Recently my dark circles have become more prominent and truth be told, I’m more conscious of them than I’ve ever been before. I’m always on the lookout for products that will help combat and conceal them. So naturally, when a new product that is said to be both affordable and effective, there was no way I was going to be missing out on that!
Luckily my local Superdrug is good at keeping things in stock so I spent a good half an hour standing and swatching most of the medium shade range to see which would best suit my under eye area.
The product comes in at 4.3ml in a small but thick concealer tube with rose gold packaging. There is aso a large doe-foot applicator, very similar to Tarte’s best selling Shape Tape concealer. It makes it easier to apply the product but at the same time I feel like the large applicator means a lot of product is wasted. Still, aesthetically, they’ve got it all on point.
The formula itself is really creamy. It’s thick but really easy to spread – definitely something I look for in the consistency of a concealer. Just by swatching it on my arm (best way to test a concealer!) I could see that my blue veins were not showing through at all. It took a little while to dry and dry but I noticed that once it did the concealer wasn’t oxidising a lot either. More brownie points from me!
(P.S if you’re looking for a peach toned corrector C4 is the one!)
It’s really impressive to see a drugstore brand bring out SO many shades. I do think there is a little jump from the paler shades to darker and I’m not 100% sure on all of the undertones and whether they cater to everybody but its a fantastic start for Makeup Revolution and I can totally see them bringing out even more shades in the future, especially after all the backlash brands are getting after putting out half arsed shade ranges that cater to just pale skin tones.
If I’m honest I had had high expectations from the beginning because of all the hype; aat least as high as expectations go for a drugstore concealer. Makeup reveolution have seriously impressed me in terms of shades, coverage and longevity but there was still one more test to go. Well, two if you count actually using it on my face lol.
So the next day I opened the packaging and started using the concealer a corrector I.e. under my foundation. It spread really easily but as suspected, despite my dark circles being quiet big it was just too much product on the wand. I had to keep wiping it on the sides of the bottle hoping it will go back in the tube (but really I know it won’t!)
I really liked that It doesn’t feel heavy or cakey or even sticky on my skin and I didn’t need to build this up to make it full coverage. It was really quick to put on so none of that faffing around in the morning. Once I finished my face I was really really happy with outcome. I just had to wait a few hours now for ‘the crease test’.
After about 4 hours I had a quick look in the mirror and sadly I was disappointed to see there was slight creasing. In all honesty it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed and perhaps if I used a primer and a set powder/baked it might work a little bit better. I’m just more about that lazy girl Beauty so I haven’t yet experimented with it. The creasing isn’t that bad and it hasn’t actually stopped me from using the conceal and define concealer on a daily basis.
I used shade C8 for under my makeup (colour correcting) and since it’s done such a great job, I will definitely be looking into finding a lighter shade to highlight my under eye area after correcting.