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      28.02.2013 12:14
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      An excellent everyday concealer

      I have for a while now been looking for a new type of concealer. I have for years been using the traditional stick type, but must admit that the effect of these concealers can sometimes look matt and rather powdery on my skin. Instead, I wanted something that gave my skin a slight sheen and diffused light rather than absorbed it, especially now that I am beginning to get a few fine lines around my eyes. Therefore, when I saw a tube of this Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer in my local Wilkinson store recently I was keen to give it a try. I must admit that the low price of the product was a big incentive as, to my logic, it meant that I could test out a pen concealer for a few quid and then invest in a slightly better quality one later on if I liked it.

      ~The Product~

      This concealer is rather simplistically packaged in my opinion in a pen sized tube, the colour of which reflects the contents of the concealer within. I guess though simplistic, you could call the packaging functional as it does not have a lot of bells and whistles but nonetheless serves to give the purchaser a good idea of the contents and whether they will suit the individuals skin tone. The pen is illustrated with a smattering of shiny blue text which indicates that it is an 'illuminating touch, light diffusing concealer'. The bottom of the pen is twistable and should be turned clockwise to push the contents up and out of the applicator nozzle whilst the top has a metallic silver cap.

      This concealer does come in three colour ways which are as follows:

      1. Natural - a light peachy pink in colour
      2. Naked - Another very light pink but slightly more ivory in tone
      3. Glow - A slightly darker and more tanned colour

      In my case I opted for the 'naked' colour option which I felt best suited my fair skin. Although this colour option looked marginally lighter than my actual skin tone I have always been advised that it is better to go one shade lighter with concealer to get the best results.

      Upon pulling off the cap on my pen, the applicator is a small finely textured brush which has white bristles. These bristles are soft and would therefore be suitable, I believe, for the most delicate of facial areas. The concealer itself, once it finally emerges from within the pen, is of a creamy consistency and dots easily onto the surface of the skin. The concealer looks rather solid in colour when it sits on the brush however when it is spread onto the skin you truly begin to appreciate the light diffusing particles within. The light and creamy consistency means that it spreads easily onto the surface of my skin with minimal rubbing.

      ~Application~

      Unfortunately, the pen does not contain any instructions in the form of applying the concealer initially, which did cause me great concern when I tried to apply my first dots of concealer. Having worked out that the concealer must come out by clicking the base of the pen clockwise, it took a number of turns before anything came out. After clicking it round a few turns I did initially worry that my pen was broken and did wonder whether I should return it, however given a number of twists the concealer did being to bulge out from inside the brush.

      Before applying this concealer I like to ensure that my skin is clean and that a layer of moisturiser has been applied and allowed to absorb. I find that this provides a smooth base with which to start applying makeup and ensures that the makeup stays put throughout the day. Being that the brush is fine, the concealer can be dotted very accurately onto the skin and in my case I find that a few dots on my irritating blemishes plus a couple of strokes under my eye circles is sufficient. Having applied the concealer in my problem areas I then simply dab the concealer into my skin using a clean finger before finishing off the look with a dusting of powder and a touch of blush.

      ~Results~

      This concealer dots easily onto my skin and I find that the colour perfectly suits my skin tone. Unlike the concealers that I have used in the past, I find that this one gives good coverage to my blemishes which is aided by the light defusing particles that add a healthy looking sheen to my skin. In addition, using this concealer as a highlighter under my eyes ensures that my fine lines look less obvious and gives an overall healthy glow appearance to my skin rather than simply masking it. Once covered in a dusting of powder, my skin looks less 'made up' than it has done in the past and yet it still looks clear and healthy, a look that I am really happy with. I find that a little of this concealer goes a long way and that one twist gives enough concealer to last a couple of days use, therefore although I have only had it for a week I can see it lasting for a fair amount of time.

      ~Price and Availability~

      I bought my concealer pen from my local Wilkinson store and paid just under £3.50 for it. However, a look online reveals that it can currently be purchased from Boots for £4.99. Despite the increase in price, I still think that this is a good price to pay for a product which looks so good on my skin and is only a fraction of what you would expect to pay for a more expensive brand.

