Natural Collection – Makeup under £3!

Back in middle school and high school, heaven forbid if you bought Natural Collection you were something of a subspecies. Girls were not very nice and incredibly judgey if you bought the ‘wrong’ makeup.

Since I now work at Boots, I am much more familiar with the brands we sell and the quality of the products. After all, I do have six hours a week to swatch on my hands.

The Natural Collection Tinted Brow Gel is my ultimate brow product at the very little price of £2.49, and it really is a holy grail product,

All of the Natural Collection products are less than £3. Everything used to be less than £1.99, but they had a big re-brand and the products deserved the increase in price in my opinion.

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They are fragrance-free and dermatologically tested, meaning that they are suitable for sensitive skin. Additionally, they are cruelty free, like much of Boots own brands, like No7.

No7 have a sort of cult status at Boots, but Natural Collection is also Boots own? Why is there such a negative stigma around it?

Cheap does not necessarily mean nasty.

In total, what is essentially an entire fact of makeup would cost £19.42. They are currently on 3 for 2 and I used my Boots discount, making it even cheaper!

Here are the products I’ve picked up:

Tinted Brow Gel – Dark – £2.49

This is a product I will constantly re-purchase as I love it so much. I prefer it over Benefit Gimme Brow and any other product I’ve used. It works really well with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and I can’t rate it enough. The only issue is that it only comes in two shades, so you may struggle to find a perfect match.

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Bronzing Powder – Sunshine – £1.99

I’m not very bronzer savvy being as pale as I am, however I do, on occasion, use the Benefit Hoola bronzer. The Natural Collection bronzer provides a gorgeous sunkissed glow that doesn’t look dirty or orange like some bronzers.

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Correct and Conceal Stick – Fair – £1.99

This is a product I’m not overly impressed with as I am incredibly dedicated to my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. The Natural Collection shade range for these concealers is poor and I don’t rate the consistency a lot. It blends well and looks okay on, but I much prefer other, liquid concealers.

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Length Mascara – Black – £2.49

I tested this out for the first time on my Instagram stories and my first qualm was the wand. I am not a fan of spoolie-type wands and much prefer ones that are like combs. In saying that, it does apply nicely and provide long, fluttery lashes that are a great every-day look.

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Translucent Powder – £2.49

I find it difficult to find pressed powders in my shade, so this translucent powder is perfect. It sets and mattifies my makeup and provides a flawless base finish.

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Hydrating and Radiance Primer – £2.99

I actually purchased this to use as a cream highlighter as opposed to a primer. It’s got a beautiful shimmer to it and reminds me of the No7 Skin Illuminator. I’ve previously tried the Natural Collection stick highlighter and didn’t find it suitable for me, but I am loving this primer as a dewy, soft highlight.

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Blush and Glow – Peach – £2.49

The Natural Collection Peach Melba blush is an old favourite of mine, so I purchased this duo in Peach as it kills two birds with one stone. It gives a gorge peachy glow perfect for spring, and the highlight shade is perfect for highlighting your eyes inner corners.

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2-in-1 Lipstick Liner – Barely There – £2.49

A creamy formula and great colour pay-off. This could be your new go-to nude! It provides a demi-matte/satin finish and has brilliant staying power!

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These are a couple of swatches I did of the products:

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mascara, brow gel, concealer

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bronzer, highlight, blush, lip liner/lipstick, primer

Here is a makeup look I created (literally in 5 mins) using the products.

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Beff xx

 

13 Comments

    • beffshuff
      March 31, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      it’s such a lovely little brand that doesn’t get the credit it deserves!

  1. March 31, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Love what you’ve done with such bargain items!! Your make up is always flawless and you’re far braver than me!

  2. April 1, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Beautiful. I’ve seen this brand around but never gone to pick anything up. Will definitely consider next time I’m passing x

  3. April 2, 2018 / 11:19 am

    You can get some amazing products in Boots that are so good for the price you pay. I love this look, it looks lovely! x

  4. April 3, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Definitely going to have to try out that brow gel! Great post x

  5. April 3, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Wow! super impressed with the look of these, the packaging is beautiful and I had no idea they were boots own brand – and theyre cruelty free which is a bonus!

    Alicia Xo

  6. April 3, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    You look super gorgeous in these pics! I used to wear natural collection foundation when I was about 12 and it was totally the wrong shade haha. I love the sound of the brow gel soo much, I wish they did a lighter shade for me to use!! Definitely going to look into the bronzer and blush as they look super cute and a bargain!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

  7. April 3, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I literally haven’t bought anything from Natural Collection since I was in my early teens and just getting into makeup (always the wrong foundation shade too might I add) but I do love a bargain. I think I’ll definitely have a better look next time I’m in Boots. I love finding great products at great prices as that’s always a bonus. Love your rebrand too. Looks fab!

    • beffshuff
      April 4, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      yeah i would say their only issue is shade range, but if you find your match you’ve got a trust product for like £2 for life! and thank you! So glad people like the new site!

  8. katiemiddleton94
    April 9, 2018 / 11:02 am

    I used to absolutely love Natural Collections but I haven’t used them for some time! I might just have to check them out again!

    Katie x
    http://www.katie-middleton.co.uk

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