November 6, 2019

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer Review, Swatches, Comparison to Tatcha

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer is a new solid makeup primer that I’m reviewing and comparing to Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer today. This isn’t the first “dupe” of the Silk Canvas Protective Primer we’ve seen as E.L.F. launched Poreless Putty Primer back in January and I actually liked it a little more than Tatcha’s version!

Oddly enough, Makeup Revolution’s formula is a lot like Tatacha’s which made me NOT like it because of this. I never liked Tatcha’s formula and I’m not liking Makeup Revolution for the exact same reasons.

Let’s take a look!

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer is $7, 0.71 oz, is Made in China, and arrives in a small plastic jar with an elegant rose gold top. For comparison, E.L.F. Poreless Putty Primer is $8 and 0.74 oz where as Tatcha’s The Silk Canvas Protective Primer is $52 and 0.70 oz.

E.L.F.’s ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceresin, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Talc, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Tatcha’s ingredients:.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Ceresin, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sericin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Powder, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Yeast Extract, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Disodium Edta, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Parfum/Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491). *Hadasei-3.

Makeup Revolution’s ingredients:

If you’re comparing E.L.F. and Tatcha to Makeup Revolution you’ll notice that both of them have more silicone compared to Tatcha’s version. You’ll also find Tatcha’s formula has some “better” ingredients like Squalane, Silk Powder, Hydrolyzed Silk, and acerola make an appearance. Makeup Revolution’s formula does lack water and glycerin instead relying on octyldodecanol to give the primer a slippery, moisturizing feel and texture. Silk Canvas does have dimethicone which is higher on the list of ingredients in Makeup Revolution’s formula while appearing lower on Tatcha’s version. Tatcha’s formula relies on cyclopentasiloxane, water, and glycerin to give it a slippery, moisturizing texture as well as plant botanicals. This is lacking from Makeup Revolution’s formula. Obviously Tatcha’s formula contains a lot more nicer ingredients but I actually felt like the formulas were lot alike despite this. Also, an added perk is the fact that both Tatcha’s version and Makeup Revolution’s come with a spatula where as E.L.F. did not include one. A really big bonus is the fact that Makeup Revolution’s formula contains no fragrance where as Tatcha’s has a strong herbal lavender scent that’s pleasant but irritating for some users.

Unlike traditional primers this is a solid formula and not a cream or a liquid. To use it you’ll simply scoop a small amount out with the spatula and massage it into your skin. The “magic” behind facial primers it they create a thin layer on between your skin and your foundation. Think of your primer as a protective layer on your skin that allows your foundation to sit comfortably on top! This layer will prevent your skin’s natural oils from breaking down your foundation and that in turn allows your foundation to wear longer. Sadly, both Tatcha’s version and Makeup Revolution’s version just made me very oily feeling and greasy. The thicker texture spreads easily and absorbs quickly however, it does have a very slippery feel on my skin. I have drier skin so this is a little unusual and weird for me. It didn’t make me look greasy nor shiny but it did make my skin feel oily. Once applied it does have a very smooth, satiny feel but that gives way to a bit more of an oily feel and that’s exactly what I experienced from Tatcha’s formula as well! I don’t have larger pores but I do have smaller ones on my nose and this does blur their appearance but the effect doesn’t last and I felt like my foundation was sort of melting away as the day progresses when I wore this under it.

Some people really adore Tatcha’s formula but I’m not one of those people. I never felt it worked for me and sadly, neither does the Makeup Revolution version. That being said, although it lacks a lot of Tatcha’s incredible ingredients, if you like Tatcha’s version I do feel like you’ll like Makeup Revolution’s as well! It’s actually a pretty good dupe and the two formulas feel a lot alike.

Where to buy


Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer is a new solid face primer that launched recently and is available exclusively online at Ulta. This primer is $7 and 0.71 oz in size. In my above review I compared it to Tatcha’s formula in a lot more detail but aside from the fact that Tatcha’s formula doesn’t rely as heavily on ‘cones as Makeup Revolution’s formula and has a lot more “better” ingredients in comparison the two actually performed a lot alike for me and had similar textures as well which makes Makeup Revolution’s version a nice dupe for those that can overlook the ingredients. I personally didn’t like Tatcha’s version and I don’t like this formula either. Both have a creamy texture that absorbs easily into skin and blurs smaller pores however, they both feel very oily on my drier skin and this made it feel like my foundation was melting away as the day progressed. I wasn’t left looking shiny nor greasy but the oily feel just wasn’t something I loved about the two formulas nor the fact that neither provided along longer wearing for my foundation!


  • Affordable.
  • Nice packaging with spatula for easy application.


  • Available online only.
  • Made in China (may or may not be an issue for some).
  • Left my skin feeling very oily.
  • Made my foundation feel like it was melting off.


Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer is a good pick if you liked Tatcha’s version but if you didn’t I’d recommend a skip!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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