I was intrigued by this Conceal and Define Concealer (£4) from Revolution as it was quite obvious they were trying to sell it as a cheap alternative to Tarte’s Shape Tape, which is a concealer I’m yet to try.
When I first tried this, I really liked it. So much so, I went and purchased three more tubes of it straight away. However, I realised that this concealer actually doesn’t offer the best value as I got through tubes so quickly. I think it contains 3.4ml of product? I’ve finished and recycled my last tube so I can’t double check. This is quite a lot less than usual for a concealer.
The packaging is very pretty with the rose gold lid. It has a doe foot applicator that is slightly larger than is typical for concealers, such as the one in Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer.
It is available on their own website in 25 shades and it’s also available from Superdrug but I think they only sell 18 of the shades. The range of shades looks pretty broad and it’s rare to see such a wide range in a high street/drugstore concealer. The shade I bought is C3 which is for fair skin with pink undertone and it is pretty much my skin colour! Ideally, I’d like a shade more brightening for the under eye area so maybe in future I should try C1.
The formula is thick and creamy and blends nicely. It looks very intensely pigmented when you first swipe it on. I always use a beauty blender to blend my concealer which stops things looking cakey but does take away some of the coverage, therefore I usually do a couple of layers under my eyes. It gives a good medium/high coverage; I wouldn’t say full coverage but then again I don’t think anything can completely hide my under eye circles ha. I did find it settled in lines under my eyes quite quickly but that’s sorted with a bit of melting with your ring finger. The finish is fairly matte but not powdery.
I found it lasted well throughout the day but the coverage did fade faster than other affordable concealers that I like.
I did like this concealer and it is something I would buy again but I would prefer it to come in a bigger tube! I get through concealer quickly anyway but this was just ridiculously quick.
Love Nicole xxxx