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      15.05.2013 10:23
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      I would say this is a good basic foundation which goes on easily and looks good.

      As part of my extremely minimalist make-up bag, I have only one foundation. I rarely wear make up, so I don't get through a lot of it, so this 35ml reasonably priced (around £2.50 if memory serves me right) ticked the boxes.

      With little experience or knowledge of foundations, what I liked about this particular one was that it was labelled "Natural Matt" - the two characteristics I definitely wanted. The other thing I liked about the packaging was that you can clearly see the actual foundation in the bottle, rather than just the coloured label on the lid (which was fortunate, as the label on mine bears only a slight resemblance to the actual colour!)

      The other claims on the bottle are "improved application & wear" "longer lasting formulation" and "all day matt finish". On the back it additionally promises a flawless complexion, fragrance free and contains UVA and UVB sunscreens. None of these factors really apply to me and I certainly haven't rigorously tested them as I don't wear "all day" make up, but they were added bonuses should I ever be wearing make up all day on any occasion.

      The bottle and cap are well designed - squeezing from the tube you don't get any messy residue, and even though it rarely gets an outing and I have probably had it 12 months, there is no clogging of the hole or build up of foundation around the top. The other good thing is that the bottle is very slim, so it's easy to fit in your 'liquids' bag if going on a "hand-luggage-only" flight.

      The foundation itself is a pleasant consistency and as such, it's very easy to apply. Not being too adept at applying make up, again, I want something that will go on easily, evenly and be easy to blend in, not leaving lines, and luckily I found this product does all three. When it's on, it does what it says "on the tin" insofar as it looks natural and has the promised matt appearance.

      For around £2.50 this was a great purchase for me.

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      06.12.2012 16:02
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      Fantastic foundation

      I bought this foundation a few months ago when I was looking for a new liquid foundation as at the time I only had a powder which personally I find doesnt work too well on my skin. I was only looking for a basic foundation and money was very tight at the time so I found myself browsing the lower end cosmetics available in Superdrug. Eventually I decided on Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation. The foundation has had a bit of an overhaul since the picture above was added and the foundation now comes in a predominantly black tube with a clear section to allow you to see how much of your foundation is left and also to help you determine which shades are most suited to your skin. I paid somewhere around the £2.50 mark for this foundation which I thought was a very reasonable price.

      To apply the foundation I used a sponge because I find this much easier and it allows me to get more even coverage. The foundation is quite thick and you will only need a very small amount to cover your face and I never use more than a pea-sized amount. It goes onto the skin easily and I find that it absorbs quickly and evenly. Often with other foundations I struggle with patchy skin and uneven coverage but I was really happy with this and I felt that my skin looked much better than prior to application and I was impressed with how quickly it was applied and I was ready to go.

      Again, I was really happy with the foundation when it came to how long it lasted on my skin. If I apply this in the morning I am confident that it will still be there in the evening however if you want perfect coverage it is likely that a re-application would be beneficial in the afternoon.

      The foundation does give a matt appearance but this isnt at all dry looking like some others I have used. Instead it ensures that no shiny skin starts to come through and it leaves the skin looking nice throughout the day.

      When it comes to removing the foundation it was easy enough to get off with a make up wipe and it all comes off with ease, I dont find myself scrubbing away with 3 or 4 wipes. After removing the foundation my skin feels silky soft and not at all irritated. I do suffer with sensitive skin and I have absolutely no problems with this.

      For the price I think this foundation is brilliant. It isnt the best foundation I have ever tried and I personally prefer the more whipped type products for their longlasting coverage but I was surprised at how good this foundation actually was and I would definitely recommend it. For the price you really cant go wrong and it would make a great stocking filler for someone this Christmas if you are short of ideas.

      Surprisingly good foundation from Collection 2000.

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        28.11.2012 19:18
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        Falls short of the mark

        I bought this foundation back in the summer when I arranged to go out for dinner after work and hadn't taken any makeup with me, as such I just wanted something cheap that would cover up a couple of blemishes and make my skin tone appear a bit more consistent. Collection 2000 seems to be one of the cheapest mainstream brands available so I gravitated towards their display in Superdrug and came across a bottle of this 'naturally matt foundation'.

