The Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer was such a super hyped Concealer which boosted the brand’s exposure massively. I felt like the only person that didn’t like the concealer, and I even bought it twice after they extended the shade range (see shade C01 here, and then C0.5 and C0 here). As it was so crazy hyped, I tried it so many times with different primers, skincare and application methods to get it to work for me but it was so drying and cakey, so I was definitely up for trying the ‘hydrating’ version; the Revolution Conceal and Hydrate Radiance Concealer as soon as it launched.
Starting off with the information first. It’s £7 and available in just one size 13ml. It’s interesting Revolution have gone for this size straight away, as the original concealer launched in a ridiculously small 3.4ml for £4 which was a rip off and I was watching YouTubers say they don’t mind buying a new tube every month, but who wants to buy a new concealer every single month?! This concealer has a much more reasonable amount of product, and the price is the same as the Supersize version of the original.
Just like the original version of the concealer, the Revolution Conceal and Hydrate Radiance Concealer is available in 50 different shades with C0 being the lightest and C18 the darkest. The packaging is pretty much identical too, with a clear plastic tube, a pale pink sticker and rose gold lid, and both concealers have large doefoot applicators too.
Although the hydrating version of the foundation has a pump, and the original foundation has a giant doefoot. I chose C0.5 shade as I know it matches me already, and shade wise it’s fine, formula wise, not so much..
“This concealer is suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish with a boost of moisture. Offering all-day hydration thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid, it covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles, while drenching skin with moisture. Designed for drier skin, the sheer, satin finish won’t settle into fine lines, and the doe foot applicator allows for a smooth, delicate application.”
I have super dry skin which is why the original Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer was a total no go for me as it was so drying, which is why the Revolution Conceal and Hydrate Radiance Concealer appealed so much. With claims of ‘drenching skin with moisture‘, I felt like it was going to be my dream concealer but I feel as if the description on the website for this concealer is describing a completely different product as it’s nothing like it claims.
– “suitable for everyone looking for a lightweight finish” – it’s really not lightweight at all, it feels just as heavy as Conceal and Define.
– “offering all-day hydration thanks to an infusion of hyaluronic acid” – it’s not an hydrating concealer at all. It’s chalky and emphasises my dry skin horribly.
– “covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles” – it does deliver on coverage claims, which is about the only thing it does.
– “designed for drier skin, the sheer, satin finish won’t settle into fine lines” – it has a matte finish that clings to every single line, dry patch, wrinkle or imperfection.
I was worried my photo of the swatches wouldn’t show how drying the Revolution Conceal and Hydrate Radiance Concealer formula was, but the camera did manage to pick it up quite well. The backs of my hands are super hydrated as I apply hand cream all day every day, and this concealer makes my hand look dry and flaky which is definitely isn’t. So you can only imagine how bad it looks on my very dry and dehydrated skin, and imperfections on the face.
Not only does it look awful on the skin, it’s also difficult to blend. It’s thicker than the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, and even with a dampened sponge it looks streaky and uneven under the eyes. I wanted to try the hydrating foundation too, but after trying this concealer there’s no way I’d buy the foundation now.
I don’t know why Revolution miss the mark so much when it comes to base products. The only decent base product in my opinion are the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops, which really are amazing, but for me this concealer makes me look about 20 years older, and it’s just really unpleasant.
I don’t think I’d want to risk purchasing any more Revolution base products as I’ve been so disappointed with the Conceal and Define Concealer, Conceal and Define Foundation, Fast Base Foundation Stick and Fast Base Concealer, and the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer too.
You can purchase the concealer from Superdrug.