Makeup Revolution Fast Base Concealer ($8) is a new brightening concealer that promises to conceal darker circles. I’m sure you’ve watched endless youTube videos with your fav guru that applied layers and layers of a too light shade of concealer under their eyes to produce a highlighted effect. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer actually produces this effect. They intentionally made the shades a bit paler which makes them ideal for contouring and highlighting the under eye area.
As a fan of Makeup Revolution’s Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour Concealer I decided I definitely needed to check out Fast Base Concealer as well but I was concerned about the shades. From my experience with Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour the colors really run quite light, again, intentionally to contour the under eye area and highlight it. This however, made it challenging finding a shade that worked for me. This fear extends to Fast Base Concealer as the shades all run really light. I ended up going with C9 which is for light medium skin tones with peach undertones. Not quite my shade of choice but the next shade up seemed to dark and the shade down seemed to light. I was right, the shade was all wrong. I’d go so far as to call it fair with a cooler peach undertone.
None the less, I’d still like to share some thoughts with you about it.
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Concealer comes housed in a 0.15 oz twist up barrel with an attached puff applicator that resembles ones we’ve seen on Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Visee CC Concealer, and Burberry Cashmere Concealer.
I was surprised at how many poor reviews this guy as I thought the formula was fantastic. It’s a smidge thinner than Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour Concealer but the textures are very much alike with a creamy consistency that feels very hydrating and blends very easily under my eyes. Most of the negative reviews said it creases and caked under eyes but I experienced no such issues. I think the fact it’s so creamy and hydrating prevents it from creasing under my dry eyes. I thought it blended beautifully and very easily.
I actually used it as a corrector of sorts since the color was too pasty to be worn alone. I don’t typically like using correctors as it’s just too much product under my eyes but this wears surprisingly well under other concealer. I did not like it on top of concealer just because the shade was too light for me. I think the creaminess thins out considerably as you blend which also sheers the pigment out as well so I ended up with a nice brightness that worked under my concealer to create a brighter, less tired eye look.
That being said, I also tested it by itself as a concealer even though the shade was wrong. The formula does sheer out a lot as you blend which means it doesn’t completely banish darkness. I think if you were to compare it to something like Tarte Shape Tape Concealer or Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme it would come up lacking. I think the pigment is less than the Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour Concealer. This isn’t to say it’s super sheer, I’d say it is almost medium coverage but anyone who has a lot of concealing to do under their eyes might feel the coverage isn’t quite enough. The wear time proved quite good as it lasted about seven hours without fading without being set with powder and I didn’t have issues with it creasing or caking under my eyes.
All in all, Makeup Revolution Fast Base Concealer is actually a really good product. The formula, consistency, light hydration, and wear time all proved excellent. I wish the color range were a little less light! Hopefully I can test a few more shades and see if I find a better match but I won’t hold my breath because as I said a lot of Makeup Revolution base products run quite light. But I’d recommend checking this out for yourself. It isn’t a Maybelline Age Rewind dupe by any means as that’s what most people were expecting but it is a rather nice option to brighten up the eye area!
Where to buy
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Concealer is a new brighten concealer formula that targets dark circles and brightens up the eye area. It’s available in 14 shade selections will set you back $8 and is 0.15 oz in size. The concealer comes housed in a twist barrel that features a tiny puff application on top for easy application and blending. I thought the formula was creamy, lightly hydrating, easy to apply, and blend. I had no issues with creasing or caking and the wear time was around seven hours. The shade selection wasn’t quite working on for me as the colors all run quite light so I ended up using this as more of a corrector and it did in fact brighten the area under my eye up nicely after I applied it under my concealer. It’s pigmented but it does sheer out considerably as you blend and won’t be an end all the darker circles or other imperfections.
- Lightly hydrating formula that applies and blends easily.
- Works as both a concealer and corrector.
- Ideal for drier eyes.
- Wears long, doesn’t cake or crease.
- Pigmented but does sheer out considerably as you blend.
- Shade range is a bit to pale/light.
If you’re a fair or paler skin type this might be a great pick for you! The shade range seems suitable for anyone with fairer skin. It’s also a great one for those with drier, aging eyes as I felt the formula felt lightly hydrating and blended easily due to this without settling into finer lines!