You may recall that I reviewed a lipstick by Natural Collection and was less than impressed - link
but I really do hate to write off an entire collection based on one product
so I purchased a few other items in the hope of perhaps stumbling upon a star product.
Today I have a blush from the line to put to test!
Much like the aforementioned lipstick this comes packaged in white plastic packaging
unlike said lipstick it does have a transparent screw off lid that rather than cheapen the over all look
it breaks up the white plastic and makes it much more aesthetically pleasing.
The blush most definitely seems much more sturdy than the lipstick
and I do not feel that it will remove itself from the casing any time soon!
Pink Cloud is a light almost dusky pink hue.
It has an ever slight blue undertone and leans cool in pan form.
Yet once I swatched it, it took on a medium dusky pink brown tone...most odd!
None the less it is a pretty shade that should it suit your skin tone
would make a lovely natural every day shade, perfect for work/school etc.
The closest shade dupe wise is Mac Well Dressed in pan form
and swatched on my skin it reminded me more of Mac Mocha.
The formula is not on par with a top end blush it most definitely feels lower end drug store to me
and I don't mean that in a snobbish manner, I'm simply stating what I guess to be the obvious?
Don't get me wrong the powder is well pressed and presented but you do experience fall out.
I found the blush to have a high talcum scent and to feel really chalky and dry.
It blended reasonably well but felt heavy and cakey on my skin so for that reason alone
I do not recommend building this shade up as it will surely cake and look horrid.
The pigmentation is surprisingly okay and would more than suffice on light/medium skin shades
if you have a deep complexion I would recommend testing the shade before purchasing
as I fear it may turn ashen on such skin tones.
In terms of wear Pink Cloud managed around 6 hours before fading which is fairly average.
Round Up - A dusky pink blush that leans slight brown once swatched.
Best For - In terms of skin tone I'd say light-medium and best for a back up type of product.
Pigmentation - (6/10) Not ground breaking nor is it terrible.
Availability - £1.99 from Boots stores only.