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A drugstore concealer that works?

I saw quite a few people on YouTube raving about this as one of the best drugstore concealers and had to give it a try. I love testing out drugstore products and the hit-or-miss feeling associated with them.                                                                                                                     

Even if they are a miss, what's there to lose in a fiver eh?

So I tested Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

I have this obsession with Concealers, especially liquid ones and I don't perceive them as a waste of money, hence a habit of using a lot of them at one time. My favourite is MAC's Select Cover, a back up of which I cannot live without.

As for cheaper ones, I have some nice ones by ELF, Soap & Glory and Miners Cosmetics which work great too but aren't as pigmented hence I reserve them for illuminating/brightening the under-eye area when I don't want full coverage. 

Regarding the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection, it comes in 3 shades only as far as I know. I got the darkest shade available in store namely 'Medium 3'. Now I am used to wearing quite light concealers but those who are not comfortable may be put off by the shade range, considering what I got is the darkest one available!

It is a liquid concealer and has a nice consistency, not to runny neither too thick. It is very pigmented and you only need a dot or two to cover the entire under-eye area and lid space. 

Of course, its not all roses and it does cake up on dry areas as it dries quickly. But that does not bother me one bit as that happens with every concealer I have used till date.

In fact, because this dries quickly just like foundation, it does not slip around the under eye area preventing any smudging, creasing or fading. I find this creases much less than MAC's Select Cover. 

Another plus point is the shade of this particular one. It is yellowy-beige but with a hint of pink-salmon in it. This is why it covers up any blue-purple shadows under the eyes quite cleverly. 

I would not recommend this for covering any other areas on the face as its a little too pink for that and will leave a grey cast. It comes in squeezed with a tonne of product, more than what the tube can hold hence you get full value for the price you pay. 

and now for the shocking before-after...

The concealer may look a bit too fair for me but trust me its the right shade. I have discolouration on the under-eye area and the lids hence the change seems dramatic. Once applied, the concealer matches the rest of the face well. 

Verdict? Go for it! It does what it says and lasts 8 hours plus.

Available at Boots and Superdrug. 

Quick tip: Did you know that the area under the eyes does not produce any oil hence it is essential to hydrate it to keep the skin supple, so that make-up glides on easily. 

Supergirl said...

Wow, it is great product!
Thanks for review;)

Beso_Amour said...

My friend swears by this. I'm using Gosh Touch Up concealer at the moment which is really good but will definitely try this one soon x

tackyblueeyeshadow said...

Will be buying this next time I'm in Boots. Really love the foundations so I will have to try...any excuse lol!

VampiressDoll said...

Wow, I'm going to remember to look out for this, hopefully they will have a shade that suits me. :)

Kaushal said...

I totally wanna try this now that I've seen how good it is :) x

Sharmin said...

Wow This concealer looks Good!! I want to try this now!! x

Roshni said...

Wow great results! Collection 2000 have some pretty good makeup! x

nicoletta said...

this looks great and what a bargain. I do not need any more concealer ( trying to convince myself ) xx

LillianZahra said...

Great review, you can really see how much of a difference the concealer has made - really impressive for a drugstore brand. I've used this in the past but am currently using ELF's Undereye Concealer. I can't believe I ever used to pay £25 for Touche Eclat! x

Nilufar said...

i'll be trying this now that I am to the end of my mac moisture cover....i was looking for something like this...will swatch this and the my face cosmetics one and pick...thanks shifa..xx

Sheefa F said...

@nicoletta - A girl can never have enough ;)

@LilyLipstick - Totally agree! It's unfair such companies charge atrocious amounts isn't it!

@Nilufar - You'll love this one as its got much more coverage than Moisture Cover hun :)

Uma Mageswari Preve said...

Nice... sadly I cant get collection 2000 in Sweden....

Inner Belle said...

its ashame they dont have thisin my colour

MEVISH said...

I didnt really trust drugstore concelars but I might give this one a try thanks for the heads up ;)




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