Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation

There’s no denying that Makeup Revolution are pretty much taking over the world of makeup. With new releases pretty much every month, if not every week, they have really upped their game since they established back in 2014. With 1000’s of affordable yet amazing beauty products including skincare, lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes and highlighters, not to mention they are now officially CRUELTY FREE they have really shown that budget beauty can compare to higher end brands and you can get a lot of bang for your buck! 

Their newest release of the Conceal and Define Concealer has taken over the makeup world and has left professionals and bloggers astounded at the quality of the product and it has been compared to the more expensive brand Tarte and their Shape Tape Concealer, so can this Fast Base Foundation do the same?! 

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick

About the Foundation
Matching their concealer shades, the Fast Base Foundation has 18 different shades matching a variety of undertones from yellow to pink and the lightest of the light matching a lot of you pale-skin beauties out there perfectly! The formula is described at ‘Satin’ and leaves a more dewy finish, something I don’t usually go for as I’m an All or nothing kinda girl but I thought I’d give it a go anyway as the glowy look is in.

The website states that: 
"the Fast Base Foundation quickly perfects, contours and highlights your complexion. The easy-to-apply stick melts into the skin blending seamlessly”

I already have 2 of the Conceal and Define Concealers and going from the shades I have (C4 and C7), I went for 2 similar shades in the Fast Base sticks and got F5 (light with pink undertones) and F7 (medium with pink undertones) as C4 was just a little too light for me. The undertones in F5 are a lot more yellow compared to C7 however when mixed together, they make the perfect shade so I think I may need to grab F6 and F8 just to compare. 

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick F5 and F7
F5 & F7
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick swatches

Application and Coverage
The coverage is amazing and it goes on super quick and easy, I know that hand swatches don’t really show much and of course, they aren’t blended out, but you can see the pigment and the intensity of the coverage from just one swipe. So, I applied the foundation to one side of my face for comparison (you can see the results below) and I used a mixture of both shades to give me the perfect colour. I am quite tanned but have pigmentation and my neck is lighter than my face so I always go for a paler shade in foundations. I do prefer a matte finish as I have quite an oily T-Zone, especially my nose, around my nose and mid forehead so I was really interested to see how well this would last. 

When I first applied it I wasn’t too keen - even after applying primer, my pores were visible and I could see that the formula was completely different to what I am used to. I used a damp Real Techniques Beauty Sponge to blend the foundation in and it literally took seconds! I simply patted the product into my face and it gave me amazing coverage - redness gone and my spots pretty much concealed! 

It blended like a dream and also seems to have the ability to be buildable, as it’s only a medium cover foundation, it’s a great thing if it’s buildable as those who like a full coverage foundation can use it to their delight and get the intensity they want! It’s also really lightweight and you barely feel like you have any foundation on, whether that’s because I’m so used to such a heavy base I don’t know but I really do like how it feels on my skin...

*Ok, I’m starting to really like this*

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick

Makeup Revolution conceal and define concealer

With a full days wear, I applied the foundation at 9am and at around 3pm, I noticed that I needed to powder my nose and forehead as it had gone oily - 6 hours wear is pretty good though as I would usually get this with most other foundations anyway! Come 7pm, I had to take it off as it had gone patchy all over and it was just breaking up on my skin but for nearly 12 hours wear, thats some good going! 

You can see from the pictures below the coverage that it gives - this is with no other products applied (apart from my eye makeup). I definitely need a shade darker I think as it’s just a little pale but it works for me when I don’t have a tan. The shade F8 would be ideal as it’s for Medium skin with Yellow undertones.

I used the Conceal and Define concealer (£4.00) on top of the foundation for more coverage especially on my under-eyes and on the more visible blemishes and redness I have. I again, used my beauty sponge to blend that out and it worked brilliantly. I usually bake the ‘eff out of my face to make sure it all stays in place but as it’s more of a dewy foundation, I decided not to and simply just used a little powder to set my entire face

I then went on to complete my face as I would usually using the Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder in Translucent to set everything and help mattify the look a little and the Rosie for Autograph Bronzer in Bronzed Beauty for contour and definition. I used the Primark Beauty Pure Glow palette for highlighter (and inner corner) and a little Blusher from the Primark Beauty Chocolate palette to complete my face. 

before and after of Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick makeup

So, with before/after pictures proving just how good of a foundation this is, don’t just take my word for it. You can find raving reviews all over the internet and its very quickly becoming one of the must have products of 2018 with a lot of the shades being out of stock on Superdrug already! They’re available to buy from Tam Beauty but aren’t due in stores until March 28th so I recommend keeping an eye on Superdrug and ordering to your local branch if you want to get your hands on one! 

With amazing results and at just £5.00 its the cheapest foundation I’ve ever bought and tried and will actually continue to use. I’ll definitely need to use a powder to set my oily areas to help it last longer through the day but those who have drier or normal skin types will get on great without having to touch up or apply a setting powder. 

You can take a look at the full shade range on TamBeauty and also check to see if they have any in stock! 

Lashes - Ardell Wispies 
Eyeshadow - Colourpop 
Brows - Younique Brow Palette 
Lip - Primark Matte Lip creme 

before and after Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation stick

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation