You would be in the minority if you’re a beauty geek and you hadn’t tried or at least heard of Collection’s Lasting Perfection concealer.
When the team behind this concealer released their Illuminating Touch Foundation, I for one could not wait to give it a go. I love their award winning concealer and I had high expectations.
I mean, an already well-loved concealer and a brand spanking new illuminating foundation, it could be the winning combo. I picked up the shade Ivory 2 (the shade range offers 6 shades from Porcelain to Golden).
I’d read tonnes of reviews on this foundation and were interested to read some fairly mixed views. Some raving about it as though it was the new budget friendly Nars Sheer Glow, others not so sure. Well here’s the low down, personally I didn’t hit it off with the formula at all.
Instead of being lightweight and easy to blend, I found it gloopy, thick and really, really hard to blend into the skin. I found the coverage patchy, it clung to every single dry patch and sunk into pores to make them much more exaggerated than they were originally.
I don’t know why or how, but this foundation seemed to highlight all the problem areas. I have pretty clear skin however my skin looks better with no foundation, rather than using this.
It made my sensitive eyes sting, to the point where they looked quite blood-shot and I couldn’t stop rubbing them.
There’s nothing more to say, other than I wouldn’t recommend Illuminating Touch. In fact in my opinion it is one of the worst makeup products I have tried in a long time. Sorry Collection, I love your much hyped concealer, but this base did nothing at all for me.
First Impression: Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet.