Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Lou's Reviews || Collection 2000 Glow Getter

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

You know those products you have, that might not be the most glamorous high end products, but you use them day after day until they are old and tatty but you just LOVE them? Well Collection 200 Shimmer Shades 'Way to Glow' is my one of those. 


I bought it about 2 months ago and have found myself using it every single day since. Now, as an extreme beauty junkie, this is high praise indeed!!

I use the 2 darker brown shades under my cheek bone to contour and this gives the illusion of a shadow. You want to create this illusion because it then makes people subconsciously think your cheekbones are more prominent and your face is slimmer. It's a great little trick if you have a round face or a bit of extra chub like I do.

(Mmmm maybe I should just felt tip on myself. It's so shexy!)

Above that (so on the lower part of my cheek bone) I use the peachy blush shade and then above that to highlight, the pearly shade. I tend not to use the peach and pearl shades too often as I have other blushers and highlighters that I enjoy, but the two brown colours are a staple. 

I love that there is a warm and a cool toned bronzer in this kit as I can match this according to weather I am (fake!) tanned or au naturally pale. 

The packaging is sturdy and functional. It's not the most beautiful item I own, but it does the job, never pings open in my makeup bag, is clear plastic so you can see what you have and isn't unnecessarily bulky. 

I have found the pigmentation of this to be fantastic, my slanted contour brush (which I sell in mine and Zoe's SHOP in the mineral collection) picks up the pressed powder beautifully and it has EXCELLENT staying power.

Really, at £4.19, you'd be silly not to add this to your kit. I find myself choosing it over my much more expensive products- crazy.

All in all, I literally cannot fault this quad. Great formula, impressive lasting times, good packaging, bargain price. 10/10.

Do you have any 'must have' staple items like this? Share in the comments and we can all diminish our bank accounts! haha!

Toodlepip!

xx

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55 comments:

  1. I think that I might actually own this product, after reading this review I will have to dig it out because I have never used it :) xx

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  2. I've got this quad too, it's really good and I like that the bronze shades aren't too bold that for somebody like myself, so I know I'm not gonna end up streaky or orange! xx

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  3. I've got this product, I really like it. Thanks for the contour/ highlight example- really helpful :)
    daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This sounds fab, I've been thinking about a new blusher/bronzer for a while so might just give this a go! Also it has given me some inspiration for my first beauty blog post! Thank you!

    www.fionalovesdaisy.com

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  5. Oh I need this, I have never been too sure of how to contour so this post has been very helpful

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  6. Looks lovely! I love a good barg too, you don't get that guilty spending too much money feeling!
    http://georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  7. Finally! A rave review of a product I can actually afford lol :). I think I might trreat myself to this very soon, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you and it's like three products in one so what a bargain! xx

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  8. Great review :) I keep meaning to pick up the pink blusher version of this as well, so this is another item put on my shopping list! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I must pick this up. It looks far too good and cheap to ignore!! :)


    http://itskerrysbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. ooh i have this! i like it on its own as opposed to over a blush, ill defs be trying out your handy little guide to it!

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  11. Collection 2000 always come up trumps and are so bargainous! There lasting perfection concelor is permanently in my make up bag - I will definitely be giving this palette a go thanks :-) xx

    http://bellasaps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. looks gorg! your cheekbones always look amazing! x

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  13. This looks amazing, I always see it in the shops but never go to buy it. You could also use it as an eyeshadow... I think it would be quite nice... I use one of my eyeshadows by the same company that is almost the same colours as highlight :D
    I enjoyed reading your post,
    Laura x ( DemandBeauty.blogspot.co.uk )

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  14. I have this but actually find the browns too muddy, i love the blush quad though. The lid snapped of recently though. :(



    http://anishaxoxox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. That palette looks gorgeous! I wish I had Collection 200 here now! xx

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  16. Wow, I own this product but when I wear it, my cheekbones never look as great as yours do! :P you look gorgeous :) xxxx

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  17. Have you tried their blush palette or have an opinion on it ?

