Sharing a full review of the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer with swatches and a side-by-side comparison to the Tarte Shape Tape. Is it a dupe?
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Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review
Today I’m excited to be sharing a full review on a product I’ve been loving for awhile now – The Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer. This concealer has received a lot of buzz over the last year within the beauty community, receiving comparisons to everyone’s holy grail full-coverage concealer – the Tarte Shape Tape.
But does it really live up to the hype? Is it really a dupe for Shape Tape? Keep reading below for the answers and my full thoughts in my Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review.
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review
The Makeup Revolution Full Coverage Conceal and Define Concealer collection consists of 24 concealer shades with several undertone options including pink, neutral, yellow, golden, peach, cool, and warm.
This light-weight concealer claims to provide full coverage to help even out skin tone, conceal blemishes and dark circles, and provide a matte finish that won’t settle into fine lines.
The Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer is currently available in two different sizes. The original sized Conceal & Define Concealer is 0.14 oz and costs $7, while The Supersize Concealer is 0.45 oz and costs $10, offering the best value of the two.
Where to Buy: Online at Ulta or at Drugstores
First off in terms of formula, I would consider this formula to hold true to being light-weight and it has buildable full coverage. It does an amazing job of covering up blemishes, redness, and dark circles.
It is also a really creamy concealer upon application and it dries down to be very matte. I personally don’t find the formula to be too drying on my skin or undereye area, but I also always make sure to prime my under eye area and use an eye cream daily to lock in moisture. For reference, I have normal to dry skin and use my favorite makeup sponge to apply this product under my eyes.
Second, I’m really impressed with the wide range of shades that this concealer collection has and I love that as a whole more makeup brands are creating concealers and foundations with different undertone options. This makes finding the perfect shade SO much easier and when you get the right undertone for your skin tone it also helps to further color correct any problem spots.
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer vs. Tarte Shape Tape
Onto the big question- is the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape? For today’s review I did a side-by-side comparison of both products in terms of packaging, formula, and wear. For best comparison, I compared the Supersize Concealer since it is most close in size.
As you can see in the photo above, the products are pretty similar in terms of packaging and both have a doe foot applicator. The Tarte Shape Tape is 0.338 fl oz and costs $29, and the Super Size Conceal & Define Concealer is 0.45 fl oz. and costs $10. In terms of price and value, you’re definitely getting an amazing deal with the Makeup Revolution concealer, considering it is 1/3 of the price of Shape Tape.
Moving onto formula, I swatched the two concealers below and I honestly couldn’t tell a huge difference between the two in terms of coverage and consistency. The undertones in the two shades may look slightly different in the photo, but that’s just because they aren’t exact shade matches.
They were both really creamy upon application and both dried down to a matte finish. I did blend out the two products on my arm with a makeup sponge, and as you can see in the photo they both covered up my bluish-green veins amazingly.
Makeup Revolution Concealer Swatches
So is the Makeup Revolution Concealer a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape? Although dupes are always a matter of opinion, I declare it a yes! I feel like the two products are very similar and especially when you consider the price point difference, the Makeup Revolution Concealer is worth checking out.
I’ve been using this concealer for over 6 months now and find myself reaching for it daily because it’s THAT good! I mean I included it in my 2018 Best Drugstore Makeup Products if that tells you how much I love it.
Of course, as with all products it’s going to vary person to person, so what works for me may not work for you. That said, if you’ve been wanting to save some $$$ and try out a new full-coverage concealer, give the Makeup Revolution one a try. And if you end up loving it, be sure and tag me on Instagram and let me know! 🙂
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Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by!- Cara
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I have both and while I really like both. Nothing compares to my shape tape in my opinion. I would same Makeup Revolution is an inexpensive alternative but I feel like its more gel like consistency and Shape Tape is more thick and heavier. I have SUPER dark circles so I need full full coverage. Makeup Revolution is fine for the work week but when I really want my makeup to be on point I use shape tape as it has better coverage for my undereyes.
Totally- I would agree with that. I think Shape Tape is thicker and for some that’s going to be more desirable and for others the Makeup Revolution one might be a better option as it is slightly less drying in the undereye area. Both are still awesome- I just always want to provide more affordable options for those who want it! 😉 And I feel you on the dark circles- ugh I hate my genetics sometimes lol.
I think I’m the last person to try either of these concealers! But I appreciate the comparison because I’m all about saving money – I’ll definitely stick to trying the Makeup Revolution one for now.
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They’re honestly so similar, and for the price difference it just makes better sense lol. Let me know if you end up trying it- I’d love to hear if it works for you! 🙂
Everyone is always praising Tarte Shape, but I haven’t tried it. Maybe I will try this one instead for less than half the price!!! Sounds like a win win!
I definitely would. Why spend more if you don’t have to, ya know?
This is a GREAT review! Thanks for the side-by-side! I love Shape Tape so I’m going to check this out.
Thanks Helen! Hope you love it!
I love having an option that is 1/3 the price of Tarte! I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do use concealer. I can’t wait to try this out!
Yes! It’s great during those times of the year when you want to save some $$$ but still want a concealer that works well. 🙂
This is an amazing dupe! The Makeup Revolution foundation sticks and concealers have become some of my favorites to use.
I just started using their foundation a few weeks ago and so far I’m loving it. Glad to hear you’re a fan too!
I’ve heard amazing things about the Makeup Revolution Concealer. I am planning to buy it because I love the price point. I also love that it compares to the Tarte Shape Tape so I can add this concealer to my makeup kit for my clients without having to break the bank.
If you can find the exact shade matches, it really is such a GREAT dupe!
Picking this up next time I’m at Ulta!!
Love that they released a Super size one to be truly comparable to the Shape Tape.
Okay, running out and getting this, stat! I’ve been looking for a dupe, and a cheaper version of shape tape, so I’m definitely going to be trying this! Also, your nails look INCREDIBLE girl! xoxo
I hope you love it if you end up getting it! And thanks! 🙂
I would love to give make up revolution a try! Sounds like great products girl! Thank you for the review
I highly recommend it! I’m always up for a good drugstore dupe.
So I used this the other day after purchasing and it def is a good dupe for the shape tape! It did not dry my under eye area out either. So glad I purchased it from your recommendation!
SO glad to hear it worked for you! 🙂
ive never used Shape Tape but I have heard such great things about it – i may just need to add it to my cart now and finally try some!
I do love Shape Tape and the Makeup Revolution one too!
Oh wow this is great, I use my Shape Tape for those occasional blemishes so when I run out I’m totally going to buy this. Thanks for sharing, looks wonderful!
Let me know if you try it! I’d love to hear if you love it. 🙂