my everyday makeup routine.

Why is this concealer so hyped?
For sure it’s the affordability and the quality of this drugstore concealer. You can pick them up in Superdrug stores (the larger the store the more shades will be available) and online. In the beauty industry, the Revolution concealer has been compared as a dupe to the cult favourite Tarte Shape Tape (RRP £22) Contour Concealer. I personally do not own the Shape Tape Concealer but I do have the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the colour Custard. I absolutely adore the NARS concealer (RRP £24) as its soft, smooth to apply and instantly disguising imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue. However, after using the Conceal & Define, my concealer game feels strong and complete.

The Product
This Conceal & Define will give you a full, matte, lightweight, high pigment, long wear coverage finish. It’s currently available in 18 shades ranging from C1 to C18 (that’s a whole load of 18!) and has a good variety of different undertones. Producing 18 shades, that’s pretty groundbreaking for a drugstore brand. It is an over-sized slightly angled applicator whereas the NARS is a small narrow applicator. I find the packaging so slick, especially the rosy pink design.
The shades I picked up are C6, C8, for highlight and C13, & C14, for contour. No testers were provided by Superdrug, so it left this girl a bit clueless with which colour to buy. You guessed it, “a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do”, I bought 4 in total to test out the colour, I swear *eye roll.* I like my concealer 1 or 2 shades lighter, I feel C6 is slightly lighter and C8 is similar to my skin colour. You’re thinking “Oh Cindy why didn’t you think of purchasing C7?” Well the reason is, C7 is more on the pink undertone side for me and I’ve got a heck of a yellow undertone. Ideally for me, mixing C6 and C8 together works. The C13 which I used for contouring is a warm tone, whereas the C14 is darker but cool ash tone. I prefer the C13, but this method of contouring took some time to blend out with a damp beauty blender compared to using powder contour.

I’ve made some swatches for you my lovelies below. Here is a small list of Foundations I use, so you have a better understanding of skin tone.
– Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup shade 4.0.
– Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation shade Light.
– NARS Sheer Glow shade Medium 1 Punjab.
– Estee Lauder Double Wear 2W2 Rattan.

How I used the Conceal & Define
My face with just the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation and my everyday eye make-up.

The Conceal & Define is more on the thicker side but blends quite easily with a damp beauty blender or your fingers. The fingertips heat warms up the product first and allows it to blend easier, especially for thick concealers.

I recommend waiting for the Conceal & Define to dry down before deciding to set it with powder. I prefer to set mine with loose translucent powder, however, I found that once the Conceal & Define has dried, it didn’t even really need setting because it’s pretty matte. Of course, it’s up to you what you wish to do, I fully support you. After applying the C6 concealer and translucent powder, the concealer instantly brightened my under eye.

The C13 contour was applied to the frame of my face and the side of my nose. Using a damp blender, the contour was blended out evenly. The C6 concealer is used to highlight my nose, the center of my forehead and chin. Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer powder was applied lightly over the contour and on my cheeks.

I hope you enjoyed this blog. My final thoughts are, if you are looking for a replacement concealer or a new concealer, you cannot go wrong with this £4 Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define. This has slowly made its way to becoming one of my favourites concealers of all time. As always, thank you so much for tuning in! I hope you enjoyed this review & let me know if you’ve tried or are going to try the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define. I love hearing from you as always.

Cindy xo

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