Product Type: Boots makeup
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A poor lipgloss
Boots Collection 2000 Pure Gloss
Member Name: hlb2009
Boots Collection 2000 Pure Gloss
Advantages: Nice colour
Disadvantages: no staying power at all!
I bought this lip gloss several months ago as I was looking for a new one and I wanted to buy something that was within my price range and looked good. I have several lip glosses already in my collection which are from Clinique but at the moment I can't afford to pay Clinique prices so I looked around Boots for a cheaper alternative and opted for this brand- Collection 2000.
I don't have many products from this brand anymore but when I was younger I used to have a lot of their range as they are very good value for money and usually do the job well so I was quite happy with buying from Collection 2000 again.
There were several colours to chose from including:
As you can tell by their names they are not very descriptive of what the colours actually are! You have no idea just by hearing the names what they look like! Well they are very varied with Diamond Diva being a silvery colour and Superglam being a pale pink and Vixen being bright pink! The colour which I went for was Superglam I chose this colour because it looked as though it would be a good contrast on my lips without being too bright. I wasn't wanting something that was very loud and in your face but rather subtle without just looking too boring. This colour does look quite dark in the tube but once on your lips it isn't as dark.
The tube that it comes in it sqaure which I like, I think it makes it look quite classy and a little different instead of just being round. The lid is silver which is also the top of the wand. I do like this silvery lid, again I think it makes it look quite classy and it did sell it to me somewhat! It may be quite a cheap product in comparison to others but it definitely doesn't look it.
You can see the lipgloss inside so you can see the colour which is good- although like I said not very accurate in terms of shade as I found it was different once I applied it to my lips.
The wand is quite long- it reaches all the way down to the bottom of the bottle which is about as long as a usual mascara tube. The 'brush' on the end of the wand is very small which I don't actually find very useful. I think it ends up bringing out too much gloss- whenever I pull the wand out it's like a huge blob of gloss on a tiny brush which makes it quite messy to apply. I have to wipe it on the side of the bottle so the excess gloss isn't dripping everywhere which again is rather messy. I find applying it quite difficult with the brush being so small, you have to take several strokes to cover your lips unlike with other brands of lip gloss.
The actual effect looks nice- for about ten minutes! It shimmers nicely on my lips like I would expect from this gloss given it's name! It really is a nice look but what I really don't like about it is that it doesn't last, it has no staying power whatsoever! It literally goes within minutes even if I haven't had a drink. I do appreciate that often having a drink will mean that your lip gloss does not look as good or can disappear but what happens with this is that it just doesn't stay no matter what! I put this on before going out and by the time I reached my destination it had completely gone.
I am really disappointed by this as I was hoping it would be better. I think that in future I will be sticking with Clinique lip glosses as I find that they have better staying power. I do think that the bottle looks good on this and that the colour itself is very nice, however, it's difficult to apply, it doesn't seem to stay on for long and it is a bit messy so therefore I am not happy with it. I will be giving this product 2 out of 5 stars which is maybe generous considering it doesn't really stay on your lips so what is the point?