“ Brand: Perfection / Type: Concealers „
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I've always been quite a fan of Marks and Spencer's make up (but not quite as much as their food!) and was recently sidetracked by their new make up range. They seem to be incredibly good at offering three different price points on their clothing and make up ranges and I've always been quite impressed with their budget make up range in the past. Now the Perfection range is not as cheap as their low budget range (with make up products retailing at around the £3 mark) but it's quite far from their premium priced range (with make up products retailing at around the £15 mark). They wanted to offer great value products for the face, lips and nails without compromising too much on the economical price. The range seems to be priced from around the £5 up to around £12. The range is characterised by its sleek and smart black and white packaging while the more premium products in the range, that are thought to be somewhat top tier products, come in a very modern looking gun metal package. As I'd lost my concealer recently, on a drunken night out when I decided to empty the entire contents of my handbag on the dance floor, I decided to invest in a new one from the Perfection range. The Perfection Colour Match Concealer comes in a small yet sturdy plastic tube which is about four inches in height. The lower half of the tube is clear which allows you to see the colour of the concealer while the top half is actually a screw on lid with an applicator brush attached to it. The brand name and product name are displayed in a black font on the front of the tube giving it quite an expensive and exclusive image. The concealer comes in three different shades; light, medium and dark so there's not a great range to choose from but there never seems to be with concealers. To apply the concealer simply use the applicator brush to dab directly onto the area which requires attention and then blend the concealer in with either the brush or your finger. I tend to use my finger to gain a more even coverage. The concealer is advertised as being "easy to apply and blend for a perfect colour match." Now it's certainly easy to apply, it takes only seconds to apply it and fully blend it in. It gives quite a good coverage, I tend to use it on any blemishes on my face and it does provide an effective level of coverage, possibly not quite as good as some I've used in the past but certainly a good second. I've been quite lucky in that the shape I chose is quite similar to my skin tone so there's not a great deal of colour matching to it, however when my friend borrowed some it didn't blend in or match to her skin colour that brilliantly. It does blend in quite evenly in that it doesn't clog the area or the skin pores and it doesn't look evident on my face. It's also hypoallergenic and having used it for a few weeks now I'm pleased to report that it hasn't dried my skin out at all, as some concealers have in the past. This concealer will set you back £5 for a 5ml tube which definitely isn't bad value and I'd recommend it, if you can get a decent colour match! Thanks for reading.