Tuesday, 21 May 2013

My Favourite Affordable Concealer Duo

Concealer is one of the products that I don't tend to splurge on, although I am lusting after Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. I usually buy drugstore concealers and have now found the perfect two for me; Rimmel Wake Me Up for under my eyes and Collection Lasting Perfection for spots and blemishes. I use both of these products over my foundation every day and love how affordable they are, I definitely don't think you need to break the bank to find a good concealer.

I've been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer for a few months now and loved it so much that I bought the foundation a couple of weeks ago (I'm the shade Soft Beige in both). I use this for the dark circles under my eyes as it has pink undertones which help brighten them. According to Rimmel it has an anti-fatigue effect and illuminates your under eye area which I definitely agree with, it's amazing for those early morning starts. I don't use this on my spots and blemishes because I think the illuminating qualities would highlight them more and my skin and foundations have yellow undertones so it wouldn't blend well.

I've been use Collection Lasting Perfection on my spots and blemishes for about 8 months now and it's a really close match to my foundation which means it blends in seamlessly (I use shade 3 medium). The coverage is amazing for such a cheap product and I can go a whole working day without having to reapply it. I's also great for the redness I get on my cheeks that my foundation sometimes doesn't cover. The only thing that annoys me about this product is the packaging, all the writing rubs off really quickly. Despite that, it is definitely a product that I'll continue to repurchase.

At under a tenner for both of them (£5.49 for Wake Me Up and £4.19 for Lasting Perfection), I think they're definitely worth purchasing. Have you tried any of these concealers?


  1. I really need to buy the collection concealer! I keep meaning to and forgetting.

    Just found your blog, it's fab, i'd love you to check mine out


    katy xxx

  2. I don't really get on that well with the Collection concealer but the Rimmel one sounds amazing! I'm obsessed with under eye concealers, the brighter the better!


  3. Ahh Collection Lasting Perfection, such an amazing concealer!

    Megan xxx

  4. :)) The Collection concealer is sooo legendary :D I have to try it at last. I'm always on the look for blemish cover-ups. And I dunno why but I love people with uncovered* under eye circles, that means they've been up until late, busy with something, just doing things. (or share my insomnia lol)

  5. Nice post:)


  6. I've tried both of these too and totally agree with you. All high end doe tip applicator concealers I've tried are just as good as Collection 2000. I use the Rimmel one for under my eyes as well :) xx

  7. lasting perfection concealer is amazing! i always buy it :)

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  8. These look like such a great combo!

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  9. Hi fellow Melissa :-) These look like great concealers. My favorite one is the MAC Pro Longwear concealer.

  10. I've been wanting to try the Rimmel one for ages definitely will now I've read this! Check it my beauty blog