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I hope you’re having a fantastic day and are looking forward to hearing my thoughts on this product!
As you can tell, I’m a little late to the party – better late than never though right? This was mostly because this concealer sold out so quickly. Everyone and their nan seemed to get it as soon as it launched and pretty much every YouTuber I follow was reviewing this (especially in comparison to the Tarte ‘Shape Tape’). Fear not my friends, this will not be a comparison review, I do not own the famous Tarte ‘Shape Tape’.
When I was looking for this when it first launched I hopped on down to Superdrug on more than one occasion, to more than one branch, and the concealer was completely sold out in any shade even close to what I needed (pale af). Even the testers were gone so I couldn’t even swatch to see what shade I would need. Eventually I managed to swatch the nastiest looking tester, for the shade C3, and it was too dark and orange for me.
About 3 weeks ago now, Makeup Revolution posted to their Instagram story that they had launched a new collection of lipsticks called ‘Nudes Collection’. Being the lipstick fanatic (and lover of Makeup Revolution) that I am, I swiped up immediately and chose some lipsticks from that collection to purchase (review coming soon). Whilst I was ordering this I thought I’d check to see if the concealer was back in stock, and it was, so I finally got my hands on it.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but every time I’ve ordered from TAM Beauty (now Revolution Beauty) it seems to take forever to arrive. They didn’t even ‘complete’ my order and ship it out for an entire week after I ordered. It then took a couple of days to get here, I missed the delivery (of course) so had to get it redelivered.
All in all, this concealer was pretty difficult to get hold of. Whilst I think the main rush for it is probably over, there’s still a considerable amount of hype around for this concealer so that might be worth bearing in mind if you want to purchase. If you want it, your shade is in stock, and you can afford to get it, I’d recommend doing so!
Okay that’s probably the longest intro I’ve ever done. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
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What I bought & Product Claims
The concealers are £4.00 each and I bought it in the shade C1 which is the lightest shade they stock. This colour is described as ‘for fair skin tones with neutral undertone’.
I believe these concealers are supposed to go with the new foundations that they’ve launched since the foundations are in a similar format e.g F1, F2, etc. Can we take a moment to appreciate that I only realised yesterday that the ‘C’ in ‘C1’ stands for concealer, like the ‘F’ in ‘F1’ stands for foundation. I know, my intelligence knows no bounds.
The concealers come in 18 shades with varying undertones. On the Revolution Beauty website, each shade is described as the following:
C1 – For fair skin tones with neutral undertone.
C2 – For fair skin tones with yellow undertone.
C3 – For fair skin tones with pink undertone.
C4 – For light skin tones with neutral undertone.
C5 – For light skin tones with pink undertone.
C6 – For light/medium skin tones with yellow undertone.
C7 – For medium skin tones with peach undertone.
C8 – For medium skin tones with yellow undertone.
C9 – For medium skin tones with a peach undertone.
C10- For medium skin tones with a golden undertone.
C11 – For medium/dark skin tones with a beige undertone.
C12 – For medium/dark skin tones with a neutral undertone.
C13 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone.
C14 – for dark skin tones with a cool undertone.
C15 – for dark skin tones with a neutral undertone.
C16 – for dark skin tones with a warm undertone.
C17 – for dark skin tones with a neutral undertone.
C18 – for dark skin tones with a warm undertone.
Honestly I’m not too sure how I feel about this shade range. Whilst I do appreciate that it’s a relatively large shade range in relation to other brands, I still don’t think it’s enough and I don’t think that everyone would be able to find their shades. On the website some of the darker shades look pretty red and personally I didn’t think I would be the lightest shade in this concealer. At the end of the day I think the shade range is okay, but there’s nothing bad that can come from having even more shades.
Update 17/04/18: Revolution Beauty have now added 7 more shades to the ‘Conceal & Define’ range. They are as follows:
C0 – White. For the fairest skin tones. Use alone to highlight or to lighten another concealer. Alternatively it can be used as an eyeshadow base to intensify colour pay off.
C0.5 – For fair skin tones with a pink undertone.
C6.5 – For light/medium skin tones with neutral undertone.
C8.5 – For medium skin tones with a yellow undertone.
C10.5 – For medium skin tones with a yellow undertone.
C12.5 – For medium/dark skin tones with a golden undertone.
C13.5 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone.
Furthermore, the overall product description is:
‘The concealer for everyone. 18 shades ranging from fair to deep, in cool, neutral and warm undertones. Lightweight yet full coverage concealer to cover blemishes, even skin tone and counteract dark circles, with a matte finish that won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores. Long wearing intense pigment that can also be used to contour and add definition. Our large doe foot applicator allows for smooth application that won’t drag on the delicate skin under your eyes.’
As you can see, the product comes in a pretty standard plastic tube. You can see the colour of the concealer through the exposed parts of the bottle where the label doesn’t cover. The label itself is a rose-gold colour (as is the lid part) with the brand, and product, name on it.
I do quite like the packaging for this, it stands out in my collection and is easy to find.
The doe foot applicator is pretty large, as advertised. In comparison to the concealer I used to use, the Collection ‘Lasting Perfection’ concealer, the doe foot on this Makeup Revolution one is considerably bigger. The only negative aspect I can find with the packaging is that the cap feels slightly cheap, but the concealer is only £4 so I think I can find it in my heart to forgive that.
So the above photo shows what this shade, C1, looks like on my skin tone. Despite saying I didn’t think I’d be the lightest shade in this concealer, for some reason my wrist in this photo looks like it literally belongs to a ghost. I’d say the match is pretty good, once it’s blended out, it matches me almost perfectly, despite how it looks in this swatch.
I think it’s important to emphasise that I really don’t use concealer very much. I tend to use concealer to correct small areas of redness, and to cover spots. I really don’t put it under my eyes very often, I just embrace the slight baggage that I have going on. Before this review I did put it under my eyes and it applied really well (I only used a very small amount), it blends nicely, and covers up the pigmentation that I have there.
When I have worn this concealer to cover redness and spots, it’s worked amazingly. It stays all day (I don’t set it), and doesn’t feel heavy. The finish of the concealer is very skin-like, which I enjoy. I can’t really vouch for how it performs if you use a lot under the eyes (like every YouTuber I watch seems to). However, for me using a small amount to cover redness and blemishes, it works better than any other concealer I’ve tried. I particularly like how it sits on my skin and, most importantly, that it doesn’t dry my skin out.
For £4.00, I don’t think you can go wrong with giving this concealer a try. However, I would recommend going in store at Superdrug and swatching some of the shades to see which you think would be the best fit for you. I’ll talk about this more in my review on the Revolution Nudes Collection, but generally I’ve found that the colours on the TAM Beauty website don’t reflect what the product looks like in real life. This is particularly important as the swatches of the concealer on the TAM Beauty website are only swatched on two skin tones. Unless you happen to be one of those two, the swatches probably aren’t going to be too much help to you.
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