Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define vs Conceal & Hydrate Foundation Review

Hi, dolls!
In today's post, I wanted to do another 'makeup battle' and compare two of the Makeup Revolution's foundations. Firstly, they launched their Conceal & Define full coverage foundation and later added Conceal & Hydrate with a more hydrating foundation formula. Ever since Revolution has launched their Conceal & Define foundation, I have been fully obsessed and that's the only foundation I have been using (before trying YSL one which I have fully reviewed HERE). I thought it would be a good idea to get their Conceal & Hydrate version foundation, so I could review and compare the two for you guys. So, if you're interested to find out what I think about both of the foundations, let's get right into the review! 
PS. For reference, I use the shade 0.1 in both Revolution's foundations and concealers and shade F1 if I get a tan which is very rare lol!

Makeup Revolution 
Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation

Conceal and Define is a full coverage foundation, offering lightweight yet buildable coverage in 50 skin-true shades. This foundation is designed to suit every skin type and tone. With it's oil-free yet creamy and comfortable formula which dries down to a long-lasting, Demi-matte finish it doesn't settle into your fine lines or cling to any dry patches. The packaging of the foundation is a luxe glass bottle with a jumbo doe-foot applicator and as described by Revolution, it's for greater control and less waste. To pair up with the foundation, Makeup Revolution has also launched their Conceal & Define concealer. The foundation is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free and oil free!

Ever since I have tried this foundation, I truly fell in love. I've been using it non-stop for the past 2 years and until trying my YSL All Hours foundation, I honestly never felt like I needed a different one. It does everything I need it to do - it's full coverage (truly!) and has a matte finish which is a must for me, but at the same it is not too drying and super comfortable to wear. It comes in 50 different shades which is just amazing for a drug store foundation/brand and I'm sure there is a shade for everyone. I also really like the bottle, it looks super luxurious and doesn't feel cheap at all. 

Makeup Revolution
Conceal & Hydrate Foundation

Due to many demands for a more hydrating foundation, Revolution has launched their new Conceal & Hydrate medium to full coverage foundation. It comes with the same 50 shades the Conceal & Define foundation came in but this time infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate the complexion, providing a plumping effect and creating a smoother, satin glow finish for the skin. Conceal & Hydrate 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. It also comes in a luxe glass bottle but with a new pump applicator for added control. Just like with their previous foundation, they have added Conceal & Hydrate concealer to be paired up with this foundation. 

When it comes to foundation, I usually prefer to go for a matte or a demi-matte finish rather than a dewy one. Some might find it weird as I don't have oily skin and especially during winter my skin can get a bit too dry. However, it's just a preference I have as I find matte foundations much more comfortable to wear and those I use on a daily basis don't feel drying on my skin at all. However, ever since this foundation has launched, I wanted to give it a go and compare it to the Conceal & Define simply because I loved the first version of the foundation so much. I know that not everyone is into matte finish foundations, so I'm happy they did a more hydrating version. However, after testing the foundation I wasn't happy. Firstly, as it says in its description, it's a medium to full coverage buildable foundation, however it definitely lacks the coverage Conceal & Define gives me. It blends nicely and after applying it onto my face, it leaves the skin looking very pretty and fresh. The shades are the same as in the original foundation which is also nice, but as the day goes by the foundation starts to disappoint. After wearing the foundation for around 3 hours, I have noticed it moving around my face even though I set it the same way as I usually do - using a loose baking powder and my setting spray. The foundation has also sunk into my smile lines throughout the day - it's not a major issue for me as it's fixable but I like when my foundation stays on my face throughout the day without any issues just like Conceal & Define. 

I swatched my whole Conceal & Define collection for you guys - as already mentioned, I use the shade 0.1 in both foundations and concealers but before that launched I used 1 which is definitely a colour to use for me only when I get tanned. I also use the Conceal & Define corrector in the shade C0 mostly as a base for my eyeshadow.

Final Thoughts
Although I find myself to have more of a dry skin than an oily one, I just love matte foundations. I wanted to try out the hydrating version by Revolution to see if it makes my skin feel any better but I didn't find it to feel comfortable on my face at all. The fact it moved around throughout the day also wasn't the best experience, as when I wear my Conceal & Define foundation, it literally stays on for the whole day without any issues or me having to do any touch ups. Obviously if you prefer hydrating foundations, this might work way differently for you but for me - Conceal & Define wins this comparison! 

Let me know down in the comments if you have tried any of these two foundations and if so, which one is your favourite? As always, stay tuned for my next blog post xo

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  1. I sometimes use the Conceal and Define concealer and am a fan of it but I sometimes think it can be too heavy for under-eyes and although my skin is oily I find it can dry it out a bit! I like the sound of the Conceal and Hydrate though!

    Tash // A Girl with a View

    1. If that's the case with you, then I definitely think the Conceal and Hydrate will work much better for you! Let me know once you try it xo

  2. That sounds like great foundation and concealer. I have been leaning more towards wearing tinted moisturizer here lately because my face tends to break out if I am wearing all that foundation and concealer underneath my mask. But when I am not working, I will. Thanks for sharing this helpful post!

  3. Thank you for the review. Very informative and interesting.

  4. This is super interesting! I always see that foundation in the shop and I never know whether to try it or not! Thanks for sharing!

    Amber - The Unpredicted Page

  5. I need to check out the matte version as I got oily skin, they sound great for their affordable price!

  6. i love my rimmel foundation and from high end i like fenty but im glad u found ur perfect foundation

  7. it’s very hard finding good foundation, i’m very interested in always reading about new ones

  8. revolution did a great job creating foundation for both dry and oily skin types. i loved their concealers so I will definitely love the foundation too

  9. I've actually never tried this brand and was a bit unsure with it.. but it looks really good I have to say that