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I use concealer on a daily basis, whether it is to cover up under eye circles or to hide imperfections and to me it is one of the most important steps in my make up so I like to know I have a good concealer on which will not only cover what I'd like it to, but also to last throughout the day. In summer time I often just wear concealer alone without any foundation so it is also essential to me that it has good coverage, yet still must be lightweight on the skin otherwise for me this defeats the point of not using a foundation. The latest concealer that I have tried out is this Collection one, which is mainly due to the fact it is very affordable and it also has a big hype surrounding it in the 'beauty world'.
It also claims to be 16 hour wear, which although I never wear my make up for that long, I was intrigued about as I was really looking for a long lasting concealer. Alongside this it claims to be water resistant and transfer proof.
===~~Price and Availability~~===
As previously mentioned, this concealer is very affordable costing just £4.19. The great thing about this brand is that I also find it is often on offer, whether that be 3 for 2 or buy two products and get one free. Of course if you enough points on your Boots or Superdrug cards then you can also purchase it with these.
Like most Collection items, this is available in the likes of Boots and Superdrug and I have now also seen it being stocked in the likes of a few local pharmacists and have also seen it in a few of the larger Asda stores. Failing to find it in store, it is also available on these shops online retailers.
There isn't a very large shade selection for this range and as far as I am aware there are just four different shades available. These being fair, cool medium, warm medium and dark. I tend to find I alternate between the cool medium and warm medium depending on the time of the year and can sometimes get away with the fair shade to highlight under my eyes. I definitely feel there could be more shades available as I feel they are all aimed at fairly pale skin tones and there isn't really anything on offer for darker skin tones, as even the one named 'dark' is not all that dark and sometimes even I can get away with that one if I have been on holiday.
===~~Applying the concealer~~===
This concealer comes in a small tube with a screw top lid which when unscrewed reveals a sponge application, much like that of a lip gloss. I have used this a few times to apply the concealer and find that it does a good job of dispersing the concealer and does pick up a decent amount, however find that it is almost impossible to blend the concealer in with and tends to just spread it. I also don't really like the idea of applying this over a blemish and then putting the applicator back into the product as then you will be contaminating all of the concealer, so if you wish to apply this over spots/blemishes I would highly recommend popping some of it onto the back of your hand and then go from there with the product.
The concealer has a fairly thick consistency to it and I didn't notice this when applying it and found that to begin with it did feel a little heavy on the skin. Once blended out I found that it did feel a little lighter, though definitely felt noticeable on the skin and did not feel like there was nothing there. I also found that it worked much better when I applied a little and then built up the desired coverage as found this way it felt slightly less heavy.
I used this to apply both to cover any dark circles and to cover blemishes on my skin and found that when doing so it blended out very well and due to the creamy consistency was very easy to do so. I have blended out this concealer with both my fingers and a brush on multiple occasions and found that either do a very good job. Personally, I would actually recommend using your fingers to blend it in as I find this warms up the product a little more which makes it extremely easy to blend in and also find that I am sometimes left with brush strokes when applying it that way due to its thick consistency.
I find that a little goes a really long way, which is most likely due to the thick consistency and therefore often find myself needing way less than originally anticipated. Due to this I find that I only need a few dots of it to cover my whole face on days when I don't want to wear foundation and to me this feels a lot lighter on my skin than wearing a few pumps of foundation. Due to this I can also see it lasting me a very long time.
I have to say I am very impressed with this concealer, especially considering it's price. It really does have very high coverage and for me covers everything I would want it to. When used under the eyes I find that it cancels out any dark or purple tones leaving my eyes looking much more awake. I wouldn't necessarily say it highlights under the eyes as this is not really what this concealer is for, but does do an amazing job to hide any dark circles before applying a highlighter on top. I have found that I can do this and do not find it to look cakey. This being said, I have found that it does crease slightly under the eyes, even when setting it with a powder. This is after a good four hours or so where and doesn't personally bother me, though is worth keeping in mind.
I also find that it conceals imperfections, spots and blemishes just as well and cancels out red tones just as well as it does purple tones. Although I would not say it conceals them to the point to which there is nothing there, it does do a good job at disguising any and the 'stand out' less. The one thing that this concealer covers very well is any scars or dark spots. I find that the thick consistency and the amazing coverage works really well on these problem areas and would say that they are virtually unnoticeable on these problem areas. I would recommend making sure your skin is well moisturised before applying this concealer as I do find it does tend to cling and draw attention to any dry patched on the skin.
