“ Brand: Boots Natural Collection / What it does: Bronzes, „
The budget brand of make up from Boots; Natural Collection can be a bit hit and miss, some products in the range are fantastic, with some you certainly get what you pay for (which is not much at all!). These bronzing pearls are in my opinion one of the better items from the collection.
The bronzing pearls come in a small round pot with a clear base and a white screw top lid. On the lid there is a stylised flower type logo and the words Natural Collection.
The packaging looks ok (though nothing special) and it allows you to see how much bronzer is left, which is great.
Natural collection products are only available to buy in Boots. You can buy these bronzing pearls on-line or in store.
The bronzer will set you back just £1.99 and if you have a Boots advantage card you will earn 4 points from this purchase (spend a penny more and you'll get yourself 8 points).
The bronzer is available in two shades; sahara sun or tropical tan. I chose sahara sun and I like the results of this shade on my skin.
Using the product
When I first opened the pot to use the bronzer I noticed that you have to be a little careful in order to not spill the bronzing balls everywhere as the neck of the pot is fairly wide and the balls are fairly small.
There is no brush or applicator with this product, so you will need something to apply it with. I use a fairly large, round blusher brush.
To apply the bronzer you simply swirl your brush over the bronzing balls and then sweep it across your face.
After a while of use the bronzing balls do start to crumble into powder. I find that you have to be a little careful when this happens so that you do not end up with too much powder on your brush.
Boots say; "Natural Collection SunTint Bronzing Pearls give a natural sunny glow to the skin." and the product certainly does what it promises for me. Some bronzing pearls can leave you looking like you've been tangoed, but this one gives the look of a lovely natural tan.
The product lasts well, after a day of wearing it or after a night out with it on it usually seems to have faded a little but it will still be on my skin,
I have found the product easy to remove with wipes or make up removal lotions.
I have quite sensitive skin and like other products in the Natural Collection range, this bronzer does not irritate my skin at all.
This is a great price for a good bronzing product, so I would recommend these bronzing pearls to others
~*~*~ Boots Natural Collection Bronzing Pearls ~*~*~
~ What are they? ~
This is a small pot of bronzing pearls from the Boots Natural Collection Range.
~ Why I bought it ~
I bought this after reading a review on Dooyoo where the writer had said great things about the bronzing pearls. At the low price I decided it was worth trying them as I often use bronzers to add a bit of colour to my otherwise pale complexion.
~ Price & Availability ~
With these being a Boots product they are available from Boots stores or online at www.boots.com.
There are two different shades available, these are -
They are priced at a very decent and purse friendly £1.99 or if you have a Boots Advantage Card you can pay with this providing you have 199 points available.
For you £1.99 you will be getting a 20g pot of pearls.
~ My thoughts ~
I opted for the Sahara Sun shade, it comes in a neat tough plastic pot. The bottom half of the pot is a clear plastic through which the pearls are visable and the lid is a pearly white colour. The lid screws on and off and is nice and secure when on.
Unscrewing the lid you will see a white foam pad and this is simply to protect the bronzing pearls and stop them from breaking up either in transit or even in your make up bag!
When you remove the foam pad you are greeted with a generous amount of bronzing pearls, in my tub there are three different colour pearls, a creamy pale shade, a tan shade and another darker shade. When swirled over with your blusher brush the colours blend together to form a nice colour.
The colour of Sahara Sun is quite pale in comparison with some of my other bronzers yet I do find myself using it on a regular basis. It offers a nice natural glow rather than a noticeable tanned complexion.
After a few months of use I can now see lots of powdery particles in the bottom of the tub but the bronzing pearls remaining still all appear to be whole so they don't just crumble after a few uses.
At the moment Boots have a 3 for £5 offer on selected products in the Natural Collection range so I think I may try out the other shade Tropical Tan and take advantage of the offer and find a few other bits. However at the low £1.99 price there is nothing much lost if you find you don't like the product.
The pearls have no scent due to them being fragrance free which I find a good thing, especially in the colder months where I find I suffer dry patches of skin on my face so I know this won't aggravate my skin further.
I like the natural tint that these bronzing pearls bring to my face and whilst they are not particularly dark they make for a nice natural healthy complexion that is great for everyday wear.
