Monday, 23 April 2012

Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades - Way To Glow


Naughty Boots and their 3 for 2 offer, I had 2 of the new Revlon Lip Butters in my hand and realised that I needed something else. After the Collection 2000 concealer turned out to be a complete gem I decided to head to the Collcection 2000 stand to see what else they had to offer and found the Shimmer Shades. I chose "Way To Glow" which has 4 different shades, I'd say 2 blushers and 2 bronzers. 

Now as there would appear to be no official names for each shade I have just decided to number them as shown above. (1 being the lightest and 4 being the darkest). In describing these shades I would say that 1 is a very pale nude pink, 2 is a more peachy pink, 3 is an orangy brown and 4 is a darker bronze/gold. They all have a glittery shimmery finish but 4 is especially shimmery. Now for swatches:

(L-R 1-4 in artifical light)

(All shades blended together in Artificial Light)

(L-R 1-4 in Natural Light)

(All shades blended together in Natural Light)

As you can see above all shades have decent pigmentation however 1 is quite clearly a lot sheerer and I had to use quite a bit of product to get enough to show on camera. The other 3 shades give decent colour payoff, especially shade 4 which is a gorgeous bronze shade (I think it's my favourite)! I also tried blending them all together which gave me a lighter bronze. If I was looking for a light dust of colour I would probably recommened using this method even if that does seem a tad contradictory with the light dust sentiment.

Sadly, when putting the product to actual use it disappointed me quite a bit. While the swatches show it to be quite pigmented. I had to use quite a bit of product to get the colour to show on my face and sadly when it did the shades came out a bit garish for my liking. (That could however just be my skintone). Also the staying power was not very good. I'm not sure exactly how long it lasted but I do know that after about 3 hours you couldn't tell I had ever worn it. 

I will continue to practice with these shades in order to find the best way to work and for the price bracket they're decent enough but I can see these falling into the back of my makeup drawer pretty quickly. I'm still on my search to find the perfect bronzer.


  1. The colors are amazing, perfect for summer <3

  2. Love the colours, and it's so affordable. x