“ Brand: Collection 2000 / Type: Souffle / What it does: Bronzes, „
Cheap and cheerful
I am a bit of a sucker for cosmetics websites that sell make-up at bargain basement prices - it seems like a great chance to try out different cosmetics for very little money!
I bought quite a few bits from one site a few months ago, and this was one of the products I purchased. This set me back a cool 99p and is available from a few places online - however you won't find it in any of the shops that stock Collection 2000 products.
Warmth and shimmer
I have a light Asian skintone, and for years I have used bronzing products to add a touch of warmth to my complexion and give a little shimmer to my cheekbones! The product that works best for me, I find, has been the bead style of bronzer but of course I am always happy to try out something new!
I am currently using a mousse style foundation, and have used mousse-formulation blushers in the past and really get on well with them, which is why I was really keen to give this a try.
Basic but functional
This came in a small glass jar that was a bit bigger than I had expected at 12ml. The packaging is pretty basic as you would expect at this price - the main body of the jar is clear so you can see the mousse inside, while the lid is an orangey-bronze shade with some simple writing on the top. It is functional packaging, which to be honest is fine with me!
Anyone for desert?
The packaging describes the contents as an "air whipped mousse bronzer for a flawless natural glow" and the product is oil free. Inside, the product isn't quite as light as other mousse products I have used - but then to be fair this is a soufflé and not a mousse (and this sounds like it's turning into a review about puddings ... ). It is actually a bit thicker than I had expected, and creamier - it isn't at all light and fluffy.
It is also quite a dark shade of bronze, with a little touch of gold to it. Applying this to the face is very easy - I simply get a dab on my fingertips and blend it into my cheeks. It glides on easily and sinks in well making it easy and pleasant to apply.
Err.... where's my bronzer gone?
So far so good .... but! Sadly, once I apply the product it seems to pretty much disappear! It really isn't visible on my skin at all, expect for a very faint hint of the gold shimmer - but even this is virtually invisible. I guess this product would perhaps work better on lighter skintones. However I have never had this problem with a bronzer before so this is obviously really disappointing and a bit of a waste of money - thank goodness it was only 99p!
In summary ...
This is a really nice product in terms of formulation and ease of application, but once I put it on it becomes completely invisible. This leaves me with a large pot of unusable bronze-coloured creamy stuff, so if anyone has any alternative ideas for how I could use this I would welcome them!
Collection 2000 / Bronzer