I have a Boots loyalty card and recently had a few pounds worth of points so I decided to treat myself to a new blusher. I liked the look of this one, having never purchased it before. The Natural Collection make-up booth in store was actually promoting these blushers as the one product in the range that receives the most positive feedback from beauty experts and consumers alike.
When choosing my shade there were only three options available. I've since discovered there are more shades available online so it may be worth checking out the online shop too.
The shade I chose is called 'Pink Cloud' and out of the colours available to me it was the brightest, boldest pink. It's a vibrant, summery shade that stands out on paler skin.
The product comes in a small pot. There is very limited information about the product on the label so I've no idea the actual size of the product. It's a smallish pot though. The only information printed on the label is that the formula is "fragrance free". You can also read the online page to find out that the blusher is "dermatologically tested".
The blusher is a set powder so when you unscrew the lid of the pot you can see a flat pressed powder with a grooved surface. I use a blusher brush to apply and the movement of the brush against the powder loosens a lot of the blusher. The powder seems very soft and almost has a fluffy texture. A lot of powder is disturbed by the brush and I often have to blow or tap my brush to get rid of excess powder before applying or it would be too heavy.
The powder has a lovely texture to apply to the skin though. It's soft and silky texture means it glides onto the skin and can be applied evenly. It's incredibly easy to place the powder where you want it on your cheeks.
I'm extremely happy with the shade. It really brightens my face and it goes well with my pale skin, blue eyes and mid-brown hair. It is the finishing touch of my make-up routine that really makes my face look great. I'm really happy to have found a lovely blusher product that only cost me £1.99 to buy! I think it's a real bargain and will definitely consider buying again in the future. I'd also consider looking at other products in this range.
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This is such a nice, effective little cheek blusher and one that definitely won't break the bank. I have been using products from The Boots natural collection for years now. When I was a teenager my friends and I loved the range as it was very affordable and we always bought something on our weekly Saturday trips in to town. As I got older I sort of forgot about it and moved on to more sophisticated make up brands but then in a bid to cut down expenses I rediscovered the range and have been excited about it.
This cheek blush powder is one product that could definitely cost more than it actually does but I like to think of it as a cheap and cheerful product, one I use daily but on just regular days and not days when I really want to make a big effort on my make up. That being said though, this is a really nice blusher and one I am pleased to use.
Boots say, "Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks are fine, soft powders that give a natural hint of colour to your cheeks." The powder comes in a little plastic disc which is see through so you can see the colour inside which I like because you can see what you are getting. Its just a small blusher but its big enough to swipe a big blusher brush across and get a good amount of powder transfer to put on your cheeks.
I find the powder is really soft and subtle and it goes onto my face nicely and just looks like my cheeks have a bit of natural colour rather than a chalky, artifical sweep of colour. It blends onto my cheeks well and adds to the look of my face. The colour lasts quite a long time, definitely all the time I have my make up on so that's perfect for me and then is really easy to take off at night.
You can purchase this cheek powder in six different colours, Peach melba, rosey glow, pink cloud, dusty pink, sweet cheeks, sugar plum, all of which are varying shades of pink which is the perfect look for your cheeks.
Each cheek powder is just £1.99 and at that price you can afford to buy all six!
I have owned this blusher in a number of shades over the years be almost always have one at the bottom of my makeup bag. Here are my thoughts.
This is a small round pot that is about one and a half the size of their doubles eye shadows, the top is see through with a set white petals with natural collection written in brown in the middle. The bottom of the pan is white and has a label with all the ingredients etc written in black in the bottom. This is good quality,classic packaging that does not give away how cheap these items really are.
There is no brush or mirror included here.
All of these are really good quality and very easy to apply , when picking this up with the brush there can be small fall out as the powder is so soft but this is minimal. The colours are all really natural and easy to blend - there is not the usual bright red included in the collection!
All of these blushes are matte with just the slight hint of glitter but this isn't too obvious at all, this could really be worn by anyone.
This does have the tendency to fade during the day, it if you were just wearing it for work it would be perfectly fine and would not need replacing.
This blusher is ruined by tears (as I found out after cutting onions) and is not too great on a sweaty face ether, for this I do have to deduct one star as it means I can't wear this during summer.
