Revolution Matte Base Concealer Review / Swatches
When Revolution launched the Revolution Matte Base Concealer, there was very little hype compared to the hype surrounding the launch of the Conceal and Define Concealer and even their Fast Base Concealer. I found this so strange as the brand usually makes a big song and dance across all social media platforms for any base launch, but it’s almost as if the Matte Base Concealer went under everyone’s radar.
I only found out it launched by chance, whilst checking their concealer page to see if they’d introduced more shades for their Fast Base Concealer (which they hadn’t). The Conceal and Define Concealer has 50 shades, but the other foundations and concealers don’t have anywhere near as many. I feel as if it’s only fair that Revolution introduce the same shade range for their other bases as their Conceal and Define Foundation / Concealer definitely doesn’t work for everyone.
The Revolution Matte Base Concealer is available in 25 different shades and is only £3 for 8 grams of product. It’s so much better value than the other concealers as Conceal and Define is £4 for only 3.4ml, and the Fast Base Concealer is £5 for 4.5ml. I chose the shade 0.5 which is the palest shade, whereas the palest shade in the Conceal and Define ranges is C0.1.
“YOU asked, WE listened. Matte is BACK! Cover blemishes, uneven skin tone and counteract dark circles, with Revolution Matte Base Concealer. A smooth and creamy texture, that dries down to a comfortable matte finish. Designed with a team matte mantra in mind – because not everyone can do dewy!
Launching in 24 skin-true shades that coincide with the Matte Base Foundation, this long-wearing, full-coverage concealer is ideal for skin types prone to oiliness and unwanted shine looking to conceal everyday imperfections. Featuring a travel-friendly dome design perfect for fuss-free on-the-go application.“
I have super dry skin so I tend to prefer more dewier formulas for foundation, but I actually prefer to use a more matte full coverage concealer for covering blemishes and acne scarring. I find more dewier concealers can end up highlighting imperfections, and whilst I’d never be able to use a matte concealer under my eyes, I do like using a matte concealer for when I want a full coverage base. They also tend to stay in place which is exactly what I want when I’m covering imperfections.
I wasn’t sure if the Matte Base Concealer would be for me as I feel like concealer sticks belong in the 2000’s, but I would never apply the stick directly to the skin as I do use it for covering blemishes and I don’t want to transfer bacteria onto a cream stick. Instead I ‘draw’ on my BeautyBlender with the stick and then bounce the sponge onto the skin.
The Revolution Matte Base Concealer does have a matte finish but it’s not a super drying, unflattering matte which hopefully you can see in the swatches above. It does definitely give full coverage and even covers freckles.
I included a swatch of the Conceal and Define Concealer in the same shade; 0.5 as the two shades are quite different. 0.5 in Matte Base is more pink toned and darker than the 0.5 in Conceal and Define which is really frustrating as shades should be consistent across products from the same brand.
This is such a good concealer for £3 and I can’t think of another concealer under £4 that compares. I want to visit a Superdrug stand to see if I can find a shade which would work as a contour for my skintone as I feel like the formula would work really well as a contour. I’m really hoping Revolution choose to expand the shade range to match the Conceal and Define collection.
Have you tried any of the Revolution Concealers yet? Do you have a favourite?
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