Product Type: Collection 2000 makeup
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Another gem from Collection 2000.
Collection 2000 Shimmering Mosaic Glow
Member Name: jeffjen
Collection 2000 Shimmering Mosaic Glow
Advantages: Cheap, silky and shimmering, long-lasting.
Collection 2000 first came to my attention a number of years ago when make-up artist Liz Collinge sang their praises on a daytime TV show. She recommended giving them a try and spoke about several of their products which she used regularly, enthusing about the low price and how you don't have to spend a fortune to achieve a great look.
It was this endorsement which prompted me to make my first purchase from Collection 2000 and I purchased their Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner which I was really impressed with and still use to this day. Even though I had tried other liquid eyeliners, nothing else came close. Since them I have purchased several cosmetics from Collection 2000 and only found one or two to be not really what I wanted, with eyeliners and bronzing or translucent powders being my favourites.
On deciding to buy a new bronzing powder recently, I turned once again to Collection 2000. I didn't have a lot of money to spare and as I had always been happy with their bronzers in the past, I knew I would be able to buy a decent product at a price which wouldn't break the bank.
I was browsing the Collection 2000 range at my local Morrisons supermarket when I noticed this Mosaic Shimmering Glow Powder and I was drawn to this attractive-looking bronzer immediately thanks to its eye-catching Mosaic patterned powder.
Indeed this Mosaic Shimmering Glow Powder is very striking to look at. It comes in a round compact with a clear lid so you can see its Mosaic patterned contents.
The powder somes in two shades: bronze and gold, although the mosaic is made up of different shades of powder, the gold compact is lighter than the bronze. Although I have dark hair and brown eyes, I still thought the bronze shade would maybe be too dark overall for my liking and so I chose the gold shade as it did contain various shades of bronze to gold powder.
This bronzed mosaic powder is said to create a natural sunkissed glow and also contains Vitamin E.
As well as using this on your face, you can also use this powder on your body to create a bronzed shimmering glow effect on your skin. I was purchasing this mainly to use on my face, but I do use a bronzer now and then during summer months on my body, so it was good to know this can be used all over.
I have been using this powder for around three months now and really love it. I sweep over the powder, which is set and compact and so not messy or crumbly at all, with a brush and sweep it over my face and instantly I can see my face has a subtle shimmer. You don't need to use a lot of this powder, I personally find one sweep of the brush over my face is enough for me.
I have brushed this very lightly over foundation with great results when going out, as well as simply applying on top of my moisturiser during the day. My face has a golden shimmery glow which doesn't look orange or too heavy at all. The effects are subtle and not over the top which is exactly what I want.
When sweeping the brush over my neck and shoulders the powder feels so light and sliky smooth and I am left with shimmering skin which stands out in the light. I can't wait to use this powder whilst on my summer holiday abroad, as I think the effect will be lovely, especially on a evening.
I tend to wear some brighter clothes when on holiday abroad in the sunshine but bold colours can wash out lighter skin tones, so I will use the bronzer to add colour to my skin and balance it out whilst on holiday.
This Mosaic Shimmering Glow Powder is lasting me well and I have experienced no breakages or crumbling of the powder. It has remained compact and I love the silky feel of the powder as I brush it over my skin.
Once empty, the powder container can be removed from the compact case by pushing a pin into the smaller hole on the bottom of the case. This enables you to refill the compact with a new mosaic bronzing powder, however I will point out that I have not personally seen any refills on sale in the shops I have visited. Having said that, as I only paid £2.99 anyway I am not going to worry about the availability of refills.
I can highly recommend this Mosaic Shimmering Glow Powder, it is another 'gem' I have found from Collection 2000 and one I will continue to purchase. At just £2.99 it is a price which suits all pockets.
Summary: Another great quality and low-priced product from Collection 2000.