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Monday, October 19, 2015

Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review

Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review

If there is one brand you should re-visit it is Collection (formerly Collection 2000), particularly the new professional range, which offers an array of beautifully composed and formulated palettes. If I could recommend one product it would be the newly launched Collection #BlushandGo Palette, an array of well chosen contouring, highlighting and blush products. This co

Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review

I do feel that the biggest criticism of the Collection #BlushandGo Palette will be the packaging, understandably not everyone is a huge fan of cardboard outers for various reasons - it doesn't age all that well, isn't overly sturdy and is not at all waterproof. On the plus side it is extremely light weight making it both easy to store and transport. Despite being roughly the size of the palm of my handIf you can look past the cardboard packaging I promise this is a wonderful palette and one that deserves a place within your collection.

Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review
Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review

As you can see there is four well sized pans of pressed powder within the Collection #BlushandGo Palette: two blushes, a shimmering highlighter and a matte bronze. The shade selection somewhat reminds me of the numerous NARS Blush Palettes that have been launched over the years. For all your contouring needs (well if you have a light to medium complexion at least) there is a cool, almost olive toned matte bronzer that is not too dissimilar from NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder. To inject a little radiance there is a light, yellow toned ivory, glitter based highlighting powder which admittedly is a little stark and best applied with a light hand. As variety is the spice of life, the Collection #BlushandGo Palette contains two blushes: a light, dusky matte peach which isn't worlds apart from MAC Melba blush, as well as a bright, pink come coral that features a golden sheen - a great alternative to NARS Orgasm Blush.

Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review
Collection #BlushandGo Palette Review

At just £4.99 you would be forgiven for assuming that the formulation of the Collection #BlushandGo Palette may not be up to scratch - I know I did. Well rather impressively (much like the colour selection), all three out of the four powders are soft, finely milled, well pigmented and easy to apply/blend. The highlighter is a little drier in texture and as such a little more trickier to apply, I recommend a large, tapered and fluffy brush and a little patience. I also wouldn't recommend the highlighter for use on enlarged pores; it has a tendency to settle into the pores and only further draw attention to the problem. Other than such issue, I have no gripes (I'm getting soft in my old age ha): an affordable, well thought out palette, that features four face powders that when combined with a primer do tend to wear for around 7 to 8 hours on oily skin.

I can truthfully say that this is one of the best budget cheek palettes I have tested in a long while.

Collection #BlushandGo Palette £4.99 and exclusive to Boots.

This post contains a press sample.





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21 comments:

  1. These look lovely and I'm always in search of new contour and blush palettes. Also I've been loving collection at the moment and they ha e some great stuff.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  2. Packaging aside, I think Collection are on to a winner here. It will appeal to younger people starting out with makeup, and us oldies who just can't get enough of the stuff alike ;)
    Sal xxx
    UmmBaby Beauty ¦ @ummbaby

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  3. This looks so affordable and great!

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  4. I picked this up last week and I'm yet to try it yet, your post has made me more excited to use it, it is such an amazing palette and I can't believe how affordable it is! Great post.

    alice x // beautybyalicee

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  5. I seen this in Boots yesterday and completely bypassed it. I totally regret it now!

    Louise x x
    www.ofloveandlipstick.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This reminds me of the elf blush palette but better because they have a shade for contouring!

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    www.curlsandmints.com

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  9. I personally am not a fan of the cardboard packaging for the reasons that you mentions, but I think I can forgive and get over that for how cheap it is! Will definitely pick one up when I am next in boots ♥

    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

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  10. This looks great, love the shade range, and the price!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  11. Collection have the occasional absolute gem, and this looks like it could be one of them! Definitely going to check this out next time I'm in Boots :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  12. I do actually really like their products! This was my go to brand for cheap make-up before Make-Up revolution
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  13. This looks incredible! Collection have really upped their game recently, I'm impressed!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  14. This is such a pretty palette! All the shades are so gorgeous and pigmented! x

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  15. Wow! Amazing palette, I love these colours!
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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  16. I can't say I have ever took notice of Collection but I love the look of this palette! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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  17. What a gorgeous palette! I love that it is all matte -- perfect for work or school! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I really love some of their products, such as my holy grail concealer so I will defintely try this one out! Have you tried their new nude palette? Even though it has the same kind of cardboard-y packaging, the colors are stunning and do not have much shimmer! x

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