Is this the best (£4!) concealer ever?


Undereye concealers are having a moment. We’re not just concealing where needed anymore, we’re using concealer to lift and highlight, from the sides of the nose all the way up to the temples, cupid’s bow and bridge of the nose. Whether it’s due the past year’s obsession with sculpting, the YouTuber effect, or maybe we’re all just looking tired; concealers are back in a big way. Having been an industry secret for a few years, this £3.99 drugstore dupe might just be one of the best we’ve found. Enter, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

Post by Ruth Halls

The high end front runners may be Nars, Urban Decay and MAC, but Collection is one we’re always happy to go back to. Available in three shades, this concealer currently only caters to the ‘middle ground’ of skin tones – shade 1 being our favourite for under eyes and shade 2 for covering blemishes – but we’re hoping for more shades soon (come on, drugstore!)

The formula is creamy and blendable, with unexpectedly great coverage. Erase dark circles in seconds, highlight your best features and hide blemishes in a non-drying veil; this concealer is a true all rounder. We like to blend this concealer with a damp beauty sponge but it works equally as beautifully with fingers if we’re in a rush! The concealer has a demi-matte finish, but we like to set lightly with powder just to be on the safe side.

A word of warning! If you are dry under the eyes, use a light eye cream underneath and a light hand to stop it looking cakey – a little goes a long way! If you are venturing into the world of undereye concealing and highlighting, we recommend giving this little gem a go. Although we are forever faithful to our Nars Creamy Concealer, every time we use the Collection dupe we never fail to be impressed. For just £3.99 at Boots right now, it’s a winner.