Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Review - Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation / Ivory!


"Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Foundation is for girls on the go, Lasting Perfection Foundation will take you from dawn to dusk and back again, with no need for reapplication. Packaged in a glass bottle with an easy to use pump applicator, this high performance product also has an SPF20 to keep skin safe in the sun. The formula is also transfer proof and oil free." Boots website.

"This six in one foundation primes, conceals, covers, smoothes, protects and mattifies whilst keeping skin protected outdoors." Collection website.

Available in six (6) shades: 1/Porcelain, 2/Ivory, 3/Cool Beige, 4/Warm Beige, 5/Honey and 6/Golden.

After reading so many good reviews about the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, I decided to give both the foundation and the concealer a try and here are my thoughts on the foundation:


 Although it has the same amount of shades as the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation (review - here), I couldn't find a shade that would match my skin. However I purchased shade number 2/Ivory. They also don't provide shades that are darker than medium skin tones.


The Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation retails for £5.99 (currently on sale for £3.99 from Boots). This is probably one of the lowest prices you can find on drugstore foundations which is definitely a plus.



 From all the drugstore foundations I have tested I can say that the packaging of this one is my favourite. It has a thick, glass packaging which makes it look far more expensive than it actually is. I think that the packaging is really important and this one definitely feels like a high-end one! 

Ease of use

Like most of the Collection's foundations, this one comes with a built-in pump as well. This makes application super easy in my opinion. As you can see from the picture this foundation has a more liquidy consistency than the others I've tried, like the Maybelline Supersaty Better Skin Foundation (review - here). I love that this foundation has more of a matte finish which is perfect as you don't really need to add a powder on top of it. However I found that this foundation is really difficult to work with as it dries out quickly making it difficult to blend. 

Left - Bare Face | Right - One layer of Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation


 This foundation gives a medium to high coverage and it's buildable but it then looks cakey and unnatural in my opinion. I really like that it covers any imperfections or redness I have, without needing to add any concealer. As I mentioned due to its matte finish this foundation is perfect on its own, but I had no problem adding concealer and powder on top of it. 


 I had really high hopes for this foundation in this category as it claims that it lasts up to 16 hours. However I couldn't be more disappointed. It lasts for about four to five hours on my skin (this obviously depends on your skin type - mine is normal to oily). The main reason I was disappointed though is that I've noticed that after a while my pores are really noticeable but adding a primer will probably solve this problem, however I am not a huge fan of wearing primer on my skin every single day! Also like the MAC Matchmaster foundation (review - here) it starts to get chalky in some areas, like between my eyebrows and on my nose, which is definitely not a plus. 

Round Up


  • Price
  • Medium to high coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Really nice packaging 
  • Has SPF20
  • No need to finish it with powder
  • Comes with a built-in pump


  • Not too many shades to chose from
  • Buildable but it looks kind of cakey and unnatural
  • Doesn't blend easily
  • Gets chalky in some areas
  • Makes pores more noticeable after a couple of hours
  • Last up to five hours

 I wouldn't probably recommend this product, but if you are looking for something affordable and you don't really mind the short lasting power then you might want to give this product a try!

Thanks for reading:)

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  1. Wow, the result is very pretty. *__*
    Lovely greets, dear....

  2. Thanks for the review, I generally have difficulties finding my shade ;)
    But I love the final result on you! xo

  3. It made your skin look beautiful but it's a shame that it cakes up, but that's the problem with the matte foundations! Thanks for the review, you do such great reviews the best ones in my opinion xx

    New post on:

  4. Hi there! Great review! It was no problem. I hope you have a nice week too!

  5. sooo beautiful!

  6. This foundation looks so good on you! :) I think you should wear it often :) It suits you really well :) I love your reviews :) Followed you via GFC.

    My Cup of Tea

  7. It looks so good on you! i should try it out too!
    would you like to follow each other on GFC & Bloglovin?
    Let me know.. x


  8. Wow you look so good! <3
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog! <3
    a thousand Silhouettes

  9. Hello dear great blog I'm new follower,hope you can follow me too :)

  10. nice!

  11. it doesn't look cakey on the pic, it's looks great :)

  12. Great review dear! I have to say that you look pretty even without your makeup :) Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo

  13. It's a great review and despite the bad things you mention it really looks great on you! :)

  14. Ahh it looks very effective! <3

  15. Great review dear!

    New post!

  16. It looks really great on you in the picture :)
    Shame it doesn't last long though


  17. The coverage looks really good and natural <3 Time to dig around :D
    New Post: The Progress & Giveaway
    xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

  18. lovely review!♥ it's a pity the foundation doesn't last longer:/ on the other hand, I really like the matte finish!:)

  19. nice detailed review! it looks lovely on you, too bad it has so many cons.

  20. i follow u too,kisses :*

  21. I love the result. Your review is very interesting :)

  22. The result look flawless on you and you look amazing even without make up. Shame it doesn't last long and it gets cakey, its all depends on the type of skin we just have to find a right foundation that suits us 'cause everybody's different. Love this review, its really helpful. Have a great start to spring hun. xx

  23. Thanks so much for this excellent review, its really well priced and looks quite good too. Thanks for your kind and thoughtful visit! Happy Friday!

  24. good review. thanks for sharing.

  25. nice review dear :) kinda sad it didn't work for you but i think your second photo looks amazing, nice coverage and less oiliness on the face, it looks lovely on you ;)

  26. Great review and what a difference it makes to your face. I never heard of them but such an interesting product. thanks Stephanie.


  27. It looks lovey on you when I looked at the pictures.
    Thank you for the honest review.
    Have a great Friday!
    Dusana :-)

  28. Wow, love the result. It looks flawless and natural!
    Seems a great foundation.

  29. I love this foundation!

  30. Hi, i nominated you for Liebster Award! see my post here:

  31. great review, good result!

    a possible fantasy
    if you follow me via bloglovin', please let me know so i can follow back. thank you ♥

  32. Looks great on you! Adore your polka dot shirt!

  33. interesting review :D

  34. It looks really nice on the "after" picture, but I get it why you say that it looks kind of unnatural and cakey! That foundation really reminds me one that I own from Kiko, and I wouldn't recommend it at all, either :/

    Nice review :)

  35. cool post
    new post here

  36. Great post, the result speaks for itself! Thanks for sharing, dear!

  37. Nice idea! Follow you via gfc, NOW it’s your turn to follow back 
    kisses, Alina

    Project Germany

  38. Wow that foundation looks really nice!
    Like the way it looks on you dear :)

  39. oh the result is verry pretty!

  40. Really need a foundation as I don't know where to start! Might try this one though the cakey look doesn't appeal to me, it looks amazing on you though <3


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