Price and availability
This can be bought in both Boots high street stores as also online. It sells for £1.99 and there is often than 3 for £5 deal on. This is 49p more expensive than the elf blushes and does not come with the mirror or brush that they do, but be blusher itself if much better quality. Any true beauty obsessive will have more than enough brushes and mirrors anyway so spend a little more and head to Boots instead.
I use a fair few of Boots Natural Collection products. Some of them I don't rate so highly but some of them are a fantastic budget buy. In this review I am going to be looking at Natural Collection Blusher.
*********What does it do?*********
Blushers are designed to add colour to your cheeks. This product is supposed to give a natural glow to your skin. This is great for me as I tend to emphasise my eyes and leave the rest of my make up quite natural looking.
There are four different colours available (peach melba, dusky pink, pink cloud and rosey glow) so that you can choose one that goes best with you skin tone. I chose the dusky pink colour.
This product is fragrance free and dermatologically tested, so it should not irritate your skin. I have sensitive skin but I've not had any problems at all with this blusher.
*********What does it look like?*********
The blusher comes in a small round white pot with a clear lid that allows you to see the product inside. The lid is stamped with "Natural Collection" .
The blusher looks quite basic, but then you would expect that from a product as cheap as this one is.
*********How do I use it?*********
This is a powder blusher and so it should be applied to the cheeks with a large round brush. There is no brush or applicator in the pot so you will need to buy one in order to use the product if you don't already have a blusher brush.
*********Where to buy and how much for?*********
This blusher is sold by Boots only as it is a part of of of their ranges. You can find it both online and in the shops.
The blusher will set you back just £1.99 which is a very good price, although there a few draw backs to using a cheaper product.
If you have a Boots advantage card then this product will earn you 4 points (that's 4p to spend in store).
*********Would I recommend it?*********
I quite like this product, especially the price of it!
The blusher is easy to apply and feels nice and light on my skin.
I find that this blusher leaves me with a nice natural looking rosy glow, but this will not last all day (it will last a fair few hours though). I find it is best to take this product with you in case you want to re-apply part way through the day (or night).
As you need to re-apply then you might use this product up a bit faster than you would use up a longer lasting blusher.
Overall this is a nice basic product, it might not be suitable if you want a strong colour and it will need re-applying over time, but it does a great job for a value product so I would recommend it to others.
I like to use blusher and I have a few in my make-up collection.
I bought this Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks blusher in Peach Melba a while ago, while looking for a cheap blusher to carry in my make-up bag as the blusher I had previously been using, by No.7, had its window broken so I didn't want to carry it in my make-up bag in case it got damaged and went everywhere.
~ Price ~
This blusher is available from Boots (who make the Natural Collection brand) for just £1.99. It is not available online from the Boots website, which currently don't seem to stock any of the Natural Collection range although I have bought Natural Collection body creams and sprays in the past from the website!
~ Packaging ~
The blusher comes in a white compact with a clear plastic lid and the Natural Collection name and logo on the top.
The blusher is visible through the clear lid.
The blusher itself appears quite shimmery, which I am not majorly keen on in a blusher as I think a nice matte finish tends to look nicer, but I didn't want to see the product go to waste so I do still use it.
On the bottom of the blusher is a sticker with the name of the blusher shade on and the Boots website address, www.boots.com, a list of ingredients and it also says 'Long lasting colour for your cheeks. Apply with large brush to the cheeks. Fragrance free'
~ Use ~
The blusher is quite large so it is easy to swirl your brush around and pick the blusher up onto your brush. It also transfers easily onto your skin and gives you a nice colour on your cheeks. The powder is quite fine and it is really easy to apply.
The shimmer in the product is very light so it is not glittery. The shimmery particles are very small.
It appears nicely on your skin and although it is notably shimmery I don't think the shimmer is too much and it doesn't look glittery or over the top at all.
I like to use this blusher, but I still prefer to use blusher without shimmer in it.
I have found the blusher to be long lasting as the product claims.
~ Conclusion ~
Although I don't think I would buy this blusher again due to the shimmer in it, I don't think it is a bad blusher and it looks nice on my skin. It is long lasting and the price is great.
The shimmer does put me off using it, but I will still continue to use the product and I won't be knocking too many stars off as the shimmer as its only fault and some people like prefer a shimmery blusher!
