“ Brand: Boots / Powder / Type: Bronzing Powder / Subcategory: Powder / What it does: Bronzes, „
I bought Natural Collection Suntint Bronzing Powder for the first time when I noticed my friend had a great bronzer on and she told me it was this! I couldn't believe it when she told me how cheap it was and bought it on my next trip into town. Application: Suntint Brownzing powder comes in a neat pot. The powder is tightly packed so I recommend using a large wide brush to apply. Wipe the brush lightly around the pot, shake off the excess and swipe across the cheeks. I love that the powder is tightly packed as it avoids too much excess getting on the brush and means the product lasts ages as none is wasted. The powder is easy to apply with the brush. My only criticism is that the powder doesn't blend too easily on the face so can look a tad blotchy. Packaging: The pot is a handy shape and has a screw lid so doesn't fall open easily. The only issue with the pot is that if dropped or shaken about in a bag, the packed-together powder will break up and go everywhere when you open the pot. This makes the product pretty much unusable as it gets so messy. At £1.99 I tend to just buy a new one at this point as they are so cheap! Look of the powder: I have this shade in "golden glow" which is a nice bronze colour. This complements my light olive skin tone well and brightens up my face when I'm feeling a little pale. The powder doesn't have any shimmer to it so it does look natural and not overly made up. I also use this on my chest and shoulders if they need a little colour, which works well. Again, I wish this blended a little better as it can look patchy. Value for money: This is easily the best bronzing powder you can get for £1.99. It's not in the league of premium brands like Benefit in terms of shades available and blending but it's a great basic powder for everyday use. The product can easily last me a year if I don't shake it around too much. I also strongly recommend the Natural Collection Blushers that come in the same sized pot. They really brighten up the face and blend a little better than the bronzers.
I have used Natural Collections blusher for roughly four years, mainly due to the low price, I only wear make up a couple of times a week so a cheap, basic product is fine for me! I have the 'golden glow' bronzing powder and even though I am very pale I find this colour is perfect for me as its not too dark. This product is only available from Boots, which can be found of most high streets across the nation. The powder is in a round pot with a clear lid that bears the natural collection logo this is handy as you can see what the colour looks like, however alot of Boots shops have testers open so you can try before you buy. The pot weighs 10g and is very lightweight. Listed on the bottom of the pot are the ingredients and it tells you the product is fragrance free. I have found in the past that this blusher can crack which makes it very messy to open, I make sure I am gentle with it and when using a brush delicately glide over the blusher rather than prodding it in. I think for £1.99 this product is an absolute bargain and does the job for me.
After returning from Australia it was time to update my makeup. This bronzer from natural collection comes in a few different shades. I am one of the darker shades at the moment as Im still quite tanned. It does look different to the colour it looked like in the shop but I think when my tan fades it will be a bit too dark. The bronzer although cheap isnt any different to more expensive brands Ive tried in the past. When applying use a large fluffy brush thats made for bronzer application. Then dust on upper cheeks first and then if anys left on the brush dust a bit all over your face so its more blended in. It looks great in the daytime and at night I just put a little bit more on that usual for a night out. It is a bit sparkly and shiny, and lasts for nearly a whole day unless you accidentally rub your face. Boots usually have an offer on and you can get your Boots points with this product. It costs £1.99 for a small pot but that pot lasts for ages even with daily application. Its a worthy investment to your makeup bag.
Usually, I use Boujours bronzer which is amazing and stays put. But due to the economic crises of late and the lack of overdraft I seem to have these days as a student I've had to down grade my make up too. Boots often have natural collection on offer for 3 for 5 pounds, which is a good deal. When I first brought this I thought that there wouldnt be much in this white plastic pot or it'd be terrible to use. However, I was clearly wrong as it's lasted me 3 months so far and I use it everyday. The product is quite matt with some sparkle to it to give you a healthy glow or complement a tan depending on how much you use of the product at a time. Although, I find a little goes a long way. Ideally a big fluffy brush is good for this to dust over cheeks, nose, forehead but a simple blusher brush will do the job just fine. The product tends to last me around 6 hours without shine and my face gets shiny quickly. It stays in place well and doesn't look harsh on fair skin like some cheaper bronzers can. The only downfall on this product is that when you get to the end of the pot it breaks up from the compact and resulted in it going all over my other make up, but for 1.99 from boots I cant really complain. Overall this product is a good buy, definately worth a try for the price and for anyone like myself on a budget or a nice treat. Stays on for a good amount of time, looks fab and a definate buy for the summer months.
Every time I go into Boots I always promise myself that no matter what I purchase it won't be make-up! I own loads of the stuff and could actually open my own shop however at the moment I'm staying with a mate by the sea and have little in the way of make-up with me which means I have used up all my stash of stuff here and actually felt that I needed to buy some make-up for once! Cos I needed to do quite a re-stock of stuff I was delighted to see that this Boots Natural Collection make-up was on offer with buy any two items and get one free and that meant that as all the products I spotted within the range were £1.99 each I got 3 items for £3.98! I was absolutely delighted. Working in a pub through the day to help a mate out at the moment I need to wear some make-up! It's been blistering hot sunny days here and that means I want to keep my look natural. To achieve that I've been using a little tinted moisturiser, a quick sweep of pressed/loose powder, a big swish of this and a little clear lip gloss. It's a simple routine but I feel fresh and like I've made an effort so it works for me. I spotted this in two colour options and as I'm pale I went for the lightest of the two shades but still this lighter shade isn't light as such cos after all it is a bronzer! The Packaging: The bronzing powder comes in a white plastic base with a see through plastic lid that screws on/off to the top of it and on that I'm told that it is Natural Collection and on the base of the it other information given includes being told the colour I have chosen it in and contact details for Boots are given. It's actually a rather cheap looking product and sort of looks worth only £1.99 however the packaging is robust enough and it serves it's purpose well to be fair to it. The Bronzing Powder: You get alot of product for your pennies with this one to be fair to it and you get bronzing powder in a pressed powder form. You get no applicator with this or mirror....just powder so it's up to you to find a nice large brush and away you can go lol! You can apply this over make-up or where alone, use it all over face or as a blusher...that's entirely up to you of course. I simply use a decent quality brush, gently sweep it over the bronzer, give the brush a slight tap and then apply it wherever I wish to. It clings onto a brush with total ease and is a light and fine powder. It goes on smooth, is easy to blend and you can get a really light natural look with this or keep applying it heavier till you achieve the look desired. It feels really soft on the face, directs where I want it and blends well, doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all and once on stays lightly on the skin without budging for a good few hours! I also haven't noticed any adverse effects with using this at all either and of course your not limited to only use this on the face.... if you want to colour other bits and bobs too for any reason you can do! All in all this is a really great economical buy. It lasts ages on the skin as well as in it's pot and the only thing I don't like much is the packaging. Sure there is probably better bronzers on the market in the way of colour options and quality but for a day to day product this is rather good to be fair to it and in the future I will certainly buy this again just to have in my make up kit! Only available in Boots stores costing £1.99 a pot!