I have been wearing make up for years now. I now know which foundation, powder and mascara work the best for me but I am always experimenting with new brands and shades of eye shadows. Although I love mac eye shadows, I believe you can get just as good of a product for the same price or way cheaper. I like that this eye shadow trio is really cheap, most of all. I was honestly shocked to learn how cheap this eye shadow is. I have used quite a lot of Collection 2000 products in the past and have always been pleased with the results and the price. The three colours included in this mini pallet are a cream for a high light colour, a medium brown as an all over lid colour and a dark brown for in the crease. This product, especially for the price is very pigmented. I always wear a primer under my eye make up to make my eye shadow last all day, and with a primer this eye shadow lasts really long. I also like the use the dark brown from this eye shadow to help fill out my eyebrows some times. The colours in this pallet are perfect, especially for an everyday look. With this pallet you can achieve a natural make up look or a very dramatic one, depending on where you apply the darkest brown colour. I rated this a five out of five because I was firstly impressed with the incredibly low price and also at how great the colour pigment was, it stayed on all day and I have never had any problem with collection 3000 pressed eye shadows.
I have bought a couple of items from this range and found them to be nice products for my skin. One day when I was visiting my mum she gave me 2 eye shadows because she bought them and didn't like the colours because she didn't think they suited her eyes. I thought they looked nice on her eyes. I was grateful to accept them to try because I liked the colours and they are the colours I buy.
The shadow sits inside a transparent plastic compact container which has a flip back lid. The ones I have do have a sponge applicator to apply the shadow onto the eyes but I don't use the applicator because I find it a little fiddly to apply the shadow so I just use my own large applicators.
One set is the Sin City which is 3 shades of brown and beige tones, the other set is the EarthBound shade. Each one has 3 shades, Sin city is a light beige, medium brownish shade and a deeper brown. The EarthBound has an Olive kind of colour, medium brown and a very pale beige colour.
They are a soft shadow powder but I found I have to build the colour gradually applying a little at a time. I do find it a little time consuming because the lighter shades don't show on the eyes as well like some other brands. I find I have to keep on applying it until I can see more of the actual colour when I use the lighter shades and I do find it annoying.
It is a very soft powder and it doesn't fall from my own applicator. It does feel soft on my eyes and it does blend really well and in a way I like a powder shadow to blend. The colours are slightly metallic and have a slight sparkle to them. Once on my eyes I find the colours look quite nice and give a nice coverage.
The colour lasts for quite a while on my eyes without having to top up during the day. I have been using these as a day time eye shadow because they are a cheap brand and I do like to wear a much better brand for evening wear.
They claim to last for up to 8 hours, I don't think the colour lasts for 8 hours from my experience of using this brand but I find it does last for a good 5 hours before it begins to fade and needs topping up. Also claims to be crease resistant, I find it doesn't give that nasty crease on the eye lid. I am happy with the way it doesn't crease and look messy. The shadow does feel comfortable on my eye lids.
I like shadows which have different tones which I can blend together to give a nice look and to enhance my eyes. I do like to experiment with colours which are on one compact and I can swap and change which part of my eyes I want to apply the colours. With the trio set it means I can do this and play around with the colours and each time I swap them around my eyes can look very different and a change. The colours are nice warm tones and look really natural on the eyes and give a nice slight sparkle. I think the colours would suit any age group. I am in my 50s and I think they suit my eyes quite well in my opinion and the shades don't look tacky etc.
This brand and trio sets I did have to persevere with and have a little patience but once I had the patience I found I liked it a little much better but I am pleased I didn't buy this brand of this particular set because of the time it can take to apply it but since it was a freebie from my mum I am happy she gave it to me to try.
The quality of the shadow is really good and it does have a fair amount of staying power on the skin. I don't know how much it actually costs because my mum couldn't remember but she told me it cost around £3 to buy.
I do recommend it if you are looking around for a cheaper brand of eye shadow and have the time and patience to build the colour on your eyes but if you don't have much time on your hands I don't think it would be so suitable.
