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Think I'm with others on here that giving it a try for the price isn't a bad idea. I always purchase the natural collection mascara and find the product great for the price. I wanted to try the other products natural collection had to offer and I was on a tight budget so decided to buy the loose powder as having oily skin isn't oh so great with a compact powder even though I use a brush it always used to clog up with the oil from my face so I though a loose powder was a better option. I normally pay a high price for a makeup as I do genuinely believe you get what you pay for with products. The product went a long way and lasted a while. However sometimes it did get a little messy as with loose powder you can't always control how much comes through the little holes and you find yourself pouring it back through by taking off the top when its came through the little holes. Apart from that I find the product great for price and would recommend if you are on a tight budget.
Natural Collection is a brand by Boots. It is a fairly cheap brand with most products in the range beings round £2. At present they have an offer on where you can buy any 3 Natural Collection products for £5. I usually steer clear of this brand as I feel the products are mired geared towards teenagers. Generally speaking I am a fan of more expensive make up brands, but I first tried this powder when I became fed up paying around £20 for what is essentially fancy talcum powder!
The Natural Collection loose powder comes in a round pot with a screw top lid. Once you unscrew the lid you will see another lid with 12 holes in it, with a "salt shaker" appearance. Underneath this is the compartment where the powder is stored.
This product costs £1.99 and you will also get advantage card points if you have one.
The powder comes in 2 shades, warm translucent and neutral translucent. I use the warm shade as my skin has peachy tones to it.
I apply foundation first and then use this powder over the top to "set" my foundation and to give my skin a matte finish. To apply this powder you simply give the container a shake to release some of the powder and using a large powder brush, dust this over your face.
After using this powder my skin stays matte and oil free for least a few hours. It is fine for day to day use and wearing to work etc. but if it is a special occasion I do find that I need to reapply once during the day for best results. When I compare this to other more expensive powders it does not have the same staying power, but for a tenth of the price I can't complain!
This product contains 15g. This sounds like a small amount but in fact lasts for ages. I have had my tub for around a year and would estimate that it still contains around a third. I use this product most days if not every day. This powder does not come with a brush, unlike other loose powders I have purchased before.
Overall for the price I think this is a great little powder, especially if you are on a tight budget. It is definitely something I will buy again in the future.
When I'd finished my favourite brand of mineral make up 'Bare Minerals' I needed something to replace this, but at nearly £20 for a small pot of Bare Minerals I decided to watch the pennies and try out cheaper brands. I came across the Natural Collection whilst looking at all the available mineral brands, I have used the Natural Collection concealer before and that was good value for money so I thought I'd give this a try. The 15g pot was only £1.99 so very cheap compared with other brands.
It comes packaged in a pot with a white screw top lid. The top of the lid displays 'Natural Collection' in a brown colour. The lid is very secure, it gets put in my make up bag and sometimes travels around with me and the lid always remains screwed on tight. The powder is very fine, and easy to apply to the brush, just shake the pot and some will make it's way through the little holes so you don't end up with too much.
I apply mine with a soft face brush, the powder smooths over my face very easily and stays in place leaving my skin looking more flawless and matt. I like the matt effect as I do not like to have a shiny face. It also helps to even out my skin tone as I have darker circles under my eyes and this blends in giving an even effect.
To remove, I use a face wipe at the end of each day. The power comes off very easily but I do not have to re-apply it throughout the day unless I go out at night and want it to look fresh. It feels so light on your skin that it doesn't feel like you are wearing any make up and I love this as I hate feeling like my skin cannot breathe.
Overall this is an excellent powder, the price is amazing for the amount of time and applications that this will last you. It doesn't rival Bare Minerals for quality but for the price, I could buy 10 pots for the price of one of those! A tub of this usually lasts me 2 months so at £1 a month this is a bargain. Thank you for reading.
When my mineral face powder ran out I needed to find something that was cheap and that would work and so I popped into my local Boots. While browsing I came across the Natural collection, I have used a couple of items from the range, namely their mascara and eyeshadow and they've been pretty good for the price so I thought the face powder was worth a try. There was an offer of 3 for £5 but as I was just looking for the powder I paid the £1.99 for 15g which is incredibly cheap I think.
The packaging is very basic, it is a small transparent tub with a white screw on lid. The top of the lid displays 'Boots collection' in a brown colour. There is definitely no frills here but for the price you pay you really can't expect much. The tub is pretty durable, I lob it in my make up box and it doesn't scratch or spill or break which is good. The screw on cap is also really good, it's easy to remove and replace but it's also strong enough that the contents don't end up all over the place.
On opening the tub the contents are a very fine powder, the colour is nice and just what I need. It is pretty fine and I think it would be beneficial if there was something to shake out a little of the powder rather than having the full tub there for the brush to be dipped into but again the price is so low you it would be a bonus.
I use a large face brush and lightly dip the top into the tub and bash the excess on the inside of the lid as there is far too much transferred. However once you have the excess off the brush there is a light mist of the powder left which when I swirl it over my face it transfers easily. The powder is very light and doesn't feel heavy against my skin. It blends into my skin tone very well and gives my friend a nice mattifying effect. The powder lasts for a good amount of time on my skin. I find it lasts just as well as any other powder I have used around a good 7 hours or so. I do think it needs touched up towards the end as it can end up going clumpy especially if it's hot. I use this over foundation so it could be a factor as to why it clumps I'm not sure.
At the end of the day the powder is easily removed from my face with a swipe of a face remover wipe. I do think that you need to deep clean every once a week or so as I feel my pores become clogged, I don't think this is a direct result of just this powder but I do think it contributes.
Overall this is an excellent powder, it does the job it needs to. It may not have all the frills on the packaging but it does what i need it to and it lasts a pretty good amount of time as you really don't need much on each application and for the price this is excellent I think.
Since I had spots problem, I tried to find something that lighter for my skin and less clogging my pores, so I was advised to use loose powder instead of compact one. The loose powder would help me enough to reduce the shine and cover my oily skin. However, because I found it was hard to find one matches my skin complexion I bought this "Neutral Translucent" Boots Natural Collection Loose Powder.
The price was very reasonable, and even some of my friends told me that the packaging was not appealing, I found the clean design was cute.
The texture of the powder was smooth and it didn't clump. It has no fragrance at all, nor the make-up-ish smell that you usually get from beauty salon. And because it is translucent, it blends well with my complexion. It's very easy to apply, all I need is a powder brush.
It feels very light on the skin, and it didn't give me any side effects (maybe because it was natural). Basically this product does what it should, and I am happy with that.
I have only just got into using loose powder as I thought it was for older women. However, after winning a free makeover in London I was hooked. The beautician there used something that cost in the region of £50 but this was a mere £1.99, a lot better for my bank balance!
The powder costs just £1.99 and it comes in a small pot with a lid. It's available in three shades but the shades don't look that different. I chose what looked like the lightest shade as I have pale skin. You get a LOT of powder for your money, it looks like it'll last me ages. I've had my powder for just a few days but i'm already hooked. The powder is beige in colour and is quite soft and powdery. It needs to be applied with a blusher brush as you sweep it across your face. The powder can be applied over a make-up base or just over foundation. It doesn't make your foundation flake, instead it just helps to "set" your foundation and mattify your complexion. The powder doesn't really smell of anything and it helps to even out your complexion. It looks great on and it helps to reduce shine. This powder gives great results and no one would believe you if you told them how much it costs!
The powder doesn't irritate the skin or clog your pores, it actually helps your skin to breathe. It doesn't appear to look orange and you can layer up the powder to achieve the best look for you. It really is so easy to work with and it's such a bargain!
Great face powder for the price!
Natural Collection Loose Powder retails for £1.99, exclusively at Boots, and is part of the 3 for £5 permanent promotion.