The only slightly downside I have found to this concealer is that sometimes the colour can look a little orange, I especially find this when applying warm medium and sometimes find it is not the most natural looking colour. I have also found that these concealers do tend to oxidise a little on the skin and do get a little darker, so again, I would keep this in mind when selecting a shade.
This does last an extremely long time on the skin and other than the slight creasing under my eyes, I do not find myself needing to touch it up at all. I am unaware as to whether it in fact last 16 hours as I never wear my make up for that long, the longest I have makeup on for is around ten hours and find that it fairs up very well in that time. Despite its thick consistency I do not find it to be too heavy on my skin and actually find that it sits comfortably on my skin, though this is not to say that I do not notice it being there. I find that is can sometimes become a little bit oily looking after around 8 hours of wear, especially in the summer months, though find this is quickly fixed with a little powder or some blotting paper. I would not say that it is completely transfer proof, but I find this with most make up products anyway and have found it to withstand water well up to a certain degree.
Overall, I have been very impressed with this make up item and would definitely recommend it. It is not without its faults, as most make up items are, such as the fact it can sometimes look a little orangey and the fact a larger shade selection is definitely needed. I really like the high coverage of this concealer as it really does conceal everything I would want it to, it would be nicer if it was a little less thick in consistency, though again this is just me being picky. Due to the price I cannot really fault it and can definitely see myself going back to this concealer countless times as it is a new staple in my make up bag.
Just a little side note- the writing on the tube rubs off extremely easily and this can often leave it looking messy and a little grubby so if you are one of those people who like their make up items in pristine condition or for them to look neat and tidy then this may not be the one for you!
With the price of this concealer, I thought I may as well give it a go as I wouldn't be losing out much if it wasn't great. However, I was really impressed. The shade "fair" is the perfect match for my whiter than white skin tone. It's extremely creamy and goes on without looking heavy, or creasing. I find I can use this under my eyes, to cover blemishes and it works on the redness around my nose. If I didn't know any different, I'd think this was a more higher end concealer. It's fantastic value for money! It isn't as long lasting as it promises, but I find I only need to touch it up once during the day if I have a really bad blemish. I'm so glad I tried this, it's worth every penny!
After absolutely slating Collection's Big Fake Mascara in a previous review, I felt it only fair to write another review on a Collection product. This time on one that I love rather than hate! This product that I love comes in the form of a concealer - Lasting Perfection concealer to be specific. If you suffer from dark circles under your eyes or spots and blemishes, you will understand how important it is to find an effective concealer that really works. For me, this is it!
This concealer is available in both Superdrug and Boots for £4.19 and can often be bought as part of an offer with other beauty products. It is available in four shades, which isn't many considering the vast array of skin shades people have! Personally when buying a concealer to hide for my dark circles, I tend to go for one shade lighter than my skin as it brightens them up, cancelling out the darkness.
The concealer comes in the form of a plastic tube with a black lid and wand applicator. I like the applicator as once you are nearing the end you can twist and turn it to try and get as much product out of it as possible. It also means you can apply the concealer straight onto the face rather than using your fingers. The packaging is a little cheap as the writing on the tube does tend to rub off, but seeing as it is a budget product anyway, I can forgive this.
I apply this concealer straight on to the skin and blend it in using my Real Techniques concealer brush and this method works really well for me. The consistency is creamy but not too heavy and certainly not cakey. It blends into the skin really well and conceals blemishes and dark circles leaving your complexion looking flawless. I would say the coverage of this concealer is medium to full and for me personally, I'd say it lasts perfectly for a good 8 hours without needing a touch up. I'm very doubtful it could last 16 hours as it claims. However, it stays put for a decent amount of time, doesn't crack and doesn't turn oily as some concealers do. What more could you want?
As a fan of both high end and high street make up, I am so impressed with this concealer and it is something that I always have and have done for a long time now. I've seen lots of rave reviews about this on beauty blogs and have to say I really do think it's worth the hype, especially for the absolute bargain price £4.19!
I would definitely recommend it and as I forgive it's very tiny flaws I'm going to award it five dooyoo stars! Well done Collection, this is a must have!
