I know I’m speaking on behalf of many makeup lovers when I say our makeup journey started at the Natural Collection counter. It’s the first brand that I ever tried and it’s what spiraled me in to my love for makeup today.
After a lot of experimenting with Natural Collection, my makeup collection carried on growing and I began welcoming new brands and products to my collection, which over time replaced the Natural Collection staples in my collection. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago on one of my many Boots trips, that I ended up back at the Natural Collection counter. Quite a lot has changed from when I first paid visits to the counter so I decided to pick some pieces up and see what my thoughts are on the products now.
The first item I picked up, the Copper Highlighting stick, definitely wasn’t around when I first began with makeup. If I’m honest, I don’t think I’d even heard of highlighter until a few years back! There’s 3 shades in the collection, Copper Glow, Rose Glow and Coral Glow, all of which I’m keen to try. I’ve loved the shade Copper Glow; it’s certainly a top competitor for a drugstore highlighting stick and a close dupe to the Benefit Watt’s Up highlighting stick.
One of the products I was most excited to re-try is the clear lipgloss, which was actually the first product from Natural Collection that I ever purchased. The packaging is still the same as it was years ago and its sweet smell of vanilla has remained one of my favourites! It’s exactly what you’d expect from a clear lipgloss, not too sticky and a perfect level of shininess.
I also picked up quite a few base items to see how they worked on my skin now. And this time, I actually picked up the correct shades for my skin tone unlike the first time round. The powder has been in and out of my bag recently and I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now. (As you may have been able to tell from how quickly it’s hit pan) With a few touch ups throughout the day I’m good to go without it feeling cakey. Blusher isn’t always my go-to product but I’ve also enjoyed using this one from the Blushed Cheeks range.
As for the cream products, the tinted moisturiser and concealer, I’m not as head over heels for them. On a minimal makeup day I may find myself reaching for the tinted moisturiser, for under £3 it was certainly a bargain. However the concealer isn’t something I’d reach for again and I believe other drugstore ones are worth paying a little extra for.
Lastly, we have lips. Probably something I spent the most money on when it came to the natural collection counter, I sure did and still do love my lipsticks! The Moisture Shine Lipsticks have gone up 50p in price since I last purchased them but have remained just as vibrant and moisturising as before. For an everyday, wearable shade, you can’t go wrong with a £2.49 lipstick!
I’d love to know what the first makeup brand is that you tried or your thoughts on Natural Collection!