Product Type: Boots makeup
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Boots Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadow - don't waste your £2!
Boots Natural Solo Eyeshadow
Member Name: karlsm93
Boots Natural Solo Eyeshadow
Disadvantages: No real colour, powdery, disappears on lids
I'm not very confident when it comes to applying make up and in fact I tend to stick to the everyday basic such as vaseline on the lips, bronzer and blusher and a little mascara, that of course was before I had a baby, I'm now lucky if I manage to get my hair dried in the morning! A year or so ago, I had been given a voucher for a free make up application in a local beautician, and it was here that the girl doing my make up applied a lovely pink eyeshadow that made my eyes look fresh and seemed to really suit my skin tone. Since even then I never wore a lot of make up I wasn't going to purchase the costly products that she used and thought I would pick up one myself much cheaper that would give me the same look.
For the most part I have always had good experiences with products from the Boots Natural Collection range, and find that they offer a nice natural range of colours which suits plain Jane me (!) but also at very reasonable prices, and in fact, I think they still have an offer of three products for £5. It was in this range that I noticed that there was a soft pink solo eyeshadow costing just under £2 which I thought was very reasonable. There as at least four or five colours within this solo eyeshadow range all soft natural colours.
When I got this home, I was eager to see if I could use it to replicate the way the beautician had made up my eyes with a similar baby pink colour. When I turned the clear lid on the small pot, I was a little disappointed to see that the amount of eyeshadow you actually get is a little misleading, and it isn't the full depth of the pot itself, but then again you aren't exactly paying a fortune for it! Although the colour looked perfect in the pot, when I actually when to apply it to my eyelids it just did not give the same colour or depth of colour that I wanted, no matter how much I put on. It was simply powdery and lightweight, and didn't give the colour that it should have. Anything that I even managed to get onto my eyelids soon disappeared and to be honest I might as well not have bothered putting anything on my eyelids. It was simply a wishy washy colour that looked better in the pot than on my eyelids. It isn't even worth the £2 or less that you pay. I would far rather put a couple of pound more into something that wil actual show up on my eyelids and give some proper colour.
All in all, despite me being a fan of the Natural Collection products, this certainly does not match the quality of many of the other products in the range. Not worth the money!
Summary: A poor product not even worth the £2