I’m sure by now everyone and their mum knows about makeup revolutions conceal and define foundation. Their conceal and define concealer is loved by everyone, so there was a lot of excitement when they brought a foundation out. I didn’t buy it for a long time, just because I get a little scared when I hear full coverage. As much as a full coverage foundation is what I need, the risk of it being cakey or not working for my skin makes me nervous.
Having tried other revolution foundations and having liked them, I thought that the £9 was worth the risk to try. I got the shade F7 because that was the closest match to me in the other foundations and I can’t imagine they’d have changed it much. Obviously different formulas will give you slightly different colours but the undertone and shade should be similar.
I’ll start by talking about the packaging. I personally quite like it. I love simplistic packaging and the frosted bottle is just so smart to me. I like how it looks and I think the huge doefoot applicator is a really easy way to apply foundation easily. I’m sure that when the bottle gets emptier it might be a little difficult to get the product out but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
If I use a primer, I tend to use either a blurring primer or a pore filling primer, neither of which should affect how the foundation looks or applies.
When actually applying the foundation, the shade is a pretty good match for me. I usually blend with a damp makeup sponge just for ease. This foundation is advertised as full coverage, which I agree with, but you can apply less and get a more natural look too. I do find that you need to be careful with how much you put on, because you can quite easily get a little cakey.
This foundation has more of a natural finish, which I love, it just means It doesn’t control my oils as much as a matte foundation would. Setting with a powder and reapplying during the day solves this though. It does break down a little in my oily areas, so this isn’t a foundation I’d wear on a night out or where there would be pictures taken. On the other hand this doesn’t cling to any dry patches which is reassuring. This foundation is probably slightly better for those with dry skin, but oily skinned people can definitely make it work.
This foundation reminds me a lot of the Clinique beyond perfecting foundation, not just because they have very similar packaging. I would say that the Clinique foundation is slightly better but being just under £20 more expensive the revolution one is a good compromise.
I hope you found this review useful, please let me know if you have any questions that I haven’t answered.
Until next time,