Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Colour Correcting Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Review

Can we just appreciate the tongue twister of a title that is!
Colour correcting has been hanging around the makeup world for a while, but only recently has it started coming out of its shell. A fair mixture of high end and drugstore brands have been coming out with their own versions of colour correcting and today I thought that I would review the one from Collection.
The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is a cult favourite in the makeup world and so when I heard that they were releasing colour correcting versions, I knew I had to try some. I love the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is a huge favourite of mine and so I was desperate to see whether this formula was anything like it, lets see how I got on.
Collection offered three shades in their colour correcting range, a green, yellow and a purple. Immediately I gravitated towards the green just because I do suffer with unpredictable skin and my cheeks are naturally quite red. I will not go into too much detail, but green counteracts the redness in your skin but each colour does a different thing.

My initial thought on this concealer was that it had a much lighter coverage than the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. The green colour was very pale and muted which I think, didn't make the coverage as effective as it could have been. Saying that, it blended out nicely and foundation and concealer went on smoothly after.
After trying it out some more, I am settled on the fact that it is quite light coverage and light-weight formula. It does counteract the redness on my spots and cheeks but doesn't make them completely invisible. The formula is very creamy and I prefer to blend in out with a sponge. When I apply foundation or concealer over this, it continues to hide the redness and gives my skin a maximum coverage, flawless finish. I have not noticed massively, but this does last underneath my foundation and doesn't budge throughout the day.
I  hope that you can see by the photo, the green is very pale and quite pastel looking, and I think that if it was a more brighter green then it would do a better job at colour correcting but it would also be more of a mission to make sure that the makeup goes on top doesn't let the green show through.
Overall, I would recommend this concealer to a beginner as it is a neutral green that you can't go heavy handed on. The colour will still counteract the redness on your face but it won't be too much, which will make it easier to hide. The formula is super easy to work with and it does last all throughout the day. Obviously the price is a huge plus to this as they are drugstore and most of the time, on offer but I don't think that I will be getting anymore of these. They were not awful to try but they just didn't do anything great for me and it is a step that I could probably skip in my daily routine.

What colour correcting product do you recommend?
Grace xx


  1. I didn't know Collection sold any colour correcting concealers, but this sounds really good. I own a Barry M one, which I absolutely love!x

  2. I'm currently trying out two colour correctors, including the collection on in lemon, but again I found the shade to be too pale to work well :) xx

    Velvet Blush

    1. They all look super pale and white based, I am curious as to how they thought it would work!xx