Budget Beauty #1 – Natural Collection Blusher

29 Aug

Welcome back lovelies! Some of you may or may not know that I am re-entering the scary world of education in 3 weeks time! Eeek!! That’s right, i’m off to university which means student lifestyle and budgeting….sad times. 

With all that in mind, I have decided that I really need to embrace my thrifty side and seek out all things beauty that will fit into my shoe-string budget.

For the wedding last month, I was on the hunt for a new blusher. Now I know what you’re thinking, I say budget blusher, you say Sleek right? Let’s face it, it was first to my mind also. However they’re £4.99, not breaking the bank I know and they’re super pigmented for the price but I thought I would try do one better.

One of the make-up counters I always seem to walk past in Boots is the Natural Collection counter. This is Boot’s own brand of make-up and if I summed it up in 3 words from first impressions it would be cheap, unattractive and unimpressive. However I have eaten humble pie as far as this brand is concerned.

Natural Collection – Blushed Cheeks – Peach Melba

The first thing I would like to say about this blusher is the packaging leaves a lot to be desired. It’s in the same faux pas category as the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush packaging – not pretty. However for the very attractive price of £1.99 I am so willing to look past that, after all never judge a book by it’s cover!

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The blusher is available in 4 different shades, each all a variation of a pinky nude: Peach Melba, Rosey Glow, Pink Cloud & Dusky Pink. I chose Peach Melba as the initial swatch seemed to compliment the warm undertones in my skin. Since I purchased this I have not used another blusher! I am incredibly fair skinned and I often find most blush looks really awful on me, it either doesn’t suit my skin, doesn’t blend well or looks cakey!

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This blush creates a really natural glow that sits really softly on the skin, it is well pigmented so you don’t need a lot to create the desired effect but it’s easily build-able so it would suit darker skin tones too!

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Have you tried any of the Natural Collection range before? What other beauty budget brands would you recommend?

Much Love x

P.S Generally there is an offer with this range to buy any 3 products for £5.00! Definitely reason to go investigate! x

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5 Responses to “Budget Beauty #1 – Natural Collection Blusher”

  1. MarleyJustine August 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    That color is absolutely beautiful – I’ll have to see if I can find it online!

    Marley
    http://marleyjustine.wordpress.com

    • Little Red August 29, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      It is really pretty! I love that it’s not too ‘obvious’ that you’re wearing blusher! Good luck in your search, Boots sell it through their website 🙂

      Ellie xx

  2. Rebecca August 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    I haven’t tried a Natural Collection blusher yet but their powder is decent and their nail varnishes aren’t bad either. MUA would be a good brand for you to try too if you are on a budget as some of their stuff is fantastic! Also I highly recommend Miss Sporty nail polishes, and shopping on fragrancedirect.co.uk where high street brands are really cheap (e.g. OPI polishes for half price and Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks for £1!)

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