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  18. I also have this, after your recommendations on Youtube!! I loooooooooove it! xxxxx

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  19. Collection 2000 always come out with such great products.
    Looking forward in purchasing their shimmer cubes :)x

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  20. I love shimmer shades, you should Definitly get blushalicous! I've got my eye on the 17 bronzing rocks, they are perfect for people who have pale skin, like me!! :) x

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  21. I have this and the pink one, I completely agree, both are completely worth the pennies they cost! Great product!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  22. Love shimmer shades. It looks so pretty on you

    Nicola xx

    http://nicoohlala73.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Your skin looks amazing! This product looks really lovely, Collection are a great brand! xx

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  24. I've literally just brought this home from Superdrug (and it was on offer, just a wee bit over 3 quid so everyone who hasn't got it yet, Superdrug's the place to be:)). Haven't tried it yet but I read so many positive reviews of it that it was one the first makeup things that I ran to get when I got to the UK x

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  25. This looks gorgeous. I have waaaaaay too many products and am on a spending ban so when it's run its course I may treat myself to this for doing so well ;) xx

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  26. I don't wear makeup but it's always interesting to see what other people like & nice to see budget brands getting a mention :)

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  27. This looks lovely Lou... I might have to get my hands on this, think it'll be good to wear with my Hervana :)

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  28. Love this! looks beautiful! and your eyes are such a pretty colour!
    Rosie
    xxx

    http://rose-bag.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. this looks lovely!!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. You're so pretty Louise! I've been looking at trying the blusher from this line by Collection 2000. They're both so pigmented! Love your blog xx

    http://aboxofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. the topshop highlighter is one of those highstreet items i never want to go out of stock! I've had mine for months and still hasnt ran out and I LOVE the colour so much.

    Also, for as long as i remember i've been using 'Max Factor Masterpiece Max' Mascara. it leave my eyelashes long, volumised and lushously black :)

    Think I may have to try this little quad set out Louise :))
    Ps...Nice name, haha

    http://loubeyloubey.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. this looks so gorgeous! looking for a highlighter at the moment so I might have to try this out, for that price I really can't complain about anything!

    http://livflorence.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Wow it looks beautiful!! I've never really been one for makeup but this looks really something! Please check out my blog popcornandpersephone.blogspot.com
    Ally xoxox

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  34. Hi! I like your blog, it's so cute!
    Follow me on Bloglovin: Kisses From Europe
    Love&kiss!

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  35. The price is great! you look so glowing and gorgeous!!
    http://ellie-rosee.blogspot.co.uk/
    Ellie x

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  36. Oh man, I was so close to buying this and then decided against it! Might go back and purchase it now.. it really suits you! xx

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  37. im so annoyed i was standing superdrug wondering should i get it and i didnt ! i have to go bakc and get it it is just so nice on you xx

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  38. They look great on you Louise! I love the way you've shown where you put it, it's useful and it made me giggle! Fiona :)x

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  39. Louise! Stop making me want things! I too am on a spending ban and make up is a no no and now I want this! I love how you've made it easy for people who don't know how to contour! You're such a lovely blogger!! <3

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  40. That looks really beautiful Louise! Another great recommendation :)
    http://cofcorals.blogspot.ca/

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  41. I have this, it's so good and cheap too! Love it
    http://poppyrobinson.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  42. i want to try this! good advice
    http://asalwayssarah.blogspot.com/

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  43. That is an absolutely stunning picture of you Louise! You look just radiant! I wish we had Collection 2000 near where I live, I'd absolutely pick this product up and one of their concealers.

    A Bite Of Glamour

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  44. Haha, felt tip yourself. You gorgeous girl! You DO look SO stunning and radiant in those photos. Pretty lady! xoxo

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  45. Thanks for reviewing and sharing, this blusher looks amazing, I may have to go to boots later and track some down. My mascara definitely has to be my staple, I just couldn't see myself living without it.

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  46. This is lovely and so affordable, going to have to pick this up. A possible dupe for the body shop shimmer waves?!xxx

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  47. These look like really neat prodcuts. I love the photo of you, it is absolutely gorgeous!

    xxMandy
    http://thelittlethingsinlifemeanthemost.blogspot.com/

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  48. I found this really helpful with the way you set it out in the photo! Thanks Louise :) xo

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  49. I'm slowly getting better at contouring & am super envious of people who do it so well! xCx

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  50. I will defo have to try this now! :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  51. I find myself going back and back to the Natural Collection blushes - they are beautifully pigmented, have the staying power of gravity, come in a huge range of colours and are mega cheap! Smiles all round!

    PS: I really liked this review on the lesser expensive products that are actually brilliant, and I'd love it if you did some more! Thank-you! :D

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  52. I love collection 2000 :) Defo going to try this :) xxx

    Urban Decay giveaway when I have 100 followers http://sunshinelolli.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. I have the blush from collection 2000 and I adore it, it gives such a natural finish - I think I might've been persuaded to purchase this as I'm looking for a bronzed :)

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