Tuesday, 17 January 2017

High End vs High Street Concealer




 Concealer is something that I love to buy and try out, it's probably one of the most boring beauty buys but for some reason I just love it. Surprisingly I don't have a huge concealer collection as I tend to work my way through them extremely quickly.

I'm testing out High End vs High Street concealer with Urban Decay Naked Concealer and Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer the price brackets are pretty far apart with UD being £17.50 and Collection at £4.19 keep on reading to find out if I choose High End or High Street...




Packaging
There is no doubt about it that Urban Decay have definitely spent a lot more money on their packaging than Collection which takes into account the price. UD have a lovely sleep glass bottle which a chrome/silver lid, very professional looking. Collection is very simple and cheap looking with a plastic bottle and black lid, nothing too fancy. The wands are different too, UD have a more flat wand and picks up a lot of product, the Collection wand is a doe foot wand and also picks up a lot of product just not as much as UD. It's the product that counts though right?!

Product
As you can see from the swatches above, the Naked concealer is a lot more pigmented and thick and creamy where as the Collection one is slightly less pigmented and slightly oxidises, this is still a thick concealer with full coverage. Urban Decay is a very neutral undertone and Collection has a bit more of a pink undertone in comparison. The Collection concealer works a lot better at covering up dark circles under my eyes due to the pink undertone, whilst the Urban Decay one looks good it doesn't cover the dark circles as good but covers up imperfections amazingly well.
The longevity of these concealers are pretty similar, they both last extremely well and none of them tend to crease under my eyes.
Final Thoughts

I think they are both amazing for different things. I tend not to use the UD concealer under my eyes but use for brightening and also imperfections as it hides everything. The Collection concealer works really well under the eyes for dark circles and just not as well for imperfections as I find it does tend to oxidise slightly. If you are blessed and have little to no dark under eye circles I highly recommend UD concealer but for those of you with dark under circles it may not work as well for that, you would be better with the Collection concealer
Let me know in the comments below if you have used either of these concealers?
Love Gill x

8 comments:

  1. I have always used Collection under my eyes but recently it's made my skin really sore and irritable so I'm on the hunt for something a bit lighter and more delicate but with just as good coverage! Not sure if the UD one will hack it xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Oh really no way!!! That's really annoying! Maybe a pen concealer would be good as they are a lot lighter - L'Oréal do one xx

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  2. I love the UD concealer as well as the Collection one. The collection one I have repurchased over and over since it's so affordable but the UD I just don't see myself repurchasing as often!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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    1. Same! I think I've gone through about 20+ Collection concealers I probably won't repurchase the UD one when I finish it due to the price as I love to try different high end ones out there x

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  3. I couldn't live without the collection concealer for underneath my eyes, it works perfectly for me! X

    Everything But The Kitchen

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    1. Same! It's my go to everyday concealer x

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  4. I have heard so much about the collection concealer but have never tried it! It sounds amazing and perfect for concealing those under eye circles :) will definitely be picking this up when I am next in boots :) lovely post Hun xxx

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    1. You should totally try it, such good value for money too. hope you love it as much as I do :) x

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