Collection 2000 Lasting Pefection Concealer in 'Fair', £4.19.
Yes, I gave into both external hype and internal pressure to try, and bought it. For a cheapo pharmacy product, the quality of this concealer is fantastic; high coverage, blends well and comes in enough shades that most people could probably find a near match. As you can see above, the fairest shade is still too warm for my skin, but as long as it's blended well and used underneath my foundation this colour difference is undetectable.
In terms of wear, I find it does live up to it's longwearing claims. I've not worn it as long as 16 hours but it's longevity has impressed me, there's no slip or fading, once it's there, it stays put!
I woudn't necessarily use this everyday, I choose to use this for times when it is really needed- redness, blemishes, or severe under eye circles!
The applicator is that of a typical lip gloss one. However, I wouldn't apply the concealer to my face straight from the sponge, this is where my germaphobe habits come in to play! I always transfer the product onto a clean hand before dabbing it onto my face using either a brush or my fingers, this will help avoid any unnecessary bacteria transfer straight from my face back into a tube of concealer ready to fester for next time (just the thought of doing this makes me shudder!!)
A big thumbs up from me, and I'd certainly recommend this if you're looking for an excellent concealer on a budget.
What concealer is your favourite at the moment? Any other cheap products you can recommend to me?