Monday, 11 June 2012

Samantha's Secret | Natural Collection Lipsticks

Having a mooch around Boots this week I stopped at the Natural Collection counter and had a look - it's usually a make I would skip over in favour of more renowned brands or high-end makeup. But with the recent developments in makeup I am constantly surprised at the quality of drugstore make-up (Collection 2000 for instance - who would have bought cheapo concealer from them last year?!) and thought I would give some of their products a try.

I've heard good things about their lipsticks, and since they are ridiculously priced at £1.99 I picked up a couple.

L-R: Sheer Natural in Lotus, Moisture Shine in Pink Mallow
 I was so pleasantly surprised by these lipsticks. Firstly, although they are in two different formulations; Sheer Natural and Moisture Shine, they are both extremely soft, moisturising and don't feel cheap and nasty.
Lotus is a lovely sheer, slightly gold nude and amazingly, Pink Mallow is so similar to Mac Viva Glam Gaga - a teeny bit darker and obviously more sheer but so wearable and lovely.  The only thing I disliked about this lippie was that it gathered a little on the inside of my lip - that dreaded white line.

L-R: Lotus, Pink Mallow

I would definitely recommend checking out these lipsticks and finding a shade that you like - as the texture is great and they are easy, daily lippies that you can chuck in your handbag and not worry about the plastic mundane packaging.

I haven't tried the NC individual eyeshadows yet either - any to recommend girls? Helloooo to new followers - do introduce yourself in comments if your reading this would be nice to know you all!!


  1. I have pink mallow and love it, I love their single eye shadow in willow too! :) xx

  2. I pretty much have all of their nudes + pinks as they're all such good pigmentation and are all so wearable.

    I use their single eyeshadow in Crushed Walnut - not for eyeshadow at all but for my eyebrows as it's perfect for making my eyebrows look more defined. It has amazing pigmentation, definitely a worth swatching in store :) xo

    1. Ah thats good to know thankyou! I need a new brow shadow- I wonder if it will match me also!xx
      Samantha's Secret

  3. I've heard so many good things about these, the price is amazing. Definitely need to purchase one or more soon. :)


  4. I love natural collection, the lash length mascara is magic! The first time I wore it my boyfriend asked if I was wearing falsies cause my eyelashes looked so much longer. I also use their pressed powder, it gives more of a translucent finish than other pressed powders but I prefer that because I like my skin to be able to breathe, it's a similar coverage to a loose powder but with less mess. And I use the liquid eyeliner too, it's a bit trickier than ones like rimmel cause it doesn't have a precision brush but it gives a really thin line and it lasts really well.
    I think a lot of people skip it because they don't expect much from such small prices but it's actually pretty decent quality! I would definitely recommend you try some of their other products, as you can tell I'm a little obsessed haha!
    kath / xxx

    1. Aha - that's sweet of you to let me know!! I'm looking for a powder at the moment so that sounds amazing I'll def have to have a look at more of their things!!xx


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