Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo – Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi everyone! We’re finally back to our usual reviews since our lipstick week/series has just recently ended. To start with, I have a face product here that I’ve been meaning to show to you guys ever since I got it. It is from Collection Cosmetics (formerly known as Collection 2000), a UK brand that has just recently invaded the Philippine makeup market. It’s one of their foundations and I have here the Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo

Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo - Review, Photos & Swatches

Product Claims According to their Website

– This duo combines a liquid foundation to give you a flawless glow with a cream concealer in the lid to cover dark circles and imperfections.
– With a screw-top foundation and concealer cleverly contained within the cap, plus mirror for handy touch ups on the go.

Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo - Review, Photos & Swatches

PACKAGING The concept of this product’s packaging is quite straight forward actually. “With a screw-top foundation and concealer cleverly contained within the cap, plus mirror for handy touch ups on the go” – that’s basically it. Personally, I like the idea of having two products in one packaging. I also like the color combination, in my opinion, it makes the product look classy, sleek and edgy at the same time. It does not look tacky at all. However, my concern about the packaging lies by the way the foundation is dispensed. As you can see from the photos above, the tube’s hole is a lot bigger than most of the foundation tubes that I have encountered. Therefore, it dispenses way too much product (it kinda makes the foundation look like a toothpaste when dispensed, lol) and it gets messy all over the lid. Aside from that, I have no other concerns, the packaging looks and feels really secured and I definitely consider this as a travel-friendly makeup product.

Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo - Review, Photos & Swatches

APPLICATION As you may already know, I’m really fond of my Beauty Blender. Therefore, it was what I used in applying both foundation & concealer. I didn’t encounter any problems in terms of applying the foundation, though it appears to be quite ‘goopy’, it was still quite easy to blend. It has a sheer to medium coverage and it’s also buildable. It also didn’t look cakey on me afterwards, With regard to the concealer, however, it wasn’t as creamy, therefore a little effort is required in terms of blending & setting it. I also didn’t feel the need to use it under my eyes since my under-eye area is really dry and putting this will just make it worse.

Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo - Review, Photos & Swatches

CONSISTENCY/FORMULA As previously mentioned, the foundation is a bit ‘goopy’. By that, I mean, it has a thicker consistency than most of the liquid foundations that I’ve gotten used to so far (Revlon Nearly Naked/Colorstay; Mememe Flawless Face). However, it didn’t matter much during application since it was still quite eas to blend. It also didn’t feel heavy on my skin, nor did my face felt itchy, as if I have tons of product on while I was wearing it. The concealer again, is not so creamy, hence it takes a bit more effort to apply and blend. Not really ideal for those people with dry skin (like me).

Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo - Review, Photos & Swatches

SHADE The Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo is offered in six different shades (Ivory, Light, Fair, Natural, Medium, Dark) and the one that I’m currently using is #4 Natural. When I first saw it it, I was quite hesitant because it has a lot of pink undertones, while the concealer on the concealer on the other hand has more yellow undertones. I went home and decided to test it out to see if either of the shades will NOT match my skin tone since they’re definitely not identical, but thankfully, they went perfectly well with my skin tone and I am able to use both or either of them alone.

COVERAGE Both the foundation & the concealer has an amazing coverage. At first layer, it evens out your skin tone, eliminating redness, blurring out pores, etc. And at second layer, it creates a perfect canvas for you and your makeup. The concealer is amazing as well, since it covers my blemishes & redness.

FINISH The product sets in a semi-matte finish which is something that I really like because I’m no longer crazy over matte-finishes. But since I have a dry skin, I still have this concern that the foundation might cling onto the dry patches of my face. Luckily, it didn’t. It settled beautifully onto my face, giving me a flawless, healthy glow which I really like. But if you know me, I’m not really satisfied without setting my BB cream/foundation with a loose powder, I used my Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder to set it and the combination of those two products were like peanut butter & jelly.

Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo - Review, Photos & Swatches

PERFORMANCE, LONGEVITY, ETC As for the longevity I was able to wear this foundation the entire day (approximately 6 hours) and nothing changed. I sometimes get a bit oily specially on my T-zone, but my foundation was still there. It also didn’t break me out which is such a huge PLUS!

PRODUCT BASICS
Product Name | Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo
• Shade |
#4 Natural • Price | PhP 349
• Avalability | Collection Cosmetics Counters (Landmark/Selected SM Dept Stores) & The Ramp

To summarize..

♥ PROS ♥
♥ CONS ♥
Concealer & Foundation in one!
Comes with easy-squeeze tube with a mirror at the lid
Sleek, classy packaging
Foundation – Easy to blend
Evens out skin tone
Light to medium coverage
Amazing coverage both foundation & concealer
Doesn’t highlight/cling on to dry areas
Gives a semi-matte finish
Lasts all day
No overwhelming scent
Doesn’t break me out
Good for oil control
Tube dispense s alot of foundation in one squeeze
Foundation has a thicker consistency
Foundation & concealer has a different shade from the other
Concealer is not that creamy
♥ THE VERDICT ♥

I really can’t say anything bad about this foundation. It offers a good amount of coverage and it lasts on me the entire day. I only have two minor concerns and that is the packaging and the concealer, but all in all, I really love it and will definitely

♥ WORTH THE MONEY? REPURCHASE? ♥

YES!
For a drugstore product, it’s definitely worth the purchase and I’ll definitely repurchase it.

So those are my thoughts regarding the said foundation, I hope that you found it useful. How about you guys? What’s your favorite foundation or concealer? Have you tried anything from this brand? Do you want something from this brand that you want me to review? Let me know!

ANNOUNCEMENT!
I forgot to announce this at the previous post, but I will be giving away one of the TOP 5 MAC lipsticks that I included in my Top 10 Lipstick Faves (except the ‘Love Goddess’ which is a limited edition) as a lipstick series ender. It will be included at the Thanksgiving Giveaway that’s currently happening right now. Therefore, the winner of that giveaway will also be winning one of those lippies. I will not be announcing this anymore (nor in my FB/Twitter/Instagram, etc) so…
GOOD LUCK!
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  • I can’t take it anymore~!!!! I should buy this one!!!! Hahahaha Thanks Yette, for yet another review that pushes me to go in SM Aura more and come home broke. LOL Pretty layout btw.

    • You should try it! It’s affordable and it has amazing coverage.

      Thanks, Mhisha

  • rhain

    Concealer & Foundation in one! Yay another multi tasking product!

  • badudets

    Flawless finish. And I love love your very detailed review

  • Cj Escuadro

    this is really convenient! kudos to them for creating this! the cons are pretty concerning but i’m sure they’ll improve their product pa..hee..nice review ms. yette!

  • Ghen Consuegra

    been reading a lot about these brand… glad to know that they have a foundation and concealer in one tube… definitely will try these… thanks for sharing!!!

    • Thanks for dropping by!

  • Even if I have a lot of foundation and concealers already, your review makes me want to give this a try! You are so convincing! Haha. More power!

    • Haha, thanks Juvy!

  • Jho Anna

    Cool blog. Its my first time here and I enjoyed reading your review! Thanks.:)
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  • Your review is so nice.. i wanna try this product… thanks!

  • KeiFio Fave Closet

    I hope SM Megamall have this brand na kase before am looking for Essence and they don’t carry it yet good thing after a week,it was there already. I am excited to try this one because am oily I aimed for semi-matte finished. I might get the fair since foundation often oxidized on me. Thank you so much for the informative review sis:)

    • Np & Thanks Kei (don’t know what to call you, lol. Sorry)

      • KeiFio

        Call me Thea

        • Oh, ok then. Hi Thea!

          • KeiFio

            Before silent reader lang aketch ng blog mo but I decided to come out of my shell na hahaha, tc sis

  • Detailed review as always. Love it.

    sana creamy si concealer

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    This one really looks good… I want to try it out though I am not familiar with the brand. Will head on Landmark soon to check it out. Thanks for sharing

    • They’re actually good and their lip products looks promising

      • Rosalie B.Tangonan

        i hope it is available at Landmark Makati.

  • jhessicaRecto

    may naka usap akong taga uk sabi nya ung concealer daw ng collection brand is amazing ewan ko lng kung yan un tatanung ko nga ulit.. gsto ko kasi itry eh =).. pero ang cute ng pagkakagawa nito kasi ung pinaka takip nya my concealer na hehe

  • I don’t think meron kami nyan dito sa province, but still I have to give you props for your very informative review sis.. Appreciated! More to come? Hopefully!

  • Becoming Sleek

    I love the idea of this. Thanks for reviewing it, this will go into my wish list.

  • binasa ko paulit ulit ndi ko makita price? naduduling ata ako now.. parang me ganito yung 4u2? tama yung me concealer ata naman at highlighter anyway this one looks promising sana me colour collection na sa megamall.

    • Naduduling ka ba sa price? Sorry, haha

  • ang catchy ng name “cover and go”? what i really like is the price. and ang makukuha mo na both foundation and concealer! pati the coverage is really good! pero i don’t like the packaging hindi cute hahaha .oo nga pala anong lippie ang gamit mo? i loove it :> and also magaganda din ba ung other products nila :>

    • Revlon Lip Butters in Lollipop

      • i have that ang pangit saakin ng color. im jelly super pretty sayo ate yette

  • Lean Diwa Buscaino

    This is a good product to try and I think it is ok on you the foundation as you said about the concealer it isn’t in the same shade maybe it’s lighter ryt? or is it darker than the foundation?

    • The concealer is more on the pinkier side while the foundation has more yellow tones

  • Anna Rose Abalos

    Duos are always a trick to save. Haha. I think this is worth trying. I will definitely purchase and try this. Tnx for the review.

  • Leilani Gamboa

    wow sis I really like the effect on skin, i still have a stock of foundation bigay ng ate ko but i guess i will buy and give this a try.. i also feel parang di kumpleto makeup without applying concealer so i guess this is perfect for me, I cant wait to try this

  • Great review! This product looks really handy, the packaging is indeed very clever. It’s in a tube but there’s a mirror, wow! Now I wish Collection cosmetics were sold online coz I cannot wait to get my hands on them! They’re still not available in Iloilo City.

  • itsmefati

    Love this product. i tried it from my friend’s and I nearly wanna purchase it

  • Angel

    I like the mirror idea! quite innovative. I’ve seen similar packaging from Etude House. Anyway, Collection Cosmetics really makes great stuff! I have their concealer and it’s THE BEST I’ve tried so far. It’s a gift from a friend in the UK, so I’ve know idea how much it costs exactly but I was told Collection Cosmetics are really affordable back there I see even the Philippine price is affordable too!

    Angel

  • meganlev_13

    i love the packaging of this one, and i want the semi matte finish. pwede sa lahat ng skin types. ako gusto ko yung thick consistency nya yet hindi mabigat sa face. ayaw ko kse yung light yung coverage ng foundation kse minsan sa sobrang nipis ng texture mahirap ng timplahin kung too much na ang nalagay mo, ang tendency nun, cakey sya. thanks sa review.