Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer // Friday Favourites

This favourite is a cult classic and loved by many. Collection is a cheap drugstore brand based in the UK. They have quite a variety of different makeup products, many of which I have heard amazing things about. I have only tried the concealer from the range but I love it and if I lived in the UK I would definitely try other products. It’s really hard having a product that you love and can’t get your hands on easily.

When it comes to concealers I haven’t really tried a lot, the only other concealer I have used is the NARS creamy concealer and honestly the collection is just as good and a much cheaper option! As for shades they only have 4 shades that I am aware of and the 3rd darkest is almost a perfect match for me and I am not very tan at all.  So if you are quite tan or have a darker skin tone this concealer probably isn’t for you.

The shade I use most often and love though is 1- Fair. This is a great shade for highlighting and brightening the face. I usually apply it under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose and on my chin. I will then set it with a translucent powder under my eyes just to ensure it doesn’t crease. I can’t say I have had any problems with blending or creasing. It is a really pigmented and creamy concealer so a lot goes along way. I also like that it has a doe foot applicator because you can get a more precise application especially if you are using it to cover spots.


Overall I think this is a great cheap concealer that definitely gets the job done and I will be using this for years to come. Let me know what your favourite concealers are and any you recommend trying!

xx

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation // Friday Favourites

I thought I might try something different and do a review of a favourite product each Friday (this week it is Saturday, as I came up with the idea very last minute). Each week I will pick a product I have particularly been liking that week or something that I find is just a staple product that I can’t live without.

The first product I have chosen to talk about is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. It’s quite simple really, I love this product. For ages, I just used cheap drugstore foundation like the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which I thought was everything – needless to say there was definitely better foundations out there. As I have gotten older I have started to appreciate the fact that taking care of your skin and using more expensive products does really make a difference.

I had heard so many great things about the foundation and I contemplated getting it for a long time. I even went to get colour matched but I wasn’t happy with the way it looked on my skin (but I concluded that that was because of the way the lady applied it to my face). I went away still unsure as to whether I should buy it or not. One day I just thought you know what I am going to go and get it and apply it how I would at home and hope for the best. So that is what I did and I am so glad I did.

I got the colour 2N1 Desert Beige, which was a perfect match. I applied it like I usually do with foundation. I apply a bit to the back of my hand and blend it out with a damp sponge. The finish it gives is amazing, not too matte and not too shiny. Just a really nice glow! A little also goes a long way so I find that I use much less foundation than I do with others. Might I also add it lasts for such a long time and the coverage is medium/full and easily buildable. I’m not going to lie and say I haven’t slept in it a few times but honestly, when I wake up my skin is still almost flawless (until the next day when I break out because I slept with my makeup on, but that is my wrong doing of course).

Let me know in the comments what your favourite foundation is!

xx