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I suppose like a lot of women, I am always looking for the perfect foundation that stays put and doesn't cost the earth. I tried the Collection Lasting finish foundation because it was only 4.99 and it was in a new formula that means it is supposed to last longer- up to 16 hours. The old formula was also meant to last 16 hours though, so are Collection saying that wasn't all that long lasting really? Improved products are great if they work but it's back to the drawing board on though for me on this one, as it disappears long before 16 hours are up.
This foundation promises all the usual things like a flawless finish and covering up imperfections and has Spf 20 which is good because I don't protect my face from the sun enough and I know I will regret it when I am old and extra wrinkly.
I have the colour ivory which I am really happy with as it doesn't oxidise and go orange on my skin at all and stays exactly the same shade. It is not too pale and ghostly but just evens my skin tone out nicely. It will cover the little imperfection but to be honest it isn't great coverage overall, and I find myself using alot more concealer to cover darker circles. The most annoying thing is that when I have dry patches, the foundation sticks to them and goes all flaky. I would steer clear if you have really dry skin.
It definitely fades in about 6 hours so nowhere near a 16 hour last. The formula is oil free and doesn't make my skin shiny, and it does blend easily and look natural if you don't have the dry patches to make it go on uneven. I wear this if I don't need much coverage but I wouldn't buy it again even though it is cheap as it doesn't last long enough for me.
I did not like this foundation at all. When I initially put it on the colour is fine but after a while it seems to oxidise and turns an orange shade. Even with a primer and powder it does nothing to stop the oil, infact I think this made mine worse. At the end of the day it had all separated on my face and it looks awful.
This can be picked up for around £4-£5 at boots and most supermarkets which is really cheap for a foundation.
It comes in a 30ml bottle which is cylindrical frosted glass, so you can see the colour through the bottle well. It has a pump to release the foundation and a black plastic lid.
The bottle claims it will last up to 16 hours. giving you flawless coverage and minimising imperfections, with breakthrough skin-lock technology. It has SPF 20 protection and is oil free.
The foundation its self is thick and creamy and has a nice consistency when pumped but when you put it on it feels very thick and heavy and does't sink in very well which makes me fee like I am wearing loads of make-up which I don't like doing.
Saying that it does cover really well and could be used as a concealer under the eyes if you find it to heavy to put all over the face.
It does last a reasonably long while, I have never tried getting it to last 16 hours but it does last the day, after a while though I feel like it is making my skin greasy, I don't know if that is my skin but I don't get it with all foundations just heavy ones like this one.
The major down side of this foundation for me is the smell, it basically smells like emulsion paint which isn't very nice when you are rubbing it on your face.
Overall it is an OK foundation, it covers really well, lasts a long time and is very well priced but it is very thick and seems to make my skin oily after a while even though it is oil free, and it smells like paint. I would recommend this as a great back up bottle for emergencies but I definitely would not wear it everyday.
This review will also be on my ciaoo page under shellyjano
i have tried many foundations over the years from budget to the higher end of the market hoping to get that flawless look and feel, although i agree you get what you pay for most of the time this product blends in easily lasts all day without turning my face orange or cakey. i use the lightest shade for my skin type though i wouldn't recommend it for people with very fair skin types as their lightest shade ivory still has a hint of cream in it. the bottle looks basic but i don't care as long as whats inside works.
WHAT IS IT?
Foundation from Collection 2000, I think this brand is now called just Collection but my foundation still says Collection 2000 on the tube.
WHY I AM USING IT
I was sent some tubes of this foundation for a beauty magazine I write for in Italy, I very often receive trial products that I go on to test and review. The shade I picked for myself is Natural Beige and the other shades I asked some of my clients if I could test them on their skin, none of us have liked it very much because it is not a very effective foundation.
WHAT I THINK
I think this foundation is very pleasing to apply because it has got a soft and shiny texture when I squeeze it out of the tube. I only have to use a very little bit and it spreads very easy across my skin. It dries very quick so I have to blend it fast to make sure that I don't get any parts of my face that look badly made up.
I do not think the coverage of Lasting Perfection is very good because it does not cover blemishes or make my skin tone look even. It wears off very quick also and looks very patchy after one hour only. I would not wear it only for my trial period because it makes my skin look in very bad condition and I do not like that because I look after my skin and want to wear make up that makes it look even better but this does not.
I think this foundation makes my skin look dull also, at first I get a glow that I think looks very healthy but then that goes away and I don't like how pale and matt my skin looks. I think my Natural Beige foundation is very light and it does not suit me even though I usually would choose that shade.
A 30ml bottle of Lasting Perfection foundation costs about £8 and that is not value because it is very bad foundation.
1 Dooyoo Star.
I, along with many other women are always on the search for the perfect perfume, perfect hair dye, perfect mascara, perfect skin cream and of course the perfect foundation. I did for several blissful months have a nice big jar of MAC foundation, but that's come to an end and I just cant afford a new one, so I've had the unenviable job of finding a new one. Before the MAC I had the Collection 2000 3-in-1 foundation but I thought I'd try something else, I knew it was going to be a difficult task but blimey!
In the end Collection 2000 and their Lasting Perfection came out the winner of my purse at a reasonable £4.99 . It was there new 'innovation' apparently and I chose to get it in Ivory. It promises 16 hours of flawless coverage, is oil free and has an SPF20.
One of the first thing you will notice is that it has a glass bottle, now glass isn't the cheapest of materials in this day of mass produced plastic, so you would have to wonder what the more expensive companies and their glass bottles are charging for! Now personally I cant say I'm a fan of glass bottles, I am trying to save money so I usually end up cutting plastic tubes open and using the last bit of foundation left. Impossible to do with a glass bottle, but that does seem more environmentally friendly.
The first mistake I made was to pull the top off and think to myself that it looked rather drippy what with the long plastic stick. It turned out that its actually a pump bottle and I'd ended up pulling the lid and the actual pump off. Thankfully I didn't feel so much of an idiot as the person who explained what I'd done had also done the same!
The pump actually work quite well, it doesn't suddenly shoot loads of foundation all over the place, it can be controlled easily. You immediately notice that the foundation is quite thick so you think you only need a little. It doesn't really cover quickly and feels quite thick, by the time you've done one area of your face you'll actually feel like you are putting a face mask on its so thick. After a while though it seems to settle in a little. For some reason using a make up sponge doesn't work very effectively and it's much easier to use fingers. As I said it does seem to settle a little and gives a good even coverage, it's oil free and so is very matt, I do like it like that though, but a dewy look it doesn't give!
It does give 16 hours coverage without any rubbing enough for definite. In fact, it's just hard to shift. Your ordinary facial wipes aren't going to work, it needs an exfoliation to shift this stuff and a fair old rubbing in the creases of your nose. I personally don't use this on my eyelids as its too delicate an area for some hard rubbing.
I do like it, I wouldn't use it on a daily basis though it's far too heavy for that, but for a night out to give perfect coverage I'll will sticking with it for now.
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I love the collection 2000 radiant foundation which I actually picked up from the pound shop a little while back. Unfortunately I haven't managed to find any more and since they don't sell it in boots or such places I was very disappointed. I loved the foundation as it worked brilliant on my combination skin and covered all circles making you look radiant. I decided I would go for a collection 2000 foundation again, I know that it is classed as a lower branded make but the more collection 2000 products I buy I am more and more impressed with quality and price. I managed to pick the lasting perfection foundation up for £4.00.
The product comes in a frosted glass bottle which has the relevant information written in a shiny black. The lid is also shiny black and can be lifted off easily to reveal a shiny black pump action dispenser. This product looks very good and it would certainly stand out from the rest to me including some more expensive designs.
When using the foundation for the first time I had difficulty, I had to pump the bottle for ages before I got any of the product out, however once it has been released, it comes out easy enough after that. The foundation looks a bit runnier than I am used to but it definitely doesn't feel that way once applied to the face. I use about two pumps and rub the foundation into the face; product absorbs and blends super easily creating a nice finish. Once applied the skin feels velvety soft and gorgeous.
The product promises to give a fresh appearance that will last up to 16 hours giving a flawless finish, it is transfer and oil free and contains SPF 20 which is brilliant. The foundation is indeed transfer resistant and you can tell it is oil free as it keeps the oil on the skin at bay all day with its matte feel. The only problem for me is the fact that it only seems to provide a light coverage which is ideal for younger skin but not good at hiding dark circles under the eye area.
Overall the foundation is good for everyday use but I would recommend it for a daytime look that is light.
Of late I was feeling a little down in dumps. I desided today enough was enough so i went to Boot's to buy myself some new make up.
