Sigh, I write this post with a heavy heart. I was hoping I could add another drugstore foundation to my favourites post here but alas it was not meant to be. Makeup Revolution has been on a bit of a roll this year. Releasing amazing eyeshadow palettes, collaborations and new skincare under their umbrella brands like Makeup Revolution Pro.
So I was very keen to try the newest foundation from Makeup Revolution, the Conceal and Define Full Coverage Foundation. The foundation follows the hit Conceal and Define concealer (which I talk about here). The concealer was supposed to be a dupe for the cult Tarte Shape Tape (it’s not). That’s not to say it’s a good concealer it’s just nothing like Tarte Shape Tape. The new Conceal and Define looks like Tarte Shape Tape foundation. They both come in glass bottles with jumbo doe foot applicators (which makes them hygienically questionable) and both have a good range of colours for different skin tones. I haven’t tried Tarte Shape Tape foundation so I can’t say how they compare but unfortunately I didn’t get on with Conceal and Define foundation.
In writing, Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Foundation should be a great foundation for me. It offers a full coverage flawless finish that’s oil free and creamy. It’s said to be long wearing after it dries down to a demi-matte finish. There are good things about this foundation but I just couldn’t get it to work on my combination skin (oily t-zone, normal/sensitive everywhere else). Conceal and Define foundation applies easily and it feels kind of similar to Makeup Revolution Fast Base just more liquidy. Conceal and Define foundation blends out nicely and gives a solid medium buildable finish.
That sounds good doesn’t it? The problem for me is how it wears throughout the day. It kind of breaks down on my skin and goes patchy (my experience is very similar to Zabrena’s, you can see her review on her YouTube channel). The creaminess never really dries down for me (and I think that’s largely due to the silicone). That means it sinks into fine lines and creases, and most definitely does not look natural or flawless.
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Unfortunately Conceal and Define foundation just doesn’t work for me. Which is a real shame because it’s vegan, cruelty-free and paraben free too. If you are looking for a medium to full coverage foundation that’s long wearing I have just blogged about my favourite drugstore foundations here, including a much better foundation from Makeup Revolution.
Have you tried the new Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define foundation?
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