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Monday, 15 December 2014

Review: Makeup Revolution The One Foundation

I've been meaning to write this review for literally months but have kept forgetting to sit down and get on with it - I received a bottle of Makeup Revolution's The One Foundation in Shade 8 as part of a giveaway prize quite some time ago now and have been using it on and off ever since. This foundation claims to provide, "Revolutionary fusion technology • Adapts to skin tone and texture • Full coverage • Buildable • Matte finish."
Makeup Revolution The One Foundation Review
Presented in a black box with rose-gold type and a shade-signifying coloured strip at the top of the box, I think the packaging looks a lot more high-end than might be expected for the price tag! Within the box, the foundation is housed in a small plastic bottle with a black screw-cap and a small nozzle to make for easy dispensation of product. The formula of the foundation is very liquid, so much so that at first I thought it must have separated and I hadn't shaken it enough. Turns out that wasn't the case and it is just literally the runniest foundation I've ever used, by a long stretch! This makes it quite tricky to apply as it has a tendency towards running off my face before I've had chance to blend it in. However, it does blend well with the fingers, disappearing almost completely into the skin.
The One Foundation Makeup Rev
Makeup Revolution The One Foundation
I was pleasantly surprised by how good the coverage was from such a runny product; I'd call it medium-coverage but easily buildable due to how thin the consistency is - I can't imagine this ever going cakey or feeling too heavy on the skin. I was a little dubious about how good a match Shade 8 would be for me, given that I'm super pale, but it's actually only a touch too dark and works okay once well-blended; if I was to repurchase I'd go for Shade 6 or 7, though the lightest shade on the website is 2. It's a bit of a novelty for foundation to be too light for me and I have to admit I'm really impressed with the shade range for this product. Below, you can see the foundation alone on my skin before any concealer or powder, which should give an idea of the coverage it offers.
Makeup Revolution The One Foundation Shade 8
For me, one of the most important considerations in a foundation is longevity; I work as a carer so I'm constantly on my feet running round at work, without time for touch-ups, so I need a base that lasts well without fading, sliding or getting too shiny. I find this foundation pretty average in terms of lasting power; I always use a primer and set with a powder, and find that it lasts around four to five hours before there's a noticeable shine on my forehead and nose. The foundation doesn't appear to slide or go patchy which is always a winner, so for me this is a reasonably good base choice, and I'm happy with how well it lasts on my skin.
FOTD MR The One Foundation
[Products used: The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser; Makeup Revolution The One Foundation in Shade 8; Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Concealer in 'Light'; Makeup Gallery Smoothly Does It Pressed Powder in '1 Translucent'; NARS Powder Blusher in 'Douceur'; MUA Pro Brow Kit; Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 Palette; Accessorize Volumising Mascara]
Priced at £4 for 29ml of product, The One Foundation is available in 16 shades from Makeup Revolution online; for the price, you could definitely do worse, and as far as I'm concerned this is a lovely affordable option - it offers decent, buildable coverage without going cakey and lasts reasonably well even on my oily skin. Have you tried The One Foundation? What are your favourite budget-friendly base products?



  1. I was always curious about this foundation since it was said to be a dupe for mac face and body. Good to hear it's and ok product. I am always skeptic at trying cheap foundations and stick to the drugstore middle prices for now

  2. Makeup revolution has impressed me with almost all of its products.. This foundation seems reasonable too for the price.. Nice review :)

  3. I dont know if 4-5 hours is a long time with foundation, but for an aftershave I would say it is pretty average.

  4. For that price, it lasts much longer than I thought it would x

  5. For the price it lasted longer then I thought, not sure I would use this though like foundations to last me all day.


  6. I'm yet to try Makeup Revolution as I find the reviews to be very hit and miss. Have you ever tried Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua foundation? That's extremely runny and I'd be interested to know if this is anything like that :)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  7. i am highly impressed with MUR products and its quality so far ...

  8. This sounds fab! Its great that they have so many shades to choose from! Its always a issue for me to find a foundation that matches me.

    Pink Frenzy

  9. I quite like their products, yet to try this though. :)

  10. I have so much respect for the day. You're a career! Such a rewarding hard job! This foundation looks like a dupe for the Armani one in terms of packaging

  11. I have heard mixed reviews on this foundation actually, the whole runniness of it is kind of off putting. I also personally like a foundation to last longer than 4/5 hours. It does look like it gives good coverage though, not sure I'd pick this up though x

  12. It's a good foundation isn't it :D I really liked it, decent, long lasting, matte, all good :D



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