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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation Review

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation


When you stumble across your holy grail foundation the rest of your make-up just falls into place.
Is Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear the foundation to end all foundations in my opinion?
No but it does have some redeeming features that make it worthy of a review.

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation

For a highstreet offering and a budget product the packaging is not to be sniffed at - a sleek glass pump bottle that does appear to look more costly than £5.99. The style of packaging does have pro's and con's, on the plus side it looks good and it has an inbuilt pump for ease of use and said pump will also reduce both waste and mess. However with glass you do run the risk of it shattering and of course you can not stash it within carry on luggage when it comes to flights.

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation

To the best of my knowledge the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation line contains four shades which is fairly restrictive which in my experience is very typical of Collection. The brand does a few great concealers but the colour choice is never great i.e they don't cater to the very fair or deeper than medium skin tones. I have the third shade in which is Biscuit - I would deem Biscuit to be a yellow toned light medium shade that will suit those around the NC30 in MAC foundation spectrum. Having said that I did find that throughout the course of wear after an hour or so it did oxidize and deepen in shade, that may have been my skin type to blame but I do feel it is note worthy.

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation
As always I have used my mole as a coverage reference point.

The foundation itself is quite thick in texture with a light almost apricot type make-up scent. It is one of those foundations that you have to work quickly into the skin as it sets almost immediately. I found for me the best method of application was a slightly damp flat top kabuki brush but I do warn that by doing so you will alter the foundation finish a little - it becomes more dewy. I would say that Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation offers moderate to high coverage that can be built but in my experience the more you apply the more prone to caking and settling into imperfections and/or dry areas it becomes. It is one of those foundations that feels like it sits on top of your skin no matte how you buffer it into the skin. It feels heavy and uncomfortable on my skin but there is no disputing that it stays put even in the heat and on oily skin without a primer. With lasting power comes a flat matte finish that isn't all that flattering instead I recommend mixing a little with a moisturiser to create your own tinted base - that way you gain a more natural, dewy skin product that offers decent coverage and stays put. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear* £5.99/30ml via Boots - link
* PR Sample sent for consideration of review.


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14 comments:

  1. Me and the Collection concealer are not friends so I'd be a bit wary about trying the foundation. It sounds like it'd actually work pretty well for me as I have super oily skin, but I don't like cakey foundation so I'll probably give it a miss. Thanks for the review!

    Jess xo

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  2. Today's fact was a little bit sombre! Anyway, lovely review, will check it out. Thanks for the review!

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  3. This is on my WL
    http://www.betzysmakeup.com/2013/07/wishlist-with-sheinside.html

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  4. I love the concealer and was really disappointed when I tried this. Is definitely on my list of things not to repurchase. xx

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  5. I haven't personally used this product but a couple of my friends have and they weren't impressed at all! My one friend said exactly what you mentioned, the other didn't mind the feel of it on her skin but said it made her look really "cakey". Shame as the concealer is awesome!

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  6. I've never tried their foundations before!

    Seaside Beauty
    xxx

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  7. I have this and I'm not all that impressed either, it oxidises like crazy on my skin and I end up orange by the end of the day.
    Shame though Collection have had some decent foundations and their concealers are fab
    x

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  8. I've never tried a Collection foundation...not sure I'll be trying this one! x

    http://glitterylove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. After your review of the Collection eyebrow pencil I went out and bought it, and it's fantastic! This foundation sounds like it's not for me though. Thanks for the great reviews :)

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  10. Collection does have some real gems - up until recently I had only tried nail polishes and my beloved Lasting perfection concealer, but now I've also got the eyebrow pencil which I love! It's quite difficult to find good eyebrow pencils for blondes. One day I might have to try the Anastasia range.

    Also - I've just this week started a blog of my own, it would make me so happy if you would stop by and check it out: http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. The price convain to my little purse so I very want tast thhis new brand for me !

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  12. I've tried this foundation and found that after a few hours I looked super oily and the finish was unflattering! xox

    Eliza
    www.beautiufllyshallow.blogspot.com

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