I am going to give this eye shadow 4 stars. I am dropping a star only because of the time it can take to build a colour on the eyes.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Collection 2000 is not really a favourite make up brand of mine, but I do like to go to their section of the cosmetics store to buy cheap products, as I often have done. Their make up is quite cheap compared to many of the other high street cosmetics brands available, and their quality, though not always completely excellent is often better than I would have expected from the price that they let you buy it for; it gives you very good value for money.
I was given this Colour Intense Eyeshadow Trio as a gift, and gratefully accepted it even though it is not the most classy of products, nor did I have any particular need for a new eyeshadow at the time. However, I am always open to trying new products, and I was rather intrigued by this to see how it would work out.
Because it was a gift, I was not really sure how much was paid for it, though I sure that it did not cost too much since it is a relatively small product from a relatively cheap cosmetics company. On the Boots website, the product with the same name costs £2.99. However, the picture that Boots has displayed is different from the product I own- it is more square and the eyeshadow trio is arranged in vertical strips instead of horizontal ones. The product of which I am reviewing is the one displayed on the dooyoo page- maybe this is something to bear in mind when reading this review.
I have to say, though, their packaging is not at all too attractive or with much class- I could only describe it as slightly tacky, as it looks like the kind of thing young teens would hand out to their friends in party bags. It is made of a lightweight colourless clear plastic (so you can see the eyeshadow trio inside) which is very portable, and their is not too much on it that would particularly interest anyone. The front can be prised open and flipped back quite easily, giving you access to the eyeshadow. It has 'Collection 2000', its logo and several bubbly circles on the front, which are all pink apart from 2 circles, which are white. Stuck on the back there is a black label with silver lettering.
It also comes with a small and spongy double ended brush that is easy and comfortable to use when you are applying it on your eye lids. It does feel a little cheap quality, but it does much better than no brush at all. It has its own section underneath the eyeshadow trio, though it can slip out when you lift up the lid.
I got the colour trio of ZENITH (07), a selection of (relatively) natural shades. The top is a creamy beige, the lightest of the three. Under that is a sort of goldy bronze colour and on the bottom is a nice chocolate brown. All three are not matte, but contain quite a lot of a shimmer to them (though the shimmer looks more subtle when the eyeshadow is applied than it looks in its palette), which looks nice and adds a little something extra to your eye lids.
The texture is very nice and does not feel uncomfortable or heavy on my eye lids at all. It is not too powdery and feels very smooth when brushed on. The powder brushes easily on and, thankfully, manages to stay on with no problems at all.
The eyeshadow did last for quite some time, a few hours at least, without fading or smudging. This was far better than many eyeshadows I have used in the past. On the back, it says that it 'Lasts up to 8 hours'. Well, I would not say 8 hours, but it lasts long enough for me. Yes, there are many more products which can do far better than this, but for a relatively cheap product, this does remarkably well.
Overall, I would say that this is a good eyeshadow, especially for the relatively small price that is paid for it. Obviously, far better products can be found on the market and this is far from my dream product (thus the docking of one star) but there is no denying that this is fabulous value for money. Therefore, I would give this 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I have a bit of a compulsion when it comes to two make up essentials - nail polish and eyeshadow. I think its the colours you can choose from in all the shades of the rainbow. For work I stick to nude shades but for going out well it depends on my outfit!
Collection 2000 eyeshadow trios offer a fantastic range of colour pallettes from gothic black with steely grey through to classic nudes with chocolate browns.
For going out I tend to buy a slightly longer lasting eyeshadow from bourjois or max factor but for work Collection 2000 offer cheap and cheerful quality. Each trio comes in a small clear compact as illustrated above and the older line comes with an applicator, the newer line is in a more square compact without the applicator.
The only downside to the compact is the flimsy flip lid as I have often opened my make up bag to find loose eyeshadow everywhere and after a few uses the lid does become quite loose.
