Gwenbeauty || Collection Cosmetics lasting perfection ultimate wear foundation [Review]

By Gwendolyn Me - September 20, 2014

Today i'd be reviewing a foundation by "Collection Cosmetics". Collection Cosmetics is a UK brand that came into Malaysia (available at watsons) early this year. It was like a replacement for Rimmel because watsons in malaysia has discontinued bringing in Rimmel. #sigh

I wasn't really hyped up with it in the beginning because it wasn't that famous or raved about but the one thing that really catched my attention (which i bought and love it as well) is the Lasting Perfection Concealer.

Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer 

I will write a review on that on another post as it was a different experience than what i have with the foundation. I went to the section just to get the concealer but the lady promoting Collection Cosmetics also promoted the foundation and bb cream and mascara and everything else there. #typicalpushysalesperson

But the foundation really stood out and caught my attention. 

This foundation claims to be 
  • Anti-Transfer
  • Oil-Free
  • SPF20
  • Fresh appearance up to 16 hours
  • Flawless coverage
  • Light-weight and non greasy
  • 6-in-1 foundation ; primes, smooths, covers, protects, mattify, conceals. 

It comes in 6 shades;
  • Procelain
  • Ivory
  • Cool Beige
  • Warm Beige
  • Honey
  • Golden

My thoughts
I have used this foundation for about 3 months and I would say, this has never hit my favourite list/bucket and it wasn't one that I recommended to others as well. 
WHY?? Let me tell you. 

  1. The shade is shit. Procelain wasn't available so i was resulted in getting Ivory which was meant to be a natural fair shade by the salesperson but what i wasn't told that it has that orange yellow under tone which just makes it one shade darker after it oxidises. 

  2. After the foundation has oxidise, the shade turns worst and turns patchy if you did not buff it in evenly or apply it evenly. It's so tedious!!
  3. It is similar to the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15, where it mattifies and also dries up really quickly upon application, but this is shit. It dries up so fast, Even faster than the 15 second KATE powderless liquid foundation  (reviewed here) it makes me feel like i'm applying dry clay on my face. 
  4. It is NOT light weight and under heat and after a few hours in a humid weather it becomes heavier and sticky and the foundation floats and it's just yucky!

It made my oil-free, it may be minerals, it may be paraben free and sulfate free and oil free, but one thing i know for sure. This is not for you. 

If you have tried it, loved or hate it, give me your thoughts. Maybe someone loves it. :)

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  1. Such a shame that the formula isn't up to par, I expected better things from it!

    1. Yes!! When i tested it out at the counter it seems alright, but then throughout the day it was bad. and the shade under the sun light shown its true colors.

  2. When are you going to review on the concealer? lol i am searching for concealer lol