I love testing out new foundations. I get convinced that I have found the ultimate trio (foundation, concealer and setting powder) that offers both a flawless look and coverage. Then I stumble into boots and realise I have points to spend on my advantage card and then this haul happened. Today I will be reviewing three products from the Brand Collection (used to be Collection 2000).
Collection is a very affordable drugstore brand and is always part of a 3 for 2 deal. They sell all kinds of makeup from primers, eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks ect.
This foundation come in a slightly frosted sturdy glass bottle with a pump and a clip on lid, for a drug store foundation this is great!. You get 30ml of product which is standard for most foundations. This only cost £5.99!. I chose the shade ‘Porecelain’ which is the lightest shade out of five. They cater for lighter skin tones but are seriously lacking for darker skinned beauties. The consistency of this foundation is a semi thick liquid. I found it easiest to blend it in with my Real Techniques expert sponge and it did leave my face looking pretty flawless. I will say however only use this spareingly as a little goes along way and it does have great coverage. Just be careful not to use too much as this can get look cakey very quickly. This shade was quite light for me on first application but after a hour of wearing it I did noticed that it had oxidised on me to a shade darker. I’m not sure if this was because the beauty oil I use underneath my base or if the foundation does this naturally but it then matched my skin so I wasn’t complaining!. This stayed on my face all day and only started to break up around my nose in the evening after ten hours wear without a touch up.
This was a repurchase from me, I have gone through almost ten tubes of this concealer as its one of my favourites. In my opinion I think its a great dupe for the Mac Pro Longwear concealer that used to be my holy grail concealer. It has great coverage and it is easy to apply with its doe foot applicator. What I love most about this is that it has a brightening effect under my eyes and doesn’t crease when baked with loose powder!. The only downside to this product is that you don’t get much in a tube, but for £4.19 you can over look that as it makes short work of covering blemishes and dark circles.
This powder is enriched with witch hazel that is well know at clearing blemishes on the skin. It has a smooth finely milled texture and feels very light and weightless on the skin. It is easy to apply with a fluffy powder brush and does give any flashback or white cast in photos or harsh lighting. It comes in a sturdy plastic case so if you are accident prone like me and drop everthing its not likey to break. This costs £3.99 and gives a nice soft matte finish to my foundation and concealer.
(Please ignore my lippy, I may have had my breakfast after taking this photo)
I am really impressed with these three products, they work so well in conjunction with eachother and for the absolute steal of £14.17 for a face of high coverage makeup its great for those on a budget!.
What collection goodies have you tried? Let me know in the comments below!.
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