I find I do have to give the brush a good swirl to pick up enough colour but I don't find this a bad thing as such.
Overall I do like these bronzing pearls and at the low price they are certainly worth the try.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I don't usually buy bronzer, but as winter draws closer, I begin to look more pasty so I decided to purchase these. They cost just £1.99 from Boots, as do most Natural Collection cosmetic products. The product is available in two shades- Sahara Sun, which is quite a darkish bronzy brown and Tropical Tan, which is a goldy orange. I decided to choose Tropical Tan as it looked a lot lighter.
The product comes in a small clear pot with a pearly white twist-off lid, in which the Natural Collection logo is printed. I like the fact that the pot is clear as it means you can see the product properly before buying. The pot states that you get 20g of the product which I find is quite a lot. Directions for use and the ingredients list are printed on a sticker on the back.
The product is easy enough to use. I use a blusher brush to apply mine, but I think most people use a powder brush for bronzing pearls. Either works just as well. I apply it on the areas of my face where there's shadow. Mainly under and around my cheekbones to create a defined look before I apply blush.
When on my face the product is a lovely deep golden colour with a slight shimmer. It looks great with my pale skin tone (and most bronzers look awful on me!). I was surprised at how nice the colour comes out because some of the pearls do look very orange.
I really can't fault this product, apart from maybe the fact that a couple of the pearls have flaked into powder, but I can still use the powdery dregs left in the pot if needs be. Also, maybe a wider range of shades would be nicer, but the shade I have looks lovely anyway. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good quality bronzer!
I don't wear much make up at all and tend to only apply any when I go out in the evenings or for a special occasion. When I do apply makeup I am conscious that I have quite pale skin and as I normally apply fake tan for a night out I like to use a bronzer on my face so that I do not look too pale in comparison with my body. When purchasing makeup I usually go straight to Boots but as I am normally on a budget look for brands which are more affordable. Boot's Natural Collection normally fits this bill and the last time I was looking for some new bronzing pearls these were the ones I purchased.
These Natural Collection bronzing pearls come in a 20g pot and currently cost just £1.99 or you can select here items from the range for £5.00. You can purchase the bronzing pearls in two different shades, Tropical Tan and Sahara Sun. I opted for the Tropical Tan as it seemed the lighter of the two and I have very pale skin so didn't want to end up with a orange look.
The bronzing pearls come packaged in a small clear, round plastic pot with sliver screw top cap. On the top of the pot is the Natural Collection logo with the label on the bottom detailing more important information including ingredients listings and directions for use. To open the pot you simply unscrew the lid to reveal a round foam covering which protects the pearls to keep them from breaking.
Once you remove the foam you will see a pot full of different shades of brown, shimmery pearls. To apply the bronzer to your skin it is recommended that your swirl a large brush in the pearls and then sweep it over your face to give your skin a nice golden glow. This coats the bristles of the brush with a light pearlescent powder. I sometimes apply some concealer and foundation first or otherwise just use the bronzing pearls on their own after my moisturiser has sunk in and dried. I love look of the bronzer on my skin, it gives it a lovely golden glow like a natural tan but is not overly shimmery. You can also choose where you apply the bronzer to highlight parts of your face to add definition, for example on your cheekbones.
The bronzing pearls are fragrance free and I have experience no adverse reaction to my skin after use. Overall I would certainly purchase these bronzing pearls again in my opinion they work just as well as more expensive brands that I have tried in the past and give my skin a health glow.
Even though the weather hasn't been great, I like to look a little more sunkissed in the summer months and have invested in a little tub of bronzing pearls. I bought these pearls when I was browsing for make up in Boots, they caught my eye because they were cheap and I am really glad that I bought them.
You can buy these bronzing pearls in two different shades for different skin types or preferences, the two shades are called, Tropical Tan and Sahara Sun. The tropical tan shade seems a little lighter than the Sahara Sun shade so I decided to buy it as I have very pale skin and think very dark bronzer wouldn't suit me.
These pearls come in a small flat tub with a screw top on it, this tub comes with a small sponge in it that is big enough to cover them all and stop them from spilling out when you open it.
