We’re always curious to try new makeup. Even more so when we hear that a new product is a dupe for a highly popular product. So, after hearing lots of talk about Conceal and Define we wondered, is Makeup Revolution Concealer worth the hype?
First, Conceal and Define Concealer is a bit tricky to get. I spotted some in Superdrug BUT the shade selection was pretty awful because the more popular colours sold like hot cakes. So, I ordered it directly from the Makeup Revolution website. The downside to that was delivery took just over a week and I was charged €6 for shipping to Ireland. Cue sad face. Now you can get Free Shipping on orders over €40. I chose to pay the shipping because I’m all about what we actually need these days.
Next, shade section is excellent. There are 18 to choose from. I chose the two lightest shades because I’m a very pale redhead. I got C1 for under my eyes and C2 to cover blemishes.
Now for my thoughts on the actual product. I’m not sure, you guys. The coverage is very good, but I don’t think I like it for under my eyes. It’s a bit too heavy for my liking. I have dark pigment in the corner of my eyes and I am struggling to find something that covers it without being too heavy. I found that it sat into lines under my eyes that I didn’t even know I had! Maybe I just need to get a good eye cream now that I am a lady of a certain age (26!).
I usually apply my concealer with a Real Techniques Setting Brush but I found that the Conceal and Define Concealer applied better with a Beauty Blender. Ironically I’m not usually a fan of Beauty Blenders – who has the time for all that “bouncing”?! I just don’t think that the brush blended it very well. Using the Beauty Blender made such a different.
I do love the doe-foot applicator though. One swipe is more than enough for me. I know some people like doing a triangle of concealer under their eyes, but I just find that too much for me. I also love the packaging. It is very luxe and so expensive looking for €4.98.
A lot of people are talking about Conceal and Define as a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, but I really couldn’t comment on that. I’ve wanted to try Shape Tape for ages, but I just could never justify the €35 price tag attached to it. FYI you can get Tarte at very responsible prices on QVCUK and they deliver to Ireland.
In all I’m not sure about Conceal and Define just because of how it sits into the fine lines around my eyes. Seriously those lines that I’ve just noticed are freaking me out!!! Otherwise I really like it. It applies well and stays put all day. The coverage is also very good. I think it would be great at covering up spots or blemishes. And the price point is just so good. I definitely think it’s worth your €4.98.
I’m going to stick with it and see how I get on with it once I get an eye cream. I think the famed Collection 2000 Concealer might have some serious competition.
This was my first purchase from Makeup Revolution (I know! And I call myself a beauty editor!) but I would be interested to give some other bits and pieces a go. Let me know what your favourites are.