Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Natural Collection - A bargain or just bad quality?

The natural collection makeup has always stood out from the rest - because it's half the price! But is this seemingly great makeup line worth buying? The price is great, but sometime you get what you pay for, and some items in the Natural Collection obey this rule. Everything is under £2, meaning that many teenage girls think that it is a great alternative to other brands like Maybelline, Revlon and Barry M. So, to help you decide, I'm going to do a run down of the products, and tell you whether they're worth it or not. 

Foundation/Tinted moisturizer: This is thick and cakey, and the colour range is very limited - it doesn't go pale enough for the 'English rose', and only has 3/4 colours in total. When you squeeze it out of the bottle, it comes out in lumps, making it horrible to apply to the face. And don't be fooled by the name - it's not natural at all, and will clog up your pores if you're not careful!

Concealer: The colours are better than the foundations, but is still quite limited. The coverage is not the best and the stick snaps easily, but it is still good for the £2 you pay. It does cover most spots and under eye bags, and isn't cakey.

Loose/pressed powder: This does set makeup but will not last all day, only for a few hours, so you would have to reapply. Mattifys your face but shine will come through by the end of the day, so it's probably better for a dryer skin type. Again, the colour range is not great, but it does match most skin tones.

Blush & Bronzer: Not very pigmented, but they have a variety of bronzers and all the blush colours are very pretty, some with a slight shimmer to them. The cream blushes, however, wear off within about an hour, and barely show up on the cheeks even when first applied. Some of the powder blushes are more pigmented than the others, and their is a colour for all skin tones.

Eyeshadow: Large range of colours, some are more pigmented than others, but all are really pretty and definitely worth the money. My favorite colours are Barley, Butterscotch and Willow.

Eyeliners: Creamy, with a good colour payoff. The olive green coloured one looks beautiful if you have red or brown hair. They don't have many different colours though, so if you want a wider selection I would suggest Barry M or Rimmel. The colours they do have are all very wearable, and all seem to stay well throughout the day.

Lip-glosses/Lipsticks: The lip-glosses come in a variety of colors, some with glitter and others without. The colour payoff depends on which colour you choose, as some have a more opaque finish than others. The lipsticks don't stay on for very long, but there are some pretty colours so if you're prepared too reapply throughout the day then they could work for you!

Mascara: Not the best, but not the worst either. It does the job, but I do not find that it makes my lashes look much thicker or longer. The clear mascara is good for setting you're eyebrows if you want to keep them in place, but it doesn't really do too much for the lashes.

I hope that you found this review helpful - be sure to check back soon for more reviews! If there is something specific you want us to try out, just tell us in the comments either here on our blog, or tweet us @Lameyyy

 - L x

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