To apply them you simply use the sponge to dust the excess powder from the pearls onto your skin wherever you would like them to be applied. Personally I just use them on my face as I do not think the sponge is large enough to apply them onto my arms or legs. I use these pearls as a bronze for my cheek bones and find them really easy to apply, you can also use a makeup brush to apply these.
I was really happy with the results from these bronzing pearls. They blend in very easily with my makeup and give a very subtle skin kissed look to my cheeks, they do not change the shade of my skin drastically, but there is a nice, natural looking hint of tint when these are applied. The Tropical Tan shade is really nice and goes well with my makeup, even when I choose to wear lighter shades as it is really easy to blend them in perfectly.
Price and Availability
You can buy these bronzing pearls in Boots or online at Boots.com for £1.99. I think that this is a fantastic price for bronzing pearls, especially ones that are as good of quality as these.
Overall I think that these are a great set of bronzing pearls, they leave my skin looking lovely and sunkissed and also they are really well priced. I would definitely recommend buying these pearls this summer and will be buying them again when my tub is finished. Overall I would give these bronzing pearls a summertastic 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I had been disappointed by the Natural Collection Eyeshadow range and nail polishes, but thought I would give them one last try. I wanted a bronzer and wasn't sure on which one to get, as I had only just started using blusher, and after a friend had started using bronzer for the summer it had looked great on her. I was only looking at getting a cheap bronzer to start me off, and figured once I had decided whether I liked using it or not, I would then splash out a little more.
The Natural Collection has the bronzing pearls which looked lovely. It was a small pot, clear plastic on the bottom which showed all the pearls and a white plastic lid that screwed onto the base. The only writing on the pot was "Natural Collection" on the top of the lid with the flower logo. The product looked very simple but stylish with the pearls. The pearls themselves are a mixture of 3-4 shades in each pot. I choose the Sahara Sun shade which had beads ranging from a dark cream to a bronze. The pearls have a translucent shine to them making them look very appealing.
I bought a large blusher brush from the 17 collection to apply it. All you have to do is more your brush around the pearls and then sweep across the face wherever desired.
The pots come in 2 shades: Tropical Sun and Sahara Sun. The tropical sun looked a little too orange for my fair skin so I opted of the Sahara Sun which was a lighter shade. The pots are £1.99 each so very reasonable, and I was more impressed with the bronzer than I have been with the eyeshadows and nail polish. It sweeps on well, is a nice natural looking shade, but after a few hours it does tend to rub off a little too easily. The pots are a nice design and a good size and the pearls don't appear to break up too easily leaving you with loads or powder in your pot.
I think the Natural Collection could do with looking into the lasting effect of their products, as I have mentioned the bronzer does wear off easily and disappears as the day wears on. Also another couple of shades would be nice for paler skins that need a touch of colour.
Overall the best Natural Collection product I have used!
These bronzing pearls from natural collection are an absolute BARGAIN! My friend introduced me to them a few years ago and I have been a fan ever since. I use them most days instead of blusher to give me a bit of colour. I dont like to use fake tan as a rule although I do like to use a bit of bronzer each day so I dont look too pale and these pearls to the job perfectly and for a great price.
They are easy to apply with a normal blusher brush and give a great glow to cheeks and wherever else you like to use bronzer. I have tried other bronzing products which are more expensive that these and I much prefer this product. I will continue to use these and will be gutted if they are ever discontinued. I have recommended this product to friends and family in the past and will continue to recommend it to others.
I tried these before I went on holiday once, and I thought that it was such a good price - no more than two pounds, and they would possibly give you a nice glow or a finishing touch to your cheeks, I thought 'why not?'
However they come in two different shades, a light one for those who are pale and not naturally tanned, and a darker tone for darker/olive skin or those lucky people who are naturally tanned!
I chose the light one as I do not have a tan, however I tried a little bit but I thought it looked a little orange on the cheeks and it really didn't work quite so well with my pale foundation. I was a bit shocked and gutted. That can be the problem when you buy make-up products cheaply is that the color is really bad, as well the color didn't seem to last either.
