Collection New Palettes
I’ve flagged Collection before as a budget brand that often goes over and above in terms of design and quality, so if I tell you that not one of the products I’m about to show you costs more than £6, you can see why they’re here again. Don’t get me wrong; Estee Lauder they are not, and the cardboard packaging holds together on a wing and a prayer. But, you will get a very decent pay off and texture for your money; one that does the job but doesn’t necessarily set the world on fire. The FaceTheDay Palette above has blush, bronzer, highlighter and four eyeshadow colours.
In particular, I like the BlushAndGlow palette (the cheapest item at £4.99) which covers off bronzer, highlighter, peach and pink for cheeks. The product goes on perfectly nicely and there’s a mix of matte and shimmer.
It’s all kinds of useful. I haven’t tested these for longevity by the way.
The one item I don’t like is the YourStyleYourMood palette – it just seems far too fiddly and you’d need a tiny brush to get any product up from the smaller shadows. On the othe other hand, it’s ten different shades for £5.99 with a mix of matte and shimmer. What am I complaining about, again?!
The one thing I am going to flag as a big problem is that on Boots.com, where Collection is stocked, if you key in ‘Collection palette’ you get every single palette under the sun. Collection might be a great name but it’s not only used for this brand (Boots have a Natural Collection brand, but also what poppped up was a Champney’s Men’s Range Collection and even a child’s glove and hat set…) so searches are very difficult. Faced with something like 24 pages of search to find out if these palettes are even in stock – I’m afraid I gave up.
The main page picture is of the ConcealAndLightLikeAPro palette – eight varying concealers for everything from blemish concealing to brightening. If you’ve never dabbled with the whole colour-conceal thing (such as yellow for dark circles), it’s quite a decent playground for doing so although I think I’d personally upgrade to a better quality for around the eye area.
Frustratingly, I don’t have a launch date for the Collection New Palettes, but they’re very well worth looking out for on your next foray into Boots.
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