Makeup Revolution – The One Foundation: Shade #15 & #16

Makeup Revolution – The One Foundation

I love Makeup Revolution as this brand is affordable and offers a wide variety of cosmetics. I especially love their range of foundation, as they seem to be one of the very few brands in India that caters to dark skin. Can’t miss the irony in this – Makeup Revolution is not an Indian company but still offers dark shades. Indian brands, do take notes!!

Price & Quantity:

Makeup Revolution – The One Foundation

Original price was Rs 780/-, but got it during a sale for Rs 325/-

The quantity is 29 ml.

My Thoughts on this Product:

Makeup Revolution – The One Foundation

I bought the lighter shade (#15) almost a year ago and purchased the other one quite recently. Right now, I’m using the foundation from L'Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation, in the shade Golden Cappuccino. I enquired a lot and found that this is the darkest shade in this foundation that is available in India. I somehow felt that it was a perfect match to my foundation. I prefer to look darker than lighter, so I was not content with this shade of foundation. Then, I came across One Foundation (Shade #15) by Makeup Revolution and blindly ordered it from Jabong. I wasn’t really expecting much from it, but to my surprise, I found it to be a valuable addition to my makeup.

The foundation comes in a plastic bottle packaging and looks a lot like Mac’s Face and Body foundation. One might think that it is sturdy enough to carry it around, but from these pictures, it is clear that it would be a wrong choice. The cap is not secure enough and the foundation leaks out.

Makeup Revolution – The One Foundation

The foundation is pretty runny and doesn’t offer much coverage. Though they have mentioned that it is buildable, I would bet on it because of the consistency. Since I’m using it as an additive, I’m completely fine with the consistency. I have only tried adding this to liquid foundation and not sure how it will behave with other types of foundation.

You need to shake it really well as the product settles down with the watery substance on top. You need to shake it vigorously until it's all mixed well, if not, the foundation will be even more runny.

On the package, it is mentioned that it adapts to skin tone and texture; I have no idea what this means, so not going to comment on this. The package also says that it give a matte finish. I feel that it gives a satiny finish at the best.

How I use Shade #15:

I mix a couple of drops of this foundation to my L'Oreal one and mix it well before applying. The orange tone of the foundation suits my complexion though I have to be careful with the quantity I use. The foundation blends really well with other foundation and doesn’t look weird when I apply it.

How I use Shade #16:

I bought this shade to try my hand at contouring. This shade looks scary in the bottle and continues to be scary when swatched on my hand. I chose one shade dark and expected it to be slightly darker than shade #15, but it is quite dark. It is a deep brown shade and looks almost black. I had to be really careful when using it to contour, as I didn’t want to end up looking muddy.

Hand Swatch:

Makeup Revolution – The One Foundation


  • Can help you get the exact shade of foundation.
  • Runny consistency makes it easy to mix with other foundations.
  • Affordable when on sale.


  • Not buildable.
  • Does not give a matte finish.
  • Leaky cap.
  • Poor coverage.
  • Runny consistency makes it a bad foundation to be used on its own.


I really hate mixing two foundations to get the right shade but unfortunately, I’m left with no choice but to do this. Saying this, the One Foundation by Makeup Revolution is serving the purpose as an additive and helps me get the right shade. I will be trying the Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation soon; hopefully, it will be a match. If not, this will be one of my repeat purchase until the Indian brands come up with one that matches my complexion.

As a foundation on its own, this is a dud!!

Do comment and let me know your thoughts on this one. 

  • Life with herbals

    The dark shade really looked black. It good for contouring I guess or additive but not on it's own. Still I like satin finish and light to medium coverage so I might like it. I do not know whether I will find the right shade for myself though.

    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      People with dark complexion will find the dark shade really useful as there are absolutely no brands in India that caters to them. Hope they find respite in this.

  • Mariyam@TheMidnightBeauties

    #16 ir really dark even for contouring though #15 looks matching to your skin tone!

    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      It is really dark, Mariyam. So got to be really careful when using.

  • Cielo Fronteras

    Thanks for a great, honest review! =)

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    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks for commenting, Cielo 🙂 Following your blog now.

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  • Namrata Bhattacharya

    Nice review

    • sudhaag

      Thanks, Namrata!! 🙂