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REVIEW: Make Up Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer

It's safe to say that Make Up Revolution are easily one of my favourite brands. I've tried so many of their products and, at this moment in time at least, I can't bring a single one to mind that I haven't got along with. Their powder products always have such fab pigmentation and all the cream products I've used have been blendable (is that a word?) and long lasting. That being said, when I heard about the release of the new Conceal and Define concealer, I was SO bloody excited that I couldn’t NOT write a review and first impressions post about it.

Firstly - lets talk about colour. As (I think) I've mentioned before, and if it wasn't already obvious, I'm a really pale person. It's taken me so many years and plenty of mixing to find foundation shades that don't make me look like the Annoying Orange, and while I've been winging it in terms of concealer, I still hadn't found a match I was actually happy with. For as long as I can remember, I used Collection's Lasting Perfection like every other Tom, Dick and Harry. It's worked miracles for me over the years but sadly has still always been that little bit too dark. I also tried Barry M's Flawless Light Reflecting concealer and while the colour was a little better, the coverage was too light for me and I went through it way too quickly. That's what makes MUR's new concealer a game-changer for me; the lightest shade C1 in Conceal and Define is absolutely perfect. There's 18 shades in total which is amazing, especially for a budget brand, and apparently there's even more to be released in the near future.  

In terms of packaging, there’s nothing special about the bottle, it’s just a relatively plain bottle with Revolution’s somewhat trademark copper coloured label. It’s a slightly smaller bottle than I’m used to with other concealers, but it is relatively wide and from what I’ve used so far, a little seems to go a long way. As for the applicator, it’s definitely a large one, similar to the size of the Clinique Beyond Perfection Foundation applicator. That being said, it’s visually very similar to Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer which I haven’t tried but have spent an embarrassingly long time lusting over online. 

The product itself has already earned a permanent place in my make up bag after merely a week of use. It’s a medium to full coverage concealer in my opinion, but still buildable to achieve a more flawless look, especially if you use it before foundation like me. The colour as I said is spot on for me, and I really like the thick consistency of this concealer. It’s a lot more matte than the Barry M Flawless concealer I previously mentioned, and fuller coverage that Lasting Perfection - so basically exactly what I was looking for. I’ve also read that product-wise it’s a dupe for Shape Tape, but as I said I haven’t tried it to truly compare. 

All in all, I’m super happy with this concealer and how it looks and feels on my skin, and for £4 it’s an absolute bargain! Hope this post helped anyone that was a little bit dubious about it like I initially was and I highly recommend you try it for yourself! I’d really love to know opinions on the other shades and on other skin tones, so anyone who’s already used it feel free to let me know your thoughts!

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