It comes in a 24 m tub, so you have quite a few pearls to last you a while, however you do need to apply your own brush as it does not include, which is a bit disappointing. But hey, two pounds and they expect you to find a make-up brush!
Overall, I won't really buy this product again, and to be honest I rather spend a bit more on a make-up brand so that it could be long lasting and could get better results.
I decided to buy National Collection Bronzing pearls as my usual brand was out of stock. I was instantly attracted by the really low price so thought why not try!
I was really impressed with the coverage and the natural looking colour that the Sahara Sun shade gave, giving that sun-kissed look (without the holiday!)
It was easy to apply, however it doesn't come with applicator brush so you need to buy one separately. The pearls were of a good size and not too small, so on applying it gave an even appearance and not patchy as some bronzing pearls can.
The packaging is not overly attractive but it's the product that's the appeal. For the low price I was really impressed with the product so much so that I have continued to purchase and stick with it instead of my old more expensive choice. Would definitely recommend as an alternative to the more expensive brands available.
When it comes to summer for me that means one thing -SUN (but apparently not in Engloand!) and a GOLDEN TAN (also not avaliable in England) so when appyling make up I often fake it!
Though I will try and steer clear from the likes of fake tan I feel that an odd bit of bronzer to highlight the cheek bones here and there is a must have in the summer, especially at the price I paid for this one!
Whilst searching in Boots I came across this item, though I don't buy expensive make up as to me it all looks the same and I would rather purchase expensive skin cleansing items, I don't normally tend to buy Natural collection. However after failing to find a bronzing powder or pearls that I fancied I resorted in buying one from the Natural collection range in which everything is under £2.
This item cost me just £1.99 which was a bargain as it was exaclty the same size as any of the other bronzing pearls I have seen. The packaging was plain and simpler, being a round clear tub with a white screw top lid.
I recieved 4 boots avdantage card points when buying this item.
When you first see the bronzing pearls you can see that there are 3 very similar, yet different shades of pearls. These are simply being what I would call light, medium, dark and these are to create a more natural looking tan / bronzed glow once it is on your skin.
To apply I simply use a brush, however I do find you need to be careful when doing this as they do have a mind of their own and seem to go all over the place, leaving messy crushed pearls in the carpet - really not a good idea with cream carpet!
Some people choose to wear this all over the face, however I sometimes find this look a bit bold and too orange, so I tend to use on the cheek bones to make them look more defined.
It does not feel grainy to apply and in fact feels quite smooth and luxurious like more expensive make up would be. It feels light on the skin too as you don't need much, so doesn't feel heavy.
This does define the cheek bones and is a lovely golden tone, rather than an orange one. It looks great on a night out or for just natural day wear insead of using blusher. It also feels light as I have said, so I was expecting it to wear off quickly, yet to my surprise it did not need reappling at all throughout the day!
This something I would reccomend and you can't really turn it down at the price it costs!
I have quite a tanned / olive complextion, so I often find that blusher sometimes looks a bit 'odd' as it is often lighter than my complexion so I tend to buy bronzer.
I never normally buy bronzing beads as such, but as it was all they had left I figured I would give it a go!
It cost me just £1.99 in Boots in the Natural collection range. This is the only place I am aware you can get this from, though I am sure you'll be able to find it online - also the Boots online store.
It comes in a clear round pot with a screw top lid. The beads are in different tones of orangey / browns from light, to medium to dark which gives it a better blend when applied.
To apply, I personally use a largish brush and in circular motions rub over the beads. A word of warning though as this does sometimes make them fling out and then get crushed on the floor.
To apply I simply brush over my cheekbone. IThough there was no sign of any orangeness or streakiness, I did find the colour of the bronzer to be slightly 'fake' looking in that it didn't always look natural and rather than a sunkissed glow it did sometimes look ever so slightly orangey, or worse than this, sometimes it comes out too dark and looks as if you have bruises across your face.
I think the trick to making it work, was a very light and even coverage across or just underneath the cheekbone. Once I got the hang of how to apply it I did really like the look, as it was a 'bronze' colour opposed to an orange one.
It felt really light and soft once on and due to it being a powder form it did not feel heavy or as if it was clogging my skin.
