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I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer by now – it’s pretty much reached cult status in the beauty community.
Like most bloggers, I’m rather fond of the Revolution Conceal & Define* concealer. It’s perfect for spots, or in place of foundation, or even as a contour product. I’ve only ever had two problems with it: the fact that it doesn’t look good under my eyes (though I’m turning thirty next year so that’s hardly a shock), and the lack of paler shades. When Revolution expanded their selection a few months ago, I was very curious to try the fairer options.
My Skin Type
For reference: I have fair skin with neutral undertones, and my shade for Revolution foundations is usually F1. (If you want to find out what I think of their foundations, I have a video over here, as well as more individual reviews over on my YouTube channel.) I can get away with the Conceal & Define Concealer in C1* on spots, but there wasn’t anything pale enough to highlight in the original launch. My skin is also fairly dry, so I tend to reach for this concealer in the summer.
In total, Revolution launched five(!) new pale shades, and I picked up two that sounded like my cup of tea. I got C0.7*, described as “For fair skin tones with a light neutral undertone”, which sounded like a perfect match for me. I also purchased C0.2*, described as “For fairest skin tones with a light yellow undertone”; which I wanted to use for highlighting.
What do I think of the new shades?
I’ve swatched the concealers above, with the original C1 shade, and two of the Conceal & Correct shades I own for reference.
The shade C0.2 looks perfect for anyone with pale skin – as you can see from the swatches, it’s very brightening. In fact, it’s probably one of the fairest concealers I own. The shade C0.7 is much warmer than I expected, especially compared to C1, which in my opinion is more of a neutral undertone. I thought it might be a little too peach-toned to work on me, but once it’s applied on the skin it looks fine.
Want to see how I use this concealer? Watch the video below:
How I use the product:
Most of the year, I’ll try to use the teeniest amount of concealer possible and dot it over blemishes or small areas of pigmentation. This stuff is usually far too matte to use over larger areas of my face or in place of foundation – however, I have been trying it over the summer and really enjoying it.
If you want to try using the Conceal & Define in place of foundation, I’d advise starting out with a small amount and building up as you need it. If your skin is super dry, consider using an oil primer like the Revolution Baking Oil* to help the product mesh with the skin. A damp sponge is pretty much mandatory for blending; I recommend the AOA Paw Paw: Super Soft Wonder Blender*. I also love the Revolution Pro Fix Makeup Setting Spray* after setting powder to help the products sit a little better.
One more thing to note: since writing this post, Revolution have also dropped a new Conceal & Hydrate* range. I haven’t tried them yet as I have so many concealers I want to use up, but it sounds pretty much perfect. If you’ve tried it, let me know what you think!