Revolution Conceal and Define Tarte Shape Tape Dupe

Is It A Dupe? Tarte Shape Tape vs. Revolution Conceal & Define

Dupes

I may be a bit late with this post as this dupe has been talked about for a while now but I’m sure I’ve still got some readers who’d like to see a side by side comparison and review of two of the current most talked about concealers, so here it is.

Revolution Conceal and Define Tarte Shape Tape Dupe

Cast your mind back to 2016 when the Tarte Shape Tape concealer was released and the beauty community went crazy for it. It didn’t release in the UK straight away but then QVC graced us with it a few months later. Then probably a year later, Revolution (official dupe masters) released the Conceal and Define Concealer. The concept and design felt familiar. Very quickly it was hailed as Tarte Shape Tape’s younger, cheaper sibling.

Upon release, Tarte launched 11 shades which were heavily weighted towards lighter skin tones (and then launched the foundation which had all sorts of uproar for the same reason), whereas Revolution released a more acceptable 18 which were varied and widely inclusive. They have also launched more shades since bringing the total up to 25.

The Tarte Shape Tape is available from QVC here and costs £28.02 plus £3.95 postage. It’s not available on its own from QVC, it comes with the Tarte beauty sponge – which is a good sponge to be fair. The Revolution Conceal and Define is a lot more accessible for us here in the UK, you can buy it from Superdrug in-store and online here and it costs just £4. You can also buy direct from the Revolution Beauty website here. I find that in-store most shades are either sold out or have been opened (why are Superdrug shoppers so annoying?!) so now that I know my shades, I buy online.

There is a big difference in quantities – you get 10ml of product in the Tarte tube and just 4ml in the Revolution one. I find I need a lot less of the Tarte one so it has lasted me absolutely ages, however with daily use of the Revolution one I have repurchased several times over. Revolution have just launched a supersized version of their concealer which contains over 3 times more product (13ml) so I will definitely be buying that one next time I need to repurchase. The supersize one retails for just £7 and is available here.

The Tarte packaging was quite unusual for a concealer. It comes in a thicker tube with a chunky doe foot applicator. It has definitely inspired more brands launching concealer since then. One thing I’ll say about the packaging is that it can get messy! The applicator picks up a lot of product which doesn’t get scraped off as it’s pulled out of the tube. The Revolution packaging is pretty similar, but is quite a bit shorter. The applicator is also bigger than most concealers but also can get messy just like the Tarte one. Another thing that the Revolution one does, and I’ll struggle to explain this so bear with me, is that when you put the applicator back in the tube, if you don’t twist it to close it straight away it pops back up and I always end up getting concealer all over my fingers! Does that make sense? It irks me.

Both concealers are praised for being super full coverage and I would definitely agree with that. I’ve mentioned my under eye dark circles a number of times and I know I can always rely on both concealers to cover them up better than most others. I would say the Tarte concealer is a lot thicker so it’s easy to go overboard and end up looking a bit dry. I find the Revolution one a little less thick and less drying. Of the two, I never need to set the Tarte concealer with powder as it doesn’t really crease on me but I usually set the Revolution one as it can crease.

I have two shades each of the Tarte and Revolution concealers – and they are all very comparable. From Tarte I use Light-Medium for spot concealing and every day under eye concealing, then I use Light for highlighting when I’m going full glam. I have the same type of shades from Revolution – C5 is my every day shade and C6 is my highlighting shade. I do find it odd that C6 is lighter than C5 when the shade range tends to get deeper as the numbers go up so be aware of that when buying online – there are lots of swatches on t’internet that will help if you’re unsure.

Revolution Conceal and Define Tarte Shape Tape Dupe

I find that both last really well throughout the day, and have found no difference in that area. As I said, I don’t set the Tarte one and it still lasts really well without setting. Sometimes I do skip setting the Revolution one if I’m literally just wearing concealer with no other base makeup just to keep it looking more natural and although it creases a little, it doesn’t fade away.

I’ve spent a long time using both of these concealers and I would 100% agree that the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer is a solid dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape. Although I love the Tarte Shape Tape, I will probably forever repurchase the Revolution one and may not rush to replace my Tarte when I run out. Particularly with the ease of sourcing the Revolution one over the Tarte, and obviously the huge price difference!

