Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation: Review

When Revolution announced they were releasing a foundation in their Conceal and Define range, I was beyond excited!
I was expecting big things from the foundation considering I was pleasantly surprised by the £4 concealer.

The foundation is £9 and comes in 24 shades with pink, cool, neutral, yellow and warm undertones. I purchased shades F6 and F12 both of which have neutral undertones. It is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and oil-free.

F12 (Left), F6 (Right)
It claims to have lightweight yet buildable coverage with a long-lasting demi-matte finish that won't settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches. It gives a real-skin finish that diffuses blemishes and uneven skin tone.

I have been trying out this foundation all week to see what application and product combination worked best.
The glass bottle has a giant doe foot applicator which I have a love-hate relationship with. Although it keeps the bottle clean and makes it easy to distribute the product, I didn't feel like it was hygienic. As well as any bacteria from the face being mixed in with the product, pushing the applicator in and out of the bottle pushes air into it which I feel over time may affect the formula.

The application was easy, I tried to blend out the foundation with both a brush and a beauty sponge. I usually prefer a sponge to blend out products and on this occasion, I also preferred the sponge. 

I was surprised at how much coverage this foundation had considering it was meant to be buildable. Upon first application, I applied too much and soon realised I didn't need that much. The coverage is beautiful, it covered everything without looking cakey or mask-like. My skin looked fresh and smoothed with a blur effect over it and I was living for the look.

Every product blended in perfectly with the foundation, I used the Conceal and Define concealer as I thought to stick within the collection but the Maybelline Age Rewind and Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer also blended in like a dream. I did not use a lot of powder to set the foundation as it dried down quite matte. I set my under eyes and t-zone as that is where I can become slightly oily.

Now, the one big downfall I found from this foundation. IT BROKE ME OUT! I am so sad that this foundation caused me to breakout. I always try to use foundations which are oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it doesn't clog my pores as I have acne-prone skin. As this foundation was oil-free I thought I would be ok. However, I began to notice I was breaking out, which doesn't tend to happen anymore as I only ever really break out when I'm on my period. The only thing I had changed in my routine was my foundation so I took a closer look at the ingredients and it contains dimethicone as the second ingredient which is a silicone that can clog pores. I found the culprit and I was devastated. Although this foundation covered and blurred my pimples well, giving my skin a smooth looking texture, it was actually the reason I was getting breakouts in the first place.

I do feel like I will still use this foundation but only for when I am wearing it for short periods of time and I won't wear it consecutively. It gives your skin such a smooth and blurred finish, I loved the way it made my skin looked and I am so gutted that it breaks me out.

The Finished Look
Have you tried the foundation? Did you try the concealer? What did you think?

Let me know!


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