Beauty

Review: Collection Conceal and Light Like a Pro

January 18, 2016

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Few weeks back, I wrote a review on the new-ish Blush and Go palette that sells exclusively in Boots- you can read that here for more details. Today I want to talk about my other pick from this collection, which is the ‘Conceal and Light Like a Pro’ palette.

In a similar fashion to the other palettes, it comes in a black lightweight cardboard packaging, which tends to feel quite cheap but at the same times it’s expected considering the very low price of the palette- I got it for sale for £4, and I think full price is around £6.99. The other thing that I noticed with this one: because of the black packaging, it tends to get dirty very quickly and I find myself having to wipe it every time I use it, which can become a bit of a hassle- maybe it’s just me, as I really don’t like grubby makeup and want everything tidy and super clean.


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The other thing that I was slightly disappointed with is that it doesn’t have a mirror, which would have been really useful, but oh well. Moving on to the actual product: it comes with 8 different concealing and correcting shades: on the left side you can find the 4 skintone colours, while on the right side, you have a green, lilac, yellow corrector as well as a brightening, shimmery pink. 

When I saw this, I was quite ecstatic, as I only own one or two  orange correctors and I was excited to be expanding my collection into other colour ranges however I was very disappointed with the actual quality of these. They are very poorly pigmented and simply do not show on the skin the way a corrector/concealer should. At this point I am not sure if it’s my skintone or what, but they all sort of look white on me, especially the correcting shades. I tried to use the green on a broken blood vessel that I have on my cheek and it literally did nothing- and it’s not even THAT red, it’s just a slight discoloration which can mostly be covered by a good medium coverage foundation.

Below you can see the swatches for yourself. They all sort of look the same to me and have a white cast, which means that you couldn’t use these under your eyes, especially if you have any kind of dark circles, as it will make them appear grey.

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However I read one or two reviews of people who have used this and enjoyed it to cover up blemishes so I could not speak about that, as I haven’t tried it like that yet apart from my failed experiment. However, I have to say that I don’t find them to be creamy enough and I think they would end up emphasizing any dryness and would ‘crack’ if you use any powder on top if that makes sense.

Overall, I will keep trying to use this, however compared to other products such as Collection’s own Lasting Perfection concealer as well as other creamy concealers out there, I think I would give this one a miss.

I hope you enjoyed my review and let me know if you’ve used this or any other similar palettes. I look forward to your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

Lots of love,

Claudia

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8 Comments

  • Reply hannah January 18, 2016 at 17:23

    ooh shame it wasnt the best! at least you’ve tried it!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 11:11

      Exactly, I had been staring at it for a while wanting to try it. At least now I got it out of my system ha x

  • Reply Charlotte January 18, 2016 at 17:59

    You should try the MUR corrector palette it’s far better than this one for only a couple of pounds more!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 11:11

      I actually have after and I completely agree-such a massive difference! Thank for the tip though x

  • Reply Jodie January 18, 2016 at 19:56

    I’ve not actually seen this in my local Boots, although after reading this I’ll definitely be giving it a miss, I don’t really like anything that accentuates my dry patches!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 11:10

      Definitely not worth your time or money, lovely. I’d instead recommend the Make Up Revolution one for pretty much the same price and a much better quality. Off to check your blog now x

  • Reply Elena January 19, 2016 at 14:50

    oh its a shame that the shades aren’t pigmented at all. the palette looks great but thats about it i guess.

    loovelle.blogspot.com

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 11:07

      Yes exactly. At least I tried it ha x

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