As everyone else seems to be, I’m totally obsessed with concealing, contouring and highlighting my face. Sometimes you have the time to spend to do the job properly, other times (like Monday mornings….) you don’t, and that’s where the Collection Conceal and Light Like a Pro Palette comes in.
I picked this up on a random shopping trip when it was on offer, it was £3.99 then and is £5.99 now.
I was attracted to it firstly because of the price but also because of the range of colours that would suit my skin tone. The concealer was really light and the contour not orange, so this was hopeful!
There are 8 shades in the palette in total, all of which are cream concealers. I would say that 2 of these are typical concealers, 2 shades for contour and cream bronzer, 3 for colour correcting and then 1 for under eyes.
Obviously this is taking into account that I am super pale, anyone with a tan or darker skin would be able to use the shades differently to me.
So these are the first four, the top 2 I use as concealers and the bottom 2 I use as the contour/bronzer as appropriate – sometimes if I’m tired I’m totally washed out and the darker shade can look too orange but is a great shade for bronzer and bringing some much needed colour to my cheeks!
Helpfully I have swatched them in rows so the images don’t match up – I will have to remember this next time!
Below are the other four shades, top are the reflective pink (undereyes) and yellow contour (good for covering up purple areas – under eyes, veins etc).
Bottom shows the green (good for redness) and blue/lilac (good for yellowing skin tones that may look a bit pasty and dull)
I’ve been using this the last few weeks with both a Real Techniques Expert Face brush and also a Beauty Blender sponge and have been getting on quite well (for my first cream product palette at least!)
They are swatched below for you to see, it should be pretty obvious which is which but they are arranged 1-4 is the top row, 5-8 is the bottom:
These are swatched quite heavily but blend easily into the skin to correct any issues. Primarily I use the lightest concealer and the pink reflective ones for undereyes and blemishes, the darker concealers I use for contour and bronzing. The others I use as and when depending on how i look in the mirror on that day!
I find they blend well with my make up and do the jobs they were intended for, however they may not last a full day. I’ve used them for work but by the time I’ve been to the gym after work there isn’t much left, I’d probably get something longer lasting if I was intending to use similar shades for a wedding or full day event but for every day usage they have been great, especially for the price.
I’ve heard great things about concealer palettes like this and I’m glad I finally picked one up and had a go.
Have you tried concealer palettes like this? What are your favourites? Do you use all shades or just a few?
This is well worth the £5.99 price tag and I’d recommend anyone give this a try!