Friday, 8 March 2013

Collection: Cover & Go - foundation and concealer duo

Collection: Cover & Go - foundation and concealer duo 

Last week whilst rushing to the self-service tills in Asda I took the short-cut which just so happened to whizz past the make-up aisle. This of course meant that my eyes were drawn to the special offers and snazzy new products. I picked up this collection (or collection 2000 as they were formally known) foundation and concealer duo - mainly because I was intrigued and it was a mere 4 pounds (well, £3.87 to be exact). 

Firstly - I love the concept of this product. I'm quite the fan of 'gimmick-y' products and an even bigger fan of multi-tasking products so obviously I loved the idea that this was a foundation and concealer duo - making it ideal for travel or on the go. Packaging wise - it's okay. I like the fact it's a squeezy tube as I really don't like glass bottles, the black and gold colour scheme doesn't scream wow, but overall I like it. Now, onto the foundation itself... 

I picked the shade 3 and there are 6 shades available which is pretty good considering a lot of the cheaper foundations often only have aroun 3-4 shades. My first thought was how thick the foundation first looked, it's thicker than my usual healthy mix foundation and the formula almost reminded me of matte finish foundations like the rimmel stay matte in the squeezy tube. Anyway, blended in it soon changed - it's not a heavy foundation by any means and a little definitely went a long way. I personally found it pretty hard to blend in, I have combination skin and found this almost rested on top of my skin when i used a buffing brush to apply it. After using my fingers it blended a little better. 

Here is a before and after picture, no makeup versus collection foundation and concealer duo, plus my eyebrows and my usual rimmel stay matte pressed powder (translucent). I used the concealer under my eyes, around my nose and on any blemishes - then the foundation all over, and here is the result. 

Overall, I think this product did a pretty decent job. It definitely wasn't a high coverage, in fact I'd probably say it was more of a light coverage from the foundation. The concealer was pretty good and covered well, but I did find it a bit drying which made it a bit difficult to blend in - so I imagine if you have dry skin this would be an even bigger problem. For the price I think this is an okay product, I personally prefer a heavier coverage but as you can see from the picture above, it did provide some cover - so perhaps I'll prefer this in summer. I would suggest to use a powder over the top as it was pretty shiny on it's own. I don't think I'll rush out to buy this, but I'll definitely give it a fair trial in the summer when I don't feel the need for a heavy coverage. 

I'd be interested to know if you've tried this, and how you got on with it? Let me know in the comments below. 



  1. This is really interesting, i recently reviewed the Lancome Tient Visionnaire which is a similar concept but i hadnt seen there was a drug store equivalent :)
    Anna x

  2. What a interesting little product :) It looked like it worked pretty well, its a great price too :) New follower here x