Revolution do like to bring out products that hit the market with an impact. Their new Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation caught my eye recently. With a good campaign image and striking packaging, I had to give these foundations a try. Today’s review is featuring shades F6.5 and F8. Here are my thoughts.
Here is some information about the Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation…
Ageless. Unisex. Affordable. Yours.
NEW to the Conceal & Define family, meet our Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation.
Offering lightweight yet buildable coverage in 24 skin-true shades, this versatile foundation is designed to suit every skin type and tone.
With an oil-free yet creamy and comfortable formula that dries down to a long-lasting, demi-matte finish, it won’t settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches.
Housed in a luxe glass bottle with a jumbo doe-foot applicator for greater control and less waste, this foundation offers highly pigmented coverage that can be layered or diffused to suit your look.
Swipe on and blend out to ramp up the coverage for a ‘real skin’ finish that diffuses blemishes and uneven skin tone. Or let your complexion’s natural character shine through using a small amount with a damp beauty sponge for veil-like coverage.
There are so many things that stood out to me with this foundation from Revolution. But first I’ll talk about the packaging. Revolution is extremely budget friendly when it comes to their products. Yet this foundations packaging looks chic, dare I say expensive? Definitely eye catching. Who doesn’t love some rose gold details? The lids are secure and screw down tightly. When removed you have a doe-foot applicator, so product isn’t wasted like with a tube or bottle. Although I do question, when your products get low whether you would be able to get all the product out?
Conceal & Define foundation has a nice consistency. Its not too thick, and feels nice when you are applying. However, it does dry fast I found and the first few applications (I had to get the hang of it) I was left with some dodgy patches. Still this was correctable with a damp sponge.
With a range of 24 shades most people will find something they can work with. I have two shades F6.5 and F8. I find F8 is a little dark for me and I have to mix F6.5 with it to achieve my shade. However, as I lose my Summer tan I think F6.5 will be a good match. If you look at the description on Revolution’s site you will see what tones are in each shade. So if you do know your skin and base tones, its fairly easy to match. My skin has always had a yellow undertone and these foundation shades compliment that. I’d like to move onto the claims though as this is where my issues with this foundation began.
Revolution claim this foundation is suitable for ALL skin types. This is a huge claim. Unfortunately for me I don’t agree. Their campaign shows a more mature woman giving the impressions older skin would suit this foundation. But on my skin (Which is still fairly youthful at 40+) in places it didn’t look great. I did find it sat in some of my fine lines. Also Revolution claim the foundation won’t cling to dry patches. This again I do not agree with and I feel hopefully you can see this in my before and after.
However, there are some claims that are very true with Conceal & Define foundation.
The foundation dries down to a demi matte finish
It is long lasting on the skin
The foundation is highly pigmented and buildable – a little goes a long way and you can achieve full coverage.
If I look at my face/skin as a whole this foundation wouldn’t work for me due to the clinging areas where my dry patches are. But if I look at this foundation on my normal or oilier areas of skin, it does all it claims.
I reached out to one of my favourite beauty gurus JayBlissy (If you haven’t seen her channel please check it out) how it works for her as I know she has dry skin areas too. She said that she does have to use more primers and make sure her skin is well moisturised before application. With this in hand I again tried the foundation using both a serum and my Unicorn Primer (Review here) as well as my usual skin care products. I did find it looked better, but where my eczema is flaring at present (Above my brows, under my eyes and around my nose) these areas when looking closer could still be picked out. Still it was a vast improvement.
So, if you do have dry skin using this foundation with some very hydrating products underneath my help. I want to add if you have oily or normal skin this foundation should look great on you!
To conclude, although my feelings are slightly mixed on the Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation as a whole I do like it. I feel once my eczema has calmed down and my psoriasis isn’t flaring this could easily be my go to foundation in Autumn/Winter. As a whole it is a great product. The coverage is undeniable and looks good on your skin. I even with a small amount the foundation gave me super coverage. So with only using a little product it should last a decent time too. Bringing the price into the equation as well (Around £9 for 23ml/0.8fl.oz) I feel you are getting a decent amount of product for your money.
I want to also mention Revolution’s foundation is VEGAN and Cruelty FREE. It contains no parabens and is oil free too. If you are looking for a full coverage foundation that works on a budget, I’d recommend giving this one a go.