Last year Makeup Revolution absolutely killed the game for me – from their pretty packaging to their insanely affordable prices to the actual products themselves, I really grew to love their brand.
The Conceal and Define concealer is the first new Makeup Revolution product to arrive in 2018 having been released on Jan 3rd across all UK Superdrug stores. With word on the road that it’s a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape, the concealer is available in a pretty impressive 18 shades, ranging from fair to deep in cool, neutral and warm undertones. It claims to be a lightweight yet full coverage concealer with a matte finish that covers blemishes, evens skin tone and counteracts dark circles.
I picked up two shades. C1, the lightest shade available so that I can conceal and highlight, and C14, to define and contour . At just £4 each I was already leaving Superdrug content and happy.
I prepped and primed my face using Garnier Moisture and Matte moisturiser and L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer before applying Milani Conceal and Perfect 2in1 foundation. The first thing I noticed when applying the concealer was the large doe-foot applicator. I love a doe-foot as it makes application super easy, especially when drawing lines for contour. The next thing to note is that the formula is thick and creamy and very pigmented. I quickly learned that a little definitely goes a long way with this concealer, particularly if you’re using darker shades to contour – you need the smallest amount. To blend out, I used both a beauty blender and a brush. The concealer blended nice and evenly, didn’t take away any foundation from underneath, covered absolutely everything (EVEN my terrible under-eye bags) and left my skin with a healthy glow. My contour looked natural yet my cheekbones were sculpted, and under my eyes and t-zone were brightened. Happy with how my face was looking, I set it with Rimmel Stay Matte powder.
The only slightly negative things I would have to say is that the product dries down fairly fast so it might be a good idea to work quickly with it or use a damp beauty blender. Even then, I would recommend contouring in stages so it doesn’t dry down and you get a seamless look. I also noticed that I had a few creases under my eye by the end of the day, however I expect that with most concealers so I wasn’t too fussed.