Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Review: L'Oreal and Collection 2000 Concealer

L'Oreal True Match Concealer in Vanilla and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light

Hey guys, I'm reviewing two products for you today as I feel like lately I've been only doing bad reviews so I thought I'd throw in a good product in this review to cheer it up a bit! So firstly, L'Oreal true match concealer, this one I brought first on a trip to my local supermarket. I got it because I was bored of using my current concealer, benefit erase paste, as I like change and like to swap my beauty products around every now and then I thought I should get a new one. I saw this one and decided to get it as L'Oreal has always pleased me, I've never had any shocker products from there before.

The other one I got was Collection 200 Lasting Perfection Concealer which I brought after the L'Oreal one. I got this one from superdrug and chose it because I've heard so many people rave over this so  I was really excited to try it out. I have never really tried much Collect 2000 products before so wasn't expecting much but thought I would give it a go.

I'll start with the L'Oreal one, this was literally the worst concealer I have ever tried. I was really disappointed with L'Oreal and will now buy their products with caution. It has a very watery consistency and when applied it just dissolves into your skin not covering anything up. On the bottle it says 'skin tone matching correcting concealer' which basically means if the colour is slightly off your actually skin colour then it will adjust it's self to suit you. If by saying this they mean it just disappears into your skin and doesn't do anything then yes it does that very well. Also the colour range is really bad for this because when buying a concealer you want it to be quite pinky as your skin isn't actually completely 'nude' it has pink undertones and in having a pinky concealer it will work with you skin much much much better. This concealer is just very disappointing and I don't recommend it to anyone, infact I recommend staying as far away from it as possible.
As for the Collection 2000 one, this is a whole new story. This is probably the best concealer I've used. I'm raving over it like crazy. It's so good. The colour suits my skin so well (looks a tad dark in the swatch, not sure why) It has a really nice thick consistency which makes it really good for covering but does make it a tad heavy on the skin. It, as I mentioned above as being important, has a slightly pinky/peachy touch to it which makes it blend to your skin really well. It also works really well as an under eye concealer so now space isn't taken up in my makeup bag with my Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Tinted eye roll on (it actually works better then it). I also am now not caking my face with products, because I used to have to put a redness reducing green concealer on underneath my erase paste but due to this miraculous concealer I no longer need to, so definitely pluses on the skin care front. It is supposedly meant to last 16 hours and it definitely doesn't give you the full coverage all this time but there is still enough product left to dull the redness and make your spots less obvious.

wow loooong paragraph ^ apologies

Before Blending

After Blending 

Top line Collect 2000 bottom line L'Oreal

The L'Oreal concealer costs £6.99 and although that is relatively cheap its NOT worth it. Just no. As for the Collection 2000 concealer this one costs £4.19, not only is it cheaper but its 10 billion times better!! I can't stress enough how good this concealer is. I will be buying this over and over again, it has definitely got a secure first class seat in my makeup bag. 

Thought I'd just show you my new jammys that I got in the topshop sale yesterday, reduced from £28 to £7, bargain. They are so cuuute, I'm in bed right now in them, there my new cosy clothes, I put them on as soon as I got home.

Grabbed anything nice in the january sales?

Ditzy Doll


  1. loving the jimmy jams han! I always grab mine from Primark ! They have really cute sets in at the moment, you should have a look if you like cotton ones! Good heads up on the collection 2000 concealer xxxx

    1. Ahaha thank youu, oooo I'm intrigued they sound good will defo make sure I check them out, thanks for the note! Ah no worries glad it helped! xxxxx

  2. Haha, super cute jammies :D

  3. I've heard so many good things about the Collection 2000 concealer! I'll have to pick some up, for £4 you really can't go wrong. xx

    1. You definitely should! So cheap and so good!! xx