The other day I popped into Superdrug to stock up on a few things that had all ran out at once as usual. One of the things on my list was the Revlon PhotoReady Candid powder I have been using and loving in conjunction with the foundation and concealer. I noticed whilst having a browse at the Makeup Revolution stand though that they have brought out a new ‘Conceal & Fix Loose Setting Powder‘ (£8) which is talc free, water resistant and has no flashback. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free. Unfortunately the Revlon powder does have flashback which is such a shame. The Revolution powder is also a pound cheaper so I picked up the translucent shade and thought I’d give it a go!
Makeup Revolution as a brand are always inclusive and they didn’t disappoint with this release as there are 9 other shades to suit every skin tone as well as translucent. Before we get onto to actual product, can we just take a moment for the packaging which I’m not going to pretend is also why it made itself into my basket. The rose gold is so pretty and I love the detail of the letter ‘R’ inside where the product comes out. The lid has a mirrored effect and actually inside the lid there is a mirror which is handy and a nice touch too which makes it feel a lot more expensive. I’m finding however that the mirror does get powder on it which defeats the object slightly but they have made the powder part quite deep to easily get your brush in. I like that it’s a clasp mechanism too so all of the product stays inside and doesn’t get too messy. I’m yet to know how long this lasts but you get 0.45oz/13g.
The product itself feels nice and light on the skin which I’ve been using with a brush but this would be perfect to bake with too. As I have combination skin, anything that sets my makeup for most of the day and controls any oils is a winner which this does. I’d say the Revlon powder lasts longer throughout the day as after about 5 hours of wear, I get a bit oily around my nose, chin and general t-zone when using the Revolution one but overall it’s not too bad. I do prefer a dewier finish to matte so I guess we can pretend its glowy rather than oil haha. The fact that it is talc free which is so important and has no flashback overall is fab. The current foundation and concealer I’m using as mentioned are also part of Revlon’s Candid range which is why I think the Revlon powder sits better with the matching products than this powder does. So although at the moment I don’t think I would repurchase this powder over the other, I would definitely choose the Revolution one if I was going out for an occasion etc where it’s likely photos would be taken.
Have you tried this powder? What are your go-to products to set your makeup?