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After reading numerous reviews on how much better liquid blusher is that powder or cream, I looked into buying one and discovered that collection 2000 had one of their own. For a very reasonable price, I bought this.
'The cheek of it' is actually not a 'blusher' but a 'lip and cheek stain'.
It only seems to come in one colour - this rosey red one. Which on my skin comes out a very light pink.
The bottle is very, very similar to one by Benefit, which does kind of seem like they are trying to rip off the product - but, having a friend who actually bought the Benefit product, I can tell you that this collection 2000 one is nowhere near as good quality!! It is however, one hell of a lot cheaper.
The bottle looks a lot like a little pot of nail varnish - round glass with a silver lid with a brush attached to the inside of the lid. At 12ml, the bottle is a pretty good size for a cheek stain and would last a very long time - it is however worth mentioning that the product does have a use by of 6 months, after that, you're meant to throw it away.
To use this product, you brush a little onto to your cheeks or lips with the brush and then blend it over your skin - I usually just use my fingers for this. On my cheeks, I usually just paint three or four dots on and then blend them out. The lips however only need one dot because it spreads over them very quickly - I do sometimes paint more than one coat onto my lips though as I do find this gives a stronger colour.
After applying this product, on some occasions I found that the colour was fairly even and natural looking, but other times it just looked like I had a funny kind of rash on my face! This may have been affected by the use of other make up underneath I guess, but if that's the case it should say on the label not to use with foundation..
The colour does last all day, and is as easy to get off as waterproof mascara so you do need to use proper cleanser or make up remover wipes!
To be completely honest, although it had a nice colour, I wouldn't buy it again. I find that cream blushers are much better quality and look better on my skin. It's definitely worth a try though.
I have steadily been increasing my wealth of cheaper cosmetics and this tint for me is number 1.
Last year I came across the trend of having cheeks that were perky but not heavy on blusher using a 'tint'. After a bit of hunting around I found the Collection 2000 in 'cheeky' at Morrisons.
The bottle in a nice size-12ml may not seem like a lot but a little goes a long way. The packaging is simple, yet modern and the colour looks beautiul even before you open the bottle.
The cheeky colour as other reviewers have mentioned is a rosy colour-I would describe it as a rosy colour mixed with a maroon to give it a bit of edge.
You apply the product using the brush (like a nail varish applicator brush). Ideally you need to apply it quickly to the cheeks and blend it in with your fingers quickly. You use the brush to apply the tint to the lips too.
I found the product easy to use, however I found the product drying on the lips (maybe it was just me) so I apply a lipbalm before applying the tint to avoid this feeling.
I like the colour it gave me on my cheeks-and to create a dewy effect you can apply the tint and apply a pearly moisturiser on top-worked for me.
Nice product, nicely priced does what it says on the tin.
As far as I am aware this lip & cheek tint only comes in one colour- there was certainly only one there when I bought this last summer, and I have had no call to check back since as this stuff lasts for AGES.
I have never really been one for blusher- it's always languishing at the bottom of my make up bag, and then eventually chucked! I have very pale skin and if I get a bit keen with any make up, my skin has the tendency to look "cakey". This cheek tint is really light and very easy to blend, so is an ideal solution. You apply with the little brush and then blend with fingers or a sponge.
Of course it's not as good a product as (what surely must be it's inspiration) Benetint, but there's a good £16- odd price difference between the two products! What do you expect?! So, for a budget version, this is more than adequate.
I have also used it on my lips too, but found the colour is actually quite pink when applied, which suits my pale cheeks but doesn't really work as well on my lips.
Although this, and Benetint have both been around for a while now, if you have used neither, this could be a good option if you want to try out whether liquid blusher/tint works for you, before investing in a bottle of the more expensive stuff!
I quite fancied buying some Benetint, Benefit's lip and cheek tint, but really didn't want to pay over £20 for it! When I found this lip and cheek tint while browsing Collection 2000's range, it was as though someone had answered my prayers! At under £4 it was a fraction of the price of Benefit's.
The product is a very dark red liquid, extremely runny. I did wonder if it would be too dark for me, as I have very pale skin. But in fact it goes on a lot lighter and is very subtle. It is very easy to use - just dab about three dots of product onto each cheek and blend with your fingers. It actually suits pale skin really well!
I tried the product on my lips, but I found the effect to be too red and it didn't suit me, although it went on well.
I didn't realise the bottle had a shelf life of six months until I read other reviews on here! I've had mine for about 18 months now and it is absolutely fine, it hasn't gone 'off' at all. I've only used about a fifth of the bottle and I use it almost every day so I don't know how anyone would manage to use the lot in six months!
The only problem I have is that if the bottle isn't kept upright it tends to leak. I don't know if other people have had this problem or if I have just been unlucky. It means I can't really take it away with me as it leaks all over my makeup bag! This is a shame and I'm actually thinking about buying the Body Shop's version for travel purposes, which comes in a tube.
Overall though, this is a great product. I won't be buying the Benefit version now I have this!
This Collection 2000 cheek and lip tint was actually a product that I bought because I wanted to know more about it. I hadn't heard about it before seeing it instore. I lead such a sheltered life that I hadn't even heard about the more expensive lip and cheek tint version from Benetint. But the product caught my eye and I was intrigued to see how something so bright in colouration and watery in consistancy could possibly provide "a tint" to my cheeks and lips.
At first glance you could easily mistake this product for nail varnish. It is deep red in colour (shade 1. Cheeky), and is contained in a 12ml glass bottle with a silver coloured lid. The bottle tells us that this is a Rose coloured cheek and lip tint for a sheer natural glow. It also claims to be kiss-proof and waterproof.
