You know I love a good drugstore product and if there is one brand I like trying things out from it would be Make Up Revolution. Their eyeshadow palettes for one, but after trying their Conceal & Define concealer and that instantly going to the top of my concealer favorites’ list, I knew I had to try their new Conceal & Hydrate range. It launched last August and by now I have worn both the foundation and concealer for 2 weeks straight. In other words, plenty of time to give both of these a full review.
Make Up Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation & Concealer // Review, Swatch & Makeup Look
Let’s start with looking at the price point. For a drugstore foundation and concealer these really aren’t too shabbily priced. The foundation retails for €9.99 and the concealer, which comes in a bigger size than most, costs €7.99. That is very reasonable especially if these products are good. For the sake of the review, I am splitting things up. First we’ll look at the foundation, then we’ll have a closer look at the concealer and we’ll draw a final conclusion at the end.
Make Up Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation F2
Say hello to the Make Up Revolution Conceal & Hydrate foundation. It is available in 50 shades and what’s even better: the shades match the ones from the Conceal & Define range. So if you know your shade in that, you can simply repurchase it in this one. At least that is what I did. I matched myself to F2 in the Conceal & Define foundation last spring and I bought F2 in this and I think it is a pretty good match as you will see below.
Unlike its sister foundation range, this comes with a pump, whereas the other one has a large doefoot. I was initially looking for that when I first opened this, only to find a pump under the cap. I guess they did that because this is such a different formula. This is a much more lightweight, hydrating and therefore thin formula that is supposed to be sheer to buildable coverage while giving the skin a plump, smooth and glowy finish.
Well this swatch most definitely makes true on the promise of sheer, natural and glowy finish. This is a very pretty foundation on. You can barely see it sitting on the skin. It wears well throughout the day, especially for a hydrating foundation, but I did have some issues with transferring. This is a foundation that does transfer if you touch your skin or brush your face up against something (i.e. fabric, watch out with clothing!) or someone.
However, it won’t crease, doesn’t fade and at the end of the day it looks as nice as many of my far more expensive foundation. I even accidentally wore this to a gym class and decided to see how it would hold up. It did crease a bit then, but for the most part it was still on by the end of it. I was impressed!
The Shade Match
For seeing how F2 would match as a shade, I applied it full on, without blending it into my neck to see what it would look like. Now the primer I am wearing here added a bit of color and that is what most of the darkness is coming from. When I blend this foundation down my neck, I can easily diffuse it and I think the shade match is very spot on. F2 is described as the shade for fair skin tones with a pink undertone.
So what does this look like on the skin? It definitely has good coverage. It is not sheer at all, but more of a buildable medium coverage. I find that it looks quite mask like in this picture, but I feel that’s because it has such great coverage. There aren’t many hydrating foundations on the market that do this. It easily covers my dark splotches, any redness and it has no issue covering up the birthmark over my eyebrow. In fact, on some days I forgot to put on concealer with this as I simply blended the foundation onto my undereye and had enough coverage going on for my taste.
Make Up Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer C3
Moving on to the concealer then. The Conceal & Define concealer is one of my favorites so I had high hopes for this. They have definitely listened to their clients and have brought this out exclusively in the larger size. It is a bit more expensive but you do get 13 grams of product. That is quite a bit for a concealer! So at this price point it is a really good deal if this works well. It is available in 50 shades like the foundation and I have shade C3.
I appreciate how this comes in larger packaging. My one gripe about the Conceal & Define was how quickly I used it up! So this will certainly last me a long time. It comes with a large doe foot applicator that has a hollow in the tip. That holds some extra product so you can just dot this around your face, blend it in and be out the door. The concealer is easy to use and I never had an issue with this making a mess.
Compared to the foundation, I found this concealer to be a bit thicker in texture. It takes more effort to blend out and I also feel it looks less glowy on the skin. It is supposed to be great for dry skin types but I found this did emphasize some fine lines throughout the day. It never looked dry and cakey but I just found it broke up a bit. It has good coverage though and made light work of hiding my dark circles.
Shade C3 is my perfect match in this. It is just a hair lighter than my skin tone and matches the foundation perfectly. It still has that brightening property too and it is described as being for fair skin tones with a cool undertone. In this close up before/ after picture you can see what I mean with it emphasizing my dry lines. While having good coverage, the concealer does need to be worked well into the skin for it too look flawless. That said, this is only noticeable in closeup pictures and not something you see in real life.
My Final Thoughts
Would I recommend the Make Up Revolution Conceal & Hydrate foundation & concealer? Yes and No. I love the foundation and prefer it over the Conceal & Define (which I haven’t yet reviewed because I wore it once and didn’t like it). It is a good hydrating foundation that looks great on my fair, dry skin. The concealer doesn’t beat the Conceal & Define for me. It is a good concealer, but for concealer I don’t need it to be super hydrating. I would rather my concealer stays put and looks flawless all day, rather than it looking a bit shoddy after a few hours. That said, the concealer is definitely not a bad product, but just not one that really suits my makeup needs. I will still at some point use it up, but when I do I would not repurchase this concealer. The foundation, on the other hand, I most definitely would.