        Packaging:
        Unlike the image accompanying this review, the packaging on mine is completely different - the one shown here seems to be an older version. The packaging I have is a squeezy type tube with a black flip lid on the base. The main colour is black with a clear brush stroke patterned circle which helps you to see how much of the contents are left. A small circle at the top tells you the colour shade contained, below 'COLLECTION 2000' is written in block capitals, the range of foundation in the middle and at the base is the strap line 'all day fresh matt finish'.

        Price:
        From memory I splashed out £2.99 for this foundation which is incredibly cheap compared to many on the market and for this I got 35ml.

        Use:
        This foundation is on the thick side so while it comes out of the tube easily it doesn't end up everywhere and you can be quite precise about the amount dispensed - you only need to use a small amount of this as it's quite 'wet' so if you end up with too much on your skin you just end up wiping it back and forth creating tide marks I don't have any sponge applicators so I always use my fingers to smooth this foundation into my skin which works just fine.

        Finish:
        I plumped for ivory which was the lightest shade available and while I did find it helped to even out general skin tone it had an unpleasant orange tone which is an effect I desperately try to avoid - I really don't want to end up with skin like David Dickinson! Even discounting the orange aspect it's still far too dark to be accurately described as ivory, so this range is definately not suitable for those with paler skin. Furthermore despite giving an even colour it didn't help to cover up any blemishes to my skin and if anything made them more obvious than they were pre makeup!

        On the plus side the finish is fairly smooth provided you've properly blended it in around the edges - if not you run the risk of tide marks and foundation build up in any wrinkles or areas like the edge of the nose.

        Anything else:
        There's only a very faint aroma, which I can most liken to that of natural yoghurt although you can only smell this straight from the tube, when on your skin it's pretty much fragrance free.

        Staying power was fairly poor but if anything that's a plus with this product - at least you'll look more of a normal colour again!

        Overall I wouldn't buy this again - yes it's cheap and the consistency is good and coverage is fair, but the colour is pretty terrible and to me that's the most important aspect of a foundation. As I don't like to waste anything I've been slowly mixing this with a white liquid foundation I have to improve the match with my skin, but this is alot of hassle for little gain.

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          27.11.2012 23:59
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          Will not purchase again

          I'm usually a fan of collection 200 products and have quite a collection of eye shadows, blushers and powder. For a lot of their products I'd purchase them over some of the most expensive brands even if I could afford to spend over £10 on a foundation but this is the first one I had tried. I went home thinking I had snapped up a bargain at just under £3. I chose Ivory however I felt this was still quite dark on me

          The packaging of this product looks quite cheap and nasty in my opinion however what can you expect for a price like this I guess. I think in this kind of tube there can be a lot more wastage than say for example in the tubs of foundation and towards the end of the bottle I found myself spending a lot of time squeezing out the remainders.

          There are many ways to apply this kind of foundation as I'm sure most of you know but I choose to use put a small amount on a sponge. The foundation was very thick compared to others. This made it quite difficult to blend.

          Looking in the mirror it did look quite dark, considering it was Ivory. Not only that but my face looked orange. I spent quite a bit of time blending around my neck to stop those horrible foundation lines.

          In the end I removed all my make up and started again. This time putting on less foundation and making more of a conscious effort to make sure it blended (not that I wasn't doing this in the first place!). My face also looked quite shiny and greasy. Although I don't suffer from spots I do have quite bumpy skin, however this foundation didn't make my skin look soft and smooth like other foundations I have used. In fact it highlighted any blemishes.

          The foundation also didn't last throughout the day. As I have mentioned in previous reviews I don't like to spend my lunch breaks touching up my make up but instead of boosting my confidence and making my skin looked better I seemed to be forever in the bathrooms worrying about how terrible my skin looked. Needless to say as soon as pay day came my first purchase was a new foundation.

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          12.10.2012 23:49
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          A great foundation

          I absolutely love the brand collection 2000. It's cheap and you can find it in most places such as boots, superdrug and also supermarkets like morrisons and Asda. I've never really been the one to use foundation, it was just more money and I feel comfortable in the skin I'm in. However when picking up my concealer I noticed their matt foundation for only £2.99 so I thought I would give it a go.