"This translucent loose powder handles shine and creates a natural matte finish to the skin. Apply over your favourite Natural Collection foundation to set your make-up for the day"
This loose powder comes in a translucent jar, with 15g of product. It has a white opaque lid with the Natural Collection logo. The packaging, in my opinion, does not look cheap and is durable. The powder has a sifter inside, conveniently allowing only a small amount of product to be dispensed.
The powder is available in three shades; Warm Translucent, Neutral Translucent and Cool Translucent. Unfortunately, due to it being a loose powder product, testers are not available in Boots stores, so I took a gamble when opting for the shade Cool Translucent, in hope that it matched my skin colour.
Personally I found the colour range rather limited and the colour in which I thought was pale, wasn't and is too dark for me, oxidizing to an orange colour, in comparison to my pale skin.
As expected, due to the 'transparent' shade name, coverage from this powder is minimal and does not cover at all when used on its own. If you are planning on purchasing this powder for coverage, I would look elsewhere as this is only good for setting liquid products.
This powder claims to handle shine and stay matte throughout the day. I definitely agree with this and find that my face is left looking smooth and matte and doesn't turn oily. If used to set your foundation, your foundation will last 8 hours no problem.
The powder applies evenly and easily to the skin, but I do find that I have to reapply the powder to the brush a couple of times to cover my whole face, meaning that if this powder was used regularly, the product would run out quickly. It doesn't look or feel cakey and if the powder matches your skin tone, you won't be able to tell that you are wearing powder.
Overall I think that this is a great value product and the quality is great. The only bug bare I have with
this product is the colour range, as the lightest shade, Cool Translucent, turns orange when I'm wearing it, meaning that it isn't a product I often reach for.
This is the 1st loose powder I have ever used and I have no intention to swap to another as for me it does the trick!
The loose powder comes in a 15g clear round pot with a screw top white lid that bears the natural collection logo. It is cool translucent in colour.
I wear this over Natural Collections tinted moisturiser as I don't use foundation, I find the powder goes on and stays on very easily. I have had this pot for roughly 8 months however I only wear make up 2/3 times a week.
Under the lid there is a seperater with small holes in to let powder through, I have found it lets alot of powder through and can be quite messy if not opened with care!
You can purchase this product from Boots which is on most high streets across the nation and it cost £1.99 which is a very good price as this product will last you along time.
I find I'm not too fussy when foundation powder, I always use liquid foundation to cover imperfections and powder just acts as a way to 'smooth' it all out I suppose. So as long as the powder goes on alright I'm happy.
For this reason I will never spend much money on a powder. I normally opt for Boots Natural Collection pressed powder as I find pressed powders are just a lot easier to work with, same results with less mess.
But after my last pot of pressed powder ran out I went back to Boots to find the colour I use, 'cool' was out of stock. So I decided to go for loose powder in this shade instead. Like all over Natural Collection make-up products, this powder was £1.99. For that price, I can't complain.
This powder is extremely messy. There is a plastic tab covering the top of the foundation which has a few holes cut out of it where the foundation came come through. I'm sure there was a reason for this design, maybe to control the amount you put on your brush? (I think we've all dipped out a make-up brush into a pot of loose foundation powder to find we have half the contents of the tub on the tip of our brush)! But, truth be told, this just makes it awkward to get into the foundation and creates even more mess.
To get the foundation I find myself turning the tub upside down first and giving the bottom a tap to allow the foundation to come through the holes. Then, after turning the tub the right way around again, tapping the lid to get off any foundation from under it so it doesn't go everywhere when I unscrew the lid. This still doesn't work though, there is always some that will find a way of spilling all over you. Never, EVER open this when wearing clothes you intend to go out in, you will need to get changed.
To get enough foundation to cover my whole face I find I need to do this three or four times as only tiny amounts really come through. It's very long winded and frustrating.
Now, for the good part, this foundation, when you do eventually get it on your face, is good! It applies evenly and gives your face a nice finish. It also makes your skin feel feel quite soft and nice. I often run my hand over my cheek for a while after applying this as it feels so nice.
