A little while ago the lovely Lauren from lovelaughlauren requested I review Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection Foundation after I used it in a FOTN post. It's my favourite heavy coverage drugstore foundation.
- Flawless coverage. For some the thickness of this foundation may be a downside, but when you need some serious coverage and don't want to see one single freckle peaking through (like if I'm going for a vintage look with a strong red lip and winged liner and want a flawless complexion) this is your foundation.
- For pale skin, it's the best budget foundation I've come across.
- It is very blendable but does set after a few minutes.
- Following on from this, it does last a good 8-10 hours before it needs a touch up, but I've had it on more than 16 hours sometimes and it's still passable and hasn't melted off. However I have very oily skin and I do start to look dewy after a few hours and especially in hot weather. However this is easily remedied by a blotting sheet (I love e.l.f's) and you can powder over it without making it look cake-y.
- Fabulous value for money, it's normally priced at £5.99 but I picked up mine during an offer for £3.99.
- It's oil-free and not scented.
- It's SPF 20 is the highest I've come across in a drugstore foundation.
- Pump-action bottle is extremely convenient and I like the fact it's in a glass bottle. MAC need to cop on and provide pumps with their foundations that don't already have them.
- As always, I would prefer if Collection 2000 produced a wider range of shades. Vanilla is about as light as it gets when it comes to drugstore foundation brands.
- Because it is such a long wear foundation it's a bit of a mission to remove and you really wouldn't want to sleep in it.
- It does transfer to your boyfriend's shirt when you go in for a hug!
- This isn't really a con as I've had it for ages and all other foundations do the same, but it has oxidised slightly which means it's taken on a more orange tone. But if you use it consistently and finish the bottle in a few months, there wouldn't be any problems with oxidation.
Here's a FOTD that I didn't specifically do to showcase the foundation, I think it was for an eye look, but I can't even remember what eyeshadows I used now, but it does show what Lasting Finish a light application is like, you can get heavier coverage by building it.
I'd definitely repurchase this foundation, but I'm also keen to try Collection 2000's new Perfect Finish foundation which has a lighter consistency.
Have you tried any Collection 2000 foundations?