Nothing irritates me more than watching everybody rave about a product we can’t get here, like Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer. Then everyone found a dupe! Makeup Revolution’s Conceal and Define Full Coverage Concealer… which we also couldn’t get here. That is, not until very recently.
It was the number one item on my ‘must buy’ list when I attended the brand’s Johannesburg launch at Eastgate’s Clicks on the 28th of September. Thank heavens I’m paler than the average South African makeup wearer as there were 13 people in the line in front of me on the day.
Anyway, I managed to grab one in the correct shade, C1, and have honestly fallen in love. Everything from the applicator to the texture to the coverage is spot on!
The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer comes in a clear plastic tube with a rose gold coloured cap and label. I like that the tube is clear so that you know what shade you’re dealing with if there are no testers. The packaging feels very sturdy and ‘expensive’ for plastic.
My favourite part is probably the applicator! The doe-foot is really big, so applying the product is an absolute dream. It picks up a lot of product so I use that amount shared under both eyes. The stick is quite short so you can be precise and get into the crevices of your eye area.
The formula is very impressive. It’s hydrating which means it blends well and doesn’t pick up on patchy or dry skin. When you do blend it out, it blends uniformly and doesn’t leave areas of thicker or thinner coverage. Cheaper brands usually create concealer formulas that… you know… match the price you can buy them for. But at R100, Makeup Revolution has done a fantastic job at surpassing price with quality.
As a pale person, it’s quite difficult to find a concealer light enough to highlight with, but C1 from Makeup Revolution is the perfect mix between yellow and pink, meaning I think it would suit most pale complexions regardless of undertone. It’s yellow enough to counteract dark circles but pink enough to still suit the sometimes flushed tones of very pale people.
All in all, the Conceal and Define concealer completely surpassed my expectations. Often, when a product is so hyped-up, it doesn’t really deliver the quality that I expected it to, but let’s just say, Makeup Revolution, you did well on this one.