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Collection 2000 Bronzing Souffle

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Brand: Collection 2000 / Type: Souffle / What it does: Bronzes,

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      02.01.2013 14:23
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      Promises so much but delivers nothing!

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      Cheap and cheerful
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      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.

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      Warmth and shimmer
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      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.

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      Basic but functional
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      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!

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      Anyone for desert?
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      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.

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      Err.... where's my bronzer gone?
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      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!

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      In summary ...
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      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!

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    • Product Details

      Collection 2000 / Bronzer