          The packaging is black, with a black lid at the bottom. It has a see through circle on the front so you can see the colour of the foundation. It has some writing saying what it is on the front as well a sticker saying what colour I have and some writing stating the ingredients on the back. It also says that it is a new improved formulation. You get 35ml of the foundation in the tube.

          How you apply the product is really like any other liquid foundation. Just apply on to clean skin, I'm lazy I use my fingers, but you can use a brush or a sponge too and then blend in to the skin. I find it goes on and spreads quite well over my skin and as the product says it does have a matt finish. I was very pleased with the product as it did make my skin look slightly smoother and look like I had less imperfections.

          The foundation stays on my skin pretty much all day and it also contains UVA and UVB sunscreens so it protects your skin. You can get the product in several different shades, going from pale to dark.

          When buying concealed I tend to buy natural beige or ivory. The only thing with the foundation (ivory) is that the colour is slightly orange-y. So I only put a little on.

          I really like this product and I am very happy I gave it a chance. I'l be buying them more often that's for sure, and will recommend this product to anyone who wears foundation.

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            17.08.2012 02:51
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            A superb product!

            With me when I buy foundation I usually pay a decent whack for one purely as its an item I need and not one that I simply buy for fun such as a new lippy or a nail polish or something. However I didn't need this really when I saw it I simply bought it as it was in Poundland and actually only cost 75p a tube as they were reduced for some reason and knowing I am going out more lately and dating and so on thought it was worth a punt though for the price I really thought it was probably going to be really rubbish lol.

            The Packaging:

            This comes in a see-through almost oblong shaped tube with a black twist on/off lid covering a small extended hole to the bottom of it and on the front of it in black and pink writing we are told that it is Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation + Minerals 'Improved Application & Wear, Longer Lasting Formulation All day Fresh Matt Finish' and then on the lid there is a small sticker telling me the colour of my chosen foundation which is 3, Natural Beige. On the back of the tube we are told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed, the size is stated which is 35g, we are told that once opened to use it up within 12 months and contact details for Collection 2000 are of course given. To be fair this tube doesn't ooze class or expense but it is easy to squeeze the product out of and it is informative and robust enough packaging.

            Using It:

            To use this ladies you use it as you would any other foundation. Apply it straight to clean skin, over moisturiser, primer whatever you usually do. With your fingers, a sponge a brush...... all you need is a small amount of the at first rather thick foundation and set to blending it.

            I find that on contact with the skin it smears over quite easily melting somewhat to my body temperature, it blends really quickly and easily and leaves no sticky or heavy/tight feeling on my skin. It promises to be a matt finish foundation which I think it is though on my greasy t-zone and so on I do still need some pressed/loose powder which is what I normally use any way.

            It stays puts all day long, covers over small imperfections on my skin, doesn't make my enlarged pores look magnified and doesn't look set like a mask on my face. If I have a big angry red spot then this isn't going to conceal that however along with a dab of concealer this is fine.

            I can't believe I'm saying this but I actually rather like it. Its easy to pop on, gives my skin a nice radiance to it and is fragrance free and contains UVA & UVB sunscreens which helps to protect my skin in all weathers of course. Its easy to remove with my usual make up removing routine, doesn't smudge or slide off, crease or anything else adverse and although initially quite a thick looking foundation it is surprisingly light and very gently moisturising on the skin without being greasy!

            This is available in about 7 shades and I can only see this available online to buy (please Google it if interested in this) and it costs about £2.99 a tube and in my opinion its very worth that and I shall certainly buy more of these no matter the price when I run out of my current one as it is perfect for me and my needs!

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            10.07.2012 18:55
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            Would be a good foundation if there was a better choice of shades.

            I have a very fair complexion and finding foundations to match is so hard that I either end up looking orange, pink or resembling a goth! Coming into the summer and looking forward to the 2012 Olympics held in London, I decided to start wearing some fake tan but then quickly realised I needed a new foundation to blend my face to my neck and body! I didn't want to spend too much, as fake tan washes off after a few days so I popped down to Boots and had a nose at the Collection 2000 range as I love the low price but high quality. I didn't want shimmer or glitter so I was pleased to see the 'Natural Matte Foundation.'