I don't think this would work so well with fair complexions as it is quite dark and therefore may look like two orange streaks on your cheeks. It definitley works well with tanned or olives skin.
Overall this a great item at a great price!
Natural Collection is a budget make-up brand available in Boots. The products generally cost under £2 each and there are often 3 for £5 deals so you can scoop up some real bargains. I bought this bronzer as part of a gift set and it came with a Natural Collection make-up brush designed for use with this product. It was £4.99 and I bought it at Christmas time (2 years ago!).
The bronzer comes in the form of round 'pearls' in metallic shades of gold, pink, and brown. You sweep the make-up brush over them in circles and then the particles transfer onto the brush and blend to give a lovely muted, shimmery colour. Being of a small solid spherical shape means that you are able to control exactly how much of the bronzer you want on the brush and you can build up colour easily. They come in a small plastic screw top jar, with a sponge insert to avoid messy spills.
I have a very pale complexion and do not tan at all, ever, I avoid it like the plague and wear high SPF sunscreen all the time to keep my skin fair. However, the combination of pale skin and dark hair can lead to me looking washed out, or as my grandmother used to say to me constantly "you look ill!" - thanks nan. I find that my basic make-up look really benefits from adding a bit of colour to my cheeks and gives a much softer, more rounded natural look. That said, it's difficult to find a blusher or bronzing powder that doesn't stick out like a sore thumb against my skin tone, and most colours seem to look very obvious and gives blocks of colour that have too much of an obvious contrast.
Natural Collection is brilliant in that it really does work to give you a natural look. These bronzing pearls are pale and golden, and give a nice subtle effect when you brush it over cheeks and other areas to highlight and contour. I found that they blended extremely easily and the mix of shades gave a really pretty glowing colour. It's soft but still provides an impact. These pearls are perfect to use everyday and can really make your skin shine and look healthy. A good one to try for pale skins or bronzing beginners. The Sahara Sun shade is a beautiful golden pinky shade and there are no hints of tango orange or mahogany brown like some other bronzers.
Natural Collection is always good value for money, but this product has really impressed me. It gives a quality finish and has lasted me absolutely ages. I bought it 18 months ago and I am only just coming close to finishing it up. They last well and are now part of my essential for a basic everyday look. For a more glam evening look I use them with a highlighter cream and it's more dramatic. The brush is really good as well and is the perfect size for applying straight onto the apples of your cheeks.
Up until recently I've been a real die hard blusher fan. I have pots and jars and just absolutely loads of them knocking about and it's always been a 'I can't live without it item' for me. I do have cheekbones fortunately and I do like to make them prominent and along with blushers I like highlighters and, well you get the picture I'm sure lol.
I have a really, really pale skin-tone. I don't tan (even if I sit in the sun or go on a sunbed) and although we are told that brown shades of make up suits everyone I beg to be different. I don't and that is that. I look weird (My Mum says I look like the living dead!) and again I own loads of different brown make ups fro lip glosses to eyeliners!
However a while ago I purchased (because it was a reduced) a MakeBelieve Bronzer in Boots and I have been using it loads! It's fantastic stuff at £10.00 a compact (please see review I wrote on here if your interested) but because of me using it so regularly I'm running out and I am gutted!
So the other day in Boots looking for a few new bits of summer shaded make up for a daytime date I'm going on later this week I decided to try another bronzing item and this was on offer at £1.99 (for any item within the Boots Natural collection Range) or any 3 items for a fiver. The only problem I had was which colour option to go for as they are available in Sahara Sun or Tropical Tan shades. In the end taking a closer look at the tubs I opted for Sahara Sun as they are lighter in shade and don't include orangy colours as does the other option.
Clear round tub which is 20g in size. The lid is white plastic and it simply twists on/off to the top of it and it says it is Natural Collection on it. On the base of the see through bottom where the pearls are stored I'm told what they are and how to use them, the colour is stated, ingredients are listed as are the contact details for Boots, size and recycle symbol are shown and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice simple enough packaging this is with a thick white sponge protecting the pearls inside the tub though just to let you know, no applicator is given.
