If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time you will know that Makeup Revolution is one of my favourite brands. I first discovered MUR when looking for a nice, affordable, ‘Naked3-ish’ eyeshadow palette. Since then I’ve fallen in love with the brand and bought so many more of their palettes. And even a limited edition brush collection. I hadn’t, however, tried any non-powder products from them. Except for the brushes, obviously!
So when I saw they were launching their Fast base stick foundation.– and the Conceal&Define concealer that everyone seemed to go crazy about! –.It felt like the perfect time to order a couple of goods from their online store. Mind you, I ordered these back when they launched but since I got them delivered to my mum’s house to save a few $$ it took forever to finally get them!
I’m planning to make a blog post soon telling you all about my struggles with foundation – which you might have seen me moan about on Twitter on several occasions – so for now, I’ll just spare you the details. What you do need to know is that this is, no exaggeration, the best foundation I have ever tried.
I’ll admit that my skin represents a challenge for any foundation: It’s oily, I have huge pores and for some reason, all foundations look weird on my chin, nose and between my eyebrows. It’s a mess, believe me.
This one, however, really surprised me! My skin hasn’t been the oiliest lately, so I’ll keep you updated on that, but so far I haven’t gotten oily through the day which is a feat! Another thing that is an absolute miracle – and the reason why I will repurchase this foundation as many times I have to – is that it looks flawless. It didn’t look cakey on my chin. No issue on the brows either. The very tip of my nose looked a bit weird after a few hours.(which is how it looks instantly with any other foundation).but nothing that made me feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. Also, like most (or all?) Makeup Revolution products, this is vegan and cruelty-free which is something I’m always happy to support!Now, back to the part where I said ‘I will repurchase as many times as I have to’. This foundation comes in a 6.2g stick. What you see in the photo above is what you get. I haven’t owned any other stick foundations before, and keep in mind this is only 5£ but it feels like a really small amount! I’ll update you here on how long it lasts. So far I’ve noticed it has really nice coverage (I’d say medium) without having to apply loads of product.
In a nutshell: This is my favourite foundation ever. It doesn’t look patchy on my skin, which is a major issue for me with all foundations. It has really nice coverage and blends really well. The bottle only comes with 6g of product which I’d say it’s not a lot but for the price and how amazing it is, that won’t stop me from loving it and repurchasing!
– Conceal&Define Concealer – 4£When this concealer came out everyone went crazy. It is said to be a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape, which I don’t own so I can’t speak for that. One of the things that impressed me the most.(besides all the hype).was the fact that it comes in 18 shades! They’ve done the same amount of foundation shades and I’m totally here for that! I decided to go for the lighter shade.(they’ve since released a shade 0.5 and a shade 0 which is white).and was a bit afraid it would end up being too light but it was the perfect shade for my skin tone.
You can really see that Makeup Revolution was inspired by the Shape Tape doe foot applicator which I think is great. Having a big applicator just makes such a difference! This wand also has a little ‘hole’ in the middle that really helps grab enough product without having to go back for more.
This Makeup Revolution concealer is buildable to high coverage, but from what I’ve seen I’d say not as high as the Tarte Shape Tape. I’m not complaining though, I like being able to build it up, or not, depending on what I want that day.
Again, much like the foundation, the amount of product you get is actually rather small. I hadn’t realized this until recently when everyone started complaining about that, since the bottle is fairly large and it’ll fool you. You only get 3.4ml, while most my concealers are around 6,5ml. Again, keep in mind that this is a great product and super affordable. If you actually compare it to Tarte’s Shape Tape, that one comes in a 10ml bottle, which is almost 3 times as much. But even then, when you actually do the math the Makeup Revolution concealer is still half the price!
In a nutshell: This concealer comes in 18 shades, which is something to praise Makeup Revolution for. It has great, buildable coverage and blends really easily. It lasts really well through the day, doesn’t crease and handled my oily skin quite well. I can see why it is compared to the Tarte Shape Tape and even though I’ll still use my other concealers I probably will repurchase this once I run out of it, which aparently won’t take that long since the bottle is not as big as it looks.
That was a long post! Let me know what you thought of it. Would you rather I had separated this Makeup Revolution review into two? Have you tried any of these products? Are you curious about them? Let me know in the comments. Also, make sure you follow me on my social media to see what products I’m trying, loving and hating! Hello there. Aello there. Bello there. Cello there. Dello there. Eello there. Fello there. Gello there. Hello there.