            The packaging is very simplistic and uncomplicated - if it was a person it would be very laid back and not fussed about much! That is the first time I have ever compared a foundation to a person out of all of the reviews I have done! The foundation is encased in a sort of flat tube bottle that you would expect moisturiser to come in and measures about the same size as your hand from wrist to finger tips. It's skin toned coloured with relevant information around the casing. It may not be the most gorgeous packaging but I don't think that is something to criticise or sway you from buying. Once you take the dark plastic lid off, there is no pump just an outlet to access the product - I would say it is a disadvantage but that is just a personal preference.

            There are 5 shades to choose from all starting with the word 'natural' to hint at the ingredients perhaps?
            Natural Ivory
            Natural Blonde
            Natural Beige
            Natural Almond
            Natural Amber

            I usually go into detail about each shade individually, however this is one flaw I have about this foundation and caused me to entitle this review! Weirdly enough most of the shades are named after a hair colour except for Ivory. As I stated earlier I wanted a foundation to match my fake tan - I would have normally gone for Ivory as it is the lightest however I decided to go one up and choose Natural Blonde as I have blonde hair and though it would match me well. This was not the case. It was only the second shade in the range and it should have been called natural ginger instead of blonde as it was orange!

            I applied with a wet sponge and loads of moisturiser to try and take some of the colour out but it was still very orange and I found I could not wear it. I have not tried the other shades in the range however from trying it on it is very creamy and smooth and does go on well and blend without drying or appearing chalky. It would be a brilliant foundation if it wasn't for the shade. So sorry Collection 2000 this one just wasn't for me.

            However it could just be me as it was the winner of the Pure Beauty Award in 2009 for Best Foundation Launch. It is enriched with skin loving minerals that give a fresher looking complexion that also nourished the skin. It also contains a grape extract to improve skin elasticity - this would be brilliant if I didn't glow in the dark whilst wearing it.

            Don't be put off buying and trying for yourself as everyone's skin is different so when you are in Boots or Superdrug try out the testers and see if you can find a shade that suits you!

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              01.04.2011 19:57
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              DO NOT BUY THIS!

              im not really a full face of makeup kind of girl so i thought i would buy just a cheap foundation for those few days when i did want to maybe look a little nicer than usual or just on down days to cheer myself up. I have plenty of collection 2000 products which i love and which are cheap so i thought seeing as i trust the brand i would try one of their foundations. My local Lloyds pharmacy stocks this brand as superdrug and boots are far from where i live and this was the only foundation they had in ( i really wanted to try the lasting perfection foundation!)

              BRAND: Collection 2000

              PRICE: around £2.99/£3.99 (i couldn't find the price online but definitely less than £4!)

              SHADES AVAILABLE:
              Natural beige
              Natural almond
              Natural ivory
              Natural blonde
              Natural bronze
              Natural amber

              PRODUCT SIZE: 35ml

              OTHER INFO:
              Fragrance free
              Contains protection from UVA and UVB

              APPLICATION: You literally need a tiny amount of this foundation as it is quite a watery consistency, therefore it spreads around your face quickly and easily. I placed a small pea size on the back of my hand and used a No7 foundation brush to apply it to my face for a smoother application. Needless to say i never went out the house with this on my face sure enough it gave me that 'flawless complexion' because my face was one tone ... bright orange!

              POSITIVE POINTS:
              SPF as i have fair skin
              Wide range of shades (although from what i saw most had this orange tone)
              Fragrance free
              Cheap

              NEGATIVE POINTS:
              Very watery
              Long time to dry
              Leaves face very orange, very unnatural look
              Feels heavy and pore clogging on skin
              Looks very shiny and NOT matt on face
              Completely unwearable if you want to leave the house

              :)

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                12.02.2011 08:16
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                A poor quality orange looking foundation which results in blotchy uneven looking skin

                Over the last 10 years I have tried a number of foundations; many of which have not been pleasant experiences. But eventually I found "The One". "The One" happened to cost £20 per tube therefore when going on holiday I decided to opt for a cheaper alternative. My face has a tendency to tan very dark in the sun therefore on the rare occasions on holiday when wearing make-up and the weeks following my holiday I require a darker shade foundation. I refused to pay for a higher priced foundation which I would be wearing for no more than three weeks so I opted for Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation.


