I hope you’re doing well? In little while ago I uploaded a mini shopping haul which featured the (at the time new) Makeup Revolution concealer. This caused a pretty big splash in the beauty community and naturally I was excited to give this a try for myself. The concealer cost me a jaw dropping £3.20 as I got 20% student discount (usually just £4) and honestly no matter what the outcome is with this I really can’t complain about the price. I picked up two (shades C3 and C9) different ones as on my first trip they only seemed to have the darker shades, but I was so desperate to try it I picked it up anyways and then the following day they had the lighter shades so I figured I’d just get both. I think that’s enough rambling now so let’s get into this!
Firstly, the packaging is noticeably cheap with the plastic tub and sticker labeling. However, the rose gold colour scheme, screw top lid and large dofer applicator aren’t things I’m complaining about. I love that they’ve gone for this stylish colour and I think this is one of the reasons bloggers/vloggers have been obsessed with it – it’s aesthetic. The chunky shape to the packaging was a good choice to as it feels comfortable to hold and is a good size to ‘slaver it on’ if you get me. The dofer applicator is just as chunky as the packaging but again this is really a positive feature. I love how much product is picked up on the applicator as I usually don’t need to dip back in when doing my under eyes or spot covering. The lightest shade C3 is my under eye brightener and the slightly darker C9 is great for covering acne.
But why is everyone claiming this as a dupe for Tarte’s famous Shape Tape concealer? (Disclaimer, I don’t own the concealer from Tarte but I have done my research)
Well the obvious answer is appearance. The packaging and applicator mirror that of Tarte’s and whilst there are some clear differences there are two many similarities to not note this as a packaging dupe. The chunky dofer applicator, which was originally unique to Shape Tape has been duped by Makeup Rev here and for good reason; people (well beauty lovers) go crazy for these applicators. Although in terms of chunkiness Tarte’s is still the bigger applicator.
Does the dupe go down to the product though? Well the main consensus is yes. If you used them side by side people wouldn’t be able to point out which was which. They both have great full coverage, are not cakey and the Makeup Rev option actually comes in more colour variants – 5 more to be exact. The only downside is people are noticing more creasing from the MR product in comparison to Tarte but having said that, it is still a lot more advanced than most drugstore concealer.
In my own opinion, I don’t think you will be disappointed at all with this concealer. I’d even go as far as saying that if this was packaged by a highend brand and sold at a much higher price people would buy it and love it. If you usually avoid the drugstore then I dare you to give this a go because I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.