Hi guys, today’s post is a review of the Revolution Fast Base Foundation. Now, I wasn’t going to review this, it came out a while ago now and I feel like everyone has already spoken about this, but I tried it and decided I wanted to share my thoughts. As I wasn’t going to review it, I apologise for the fact it’s already used in the photos and not looking all new and pretty.
I picked this foundation up on a bit of a whim. It was an accidental purchase, I was meeting my friend for coffee, she was running late and the next thing I knew, I was killing time in Superdrug. We’ve all been there, right?
This foundation is an absolute bargain at £5, although you don’t get an awful lot of product. I compared it to my Bobbi Brown stick and that one contains 9g of product, whereas the Revolution only contains 6.2g. The product is cruelty free, vegan friendly and comes in 18 shades. A couple of years ago I would have thought that 18 shades was impressive, now that seems kind of average.
As I’ve already tried and reviewed the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops, I knew that the shade F1 from Revolution was too dark for me. But for some reason, I thought I’d try it anyway. Yes, I bought a product that I wasn’t planning on buying and I already knew it wouldn’t match. Makeup addiction is a real thing. My Superdrug is on the smaller side so they didn’t carry all shades. They only did the odd numbers, F1, F3, F5 etc. F1 didn’t have a tester out so I swatched a little bit of F3 on the back of my hand and it wasn’t that dark. So, on a whim, I picked up an F1 and made my way to the till.
When I tried it the next day, I was quite shocked. It’s still too dark for me, but it’s light enough that I can probably get away with wearing it and blend it down my neck. My chest is lighter than my face and neck, so it would be too dark to wear with anything low, but the shade match isn’t awful. The shade F1 in the Pro Drops was way too dark for me to wear alone without the lightening drops, so I’d say the shades don’t align correctly. If anyone has one and was thinking about buying the other, go darker with the stick than the drops.
For some reason the stick looks darker than the drops in the swatches. I promise that’s different when they’re blended on my face.
Application & Texture
THIS FOUNDATION IS SO CREAMY. I was blown away by the texture of this. To all of my fellow dry people out there, my skin loves this. Which makes it even more annoying that it’s dark, but I’m not at all bitter about that…
I’ve tried this with a Beauty Blender, Morphe Y6 (flat kabuki) and my personal favourite foundation brush, Zoeva Face Shape (very small, dense buffing brush). It looked amazing with all of them, which never happens. Usually if I like the way a foundation applies with a brush, I hate it with a beauty blender and vice versa.
This foundation blends so easily that I honestly think you could use sandpaper to spread it across your face and it will still look good when you’re finished.
It’s fairly full coverage, it covered a small spot on my chin very easily. Although I can’t comment on how well it would cover larger areas. And to be honest, I think the creamy formula could be problematic on acne prone skin.
As I previously said, the creamy texture works beautifully on dry skin, but I can’t imagine this setting well on oilier skin types.
Now, this could be me, but….
This foundation felt great when I first applied it, no redness, no irritation, but throughout the day it started to feel a bit strange.
My skin started to feel a little bit itchy. Not an intense, burning, get this off my face kind of itch. More….tickly? Almost as though you have a stray hair tickling the side of your face. At first, I thought it was in my head or my face was being overly sensitive, but it carried on when I wore it the next day too. It didn’t last all day, maybe an hour or two each time, but it was annoying.
At the end of the day there were no signs of irritation at all. My skin wasn’t red or irritated, wasn’t feeling more sensitive than usual. It actually felt really soft and smooth after a day or two of wearing this. Which was strange. I don’t know if this is going to be a deal breaker for me or not yet, but it’s definitely something to consider.
Despite the creaminess, this holds out all day on my skin. As I’ve said 300 times now, my skin is dry. I rarely set my foundation as powder usually makes me look about 900 years old, all I ever use to set things is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. As we’ve been experiencing an incredibly humid heatwave, I used my ambient lighting powder. With the powder, I got at least 12 hours wear from it, with one slight powder touch up on my chin and it still looked good when I went to remove it.
- Good for the price
- Great on dry skin
- Blends incredibly
- Wears well for a dewy foundation
- Fairly good on sensitive skin
- Cruelty Free
- Small amount of product
- The tickly thing
- Poor shade range
Overall, I think this is a good foundation, but maybe not great. Maybe it is great and my shade bias is clouding my judgement. It’s certainly not for oily skin and I’d proceed with slight caution if you have sensitive skin. If your skin is darker than paper, dry and not that sensitive, I think this is worth a try. Taking the price into consideration, it’s definitely worth testing.
Will I buy this again?
I’m going to see how I feel about this in winter. When high necklines are all I’m wearing and the shade is less of an issue and I still like it, I’ll certainly repurchase. Unless the tickly feeling develops into actual skin irritation. Obviously, if that happens it’s going straight in the bin and I’ll be very thankful it was so cheap.
Have you tried this foundation? What were your thoughts?
Until next time,
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