Natural Collection have been a Boots staple for as long as I have been interested in make up and I think a lot of people overlook them because of their price point: us Brits are very suspicious of something cheap as we think it must be too good to be true. So I’ve done a Natural Collection Radiant Glow make up look to show you that affordable make up can also be good quality make up.
Natural Collection Radiant Glow
Above is the finished look, obviously I’ve used a few other products to make the whole face but here are the four Natural Collection products I used to create this Natural Collection Radiant Glow:
If you’re a regular on my blog you will know that I’m not a fan of tinted moisturisers as I need either a buildable medium coverage or high coverage base, as I need to cover my rosacea redness. In the photo below I’m wearing the Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser in ‘Natural’* on the left side my face so that you can see the coverage in comparison to the redness on the right side of my face.
In the photo below I’ve applied the Tinted Moisturiser to both sides of my face. It was tricky to layer as it started to pull the first layer on application of the second, so maybe a damp beauty blender or very gentle stippling with a brush would work better. Although you can see the redness on my cheeks, nose and cheekbones I would say this has definitely taken the edge off. If you don’t like the feeling of traditional foundations and you just want something that’s going to give a bit of coverage, this is lovely. And so moisturising (I mean, the clue’s in the name but I was still surprised!) so it feels really comfortable and barely-there on the skin. And do you want to hear the best part? This product is £1.99. That isn’t a typo. One pound and 99 pence. I’m going to let that sink in for a bit.
So here’s the finished look! I added a light layer of the Natural Collection Pressed Powder in ‘Warm’* which is a really soft formula that has a slight colour to it but nothing too intense. I added slightly more powder on the areas where my redness was showing through and it did add a little more coverage. There are three colour options in the range (warm, neutral and cool) but they all look pretty fair from the swatches I’ve seen so I think it’s just the undertones that are slightly different. As with the tinted moisturiser, this powder is £1.99. I’m still not over this.
The Natural Collection Suntint Bronzing Powder in ‘Golden Glow’* looked scary in the pan but is a very pretty gold-flecked bronzer. Less is more with this if you’re pale like me as it’s very pigmented. The gold shimmer in it isn’t chunky but is definitely noticeable on the face, which I personally quite like if I’m going for a summery look. I swept it over and just under my cheekbones to give a glow and dimension to my face. And guess what? This is also £1.99.
I put a little of the Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks blusher in ‘Pink Cloud’* on the apples of my cheeks. It’s a very pretty rose pink powder blush and there are 6 in the range. I think you know what I’m going to say. This product is… say it with me … £1.99!
The quality of these products really impressed me. Although the tinted moisturiser isn’t ideal for my (admittedly very specific) needs, it is a great option for days when I don’t need loads of coverage and just want something light. The packaging is extremely basic: white and clear plastic that feels quite flimsy, but I think considering everything in the entire range is £1.99 you can overlook the packaging. I’ve put more photos of the Natural Collection Radiant Glow finished look below!
Do you have any favourites from Natural Collection? Will any of these products be sneaking into your online Boots basket? Let me know in the comments!
The other products used in this look are: the H&M Aqua Liquid Eyeliner in ‘De Nîmes’, the H&M Colour Essence Eye Cream Eyeshadow in ‘Countess’ (you can see my full H&M review HERE), Revlon Color Stay Concealer in ’02 Light’, MUA Brow Kit in ‘Fair/Mid’*, Illamasqua Masquara in ‘Raven’* and finally the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Exclusive lipstick in ‘Blake’s Pink’.
*Products provided as PR sample. Some links in this post may be affiliate. For more information please see my Disclaimer tab at the top of the page.