Opening the bottle, you see that the application brush is attached to the lid, just like a nail varnish. The idea is that you place a few dots of the liquid tint onto your cheeks where you would apply blusher, and then blend it in with your fingers. I find this works well as long as I blend it quickly - so I make sure that I apply and blend one cheek at a time. Despite it's very watery appearance, the colour remains strong and you only need very little of the product to produce a colour on your skin.
The same method of application is used on your lips. Blot the brush onto your lips a couple of times and blend in with your finger. This gives a stained-like appearance. I add vaseline or lip balm over the top to give a shine to my lips if that is the look I require. Again, a little of the tint goes a very long way, meaning this product is very economical. It does however have a life span of around 6 months though, so that is worth bearing in mind, but for the price you really can't complain.
I found that this product lasts really well. The colour on my cheeks lasted throughout the day, better than my powdered blushers do. When using on my lips I find that they are actually stained with the colour, and sometimes they require extra cleaning power to remove it - this can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on your point of view of course :o) I haven't found that it dried or caused chapping to my lips in any way, but should this occur I will update this review accordingly.
To summarise, I really like this product. It is cheap but it works well for me.
Writing my 'Whats in your make-up bag' review is costing me money! I noticed from my list there was no foundation so bought some last week, then I noticed I didn't own any blusher either so set off to Boots to have a look!
I have survived perfectly well until now without blusher but decided I wanted some...I have a problem!
As always when in Boots I wandered over to the Benefit counter to browse a.k.a dream! I have always fancied some of the famous Benetint liquid blush but as usual the hefty price tag of £22.50 put me off.
I knew I wanted that kind of formula though so started looking for a liquid blusher at the cheaper end of the make-up spectrum. No7 didn't have one, 17 didn't, neither did Rimmel, Bourjous or Maybelline. Surprisingly the only brand that had a liquid blush was Collection 2000!
'The cheek of it' is described online as a Benetint clone and it really is!
It's in a little glass bottle the exact same size and shape as Benetint. For those who don't know its like a extra fat nail varnish bottle, it has a chunky silver lid inside which the brush is attached. it contains 12ml.
The Collection 2000 branding is in silver on the front of the clear glass, underneath this it says 'The cheek of it' is in fancy writing, each letter is in a silver square. It then tells you the product is a cheek and lip tint (exactly how Benetint is described btw) and tells you the shade which is 1.cheeky, the only colour it is available in.
This is a rich cherry red colour which does look quite dark but when I tested a bit on my hand it looked more subtle which was a plus.
Described on the back of the bottle as 'a rose coloured cheek and lip tint for a sheer natural glow' and also 'Waterproof and kissproof'.
To use the blusher you paint a couple of dots onto your cheek and blend it into your skin (on top of foundation or alone) It is a very watery consistency but the colour is still strong so you don't need a lot.
It blends well as it is such a thin liquid, As long as you don't use too much it is a very natural flushed look. I am very pale so I can say this would be a good shade for all skin tones.
I didn't buy it to use as a lip tin but for the sake of this review I thought i'd try it and i'm glad I did! Youse it the same on your lips as on your cheeks, dab it on using the brush and blend it in. Start with a little and build up as once it's on there isn't much chance of shifting it as its a lip stain and only comes off with a good cleanser or scrub!
Same applies for using it on your cheeks, it really won't budge once it's on which is both good and bad at times!
The product only has a 6 month life once opened and as you use such a little amount at a time you probably won't use it all in that time period. I always use products for over their recommended times though so i'm not too bored but it's worth bearing in mind if you do care.
The best bit is of course the price, £3.75ish with the current VAT reduction. Less than a 5th of the price of the Benefit product!
Collection 2000's The Cheek of It! is a product I got free with another purchase ages ago, and probably isn't something I would have bought for myself - but hey if it's free I'll have it!
This product is a lip and cheek stain, and if were honest, is a total rip off of premium brand Benefit's product, Benetint, isn't it? I believe it only comes in the one colour, which is called cheeky and a deep red colour.
The bottle too is very similar to the Benefit one, being round glass with a silver lid, to which a brush is attached - just like a bottle of nail varnish really. It's a 12ml bottle, so fairly big really, and it might be worth noting that it only has a 6 month shelf life, and although I know that lots of us are naughty and keep our make-up longer than we're supposed to, I don't think anyone would get through a full bottle in six months.
The bottle describes this as 'a rose coloured cheek and lip tint for a sheer natural glow.' Having pale skin with quite a reddish tone anyway, I wasn't convinced about this as it's a very deep red, and I envisaged it making me look like a clown or a painted doll, as it really does look an extremely dark shade in the bottle.
To apply, you simply paint on a little bit to your cheeks or lips with the brush and blend. It looks quite watery when it goes on, and it doesn't take a lot of effort to blend it in. It goes on a lot paler a colour than I would have imagined, and gives a sheer finish, so you can't really tell your wearing it.
On the lips, again it just blends in quite easily, but less is definitely more with this stuff, as only a tiny dab is needed.
I do think that the tone of this is a little bit too pink for my colouring, so I don't wear it often, and although it's a lot more subtle on than it looks in the bottle, it's still a bit OTT for me personally.
Collection 2000 describe this as being 'kiss proof and waterproof' and they're not wrong. Once it's on, it needs a proper cleanser or make-up remover to get rid of it.
I think this retails around £3.99 and is available from Boots and Superdrug.
Overall this is an OK product, but I think it would be better if it came in more than one colour as it does not suit every skin-tone. It does stay on well though, and lasts all day, and is much cheaper than other alternatives.