Monday, 28 November 2016

Natural Collection Makeup - First Impressions

What I've really enjoyed about 2016 is that pretty much every inexpensive cosmetics brand has stepped up their game and are producing products that are better quality, more universal and simply more interesting. Even companies like Primark, New Look and H&M have launched beauty ranges with products that rival some of the high-end versions.
I've known about Natural Collection since I was a pre-teen but what actually inspired this haul was a recent makeup tutorial by mypaleskin. In the video Em used one of their eyeshadows and I couldn't help but think I needed it asap. I also picked up some other bits which look really promising. I hope you enjoy the post guys!

Brow Pencil - Dark Brown - £1.99
I actually picked this up a while ago when I was on the hunt for a new brow pencil. I find it to be really good at filling in any sparse areas whilst adding colour and definition to the brows. Even though my brows are quite full, they sometimes need help to look defined and this is perfect for outlining and making the most out of the brow shape. It's a medium texture which means it deposits colour easily without having to drag the skin. It comes in two shades, medium brown and dark brown. They definitely need to expand their shade range because I think a lot of people would enjoy using this pencil. There's also a spoolie on the other side which is great for touch ups and travelling. A great product at a great price. 

Brow Kit - £1.99
This is one of the cutest products I've ever seen. It's so small and compact that I can't help but think 'aww' when I look at it... What's wrong with me?
The kit contains a wax, powder, spoolie and double sided angle brush. Normally I would use the spoolie first to brush the brows into place, then use the wax to outline and define the brow shape and finally use the powder to fill in any gaps and define. This would be perfect for travelling and I think it will come in very handy over the busy Christmas period. The only downside is that it comes in one shade which will only work for those with dark brows.

Eyeshadow - Milk Chocolate - £1.99
This is the eyeshadow that Em used in her makeup tutorial. It's a lovely pink based, mid tone brown shade that will be perfect as a transition shade on fair-medium skin tones. When Em used it I instantly thought to myself, 'I don't have anything like that, I need to go and buy it'. It has a lovely smooth texture and the pigmentation is amazing, especially for the price. I can't wait to start using this! šŸ˜

Eyeshadow - Crushed Walnut - £1.99
I saw this shade sitting next to Milk Chocolate and couldn't help but think I needed this one too. It's a gorgeous neutral, dark brown shade that will work great in the crease or along the lash line. This one also has strong pigmentation and a smooth, silky texture. When I swatched both shadows I could see some light reflecting particles but I'm not too worried as they're hardly noticeable and probably non existent when blended on the eyes. This could even be used as a brow powder! 
Gotta love a multi-use product!

Let me know if you've used any of these products!

Buy the range here!

Thank you for reading!

Maiya
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