When Makeup Revolution announced their new Revolution Pro range, I placed an order on the TAM Beauty / Revolution Beauty website the same day as I was excited to see what the new products were like. Revolution Pro has replaced their Freedom range which I liked but it was marketed as ‘MAC for masses’ from day one but the quality wasn’t on par with MAC. Speaking as a blogger, my Freedom reviews didn’t do half as well as the standard Makeup Revolution reviews and whenever I went to Superdrug the Freedom stands were always fully stocked whereas the Makeup Revolution stands were always ransacked as the products were so popular. I did wonder whether Revolution Pro was simply Freedom’s products repackaged but I’ve been very impressed with the Revolution Pro Supreme Palettes. One of the products I bought within my first Revolution Pro order was the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer and I couldn’t wait to try it.
“Conceals what you want to hide, blends seamlessly into what you don’t. Ultra pigmented and in 18 skin-true shades, Revolution PRO Full Cover Camouflage Concealer creates lasting maximum coverage for all skin tones. Use a small synthetic brush to pinpoint conceal blemishes, scars, birthmarks, veins and temporarily disguise tattoos. Non-transferable and long-wearing. Set with powder for an even longer-lasting finish.”
The Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer is £5 and available in “18 skin-true shades”. When my order arrived I was shocked at how small the tube was considering the price as it only contains 8.5ml but actually that’s more than double than the very small amount you get with the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer so looks can be deceiving as this is much better value. The concealer squeezes out of the tube and you do have to press a little hard as the consistency of the concealer is so thick, but you only need a tiny, tiny amount. It absolutely is full coverage and it took me a few uses to know how little I needed so this 8.5ml tube will last a lifetime as you only need a pin-head sized amount. The first time I used the concealer I was a little grossed out as only a greasy liquid came out of the tube, so I had to shake it quite rigorously to mix the product within the tube.
I knew the C1 shade wouldn’t match me after trying the Revolution concealer but I didn’t expect the C1 of the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer to be darker than the C1 of the Conceal and Define Concealer which is very strange indeed. I really struggle with this shade as the texture isn’t easy to blend with lightening drops such as the NYX White Pro Foundation Mixer and this concealer has a high grease/oil content which then doesn’t blend well with other lightening products as it tends to separate. Not only is the shade an issue but this is the greasiest concealer I’ve ever tried.
Once blended into the skin it looks so greasy and shiny (which you can see above) even if you set it with powder, and I have very dry skin so I dread to think how greasy this would look on oilier skin types. When set with powder it still looks greasy on my skin, but the powder makes it look very cakey and heavy even when applying a very small amount. It’s such a strong word to use but I really do hate this concealer and I don’t think I’ve ever hated a concealer before. It’s just so oily and greasy, and feels like paint on my skin – it even smells like paint. I love, love LOVE the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops but for me the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer is a real fail and I won’t use it again as it looks awful on my skin – who wants their spots or imperfections to look shiny?!
There’s no doubt, it does offer great coverage but as it’s so greasy and shiny, I find that it only emphasises whatever I’m trying to cover thus defeating the object of concealing imperfections. I really wanted to like this concealer but it’s not a concealer I’d recommend trying, and although you get much less product, the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer is a much better concealer in my opinion. I am however looking forward to trying their new Fast Base Concealer, Adam Minto has showcased on his Instagram so I’ll be sure to feature it on my blog once I’ve given it a try.
Have you tried anything from Revolution Pro before? Let me know in the comments below..