I finally gave into the hype and bought myself the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer (£4.19). There's been a lot written on this, but carry on if you want to see my thoughts and before and after pictures! I got it in shade 2 (Light). The shade range is tiny.
The packaging is a simple, plain tube. The writing has already started rubbing off, which I've heard is a common problem. It comes with a doe foot sponge applicator. Collection say that this conceals flaws and blemishes for up to 16 hours: that it's an oil-free, transfer and water proof concealer with full and long lasting coverage. Does it live up to the hype?
On application, it's thick and creamy feeling. The peachy tones in it cancel out the blues under my eyes. The coverage is high, as you can see in the before and after photos above - but it is not a matte finish, it is more natural and not drying. You could always set it with powder if you fear oiliness.
I saw no creasing all day - I only tested it for seven hours though, so I'm not sure if the sixteen hour claim stacks up. My skin, especially under my eyes, tends towards the dry side, so on oilier skins it might not hold up as long, but the coverage remained without creasing and slipping. I'm incredibly impressed!
Have you tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?