I started blogging because I loved makeup, trying new stuff, and writing about it. I miss testing and reviewing products, and I really want to start doing more of that. It’s really the perfect time for it, as I had to get rid of so much of my makeup collection when I moved to England. So today, I’m going to be telling you all about the new Revolution Conceal + Hydrate Foundation & Concealer.
Makeup Revolution has long been a favourite brand of mine. I’ve tried loads of their products, and I’ve always been a fan of their formulas, and their prices. I’d heard of the Conceal + Define Foundation, but because it is a matte formula, and I have dry skin, I never bothered with it. When they released the new hydrating formula, I was really excited to get my hands on it and give it a go.
The Conceal + Hydrate Foundation has a sheerer texture and more hydrating formula, infused with hyaluronic acid to “hydrate the complexion, provide a plumping effect and create a smoother, satin glow.” They say that it is formulated to suit every skin type, but it’s best for dry skin. It also claims to not settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches. It is meant to give a medium to full coverage radiant finish. It retails for £9.
The Conceal + Hydrate Concealer is supposed to offer all-day hydration and is infused with hyaluronic acid as well. It is meant to cover blemishes, even skin tone and conceal dark circles, while adding moisture to the skin. As it is designed for drier skin, it isn’t meant to settle into fine lines or crease, and it comes with a doe-foot applicator. The concealer retails for £7.
The Foundation Review
I’m going to review them separately, so this doesn’t get too confusing. First of all the shade range is incredible. With 50 shades to choose from, you really can get a good match. I went with F3, which was the closest I could find in the shop. The colour match was decent, it works but wasn’t perfect. I’m attributing that to the fact that Superdrug didn’t have anything between F3-F5, so that’s not really on the foundation.
Aside from that-I really didn’t like the foundation. It’s SO dewy. Like don’t get me wrong, I love a dewy finish, I have dry skin, so I’m all for moisture, but this was so…wet?! It never really dried down, it just felt like if I touched my face at all it would slide right off. Not to mention, I had to set my whole face with powder, which I don’t normally do. Weirdly, it also clung to dry patches, which I didn’t really understand because it’s a hydrating formula.
Additionally, I wouldn’t say that the coverage is even close to full-it’s medium at best, and it gets really cakey and weird if you try to build it up. It wouldn’t cover my nose at all, which I normally don’t have an issue with. I’ve tried it with and without primer, so I don’t really know what else I could do to make it work. Also- it settled so much into my smile lines. This, again, isn’t a huge issue for me normally. Not going to lie, the foundation was pretty disappointing. I wouldn’t repurchase it, and I don’t really know what to do with the rest of the bottle now, if I’m honest.
Now, the concealer wasn’t too bad! Again, shade range is good-50 shades. I’ve tried the original Conceal + Define concealer, so I went with the same shade I am in that one, which is C2. I actually really like it. It is definitely a thinner formula, and doesn’t give as much coverage as the original, but I don’t mind it for light makeup days. I also feel like it spreads better than the original formula. It did settle into my under-eye creases-but I haven’t found a concealer that doesn’t. This wasn’t a big deal after I set it with powder. Overall, it’s not my favourite ever, but it was pretty good. I personally like the original a bit better, but if you have the driest of dry skin, you might prefer this one.
How can I sum this up? I honestly don’t really know who the foundation is for, because if you’re oily, you’d hate it. On the other hand, it stuck to dry patches, while also being really wet-so it doesn’t seem to work for dry skin either. I’m interested to know if it works for you, what your skin is like and what you do to make it work. The coverage of both isn’t impressive, but the concealer does work for lighter makeup days. I would probably buy the concealer again, if I couldn’t find the original formula, but I definitely won’t be getting the foundation.
If you’ve tried these, I’d love to know your thoughts. Did you love them? Hate them? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, thanks for reading & stay golden!