As the observant ones of you might tell from the title of this post, no it didn't. But that's not to say that it's an awful product. I must point out now that there is a huge difference between a product being bad, and a product not living up to the massive hype that's been built around it. Obviously, a product can be over-hyped and bad, but 80% of the time, beauty products like this are over-hyped and just OK.
With a hype you expect fireworks. You expect to apply the product and instantly feel like your life has been changed forever and OMG what did I ever do before I found this tube/bottle/pot of heaven. This Collection concealer is definitely not bad, but it isn't quite this life changing product that everyone says it is.
Therefore, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is good for the £4.19 pricetag. It isn't amazing otherwise. I'm sure if you were told that this concealer is worth £20 odd, you would say "hmm, perhaps this isn't quite worth the money" or "I expected a little more from this". When looking for a product, you want it test it for what it is, not how much it's worth.
I wouldn't say that this blends particularly well- it could blend better and I find that it can sit quite heavily on the skin, although not heavy enough for it to be obviously cakey. The packaging is pretty rubbish. It's bog-standard and the writing had already partially dissolved off the front before I'd even used it! But should we expect that just because it was under a fiver?
Like I have previously stated, this is not a bad concealer. In fact, it is fairly average but has unfortunately been over hyped to make it seem like a wonder product just because it costs the same amount as a Starbucks coffee. I think we, particularly beauty bloggers, have a responsibility to judge the product on how it performs, and not on whether it was a bargain.
Rant over! Do you feel the same about the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer?