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Monday, 3 July 2017

Collection Lasting Perfection Colour Corrector in Lemon Review


Today's post is all about a product I had high hopes for! What with my dark circles (that no amount of sleep will shift) and hyper pigmentation around my chin, hearing about an affordable corrector was music to my ears. I saw the Collection Lasting perfection Colour Correctors (RRP £4.19) on their twitter page, and so I added it to my superdrug order. (see here) In the past, my attempts at colour correcting (basically putting orange lipstick underneath my eyes), did not end up well (to say the least). So I was looking forward to trying out this more neutral shade. However, as I'll explain below, I just didn't get on with it. I have seen a lot of positive reviews on this, so I'm not saying it won't work for everyone, but I just don't think it worked with my skintone.

So, colour correctors are supposed to counteract any skin concerns. So generally a green corrector should cancel out redness, lilac would cancel out sallowness, and yellow/salmon should cancel out darkness or any purple/blue under the eyes. Therefore, for my dark circles I opted for the shade Lemon.

When swatched it is like a pale yellow. However, when I applied it and then went to blend it out, it looked a lot lighter, so it basically contrasts quite a bit with my skintone (around NC30 for reference) and gives off a bit of a white cast. Therefore, whilst the under eye area does look more illuminated as the corrector is brightening it up (like the same results you would get if you're using a concealer a few shades lighter), the dark circles don't look as diminished as the under eye area actually looks a bit ashy due to the corrector being too pale for me.

The first time I tried the corrector I applied it as you would a concealer, so one big swipe under my eyes. However, I found it was more difficult to blend it in and I felt like the formula was too thick. So, since then I've been going in with a tiny bit at a time, patting it in and trying to build it up in thin layers. This does counteract the ashiness to an extent also, but not completely.

So once that is done, it's time to go in with concealer, this is definitely not a corrector that I could wear on it's own (maybe if you were quite fair). However, due to how pale it looked in contrast to my skin, I actually felt like I needed to go in with more concealer to cover it up. I use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 3 Warm Medium (which works perfectly for me). I still felt like my under eye area needed more warmth added back though, so I went over it with some of the Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer in Nude.


(Sorry about the picture quality! I really had to weight up the quality vs lighting, because in good lighting my dark circles looked nowhere near as bad and you couldn't really see the difference - these pictures were also before I went in with the Maybelline eraser)

The end result was that from far it probably looked fine, my undereye area looked a little brighter, however it wasn't a huge difference in terms of my dark circles with just concealer. These images do look better than the reality though, encase you were thinking what is she going on about (as you can't see the contrast to the rest of my face)! From up close though, I definitely felt like it still looked too pale compared to the rest of my face (if you look at the 3rd image), and my fine lines were also emphasised during the day due to all the layers of corrector and concealer I had on (it didn't look too cakey though). However, was there any point of the corrector when I still had to go in with 2 concealers? I think not.

The reason being is that I think this corrector is more suited to people who wear shades 1 or 2 in the matching concealer, and that is probably my own fault! It does say it cancels out purple tones, whereas my darkness is more on the brown-greenish scale. I definitely realise now that I need something more salmon coloured, and I am currently trying the YSL corrector in 1 Apricot Bisque I picked up (see my haul here). Therefore, I wouldn't really recommend this if you're more tanned, or south Asian (like myself).

I also did give it a go on my chin to see if it would cancel out the darkness, and that was a bad idea haha! I'm not even going to put the pictures up, but it's definitely a corrector for the under eye area only.

In terms of packaging and the applicator, it's exactly like the concealer from the same range, so I won't go into too much detail. It has a frosted glass exterior, and a doe foot applicator. It is very easy to get them mixed up, I have done it myself! Just double check the shade on the lid.

I hoped you enjoyed this post!
I'd love to hear what your favourite concealers/correctors are, and in what shades?

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100 comments:

  1. I had no idea collection were bringing these out! I LOVE their concealers so had high hopes for this. I might still give it a try and see how I get on, it seems like such an interesting concept! xx

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Let me know if you do try it out! Although, I think it might work for you xx

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  2. I'd heard about these, but not seen anything about them! It's such an interesting concept and affordable too! I think I still may give this a go, just to see how it is! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Let me know if you do give them a go xx

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  3. Ooh, thanks for the introduction to this range! Sorry to hear you didn't find this a miracle product, though it sounds great as a brightener - if not a concealer! Have a lovely week :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  4. Wow I didn't realise they did colour correctors now this is amazing, I use their concealer and it's great!

