When Makeup Revolution released the original Conceal & Define Concealers, people went crazy about them. They were pretty affordable and were praised by many, including beauty moguls like Jeffree Star. I also reviewed them here when they came out and concluded that they were really, really nice. Today, we’re talking about their upgraded version: the Conceal & Define Infinite Longwear Concealer XL. Keep reading!
First of all, there are two versions: the regular size (£6.00 / $8.00 / 6,99€ for 5ml) and the XL one (£9.00 / $10.00 / 9,99€ for 9ml). For the first one, there’s a whopping 60-shade range; for the XL, 24 shades. I decided to get the bigger one from the get-go because I already liked the original and if this was even better, I’d be pissed off if I got a smaller version. The price difference is not that much, especially for US residents and considering you get almost twice the product.
Conceal & Define Infinite Longwear Concealer XL
The product comes in a very similar packaging to the original, it looks a bit more high-end with the black details. It has a foot doe applicator similar to Tarte‘s infamous Shape Tape Concealer, which was the inspiration behind this product.
The texture is very creamy and blendable, it sits perfectly on the skin and covers pretty much anything with one coat. It is said to have 20% more coverage than its competitors, according to the brand, but I’m pretty sure you need more than one layer for that – which is completely fine with me because I love this high level of coverage. It feels very, very lightweight, which I really like, and it evens the skin tone.
Before and After
Now, how does it look on the eyes? I decided to give it a go not only as a concealer for the face but as a base for the eyeshadow I would apply after. It works amazing for both. It is very easy to work with, and you don’t need to use too much product. As you can see in the following image, it looks amazing:
Does it last 16 hours?
One of the claims Makeup Revolution makes is that the product has 16-hour wear. I tried it for 9 entire hours before giving up -girl needed her beauty sleep-, and the concealer was intact everywhere. I set it with a bit of the Matte Base Powder from the same brand, and it didn’t crease at all, not even in the fine lines in the corners of my mouth, which are the problematic areas.
As I mentioned earlier, the shade range is numerous and diverse: it has 60 different tones with several undertones going from neutral, pink and yellow to red, golden or peach. The XL size, though, only has 24 of those tones available, but it doesn’t focus on lighter shades only.
Overall, I’m very happy with the product and I do believe it’s a better version of the already great original formula. I like the quality, the packaging, and pretty much everything about it. I can see it becoming my favourite concealer for sure!
The only two negative elements of this concealer and the reasons why it didn’t get 5 out of 5 roses are that the XL version doesn’t have as many shades as the regular size and that it’s a dupe, which I’m not completely in favor of. However, Tarte was very insensitive towards POC in their shade range controversy, and I decided to stop supporting them ever since. So, this brand is an amazing alternative for it. Plus, no product is ever perfect, but this one is very, very close! I’m so happy with it and I’m definitely repurchasing it again once I finish it.
Have you tried it? Do you feel the same? I hope you enjoyed this review and I’ll see you in the next post!
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