Earlier this year I was given a Collection 2000 3 in 1 compact foundation by a friend in the shade Ivory as this shade was too pale for her but she had bought it as it was on special offer and she thought she would give it a try. Collection 2000 is not a brand I usually use for foundations, however have been pleased with other products in their line, so I was more than happy to give it a try.
The product is a 3 in one foundation which can be used in a combination of ways. Initially the product is a solid powder in a compact. Secondly you can use as a foundations by dampening the sponge slightly, or thirdly for heavier coverage / using as a concealer for red patches etc., by wetting the sponge furthermore. The overall result is a matte, powder finish. I applied as a foundation, using the sponge damp, and then applied a powder layer over the top when it had dried, with a powder brush.
I was pleased with the results, giving perfect coverage to my combination, slightly freckled skin type, without highlighting my dry patches like some of my foundations do. In winter I am very pale, so was pleased that the foundation didn't look slightly orange which some have a tendency to do on my skin tone. I found the foundation lasted on my skin all day at work, and didn't need a touch up during the day, however had come off by the time I had gotten home from some after work drinks.
The foundation comes in a blue plastic case, with a sponge applicator and a small mirror inset in the lid, which does come in very handy. The casing is around the size of a pocket calculator / playing card and isn't very attractive in comparison to my other cosmetics, however for the price I'm not complaining. The casing itself is quite durable - I had it in my handbag for some time and it didn't crack ( I do have a tendancy to break my make up as I throw my handbag about somewhat) I have used the sponge applicator, however after the first couple of uses it went a bit 'bobbly' / started to fall apart.
I would recommend this product for:
Those on a budget / looking for a beauty bargain
Those finding it hard to find a suitable foundation for a pale skin tone
Those that don't take attractiveness of packaging / casing into account when choosing cosmetics
I first bought this product in 2001 when I was more or less a make up virgin and only really used it when doing on a night out, I think I probably bought it because it was extremely cheap and killed 2...or moreso 3 birds with one stone!
However over the past few years I have become more and more interested in make up to the point where my collection now fills many boxes and drawers in my room and this product is one of my must haves!. It can be used in many ways. Firstly just as a simple and quick cover for day to day use just used on it's own.
I tend to use it as part of my full make up regime within which i first apply collection 2000 cover up stick , let it set then use this to smooth out the skin...sometimes I may even dot a bit of collection 2000 pressed powder in ivory over the top.
The point I'm trying to make here is that this product can be used as a foundation powder, you can also wet it to get a smoother finish or just on its own as you would just a powder.
Another reason I was so pleased with this product is the price, I think at the moment in Superdrug it still only costs £3.99 which is an absolute snip when you look at other brands which often start around £6 for the same kind of thing.
The positive point os this product just keep popping into my head! I also should mention that just having one of these spare is a good idea for when you are on a night out and if , like me, in that case you need to slim your handbag contents right down to be able to take out a stylish evening bag! I have taken to sometimes carrying my whole make up bag round with me if I'm staying at a mates house but just taking this one compact can be a lifesaver to top up through the night if you are rpone to looking a little shiny!
To top it all off the quality is good, the compact has a handy mirror and the sponge applicator lasts as long as the make up itself so no need to keep changing or bring extra brushes or sponges into the equation!
Overall...a brilliant beauty item! I give it 5 stars!
i am a serial foundation changer- usually not sticking to one brand for more than a couple of weeks...until i started using collection 2000 compact foundation! i bought my first lot 6 months ago in no.1 light and have not looked back since.
i was firstly attracted by the adorable packaging- ideal palm sized compact in black decorated with little pink shiny flowers with silvery leaves. the secondly the accessibilty of the compact- it opens reallt easily, BUT, not so easily that the powder can open in your bag and tip everywhere. inside the compact there is a mirror and a makeup pad for application- however i have found that often (particuarly as the foundation runs low a proper makeup brush works better).
the foundation itself is gorgeous- light, gentle on your skin and easy to apply and matches perfectly to my skin tone and really easy to blend with other blushers etc. being powder aswell it also covers up any oily patches leaving you with a blemish free matte complection!
one other piece of advice i would offer is to check the inside before you buy it as one time i bought it without doing so and when i got home realised the foundation was a broken up inside and was impossible to apply.
this adorable compact is also very good value- £3.95 in boots (but if you find it anywhere cheaper please tell me!)
truly worth a try!
Thank you and enjoy
So far I have only been using this product for less than two weeks but I am in love with it!