I have tried many concealers in my quest to find the perfect colour, coverage and wear and now I believe I have found 'the one'. The Collection 2000 lasting perfection ultimate wear concealer ticks all of the right boxes for me.
The concealer comes in a lip gloss style tube with an applicator wand in the lid. I like this design of packaging as it means you use what you need and it avoids waste which is the problem that I have found with some concealers in the past. I also like the fact that I can brush a small amount on to my hand and apply it with my fingers rather than direct from the sponge, as if I am applying to a blemish I do not like the idea of bacteria living on the applicator.
This concealer is currently available in 4 shades. I have quite pale skin so use the shade 'Light 2'. I have found that the colour blends perfectly with my skin tone and with my foundation, it is barely noticeable where I am wearing the concealer if at all. I think that although there is not a wide range of shades available most people will find a shade that suits them.
When applying to the skin the concealer feels really creamy but light. As I previously mentioned it is easy to apply and blend and covers any marks and blemishes with ease. One major problem that I have had with concealers in the past is that they tend to crack throughout the day especially if I am using it to cover a blemish. The longevity of this concealer is fantastic and lasts all day with no problems. On the tube it claims to last up to 16 hours. I have not worn it for this long but can certainly vouch for it lasting a good 12 hours.
When applied onto a blemish the concealer does not look at all oily and does not irritate the blemish further.
This is also a great under eye concealer and is the product I reach for most on the mornings when I have to get up early for work. My under eye circles vanish!
You can buy this product online or in stores such as Boots and Superdrug for £4.19, I think that this is an absolute bargain. Especially when you consider the price of other concealers from brands such as Yves St Laurent.
I have to give this product 5 out of 5 stars.
***Why I want the product?***
If I had to have one item in my makeup bag it would defiantly have to be concealer. I love trying new concealers of different brands but I do tend to stay away from the more cheaper brands as I feel for me they do not work well and one of them was the brand I am reviewing now.
Although a cheaper brand I heard about this particular concealer from a lot of beauty bloggers and those who do videos on YouTube. They all rave about this concealer and surprisely it is from Collection.
***About this concealer***
Collection 2000 is a brand that gives women the confidence to experiment with colour without the price tag. Collection allows you to have fun with fashion your own way with a range of products and shades that will suite everyone.
***About the concealer***
Lasting Perfection Concealer comes in four shades that includes, fair, light, medium and deep. This concealer conceals flaws imperfections and blemishes for up to 16 hours. It is transfer proof and water resistant complete for a full and long coverage. It is shine free and oil free.
Lasting Perfection Concealer comes in a small rectangle tube with I would say 10ml of product inside (unfortunately it is not stated how much product there is. I purchased my concealer in Fair 1, which seems light in the wand and yellow toned, which is a great plus for me. The writing is in black but rubs off after a period of time.
***Using the concealer***
As a cheaper brand of concealer and unscrewing off the shiny black lid I am surprised to see how creamy the concealer looks and not as runny as I first thought it would be. Fair is a great light shade that is not deceiving where you think you are getting a fair concealer but it is actually darker than you wanted, which I get a lot with cheaper or drug store brands.
I use liquid concealer for my under eye area as that area for me gets so dry, redness around my nose and chin area and the occasional spot where not a lot of coverage is required.
With any concealers that come with a wand applicator I always use my own brush to apply the product, the first swipe of the concealer under my eyes sees the concealer is very opaque with a yellow undertone that can help to conceal any redness and matches my skin tone. Once I patted it gently into my skin with either my fingers or using my Beauty Blender the concealer blends so smoothly and sinks into the skin that looks flawless and does not look like I have concealer on I find that blends so nice. The tone really brightens my under eye area and although opaque I sometimes need an extra layer or on a good day I can get away with one layer.
With all liquid concealers or products I need to set it with a powder to make it last all day otherwise it will slip and slide all over the place through the day. Once set with a fine powder the concealer does not cake up or look heavy. Just really natural looking concealer that is great for those no makeup look days.
With redness on my face such as around my nose, tops of my cheeks where redness can occur and my chin, again this concealer is perfect for there as it coveres redness beautifully without looking like I have a mask on. I tend not to use foundation if I can get away with it so light concealer under my eyes, on red patches and maybe some spots if I have any is all I need to feel confident to walk out of the door and this concealer helps me with that. With spots I find a few light layers works best instead of dotting product onto the area and patting it in and although it brightens the under eye area it does not do the same to spots or blemishes. It has never been drying on my skin and does not go patchy through the day.
