I will contest to being a foundation snob, guilty as charged.
Don't get me wrong I will use Bourjois and Maybelline foundations but admittedly my heart belongs to the likes of MAC, Chanel and NARS in that department. Hey honesty is the best policy after all but I do know a good due when I see one, ladies and gentlemen Revolution Make Up have a stellar MAC Face and Body Foundation alternative and the best part is it costs a mere £4. Let me introduce you to Revolution Make Up The One Foundation...
Revolution Make Up The One Foundation comes in a rather small bottle that is very similar in style to MAC's Face and Body foundation albeit in miniature form. At £4 100mls of this product was never going to happen and let's face it 29mls of foundation is hardly minuscule is it? I rather like nozzle tipped foundation bottles as in my experience they are less prone to leaking and eradicate the need for a pump but still allow you to control how much product you dispense at any one time. No packaging complaints from me what so ever, in fact for the price point I think the brand have managed to give the product an upper crust feel.
Much to my surprise the Revolution Make Up The One Foundation comes in a whooping 16 shades which range from pale to deep, it is not often that high street brands offer such an expansive variety of hues. I am impressed. I was sent shade 8 which is a little lighter than I expected, it has strong yellow undertones and should be suited to those who wear an NC30 in MAC foundations. I am not all that familiar with MAC Face and Body Foundation shades as I don't really use the formula all that often so I can't match this up to one of the shades, sorry.
As it has been a while since I used MAC Face and Body I dug mine out of retirement to compare. The first thing that was obvious is the texture difference between it and Revolution Make Up The One Foundation, the latter is much more runny in consistency and really does have to be well shaken before use. Revolution claim this is a full coverage foundation which I didn't find to be true, sure it builds up on the skin wonderfully without caking or looking heavy but it just doesn't have the potential to offer full coverage. I find that one layer on it's own of Revolution Make Up The One Foundation offers light but breathable coverage, it disguises general imperfections and has a my skin but better feel making it perfect for the summer months. My application tip to everyone would be to use your fingertips to apply this foundation as a sponge will soak up too much product and a brush will leave it looking streaky. As mentioned you can build it up where needed but at best you will achieve is medium coverage. Not every foundation is suited to drier skin types but I did find the Revolution Make Up The One Foundation to be fairly moisturising and not prone to clinging to dry areas. Having oily skin I did have to team this with a primer to prolong wear and in the end achieved close to 8 hours of wear. Not bad for a £4 foundation.
Revolution Make Up The One Foundation £4 - link
- This post contains a press sample.