Berry Lips on a Budget

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With Autumn on the horizon, I've been rediscovering my love of plums and berry tones, particularly when it comes to makeup. Two lipsticks that I reached for a lot this time last year definitely fall into this category, and also happen to be the most affordable items of makeup I own. They've been well-loved and well-used for some time now, so I hope you'll forgive them looking a little scruffy around the edges. Say hello to Raspberry (on the left) and Cranberry from the Boots Natural Collection line of Moisture Shine lipsticks.

Boots Natural Collection Lipsticks in Raspberry and Cranberry


These lipsticks, along with every other item of makeup by Natural Collection, cost a whopping £1.99 each. I have to admit this made me suspicious at first. If it's that cheap, I wondered, surely the quality wouldn't be up to much? Well, in fact, the quality is seriously impressive for the price. The shades of these lipsticks are lovely, they are smooth and creamy to apply and have a nice shiny finish. The staying power isn't the greatest, but it's not terrible either. Blot and reapply - it's old school, but it works! - and you'll get a good two to three hours out of one of these bad boys.

The only thing I'm not crazy about is the white plastic packaging, but let's face it, if a brand is going to offer such low-priced makeup, it's the packaging I want them to skimp on, rather than the product!

Boots Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipsticks


You can see from the swatches how pigmented these lipsticks are. Raspberry is at the back and Cranberry at the front.

Boots Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Cranberry



And here I am in my selfie spot, wearing my selfie shirt. As usual with these face pictures, I'm concentrating, so cannot possibly smile at the same time. I'm wearing Cranberry above, and Raspberry below.
 
Boots Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Raspberry
Do you like these shades? Which is your favourite? Any other Natural Collection fans out there?
 
Kate x
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  1. These look beautiful and so perfect for autumn, I'm really surprised by how pigmented they are!
    I love natural collection I think they're seriously overlooked, I swear by their powder :)
    I'm going shopping tomorrow and think I'm going to have to pick these up :D
    Love Holly xx

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, their stuff is great, and you can buy quite a lot of it without feeling like you've really spent anything, which is always a plus in my book! I've got an eyeshadow of theirs too which is lovely. x

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  2. Such pretty shades, and so affordable! Love the look of these!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  3. Oooh both of them look really pretty on you but if I had to pick (for you) I would go with Cranberry! 1.99..ha that really is a steal!! Kate - can I make a suggestion? The font on your website is reallly teeny tiny . Makes it very hard to read ( especially if youre already tired and trying to catch up on posts in the evening:) ) Love the site...just the font is toooo small!

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    1. Yes I think I prefer Cranberry on me too! Yes of course you can make a suggestion- constructive criticism is always welcome! I use the "simple" blogger template, as many others do, and I haven't played with the font size, so it's never occurred to me to wonder if it's too small. I will have a look into it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! X

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  4. This looked great on you! I have to agree that the packaging isn't too appealing (well, probably why you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover) but I'm glad to hear it was a good product :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes it would win no awards for its packaging but I reckon this is how they are able to offer the product for such a low price. X

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  5. I love these lipsticks!! I love going to the Natural Collection stand in Boots, the products are really great and they don't need big flashy advertisements to promote them. I've tried a few different products but my favourites are the lip glosses!

    Natalie xo

    Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. Ooh I haven't tried their lip glosses, will have to give them a go! X

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  6. Hi Kate, I havn't used Natural collection since I was a teenager! this take me back :) both shades look great on you.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks Hanh! I think it's a great range for teens as it's so affordable. It's nice quality too, which probably explains why I keep going back to it! X

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  7. Oooh, these colours both look beautiful - not sure I can pick a favourite as they're both so nice and perfect for this time of year!!!! They're bright but I think if they're dabbed onto the lip can end up looking like a stain which is cute too….They look great on you too - beautiful!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Layla! I shall have to try dabbing them on for a slightly different look. Great idea! X

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  8. I'm so shocked at how pigmented these look for £1,99!! I haven't used Natural Collection since I was in school, its a brand I never even look at these days, but now I might!

    Anoushka x http://www.Anoushkaloves.com

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    1. I know, you just don't expect such a low priced product to be any good, but it is! X

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  9. great shades :) too bad i caant pull off a berry lip

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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  10. Both of these look so pretty on you! Love how affordable this range is! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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  11. Raspberry definitely has to be my favourite although they are both STUNNERS! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  12. Was a bit occupied for the past month so missed out on a lot of your fabulous posts so catching up now! :)
    Love these colors on you. I love cranberry just slightly more I think! :)

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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