I’m old enough to remember when Collection used to be Collection 2000 and I used to buy quite a few of their products using my Saturday job wages. Twenty years later and not much has changed… my actual wages mostly get spent on makeup after childcare, bills and my car.
I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately and hankering for the comforting times of being young. 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. But if I’m asking for stuff then 90s then I want Impulse O2.
I haven’t looked at Collection’s makeup properly 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 Creams come 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 for a nice nude lipstick, I was excited to try the Caramel shade and I also bought Rosie (It’s red, it’s well known how much I love red!)
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 bough had a sweet almost caramel scent, and although I don’t usually like scented products, I didn’t find it overpowering, I 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…
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. They 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 at just £2.99 for which is amazing considering the quality and especially because Caramel is the first lip product that i have ever completely used up and repurchased.
Have you ever completely used up a product? What was it? Let me know in the comments.