Have you ever discovered a brand and instantly wanted everything in the range? Silly question, I know. Sadly, that’s an expensive habit to keep up…but not when you find a brand like Collection Cosmetics!
When party season rolls around I always want to freshen up my makeup, especially any bits and pieces I bought last year which are starting to look a bit sorry for themselves – and yes, I am talking about that liquid eyeliner that dried up long ago! Having the option to stock up on quality makeup that’s still affordable can make the party season that much more fun. Why stick to one colour when you get 3? Make this Christmas the time to experiment with Collection Cosmetics…
I’ve chosen 8 Collection products to create a simple but stunning party look, and the best bit? You can get them all for under £30! Of course any evening look has to start with a great base, and one that will last the night out. Whilst Collection has an array of foundations and BB creams to choose from, my pick for a night out would be the Lasting Perfection Foundation (£5.99). The last thing you want to worry about when you’re on the dancefloor is touching up your makeup, and this oil-free formulation will keep you looking flawless all night long. I would then finish off the base with the Illuminating Touch Concealer (£4.99). This isn’t just good for covering imperfections and dark circles, but can double up as a highlighter to add dimension to the face – who doesn’t love a multi-tasking product?! After evening out your skin tone it’s time to add some colour back into the face. Again, there is a big selection of bronzers from Collection, but I think the Bronze Glow Mosaic Sunkissed (£2.99) would be ideal for a little evening sparkle. This pressed bronzer will add just enough shimmer to create a glow without looking like you’ve gone crazy with the glitter!
Carrying on with the theme of all things that shine, my next weapon of choice is Collection’s Galactica Liquid Eyeliner (£2.99). Available in both silver and gold, pick your favourite colour to add a little Christmas glamour to your look. Use the skinny brush to wing your eyeliner into a fine point, or for a less dramatic look use a bigger eyeshadow brush to spread a thin layer over the whole eyelid which will create a subtle metallic sheen. No party look is complete is without big fluttery lashes, and the ultra black formula of the Lengthening Mascara (£3.99) will amp up your eyes to the next level with long and defined lashes. Take it a step further with the Luscious Lashes Glamour Volume (£2.99) to make your eyelashes appear thicker and fuller.
With the eyes being the focal point of the look, finish off the look with a soft pop of colour. The Work The Colour Lip Butter Pencils (£2.99) add the perfect amount of moisture and depth without being as heavy as lipstick. I love the colour Perfect Plum to a touch of vampiness. Of course, the finished look is all in the detail, and you can’t forget the nails. With a 23 shades of Collection’s Work The Colour Nail Polish (£1.99) to choose from, you can find the best one to go with any outfit. Added bonus? The 60 second drying time will have you out of the door to the party of the year in no time!
Left to right: Work The Colour Lip Butter in Cappuccino, Popping Pink and Perfect Plum.