Woah, that felt like a long post – so if you’ve stuck around this far… well done!! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this dupe so do leave me a comment below.

Thank you so much for reading…

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream | REVIEW

Review

As much as I love a proper foundation, I seem to mainly gravitate towards BB and CC creams. So recently I’ve been trying out a few different ones. I have wanted to try the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream for years and since I’ve been in a CC cream place I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. Even more so when Boots launched IT Cosmetics and I’ve been seeing it around more. In the end, I succumbed but I actually made my purchase from QVC as I wanted to try out the brush too.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

You can buy the CC cream and brush for £37.50 from QVC here but you can buy the CC cream on its own for £30 from Boots here – they don’t seem to stock this particular brush at Boots though. As much as it’s a good deal from QVC, I have to point out that when you buy more than one thing you have to pay P&P for each item. Occasionally they’ll have deals where you don’t pay for additional items but more often than not you end up spending £3.95 per item. I think this is absolutely ridiculous, and I can’t think of another company that does this. It does put me off purchasing from them in the future. As well as this CC cream and brush, I bought an IT Cosmetics mascara and a back up Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and ended up paying £11.85 P&P… like what the f*ck?!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

But anyway… was it worth it?

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

The shade range of this CC cream is mediocre. I’m aware of how fortunate I am that I have never struggled to find a colour match as I have light, warm-toned skin, but I’m also well aware of the struggle that others face when brands put out a crap shade selection. The good thing about CC creams is you can get away with a slightly off shade as it’s a much more sheer coverage and it’s easier to blend. I went for light, and it’s a perfect match for me.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

The coverage is just what I look for in an every day base. It colour corrects and evens everything out but still looks light and natural. It has quite a glowy finish on me, but doesn’t look oily. It also feels very light on the skin.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

It lasts very well throughout the day, without getting more glowy i.e. greasy! I don’t need to touch anything up during my day at work. It doesn’t settle into lines or pores nor does it ever look cakey. Believe me when I say, this has been put through it with the current UK heatwave and even through sweat it stays intact. It has fast become my go-to every day base.

Let’s also talk about the fact that it’s got SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen – which is bloody amazing. I can’t comment on whether this causes any white cast in flash photography though (because I don’t tend to take flash photographs at work, funnily enough!) so use with caution if that’s what you’re into.

I think this product would be very well suited to ‘early-aging’ skin like mine. I’m early 30s and fine lines are starting to appear and as I said, it doesn’t settle in them at all. It feels hydrating and plumping so is much more flattering than a completely matte base.

There’s not a lot I can say about the brush. It’s very soft and blends out the CC cream beautifully. I’ve also used it with other cream bases and it does a fab job. However, I do tend to apply the CC cream with my hands (purely out of laziness and haste in the morning) so I haven’t used the brush too much.

So would I recommend it? Yes, definitely! I have been loving using this CC cream every day. My only gripe is that it’s up there in price. I have another CC cream which I was religiously using up until buying the IT Cosmetics one which is significantly cheaper (like around the £6 mark), so would I repurchase the IT Cosmetics one immediately… possibly not. I’m glad I’ve finally tried it though, and if you want to splurge (or if you don’t buy a million different bits of makeup on the regular, like me) then definitely check it out.

I LOVE receiving comments – it makes me feel all happy and like people are actually reading my blog! So drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts on the IT Cosmetics CC Cream and Heavenly Skin brush.

Thank you so much for reading…

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Becca Complexion & Glow Cosmetics Collection | HAUL

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When I was younger, my Mum discovered QVC and she was completely hooked! I very quickly learned about new brands and just exactly what the TSV was (Today’s Special Value – basically, their deal of the day). Now I’m quite similar to my Mum so I avoid watching QVC because they could be talking about anything and if I watch it for long enough, I’ll convince myself that I need it. But QVC have also got UK exclusivity for Tarte which means I do check out their site from time to time.

I was being really sensible in January and trying not to buy any more new makeup. But then I heard that QVC’S TSV was a Becca bundle and I just had to have a look. My only real experience with Becca is on their highlighting products, both powder and liquid and I love them. So when I saw the Complexion and Glow Collection, I was intrigued. Then I saw the price…

Becca 5 Piece Complexion & Glow Cosmetics Collection