Who doesn’t love Revolution? *crickets* I thought so! As a brand they seem to be going from strength to strength just now and they’re firing out influencer collabs like no one’s business!
Their eyeshadow formulas are up there with high-end brands but for a fraction of the price.
Today what I’m most interested in though, is their new foundation.
I’ve reviewed their Conceal and Define concealer before and I still use it most days to brighten up my undereyes so when they announced they were doing a foundation to match I all but threw money at them!
This foundation comes in 24 shades which is pretty decent for a drugstore foundation.
I bought shade F1 which is for pale skin with neutral skin undertones and I’d say this suits me really well. I’d suggest checking the shade guide on the Revolution website though before purchasing.
The packaging looks nice and is basically the big sister to the concealer. The bottle is glass so it’s not the lightest thing to take with you anywhere!
It has a huge doe foot applicator which I know a lot of people don’t like for “hygiene reasons” (most concealers have doe foots but okaay! 🙄) and I’m not the biggest fan just because it’s difficult to get product out of the tube without it being a bit messy!
However, you don’t need a lot of product to cover your entire face so that becomes a little bit of a moot point!
I would say this is pretty much full coverage and it’s definitely buildable if you feel it’s a bit too light when you first apply it but I would say this is not light coverage and more medium to full.
I made a massive mistake the first time I put this on as I used waaay too much and found it a bit difficult to blend out.
With the right amount of product, though, it blends quite easily but I will stress again, less is definitely more!! You can add but you can’t take away 😉.
I found this to be a little bit cakey, especially around my mouth and on my forehead which tends to be on the drier side of the Sahara most days so I think this is definitely better suited for normal to oily skin unless you’ve got an amazing moisturiser to hydrate your dry bits enough for it to apply evenly.
It did sink into my smile lines and wrinkles through the day a little but I would say this is good for about an average work day.
One thing that I was definitely surprised at was it didn’t get rubbed off by my glasses on the bridge of my nose and that’s normally the first place that breaks down!
It dries down to almost a semi-matte finish but can be completely matte with powder which I’d recommend as I definitely think this would slide right off without it, so something to do note if your are on the oily side.
I did find this foundation made me feel like I was wearing foundation (you know what I mean!) It’s definitely not lightweight so not for those that don’t like to feel the heaviness of foundation.
I do feel this is one of those foundations that will probably be great to use on some days but terrible on others, you know those days when your makeup just doesn’t seem to look right no matter what you do!
This foundation is a bit pricier than some of their others at £9.00 but I’d say it’s still pretty affordable.
They are heading into more expensive territory which worries me slightly as the major pull of Revolution is their affordability!
I probably wouldn’t buy this again once it runs out as I just didn’t like it as much as the Fast Base or the old Freedom foundations! It’s just not as easy to use and it’s a bit finicky to get it looking good.
I’m really disappointed as I’m such a Revolution advocate and there’s very few products that I don’t like! I genuinely thought this would be a great product to match their concealer!
Have you tried this yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments below if I’m alone in feeling this “meh” way about this one!
Thanks very much for reading and as always I’ll speak to you lot soon!