Tuesday, 4 September 2012

New Makeup Bag Staple: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

After seeing Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer raved about in many a blog post and then my friend saying how good it was, I thought I must try this!

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer retails at £4.19 and is available in four shades; Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. I am uber pale and after swatching found that Fair best suited my skin tone. 

The blurb:

"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 am so, so impressed with this concealer! The formula is quite thick but still creamy, which means a little goes a very long way and so this tube will last absolutely ages. The coverage is also fantastic - it is amazing on dark circles (comparison pics below) and imperfections. I've used it quite sparingly on my face as it contains talc, which can clog pores, but so far it hasn't caused me to break out and hasn't made existing spots any worse. I usually use my Witch Anti-Blemish Liquid Concealer on spots anyway. I wouldn't say it lasts 16 hours, but it does last very well through an 8 hour working day and doesn't go cakey.


 Left: Without concealer / Right: With concealer

The negatives of this product for me are that the writing on the tube wears off really quickly (as you can see from the earlier photo), and that with the stick applicator you don't always get the same amount of product on the stick each time you use it. There are also only four shades to choose from, though this is actually better than some concealers out there!

The Verdict
I absolutely LOVE it! I would even go as far as saying I prefer it to my Clinique Airbrush Concealer. It is now a staple in my makeup bag, I couldn't be without it! I recently included this in My Current Top 5 Makeup Products Under £5.00 post. I would recommend spending some of your pounds and pennies to give this a try. Although the shade range isn't great, hopefully there's one to suit you.

To view this product on the Boots website, click here

Have you tried Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer? What's your current favourite concealer?

Beauty Bird xx
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24 comments

  1. I must be the only person that hasn't tried this! It annoys me how easily Collection packaging rubs off :( makes it look awful >.<

    Great post lovely :) the pictures are really helpful :)

    x x x

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    1. Thank you :-)
      I thought I was the only one that hadn't tried this before I bought it! It really does live up to the hype though! x

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  2. Im dying to try this concealer. I put it on my wish list in a swap Im doing right now with a lovely UK Blogger (Im Canadian)..Fingers crossed:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Good choice! :-) I think a swap is such an amazing idea! Would love to do one at some point x

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  3. I adore this product, its so creamy and blends so perfectly under eyes. Like you I want to get the fair shade for my eye area just to make that area look brighter and more awake.

    Great post! x

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    1. Thank you :-)
      It definitely makes me look more awake, I use Benefit That Gal underneath for extra brightening power! x

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  4. I just purchased Dior's Nude Concealer it as fab as your one looks i'm starting to wish I hadn't paid as much for mine . Thinking i should look out for more reviews like these :-) Lx

    laurziemack.blogspot.com

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    1. I used Clinique Airbrush Concealer before this but I really do think Collection's one is better! x

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  5. I really rate Collection 2000 stuff - this is on my wishlist! x

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    1. I really want to try their lip puff next! x

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  6. I really love this too! I'd heard so much about it on blogs/youtube and I just couldn't believe that something so cheap could be that good, but it's honestly the best I've tried! xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Completely agree, although it was raved about I still didn't expect to love it so much! X

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  7. I really love this product too :) xx

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  8. I absolutely love this! It's great for paler skinned girls I find :) The packaging does get super shabby though :(

    www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. I'm so pale and fair is the perfect shade for me! It's pretty much completely rubbed off now :-( x

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  9. I love this, one of my all time favourite budget buys too! :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Your blog was one of the ones I saw it on before I bought it :-) x

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  10. Good review! Looks perfect for your skin tone.

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  11. wow that concealer looks like he's doing his job very good!!! I'm Eli a bew follower and I will appreciate if you came to visit my in my blog ^_^ xoxo eli

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