I don't see the point in spending out a fortune for blushers as you can find practically the same shade for a fraction of the price! Also at the moment I have been going through a bit of a Hippy phase where I try and go for the natural or organic version as appose to a chemical laden one! So off to Boots I went in search for a cheap but natural blush and was very pleased and also surprised to find exactly that in the form of Boots Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks!
The packaging is really simple and not over the top or adorned with loads of motifs and colours - however it is really stylish and nondescript with a small little, white round pot (approximately 1 and a half inch in diameter) with a clear, see through, plastic lid allowing you to view the shade which makes it much easier to choose one! The lid simply says 'Natural Collection' with a small little white petal design. And that's it - nothing more and nothing less, which I really love! With most of the Natural Collection range they all look similar and actually look natural and as though no synthetics or bad stuff has been added.
There are four shades available in this range and they are:
Dusky Pink - This shade is a sort of dull pink, but not in a bad way! If you love wearing a pink cheek but don't like it to be too over the top or too bold then this is the shade for you, also it would suit any skin tone in my opinion.
Pink Cloud - This is a very bold, bright and Barbie pink but if you do not apply too much then there is no danger in turning into a clown with two big pink cheeks. Again I think this would suit any skin tone however it gives a gorgeous summery glow if worn with a tan.
Rosey Glow - This is more of a red toned blush but not your typical rouge as there is quite a few pink tones throughout. It would suit most skin tones however I love to use this to create an English Rose Look as it sets my complexion off nicely.
Peach Melba - This shade is more of a coral blush with quite a few peachy tones but also some light pink to add to the mixture. I really like this blush however I find it washes my complexion out quite a bit!
I chose the Dusky Pink shade as I found it was a perfect day time shade because it is not too bold but also not too light so that you can't see it! This blush is a powder blush so I prefer to apply this with a brush or an angled brush to create a flushed look, however you can use your fingers for a more natural look or alternatively you can use a sponge - just be careful where you apply it! It's very easy to pick up the product on my brush and you can tap off the excess with ease into the lid so that you don't waste any! I start on the apples of my cheeks and then blend along the cheekbones towards the hair line, it blends very well and does not sit in one place or appear dry at all - which is sometimes the case with powder blushes.
I love this blusher and have enjoyed using it as part of my daily routine, the packaging is concise and compact enough to take on the go, the ingredients are natural and good for the skin, it blends really well, lasts for ages and does not cake and best of all it is only £1.99! What more could you ask for?
Natural Collection is only currently available at Boots or Boots.com, why spend out a fortune when you can spend £1.99 for something similar?
This review has nothing to do with brides buy I thought it would be funny considering I am reviewing a blush, no? I picked this up in Peach Melba after hearing everyone rave about it on Youtube and now it's review time!
The packaging is basic and simply and has a white plastic lower 'body' in which the blush sits and then a clear on top with the 'Natural Collection' logo on top in which you can see the product. I like the packaging, it's nothing special but I adore the simplicity of it and for £1.99 you can't go wrong. The pan of the blush fell out one day but I am not too fussy about that because there's nothing a little super glue can't fix - although I have yet to do it!
This particular shade is a lovely warm colour and it is perfect for a nice glow and warmth to the skin as it has peachy undertones (duh) and I use it sometimes as a bronzer/blush maybe not the best look but when well blended it looks fine. The formula can be a bit powdery but nothing overly dangerous as I know that this does tend to be bothersome to some people. This blush is very blendable and buildable and it works perfectly find for a fair/medium skin tone like me (NC25/30 for reference) But this does work with much warmer and darker skin tones, maybe not really dark skin tones as these blushers aren't THAT pigmented however I do think that Pink Cloud would show up and give a nice healthy glow :) The longevity of this product is perfect for me as it can last up to 4-5 hours, not that much for other people but enough for me and it wears nicely and does not leave your skin patchy. Also, these blushers are fragrance free, so that is always a bonus, eh ;D
These are available in 4 similar shades however they are a bit different but they are completely wearable on an every day basis. The four shades are: Peach Melba, Rosey Glow, Pink Cloud, and Dusky Pink in Boots only. But I have seen a couple of swatches on different blogs so I am not completely sure if there are more or maybe the have been discontinued? The first two shades are for those who like a nude/bronzey colour and the last two are more of a pink shade, Pink Cloud being more of a brighter colour however still wearable.
