Face Off – Foundation Review Pt 1
I love makeup. I’m not great at doing all the fancy tricks, but I care about how the products I use perform like my life depends on it. For reference, I used to be addicted to MAC Cosmetics. Everything in my makeup bag was MAC from freshman year of high school up until the end of college. I know their ingredients are controversial but no one can tell me their stuff doesn’t work like a dream. However, somewhere along the way (probably when I started having more expenses) I started trying to find cheaper substitutes, especially for things like concealer and foundation. I’m constantly on the hunt for a product i will love as much as the pro-long wear foundation. And while it’s safe to say I have found some amazing replacements that are a fraction of the price, I still seem to always scour the aisles of Ulta looking for the next best thing. So I decided to dedicate Mondays to trying out all this new makeup!
Before I share my thoughts and experience, here is the direct description from the company website:
“Conceal & Hydrate Foundation has been specially formulated to suit every skin type and tone, but is particularly beneficial for dry skin. With hyaluronic acid, it offers all-day-long radiance and glow without settling into fine lines or clinging to dry patches. Housed in a luxe glass bottle with a new pump applicator for added control, this foundation offers medium to full coverage.”
We are starting on a high note because this has to be one of my favorite foundations I’ve tried for the summer. The first time I used it I was shocked at the coverage and how it lasted all day. It blends into you skins super easily and is buildable, although I would dare to say that even just one layer is incredibly full coverage. One of the reasons I was an immediate fan was because it has a dewy finish. It almost has the texture of a bb cream, but the coverage of a thicker foundation. The foundation itself contains hyaluronic acid which is so hydrating for your skin – so you don’t feel weighed down all day while you’re wearing it.
Here are the downsides – This foundation formula is geared towards hydrating dry skin and because of that, it does get a little greasy for me. I have found that half way through the day it starts pooling around my nose. For context, I have combination skin- my cheeks are super dry but around my nose and on my chin I get oily quick. Nothing a little touchup of setting powder can’t fix, but if you are naturally oily, this foundation may not be the one for you. And because it’s light weight like a BB cream, it does crease pretty quickly under the eyes. I personally think it looks more drastic in photos than it does in real life, but the creasing is real.
On Makeup Revolution’s website, it shows that this foundation has a 50-shade range and they walk you through the undertones in each, which I find very helpful. I personally purchased this foundation at Ulta – on the side of the store where you will find NYX and Elf. Be warned that it is a hit or miss knowing what Revolution products will be in stock at your local Ulta – I’m learning this brand is a cult favorite (Jeffree Star even reviewed their products) which leads to a lot of empty shelves.
Despite being slightly too greasy for my skin type, I would give this foundation an 8/10. It’s so lightweight that I don’t feel like I have anything on my face. And yet, I don’t have to worry about being able to see my blemishes througout the day because it really stays in place. And nothing feels better than looking just as pretty at 5 pm as you do at 9 am.