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. Their concealer is a favourite of mine too xx

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  5. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't like it. I personally think it made a huge difference in hiding your dark circles and it looks great! And your dark circles are nowhere near as bad as mine. I use BECCA Backlight Colour Corrector in "Peach" which is really bright, but it suits my skin tone well. Hope you have a great week!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I think we always tend to think it's worse in ourselves, although some days they definitely look more noticeable :) Ooh I might give that a try xx

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  6. I really wanted to try these but not sure I will now xx

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    1. If you're fair, they might work better on you :)

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  7. Its always annoying when a product doesn't work out, I think it looked really good on you.

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know! The pictures are zoomed in, but compared to the rest of my face it was a bit on the pale side xx

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  8. Shoot! It sucks this product didn't work out, I love the idea of affordable color correctors! I've never tried anything from collection but generally I've always heard good things about their face products (especially their concealers) so it's so interesting to hear your review as I think I could have the same problem with it. Lovely post! xx Brynn

    https://www.brynnieblogs.com

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    1. Aww thank you for your comment! Same here, I think NYX do a palette so I might look at that next time I feel like picking one up xx

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  9. Oh that's a shame it's not as good as hoped! It's always a bummer when that happens!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  10. This definitely will not work on my skin. Such a shame. Sometimes it's just really hard to find that right concealer!

    yanrula x

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Finding a good concealer is so tough!

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  11. Wow, what a difference this product makes! I wish we could purchase from the Collection brand in Australia! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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    1. I didn't realise you were from Australia! x

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  12. Such a shame this didn't work out for you lovely. I love the normal Natural Collection concealer and I had no idea these were a thing?! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for them!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

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    1. Thank you! I think colour correctors are becoming more popular lately and hence brands trying them out xx

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  13. Guess this would be fine for me since I always use the palest shade possible. Nice review!

    Stella xx
    https://onegirlblogger.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, I think it probably would xx

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  14. The product sounds nice but I'm also Southeast Asian, the shade will not suit me as well

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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    1. Aww we need to find some good correctors for us! xx

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  15. Great review, I love the collection concealers but never thought about trying their correctors! I see what you mean about it only being suited for shades 1 or 2 (which is me). The photos showed clearly the difference (Don't put yourself down girl! :) ) x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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    1. Haha thank you for your comment! xx

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  16. Too bad this didn't work for you,it's always disappointing when you have high hopes for a product but doesn't work the way you would like to. However,comparing your first and last picture, I see that it made a difference, under eye area looks brighter and dark circles are gone!! That's how I see it but I know what you mean when you say that it is pointless to use two products in the case of the first one not working! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Yes, I don't think I would have the patience to spend ages blending it in and covering it up! Better to go for a product that does it all xx

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  17. Thanks for the detailed review. I really like the Soap & Glory Kick Ass concealer as it comes with a setting powder too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. I've heard great things about that one!

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  18. Correctors and concealer are so personal... I've tried many and always go back to my MUFE and Mac ones. I've been using Matchmaster by Mac recently. www.rougenapples.com

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    1. I've actually never tried anything from them! I do have a local MUFE store so will check it out one day xx

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  19. Really really interesting.
    I really need to invest in a colour corrector - however I would probably go for a department store brand instead. I have never used one because it is one extra step - however seeing your before and after photos of your eye area has gotten me wanting some.
    Thanks for your post.
    I might go and find one today!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. I'm actually trying out the YSL one so I'll let you know how it goes xx

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  20. I buy so many colour correctors and I love collection so I will have to try it since it's such good value!

    http://www.lydstaple.co.uk/

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    1. I'd love to hear which other ones you've tried!

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  21. Such a shame that this concealer didn't work as well as it should have! I normally wear shade 1 and suffer really bad with dark circles so maybe it will work slightly better for me

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.com
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    1. I think it probably will, let me know if you try it out!