I do not think that one can get a more pigmented blush for only £1.99. This blush is perfect for those who want a quality product on a budget! I have probably said this in every review but stock up when Boots are having their offers!
Hope this helped! x
Also written on Ciao! :D
I am a big fan of blusher and I wear it almost everyday. It is the item in my makep bag that I cannot live without. I normally buy Bourjois blush as I think it is the best quality one out there that I have used, however when im not feeling too flush and need to save the pennies I tend to go for this one by Natural Collection.
Natural Collection is Boots own brand of cosmetics and is incredibly cheap. Their blush is only £1.99, and they often have a 3 for £5 offer on so you can combine this with some of their other products aswell which is an absolute bargain.
The blush itself comes in 4 shades, Pink Cloud (my favourite and the one I am reviewing here), Peach Melba, Dusky Pink and Rosey Glow. The Pink Cloud shade the the brightest and pinkest of them all, and you really dont need alot on your cheeks to get that rosy glow. I prefer blushers that are actually pink and rosy rather than bronzing so if our like me then this is the best shade to go for.
The product comes in a small white pot with a lid that screws off, there is not brush provided so you have to use your own or use your finger to rub it on your cheeks (a brush is definitely better). Unlike the Bourjois blush, this one is quite soft and crumbles easily, you barely have to touch your brush to it to get a brush full. Because of this I also find that it can get everywhere, and it also doesnt last too long in the pot as it is so soft. So I find that this one has to be replaced every month or so, which is quite often compared to others! As it is so soft you can also easily end up with too much on your brush and therefore too much on your face and so look a bit like a clown. So you just have to get used to barely running your brush over it. The other downside is that it doesnt seem to stay on your face very long, I ifind I have to re-apply this every 2-3 hours or so otherwise it just isnt there anymore. It doesnt have any particular scent that I notice, which isnt too bad - atleast it doesnt smell horrible!
Overall, this isnt a great blusher and needs re-applying quite often and doesnt last long and needs replacing more often than i'd like. However at £1.99 for a tub it certainly does the trick and I cant really complain. So overall I will give this blusher 3 stars, it is ab absolute bargain and a really nice bright colour - I just wish it could last longer.
Until recently I was using a much more expensive Bourjois blusher but it suddenly dawned on me that this had been in my make-up bag for quite some time and was in all probability, way past its best. I'm not in the market for anything too expensive these days and unfortunately, the Bourjois falls into this category for me these days so I set about finding a cheaper alternative. My Mum uses quite a bit of Natural Collection make-up and having had good experiences with one of their mascaras, I figured that I might as well give their blusher a whirl too.
This is a powder blusher which comes in a small pot. There's no mirror in the pot but I often find these to be too small to be any real use to me anyway so that's no major loss. Using it is very simple and you simply dip the brush into the pot. I do often find that what is collected on my brush is far more than I'd ever want to put on my face so I usually have to tap the brush onto the back of my hand to get rid of excess. This isn't something that happened very often with the Bourjois that I previously used as that seemed to collect just enough for my liking. At first, I thought that I could simply sweep the excess off my face with the brush if the effects were too strong but this didn't work at all so I've learnt to get the right amount on the brush in the first place. I tend to only apply a minute amount of blusher as I can easily look like a clown with too much so a subtle glow is what I'm after. Once I've got rid of the excess, there is usually a much more manageable amount left to just sweep across my face.
I'm naturally quite pale but I do like to have a bit of colour in my cheeks. I have the Peach Melba shade in this range, which is a mid shade and gives me just enough colour without being too intense. The blurb on the back claims that the blusher is long-lasting and I'd agree with this. I put this on in the morning before work and I still have the same rosy glow when I get back in the early evening and sometimes it lasts right up until I go to bed. Not bad for a budget buy at all!
At just £1.99, it's a much cheaper alternative to my previous blusher. Based on its effects, this is great value for money.
Yes, definitely! It's affordable and actually does last most, if not all, of the day. This isn't something that I really expected at all from such a reasonably-priced product so that pleases me.
Blusher is my second favourite make up product mascara being the one thing I would have to take to a desert island with me, so as a result I have a lot of them, ranging from powdered, to crème to loose. All, according to my husband are the same colour, but what would he know, we women know the subtle difference between a dusky pink and a berry pink!
Anyway I was in Boots recently and I picked up the Boots natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Dusky Pink for £1.99, the Natural Collection is also often on a 3 for £5 offer, so it worth picking up a few things to try if nothing else.
The blush comes in a small plastic tube with a twist off lid that is easy to use, it does not come with an applicator brush, but for the price you cannot expect it and I find that such brushes are either too small to be useful or I just prefer the one I have.
The blusher is pressed, is fragrance free and Dermatologically tested. The blush is described as giving your cheeks a natural hint of colour to your cheeks. The collection comes in 4 shades, Peach Melba, Dusky Pink, Pink Cloud and Rosey Glow.
I apply the blush on top of my foundation using a large blusher brush which I swirl around the tub to get a good amount of product and then I apply it to the apples of my cheeks. I then apply my pressed powder over the top. The colour is good, slightly dark and matte, with a hint of shimmer, it applies well and you do not get a lot of product loss. I find that t does not last all day, but then gain the product does say that is supposed to give a hint of colour, so I supposed that is to be expected. I would say that it last around 3-4 hours, by which time I notice I am looking bit pale, so sometimes I reapply.
The only problem I have with the blush is that once you have used the product enough that you start to see the empty base it falls part very quickly and what remains is lost, usually all over my bathroom floor!. But this is a general criticism of most blushers in tubs like this one.
Overall I would recommend this product to others, especially if you are on a budget, as the colours is good, it's easy to apply and the price is great.
I was never a fan of blushers because I thought it would make my face looked like a clown, but then one of my friend told me that I looked pale and I needed some color. Choosing a blusher was a big task for me because from my experience it would either too red or too orange. The reason why I gave this product a try was because it was very affordable so I thought it might be a good idea for a starting point.
This product was amazing.
I chose the "Pink Cloud" colour and it was wonderful. It's so easy to apply, and it didn't make my face looked like boiled crab. I use it everyday now, because it gives me the natural healthy blush. It feels light in my skin and didn't give me any side effects like itch or spots, so I think this product is good enough.
However, although in the bottom of the packaging it said that it has long lasting colour, I don't think it is. Of course I can still see the remaining colour in the end of the day, but it wears of after two or three hours. Better bring it on the purse for a nice touch up if you need to maintain your look.
I was browsing in Boots just before Christmas for some make-up and came across the Boots Natural Collection, I noticed that Natural Collection make-up was cheaper than the usual Maxfactor and Maybelline or Avon make-up I buy, so I decided I might as well give some of their products a try to see if I could maybe save a few pounds on make-up.
One of the products that I decided to try out was the blush, it comes in four different shades, these are Dusky Pink, Peach Melba, Pink Cloud and Rosey Glow. I decided to buy the Dusky Pink colour which is a medium coloured pink (not too light, but not really dark either).
Using this blusher is really easy, it is applied in exactly the same way as other blushers I have used before, and the results that I got from this blusher were great when it was first applied, it looked really natural and the colour really matched my pale skin tone as it wasn't too bright and fake looking.
As the day goes by however, this blusher tends to fade away and by the end of the day which is quite annoying as I normally don't have time re-apply my make-up after I have put it on in the morning. However this is common with lots of the blushers that I use and I tend to expect this when I am using powder blush.
I have quite sensitive skin and have had no problems with this blusher yet, also it hasn't dried out my skin which can happen with some make-ups. This blusher is perfume free which makes it less harsh to use on sensitive skin.
This blush comes in compact form and does not come with an applicator, so you will need to have a blusher brush at home in order to apply it most effectively. Most of the more expensive brands of blusher normally have applicator brushes with them, but it isn't really worth it in my opinion to pay extra for an applicator, when I have a blusher brush at home that works just as well.
Boots Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks blusher costs £1.99 for a tub, which is a really good price for a blusher as I usually spend £8 on my usual blusher by Avon. Another thing to look out for when you are buying this product is that Natural Collection products are often put on offer for 3 for £5, which makes them even cheaper.
