Back in November I worked with Boots Natural Collection on creating a day to evening makeup look. It was the first time I had really done any sort of beauty posts on my blog and I must admit I really enjoyed it. I loved doing something a little out of my comfort zone and best of all I was so pleasantly surprised by the make up I was given- I can honestly say that I have used my Natural Collection make up every single day since I was sent it.
With every product in the Natural Collection range costing just £1.99, at first I was a little skeptical. Would the tinted moisturiser give my tired face enough coverage? Would the lip colour come off straight away? And I was so surprised with just how great they were. I have used the mascara and brow kit every day, and the lipstick often too, with me finding a new pink colour (Raspberry) I love as a result. Even though they are ridiculously good value for money, the make up really lasts, especially the lipstick, in fact I often have to scrub it off at the end of the day and it lasts way longer than some of the more expensive brands I have.
So when Boots challenged me to make over my make up bag for just £10 for the New Year I was really excited to give it a try and to try out some more of the Natural Collection products. I chose…
- Colour Foundation (I wanted something that had more coverage now my tan has faded from our Orlando holiday)
- Golden Sand Eyeshadow (I only ever wear gold eyeshadow so thought I would give this one a try)
- Black Liquid Eyeliner (I can’t find the link online for this, but my old one from another brand had just run out so this was perfect timing)
- Cherry Red Lipstick (I LOVE red lipstick and wear it a lot but I normally wear a brighter, slightly orangey shade)
- Cranberry Kiss Lipgloss (as I love to have a bit of lipgloss on occasionally)
The eyeliner is fantastic, I need to get used to using the brush as it is a lot finer than the one I am used to, but it stays on all day which is great.
I absolutely loved the eyeshadow. As I mentioned above, I normally wear a gold eyeshadow and have been using it for years, but the Natural Collection one had a lovely even coverage and was a lot more subtle than the one I normally wear- meaning it is perfect for day time use.
I originally bought the lipgloss to go over the lipstick but I didn’t like the effect it gave. I love the shade though and would be more likely to wear it on its own for a more subtle look.
I absolutely love the lip colour. Testing out the Natural Collection colours has really made me come out of my comfort zone when it comes to lip shades. As a result I have two new shades that I probably wouldn’t have tried otherwise. I honestly am so impressed with the lipsticks, the coverage is fantastic and I truly can’t believe they are only £1.99.
I am so pleased with my little make up bag makeover. The foundation gives a really nice even coverage (I know I keep saying it,but £1.99- WHAT!?!) and I finished off my look with my previous Natural Collection products, including the blusher, mascara and brow kit. I think the beauty of Natural Collection is that it really can appeal to any budget- (there is nothing on my face but their products and it all came to just £16.00) which is great considering this time of year is a time when we all are trying to budget a little more after the madness of christmas.
I decided to have another little photoshoot with my boy to showcase my finished make up look, basically because I cannot pose on my own in the slightest, I couldn’t feel more awkward having my photo taken so I like to have a little person with me to stop me feeling like a complete wally. I absolutely love these photos of the pair of us, I’m so glad we took them…
This one is a bit cheesy because I was genuinely laughing at Jon trying to get him to look at the camera, but I love it so much.
And there you have it. My mini makeup bag revamp for New Year for just £10. I have really enjoyed working on this campaign and I am a huge Natural Collection convert now. If you haven’t tried it before, I definitely recommend it. I bet you will be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
NB: I’m working with Boots and BritMums in a paid relationship, showcasing the Natural Collection makeup, the simple, affordable and easy-to-use line. All opinions are entirely my own. Find out more here.