I started to set myself a little budget for make up last year as I am waay too easily tempted to buy something new when I see it. The Boots Natural Collection lipstick was one of the first really cheap lipsticks I bought and I was really impressed. It only costs 1.99 so you could have three or four nice new lippies for the price of one from L'Oréal or Maybelline. There's some nice colours to choose from with all the pinks and reds you'd expect. I like Rose Bud, which is a subtle pink with a nice bit of gloss to make my lips look good.
I thought that this lipstick would not be kind to my lips because it was cheap, but I should have trusted Boots because it actually feels moisturising when I put it on and I swear my lips feel a bit softer after I have been wearing this a lot. It goes on nice and smooth and makes my lips look rather good. The pigments are strong so you get the colour on your lips that you see in the tube which is exactly what I want!
OK, now for the downside. The colour is great but it doesn't last more than a few hours. It fades really fast if you have a coffee but it doesn't look patchy and weird, just a bit paler. I think this is okay for a cheap lipstick, because the colour doesn't bleed or smudge.
I recommend this lipstick if you would like to treat yourself to a bargain new bit of make up. It seems to look after my lips so I am not going to moan about how long it lasts when it costs less than two quid.
I bought this lipstick a while back while browsing in Boots. I remember using Natural Collection's brand of lipstick when I was in my teens and I had liked the one I had so I imagined that this one wouldn't be too bad and even if it was I only paid £1.99 for it so it wouldn't be the end of the world.
~ Packaging ~
The lipstick comes housed in a plain white plastic tube with the Natural Collection logo on the side of it. The white plastic makes it look cheap and I'm sure they could have come up with something a bit nicer.
~ Use ~
The lipstick is really easy to apply. It feels smooth and it glides over your lips easily. It feels moisturising.
Mine is a dark red colour and it is called Plum.
It looks nice on your lips. It is not glossy or shimmery, but it does have a light shine to it, which is different from most of the lipsticks I have used.
Once applied you can feel it on your lips all of the time, which is quite annoying, but I have sometimes found this with more expensive brands as well.
It does not smudge or bleed onto your skin, even if used without a lipliner.
The lipstick needs to be topped up regularly if you are eating or drinking as it does start to look uneven and it wears off.
The lipstick needs to be topped up anyway after about 2-3 hours. I don't think it is as long lasting as other lipsticks I have used and I feel that this is something to do with the shine that it gives your lips.
I always find that lipsticks last a lot longer than lip glosses!
~ Conclusion ~
I do like this lipstick, but I think it is the shade that I like rather than the brand. It feels moisturising and looks nice with a light shine to it, but it needs to be topped up or reapplied regularly and you are constantly aware of the product being on your lips, which is irritating.
At £1.99, I'd say you get what you pay for with this product.
I would consider buying another Natural Collection lipstick, but I wouldn't particularly recommend it as you can buy better high street brands of lipstick.
As the recession has hit I have been looking for ways to save money and I have to say its easy to save on lipstick with budget ranges as good as this. Natural collection does a large range of lipstick colours (I'm sorry I dont know the exact number but I would guess around 30) for only £2. Colours range from natural to light pink to bright red and everything in between! The majority of the colours have a matte finished which I prefer to a shimmer finish as I think they look a bit more sophiscated. My personal favourite is pink mallow which is a fun pop pink colour. The colour transfers onto lips naturally with just one application. The colour is very moisturising and gives a nice rich creamy finish. The creamy finish lasts for a few hours and fades into a light colour which I think is a standard timeframe for most lipsticks. Even after the colour is fully faded my lips still feel softer which I think is due to the level of mositure in this lipstick. There is no chemical flavour or smell as with cheaper brands and the packaging is plain (creamy white) but reasonably nice.
I have the biggest lip gloss and lip balm collection known to man, but I don't own very many lipsticks. When I saw this lipstick in Boots, and its £1.99 price tag, I thought I would give it a go. I decided on the colour Rose Bud, but it does come in a number of different colours. This Moisture Shine lipstick has been in every Boots store I have visited, but when I tried to search it online, it didn't come up, so I think this is only available in shops. This lipstick is also fragrance free and the tube says that it gently moisturises the lips.
My Thoughts - When I first apply this lipstick, the first thing that strikes me is the colour. Although this is a relatively cheap lipstick, the colour is actually well pigmented. I went for one of the lighter colours in the range, but found that on my lips it looks slightly darker. There is no fragrance to this lipstick and I like that, as sometimes fragranced products can irritate my skin. The texture of this lipstick is very creamy and soft. It goes on very easily and doesn't drag on my skin. As for the moisture shine claim, I do think that this product lives up to his name. On my lips, this does have a shine to it. Its not glossy, but does have a slight sheen which I really like. I have always hated the dry, cracked appearance of some of the lipsticks I have used in the past. Also, the shape of the actual stick is perfect for accurate application, so I can get right to the edges of my lips. Sometimes, if I want a softer colour, or an almost lip stain effect, I use my finger to dab some of the colour onto my lips.
Disadvantages - The only disadvantage I found with this is that it doesn't last very long. I do find myself having to reapply often especially after eating and drinking, but given the price tag, I don't mind too much.
Overall, I do really like this product and I would repurchase it. Even though I have to reapply often, I haven't used too much of it and as the Natural Collection brand is easy to get hold of, I would be able to repurchase easily.
I'm not one for spending loads of money on make-up. I don't wear it that often and if I do it's only ever mascara or lipstick/gloss unless I'm going to a special occasion. So whenever I do buy make-up it tends to be boots natural collection, superdrug 2 true or Barry M because they are usually the cheapest or whatever's got a good discount on it. On my last trip to boots I fancied a new lipstick and I got it in an offer of any 3 natural collection products for £5.00! So i bought a lipstick in the colour pink mallow along with a lip-gloss and a nail varnish - great value!
~ Price and availability ~
Boots natural collection moisture shine lipstick is only available in Boots stores. It comes in various colours as does any lipstick and costs £1.99 or can be combined in the 3 for £5.00 offer mentioned earlier.
~ Packaging ~
Boots natural collection lippy is encased in a pretty plain and simple white plastic tube with natural collection printed across the centre. The reverse of the tube tells me that this is a high shine lipstick that gently moisturises the lips and is Fragrance free and has been dermatologically tested.
~ Product ~
When applying this lipstick I find you need quite a bit for an intense colour but that depends on the person. It's very smooth and applies evenly and easily. It leaves your lips feeling soft and smooth and naturally shiny. It doesn't last very long and I often find myself topping it up but that's what you expect for £1.99. I think it's ideal for me and the colours although need to be applied quite a bit for intensity aren't too overpowering.
~ Overall verdict ~
Great value for money! This is definitely one of my favourite lipsticks and I don't mind using it up because at £1.99 i don't mind buying another one. The colours are naturally glossy and don't leave your lips feeling stiff or dry. I would recommend this product to anybody who doesn't mind topping their lipstick up several times and wants a cheap alternative, but be warned that it's not the same quality as the more expensive lipsticks. I would also recommend this to anybody who has dry lips as it really moistens and softens them down and is cheaper than most chapsticks which serve the same purpose but don't look as nice ;)
I wear a lot of lipsticks and usually am a fan of Max Factors though they are costly and so the other week whilst I was in browsing in Boots I treated myself to a few new bits and pieces from the Boots Natural Collection range as they were on offer at any 3 items for a fiver (usually the items retail at about £1.99 each).
I decided to try a lipstick from this range as they had rather a few colour options available and I went for a frosted pink shade called 'Sweet Pea' as it looked nice, bright and shiny to me and it was bought on a horrible wet and windy day to cheer my mood up!
The packaging of this is rather simple as is all the Natural Collection products from within the range. The case the lipstick comes in is white and plastic with Natural Collection written on one side of it and on the other side contact details for the manufacturer are given, on the base of the case the colour is stated and no size is though this is a standard size lipstick in my opinion.
Well this is meant to be fragrance free and it pretty much is apart from a very light sort of cosmetic smell that really is barely detectable. It comes off the block of colour easily and smears over my lips with ease and sort of dries in so it doesn't feel greasy or heavy or anything adverse like that. The colour comes off rather thick and I find that because its a rather light colour I have to mute my natural colour of my lips down with foundation first and then to apply this over this. I apply it, blot, reapply and blot to get the most wear out of this and when I do that I find that the colour stays put even when I'm drinking, eating and smoking for about an hour though if I just apply it it slides off my lips, transfers onto everything is pretty pointless popping it on.
It feels nice and moisturising on the lips and I get what I expected from it which is a nice, even colour though I do have to faff about to get it to stay put and I'm not overly keen on the frosty shade I opted for though it is. I wouldn't avoid this range of lipsticks though, simply to see what certain shades look like on me for a change though for longevity I'd rather find a colour I like and pay more and get a better quality lipstick.
This is available in Boots stores.
I have been buying Boots Natural Collection cosmetics since I was a teenager. The lipsticks were always a firm favourite of mine, and over the last year I have begun buying them again. This is partially because they are only £1.99, and partly because I think the range has a good selection of natural looking shades.
The 3 I have in my possession at the moment are various strengths of red-pink, including rose bud which is a soft pink, raspberry [mid pink], and cranberry, a strong red. My local Boots stocks 14 colour options in total but it is possible that more are available in larger branches. None of the lip colours appear to be available online, which may be annoying to some. I like to choose with the help of an actual tester lipstick whenever possible, so that doesn't bother me. The packaging looks simple, as it is mainly white with a flower motif on. It doesn't look as cheap as some own brand products though. The tube twists up smoothly and the lid fits snugly so you can use the lipstick easily right to the end of the tube. I have used cheap lipsticks which have come detached from their bases in a short time which obviously makes them difficult to use, but there is no such problems with this one. As the tube is a solid colour, you can't see the lipstick colour inside. There is a label on the lid which gives a colour swatch, but they are not all exactly as they appear on the lips, if my experience is anything to go by. I would recommend you try a tester if at all possible.
The lipsticks in the range are said to be high shine, and gently moisturising to the lips. They are also fragrance free and dermatologically tested. The first time I bought these, many years ago, I didn't notice the "high shine" promise, and if I had it would probably put me off. I do like lip gloss but I don't want a very shiny finish to my lips all the time. Experience has told me though, that these lipsticks have a more subtle finish than the name implies. It is just a gently glossy effect. They do feel soft and gentle when applied, but I don't think my lips feel especially moisturised at the end of the day. They certainly don't feel dried out though. As for the fragrance free claim, I agree that they have only the feintest of scents - what I smell reminds me of wax crayons but it is too weak to be off putting.
I think the level of pigmentation is good, and a light sweep over the lips imparts a good level of colour. This isn't transfer proof lipstick, so the colour does fade if you eat and drink. I usually re-apply mine at lunchtime. If I haven't ate much there will be some colour remaining at that time. For the cheap price I am happy with how long it lasts. The shine actually wears off too, leaving the lips with a more matt finish as time goes on. This suits me but you could apply lip gloss over the top if you wanted to. If you do have any left on your lips at the end of the day, you will find that it comes off easily using a tissue or make up removal wipe.
I will continue to buy these lipsticks because I like the wide range of natural colours, and the low price encourages me to try new shades without spending too much. I think the coverage is good, and the lasting power acceptable for a cheap product that doesn't claim to be kiss proof! You will often find products in the Natural Collection range on offer, so it is worth keeping an eye on the displays. At the moment they are included in a mix and match 3 for 2 cosmetics offer, so now is a good time to give them a try.
[This review also appears on Ciao, under my user name.]
I can safely say, that I am very impressed with the lipstick I bought from the Natural Collection range. In the past I have generally shied away from some of the cheaper brands such as this one, fearing that they would generally be of a poorer quality, but I'm so happy I was wrong!
Well, the packaging isn't exactly the most amazing thing in the world! It does feel slightly flimsy, as the plastic seems so thin. I think I will definitely have to be careful with this lipstick, as if I'm too heavy-handed with it, it seems like it will definitely crack! I also have a tendency to drop my lipsticks, so I'll have to be extra careful with this one, as I hate to get huge cracks in the lid. Apart from that, it is very simple, the plastic is white, and the colour of the lipstick is displayed on the bottom, along with the name, which is much better than just having a number, as I don't find that to be too memorable.
This lipstick is an absolute bargain (along with the rest of the range). I'm fairly certain that most of the products in the Natural Collection range come in at £2 or under. The lipsticks cost just £1.99 each, which is fantastic in my opinion. It's nice to be able to experiment with your lip colour, and at this price, you can afford to find one that really suits your colouring. Boots are currently being a little sneaky with this range, offering 3 products for £5, which probably actually works out being worse value than the 3 for 2's they normally offer.
There are a wide variety of shades on offer, so I'm confident that there will be at least a few to suit each person. The shades range from bright fuchsia's and reds, through to nudes, and pale pinks. I actually opted for a shade called 'Biscuit' which I would describe as a reddish-brown, but it looks extremely natural. I think it gives a healthy tint to your lips, without being too overpowering, it's almost like a "your lips but better" kind of a shade. I have very fair skin, and I think it does suit me quite well, even though this isn't the kind of colour I would normally pick up.
I'm absolutely delighted with the creamy consistency of the formula! There is no grittiness whatsoever, which can sometimes be a problem with cheaper lipsticks. It applies quite sheerly, but it doesn't take long to build up the colour if you are looking to create a more intense shade. On my lips, it barely feels like I have a product on them because it is so light! It doesn't seem overly drying so far, and you can expect it to last a decent portion of your day, perhaps just applying again after eating. I expect that this colour will become one of my daily staples because it is such a delightful colour, I love how light it feels on, and the natural shade.
I would whole-heartedly recommend giving a couple of these lipsticks a shot. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect, but I've read so many glowing reviews on a few blogs, and I feel that they exceeded my expectations. For £1.99, I'll definitely be back to test a couple of the other shades.
Natural Collection are an own branded collection of products available at Boots and are aimed at those who are on a beauty budget. As a student, I do not have loads of money to splash out on expensive make up, therefore I like to dabble with certain make up products offered in this range. This review will be on their range of lipsticks and my experience of them.
Firstly, the thing which attracted me most to these lip sticks was the fact that they were £1.99 which is in itself a reason to pick one up. They have an offer on usually where you can purchase three of their products for £5.00, so I thought it was worth doing this and I often end up grabbing a lip stick or two. They are widely stocked throughout most Boots stores and they did used to be available online but there is no sign of them now!
The lip sticks do not come in the most attractive packaging, it is quite cheap and white in colour, but for such a small price you can not expect too much quality. The lip stick itself twists up easily and is shaped conveniently for application to the lips. To apply it, I simply cover all of my lips with it and rub it in to ensure that it is evened out all across the lips. One thing I noticed upon application was that these lip sticks are extremely moisturising considering, and they really helped my lips as they can get a little dry sometimes. Application was very easy as I particularly hate those chalky lip sticks which you really have to colour your lips in with, however these are just simple to use, and I am even confident enough to top up my colour without the use of a mirror.
As you have probably gathered, Natural Collection products are aimed for a more natural make up look, therefore if you are more of a fan of wacky, bright coloured lips you will probably want to look into another brand. My preference of lip colour is more nude shades such as browns or light pinks as I feel these compliment my skin tone the most, and I am not daring enough to opt for bright colours. Thankfully, this range was right up my street as it had lots of light pinks and brown shades. I have three of these lip sticks, with two of them being in the shade Apple Blossom which is a baby pink, and one in the shade Lotus which is also a pink shade but quite sheer and more wearable. I must admit that there is not an extensive range of shades to choose from, so I could not guarantee that there is something for everyone, however the brand tends to focus more on nude shades, so I would recommend checking these out if that is your sort of colour.
I was reasonably happy with the colour pay off. The Lotus shade looked really nice on and does apply evenly, however Apple Blossom is my favourite, but it does tend to get in to the cracks of your lips and can look quite messy easily unless you reapply it on a regular basis. For £1.99 though this is what I expected, and considering the price I am quite happy with it, even if it does only stay on a couple of hours.
One thing to note is that these lip sticks melt easily, so try to store them well as you can end up with a messy hand bag, and avoid taking out in the sun! The lip sticks do also break off if you twist them up too far, and I have had to end up sticking it back into the tube various times!
Despite this, an overall decent lip stick which moisturises the lips and provides them with some natural colour for a reasonable price, however if you are expecting big things I would fork out a little more money in a better quality brand. Thanks for reading.
I am quite a big fan of Boot's natural collection range, I find that most of their items are of a high quality and are at such a good price that I don't find myself throwing away money on expensive cosmetics such as Benefit, Clinique, etc anymore.
Natural Collection is Boots cheapest range of make up, with everything priced at under £2.
This particuarly item is their lipstick and cost me £1.99.
However, as it was 3 items for £5, I decided to get 3 lipsticks, being a shimmery pink, a real barbie pink and a vibrant red.
The lipsticks themselves come in the very simple packaging, with a bullet type lipstick. The first one I applied was the barbie pink, it was lovely to put on. I was expecting it to be quite dry and almost 'gritty' to apply, however it quickly and evenly sweeped from one side of my lips to the other.
The lipstick itself felt very smooth once on my lips and didn't have the 'drying affect' that so many other lipsticks do, it felt a bit like I was just wearing a lip balm.
The colour was almost identical to the one shown on the end of the lipstick, it also didn't take too many layers to achieve this.
There is a lovely wide range of colours avaliable too, from the very dark reds and brown, to pale and sweet looking pinks!
I would definitley reccomend these, they are such a good price!
~*Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick*~
Colour - Rose Bud
Price - £1.99
Brand - Natural Collection
Bought From - Boots
Natural Collection is a Boots brand, therefore it is available only at Boots.
~*Why I Bought It*~
Right, just be warned, I think you may be seeing a fair few reviews from me on Natural Collection make up in the next few days/weeks (whenever I get round to writing and posting them all!). The reason being is simple: keeping the cost down! With money being so tight at the moment, I decided I had to prioritise. I definitely needed a new summer wardrobe, the holidays are just around the corner which means way more (expensive) days out, I want to start putting money aside for Christmas and I need to still buy my necessities. Something had to give! I chose to start hunting around for cheaper make up.
I tell you, it was actually verging on scary wandering into Boots and instead of going to the usual brands walking to some of the lower-market, more basic stands. There were four I could choose from that seemed cheap and cheerful(ish).
They were: Barry M, 17, Miss Sporty and Natural Collection. Each had its flaws...
Barry M - Well, it's great for nail polish, but everything seemed too bright and florescent for my taste!
17 - It just seemed too basic! I mean, the make up didn't look like it'd last long and I had a bad feeling about it; in a nutshell, I just didn't trust the brand!
Miss Sporty - I sometimes buy a concealer stick from there, but I've always said that that was as far as I would go! Everything about it; the name, the image of the girl they have on the stand and the products themselves all just seemed so, well, young!
Natural Collection - when I first ventured into the world of make up, that was the brand I used...and I dread to think what I looked like as an inexperienced pre-teen piling on 'clear mascara' and bright pink lipgloss..ergh. It just brought back bad memories!
Despite that, Natural Collection looked the most sophisticated and reliable brand, and so I turned to the display. It was a mint green colour, and it did all seem very fresh and natural. All the products were set out neatly, and everything is under £2 - result! As an added bonus, it was on 3 for 2 (I think that offer is still available), and so I would be getting three products for under four pounds! I knew I definitely needed eyeliner, tinted moisturiser, powder, concealer and lipgloss, and I thought I may as well get the second free product, so I looked for a lipstick. I was in a bit of a rush and frankly couldn't be bothered to search through them all finding the perfect colour (also, I'm a bit suspicious about testers of lip stuff) and so I just picked up the one that looked the most promising, paid, and left.
There's not much to be said, really! It's not amazing and it's not awful, it's just pretty average. It is a small white cylinder with 'Natural Collection' printed on in brown writing - the typical logo. There is also some information that reads:
Moisture Shine Lipstick
High shine lipstick that gently moisturises the lips.
Fragrance Free. Dermatologically tested.
The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham, England, NG2 3AA
On the bottom of the lipstick is a coloured circle roundabout the colour of the lipstick, and it tells you the type of lipstick (Moisture Shine) and the shade (Rose Bud).
The lipstick is a glossy looking, dark pink colour. It is fragrance free, and I've had it for quite a few weeks now, and it hasn't broken or lost its shape from me putting it on my lips, and that's with me dropping my make up bag all the time!
The colour is very strong as soon as you put it on your lips, and goes great with lipgloss on top or left by itself. You can also build up the colour by putting on more layers, although I find this too strong for me.
I think this is because my normal make up style is not much on my lips, really, but as it is summer I thought they deserved some cheerful colour on them!
The lipstick has a good staying power, and lasts hours before fading! The 'Moisture Shine' effect means my lips really do feel soft and moisturised.
Overall, for under £2 this is an amazing bargain! It's a lovely colour, and a really cheap price! The staying power would rival some of the more expensive lipsticks, and the only difference is the packaging, and the brand. I would definitely recommend this lipstick, and any other colour you fancy in this range!
For value and how good it is, I would not hesitate in giving this lipstick five stars - I'm really glad I went back to Natural Collection and would definitely buy this again!
I bought myself a natural collection moisture shine lipstick in 'Mulberry' colour, when I was looking for a dark red shade of lipstick for a reasonable price. The mulberry is about as deep a red as you can get without being brown.
The lipstick comes in a white plastic container with a lid that covers almost the full length of the tube. On it we are told it is by Natural Collection, that it's 'moisture shine', no frangrance, dermatologically tested and given Boots contact details.
On the base of the tube is a small sticker in the colour of the lipstick and stating the colour name - this is useful as otherwise you wouldn't be able to tell what the colour was without opening the lipstick.
The tube plastic is a little flimsy - the lid is very loosely fitted to the base and it cracks very easily.
The lipstick itself gives a very strong colour and feels moisturising, but it's quite hard to remove properly - it stains your lips slightly and even once you think you've got it all off, when you smile you'll discover it in all the creases of your lips so you'll definately need to use a dedicated makeup remover.
Make sure that when applying the lipstick you don't have any dead skin on your lips as this will just highlight it and that's not a good look.
I wouldn't really call it 'high shine' as is described on the tube, but it does have a significant enough shine to it to stop you from needing to apply a clear lip gloss over the top.
Price wise these are very reasonable at about £2 each - you won't find many other lipsticks at such a low price and I feel the quality is more than acceptable for what you pay.
Overall though I would recommend this lipstick - I won't be buying the same colour for myself in the future (I have discovered my lips are too small to pull off such a dark colour) but I would definately try a lighter shade.