Each trio is designed with a dark, light and mid range shade for creating the smokey eyed look (something which I have yet to master) but I tend to stick to the mid colour. The 3 coloured shadows all have slightly different textures (this may or may not be deliberate) The lighter of the colours is very powdery and quite rough to apply, the mid shade is very silky and smooth to apply and the darkest shade usually has a bit of glitter in it which again gives quite a rough application and the colour tends to be pack less tightly for a more generous colour application.
Priced at around £2-£2.50 and stocked at major supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco as well as the usual places such as Boots this range is widely available. As one of the main lines in the Collection 2000 catalogue, you can pretty much guarantee that if a retailer stocks Collection 2000 then it has the eye shadow trio.
Compared to other products by competitors such as Rimmel which are usually priced at £2 more, I would rather by this one and use it for work and put the money I have saved towards a nail polish or even another eye trio palette!
Firstly, I will begin by saying that I am reviewing the older style of this product, as it has recently been changed and modernised, so is now packaged differently to as shown in the image. Because I am never one to miss a good beauty bargain, if things are on offer, I will have a look through them. In my local Asda, I was just picking up some shampoo in the beauty section, when I noticed a little box of things which were in the clearance section. Thinking I would be unable to find anything half decent, I noticed these Collection 2000 Colour Intense Eye Shadow Trios. I paid around £1 or just under when I brought this a good few months ago, and the reason they were probably on clearance is because they have brought out a new variation of these eye shadows.
There was a wide range of colours available, including browns and neutrals all the way to popping bright colour shades. There was something for everyone, and although the shade has rubbed off mine, I got one which had three neutral shades of brown in it, starting with a very light, almost highlighter shade colour, a medium brown and a much darker brown. The benefits of the colours used in these trios are that they all combine well together, and you can create gorgeous looks for cheap.
In the old packaging, you used to get a really cheap sponge applicator which was not effective at all, and just made the eye shadow clump on to your eyes and make it difficult to blend in, meaning I would have to use my fingers. To prevent this, I threw away the applicator and just opted to use my own eye shadow brush from No.7 instead.
The eye shadow itself is quite sparkly, but not too overpowering, therefore it gives just the right amount of shimmer to compliment your eyes. Because I brought it in neutral shades, mine was perfect to wear for both day time and night time use. I used the lighter brown colour in the corners of my eye to help them stand out. I then applied the middle colour all over the lid of my eye, and finished off by applied the darker shade to the crease and further up towards the brow bone. For a cheap little eye shadow trio, with good practice you can experiment with various looks which do actually end up looking great. The eye shadow itself is not greatly pigmented, but for £2.99 which it retails at, I would recommend trying it out. It is perfect for people beginning to experiment with eye shadows, as it gives you a whole host of opportunities.
Throughout the day, it did last a good few hours, although I did find that it creased a little bit, so just needed a quick touch up here and there. But overall, I was extremely impressed with this little find, and since I spent less than £1.00 I can't really complain at all! Hope this review has helped and thanks for reading.
A girl can never have enough eyeshadows, and you'd certainly think that's the case if you saw my make-up drawer! I am currently living between my student accommodation and my home, and travelling back and forth on the train, means I can't always take a lot of things with me. I needed to look nice for a shoot with my friend, and as I don't have a lot of make-up at home I came across Collection 2000's eye shadow trio pallets whilst browsing in Superdrug.
Collection 2000 are a brand which I don't have a lot of experience with, as I tend to go for Barry M, Revlon, Rimmel etc. On this occasion I have to say it was price which swayed me towards this particular brand, as the palette cost just £2.99.
I watch a lot of make-up channels on Youtube, particularly my favourite "Pixiwoo", and I've learned these types of eyeshadow trio's are often specially formulated to create certain effects using all 3 shades, such as a smokey eye etc. This is why I chose a trio palette instead of a single eye shadow, as I felt it would give more variation, and for the price I thought it was excellent value, as I have a single L'oreal eyeshadow that cost over £5, so £2.99 for 3 shades was a price I was more than happy to pay.
