A Budget Concealer for Fair Skin
This post is brought to you by my complete inability to place a Superdrug order without randomly adding something I don’t really need to the basket.
I mean, I was really just there to stock up on their Colour Effects Conditioner. My regular concealer is still going strong, and I’m still perfectly happy with it: mind you, my regular concealer is also still £20 per tub, and I’ve heard so many rave reviews of Collection’s Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer* that I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a go, would it?
(*Aside: Why do beauty products always have such Long Long Very Very Long Ultimately Perfectly Long names? I’ve always wondered…)
This is just £4.19 per tube, and the main reason I wanted to try it was that I’d read that the palest shade ‘Fair’ was, indeed, ‘fair’, and not, say, “orange”, like many other so-called pale concealers turn out to be. IS it as pale as those other reviews suggested, though? In a word: YES.
It’s pale. Like, easily as pale as my usual Bobbi Brown concealer, so pretty much the perfect colour, as far as I’m concerned.
Unlike my Bobbi Brown concealer, this is a liquid-based concealer rather than a cream one, so I was worried that the coverage wouldn’t be thick enough for me, especially under the eyes. I needn’t have worried, though, because the coverage is pretty impressive, and I’m actually finding the liquid formula a nice change: it’s slightly more natural than the cream version I’ve been using, which makes it a good choice for summer, when I tend to prefer lighter coverage anyway.
My one issue with this – and it’s a small one – is that it dries fairly quickly, which means you have to blend it in right away, but other than that, I’m definitely a fan, and although I do feel a bit like I’m cheating on Bobbi B, I’m tempted to make it a permanent arrangement, because why pay £20, when you can pay £5? Exactly.
I mostly use this under the eyes, but I’ve used it on blemishes, and the coverage is thick enough to cover them, but not so thick that it’ll crease around the eyes and make me look like I fell into my makeup bag. As for the “16 hours wear” claim on the tube – honestly, I couldn’t tell you EXACTLY how many hours wear I get out of it (Because who has the patience to time their concealer use, seriously?), but I put it on in the morning, and it’s still there when I go to bed at night, so that’s good enough for me. I kinda feel like I should have more to say about this, but then again, I guess the fact that there’s not much more to say about it is a good thing in itself really: I mean, it’s a concealer. It conceals. It does a good job of it. If there’s anything else you want to know, speak up: if not, go buy yourself some here…