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February 15, 2013

REVIEW: Natural Collection Lipsticks in Raspberry, Sand Castle and Sorbet

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I was in Boots a little while ago and I was in a bit of a cheap state of mind, I didn't want to splash out much cash but I really wanted a little treat. This mindset led me towards the Natural Collection stand and onto my first ever Natural Collection purchase. I've steered clear of the range before now as I'm not a big fan of the packaging, the white lipsticks to my eye have always looked and felt very cheap and flimsy. Although my feelings about the packaging haven't changed what did change was that I actually gave the product a chance and happened upon a colour that I absolutely fell in love with when I swatched it. The shade is called 'Raspberry' and it is just a perfect mid-pink that doesn't really look anything like Raspberries themselves but looks to me to be a very wearable shade. The pigmentation of the lipstick is fantastic and the name of the lipstick range as 'moisture shine' offered me prospect of a shiny, hydrating lipstick. Everything seemed to be perfect. 

As these lipsticks were on a 3 for £5 offer I thought I'd try out a couple of colours, I chose Raspberry and two sheer natural lipsticks in the shades Sand Castle and Sorbet. Sand Castle is a semi-sheer nude shade that is really very wearable on me as it isn't too dark or orange. Sorbet is also semi-sheer and is a quite glittery orange toned pink. Raspberry is by far my favourite shade, I really am quite in love with the colour! But I found these lipsticks uncomfortable to wear as they were quite drying and this really put me off picking them up. I'm sure they'd be a way around the drying effect (maybe if I were to layer up the lip balm) but as I don't have to do this with any of my other lipsticks I just don't want to. Another issue with these lipsticks is that they fade very unevenly and if you eat or drink you can bet your bottom dollar that you're going to be left with a lipstick ring around the outside of your lips. However, they really aren't all bad! They have great colour pay off and some of the shades are really gorgeous. As they're so cheap (£1.99 for a single lipstick, available in Boots stores) I do think they're worth giving a go as the colour range is fantastic but it's definitely worth bearing in mind that they're not mind-blowing products, but are great if you just want to try out a new colour.


(below left to right: Sand Castle, Sorbet, Raspberry)
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I haven't done lip swatches of Sorbet and Sand Castle (sorry guys) but I think Raspberry needed a lip swatch. I'm now officially on the hunt for a better quality lipstick in this exact shade, so if you know of one do please let me know!


Have you tried any Natural Collection lipsticks before?
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13 comments

  1. That is such a gorgeous colour! I think MACs Craving lipstick looks very similar :-)


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    1. Oo thank you! I'll have to check it out xx

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  2. I quite like Sorbet! I think it's a bit like my revlon lip butter just more orange..

    Lizzums x
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  3. Loving Raspberry, may have to pick one up. You're such an enabler!

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    1. haha! Sorry! It's a cheap treat though :) and the colour is gorgeous xx

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  4. Natural collection isnt a brand I seem to take much of a look at but after seeing this Raspberry shade I think I may have to snap one up for myself its gorgeous! x

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    1. The packaging is a little disappointing but the product itself is really good considering how cheap they are xx

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  5. I actually saw my friend with the shade Raspberry today and absolutely fell in love - I must buy it!! It looks lovely on you, great review lovely :) xx
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    1. Aw thank you :) It's a lovely shade isn't it xx

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  6. I really really like these lipsticks. I've only tried Sand Castle out of these three but it's one of my favourites xxx

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    1. Sandcastle is a really pretty colour, I love it for low-key make-up days. Need to do an everyday make-up post with it xx

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  7. You do love your sheer lipsticks! ;)

    Danniella
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    1. I really do don't I! I've bought so many lately, it'd dreadful haha xx

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