"Conceals flaws and blemishes for up to 16 hours" on the package
"The ultimate wear concealer promises to conceal flaws, imperfections and blemishes again, for up to 16 hours. This skin perfecting, oil free product is also transfer proof and water resistant for full and long lasting coverage. It provides beautiful, blemish-free skin for every waking hour. " Boots website
Available in four (4) shades: Fair, Dark, Cool Medium and Warm Medium
I know I am totally late on this one but I have been using this concealer for more than a month now and here are my thoughts:
I would say that there is a good variety of light shades to choose from but as with the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation (review - here) the shades available are between fair to medium skin tones only. A few darker shades definitely need to be added to the collection.
The Collection lasting perfection ultimate wear concealer retails for £4.19 which makes it one of the cheapest concealers currently available.
Well the packaging as you can see is nothing fancy, comes with a sponge applicator which for some may not be good but I find it perfect! The good about it, is that you can apply the right amount without having to throw away any excess (like with a tube one), it doesn't dry out as quickly as a pot one would and I think is perfectly hygienic as well!
Ease of use
As mentioned above, application couldn't be easier. What bothers me however is that the concealer dries out quickly and you have to work with it quickly, otherwise it might get cakey. It also needs a lot of blending as I find it more on a creamy side rather than a liquid one! Despite being a creamy consistency, it dries to a more of a matte finish which is definitely a plus for me. It blends perfectly with any foundation and the coverage is definitely buildable.
|Left - One layer of Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation | Right - One layer of Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation and Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer (under the eyes)|
After using the Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation, I had really low hopes for the longevity of the concealer as well. However I was pleasantly surprised as this concealer lasts a good 8-10 hours without any problems. I know 10 hours is not quite the time it claims (16 hours) but is a really great lasting power! Some have complained that it settles in dry patches after a couple of hours but as I don't have overly dry skin I haven't experienced any problems. However if you have dry skin, try adding a moisturizer before applying it and the problem should be solved!
- Great lasting power
- Matte finish
- Amazing coverage
- Comes with a sponge applicator
- Looks natural
- Works good as a highlighter as well
- Not too many shades to choose from
- Can be cakey if not careful
- Need to work quickly and requires a lot of blending
- May settle in dry patches
I would definitely recommend this concealer, it's very affordable and provides amazing coverage. It also works perfectly as a highlighter!
Thanks for reading:)