I used to use Collection 2000 when I was 16 and just starting to experiment with make-up, attempting to get away with powder, clear mascara and a hint of lipgloss while at school. (The lipgloss was a push!) I have to admit I’ve barely picked anything up since that time – I happily progressed onto Rimmel, then Maybelline and eventually Benefit by the time I went to Uni and thought I was really cool. Ahem.
I’ve rediscovered the brand recently – I’m all over nostalgia at the moment – and they’ve actually started to make some pretty damn good stuff. I recently reviewed their EXTREME mascara and was pleasantly surprised. I’ve also been trying a few of their other new goodies and they haven’t disappointed either. One of my faves is their Hotlights lipgloss, which contains a built in mirror and light for applying your essential gloss while out on the town. Although this isn’t a new concept (it’s been done many times before by more expensive brands) it is super bargainous at the teeny price of £3.99. It also comes in six delish colours that leave a silky sparkle to your lips. The formula also isn’t super sticky so you don’t have to worry about getting gloss in your hair while dancing away to ‘Groove is in the Heart’.
Another one of my faves is the matching felt liner to the EXTREME mascara. These felt tips (sounds a bit wrong when you call it that, but you basically do use it like a colouring pen) give you a really strong, striking line that will have you channeling Amy Winehouse, without the bouffant, in no time. The first time I used this I managed to smudge it everywhere, so be sure to use a primer and avoid getting your eyes wet or rubbing! As long as you don’t touch, these pens do last all day. The colour is really strong and it’s so easy to apply, getting a straight line and a sexy eye with very little hassle.
I’ve also been using their Lasting Colour nail polish in Blue My Mind. This is a very real colour match for the Revlon and Chanel navy colours, but at £2.79 it’s a hell of a lot cheaper. The polish applies easily, and after a couple of coats gives a fab colour. It claims to last up to ten days, but unless you sit on your hands you’re bound to get a few chips. It lasts a good few days without needing another coat or for you to re-apply – more than acceptable to someone like me who types their life away and ruins polish in about 24 hours.
So I’ve rediscovered one of my youth brands… I just need to find some of that clear mascara now. In celebration of these new launches the fab people at Collection 2000 have given me three sets of these products to give away to one lucky person (oh how we spoil you.) For your chance to win, all you have to do is follow my blog and comment on this post, telling me your favourite ‘youth product’ and why. Did you love Heather Shimmer, or did you channel clear mascara for your brows like me? Tell me more… and I’ll pick three lucky ones.
T&Cs – Competition open to UK residents only, closing date Sunday 3rd October 2010, one entry per person, judges decision final, etc etc etc.