                ***Natural Matt Foundation***
                Collection 2000 describes the Natural Matt Foundation as "an advanced crème formulation" which gives "an all-day fresh matt finish". The foundation is also outlined to be enriched with skin loving minerals to nourish the skin and contains grape extract to improve skin elasticity.
                The claims are that this is a foundation that "will last all day long" although unlike some other foundations Collection 2000 have not been specific in their claim and given a time frame.

                The Natural Matt Foundation is outlined to be a foundation which blends easily to provide a smooth flawless complexion which is ideal for oiler skins. My skin on holiday has a tendency to become oily due to my heavy use of sun cream, therefore because I wanted a product to combat this, this claim was one of the main reasons I purchased this product in addition to it being a low price.
                Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation comes in six different shades which from dark to light are Natural Amber, Natural Bronze, Natural Blonde, Natural Ivory, Natural Almond and Natural Beige. Something very apparent is the emphasis on "Natural" in the naming of all of these shades. I think this is quite a debateable point. In selecting a shade I was quite surprised that the range of shades is limited for a foundation I feel six is a very small number therefore getting an exact match to your skin tone might be difficult.

                I also felt in selecting a shade that most of these are darker shades. When selecting a shade to go on holiday, from most foundation ranges I usually have to select one of the dark two shades to match my post-holiday skin type but in this case I went for the mid-range of shade of "Natural Blonde". For those who are looking to select a lighter shade of foundation and have a light skin tone I feel this will be difficult with this foundation. My skin tone naturally is medium and I would have been looking to purchase the second lightest shade.

                ***Availability***
                Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation is widely available in stores which stock Collection 2000 cosmetics, which includes, Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Asda. I purchased this foundation from Boots at the recommended retail price of £2.99 for a 30ml tube. As far as foundation goes this is extremely cheap.

                Online cosmetic stores are selling this product brand new and unopened for as little as £1.20 per tube up to £4.99.

                ***Application***
                Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation comes in a flat rectangular tube made from clear plastic. There is a black screw off lid at the base of the tube. The packaging is very basic but compact and practical for putting in a make-up bag on holiday. The design of the packing is durable and my tube of foundation withstood being in my suitcase without suffering any damage, which on previous occasions many foundations have failed this test and spilt into my make-up bag.

                When applying foundation I tend to apply a very small amount to my fingertips, rub on my face in circular motions on my face and apply move if necessary. To apply the natural Matt Foundation I found squeezing the tube very easy, a little too easy as a lot of foundation squirted out. For my face I used about the amount of a 20p coin.
                The first thing I noticed was the consistency of the foundation was extremely thick. On rubbing into my face I felt that I had to work quite hard with my fingers tips to ensure that the foundation was blended. I use a sponge around my hairline to ensure foundation is blended fully and with this foundation I felt I almost had to press down and drag my skin hard to ensure this was happening.

                On applying onto my skin I immediately felt that this did not live up to the name of being a "natural" foundation for a number of reasons. Firstly the scent of the foundation had quite a strong plastic type scent. This was very noticeable and even when the foundation was being blended in this scent did not really go away. Secondly I felt that the feel of the foundation on application was very unnatural. The foundation felt very heavy and had a wet sticky type feeling to it. This did not really disappear until about 5 minutes after application.

                ***Results and Look***
                I was not impressed with the application of the Natural Matt Foundation and the results of the foundation were just as disappointing. I felt that even though I had got a match in terms of shade to my skin tone, I did feel that there was a very slight orange tint to the colour when I stood under light but this was only very slight initially.

                The claims on the packaging that this is a natural looking product which gives flawless matt skin are only partially true. I felt that on initial application and once the product felt like it had dried onto my skin the results were maybe not natural as the foundation felt thick but it did give very smooth matt looking skin. Under light there were no shiny patches on my skin and give a flawless look covering all imperfections. In fact the foundation covered the more red patches on my skin very well when applied.
                I did feel however that because the foundation was so thick it did not look so well applied and blended as my usual foundation would, despite applying in the same way and using a sponge to ensure there were no tide marks around my hairline. There was a very noticeable line to where my foundation ended which I was very conscious of. The colour also felt very unnatural as the longer the foundation was on my skin I felt that it was getting darker in colour, and the slight orange tint I noticed on application, was becoming a very definite orange colour.

