Product Type: Collection 2000 makeup
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Collection 2000 Eyeshadow Trio
Member Name: angelboouk
Collection 2000 Eyeshadow Trio
Advantages: simple packaging, nice shades, cheap, good for teenagers to experiment
Disadvantages: quality, longevity, shades very subtle
This trio eyeshadow is part of the Collection 2000 cosmetic range. There are a number of colour combinations on offer including Rain Forest (black, lime green and yellow) and Caspian (silver, blue and grey).
Collection 2000 claim that these eyeshadows will last up to 8 hours and is crease resistent. It is also fragrance free. Each trio is presented in a simple, dark blue compact which is slim in design. The compact has a small clear panel displaying the three shades inside. A double ended applicator is also included.
~Where To Buy~
Each compact has 5g worth of eyeshadow. This is a relatively cheap product to buy if you know where to look. It can sometimes be found in Poundland/Poundworld but for a wider selection of colours, you would be best have a search online. Amazon stock a wide range of trio eyeshadows priced from 75p. A smaller selection is available from www.fragrancedirect.co.uk priced at 99p.
As a teenager, I was quite fond of the Collection 2000 range. This was mainly down to how purse friendly it was! I still often buy cheaper cosmetics to bulk out my beauty range but do favour Dior and Chanel when funds allow for it! Anyway, I bought this eyeshadow trio last year and use it occasionally. I have compact 28 - Aphrodite.
The packaging is perfectly simple and appears to be durable. The lid flips open fully and all three shades of eyeshadow are accessible. I opted for this particular shade combination as they are shades that I wear most often. Included in this trio is a lovely baby blue, a deep blue and a white shade. Each shade compliments the other perfectly.
The little applicator supplied is perfectly fine and does the job. It has a larger piece of soft foam at one side which is perfect for the applying the eyeshadow all over the eyelid and a smaller piece of foam at the other side which is best suited for a neater application or to get into the corners of the eyelid. I personally prefer to use my own, professional brushes when applying my eyeshadow at home but do make use of the provided applicator if taking this compact away from home.
This eyeshadow is very easy to apply. Skimming the applicator over the surface of the eyeshadow encourages a fine powder to be loosened and transferred onto the brush. The colour intensity of each shade isn't very high and it does take quite a few applications to build up a noticeable colour. The white and baby blue for example, are barely noticeable on my eyelids with just one or two applications. The darker blue looks like a pale blue with one application and again, a few sweeps are needed for a desirable and noticeable colour.
I find that these eyeshadows blend well with each other though they aren't my favourite eyeshadows to use as a trio. Whenever I do choose to use them together, I apply the darker shade as the base and then build it up with the other two shades. The finish with a few applications is really nice - smooth and neat. The colour looks good and subtle. Combined with a slick of eyeliner and a sweep of mascara, my eyes are highlighted well and do not look overdone.
The main downside of this eyeshadow is the longevity. Of course the eyeshadow is quite light at first anyway but it does fade quickly and needs topped up regularly. I never really have anything left to remove at the end of the day. Whilst on my eyelids, these eyeshadows remain in place with no mess or fall out. My eyes have never became irritated through use of this eyeshadow.
The quality of these eyeshadows isn't amazing. They do provide a subtle colour to my eyelids and there is a good selection of shades on offer but the colour doesn't last long at all. I don't like waste so tend to use these eyeshadows when I am just out and about rather than for special occasions. I opt for longer lasting, more expensive eyeshadows for other occasions. I would say that these eyeshadows are perfect for younger girls wishing to experiment on a low budget. I wouldn't buy again though as they don't have the same appeal as they used to a few years ago.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not as intense as I would have liked