The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer was one of the most hyped up beauty launches within the UK for a long, long time and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Prior to the concealer’s launch, I hadn’t had the best experiences with the Revolution base products but the new concealer was labelled as being a Tarte Shape Tape Dupe for £4 so it was definitely a must have within my collection. I did a whole post on the Makeup Revolution Concealer (which happens to be my most read post on my blog of all time) where I compared swatches of multiple pale concealer shades, as the palest shade C1 was much too dark for me. Credit where credit is due, I feel like Revolution are the only makeup brand which truly listens to their customers which I guess is their USP as they’re always asking for feedback on Instagram. Many, many, many people with pale skin commented asking for a paler shade of the concealer and sure enough we got TWO!
The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer is described as being a 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. One issue I have with the concealer is that although it’s £4, the tube only contains 3.4ml product which is the smallest amount of product I’ve ever seen for a drugstore concealer. However I have noticed on my C0 and C0.5 shades, the tube now contains 4ml so they must’ve increased the amount slightly, but I still feel it should be around the 5ml mark to match over drugstore concealers as I’m not willing to buy a replacement concealer every single month.
When the Makeup Revolution Concealer launched they used the tag line “a concealer for everyone” even thought their lightest shade C1 wasn’t very pale at all, so I’m very glad they’ve introduced one paler skintone shade and one lightening concealer which can be used to lighten other concealers. The strange thing is, the C0.5 concealer is called the Conceal and Define Concealer, yet the C0 shade isn’t, it’s called the Conceal and Correct and it does have a sligthly thinner formula than the C1 and C0.5 concealers which I own so I believe it’s not meant to be a concealer, just a corrector or lightener.
I think the reason my last post was so popular was that I included comparison swatches so I decided to include swatches of all three shades I own of the Conceal and Define Concealer so you could see the difference. C1 really isn’t very pale which was very disappointing when it launched, but C0.5 is amazingly pale, cool toned and is a perfect match for my skintone as you can see above. In my opinion C1 is a warm toned shade, but Revolution claim it’s neutral so I’d recommend swatching instore first as it’s very warm especially if you look at it next to C0.5 which is cool toned.
C0 is just a straight up white shade which I can actually use as a concealer as my skin’s that pale which is hilarious, but it also works nicely to lighten C1 so I can use it. I tend to ‘dot’ the applicator of C1 on my face and then use C0 to add dots as the formulas too thick to blend on a makeup blending palette, and my Beauty Blender helps to blend the two shades effectively. I feel like there’s room for a C0.7 shade similar to what Lancome did, for a neutral toned shade as C0.5 leans very pink whilst C1 is very yellow, and C2 is a lot darker but I really can’t complain as C0.5 works well for me and although I prefer the formula of the Barry M All Night Long Concealer, I’m still glad to have the Conceal and Define Concealers in my collection.
Have you ever tried the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer?