Product Type: Boots Natural Collection makeup
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Boots Natural Collection Lipstick
Member Name: Kittenpeach
Boots Natural Collection Lipstick
Advantages: Lovely range of colours, and creamy consistency. Excellent price.
Disadvantages: The packaging is a little dull.
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.
Summary: Definitely worth a go if you are looking for a little treat!