Monday 2 March 2015

The Budget Buy: Collection Eye Shadows

In my book you can never have too many eyeshadows in your life. You may have a few similar in your collection but if you're a beauty addict like me then you'll notice the differences and that brown shadow isn't just a brown, it's a browny taupe with a hint of a pink toned shimmer, if you get my gist. I'm all for high end shadow's and I definitely won't deny that I'm not prone to (or obsessed with) a Urban Decay, NARS or MAC eye shadow but there's always room for a budget and not bank breaking beauty introduction into my collection. 

When it comes to the brand Collection, the only thing I can say I've tried is the concealer everyone has in their collection. Yes that's right it's the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer that's so highly regarded in the blogger and vlogger community and rightly so, it's something special trust me. But I'm not here today to talk about the wonders of their cult concealer as I'm sure you all know about it already. I'm talking about a few of their other wonder products across their brand and it's a current favourite product of mine, eye shadows. I love having a palette in my collection, there's just something more special about having a collection of shadows in one place. It makes applying shadows easier because there all in one place and usually the shadows work well together and of course it's a whole lot more portable and so great for travelling as you still get a whole lot of choice - bonus! Saying that though, palettes can be so expensive and so do you really want to risk travelling with some of your high end palettes and risk dropping them and opening up your beautiful palette to a smashed up mess? I don't think so. Budget shadow's aren't only good for that though, they're not bank breaking so it's not the end of the world if you don't like them, but don't worry, I've tested these ones out for you so you don't have to and if your a nude/brown lover like me then I think you'll be a fan too. 

My favourites from the Collection range are The Work The Colour Nude Eye Palette* and the Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude Bronze*. Both beautiful beautiful palettes, that are great for a sweep of colour and can be smoked up a little to add some more drama. They last well when used with a primer and honestly I have no complaints. They are so cheap I honestly don't know why I haven't tried these before. The mini palette's pictured are also great, all direct you how to use them so if your an eye shadow newbie then these are perfect for you! Budget shadows, great quality and so easy to use... What's not to love. 

Have you tried any of the eye shadows from Collection?    

Lorna x


  1. I love the Eyes uncovered palette, it's such a bargain!

    Sophie x

  2. I've always been a bit dubious about picking up their palettes as although they're cheap I never seem to read much about them. They definitely have a fantastic range though so maybe it's time I take the plunge! x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  3. I never really think to look at Collection for eyeshadow palettes but these do sound and look amazing x

  4. I really want the eyes uncovered palette so after reading this I've decide it's on my list ;)
    Great post

  5. Never tried any of the collection eyeshadows... I think it might be the *only* thing I haven't tried from collection, actually! Must get on that, as these look lovely. The trios look more manageable for me, but the uncovered palette looks divine!

    little miss fii || Fii x


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