Well I removed the sponge to be greeted with about 50 small hard wooden pearls infused with colour. Some of the beads are a golden colour, some a pinkish and some a brown and all look pearly in colour with no glitter. Plenty of powder covers all the balls (some settles in the base of the tub itself though not alot) and all you do is use a brush, sweep it about to get the desired amount of powder you want to use and get wafting it on you face.
I found the colour to come off the balls really easily and I didn't and don't go mad. I build the colour slowly onto my face and it blends easily which it does whether on top of moisturiser, foundation whatever. It's easy to put it where you want to without it flaking off the brush, it doesn't sit in any lines and wrinkles you have and because it contains a light shimmer opposed to glitter it's comfortable and soft to apply and doesn't look fake but simply gives off a natural glow. Also once its applied you can forget it's there cos you can't feel it, it's none transferring and stays put all day long.
However. Although I don't mind this it isn't as smooth and silky on the skin as I'd like it to be and the colours although mingle well when applying it isn't as multifaceted as the far more expensive one I have been using lately. It doesn't give off a lot of shimmer and it's quite matt. That is complain from me but maybe not for many!
An economy bronzer which is easy to use and doesn't appear to block pores. It's easy to remove and if you do make a mistake whilst applying this its simple to correct it. I don't mind it but I can see why it's only £1.99 a tub usually. They just isn't luxurious but it's fine for day to day use....just not mind blowingly great lol.
Only available in Boots stores.
Natural Collection is a cheap makeup brand from Boots. Originally, I did buy the normal bronzer, without the pearls but as this time the product was not in stock I decided to give this one a go. I have to say how disappointed I am with the pearls. I bought "tropical tan" - a combination of brown, orange and white-ish pearls. Crushed together, however, the powder is bright orange and this is also how it appears on my face also, no matter how much is applied onto my bronzing brush. For £1.99 the bronzer, if bought in the correct shade, could be a major bargin, as they last ages, but since the colour "tropical tan" was the only one in stock I didn't have a varied choice. I have not been tanned whilst owning this bronzer, so do not know how the "tropical tan" accompanies a real tan and to be honest do not really want to find out!!
I am usually a very loyal fan of maybelline make up products, however, I usually turn to Boots Natural Collection for bronzing pearls, to give my skin a natural healthy glow. One of the primary reasons for breaking out of my usual maybelline purchases was the price of these pearls - £1.95, and Boots are also currently offering 3 natural collection products for £5. Really quite reasonable when you glance at some of the other make up stands in boots, only to see that one item alone at these other stands can cost a fiver.
These bronzing pearls come in two different shadesL
I actually have both in my make up bag since I use bronzing pearls practically every day underneath my cream blush.
The pearls come in a 20g clear plastic jar with a white lid. When you unscrew the lid, you find a a circular piece of foam, which I suppose you can use to apply the pearls, however I prefer to simply use a large make up brush and sweep it over the various parts of my face.
Underneath the foam piece are lots and lots of different sized pearl balls. Of the two shades that the natural collection sells, tropical tan is the more orange of the two, with bronzing pearls in shades of orange and peach. Sahara Sun is slightly darker, however both give a very natural sun kissed look, and neither leaving you looking too orange with a fake tan look.
I often find it easier to keep the lid on and shake the pearls around until they start to break up a little and then the make up brush can sweep the colour up better. If you simply run the brush across the pearls, you invariably get some stuck amongst the bristles of the brush and these then end up falling out, and often leaving a messy stain on floors (particularly difficult when you have carpet in a bedroom like we do).
All in all, I have always been very impressed with these bronzing pearls. Once you crush them a little, I find that they are very easy to apply and give a very natural glow to skin. I tend to avoid putting self tanning products on my face, and this solves any issue of having a pasty face and tanned body. I have also found that for the most part, the bronzed look lasts for most of the working day. I would have to re apply it in the evening if I was going out, but these bronzing pearls continue to give me that heatlhy looking glow for most of the day, without looking orange. For the tiny little price of these bronzing pearls, the quality is terrific, and as long as Boots Natural Collection keeps making them and keeping them at that low price, I will certainly be sticking with them. A great bargain make up item, to hid pasty skin in the winter, and add to the natural glow in the summer.
Give your skin a sunglow tint /