      ~Overall Summary~

      As this review will show, I have been really satisfied with this product and it has delivered exactly what I hoped to gain. This concealer looks fresh and light on my skin whilst the application is easy and pretty much fool proof. It is a clear win-win for me and one that I would definitely recommend, my only criticism being the slightly dodgy first time base twist, as I never thought anything would come out!

      This product scores an excellent five stars from me and I will definitely be buying it again in the future.

      I hope this review has been of some use and thanks for reading! x

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        15.08.2012 21:15
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        A fantastic concealer that's an absolute steal.

        I bought this concealer based on two things: Firstly, advice from a self-confessed 'make-up junkie' friend, and secondly, from a magazine review. Unable to resist their five star rating, I decided to give it a go, since it was so cheap and, being a poor student, it's price appealed to my money-saving instincts!

        The first, and most obvious thing I can say about this concealer is the price: it's an absolute bargain at £4.99. There are many other brands of 'light reflecting/illuminating/dazzling' concealer out there, some incredibly expensive, and I would put my money (ha!) on this being the cheapest of the lot. So there you go - for a girl like me (who loves a bargain) this really is a huge plus point.

        You might be tempted to think that because it's so cheap, it's not very good. Well, this isn't really the case. The packaging isn't particularly sleeek or fancy; in fact , it's pretty plain, but I'm not particularly worried about what it looks like, so that's no bother for me. Being one of those clicky bottom applicator pens, another plus point is that you never need to worry about too much concealer coming out and wasting it - each click pushes out a little more concealer, so you can be really precise with how much you want (The only annoying this is when you first start using it - you have to click the pen around for about a million years before you get any concealer out. Not a huge negative, but can be annoying if you're applying make-up in a hurry!)

        The concealer itself is creamy and a really nice consistency. It blends in really well with my skin tone, and really does brighten around my eyes. Yes, it REALLY does! Here's a piece of evidence for you: One day I decided to go without it, because I was running late and didn't have the time to put it on. First thing my friend says to me when we met up - 'Wow, are you okay? You look really tired.' Thanks.

        It also does really well hiding spots and blemishes, plus it lasts quite a long time - I'll buy one and won't have to buy another for a few months.

        So, disadvantages. There isn't really a lot of choice with shades. Only three, which to be honest, is a bit ridiculous. I'm quite lucky, because I match one colour quite well, but if you're really pale (or really brown) then you're a bit stuck. It would really, really benefit from getting some more shades in there.

        But apart from that, this really is a fantastic buy. I can't really comment on whether it helps 'diminish the appearance of fine lines' as it claims, because I don't quite have that problem yet, but it certainly does help brighten up my skin. I've tried lots of concealers, and a lot of them dry out quite quickly, look a bit 'cakey' and obvious, but this one is great. I can definitely recommend.

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        12.06.2012 16:35

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        Good concealer, would buy again

        I looked for a stupidly long period of time to find a concealer like this, with a brush as an applicator rather than in the shape of a lipstick. My sister has one by Calvin Klein, which is way out of my price range, as was every other illuminating concealer I have come across. This one, by comparison, was £5 (I think) and that to me is a reasonable price.

        One big disadvantage is the total lack of colours. There was only three to choose from, none of which were really the right shade. I'm stupidly pale, but I got the middle shade as I felt it was closer to my skin tone than shade one. It's a bit orangey really, needs lots of rubbing in before you get the desired effect.

        Once it's been applied, it's a very good concealer considering it's monetary value. I would definitely buy again (already have, actually) and would recommend.

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        27.02.2012 13:52
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        I am not the type of person who will usually splurge on expensive brands when it comes to make up. I've always headed towards the cheapest make up section there is in the cheapest shop and am always satisfied with just the satisfactory products. However, concealer has always been the exception to this rule. I have always looked upon it at the most essential as part of my daily face paint and usually go with a brand such as max factor. This all changed when I realised that student loans were not given as permission to go shopping crazy and started buying collection 2000 products when the funds were inevitably low.

        So far i have tried a few of the lippies, foundation and this concealer. I cant say I have been pleased at all by the two other products I purchased with this brand, however, with the concealer, I was pleasantly surprised. The first thing that caught my eye when I chose this was the way it can be applied. The concealer comes out through a thin brush by twisting the bottom. Though it took a good minute to actually get this working on the first use, it comes out easily now. The brush is rather small so i tend to only use this when covering small spots rather than covering dark spots under my eyes.

        I have chosen the natural colour and blends well with my foundation adding to quite a believable 'natural' look. The only problem I can really mention is its not the most lasting concealer I have used. Unfortunately, I find myself reapplying it a bit too often.

        Regardless, I would still recommend this product as it's cheap yet works perfectly.

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        08.01.2012 20:10
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        Collection 2000 Concealer

        I have always had a problem with dark shadows under my eyes and have been trying to find a way to get rid of them for years. After trying everything the internet had to offer I accepted that I couldn't get rid of them entirely and would have to cover them up instead. At this point I spent a small fortune on different concealers ranging in price from £3 - £25 and still couldn't find something that hid those demon circles well. Then my friend suggested the Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Light Diffusing Concealer and I went out and bought it and have never looked back.

        I buy this product for £4.99 which is relatively cheap considering it works much better than a lot of the other, more expensive products I have tried. The shop where I buy it, Tesco, often has it on 3 for 2 which is great value for money. I have found that the best thing about this concealer is that it doesn't make the under eye area appear yellow and unnatural as some other concealers can, and it does what it says on the tube and hides the circles fantastically. I use the shade 'Naked' which is number one as I have very pale skin and I think it is my skin tone that makes the circles stand out. I have tried the number 2 shade but this was way too dark for my skin and made the under eye area look yellow but that was my fault for buying the wrong shade!

        It definitely lightens the eye area nicely and it isn't too heavy or cake-y on the face like some make up. I use it every single day on the eyelid and underneath as I have dark skin all of the way around my eye which drives me mad! I have to stock up on sticks because I cannot live without this product and the only fault I can find is that the tubes don't have that much concealer in them so they don't last months and months. But for £4.99 this doesn't make this Collection 2000 product bad value for money. I would recommend this concealer to anyone who feels insecure about their dark shadows!

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          04.08.2011 21:40
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          You won't buy another brand concealer after trying this

          I've always suffered with dark circles under my eyes, and have used various products over the years to try to remove and conceal them. I used to buy Yves St Laurent ToucheEclat, but when the recession hit and things got tough, I decided this was one of my luxuries that had to go. I read about the Collection 2000 concealer in a magazine, and decided to give it a go. It's priced around £5, and is basically a stick with a brush on the end which dispenses the concealer. There are a range of shades, so I went for one of the lighter ones as my skin is quite fair, and I wanted to conceal my dark circles without drawing attention to them.

          When you first use the product, you have to twist the bottom of it to get the concealer to come through the top onto the brush. Once you've done this, you can apply it under the eye, and blend it in with your fingers. I was really surprised and pleased that my budget buy produced results which were as good as my previous product, and it seemed to reflect light so my dark circles weren't as obvious as they had been previously.

          The concealer is light in consistency, so it doesn't feel heavy round the eyes or look really thick and obvious. I think it'sprimarly aimed at covering dark under-eye circles, but I also use it on spots and blemishes in general.

          The first time my concealer ran out (it lasted a while, maybe 6 months), I was mortified as I was getting ready for work and had nothing to conceal my circles with! I kept twisting the bottom to squeeze the dregs out, and went to Boots to get an immediate replacement. Since then, this product has been a firm favourite, and is one I stay loyal to.

          As a warning for anyone who hates going out without concealer on, you can tell when it's about to run out because as you twist the bottom the action gets slower, so you know it's time to get a replacement ready just in case!

          I think this product is fantastic, especially considering the value for money, and even if money becomes less tight in my household, I see no reason to buy more expensive products when this one does the trick.

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            31.03.2011 18:28
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            Too orange which drew attention to my under eyes rather than hide them

            As a student im often awake late doing work which means i don't always get as much sleep i should which in turn has caused discoloration (dark circles) under my eyes. I've tried various concealers in my time but saw this concealer which is specifically for under eye circles so i thought why not?
            'Light diffusing concealer, lightens and brightens under the eye area, helps diminish the appearance of fine lines'

            BRAND: Collection 2000

            CONTENTS: 5m

            PRICE: 4.99! (Both superdrug and boots) when i bought this months ago it was much cheaper!

            SHADES AVAILABLE:
            Naked
            Natural
            Glow

            METHOD OF APPLICATION:
            Open the cap to the concealer and there is a small synthetic brush, you twist the bottom of the concealer and you should hear a clicking sound the product then comes out the middle of the brush allowing you to swipe this in the areas you chose. The concealer does dry quickly so I advise applying and blending to one area at a time. No touch ups required it stays on and doesn't budge for hours on end!

            POSITIVE POINTS:
            Cheap compared to many other specialized concealers
            Easy application with the built in brush
            No particular smell (im very particular with putting fragrances on my face)
            Good staying power
            Dries quickly (for some this is a good thing for others its not)

            NEGATIVE POINTS:
            I have the palest shade which is still rather dark considering england isn't exactly hot most people are (naturally) quite pale
            It has a salmon and orange tint to it
            Hygiene concerns: using the brush all over the face may transfer bacteria causing breakouts)
            Hard to blend (even when using other brushes/fingers)
            Doesn't give a natural look
            Didn't help to hide dark circles it drew more attention to the area

            :)

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              21.02.2011 19:13
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              A must have make-up item

              TIME TO GET MADE UP?

              I'm not a make-up expert, although I have been using make up for years. When I was a teenager I would always apply make-up before going out to work and in fact didn't leave the house without wearing it. I would spend ages applying my make up before going out for the evening. I could sit in front of my dressing table mirror, brushes and palettes to hand, being my own make-up artist, and even having time to curl my hair. Then even when married I could arrange my day so that I still had some 'me time' until... I became a mum. Then things changed in a big way; one day my time was my own and then baby was born. All my time was devoted to my lovely, much wanted but demanding daughter. When I managed to get out of the house my clothes were quickly selected and make-up had to be speedily applied.

              I remember finding it difficult to fit in anything for a while other than baby care. I suppose this is true of all new mums except some babies sleep longer than my first one did. On the rare occasions I went out for the evening (with baby) mainly to family occasions, my husband would take the baby for a while, but often I would hear, 'Are you finished? She needs feeding!" And, although I enjoyed being a mum right from the start I do admit that the biggest shock to me was the very limited time I now had for me.

              So the beauty treatment had to be better managed and reduced in the length of time it took. I learned to apply everything much quicker and just had to hope that the glow of motherhood meant that I needed less make up.

              And now those days have flown by and have no choice but to accept that I am a lady of mature years. I have more time on my hands but find I don't use so much time for 'me' things. I wear less make- up than I did in my youth and am much quicker in applying it. I tend to apply moisturiser and then find something to do whilst it absorbs. Next I sometimes apply foundation, or pressed face powder, followed by and depending on how made up I want to be; eyebrow pencil, mascara, blusher, face powder and lip-gloss. But this tends to be if going somewhere special; more often than not I am rushing to go shopping or off on some trip or other in the car (as a passenger) and if this is an early morning journey then I am quite often known to apply some of my make up at home and then when I find I'm running late I complete the task in the car. Trouble is, sometimes I'm required to be the map reader and this can interfere somewhat with my make-up appliance.
              For the reason that I often finish my make-up in the car I find it's handy to have a concealer in my make-up bag. I often look in the mirror and see I need to use a concealer in one or two places. This is to complete my make up when wearing foundation or because I want a much lighter look, so will use concealer on any blemishes, and finish off with a little face powder. Really I am more often likely to use the concealer than full foundation.

              In my younger days concealer was generally only used as a stick which looked like a lipstick. I found this was okay if I managed to get a pale enough shade and had a biggish area to cover but it wasn't so good for just using on one or two small areas. Also it was often a bit dry and not that easy to cover while achieving a natural effect. I noticed that my teenage daughter had a concealer which was liquid and, instead of the usual sponge tip, in fact had a thin brush. When she wasn't looking I had a go and was impressed with the results. The trouble was though that the brand name had worn off so I had quite a search for this. I didn't actually find it but instead found a similar product in Superdrug by Collection 2000. I decided to purchase this.

              COLLECTION 2000 ILLUMINATING TOUCH CONCEALER

              The Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer, I believe comes in three shades. I thought that the shade called 'naked' and numbered as '1' was the best choice for my pale skin. I often have trouble finding a shade to suit my skin tone with foundation, face powders and concealers. However, this colour seems to be to be a good match.

              The other colours available are 'natural' and 'glow'. Glow looks to be the darker shade.

              THREE IN ONE

              I saw that the idea of the Illuminating Touch Concealer is that it is a three in one item of make-up. Now that's always handy if requiring a concealer to carry around as this means less space is taken in ones make up bag or even at home on the dressing table. The idea is that the concealer will give a 'quick fix' touch as it can correct (hide really) blemishes such as spots or scars and similar while managing to highlight areas and illuminate with one touch. I had also heard that the light illuminator was good for older skin tones. Well, surely then this was worth a try for these reasons:

              As a good concealer for my skin, with light illuminating properties.

              Handy to carry around as one item of make-up could do three jobs.

              A reasonable price.

              Illuminating effect might help to make me look younger!

              Quick and easy to apply, especially owing to the fine brush tip.

              Now I mainly wanted a concealer with a brush tip so that I could experiment with, rather than a stick or sponge. I find sponge tips quite good but his method of application is even better. Well, I've always liked to paint so what better way to cover small imperfections (not saying all my imperfections are small!) than a fine brush with the correct colour paint?

              HOW DOES THE ILLUMINATING EFFECT WORK?

              The idea of this is now quite a popular one and is included in many foundations and suchlike, especially those aimed at the more mature skin. The idea of the light illuminator is that the concealer has light diffusing particles within which the light is spread, which in turn will soften fine lines and blemishes. Well, I'm not sure about the science involved but would say that this covered with a natural look.

              HOW WELL DOES IT CONCEAL?

              Now I'm not too bad on the wrinkle front. I believe my oily skin has greatly helped in this respect. True, I had my share of spots as a teenager and this continued into my twenties but I haven't stretch marks, or too many wrinkles-yet! But I know my skin obviously is aging and I have some broken capillaries here and there. Also on a bad day my eyes will have some dark circles under them.

              Because the concealer is a good colour match and has a nice fine brush attached it does a great job in covering imperfections. I don't usually use it on dark areas under the eyes preferring to use a foundation if I feel my skin needs this extent of covering BUT for the sake of this review I have just used the concealer under one eye. I had to apply and then blend in under the eye and lightly run it across the fine lines I could see around my eye area. Well, I've got to say there is a difference and I believe that the side of my face I used the concealer on DOES now look younger than the other. I will definitely now choose to use this around my eye area, if not wanting to use foundation. I think it's ideal to use before an application of face powder.

              It also has pigments enriched with silicone to make the look flawless and long lasting.

              For covering those smaller imperfections find the brush works excellently and it's easy if required to blend in with finger tips.

              This is also great to cover red areas. It's good to cover sunburn too although I tend a darker has for this. I will take a concealer in the 'glow' shade to use on my next holiday as I think it will prove ideal and light to pack as well as being very space saving. For covering redness you need to squeeze as small amount from the tube and apply with the brush and probably finish by blending with fingertips. If you are good with the brush then you may prefer to only use that.

              THE CONTAINER

              One problem that I 'thought' I had with this make-up was too dry or had run out. Silly me! I had kept looking at the base of the tube thinking there was a ridge there for decorative purposes only. I happend to complain to my daughter that this make up had run out far too quickly and then she took hold off it, turned the base, and then the liquid make- up was released!

              The container has the appearance and is of similar size to as stick lip gloss pen. It takes only a little amount of room in a make-up bag or handbag.

              PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

              I purchased the concealer form Superdrug at the price of, £4.99.

              It is also available at Boots the chemist for the same price and, of course, the added bonus when bought here of advantage points. I believe that this purchase equates to 16 points.

              OVERALL

              I am very pleased with his purchase. Now that I have seen the good effect it had on dark circles/areas under the eyes, I will be using it more. I feel for holidays in the sun, I could take this and perhaps a face powder, and wouldn't need to bother with a foundation.

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                09.08.2010 14:40
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                A great everyday concealer.

                Being the sort of person who isn't a fan of the lipstick-type concealer, I came across this one day. It was a liquid one that is applied with a brush tip, and I thought it looked very convenient and easy to use.

                ~Packaging and Appearance~
                Collection 200 Illuminating Touch Concealer is a peach-coloured pen with a matte silver lid. There are three shades: Naked, Natural (my shade) and Glow.

                ~Product~
                When I opened my concealer, the bursh tip ws totally dry and there was no sign of concealer, and having never come across a brush-tip concealer before, I didn't know how to get the concealer. But there is a little piece of plastic that you twist at the bottom, and the concealer will be ejected through the bristles, ready to be applied. Because it was liquid, I found it smooth and easy to apply and blend in. It didn't cover my dark circles completely, but no concealer ever does - it just lightens them up a little and makes them less noticeable. The concealer wasn't waterproof, but when it didn't come into contact with water it lasted all day and was easy to remove.

                ~Price~
                Like all Collection 2000 products, this concealer is quite cheap, at about £4.99 from Boots, which isn't too bad for such a good concealer.

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                10.07.2010 23:05
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                Not the best concealer

                I bought this concealer when I was about 14 and the price was good less than two pounds - this was when I used to have budgets and when I used to have really bad skin, but couldn't leave the house with foundation and concealer, but now as my skin has improved over the years I only wear foundation.

                When I first tried it I thought it was a bit of a pain trying to get the stuff out as you had to twist the bottom to get the concealer and sometimes not a lot came out, so you had to twist the bottom at least two to three times.

                As well this product didn't work for me as it always seemed to dry on my face and that was before applying foundation on top! Even worse it looked like that my face had been caked rather than flawless. Huge disappointment.

                the concealer comes in a light shade - for fair skinned people and a dark shade for darker skinned people.

                Luckily I didn't pay a lot for this concealer and it ended up in the bin and I was only half way through it! So overall, I will never buy this product again, as well thank god I didn't pay a lot other I've would have wasted a fair bit money. I'm giving this product two out of five stars

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                26.05.2010 14:43

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                Great light but effective way to hide blemishes!

                I absolutely LOVE this concealer. I use it everyday and have done for the past 3 years. I had previously used stick concealers by Collection 2000 too which didn't give an even colour and I have combination skin, so I need something which I can blend in and add to subtly and which doesn't irritate dry areas of skin either. This is by far the best of its kind that I've tried. It is easy to apply and has a twisty clicker system at the bottom which pushes the concealer product up through the brush bristles at the top. This means you can easily control how much you apply and the brush is nice and smooth on your skin.

                A few months ago Boots had run out so I was forced to buy a L'oreal alternative which was awful even considering it was a good few pounds more expensive. The texture was thick and paint-like and the colour was too bright. The collection 2000 concealer has very natural colours which cover blemishes - of which I have many - and spots as well as dark circles and Rosacea. It's well priced at just under £5 and usually lasts me about 3 months applying is 6/7 days of the week. You won't be disappointed!!

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                21.03.2010 17:03
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                Best Coverage & Cost

                If anyone needs a concealer for dark circles under the eyes then its me! Its something that really bothers me and im aware of, i think i have tried almost every concealer that there is on the market. I have spent £30+ on concealers and tried all the big names.

                I first bought this concealer a couple of years ago, and so far it has been the best one i have found. It comes in an easy twist pen so you don't get any waste and you can just add and use what you need. I find that even when using a couple of times a day one of these concealers will last me quite a lot of months.

                It has the best coverage that i have found yet, it has some mouister so no fines lines appear like with some concealers which just seem to soak into the skin.

                Although this concealer does not cover 100% - its the nearest to 100% that i have ever found, even topping £30+ concealers, and at the price of £5 this is deffently the best concealer around at the moment.

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                10.01.2010 16:49
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                Well worth a try.