Since I got this product it has been my to go concealer, I use it alone under my eyes and face but I also mix it in with a solid concealer for those extra imperfections that I want covering all day.
For a cheaper brand product to say it can last 16 hours is a very big claim to make. My makeup is usually on from 8am until around 7pm or longer which is a long time itself but I do find the lasting power to be pretty good considering. With my eye area if I have set it with enough powder I find Lasting Perfection can last all day and there is no need to touch up but on areas on my face that can be rubbed with clothing it comes off easily and not within Collection transfer resistant claim I have also found Lasting Perfection not to be waterproof via testing on my hand but is fine if your caught in a down pour.
***Price and availability***
You can purchase this from retail stores such as Boots.com, Superdrug.com and other retail stores for £3.99.
***What do I think about it?***
For a cheap concealer Lasting Perfection is known to be a great concealer in the beauty community and with good reason, it is a great concealer for those on budgets or want a decent concealer without the price tag.
It can settle into fine lines if you do not set it with powder and I find the transfer resistant claim not to be true.
Shade fair for me is a great light shade with yellow undertones with great coverage; it has never broken me out or caused any irritation. It has been a definite staple in my makeup bag and I am sure it will be for a long time.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product already, as it is one of my favourites! I've used this product for years: I started using it during my college days when I had neither the inclination nor the budget to purchase more expensive makeup, and I still buy it now even though I love higher-end brands like Benefit and Lancome. Collection 2000 has now been renamed Collection - I suspect the Millennium seems rather dated now it's 2013 - but the product is still as good as ever.
The concealer is available in three shades. Though I have incredibly pale skin, I find the lightest shade, Fair, is suitable for me. The base of the tube is clear, so you can see how much product you have left. The lid, and the brand name printed on the tube, is black.
It is claimed that the product conceals flaws and blemishes for up to 16 hours - in practical terms this suggests that you shouldn't need to reapply at all during the day (unless you go out clubbing until 3am straight from work!). It is also transfer-resistant. The applicator is a small sponge one similar to those used in other liquid concealers and lip glosses. This makes it easier to dot the product onto the small areas required, and to be careful about how much you use (only a tiny amount is needed).
The Collection brand is widely available from Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets. It's really well priced too - this product is only £4.19 which is excellent value, and there are often offers on the products which is even better. I highly recommend this concealer, and I can't imagine that I'll ever stop using it
I'm not a big fan of the make up brand Collection as products I have tried in the past have never been that great and I personally think they are for young girls to start using so they can get used to make up. However after hearing every youtube beauty blogger mention how good this concealer is I thought I should give it a go as my usual Benefit Boi-ing concealer was running low and being a poor student wouldn't be able to get a new one as they are £16 a pot!
The concealer cost £4.19 and even better I was able to buy the concealer with points off my Boots card so it was basically free, Collection also had an offer on that meant you would get a free nail polish if you spent over £4 (I picked a metallic silver which turned out to be pretty decent too!).
My first thoughts on the concealer was that it was simple packaging, not too cheap looking with an easy to use sponge applicator. The lid is black and the rest is clear so you can see the product inside which I like. I chose the lightest shade which is 01 Fair as I am quite pale. I have found this is a little light for my skin at the moment but I think this is because I managed to get a slight tan over the Summer and it will be gone in a few weeks ready for winter anyway.
My first time using the concealer I didn't like it, the consistency of the product was very thick and blending it in took ages because of this plus. I ended up taking it off as it looked cakey and heavy on my face. However I tried a few more times and I found I just have to be very careful with how much I apply as a small bit goes an extremely long way. I mainly use this on small blemishes and around my nose to hide any redness and also under my eyes as it helps hide the purple colour. I don't use this concealer on larger or more noticeable blemishes as for me these tend to be the dryer areas of my skin and the concealer does not blend well on dry skin and just draws more attention to them.
Overall I think this concealer is good but not amazing. I will continue to use it as it is great at helping hide the bags under my eyes and covering redness but not at all for blemishes which is the main reason I bought it.
I've never really been a big fan of concealer, I just can't seem to find one that I don't feel makes my imperfections more obvious, but I really hate the dark circles under my eyes so I'm always trying different things to minimise them. I bought this concealer after seeing it being raved about on nearly every beauty blog going as the best concealer out there for pale girlies such as myself. I picked it up for £4.19 in Boots, but I'm pretty sure I've seen it cheaper before.
The packaging is plain, simple and functional - just what I would expect from a cheap product like this. It comes in a tube with a wand like a lip gloss, and the tube is clear so you can see the concealer inside and easily tell when it's running out. The wand has a sponge applicator to apply it directly to the skin, and I use it by just fanning it on with the applicator then blending with a finger.
I have the lightest shade and I was shocked to find that it is actually a little bit too light for my skin, as I normally really struggle to find a concealer light enough. The concealer has a mid consistency with a creamy texture that is easy to blend by simply dabbing it in with a finger. It feels light on my skin and doesn't feel pore clogging.
Sadly, I didn't find this concealer worked for me at all. Firstly it simply didn't conceal my dark circles at all. Secondly, it sits in the creases under my eyes and in my pores, making them more obvious, the opposite of what I want a concealer to do. Thirdly, it doesn't last well without creasing, rubbing or sweating off. I really honestly and truly cannot understand how this product gets such great reviews, it simply doesn't do anything for me.
As you can tell I'm really not impressed with this concealer, and I definitely won't be buying it again!
After experimenting with a whole plethora of concealers, I've finally settled with this one and now buy it regularly. It's the one piece of makeup I know I can always count on and will not buy a different brand. I remember my friends raving about this in high school, showing off their perfect skin and exclaiming that it was this product doing the magic, with no foundation required! I instantly knew I had to try this. The concealer is currently £4.19 from Boots. There are four shades available which are 'Fair', 'Light', 'Medium' and 'Deep'. I use 'Fair' because I'm pale. The concealer claims to provide a full coverage for 16 hours.
The product is best applied to a face that has been well moisturised. Concealers tend to cling to any bits of dry or flaky skin. I do use a foundation before applying the concealer as well. The wand applicator is easy to use. I just dab it on any pimples, redness or under-eye circles and press with my finger to blend. It blends with the rest of the skin well.
Once applied, it looks like I'm not wearing concealer. My acne and scarring is pretty much covered and it makes my skin look flawless. There is no mark where the concealer is and it matches with the rest of my foundation.
One downside I've found is that it will settle into any small fine lines as this happened under my eyes, so I limit the useage there. If you are just using it to cover pimples, you won't have this problem. Although the lightest shade matches me perfectly, there are still only four shades so I doubt that there is a match for every skin tone out there.
I would recommend this concealer to anyone looking for a full coverage. I won't be trying a new one anytime soon as it covers all my imperfections without a trace.
This product has been lauded with affection by many a beauty blogger for its ability to effectively conceal whilst being a highly affordable option. I always take the beauty blogging hype with a pinch of salt so I wasn't in any rush to try it out but everyone else seemed to as every time I went to check in Boots/Superdrug it was always sold out! Eventually when I was just browsing I saw one and immediately bought it as who knew next when I would get the chance! I purchased fair which is the lightest colour.
When it comes to concealer just like foundation what matters most is the colour match to the wearers skin. I am very pale and I can discount most concealers without swatching them such is their orangeness in the tube! This surprised me as not only is it very light in terms of colour it is also very neutral in terms of tone - it is neither too warm nor too cool.
The concealer itself is very creamy in texture and opaque in coverage. As I use this to cover up any blemishes it is essential that the concealer can cover red irritated areas. This product does that with ease and I have often been complimented on my clear skin!? This product really does conceal if it makes people unable to see my blemishes!
In terms of application this concealer comes with a wand enabling precise application. I tend to dab it on any areas which are in need of some coverage and then blend out with my fingers. I think the attribute that really sets apart this concealer is that despite its high coverage it still manages to look natural. In terms of staying power I have found that It does last all day and I don't need to reapply it. In fact Collection 2000 state that this concealer has 16 hour wear - perfect for getting you from day to night! Throughout the day this concealer looks like it did when you first applied it - it doesn't oxidise and tint your foundation a different colour which I have found with other concealers.
In addition considering that I use this product every day I thought I would be using up one of these a month but I have found they tend to last three months at a time.
