Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades

Hi Lovelies,

I've been a bad blogger the past week, but been swamped with work and uni and haven't been able to find the time to blog.

I do have some posts in the works however, got my hair done Thursday so have some pics to show you along with some looks and tips.

Today I wanted to do a little review and dupe for Collection 2000's Shimmer Shades in Blushalicious. I recently got this in the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer but only started using it a couple of days ago and already it's become a top blush of mine.




When I first got this blusher I automatically thought about how similar it was to Benefits Sugabomb, and after using it I've found the two are quite similar.

The shades vary slightly, but if I'm being completely honest I prefer the shade choice in Collection 2000's set.




What I like about these four blush sets is that they can either be applied separately or mix them together, this in comparison to Benefits is one I could see myself using the shades separately because the size of each shade is bigger.

Here are swatches of Collection's:

Without Flash:




Flash:




When I put these colours on my hand I didn't think they were very pigmented but looking at the photos they appear to be.

Here's a photo of the colours blended:



Just to show you the similarities to Benefits done some quick swatches:



Blended:




Like I said the Collection 2000 swatches look pigmented whereas the Benefit don't, and blended together the Sugabomb looks a lot lighter and paler where the Collection 2000 is quite pink which I like.

When applying another difference I found was Sugabomb was much more shimmery, but you can easily add shimmer to your Collection 2000.

Verdict:

To be fair I do love my Benefit blusher, but in comparison you pay £21.50 for Benefit and Collection 2000's is £4.19 and in my opinion nicer. This is definitely a dupe worth purchasing if you're a fan of Benefit's Sugabomb.

Have you guys tried either of these? Or seen any other quad blushers I'd love to hear of some other brands?

And I promise to try and be a better blogger, and update a bit more regularly. Also my birthday is on Monday so I will hopefully have a birthday haul to do for you as I have requested some lovely mac goodies.

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