I’m old enough to remember when Collection was called Collection 2000. In those days, I used to buy quite a few of their products using my Saturday job wages. Not much has changed… my actual wages mostly get spent on makeup after bills, kids and my car.

I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately and harking for the comforting times of being younger, so it probably isn’t too surprising that I have also been looking at the brands and products that I used as a teen. (Don’t worry though, I am NOT going back to orangey foundation – I am not that silly)

Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream

I haven’t looked at Collection’s make up for a while – although their Extreme Felt Tip liner is a favourite – nothing else has caught my eye. Until I spotted the Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream in Caramel when browsing for in Boots.

The Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream comes in a range of classic shades – nothing too extreme or unique to be honest, but a nice range of colours so that there’ll be something for everyone. As I have been looking forever for a nice nude lipstick, I was excited to try the Caramel shade and I also bought Rosie (It’s red, and it’s well known how much I love red!)

Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Collir Swatch

I’m not entirely sure why they are described as a cream though to be honest. They aren’t at all creamy and feel like any other liquid lipstick to me. I’m not quite sure why Collection haven’t marketed them as a liquid lipstick. That’s exactly what they seem like to me.

Both of the shades that I bought had a sweet almost caramel scent. Although I don’t usually like scented products, I didn’t find it overpowering, I quite  liked it. They both went on smoothly and dried quickly which I liked, but it did make it difficult to work with if I was rushing and smudged it. Maybe I should take my time…

Wearing Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream in Caramel
First I tried Caramel…


  • The Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Creams are so moisturising and comfortable to wear. Even though they give a matte finish, I didn’t find them drying at all.
  • The are highly pigmented and Rosie is a beautiful blue-toned red whilst Caramel is a lovely pinky-toned nude which for me is a ‘my lips but better’ shade.
  • They are an utter bargain! They are just £2.99 for which is amazing considering the quality.


  • They transfer so easily. On cups, onto my clothing, onto the kids. It was quite frustrating to be honest. I’ve not noticed a lip product that has been this bad for transferring everywhere for ages.
  • They don’t last very long and both shades needed to be reapplied at least three times during the day, and not always just after a meal.
Wearing Collection Velvet Matte Moisturising Lip Cream in Rosie
Trying out Rosie


For the price, they really aren’t that bad. I’ve not yet found a better drugstore liquid lipstick and believe me, I’m trying. I can cope with having to  reapply throughout the day as I just find the Velvet Kiss Moisturing Lip Cream so comfortable to wear.

I’m absolutely in love with the Caramel shade, it looks so pretty on that this is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Rosie is a nice shade but as I have a similar coloured Mac liquid lipstick that lasts forever and does not budge, I’m not sure that I’d use Rosie much. Overeall though, if you are on a budget, these are a good buy!

Have you tried these? What are you best drug store purchases?

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Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream

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