I have already re-purchased this product and I will continue to do so. At £4.19 you are really getting a bargain considering the benefits of the product. Due to the darkness of drugstore concealers I have in the past had to resort to high end ones - none of them compare to this product!
I'd heard a lot about this product on youtube and considering the price I thought I may aswell try it to see what all the fuss was about.
Collection were previously known as 'Collection 2000' and there products are available in both Boots and Superdrugs. They are a high street/drug store brand and to be honest this is the only product of theres I've tried!
* Lasting Perfection Concealer will take you from dawn to dusk and back again, with no need for reapplication
* The ultimate wear concealer promises to conceal flaws, imperfections and blemishes again, for up to 16 hours
* This skin perfecting, oil free product is also transfer proof and water resistant for full and long lasting coverage. It provides beautiful, blemish-free skin for every waking hour
I use concealer on both blemishes and dark circle underneath my eyes. I've tried a lot of different concealers from both drug store and high end brands and have to say this is one of the best I've tried.
The product is easy to apply and blends perfectly with all the different foundations I've used it with. The coverage is amazing! It literally covers everything! It dries to a matte finish which stays put all day and I love the fact it's oil-free, just what you need to cover those big, shiny spots.
I've tried blending it with a concealer brush but I find it easier to use my finger. The texture of the product is fairly thick and a little goes a long way.
The concealer is available in 4 shades:
The product comes in a clear, plastic tube with a wand applicator. This makes the product very easy to apply.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
This is the best part! The price is just £4.19 which is fantastic for such an amazing concealer and they literally last for months!
I've been using this for quite awhile now and have never looked back. I wouldn't bother trying any other concealers this one is perfect for me and excellent value for money.
..::Why I Bought The Product::..
I am a beauty blogger myself and I love to try out new products whenever one catches my eye. Before using this concealer I would use the MAC studio concealer which was good but slightly too orange for me - even though it was the palest shade. I had heard many good things about this when looking through my bloglovin and decided to give it a go myself.
..::Pricing & Where To Buy::..
The last perfection concealer can be purchased at Boots for around £4.19. This is a fairly good price for a concealer, especially as it lasts so long.
As this is a liquid concealer, it is packaged in a lip gloss type of container. When unscrewing the top, you can dab it onto any blemishes or dark circles straight from the applicator. It is available in 4 different shades; fair, light, medium and deep.
This is by far my favourite concealer on the market - it is a plus that it is a drugstore brand and is therefore not very expensive. It gives a lot of coverage when applied and lasts throughout the day. The product itself lasts a long time as well. I purchased one just before christmas (6 months ago) and it is still not showing any signs of running out anytime soon. Because I didn't know this, and I loved it when first trying, I actually went out and bought 3 more to stock up incase I couldn't get hold of them again. That is one of the main issues really, although Boots do stock them, it can be a little hard to get hold of it in the shade 'light' as it is obviously very popular.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who uses concealer in their makeup routine.
This is a concealing product provided by make up company "Collection" formally known as "Collection 2000". The concealer claims to provide 16 hours of coverage and is available in 4 shades; fair, light, medium and deep. I never used to wear concealer but began to realise that it can really help with the under eye area and my face looks instantly refreshed when just wearing concealer without foundation. I saw this product being raved about on several online blogs and so decided to purchase it and give it a go, this was at least a year ago and I've been using the product ever since.
The packaging consists of a tube about 3-4 inches in length and about half an inch in diameter. The tube itself is see through plastic and the lid is plain black. Being see through, you can see the amount of product within the bottle at any given time. The front of the bottle states the product name and on the back it suggests to "shake well before use" and says that the product "conceals flaws and blemishes for up to 16 hours. Transfer resistant". You unscrew the black lid to reach the product which is applied via a small angled fluffy sponge.
You can purchase this product from Superdrug for £4.19 at the moment.
This for me is by far the best product that "Collection" have on offer. As somebody who often has to bargain buy when it comes to make up I've tried a lot of Collection's products and have sometimes been disappointed however this product is an absolute winner. I own the concealer in the "Light" shade and it perfectly matches my skin, if you consider yourself a very pale girl the "fair" option will be perfect because I've not seen many concealers offered in such a light shade.
The concealer is of a good consistency and I tend to sweep a little under my eyes each morning and then tap with my finger tips until the product is blended in. I also apply the product to blemishes when they occur. The product blends very well and completely covers dark circles and blemishes. I can often wear the concealer on it's own without foundation because it's coverage is that good, it gives your face a fresh look and unless you are up close you would have no idea you were wearing the product.
