Hello my lovelies,
Another post, another review! I said in my last post that I would review this foundation and to be honest I still can’t believe that I haven’t written a post on this yet as I have had it in my collection for some while now. For anyone who doesn’t read my posts regularly – hi! I have oily skin, so I always opt for a matte finish unless something really sparks my interest but on the whole I go for matte as it’s all that my skin can deal with – I don’t need any extra shine in my life!
So let’s start at the beginning. This has been added to the conceal family within Revolution brand with their concealer being such a big hit prior to this release. I do have the concealer but personally for me it’s nothing ground breaking – sorry! When everyone went mad for it they decided that a foundation was the next step, logical. To be honest for a drugstore release this really caught my eye for a number of reasons.
The packaging is just beautiful. I love the colours and actually as a whole Revolution have really done well in the past year of modernising their packaging to entice people of all ages to buy their make up as opposed to a younger audience. The frosted glass bottle really adds to this as well. I also love the shade range they have brought out – 50! Yes you heard me right, 50 different shades which I think is incredible for a brand to do. You can tell that they have wanted to encompass everyone which is amazing.
The highlight of this product is the applicator, a doe-foot! I feel like brands are finally understanding this is the easiest way of applying liquid face products, meaning no foundation hands and there is less wastage. So, the foundation itself is a oil-free formula which is a demi-matte finish. This means that there is a slight sheen to this to not create a flat base – a little more natural looking which I’m all for. Although I love a medium-heavy coverage I still want my skin to look like skin rather than just a layer of stodge on my face!
With the doe-foot applicator I have a lot more control of the amount of product that is on my face without worrying about wastage or it running down my face. It’s a fairly thick foundation however I promise doesn’t feel thick once it is blended in. I find this amazing for blemishes and works great as both a concealer and foundation all in one, which is great when you are in a rush as you miss a step out! I always do use a brightening concealer underneath my eyes and they always need a bit of TLC but that really is it – blemishes are all covered!
The coverage it gives is pretty impressive, of course it’s buildable but for day to day wear I stick to one layer which is more than enough for me. Although it claims not to settle into fine lines I do find that throughout the course of the day it does slightly which depending on your skin and your fine lines, this may be an issue but for the first couple of hours the foundation will stay in place.
When it comes to blemishes and general longevity of the foundation it’s pretty fantastic. It really does stay in place all day and I never look in the mirror and feel that I need to top it up, it’s a really natural finish which just allows your skin to wear with the foundation over the course of the day rather than your skin and foundation working against one another. What I will say though it that throughout the course of the day I do need to top up on powder especially on my T-zone as the oily sheen is just too much, it depends on my skin but some days it just looks blooming awful after a couple of hours.
Overall, I am really impressed with this product. For me this is personally a lot better than the concealer they launched prior to this but to be honest you don’t really need a concealer with this foundation it really is a great 2 in 1. I have also heard that people with pale skin use the darker shades for contouring which is an amazing use for this and I can imagine would look beautiful on the skin. I would just watch if you suffer with fine line or oily skin, you will just need to watch throughout the day which may require a few top ups.
This has become very quickly part of my daily make up, it’s just so damn easy especially when using a damp beauty blender – the finish is just gorgeous. For £9.00, personally you can’t go wrong. If you would like to know more about the product or want to try it out for yourself see here
Let me know if you have tried this foundation before and what your thoughts are on it. Also, what’s your favourite matte foundation – I’m always on the hunt to try new products!