Overall I think that this is a really good product, it is cheap and cheerful and the results from the Dusty Pink colour that I use are really natural and blend really nice on my cheeks. I would definitely recommend this product and overall would give it 4 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under loorainek90
Blusher is not really an essential is my eyes, but I always like to have one around for those days when I'm looking extra pale. Because I don't find it a necessity, I don't like to spend too much on it, so opting for the cheapest blusher there is in Boots, I go for the Natural Collection Blusher.
Natural Collection is a company which uses only natural products in their cosmetics. The range sells most essential make-up items, such as lipsticks, foundations, concealer, eye shadow and mascaras. Most of the range is sold at £1.99 and is only sold at Boots. The range is usually on 3 for £5 at all Boots stores.
The blusher is sold in 4 shades; Peach Melba, Pink Cloud, Dusky Pink and Rosey Glow. The product costs just £1.99.
The blusher comes in a round plastic pot, with a transparent lid and a white pot. On the lid is the logo 'Natural Collection' and on the back is the bar code, and the shade. The bottom of the pot also has the recycling sign and we are told that this product is 'long lasting colour for the cheeks.' And that it's 'fragrance free'. The packaging is plain, but represents the 'natural' aspect of the company.
The actual blusher is tightly pressed into the pot. To apply all you need is a blusher or powder brush, and all you have to do is to sweep the brush over the surface of the product a few times. This should allow you to pick-up enough product for one cheek. You then just lightly glide the brush over your cheek until the colour you want is provided. And then you need to repeat for the other cheek.
The product is easy to pick up on the brush and doesn't come lose in the pot to easily. The blusher sits nicely on your skin and even better on powder/foundation, and it lasts most of the day, without re-appliance.
The product is durable, but the only issue I have found with it is that it can smash in your toiletry bag if you're not careful, leaving you with a blusher more like a loose powder!
As part of the 'natural' range it is good on skin, and shouldn't case any upset to your face. The blusher is easy to remove with a make-up wipe or face wash ect.
In conclusion at just £1.99 it's definitely a great purchase and a good blusher. I have awarded it five stars because you most definitely get good value for money and would just recommend you be careful not to smash it!
The product is available in store from Boots or online at www.boots.co.uk
Thank you for reading; I hope this was of some use to you!
Also posted on Ciao under the username of Georgia713.
Natural Collection products are usually £1.99 each or 3 for £5, which is a really good deal if you ask me! Unlike most cheap make-up this range is good quality and doesn't have any funny chemical smells, as the products are fragrance-free.
I own the blusher in Pink Cloud, which is a medium pink, not too soft, not too bright. The product applies smoothly with a blusher brush as it is fine milled pressed powder. The pigmentation is just right in my opinion, not over-pigmented so that the colour looks clownish, but enough colour that you don't need to build it up. The packaging claims the blush is long-lasting, and it does last reasonably well, but isn't the most long-wearing product. It needs to be re-applied every 4 hours or so.
Pink Cloud would suit all skin tones and is great for adding a healthy, natural looking flush to cheeks. All in all, highly recommended for such a low price.
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks: Producer says: long lasting colour for the cheeks, fragrance free.
White plastic package with screw on, see trough lid, Package can be recycled.
My skin is dry-sensitive, prone to blemishes especially in T-zone, fair, my colour Pink Cloud.
My opinion - I'm loving it! I use it 90% of times when I'm wearing make-up - mostly for work. It is giving me natural, healthy pink flash.
Blush is not overly pigmented, but good enough to be seen, very wearable and perfect for everyday look. Product easy to apply, difficult to overdo it - so perfect for beginners and on the go.
I apply mine using brush, I dip brush in the blush, tap off excess on the lid, then I smile and put blush first on apple of my chicks and then work it out in stroke motions towards my ears over cheek bone and done!
There is quite a lot of product in the package so will last you very long.
Deffinetly will last on your cheeks up to 8hrs, but for this size of product and price I do not mid to reapply it during day.
I will recommend shade Pink Cloud to people with pale/fair skin tone as is looking so natural.
Blush is easy to apply - so perfect for teens and busy girls on the go - I am so confident about this product that I am sometimes applying it without mirror.
Will I buy it - definitely, as is as good as other blushes I bought before for 3-4 times more.
Looking forward to try other shades!!!!
Add a hint of colour to your cheek bones /