The palette is available in various shades, I chose "2. Steel Ice", as I liked the look of the dark grey, cobalt blue and silver shades it provided, which stand out, yet are not too wild, so could be used everyday. I have many expensive bright eyeshadow shades which are far too wacky to be used normally, even in moderation! These particular shadows in the Steel Ice palette are not plain matt finishes, and offer a little sparkle as they are quite metallic.
I should mention at this pont, that the packaging differs from the one shown in the picture. The current packaging is a small, clear plastic square shaped design. Each of the shadows are displayed next to each other vertically. The lid is also clear so you can see exactly which shades you are getting when browsing in the shops. Overall, I would say it's quite a sleek looking palette, certainly very adaptable for putting in your bag and when on the move. The lid is quite secure, so no loose bits of eyeshadow ruining the lining of your bag!
After applying my foundation, I had a go at using the different shades and blending them to create a multi-tonal effect. I found the texture of the shadows very workable, and the overall outcome could be intensified by applying the shadows using a damp eyeshadow brush. I also blended some black eye pencil into the shadows I had applied, and then dusted some more of the silver shade over the lid. Overall, I was really impressed with the effect and how long the shadows lasted on my eyes.
I think the key to getting a good effect out of the shadows is investing in good brushes, as the typical bud style ones you often find maybe be easy for one the move use, however I personally feel they don't deliver on precision, and of course are difficult to clean. I do have Dior make-up brushes that I have previously reviewed, however Superdrug do sell eye brushes (both typical, angled, blending etc) brushes at around the £1 mark. If you do invest in a good set of brushes though, they are likely to last you a very long time indeed, so it's worth the money in my opinion.
When it comes to the shadows themselves, If I could afford the likes of MAC, Chanel and Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, then I would buy them. Unfortunately as a student, this just isn't possible on a budget, so thankfully there are so wonderful pallets at a much more affordable price from brands such as Collection 2000, which I think I will definitely be buying from again! Sleek packaging, complementing shades, range of colours available and at an affordable, down to earth price - I'm sold.
If you like that dark smokey look that isnt full on black then the Steel Ice colour pallet from Collection 2000 is the one for you.
It comes in a clear square case, that clicks shut so no mess there. It has Collection 2000 on the front and is part of a range of 3 colour pallets.
It has a silver, a darker silver, and a grey. If you have half and half grey and dark silver and then blend you can have a daytime look. If you blend all 3 further up your eyelid and the silver a little bit down your nose you have an evening look.
This is the only pallet Im using at the moment after a year in Australia using golds and bronzes to go with my tan. Its a real wintery look and goes well with the cold weather and the type of outfits.
Its a very cheap pallet, Collection 2000 isnt the best brand in the world, but if you just want a cheap pallet for day to day wear and arent too bothered about labels then I can recommend this. It lasts pretty much all day/night unless you happen to rub it of course.
I would recommend applying it with a brush, its totally useless if you try and apply it with a finger. You can get some very good makeup brushes from superdrugs own brand.
This is a great little eye shadow as it is cheap, goes onto lids beautifully, and has real staying power. The staying power can become a problem however when it flicks off the applicator in little blobs onto your cheeks so you have to be really careful when applying it.
I chose this product because I was looking for a decent black eye shadow that had lots of sparkle and glitter in it. That's exactly what I got.
I went for the "Total Colour Mono" in shade 44 - Granite.
It is so easy to apply too. It can be applied thinly to give a smoky grey kind of colour, or layered and blended on top of a primer for super dark lids for that gothic look, which as I've said in previous reviews, is what I go for. The sparkle in these eye shadows is insane. Really dazzles when the light hits it. Also the glitter bits stay on all day unlike a lot of sparkly shadows I've used in the past where the glitter kind of falls off throughout the day. So there's a plus!
