Colour Matched: Collection 2000

In my head the cheaper the foundation, the more likely it is to be utter tosh. Considering the last few foundations I’ve used have been over £30 a bottle I wasn’t holding out much hope for a great performance from a product that cost £5.99. Saying that though, the new Colour Match Foundation from Collection 2000 aint half bad. The foundation has technology that helps the colour adapt to yous skin tone, meaning you should never have that unsightly line mark ever again. Available in six shades, I’ve been using ‘fair’ which is pretty perfect for my complexion. I’m not entirely sure how it adapts to your own skin colour or if it’s just a pretty universal shade, but the shade covers and unifies without looking heavy or false.

The formula itself is light, without being too light to do anything. It blends really well with your skin when applied with a foundation brush and creates a great unified look. The result you get it something I’d expect of a much more expensive product, giving a great base to build up with other products. A huge bonus for me is that it doesn’t look streaky and it doesn’t go mental when you put other products on top – it loves my Cha Cha Tint and a dash of powder. It lasts all day long too without a problem, the only issue being that by about 6pm it’s become a bit greasy and runny as it separates from your skin so you do feel like you need to dab off excess grease. Lovely.

The biggest issue is with the packaging though. It comes in a glass bottle, which although makes it feel more premium, is clunky and heavy. The pump action bottle isn’t that great and you do have to pump it a few times to get it going every day. My bottle actually split all down one side too, meaning every time I use it now it gets into a bit of a mess and foundation seeps out the side. Seeing as this is a new product they often re-assess packaging in the next batch, so I hope they solve this issue. Overall though it’s a pretty good foundation for the price… I’ve been wearing it for about three weeks and I’ll continue to do so until it runs out (or the pack explodes.) It gives me all I need for the daytime in a little pink package.

Available now from Boots, Superdrug and online priced £5.99.



  1. SarahB @ FridayisForever
    January 21, 2012 / 10:36 am

    What a shame about the broken pump! So, this only comes in one shade and it 'colour adapts?' orrr are there a few? Am quite curious to give this a go! x

  2. Miss drifted Snow White
    January 21, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    that's such a shame that the pump is actually broken! I would've returned it…But I'm surprised to hear that you like the foundation if you say you normally prefer the pricier stuff! that's a good sign I think :-)xxx

  3. liloo
    January 21, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    I read this post this morning in bed and i couldnt wait to see the foundation in person and see how it fares (well the tester that is). I really don't mind the heavy feel of the bottle and this is, in my opinion, the most luxurious looking foundation that collection 2000 has ever made. Obviously, the final test is going to be how well it covers my sahara dry skin, but for now I am really impressed with my first little play with the tester. They were really not joking about the colour match thing. I tried the darkest shade I could find in the shop (natural it was called) it was too dark at first but blended in, it gave me a nice colour with a little bit of tan which was not too much. I really fancy trying it. Thank you for letting us know xxliloo/@tsunimee xx

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