                The claims that this is a long lasting all day foundation is very untrue. After about an hours' worth of wear I noticed that imperfections and redness on my skin could be seen. I felt that skin did not look flawless like it did on application; my skin had a flaky, blotchy type appearance rather than smooth matt.
                Collection 2000 state that this is ideal for oily skin. I would consider my skin to be reasonably oily especially when on holiday but on wearing this foundation I felt that it made my skin overly dry. At most there would be patches of my skin that were normal but not at all dry. This foundation seemed to cling to these normal patches and look overly orange and make these patches look very dry and flaky. Unless you have extremely oily skin, I think this would happen to most people who wore this foundation. Those with any slight dry patches would find this totally unsuitable and this foundation would definitely highlight this dryness.

                Removing this product was quite difficult, even with effective make up wipes. I felt that I had to almost scrub this foundation off my face and drag my skin as the mask like foundation had clung to my skin. I had to use two make up wipes as after one wipe my skin still had a patchy orange like appearance. After removal my skin felt awful, it had a sticky type feel to it. Not at all nourished and conditioned like Collection 2000 claimed it would as the foundation contained grape extract.

                ***Overall***
                The Collection 2000 Natural Matt Foundation is quite possibly one of the worst foundations I have ever tried. The overall effects are terrible on looking back over some holiday photos, my skin looks ridiculous and has a very orange tint. On application it does leave skin looking and feeling matt however after 10 minutes of wear it gives skin a blotchy appearance as if the foundation has been rubbed off and clings to drier patches of skin on your face.

                The claim of being "natural" is the greatest disappointment of this product. On applying the foundation has a very unnatural feel on your skin, almost like a heavy wet mask. As the foundation dries and settles on skin the colour of the foundation gives skin a very unnatural orange tint.
                The only positive about this product is that it's very cheap. However the results are totally undesirable and buying this product was the equivalent of putting £2.99 down a drain. Steer well clear!

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                  07.10.2010 23:02
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                  Not a great product but will do for the time being

                  When my foundation ran out last month and I couldn't afford to pay out £15 for a new one, I decided to have a look around the cheaper foundations. I found the Collection 2000 foundation in Wilkinsons for around £2.50 and thought it must be worth a try.

                  *Packaging*
                  The foundation is in a clear, squeezy bottle with a black lid. It has basic black writing on the front that says 'Collection 2000. Natural Matt Foundation'. The packaging is very basic and this product wouldn't stand out on a shelf full of other foundations, but when it is being sold for £2.50, packaging isn't really a priority.


                  *Application*
                  To remove the lid off the bottle, you have to twist and pull at the same time. The lid comes off very easily and just clicks back on when you are done.
                  If you give the bottle a slight squeeze, the foundation starts to come out of the top. I tend to just put the bottle to my face and give it a slight squeeze, so the foundation goes straight onto my face. Try to wipe the top of the bottle when you are done as it can clog up with foundation.
                  Simply rub the foundation onto your skin until it is even.

                  *How much do I need to use?*
                  When I first started using this foundation, I found it very difficult to work out exactly how much I needed. One day I would put too little on, but if I put slightly more on the next day I would have too much. Thankfully, I am now used to this and know exactly how much to use.
                  I tend to give the bottle a quick squeeze, not too hard, and a small blob will come out, about the size of a pea, this tends to cover both of my cheeks. I then use half of the amount on my forehead.

                  *Does it last?*
                  The back of the bottle states that the foundation gives an 'all day matt finish'.
                  When I first put my foundation on, it looks great. My skin looks even and smooth and you cant see the bags that are starting to develop under my eyes. However, by midday, I begin to notice my forehead looks as though it is peeling and my eyelids look flaky. To make this work, the flakiness looks orange! I do not reapply the foundation over this and, after another hour or so, it always seems to have disappeared.
                  I don't know if anyone else has this problem with foundation, I have never come across it before, but it seems very strange to me!

                  The amazing silky smooth, matt finish doesn't last all day, which is gutting as I could happily pay £2.50 for my foundation for the rest of my life. I think I will keep using this until I get paid again and then move on to better things.

                  I would only recommend this if you are on a serious budget and are better with make up than I am!

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                  12.08.2010 19:39
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                  NOT A GOOD BUY.