For £1.99 the actual product is a real bargain. I just wish the packaging was a little better thought out!
I have this friend that is actually obsessed with Boots Natural Collection. I was asking for her advice on a good setting powder and she had suggested 'Natural Collection Loose Powder'. So the next day I popped into Boots and picked up a tub of 'Cool Translucent'. I was confident with my purchase because my friend had always been telling me how amazing it was and her skin always appeared to look flawless. The next day I began to try this product out and the moment I opened the packaging I began to come across several problems. The packaging was made incredibly awkward to get the powder out. I had to tilt the tub to get some Loose Powder out and I managed to get it everywhere, as you could probably guess I was not impressed. However, when I had got the powder out I then applied it with a powder brush all over my foundation. I think the powder was long lasting, although if you did not set it well into your foundation it could have caused it to blow off due to the powder being loose. This was the first powder I had actually bought that was a loose powder. I had usually been used to pressed powders. I was fairly impressed with the final look and I would maybe purchase it again if the packaging would be easier to use.
As you probably know from most of my foundation reviews, I have been trying out too many other foundations and powders to find one that can replace my beloved powder which has been discontinued.
After looking online I seen that this powder was getting some pretty good reviews, and for the price of it I thought it was worth a try, so off I plopped to Boots to get some!
Believe it or not, the price of this is £1.99 for 15g!
The powder I usually got was £5.00 for the same amount, wouldn't it be great if this worked just as well as the other one did!
Although it contains 15g, the pot is tiny compared to my other one, but I think they are just saving on space and not letting fancy decoration get in the way.
The tub is see through and has a white lid with 'Natural Collection' printed across the top, to use the powder you twist off the lid.
On the back is some more information, telling you what it does and telling you that you can use it over foundation.
A very 'Natural' looking tub if I could be cheesy and say that!
I had never even heard of Natural Collection before or took notice of the stand, strange since I go into Boots quite a lot.
After looking around and online, it seems that there is actually a lot of Natural Collection products that all seem to come at very reasonable prices.
They sell a whole range of products, lip sticks, lipglosses, varnishes, foundations, body washes, tweezers, gift sets, I am surprised it isn't more popular.
So if you are wondering what this product claims to do, here it is:
This loose powder handles shine and creates a natural matte finish to the skin.
I couldn't wait to try it out!
I guess this wasn't a powder foundation but it was still something new, so obviously I couldn't wait.
When I got to boots though I seen they only had two colours which really disappointed me, the colours are:
- Warm Translucent.
- Neutral Translucent.
I picked out Warm because the foundation which I use isn't the lightest one in the world.
I found the powder quite hard to get out even though it is probably the finest powder I have ever seen, I had to shake it for ages to get the powder to come out of the TINY holes, and because the tub is tiny, when the powder does come out, you don't get much from it, you will have to put back on the lid and shake again.
To apply this I use a powder brush like I would with my usual loose powder, I use a lot of powder so as you can imagine I had to shake a lot of times and ended up with sore arms :( but ah well!
The powder goes onto the brush easily, and the powder glides over your face, blends in perfectly and feels very light, unfortunately this looked very light to and didn't give me the coverage I wanted so therefore it was a no no for me and went into my make up bag junk, but I could see that it had took away shine!
Someone I know uses this but just on it's own and I really can see a difference to her face when she has it on, it looks very natural and has a nice dewy look about it even though it is taking away shine, it doesn't give her the chalky look.
I recommend this if you are a natural beauty and don't wear a lot of foundation or you don't wear foundation at all and you just wan't something that is incredibly cheap and make your face look fresh and dewy!
I think this powder is actually a lot better and even though it is light coverage, I find it looks better than more expensive brands which I have tried out before.
