Product Type: Collection 2000 makeup
Newest Review: ... there's no reason to change! ---Collection 2000 Cover Up Stick--- This product comes in a white plastic tube (if that's the right wor... more
Collection 2000 - The cover up that doesn't conceal
Collection 2000 Cover Up Stick
Member Name: rubarbandginger
Collection 2000 Cover Up Stick
Advantages: The tone is perfect for my light skin, covers redness and is priced really well
Disadvantages: Doesn't blend easily, packaging is too bland and
Name: Collection 2000 cover up stick
Price: Around £3.50
Colours: This cover up stick impressively comes in 7 shades. The shade that I purchased was 'nude' but you can also purchase Light translucent, buff, natural beige, medium, honey beige and dark.
*~Why I purchased this product~*
'Conceals skin blemishes for a flawless look' now doesn't that statement sound appealing? And at a very affordable price I thought I would give this a shot. Looking at the product in Boots it looked ok. The shade was a perfect match for my vampy milk bottle white skin and the stick itself looked creamy and easy to apply.
I don't tend to suffer from bad skin but before Christmas my hormones went wild as did my skin which resulted in some boils and pimples around my chin and forehead. I love cosmetics but don't own or wear foundation as I find it makes me uncomfortable. I couldn't place where my Bourjois concealer had disappeared too but knew it was 'somewhere'. Not wanting to spend a lot on a replacement I ended up in the Collection 2000 section of Boots.
-Needless to say, said missing bourjois concealer was found down the back of my 2 year olds beds all mushed into the cap.
*~What is the product~*
This product is a 'cover up stick' more commonly known as concealer. It can be used to cover up a multitude of skin sins from blackheads, pimples, acne scarring and the under eye area. The product not only looks like a classic lipstick (in a not so pretty shade, I do not recommend you use this on your lips) and applies to the skin sins in the same way you apply lipstick to your lips.
The product is shaped like a lipstick; it is encased within a plastic tube which is white with the typical navy blue Collection 2000 written clearly on the side. To use the product you simply pull off the top, twist the bottom so that the cover up rises and apply. Once your finished twist the bottom back down so the cover up retreats back into the tube and pop the lid back on.
*~How it can be used~*
After cleansing and prepping the skin, moisture to ensure there are no dry patches as I know from experience that spots, boils and pimples always try to fool you. As soon as cover ups applied you notice a tiny little dry patch in the centre which is difficult to hide.
Here's what i do to use this product:
1.Take off the cover up's cap and apply just enough to cover the pimple, spot, under eye, around the nose or any areas you want to even out.
2. I normally then do my hair as the heat allows the cover up to settle and smooth into the skin easier.
3. You can use a sponge, a clean fingertip or concealer brush (not included with the Cover up) to gently blend the concealer into your skin tone, ensuring that you don't completely smudge the whole lot away.
4. Finish with a dusting of foundation or powder and apply any other items of make-up as normal.
5. At the end of the night it comes off really easy with normal cleanser or water.
*~My overall Opinion~*
The packaging is typical Collection 2000 however I just wished that they would make it look prettier. I like my cosmetics to look good and this certainly doesn't. The colour of the actual product on my skin was amazing and I was surprised that Collection 2000 had so many colours within the range. The nude tone that I purchased is suitable for anyone with white, un-tanned skin or those who suffer from dark bags around their eyes or visible veins under the eyes or even teenagers who don't really have bad skin but want to apply a little bit every now and again.
The cover up does apply easily to the skin and for small skin sins such as redness around the nose area, the inner corners of eyes and small pimples it covers like a dream. Larger or really red looking boils or pimples don't seem to get any sort of coverage even with a couple coats of the cover up.
Although it applies easily I found that this cover up didn't smooth and blend into the skin as easily as other brands that I have used and that is why I started drying and straightening my hair to try and get the heat to melt it a little. This did work but obviously it's not an ideal way to apply your cover up.
Overall it's a good price for the product and the product itself is a good back up just in case you forget where your other is or if you go between homes or even for leaving at work but as a primary concealer and cover up I think I'll stick to my Bourjois.
Summary: Collection 2000 - The cover up that doesn't conceal