                I have used quite a few concealers and I really do think this is outstanding. The applicator is easy to use and dispenses the product in a very economical way which minimises waste. In fact I'm pretty sure mine will go out of date before it runs out! I don't wear make-up every single day and am not a serial toucher- upper but even so I think this product lasts very well.
                The concealer is very light in texture and pats into the area very nicely. I absolutely hate to see very obvious concealer and like most people am happier if it is not apparent at all. I think this concealer makes that perfectly possible. It is also good at minimising the appearance of blemishes as long as it is used sparingly.
                Now to the price, which is amazing at around a fiver. It is tempting to dismiss cosmetics if they appear too cheap. But be assured that I have used much more espensive concealers than this with nowhere near as good results.

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                10.01.2010 13:55
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                Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer

                I usually use the NYC concealer but unfortunately the other day it broke off as I was applying it and it fell down the toilet! So as I was going to town later that day I went on the lookout for a cheap replacement. And that is where this product came in. I found it in Superdrug and it was on offer for about £2 so it was cheap which was everything I was looking for that day! I had no idea if this would be any good or not or whether it would even work but it was a quick spur of the moment purchase so I didnt really concentrate to much on what I was buying.

                Packaging:
                There isnt really anything overly special about the packaging for this concealer but instead of being in a sort of hard lipstick type form like most concealers I had tried up until this point, this one was contained in a click pen and is in liquid form.

                The pen is a natural beige colour and the lettering and lid for it are all silver. It not a tube that looks cheap and dirty but by no means does it scream wealth or glamour. You get what you pay for I suppose.

                The Claim:
                The perfect quick fix. Highlights, conceals and illuminates.
                Contains light diffusing particles for a long lasting finish.

                Now I was really hoping that this would work. Ive been meaning to try out the Touche Eclat for ages now but because I can afford it I needed a stand in concealer!

                Shades:
                This concealer only comes in three different shades.
                Natural (My shade of choice)
                Naked (Lightest)
                Glow (Darkest)

                I would have liked to see a wider range of shades because I know the ones they have wont fit all skin tones. None of them really matched my skin tone but the shade closest to my usual foundation was the one I decided one.

                Using It:
                As this is a click pen all you do to release some of the concealer is to twist the bottom until you see the liquid appear.

                I usually put few dabs under either eye and directly onto any blemish or spot I have that day and then rub in with my fingers and not try and brush in with the pen!

                It rubs in pretty easily its not to thick and it seems to sink in almost immediately.

                The concealer seems to be a lot lighter when you transfer it to your skin, so much so that it almost looked white against my skin tone. I found after i had rubbed it in and applied my foundation over the top you couldn't see the colour difference but it annoyed me all the same.

                The Results:
                I would say the overall results were okay. It did cover my dark circles to a point but I felt that they were still quite noticeable and it didnt really cover spots at all just made them look dried out which in turn made them even more noticeable. I think you get what you pay for with this concealer and it certainly doesnt have the same effects as the more expensive one's that I have personally tried.

                Overall Opinion:
                Actually overall this concealer was pretty poor. The company haven't made a wide range of shades so it is near enough impossible to find one that is even close to your natural skin and even when you think you have the colour is so much lighter when its applied so you would ahve to have near enough white skin for this to match.

                It just did not work well enough on covering my dark circles to make me want to buy this again even if it is on offer because it just isn't that good. I'm going to finish using my tube because I cant afford a new one *sob* but after that I wont be buying a new one and I don't recommend that other people do either.

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                  26.11.2009 21:25
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                  Fantastic, will stick with it

                  I have very dark circles underneath my eyes, which I despise! So I needed a cover up which covered up the circles without looking cakey and obvious.

                  I looked at all the expensive brands thinking that they would be better as my theory WAS at the time 'more expensive the more effective'. However, being a uni student I was foced to instead to go for the cheap alternative. Being around the £4 mark seemed like miles away from the normal price I used to pay. So I gave it a go, thinking that my friends used Collection 2000 frequently.

                  At first, I was frustrated at how difficult it was to turn the top to get any out. It seemed either there was nothing, or the whole pen came out. However, after a while I got used to it, and how many times I had to turn it.

                  After putting it on, and blending it in, I was surprised at how good the coverage actually was. I was impressed by the fact that my dark circles appeared lighter and covered up. It was exactly what i was after, and am still using it

                  Overall, I am very pleased with the effects and am very pleased with the price. A great product.o

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                  For a long-lasting, flawless finish /