It gives great coverage and matches my skin tone perfectly, it is also very cheap. It comes in a few different shades for different skin tones for me every make up product in my bag excluding foundation eyeliner and mascara is ' Ivory ' as i have VERY pale skin and have always had a hard time finding make up to suit my skin with out turning me orange ( which has happened and is not a very good look i must say! ) but once i started using this powder i noticed a change in the way my face looked it blended in perfectly and gives good coverage, the only downside about it is that it dosnt last that long, but seeing as its cheap i dont think i will mind buying another!
When im having a good skin day i tend to use this foundation as it gives light coverage. On a bad day i use it on top of a stick foundation to make the coverage more even. Either way i think that this foundation is great. Its cheap, it comes in a range of skin tones (some really pale tones if you're like me), and its available from most good stores. Doesnt clog up my pores or increase the amount of spots i have. Also, you can apply this wet or dry to get the best coverage overall.
Well to start with I have really pale skin so any foundation that actually doesnt make me look orange is good! Hurray for Collection 2000 then, because not only does this product come in a shade that suits me, but it is actually pretty darn good too! Oh, and cheap, which is always nice - especially when my other option is generally MAC (ouch - pricey!) Apparently, you are meant to wet the sponge when applying this to get a better coverage, but I find that just by using the sponge dry it covers most spots (OK, not the big red ones - they need a little extra, more on that in a mo) and evens out my skintone pretty well, without looking or feeling heavy. If I have a big red spot (not that often these days thank Maude) I can just dampen the corner of the sponge and apply a little extra as concealer! That not enough for you? Well then how about the smart navy packaging, decent-sized mirror - I've even used it when doing my eye makeup. Still not impressed? Come on, it's under 3 quid! OK, well what about if i tell you it contains both UVA and UVB sunscreens? Now get down to Superdrug and buy some!
COLLECTION 2000 POWDER Recently I've been having spot troubles and it really started to get me down, people say you shouldn't put anything on the stupid things but they look so ridiculous you blatantly have to put something on during the hours of daylight to hide them! A foundation would seem the ideal solution so off I went to my local Superdrug. Now I'm not loaded and usually find myself with a few quid left in the bottom of my pocket or my wallet as the case may be! When I'm after reasonable priced make-up of a decent quality I always rush straight to my collection 2000 stand where my products lay! I managed to find a compact foundation on my Collection 2000 reasonably priced at £2.99. This is a brilliant price, nowadays we have MaxFactor bringing out compact foundations for £10 plus, I personally think this is rather ridiculous! Anyways, this foundation is a special 3 in 1. It is called: 'Sheer Wet + Dry 3 in 1 Make Up' and is pretty cool if I say so myself! This ONE little compact contains a foundation, concealer and lastly a powder too! The compact also has a handy reasonably sized mirror and an enclosed sponge to help along the application! The compact is quite small which is handy and there is only one powder compartment, although 3 applications! Have you lost me?! One powder compartment, yet three applications!? Well, this is how it all works, firstly you apply the foundation, to do this you wet the sponge and apply, then with a slightly damp sponge you applicate the concealer and then finally with a dry sponge you apply the powder! ~ As simple as that! However this can get a little tricky so I tend to apply the Foundation and Concealer with the damp sponge and then use a different DRY sponge for the powder. However, sometimes when I'm just after a simple cover up I will just use the powder however the 3in1 does come in useful for when going out etc. This fo
undation is great and well worth a buy, it isn't amazing stuff but it works and is reasonably priced which is what I am mostly after. I like the '3 in 1' idea and think it works reasonably well, you can find the Collection 2000 range in most places such as superstores, Boots and Superdrugs. Once again collection2000 has the thumbs up from me! I hope I've helped, cheers for reading as always, emmaxXx :0)
Collection 2000's compact foundation is really handy to carry about when going out for a night on the town or clubbing, but, after a few days, the only thing it wanted to do most was make sure it was where it shouldn't ahve been. The packaging really is dispicable. It gives a way to remove the lid on the back. I can't understand why though personally, if the truth be known, the lid stays anywhere but on ands the powder crumbles and stays anywhere but it's case. I ended up putting it in a bag and leaving it there to fester. Taking it out in a bag is a little too much trouble. Why should it have to be done anyway?.. I paid for a good quality product with my own money and get this?.. well, it isn't acceptable and my advice to you is, either stear clear or look at the packaging carefully. It isn't that it may be cracked, it is the fact that once it is opened it will not be closed properly ever again. there is simply no way it can be done.