Saturday, 14 April 2012

Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades Blush Review

Well Hello there everyone 
How are you all doing :) :) 
Boy is it great to be finally back blogging Wow 2 weeks midterm for kiddies really is a long time 
But i enjoyed spending my time with them and now its back to what i love most next to my babies 
Today i am reviewing Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades blush in "Blushalicious" (love the name) 
Now to be honest this is my first time experiencing Collection 2000 Makeup and i got 3 items as there was an offer on in Boots at the time i bought these buy 2 items get one free so i just had to give some a go.  My next aim is to try the Collection 2000 Concealer which is very popular in the beauty world. 
Now normally 9 times out of 10 i wouldnt usually go for a shimmery blush but i really liked the idea of 4 different shades in one compact and i think i paid about 6-7 euro no more than that for it so thats a bargain (i thought).  Plus i was thinking more to summer time where i would actually wear a shimmery blush so anyway on with review :) :) 
What Collection 2000 state: 
'Release the shimmer queen in you, and create a soft glow that lasts all summer long with the new Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades.  These delightful, little compacts will give you a sun kissed, radiant glow normally associated with spending time under the exotic sun.With two palettes to choose from, prepare to dazzle as the four merged blocks combine shimmer with shade for a multi-tonal and natural blend of colour.
The Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades' skin-brightening formula will help enhance your natural skin colour ready for long, romantic summer evenings, by illuminating the apples of your cheeks and giving a light sparkle. Choose from either a bronze base in Way to Glow or a blush flush in Blushalicious.'
So Does it do exactly what it says on the package????
Now you can see why this attracted me the most just look at those fantastic shades.  
You are getting a decent amount for each shade and each shade is big enough to fit your blush brush on if you only wanted to use the one colour.   
As you can see you are getting a soft baby pink shade, A deeper pink, a very light almost highlight pinky peach and a deep coral shade with golden shimmer.  
Now some of these shades do need to used a good few times to get some colour pay off apart from the top right deep pink shade and maybe the deep coral shade under it the rest is more annoying to use on their own.  
They work fantastic together if you swirl your brush around all four you get a beautiful pinky/coral shade with golden shimmer which looks amazing on the cheek and a little goes a long way.  I have found that there isnt even that much fallout from the palette which is a bonus.  
Here is some swatches i took of them.  
In normal light
In sunlight 
To be honest i prefer to use this blush with all shades together but sometimes i like to use the coral one on its own.  Another thing is that i noticed was i thought the packaging was ok wasnt the best wasnt the worst and i felt the blush would stay put well..........until.........i had it in my handbag and my bag fell of the kitchen table to the floor, when i checked the blush it was smashed to pieces :( :( i was actually a little disappointed but im not going to waste it no point throwing it out eh i can still use it as the packaging is fine...... But just be careful if you do own this blush it doesnt take to bangs easily 
As for lasting power for this blush it lasts a good part of the day but does need a little touch up after about 6 hours you will notice it wearing off.
Would i buy it again???? Honestly i wouldnt say no but i wouldnt go out of my way to buy another after it smashing on me.  Its still a pretty blush and would suit fair to medium skin tones 
So thats it everyone.  I hope you found this review helpful.  Do you own this blush and what do you think of it. 
Until next time 
See you soon 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 
Nina C


Iheartmexo said...

ahh i have been meaning to pick this up! such pretty colours especially for summer time!
hareem x

BreezeyBee said...

ill have to pick this up i love it!
shame about it being flimsy though :/

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