The product is also a very good price for the performance it gives. I purchased Rimmel's wake me up concealer recently as part of a deal which is usually a lot more expensive and this cheaper concealer from Collection out performs it by a mile.
It's claim to be a 16 hour wear product is a truthful one in my opinion. I've worn this concealer on really hot days and have worn it for really long days too, nights out, you name it and it's never let me down. It's a real staple product in my beauty collection.
If you haven't tried this product yet please do, it really is fantastic and I would recommend to anybody that isn't happy with their day to day skin, especially people that suffer from dark circles. Must have product!
I have relatively clear skin but often suffer from dark circles so a good concealer is a must for me. I tried Collection 2000 a couple of years ago as I was after a cheap concealer which would offer light coverage.
Lasting Perfection Concealer comes in a tube with an applicator attached to the lid. I find it a bit messy to use the application straight on my face (under my eyes) so I dab some on the back of my hand using the application and then apply using my fingers to get better coverage. I use Lasting Perfection on its own during the week for work or with a heavier concealer such as Benefit Erase Paste in the evenings.
Coverage and colour:
I particularly like the texture of Lasting Perfection Concealer as it's just thick enough to provide good coverage without looking especially thick. I'm prone to dry spots on my face so I apply a little Vaseline to my face before using this to get even coverage.
The 'medium' shade is perfect for my skin which is a very light olive colour. I find though that the colour blends well into the skin even when just used in small areas of the face.
The one downside of this concealer is that the coverage doesn't seem to last all that long. If using during the day, I would need to reapply at lunch time and again in the evenings in order to keep my dark circles covered. I therefore mix with a heavier concealer if I'm going out in the evenings.
Overall, this is a great light coverage concealer and certainly the best I've used at this price (£4.19 Boots). However, I wouldn't say it's 'lasting' perfection.
~ Why I Bought It ~
I bought this mainly because it was quite cheap to be honest! I do have a more expensive concealer but I prefer to use that one when I am making a real effort and want my skin to look flawless. I use this cheap and cheerful one on a day to day basis for my rather plain everyday make-up look. I use it under my eyes and on any spots or blemishes.
~ Price ~
I have had this concealer for several months now so I can't remember exactly how much I paid but I remember it being extremely cheap. The current retail price is around £4.20 so this is a very affordable concealer.
~ My Opinion ~
When it comes to concealer I usually prefer the ones which have a more solid consistency (the waxy sort of consistency) so I wasn't too sure about this one at first as it is a liquid concealer. Because it was so cheap though I thought it'd be worth a try and I've been using it pretty much everyday since - I'm really impressed.
I have it in shade 'light' which is the second to palest shade and it is available in 3 other shades too. The concealer comes in a plastic tube with a black screw off lid and the lid has a wand attached to it and the wand has a foam applicator attached to the end of it which reminds me a little of the kind of packaging that lip glosses come in.
I use the applicator to apply a few dots of the concealer under my eyes and on any spots and I then use a separate brush to blend it as the applicator doesn't blend it well at all, it just drags it along the skin so the finish is not even at all. I sometimes use my fingers to blend it and this works pretty much just as well as a brush.
The consistency of the concealer is really light but not runny and it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. It doesn't cake and I don't need that much to get good coverage. The circles under my eyes have a really unappealing blue tinge and this concealer manages to completely mask that with just a couple of coats and my eyes are instantly brightened up and my skin tone looks instantly better and more even.
It also masks the redness of spots really well without me needing to slather loads of it on and it dries really quickly. The lasting power is really good too - I can wear it all day without it going patchy and it is easy to remove. The only downside is that it does look a little 'shiny' so I find that a light dusting of powder is essential for a more natural finish.
The concealer has never broken me out or irritated my sports further either which is definitely an important thing to mention as I do find that some cheap concealers etc tend to break me of as they can sometimes be really chemical heavy. It is oil free so if you have greasy skin it won't make your skin feel greasier and it is also water resistant.
~ All in All ~
A cheap concealer which provides good, long lasting coverage. It can look shiny in certain lighting but I find that a little powder over the top soon sorts this out! I am going to give the concealer four out of five stars and I recommend it.