This is Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate wear foundation. SPF20 it is oil free and once applied lasts for sixteen hours. The shade I have chosen is Ivory, as I have fair skin I don't want to look like the tango man lol! It is advisable to shake well before use but i roll it in my hands and shaking can be to harsh. You simply unscrew the lid and there is a wand.
I firstly apply moisturiser to a clean face followed by foundation. Remove the wand from the applicator and put few blobs on your face rub in with your fingers or use a foundation brush. I have found this fantastic to use it doesn't ,make my greasy nose shine it blends in lovely. It is light beige and smells of nothing really. I then use press poweder to finish it followed by blush. It is up to you, you can just use the foundation if you wish. Once applies it lasts the sixteen hours as stated a great buy that i recommend to all you ladies out there who are on a budget.
Available from boots costing £2.99.
I used this foundation once! and once was enough.
My skin type is combination and I have a very oily t-zone, after i wore this to college last week, I noticed a lot of problems.
You can pick one of these up anywhere from 2.99 to 5.99 depending on where you buy it, this will buy you 30ml of this foundation, The bottle is operated with a pump - Which I always find to be very messy when applying with fingers. It promises 16 hour wear (Can't comment as I wiped it off after around 4 hours) SPF 20, which is actually a must have for foundation nowadays (sun-rays can really age your skin). Anti Transfer (Which was correct, It didn't transfer.
When I said the pump made it messy I meant it, way too much liquid comes out and because of the texture this makes it too heavy, I would recommend applying with a brush. The application was quick with the brush (after failing with the fingers) and had no really problems applying this foundation. The smell is typical of a foundation aimed at the older market though (that old talcum powder smell) which was a disappointment.
This foundation is a yellow based, oil free foundation, my pale skin tends to go better with a pinky based foundation, the oil free made it dry out quickly on my skin (although it did look nice on the oily parts of my face) The foundation went orangey and flaky and began to smell worse. It also gave me a few spots after the day of use.
Overall I do believe this foundation may be good for somebody with oily skin, not my combination, the foundation fit so well on my t-zone where my face is the most oily, I do think I should have researched more but now I know this is not the foundation for dry or combination skin.
I first heard about this foundation from a bloger who also has a youtube chanel so I thought I give it a go. It is called the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation. It is said that it lasts up r 16 hours, and that it is oil-free with SPF 20. As I remember the inclusion of a high SPF was what attracted me to this product when I got it from eBay. I have been wearing this every day for the last week. The color seems to be fine, but I find that it doesn't give a very good coverage and somehow makes my skin shiny and dry at the same time after it's been on for 3 or 4 hours. I have tried mixing it with some creme and then put it on but it still doesn't work. I am really disappointed, mainly because I was hoping for it to be better since it comes from Collection 2000.
And the only nice thing that I can say about this is that I like the packaging witch is the heavy glass bottle. The bottle makes it feel like a higher quality product than it actually is, and I think that, despite having combination skin this oil free foundation does not work for me as it seems to make my face dry. Maybe if you have just extremely oily skin it will work for you but it does not for me. Also, after I put it on, after a period of 2-3 hours it turns orange. I didn't like that at all because I went outside looking all good and everything and then looked at mirror to see myself having a line at the corners of my face. I will now have to throw the whole bottle away. Such a shame.
This is the latest addition to my make-up collection. I usually use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, but I wanted to give something else a chance, as I noticed my skin was becoming a little dry. I managed to find this in Boots on special offer, and I think I paid around £3.99 for it, so I thought it was a bit of a bargain. It was certainly one of the cheaper foundations on offer.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this product had an SPF in it, which I thought was a nice addition. It was definitely a factor in me choosing this over another product. I chose the lightest shade which is called Vanilla. It was a really good colour match, not at all orangey, and I found it really easy to blend.
I love applying this foundation. It sits really well on my skin, and is extremely smooth to apply. I noticed that it is not at all cakey, and hasn't made my skin break out. It lasts pretty much all day, and I think it gives a really great result for the price.
I would definitely recommend giving this product a try if you are looking to pick up a bargain.
I never seem to stick to the same brands of makeup especially when it comes to foundations as I never seem to find one that works well enough. I like the maximum coverage and longevity of a foundation product but at the same time I don't want to pay in excess of £15 for it so I tend not to buy the high end brands of foundation and instead shop around in Boots and Bodycare etc and try the different brands in there as the prices seem to be more reasonable.
