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I’m pretty sure if you live in the UK and have walked into a Boots you’ll almost always and a lot of the time bypass the Natural Collection display for the many other more interesting looking make up. There’s nothing wrong with that and for a long time I’ve done that myself. Even after realising that for maybe the last 8 months I couldn’t live without my eyeshadow in Crushed Walnut by them. It’s my perfect shade for my eyebrows and I haven’t found anything that I’ve even fancied trying to replace it with. Even with this I only recently revisited looking at the brand. I’ve been having not so much skin issues but foundation fails as in everything that normally works for me just feels like it looks a mess. This is why I tried them out, back to some very basic products that have pleasantly surprised me. This is a really affordable brand that has bee overlooked all too often.
Natural Collection – Tinted Moisturiser
Due to the fact that the brand is so very basic this only comes in three shades. I tested out the shade Fair which I picked and was happy with it. You really have to not look at the shade above an assume that’s what your going to get as it’s a moisturiser the shade blends out and only gives a light coverage. This didn’t cake up on me it feels like a very balmy thick moisturiser but you can just blend it out and layer more on if you have dry skin like me. It’s not gonna win any awards for doing anything spectacular but it’s a basic prep for your skin. You can tell it’s evened you out but not covered much.
Natural Collection – Loose Powder
Another good basic to have which this is the first one I’ve had where I’ve actually used it. Not because others were no good but I just hear everyone say they are such a big faff to mess around using I avoided them. This one is the neutral translucent shade which it is but compared with the tinted moisturiser this is a few shades lighter. It’s not what you would count as the most finely milled ever but it works just fine with my N07 face brush. If anything it when I opened it I didn’t end up with that puff of smoke effect you normally get that’s quickly followed by a fit of sneezing. Between the two they actually made the pores on my nose not so noticable.
Natural Collection – Blushed Cheeks
When I first swatched this I thought something was wrong with it as it just seemed like there was no pay off in colour what so ever. I left it then had a go with a blusher brush and it’s not highly pigmented but it is buildable. This would be great for someone not used to using blush as it’s hard to go far wrong with it. The shade Rosey Glow is very similar almost a matte dupe of the Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Poppy Plum, it doesn’t sit out of place it’s like the perfect natural flush. No shimmer in it and if somehow you did go overboard you can always go back over with the loose powder.
This trilogy together gives a nice matte based that doesn’t look powdery at all. It’s smoothed out the surface of my skin and looks completely natural even though this is a big improvement from what I started with. I haven’t worn any concealer with it even though i have the left over on a few spots it’s still blured them out a little which is enough for me.
The best part about this set is they are all just £1.99 each and whenever theres a 3 for 2 on Natural Collection is 99% on that offer. If you have a Boots Advantage card you and you want to but something from the Natural Collection brand there is always a 50p in points voucher you can print off in store at the Advatage card machine.
I got all these for £3.98 + 50 Boots points.