Sunday, 12 May 2013

Collection Illuminating Touch: A Review

Recently thanks to Boots and their amazing 3 for 2 offers I have been changing up my makeup and trying some new products (well new to me anyway).  Since going nuts and buying a load of makeup (see here, for what I bought), I have been doing a few reviews to let y’all know what I think, and this is yet another one of those little gems.

I had been hearing very good things about the Collection Illuminating Touch under eye concealer, and thought I should give it a go.  I have always used normal concealer under my eyes, and always thought that was about as good as it was going to get...  But I was wrong, because this stuff is flippin’ fantastic!

The coverage is amazing!  I now have no dark circles under my eyes, which considering the time I get up in the morning, is extraordinary!   I now no longer look like a tired smack addict, which is always a plus side!

I chose, what is probably the darkest of the shades, number 3 Glow, which, when I took it outside into the sunlight, I realised was a lot more yellowy than my skin tone.  However, this worked out very well as actually the colour covers perfectly and blends very well into my skin tone.  Just a heads up for you there, just in case, like me, you have vampire pale skin, and were worried about choosing a darker shade.

The applicator is a brush tip with a twist base.  This is the only down side to the product as it takes a while for the product to work through into the brush, and sometimes you can twist it a little too much under the assumption that nothing is coming through and then have a big splodge of it sitting on the brush.   The key I have found is to twist the base two clicks, hold the product with the brush facing down and then give it a little time to come through, this is normally enough to cover both eyes.

Overall, I love this stuff, and when it runs out I will most definitely be buying more.  For the price I will also say that it is amazing value and will most certainly be trying their concealer next!

So yup, I highly recommend it and I think it will become a firm favourite in my makeup bag!

Ta ra,


  1. This is my all time favourite concealer! I love it

  2. This sounds great! I need a new concealer anyway :)

  3. I need to try a cheap concealer for my horrible dark circles, thanks for the review, xoxo.

  4. This sounds really good! I've been meaning to try this for a while but I've just never gotten round to it! Think I will now :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  5. looks like a great product!
    - Janine

  6. This sounds amazing! It would be great to see a before and after shot

    1. That's a good idea for my next reviews thank you, although I don't think the public are ready to see me looking like I haven't slept in years haha



  7. I will also definitely be taking advantage of the Boots offers going round at the moment. Always a great opportunity to re-vamp your make up bag and expand your collection.

  8. Wow, this sounds fantastic! Glad you're loving it. Wish we had Collection here in Canada!


  9. I have heard nothing but good things about this product - I will have to try it now :)

  10. Not used this one yet ... Will have to I've it a go whilst on 3 or 2

    Carrieanne x

  11. This looks great! I'm going to keep an eye out and get it!