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Just recently I have a real clear out of make up. My problem was I simply owned too much and had it everywhere and its not like I wear a lot of make up usually so I simply only kept a bit of it and bought a few new bits and pieces that I fancied whilst I was in my local Boots store.
Collection 2000 is what I think of as a cheap brand and quite simply the casing of this lipstick is what caught my eye and appealed to me being a nice chunky black plastic tube and I liked several of the 8 colours available when I got looking at them and eventually decided on one called Cherry Pop which is a richly pigmented bright red colour.
The Lipstick Itself:
Like I say this comes in nice looking tube which you simply pull the lid off and twist the base to reveal a generous size of lipstick and like many lipsticks when you first get it the lipstick is angled.
The lipstick is colour coded on the bottom and the colour is named and contact details for the manufacturer are given and then on the lid in a pink colour there is a swirl of a pattern.
I wasn't expecting much for my pay out of £2.99 but I have to say that on every level I really do like this lipstick. Mine has a sweet, slightly fruity and very nice fragrance to it and a bit of a sweet taste too, again its rather nice. It applies easily and feels very soft, none greasy but quite moisturising and the colour of the lipstick I chose is really rich in colour and I think it is a gorgeous bright red without being cheap looking.
If you simply apply this and go it transfers off on everything though it does stain your lips....I never do this so for me I apply, blot, reapply and blot to get a rich layer of colour. It still comes off a little but so do most lipsticks in my experience to be fair.
The only issue I have with this and it is a small beef is that I do find I need to outline my lips before applying this to stop the lipstick 'bleeding', like I say though this isn't a problem for me and I do find I get a better shape to my lips by using one anyway.
I find I get a couple of hours wear from this the way I apply it which I think is rather good really from a lipstick I paid less than three quid for and I find that my lips feel far better even when I'm not wearing this now so I think it really is very moisturising.
Being called Volume Sensation this is meant to add volume and plump out the lips and in my opinion it does a little but no by 40%, as its actually meant too but enough for me!
People have commented on this lipstick when I'm wearing it and I really do rate it highly and will certainly be buying other colours from this range in the colour.
All in all a great lippy that is economical and kind to the lips...I can't ask for much more!
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