Revolution Concealer – Review, Swatches, Before and After

Even though I already have 4 tubes of concealer open, I bought the Revolution (formerly Makeup Revolution) Concealer.

revolution concealer c4 review

What? I can only pass by the display at Ulta so many times without putting something in my shopping bag…..

This Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal and Contour used to just come in a 4 g tube. For less than $10 it was worth a shot to see if it was up there with Tarte’s Shape Tape. Since its launch, Revolution has expanded the range to include larger bottles for those who want more product.

revolution concealer c4 review

Let’s start with the applicator. It’s a big semi-fluffy doe-foot applicator, just like the Shape Tape applicator.

revolution concealer c4 applicator

I picked up a shade that looked extra salmon-y, which is a must-have for me to colour correct and balance out the blue bags under my eyes. For the purposes of this review, I only used the concealer under my eyes and not to conceal blemishes around my chin.

revolution concealer c4 review swatches before and after

Wow, wow, wow! I classify my reaction as being “shook”. This is a wonderful concealer that, in my opinion, is very similar to Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer. It was ever-so-slightly less full-coverage than Tarte but that’s nothing that applying more product can’t take care of. The pink in this shade did a fab job of concealing the bags under my eyes and once set with a powder (I used a pressed translucent powder from MAKE UP FOR EVER) it lasted all day. There was no creasing, just a very small amount of what I call “cobblestoning,” where there was some light separation of the product that looked like a cobblestone floor. But it’s important to note that I didn’t see it unless I got really close to the mirror.

revolution concealer c4 swatches tarte shape tape fair

As you can see in the swatches above, shade C4 is almost a shade match for Tarte’s Fair, Revolution is just a bit more pink, so keep that in mind when picking out your shade. Compared to the NARS concealer in Chantilly, there is a clear difference in shade. For reference, Chantilly is the lightest shade in the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer shade range, while C4 is the 12th lightest in Revolution’s impressive range of 50 shades (Ulta online carries 25 shades, but the Revolution site has the full range).


In the photo above you can see in the finished look and how seamless the concealer looks with the rest of my makeup. I’m not usually the type to tell anyone to run out and buy a product, but I am so happy with this concealer that I encourage you to pick one up.



  1. Glittermuffin
    July 18, 2019 / 3:49 am

    Thanks for the review! I really like this concealer as well – great pigmentation! I mainly use it for covering spots rather than under my eyes as I avoid setting with powder in that area. Being at the price point that it is, still a pretty great product.

    • Shawna
      July 27, 2019 / 12:10 pm

      Looks like I’m going to have to buy a shade that matches my cheeks to cover up my breakouts!

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