I love expensive and branded make-up and always try to purchase it when finances allow. However of late I have been seriously hammering my make-up products as not only am I by the seaside and staying in my mates pub and expected to put in many appearances, we have after house parties and basically it is all go and until I find a place to live here (as I am moving in with a mate as soon as I can lol!) I only have with me a few products and almost used them up so when I spotted this last week on offer with any 3 Boots Natural Collection products for the price of 2 (and most of them were only £1.99 each!) I decided to top up my stash with a few cheapy versions simply to get me by till I can get all the stuff I own together in the same place!
I usually use pressed powder opposed to a loose powder formulation and was a little wary of buying and using this. I have on rather a few occasions used this type of product with a big brush, thought I've done an excellent job and looked down at my clothes and it's like a snow storm has taken place! So avoid it I do as I prefer simplicity. However I thought maybe I'd get a more natural look using something like this opposed to a pressed powder which in this weather can be a little stifling and look a bit like a mask and I want to achieve a lighter and more natural look!
See-through plastic pot that holds 15g of loose powder within it and to the top of it, it has a white twist on/off lid that says Natural Collection on it and on the base of the pot I'm told a bit about the product and the colour is stated (I spotted two colour options within this range, one was warm translucent and the other cool and as I'm really rather pale I opted for cool), ingredients and size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Boots are given. It's a simple pot and doesn't look expensive but it is rather robust looking, doesn't scratch easy or anything like that and does contain all the information you'd expect it to!
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Base Of The Pot:
Reduces shine to give a natural matte finish to the skin. Apply over your favourite Natural Collection Foundation. Fragrance Free.
Untwist the lid and you get under that a clear plastic round section that has a see-through sticky label over it that you simply pull back and remove and under that you have a salt pot style of shaker that has 12 small holes. The best way of using this and dispense some product is to loosen the lid slightly but hold it close to the shaker part and give a quick shake and that way you usually end up with the powder gathered around the holes and not in the lid where you usually end up having to throw some away from.
The powder is fine and as promised none fragranced. I simply swish a big (excellent quality) brush over it to which the powder really does cling to well (remember though it needs to be a great quality brush or it can get messy using this!) and then gently sweep it over my foundation which I've already let dry completely and it has 'set'.
This powder goes on with ease and feels comfortable when applying it. Once on my face I can't feel it on my skin at all though to the touch my skin is soft and smooth. It does at first remove greasy looking patches on my face (t-zone) and it doesn't look powdery at all (as long as you blend it well) and that's it...easy to apply and to wear.
However although initially it dumbs down grease/shine that effect is given only temporarily. I find with this that although it stays on my face with no transfer or anything like that it doesn't keep shine at bay for very long at all.... well not above and hour on me anyway.
On the positive side it's simple enough to remove (usual make-up removing routine will do), it doesn't agitate my sensitive skin at all and when it stops working it doesn't mind being reapplied!
A decent economical buy that lasts ages in the pot as you don't need much of it per application at all. However it's not very lasting at all sadly!
Only available in Boots stores at the usual cost of £1.99 a tub.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I am forever buying and trying out various beauty buys. My lips have tasted every gloss, my lashes have seen pretty much every mascara going and my pores have been clogged up by a whole variety of different foundations. I also try to look out for beauty products that won't damage my bank account TOO much, won't leave my purse feeling lighter than a feather. Which is why I absolutely love the Natural Collection. A brand that is available at Boots stores whereby every product is around the £2 mark and there is a deal on where if you buy any 3 products it will only cost a fiver. Brilliant! The definition of beauty on a budget me thinks!
I have a couple of different liquid foundations from the Natural Collection which have all performed well, so I considered buying the loose powder. I get fairly oily patches on my face, for instance the T zone (forehead and nose) seem to suffer pretty badly with oily skin, but then other areas can be pretty dry. It is confusing as well as frustrating in terms of make up application! So I am always on the look out for good loose powers that will keep my face looking matte without drying it out too much.
I bought the Natural collection loose powder several months ago and there is still so much left in it! Considering how little it cost me, this makes it an absolute bargain! It is packaged in a small, circular plastic tin with a white lid. Inside there is another holed lid and underneath is the powder. It is of a light substance, light and airy which re assured me that it would neither clog up my facial pores too badly nor dry out my skin. Just like any good powder should work.
I chose to apply with a make up brush, taking care to only apply on the more oily parts of my face. On application these areas looked matte and shine free without looking over loaded with make up. Hurrah! But how long would it last? I wondered. It did have some staying power, but wore off within about 2 hours, so time for another application shortly after. You don't have to put tonnes on the brush for it to cover your face, a little goes a long way in this case.
From what I can see on the Boots website the foundation only comes in 2 shades- Neutral translucent (the shade I opted for- I have fair skin and this shade blends perfectly) and warm translucent. So not the most vast of all shade lists.
I would definitely recommend this powder to someone looking for a well priced way to keep skin matte as well as natural looking- that was definitely achieved with this foundation. At less that £2 what have you got to lose? As I say you can purchase this product from Boots stores, or on Boots online and you'll also pick up four Boots points if you are an Advantage Card holder.
Thank you for reading! :)
Boots Natural Collection Loose Powered- my feelings are balanced!
I first purchased this a few months back and my first thoughts were that it was going to be quite good- these changed! I wanted something to give me a matte finish but not foundation. I thought this would be perfect but obviously not!
As you can see from the above DooYoo image, this comes in a little tub. The tub has a screw on lid with natural collection written on top with their cute logo. This does not come with a brush like the Maybelline version so you will have to provide your own!
* This was under £2.00- bargain!
* Boots own brand so guaranteed that is going to reach my standards and also Boots have high standards too!
* I could buy this with my advantage card points
* It does as it says- matte finish and reduces shine on your face
* This goes absolutely everywhere. No matter how careful I was being with this it still ended up on my floor, on my clothes and in many more places!
* This did not stay on my face either! Even if I touched my face slightly this rubbed off and got very annoying!
* At two pound I could have saved this money towards a better powder that made me look nicer!
* This gave me nasty blotches on my face and I looked as if I had not washed!
Sometimes I like to try out own brands and steer clear of the more expensive brands because to be honest, I would rather spend my money on clothes and going out! This proved to be a disaster and I do not think I will be buying this again. Luckily, this did not stain my clothes! 3/5!
After a few years of using a more expensive brand, I decided to take a risk and get a new, cheaper version. I usually wouldn't venture anywhere near cheap make up, but I had a good feeling about this...
Here we go then... Comes in a round, screw lid pot, 2 and a half inches diameter. Clear lid with the Natural Collection logo on, and a white bottom. On the underneath is the colour name, and a quick over view of the product. It's a nice design really, simple and effective.
My Face; Not the whitest kid on the block - but not quite half cast. I have dry skin on my face, but with moisturiser every day that's not a problem. I don't have oily skin, so foundation and other make up usually stays rather well. I have a relatively blemish free complexion (apart from the occasional spot breakout).
A run through of the product itself:
Cost; Fantastic.£1.95 from Boots in England. Often on a 3 for £5 offer.
Colour; I bought it in 'Warm' to match my olive skin tone. What it says on the tin: it's a nice warm colour. It's not orangey or too white.
Texture; Like talc. Really really soft.If you touch it with your fingers it feels really silky.
Smell; No smell - it states on the back 'fragrance-free'.
Staying Power; Really good. I applied it with a brush over my mousse foundation to set it, and it helped my foundation stay put all day, and it kept the shine away! I never had to retouch. Gave me a really nice glow as well!
Life Span; I had it about 6 months before I eventually replaced it. I think this is really good considering I use generous amounts of it every day.
Overall a fantastic powder. I 100% cannot recommend this enough. Didn't irritate my dry skin at all, or block my pores. Really complimented my skin tone nicely making me appear healthy and glowing. Rest assured I will never fork out the £8+ I was paying before!
Reduces shine for a natural matte finish /