                  I wanted to try a new foundation for a bit of a change and I was drawn to the collection 2000 range. Simply because I have used quite alot of the collection 2000 products and always find them to be excellent value for money. I simply love the lipsticks and the eyebrow pencils and have used them for a long time. So I naturally felt that this natural matt foundation would be a good product too, but unfortunately I was to be let down.

                  As packaging goes the collection 2000 matt foundation does not scream glamour and elegance. However for under £3 I didnt mind sacrificing my packaging obsession and decided to give this product a try. There are a few shades to choose from which I have to say don't really offer much of a spectrum for skincolours. I plumped on a darker shade as I am quite olive skinned. I sampled the colour on the back of my hand and was happy with the shade and texture of the product. I was also quite taken with the smell of the foundation. It was quite a natural smell and not perfumed or artificial.

                  When I used this product for the first time. I was quite pleased with the texture of this foundation. I do feel that it comes out a little quickly out of the bottle and so some was wasted. However, I was happy with the way it absorbed into my skin and the coverage and glow it gave me. I loved the way that it did not appear cloggy or uneaven around my nose which I had encountered before with other products. I felt that this foundation really did the job in offering a subtle and radiant colour and appearance to my face. The feel of this foundation on my skin was not greasy at all and indeed felt quite comfortable.

                  However things soon went down hill within an hour of application. I visited the ladies to check my reflection and looked as if I had some sort of disease. I had a really blotchy appearance to my face. It was totally awful and looked embarassing. It wasn't a reaction on my skin to the makeup. It was the actual foundation that had become really uneven in cololur and just made me look like a fool.

                  I washed this foundation off and have never used it again. I don't know if this is just a problem I have encountered. But I have never had any problems with my skin and so I fail to understand why this foundation would cause a reaction.

                  Anyhow, I would not use this foundation again. It has many good points, although I have to remark that it does ooze cheap from the outset. But nevertheless the scent and texture and coverage is very good. However it's ability to stay put is zero and it not only slides off but leaves a blotchy mess instead.

                  sorry not for me.

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                  19.07.2010 11:19
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                  During a recent visit to my local Tesco I spotted a basket full of make up bargains. With price tags of around 50p I couldn't resist buying a few items! I already have a few foundations that I am very happy with, so my purchase of a tube of collection 2000 natural matte foundation really was an unnecessary buy! However buy it I did!

                  Collection 2000 foundation is a cheap end of the market foundation and sells for £2.99 in Boots. It is also available for a bit less in Superdrug. I suspect Tesco was selling of old stock as collection 2000 have now re-launched this foundation with the inclusion of natural minerals. There are 6 shades available including natural blonde, natural beige, natural almond, natural amber and natural bronze. I opted for natural almond as this seemed to be the best shade for my medium complexion. As this was a sale item there were no testers to try first.

                  The foundation comes in a fairly uninspiring tube with brown twist off cap. The information on the Boots web site says that this foundation is designed to provide a longer lasting matte finish and smooth velvety complexion. My experience does not support these claims! I found the foundation really difficult to apply as it was not easy to get it to rub in. Far from giving a smooth looking finish it made my complexion appear uneven and gave a horrible orange tinge! I only used a very small amount so over applying wasn't the problem!

                  On the positive side the foundation didn't cause any irritation, but then it wasn't left on long enough for me to really test this one redeeming feature for long enough! Overall I can't recommend this foundation and would suggest you save your money and buy something else!

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                    a emergency product only

                    I have this product as a backup in case I run out of my usual foundation, originally I bought the product in place of my usual however found that that it is more trouble than it is worth. I am a naturally very pale skinned female an because of this I always purchase the lightest shades of foundations, however the problem that I had with the product is that even the lightest shade is too dark for me, leaving me looking streaky an orange. The other problem that I had with the product is that after continuous use of several days the product starts to make my skin drastically dry out an go flaky, on occasional use the product is fine for me but with prolonged it make my skin look worse than if I was not even wearing a foundation. On a positive not with the product it has a nice scent which not all cheap foundations have.

