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Collection Pressed Powder

Hello beauties! How are you all today? Today I am back with another blog post. I have been posting quite frequently recently and I honestly feel quite proud of myself. I have always struggled to keep up a routine of posting regularly – as anyone could see based on how many posts I have each month!

Today, I have a review for one of my favourite go to products by the drugstore brand Collection. I have yet to find a product by Collection which I dislike, and better yet, most of Collections products are under a fiver! Great quality for a small cost. Makeup can often be expensive so it’s good to have brands like Collection available for times when money is low. This brand does everything a beauty lover could wish for, but today, I am writing a review on their pressed powder that I discovered a couple of weeks ago! To put it precisely, I absolutely adore it.


I am a very pale girl so often I find it hard to find products that are pale enough for my skintone, without making me look like an orange. Collection is a great range for pale girls. The powder I use is in the shade 18- Ivory. Now, I bought mine in Boots, however they no longer seem to stock it. But, Asda sells it for under two pounds.

This pressed powder is great for those who need a powder that will last throughout the day! I found that often I could go through a whole night out, and go home with my powder still intact. The powder blends into the skin very well and is not cakey at all, unlike some other powders that I have used in the past. It is particularly good for keeping my T-zone oil free while giving my face a natural look. It sets my makeup greatly. It’s superior to some other powders that I have used in the past due to it not cracking and it lasts all day for me without having to touch it up.

Overall, I really find this powder to be worth the price, and I highly recommend it to all of my readers!

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My makeup routine for school

Usually when it comes to school, I couldn’t be bothered to wear any makeup, but sometimes, I wake up inspired to make myself look better than I do usually do in school.

Most of the time though, I prefer to sleep for an extra half an hour. The trouble with my school – and many other schools – is that there is a strict policy regarding makeup. That means I have to wear it very subtly but still make myself look as good as possible. It can feel like a daunting task and it often puts me off even bothering to do anything with makeup in the morning.

To start my makeup routine, I cleanse, tone and moisture my face as I do everyday anyway. I like to look after my skin when I remember to, that is. The cleanser I use is the Seaweed Purifying facial cleanser by the body shop and is well worth the money. My toner which I am using at the moment is the Refreshing Toner by Garnier. My moisturizer cream is by soap and glory and is called The Fab Pore. These three products are great and I’d recommend them for anyone looking for new skin products.

Then I set my primer. The Primer that I use would the Porefessional by Benefit which helps cover large pores. As a person who has quite the large pores, this product really helps me not be insecure about how my pores look. As for the priming element of this primer, I find that it helps make my foundation last for a couple of hours longer than what it would without the primer. The Porefessional is very easy to apply and feels like silk on the skin. Some would see it as very expensive, which it is but I think that it is worth the price since you are paying for a product that works.

After having put my primer on, I then get a bit of my favourite foundation, which is Revlon Colorstay in the shade 110 ivory. I don’t use much of this and using a brush by Real Techinques, I apply the product on my t-zone and blend in it using a beauty blender. After that I apply my Stay Matte pressed powder by Rimmel which is in the shade of 002 pink blossom.  Once again, I apply this product using a real techniques brush that I got in a gift set.

Next, its time to bronze my cheeks. Using my Hoola bronzer by Benefit cosmetics, I sweep a bit of this onto both cheekbones, to give them a bit more definition. I am very careful with how much I apply, because I want it to look natural, and not look fake. Then for my blush I apply the Danedelion blush which is also made by benefit. I have an obsession with benefit products and can not refrain from purchasing their products. The cute packaging just lures me in. Now that my face is done, I start to work on my eyes.

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From left to right: Venus, Foxy, WOS (walk of shame), Naked 2, Faint, and Crave.

Now my eye makeup, is very simple when it comes to school, I don’t like having to go too much trouble so to get a nice but easy look, I use the Naked Basics palette to achieve it. I will be posting a proper review of this palette later on this week so I won’t be going on too much about  the product.

For my look, I only use four out of the six colours. For the whole eyelid, I fill it in with the colour Foxy. I don’t use a primer for my eyes in this case. Then for my outer lid, I apply the W.O.S shade to highlight the outer corner in a subtle way. I then apply the lightest of the three darker shades and apply it in the crease to create shadows. After all of this, I apply the only shimmer shade, venus to the brow bone and to the inner corner of my eyes. Once I have my eye-shadow done, I apply one coat of my favourite mascara, They’re Real by Benefit (again) and off I go to school for the day. This is my perfect look for school !!