Whenever I am looking for a new lipstick or eyeshadow and am unsure if the colour is going to suit me I always buy a cheap on first, just so I am not wasting too much if it doesn't work out! One of the best places to get a cheap funky colour is natural collection in Boots. This is a small stand in most Boots, even in the smaller branches. I believe natural collection is boots own brand. It is aimed in some ways at the younger market, but is not immature in any way. The packaging is quite basic and as the name suggests it advertises as a natural alternative. I have not checked up on the ingredients or the ethics of the company to see how real this is though.
They have a wide variety of products and just one of these is natural collection lipstick. The lipsticks come in a white tube, and are quite short and stubby. I chose a really light pink colour which was very shimmer, and I paid under two pounds for it and this was not a reduced price, just the standard price.
The colour was very pretty and looked the same once applied as it did on the little colour sticker. It was a nice texture, however wasn't as moist as I hoped and can look a little dry when applied. This is not a huge problem, I am just being picky for the sake of the review. It does however go on easily and is simple to apply. It does not bleed over the edges of my lips, but maybe that is because it is a lighter colour.
The colour doesn't last ages, but it doesn't rub off exceptionally quickly either, so all in all it is good value for money, just make sure your lips are not dry before you apply!
I bought a natural collection lipstick about a week ago because there was an offer at boots.Buy three products from this collection for five pounds.Altough I'm not very fond of cheaper (respectively) cosmetics,I needed a few essentials, and as the credit crunch has affected us all in some way or another,I thought it was a good value buy.
I picked the biscuit coloured one after trying out a few on the back of my hand.The colour was not too rich but had enough of a tint to give my lips a soft brown glow.
The lipsticks in this range come in a (slightely) unattractive pearly white tube,with brown writing and patterning.The product is fragrance free and dermatalogically tested which is ideal for sensitive skins.It is a normal swivel up lipstick.
Now, for how it came out on my lips.Upon application I was pleasantly surprised by the moisture levels of this product.I understood that it was moisturising(from the written detail on the product) but what I thought was very impressive was that it glided on more like a lip balm than a lipstick.Not only that but it also left my lips soft for five to six hours before reapplying was needed.This colour (biscuit) is ever so feminine and subtle,it has become a 'daily wear' product for me.However I've noticed that by reapplying three to four times,the colour would suit evenings too,giving a more rich brown shade.
Apart from the tacky packaging,this product is a good value 'does what it says' buy. I am sure to buy it again.
Boot's own brand makeup collection "NATURAL COLLECTION" is available from Boots and Boots.com only. The makeup range, in my opinion is aimed at teenage girls, although some of the things like nailvarnish (and the other bits) are suitable for everyone.
The packaging is white with a simple design and small flower, and I really feel that this is for the younger generation, and would definitely not be classed as a high end brand. The packaging also is poor quality and flimsy in some cases (e.g. my lipstick lid broke).
The upside of this range is that it is cheap as chips, another reason I feel it is aimed to the younger generation. If my memory serves me correctly, there is nothing more expensive than £2 (possibly £3) in the entire range.
During a mad moment in Boots, when I had an evil coupon which encouraged me to spend money, I bought a Natural Collection lipstick in a heathery brown colour. The colour itself was OK, but did not last on the lips at all. I would say the longest it lasted was about 15 minutes, when I didn't move or talk or eat at all. There was very little pigment in the lipstick, and whilst I know it is supposed to be "natural" from the natural collection, this was just rubbish.
The other thing that put me off big time was the smell. In exactly the same way as the Insette hairspray, this bad boy lipstick smelled exactly like the 80's. It is the only way to describe it, cheap and old-fashioned smelling. It didn't taste so good either (!!!).
All in all, despite the fact this was £1.99 just give it a miss. I can't find one redeeming quality other than the price, which is a rip off given how bad the lipstick is.