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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Perfect Finish foundation by Collection 2000

As you can probably tell from my massive collection of drugstore makeup products I’m most definitely not a makeup snob – in fact I enjoy shopping for bargain drugstore goodies waaay more than high-end stuff. And not just cos it stops me breaking out in a cold sweat when my bank account statement arrives in the post :)

Though I must admit that when it comes to foundations I generally find that the super cheap brands (2true, Natural Collection, 17, Miss Sporty, Collection 2000 etc) just aren’t great quality. I’ve tried dozens of their foundations over the years and there have been a few gems but most head straight for the bin after a couple of uses

An exception to the rule is Perfect Finish liquid foundation by Collection 2000. Now this is never going to be my absolute favourite product or anything but I’m just amazed that we can get such an incredible product for £3.99 (£4.99 in Boots in case you were wondering!)

When I first tried using this I was soo disappointed by the texture cos it was really runny. I then gave the bottle a little shake which did the trick – the texture is like thick double cream and glides on extremely easily

Pros

Comes with a pump dispenser. This is actually an important factor for me; I can’t stand glass bottles where you have to pour some of the product out to use it

The coverage is light to medium and is very buildable so you can be as light or heavy handed as you wish

You know how some foundations just look like a mask? This looks like skin. Completely natural and slightly dewy

Doesn’t set quickly so you have loads of time to work this into the skin, ensuring its well blended and you don’t have that dreaded “foundation line” around the jaw and chin!

Feels exceptionally light, almost like you aren’t wearing anything at all

SPF 20… I’m sure we’ve all heard how important it is to use an SPF foundation or moisturiser every day

It costs £3.99 in Superdrug. Seriously. £3.99

Cons

Not particularly long lasting. After about 8 hours I feel like I need to touch up or reapply

Only comes in 6 different shades

Coverage is only light/medium so definitely needs to be used in conjunction with a concealer to hide dark circles or blemishes

Wore this without a primer a few days ago and it sunk into my pores, making them very noticeable

7 comments:

Jo Woods said...

great review, I've been debating whether to try this one, but was put off because the last one of theres I tried, Lasting Perfection was horrible. For the small price I'll give it a go xxx

LeahsLand said...

Brilliant Pro's! A little disappointed about the noticebale pores, don't you ust hate when they show up like craters?!

Leah xxx

T.Rose said...

i just reviewed this foundation too, and i'm a big fan :) It does a great job for the price, well worth having one of these!
x

GlamourMe said...

Great review! I've not tryed this product yet. This foundation got quite few good qualities consider it is cheap.

Aneka said...

Hmm I might try this out! I've had mixed reviews and because it's not expensive, i've notgot much to lose so I might give it a go! :) xxx

All Made Up said...

Jo Woods I bought lasting perfection ages ago and still haven’t got round to trying it! Keep meaning to apply it when I’m not planning on heading out anywhere (in case it’s horrible!) so I’ll do that over the weekend

Leah my pores have actually been fairly good for a change and the last thing I need is foundation making them look massive – if I’m wearing this I always opt for a primer first! ♥

T.Rose I’m gonna have a wee nosy to see if we had the same experience with it :)

Kahlil Hova said...

Jo Woods I bought lasting perfection ages ago and still haven’t got round to trying it! Keep meaning to apply it when I’m not planning on heading out anywhere (in case it’s horrible!) so I’ll do that over the weekend Leah my pores have actually been fairly good for a change and the last thing I need is foundation making them look massive – if I’m wearing this I always opt for a primer first! ♥ T.Rose I’m gonna have a wee nosy to see if we had the same experience with it :)