Sunday, 1 January 2012

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer VS Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection

Sunday, 1 January 2012
Hiya,

I have used a number of concealer's over the years but there have only been a few which I can really say work well for me.

Since there are a lot of similarities between MAC's Select Cover-Up and the Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealer, I thought I would compare the two and maybe decide which I prefer.
The packaging for both products is very obviously different. The shade's I have are, Medium 3 for the Collection 2000 concealer and NW25 for the MAC concealer.
Collection 2000 concealer

MAC Select Cover-Up
Although the doe foot applicator does make it a little more unhygienic to apply the concealer, I do like the way it applies. The MAC concealer on the other hand is very hygienic and as you are only squeezing product out of the tube, you tend not to waste any either.
 
Left- Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection, Right- MAC Select Cover-Up

Left- Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection, Right- MAC Select Cover-Up
On the picture above it does seem like the Collection 2000 concealer is lighter, which it is, slightly, but once blended, there is barely any difference at all!
As you can see, they both blend in very well and look pretty much the same when applied.

For the consistency, the Collection 2000 concealer is a little drier and you do need to blend it a little quicker. However, it does look absolutely flawless once it has been applied.

The MAC concealer is wetter and takes longer to blend in but gives almost the same finish. I feel like I need to use less of this to get the desired effect.

Packaging wise, I am kind of stuck between the two. I do feel like it would be difficult to get all the product out with the Collection 2000 concealer because it is in a tube but it is considerably cheaper.

MAC's Select Cover-Up is priced at £13.50 whereas the Collection 2000 concealer will set you back just £3.69.

I probably will not buy the MAC concealer again simply because I feel like both concealers do a similar job but Collection 2000 is just a more affordable brand.

Have you tried these concealers? What did you think?

Atia x x x
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13 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to try the collection 2000 concealer for ages because i've seen so many rave reviews about it, and seeing as there isnt much difference between that and a MAC one i think i'll stick with collection 2000!!! x

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  2. I agree so many people talk about the collection 2000 concealer i need to buy one!

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  3. I've also tried both of these and found them to be pretty much equal, but seeing as the Collection 2000 one is so much cheaper it's now become a make-up staple. Not to mention that the woman at the MAC counter "matched" my colour about 3-4 shades too dark. I will now be doing my own colour matching, thanks.

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  4. I have repurchases the collection 2000 concealer three times now, im hooked! I hope they dont stop making it!

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  5. I've not tried the MAC one but swear by the Collection 2000 one. Fab review x

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  6. this is a very nice concelear, i tried it before. can i ask you something? when will you announce the winner of your giveaway? i am so eager to find out who won.

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  7. Yeah. With such similar results I think the Collection 2000 is better.

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  8. Definitely I would go for the Collection 2000 one, there's no point in buying an expensive concealer when the cheaper one does the same thing x

    Marianne the winners should be up some time this week x x

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  9. I love the Collection 2000 one it's sooo good for the price. x

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  10. hello from your latest follower! funnily enough I am exactly the same colour as you. I've tried almost all of mac's concealers. I used to use the Select cover up ever since I remember, I then switched to collection 2000. I think its such a great purchase, and I am a high end snob but I couldn't refuse once i heard all the great reviews. Since then, I tried MAC's moisturecover. I am sold by that one. I like it even more than collection 2000. i think im getting to the age where I need more coverage! :-(

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    kuki xxx

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  11. unfortenately we don´t have Collection 2000 in Germany :( I read a lot of good things about its concealer.


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  12. I would love to try it but were can i buy it here in USA

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  13. I would love to try it but were can i buy it here in USA

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