The packaging is a square tub in dark blue plastic with "Collection 2000" written in silver on the top right corner. Beneath that is a little clear plastic window to show the colour of the shadow.
On the back is the product name and shade number. The ingredients are all written in silver lettering. It also provides what I assume to be the customer services address. Also it states that this product lasts upto 8 hours and is made in England.
This range of shadows can be bought at places like Boots, Superdrug, and all the big supermarkets and isn't very pricey at all!
Collection 2000 are a budget make-up brand and I have been using them ever since I first started buying make-up as a teenager. I am a sucker for a bargain and just can't resist the low prices of these products. I have always been fond of the eye shadow compacts, and usually buy the neutral trio palette. I came across this Intense eye shadow trio when shopping online at www.fragrancedirect.com. They currently have this trio available in a choice of 9 different colour ways, and they have been reduced from RRP £3.49 to just 59p! £3.49 is a bargain in the first place but for just 59p I couldn't pass this up.
Each eye shadow trio contains three different shades that complement each other and can be worn together or separately. I selected the "Sin City" collection, which shifts from neutral to medium to dark shades. This makes it very versatile as you can be creative with your blending and create a variety of different looks with this handy little compact set.
Collection 2000 say: "Intense colour eye shadow in 3 easy to blend shades. Softly shimmering contemporary shades. Lasts up to 8 hours. Crease resistant."
It comes in a clear plastic compact which has a hinged lid. Inside the three eye shadows are set into separate sections of the tray and there is also a space for a small brush. This set includes a double-headed sponge applicator. The packaging is neat and tidy, and I like the clear plastic as you can see through it and get a good clear view of the colours without faffing around and having to remove the lid first.
This eye shadow is in pressed powder format and can be applied with a brush of your fingertips, and blended to ensure a smooth finish. The sponge applicator is a little too small to be able to handle properly, and it feels scratchy against my skin. I use it when I'm applying my make-up away from home, but prefer to use my own proper eye shadow brush with soft bristles. The colour builds up evenly and goes on smoothly without spreading or smudging.
I picked the Sin City trio as I liked the look of the shades together and though it would be a nice compact set that I could use for a variety of looks. The three shades are complementary but there is one of them that I have a problem with. Good news first, two out of three of these shades are gorgeous and I love wearing them. This has become my new favourite for a shimmery basic eye look. The bottom shade is a lovely delicate neutral shade which is a pale beige with a hint of pink, it reminds me of a sea shell. This has a light consistency to it, it's easy to apply, and it has a beautiful shimmer. I use this mainly as the base and then build on colour with the other shades. I have also used this as a highlighter along my brow bone and this looks nice too. The middle shade is a pale pinky copper which is vibrant and also has a beautiful shimmer to it. I usually wear this along the crease and the socket of my eye, and blend it in over the neutral base. The top shade is the odd one. The consistency of this powder seems different to the other two, it's a lot more dry and flat and is trickier to apply. It has no shimmer and gives a very harsh matte effect. I can't quite determine what the shade is! In some lights it looks like a deep burgundy red, and in others it seems like a dark brown or a deep muddy purple. It's not very flattering against my dark brown eyes and just makes my skin look tired.
The eye shadow has fabulous staying power. I have used it with and without eye primers, and it has performed exceptionally well for something from a budget range. It does not crease throughout the day, and it stays in place perfectly. The only time I have noticed any slight wear or creasing to it is after a good 12 hours or so, which is better than a lot of the more expensive brands out there! The two shimmery shades seem to last better than the matte shade though.
This is a very nice compact and I would certainly continue to buy there eye shadow trios in the future. I can't say that it lived up to the name, as the colour is not intense. The packaging is well designed, although sometimes loose flecks of powder can spill over onto the other shades and get a little messy. I am thoroughly pleased with the long lasting effect that I get when wearing this eye shadow and the shimmer shades are fabulous. For 59p you really can't go wrong and I would recommend this to other make-up lovers, it's surprisingly high quality for a fantastic low price.