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  22. Great review babe...But its ok, keep trying different concealers until you get the perfect one for yourself, after all you deserve only the best sweetheart...!! Kisses, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  23. Love this review! I always find a good color correcting concealer to be hard to find. I can see what you mean about it only suiting paler skin tones. I would love to know when you find one that works well for you!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

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    1. I'm currently trying out the YSL one, so should have a review up soon! Thank you xx

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  24. This really is my favourite concealer of all time so it's lovely to hear that you like it as well. Great review babe, thank you for sharing! πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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  25. For that price it def looks great, I can notice the difference and your eyes underneath look brighter! I use Nars radiant creamy concelear which is a lot pricier but is amazing x

    S x
    SHELISES WORLD

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  26. Wow, it is really obviously a great product for that price!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  27. It's a shame that it was too light for you as I can see this working amazingly on people with fair skin. Your eyebrows look fabby by the way
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Aww thanks! I thought they looked a bit out of control xx

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  28. Based on your review, this definitely would not work on me, and it's a shame it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. I don't wear much concealer myself, although since I feel like I should have at least one in my collection, Glossier's Stretch Concealer is next on my list!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Wow can be swap please? Dark circles are such a pain haha xx

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  29. I used the LA Girl colour correctors and had a bad experience, ended up looking like Shrek using the green one! They look fab when applied correctly, I'm just useless. All over the Barry M shades!
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk/2017/07/gocation-camping-with-go-outdoors.html

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    1. Not at all! I think some are overly bright and it's hard to get them to blend in right, I had the same experience with red/oranges ones xx

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  30. Ima bit scared of colour correcting-I've got a tendency to be pretty heavy handed, so chances are I'd end up covered in splodges of purple and yellow!

    Beekeyper - Latest: Beauty Pie Superstrobing Drops - gimmick or gimme?

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    1. It's best to go for a more neutral shade that blends in well xx

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  31. We still can't believe we haven't tried this! It's hard to get here in Australia, but we're definitely going to try and hunt it down

    A Pair of Ones  Bloglovin

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  32. Even though I am pale I tend to look better with salmon based corrctors. My dark circles are green as well.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I find it so strange that they have a green undertone!

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  33. Great post, I didn't even know about this type of product.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  34. I love color correctors. i use a green one often to hide redness.
    Simera |Beautetude

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  35. I usually have a hard time looking for concealers to correct my dark under eyes. I've tried some which also emphasized my fine lines, just like what happened with you. Hopefully we get to discover a very good product for this! :) Hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to try some more colour correctors so we'll see :)

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  36. I think correctors need to be a bit more orange based to cancel out the dark circles. Great review!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. I agree, it needed to be a bit warmer x

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    2. I agree, it needed to be a bit warmer :)

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  37. I tried a green one to counteract redness. It kind of worked, but like you I wasn't sure it was any better than just using a regular concealer! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. It's a tough one isn't it?! I find it harder to tell if something works on myself too x

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  38. Sorry it didn't work out the best for you, but thanks for sharing!

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  39. Aww I'm sorry it didn't work out as you hoped for but this review is definitely helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Tina
    IG: @tinasweetheart
    www.tinasweetheart.com

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  40. Ive never got into the whole colour correcting thing but these would be a great place to start! Pity they didn't work with your skin tone at first, I'm always scared to do a lot of layering too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I did think colour correcting was quite a fad when I first started but I've seen a lot of people say it works for them, so I'm sort of intrigued to give it another go xx

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  41. Shame that the shade wasn't a great match, but now am eager to try these affordable correctors! x
    Sam Hodgett

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    1. Haha I should have done that, instead of jumping straight to YSL! x

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  42. This is such a great product and I love your review!

    XX
    isabel | https://www.isabelalexander.us/petite-fashion-blog/2017/7/6/rose-ardente-the-quintessence-of-givenchys-style-in-a-2017-perfume

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  43. I love the original Collection concealer, shade Fair 01 is great for under eye circles!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. You should have seen my dark circles dear! I think you should totally try Tarte CC Undereye Corrector; this is the best product I have found. It comes in two shades, I use the light one (NC20) and it makes all the difference. If you have oilier undereye you might want to set it with powder; since I am dry - I just add a bit concealer to inner/outer corners and call it a day. Let me know if you have tried it before! xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the recommendation! I'll bear it in mind but it's so hard to get Tarte products here :(

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  45. I've been using the NYX Dark Circle Color corrector and it works really well. Http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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  46. I think the product worked well on you but also to be honest I don't see any dark circles hahah! Seriously I think your eyes look fine without it, but with it had a great brightening effect <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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  47. I tried this one a while ago but I don't like it... I prefer using my Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer from Catrice :)
    I follow you :*
    Have a nice weekend!

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  48. So so amazing!

    www.themollyellis.com

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  49. Wow that dark circles corrector is perfect <3

    xoxo,All about Best Wallets 2017

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