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                      A good foundation I always have this one, its in my make up bag incase I run really low on foundation. A quick fix is okay with this stuff but its not my first choice when it comes to make up.
                      You can get any foundation shade to match your own skin tone and thats the good thing about the collection range as it has lots of variety when it comes to make up. There is 6 shades you cant choose from the one I use is natural blonde as my skin is fair. You can pick this up online for £1.32 and it is a great deal. This collection range is really good value for money as its okay quality and very easy on your pocket!

                      The range is a natural matt range and has minerals in the foundation to help it blend on well and look more natural rather than patchy. If you are looking for perfect even coverage this is the closest for a product in this ones price range! Even though the application was not perfect I notciced there was areas that where really matt and gorgeous looking even when and I hadnt even blending it that well.
                      So thats and advantage if you are in a rush and need a quick dash of make up.

                      This is ideal for oilier skin as it doesnt make your face shiny like most foundations so your using less powder to lock in moisture afterwards. It says on the front that it stays on all through the day which I believe is slightly true. Sadly I noticed after a few hours it was becoming very thin and I was having to apply more to my face. Though with it only being £1.32 you cant really go wrong.

                      The natural collection 2000 foudation has grape extracts so there really is somthing natural in it finally! So many company say that their make up is natural its about time they used read products!
                      This foudation won Pure Beauty Award Winner 2009 so its doing well with people who still buy it.
                      Overall I would say go get this foundation if you need to save money but still want okay quality as it ticks all the boxes for me and I have been using it for years now and works a treat each and everytime.
                      Not reccomended for people want a perfect stay on coverage though sorry. Still a great product.

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                      19.05.2010 18:52
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                      Im going on a girls weekend away in a few weeks so lately Ive been buying loads of make-up and othe toiletries for the trip. I hate taking my proper foundation on holiday because I always end up losing it or everyone uses it so Im left with none so I always buy a cheaper foundation to take away with me. As I use the Collection 2000 face powder all the time and I really like it I decided to try out the foundation hoping that would be as good as other products in the range as Ive often found that even though the make-up from this range is quite cheap you get really great results. Unfortunately this was not the case with this foundation - it was terrible!

                      I decided to try this out on the night I bought it because I thought Id see the results before I made an arse out of myself on holiday if it looked terrible and I can only thank god I did because god knows what people would have thought if I had left the house with this on! I think this could be the worst foundation I have ever tried and believe me I have used some shocking foundations in my time!

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                      Brand: Collection 2000
                      Shades: (Light To Dark) Natural Ivory, Natural Blonde, Natural Beige, Natural Almond, Natural Amber & Natural Bronze.
                      Designed to give your skin a long lasting, matte finish and to give the illusion of perfectly smooth skin.
                      Price: £2.99
                      Stockists: Superdrug, Boots ETC

                      Now even though this is a liquid foundation it isnt as runny as other brands, in fact it is actually a lot thicker than most in my experience. This obviously means you DONT need to use very much when you apply it because otherwise you will be scrubbing loads of excess foundation of your hands (which is just a little but wasteful) or you will apply way to much and end up looking really caked on and fake - which no-one wants. The range of shades is okay to be fair but I found that I couldnt find one that matched my skin properly so I had to pick the nearest one - Im not sure everyone will be able to find their skintone within this range but if your dark skinned there are LOADS of shades for your skin.

                      I honestly cant think of a good thing to say about this foundation except the price because everything else is just awful and it makes you look like a big carrot. This is really hard to rub in and blend for a start I couldnt seem to get rid of the lines around my jaw and it took my about an hour to really feel like I had got rid of them, I also found that this didnt blend well with the concealer that I already had on and the colours just seemed to mix and it looked quite odd. But after that initial hiccup after I applied my powder over the top it actually looked pretty good. The colour looked even and yes it had given me a lovely matte finish but my problems didnt stop at that Im afraid.

                      This foundation seems to change colour as if by magic it goes on one colour and then gets steadily darker and darker over the next Id say 10 minutes. Its lucky that I applied this in the house and didnt go out afterwards because it went SOOO dark after about 5 minutes and there was lines and orange patches everywhere, I looked like a diseased carrot and I honestly cannot understand why anyone would wear this foundation. Unless you enjoy looking orange. I dont recommend this at all and even though its so cheap I dont think you are getting quality in this case - dont waste your money - get something more expensive.
                      Ill be buying a new one for my holiday, definately a more expensive one.

                      Thanks For Reading

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