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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