I’m going to be quite honest, I normally forget to look at the Natural Collection stand when I take a look through Boots. I’m not entirely sure why either, but I find myself overlooking it entirely but I think that’s a habit I want to break. I did this several months ago when I bought a couple of their Moisture Shine Lipsticks, although only one of them is still in my collection, which the shade “Crimson“. The other shade? Well I’ll get to that later…
The Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipsticks retail at Boots for £.1.99, which honestly, is an amazing price. I couldn’t find these listed on their website, however I have seen these in-store recently, so to the best of my knowledge, they are not discontinued. They do have their Sheer Natural Lipsticks, which you can view from Boot’s website, which also retail at £1.99, if you’re interested.
As I previously described, I own the shade “Crimson“, but I also owned their shade “Cherry Red“. It’s very unlike me to pick a red, but my thought process at the time was “I’m spending so little, that if I don’t like wearing red, then it’s not the end of the world”, and with two different tones of red, I was content that one of them I was bound to like.
The shade itself is pretty neutral red, and one I think will suit most skin tones as it doesn’t lean too warm or too cool. For this reason I think the name of the shade is reasonably apt. I’m going to be honest here, I rarely wear this as a full-on lip colour, but usually apply on the centre of my lips then smudge out for a Korean gradient-lip effect. I find this makes such a bold colour still eye-catching, but not so bold that I’m left self-conscious.
The tube of the packaging itself isn’t special, but it is a reasonably sturdy plastic, with a lid that has that pleasant “vacuum-shut” sound when you close it. The only draw-back of this product for me is that during hot weather or left in any warm place… Well, the lipstick melts very easily. The “Cherry Red” shade I mentioned earlier melted to a point of no return and I had to throw it away as I couldn’t save it. This also happened to this shade as well, however it only melted the top of the product, so now it’s just a blunt dollop of lipstick instead of your normal shaped product.
Overall I think this is a really nice product. For a such a low price, I think these are the ideal high street/drugstore lipsticks to try if you’re new with makeup, or simply want to experiment with colours before committing to shades from slightly more expensive brands. You may even find you like these enough to commit to them. I definitely plan on trying more shades – years down the line when my massive stash of lippies is more manageable. (If you’re curious what my current stash is looking like, please leave me a comment and let me know~)
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