A drugstore product I've been wanting to try for a long time is the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer. This has probably been one of the most-spoken-about drugstore concealers in the beauty world recently. The Conceal & Define Concealer from MUR is a lightweight concealer with high to full coverage. The finish of it is matte, and it claims to not crease nor settle into fine lines. This is a multi-purpose product which can also be used for contouring and bronzing. The Conceal & Define Concealer comes in 25 different shades ranging from really fair to deep, with three different undertones - cool, neutral and warm. I got the shade C2, which is for fair skin with yellow undertone. The concealer comes with 4 grams of product with the price point of $7/£4/€4.99.
The packaging of this product is typical MUR - simple but playful. The product comes in a tube with gorgeous metallic pink details. The applicator itself is a big doe foot applicator. I love these types of applicators because it's really easy and quick to apply the product. The consistency is smooth, non-drying, lightweight, and on the thicker side, which will give you high coverage without really feeling it on your skin.
before & after
First of all - I love how this concealer looks and feels on my skin. When applying the concealer, I applied it wherever I felt the need of coverage, which is mostly underneath my eyes and my breakout areas, but I also like to use concealer on the rest of my face when I'm not using foundation - which is what I did this day. I used a beautyblender to blend out the product and a small synthetic brush to cover my breakouts and blemishes.
This product is GREAT. It blended out so easily and was buildable to the fullest coverage. After I let the product sink into my skin I didn't feel the need to powder anywhere. There were minimal creasing, but it did settle into my fine lines under my eyes (which literally every foundation and concealer does on me). Touching my face with my fingers the concealer didn't transfer at all. A couple of hours later the concealer still looked good and sat in it's place. I am so impressed with this concealer, and I will definitely buy this again when I've used it up!
How does it compare to Tarte Shape Tape?
Ever since the Conceal & Define Concealer from MUR came on the market, it's been seen as a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. And I totally get why. Both concealers have the same doe foot applicator, the consistency is so similar, and they both give the same coverage. The difference between these two concealers is the price point and the amount of product you get. The MUR concealer comes with 4 grams of product while the Shape Tape comes with 10 ML. The price point is $7 vs $27 for the Shape Tape. You get more product with the Shape Tape, but if you purchase 3 bottles of the MUR concealer with the amount of 12 grams of product, you will still save some cash, more specifically $6. Makeup Revolution recently launched a new version of the Conceal and Define concealer - the supersize version. This version of the concealer comes with three times more product than the original (13 grams) with the price point at $10. This is also a great alternative to get if you wish to spend a few extra bucks to get triple the amount of product than the original.
Have you tried the MUR Conceal & Define Concealer, and what are your thoughts on it?
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