I first tried Collection 2000 foundation about 2 months ago after finding it in Superdrug. The price originally attracted my attention then as I looked more closely at the product my friend highly recommended the product stating that she'd tried it before and found it to be very effective. The price and the positive recommendation made my mind up for me and I purchased a bottle in high hopes.
The bottle is a porcelain/glass type material so it is quite sturdy, it has a black plastic top with a dispenser. The bottle is quite plain as it is transparent so the colour is just the colour of the foundation inside of the bottle. The text is quite plain but easy to read. It is around 8cm high and contains 30ml of product. It comes with a black plastic lid that stops any of the product from leaking out and ensures that the foundation stays protected also.
I selected the colour 'ivory' as this is most suitable for my skin tone but this foundation does come in a variety of shades. The dispenser on this foundation is a really nifty idea as it means that you don't end up pouring out too much of the product and thus, wasting it. The dispenser gives out just the right amount of product to cover your whole face. The only problem is that when there is only a centimetre or so of product remaining the dispenser does not work as well and I end up having to take the lid off in order to try to get the remaining product out.
The foundation itself is quite thick in substance but I liked this as it ensured the coverage was really good which is what I had hoped for. It isn't sticky at all and it can be worn with or without a powder over the top of it. Two great elements to this foundation is that it has an SPF of 20 and that it is oil free meaning that it doesn't leave your face looking shiny and unnatural.
The product claims to last for 16 hours but I always find myself topping it up especially when I am on a night out etc but this is probably due to my want of a thicker, more full coverage. During the day I don't need to top it up and I am quite happy with the coverage it gives all day as it effectively covers up my blemishes and imperfections.
This product is around £4 from Superdrug so is really good value and seems to last for ages! Highly recommended!
I purchased this foundation for about £5.99 probably a year ago and used to mix it in with my moisturiser. I got it in the colour Ivory (second shade) but unfortunately it did look quite orange in my mirrors at home. But i seem to find this with ALL my foundations in every room and mirror and i have no idea why.
Despite thinking it looked orange, i wore it out anyway and asked some of my friends what they thought and they always said i never looked orange, so i dont know. But anyway back to the actual foundation.
As i said, i used to mix it in with my moisturiser which would thin out the coverage a bit and give more of a glow. But when i started needing more coverage, i'd just use the foundation by itself. The coverage is so flawless i was stunned! After a few uses, i started noticing my skin burning as i took it off with a wipe. I checked my forehead and cheeks and my skin was red, blotchy and very itchy.
I was really annoyed as this meant i could no longer use it even though the coverage was really good!
The texture is quite thick but easily spreadable. I kind of felt like it was suffocating my skin a little but it wasn't a big problem. It claims to last up to 16 hours aswell, which i don't completely agree with but it does last a good amount of time.
I've still got the foundation somewhere and i've been meaning to dig it back up because i've now got a primer that creates a barrier between my skin and makeup. So i'm hoping that that will stop the reaction.
Maybe a little too glowy for some peoples liking. But this foundation is definitely worth trying especially if you like a dewy, youthful look!
I usually go 4 expensive foundations as i have very red skin which can get me down some days. I used to swaer by L'oreal infallable but it cost £10.99 per bottle so when i was a little short for money 1 month i thought i would look for a cheaper alternative. So when I was in boots I saw the collection 2000 on offer for £4.99.
When I tried this foundation I was surprized to find that is was so thick and didnt really feel cheap. It covered all of the redness on my face no problem and didnt rub off onto any of my shirts. 8 hours after application it still looked ok and doesnt nesseccarily need a touch up. I was really impressed with this.
The texture of this foundation was great is was smooth and great to apply. Has no smell. This foundation does not leave you looking plastered but has just the right amount of coverage. I use number 2 which is ivory and is not orange looking it is a perfect tone.
I would definately recommend this !
This foundation retails for about £5.99 so as it seemed a good price thought i would try it. I have skin which often has break outs, this foundations covers and conceals all my blemishes without making my face looking caked. It has no smell also a plus. As this is 16hour wear it needs no re application only a quick touch up from time to time therefore it helped my skin improve dramatically, this is also because it contains no oil, this is what you should look for in foundation if you have problem skin. In the summer my skin is protected also as it contains an SPF 20. This is now the only foundation i wear, and would strongly recommend to everyone!
This is deffinately has
It only seems to transfer if i put clothes on straight after application
My face remained not sun burned all summer
This is brilliant for problem prone skin