Friday, 29 June 2012

Collection 2000 Pressed Powder!

As I said in my previous Collection 2000 posts, I popped into Superdrug recently and they had 3 for 2 on the whole range, so I picked up the Lasting Perfection Concealer, the Fast Stroke Eyeliner and the Pressed Powder.
I bought the Pressed Powder in Translucent as opposed to one of the coloured ones as I don't tend to wear a lot of powder, so I'm never trying to really build coverage with it or apply it heavily. I have dry skin so can find powders to make my foundation look a bit cakey, but I will use a translucent powder down the centre of my face, to lightly set any areas where I've had to do a bit of concealing and just to set the concealer under my eyes. They appear to have about 9 shades online, but when I was in Superdrug they only had about 4 or 5 on display. 

I tend to have problems achieving the exact look I want for my skin. As it is dry, I like to use products that leave it looking dewy, glowing and healthy, whilst giving me good coverage. A lot of these products don't seem to last as well on my skin as perhaps more matte products, so they often need setting with a powder, but if I'm not careful this can take me back to the beginning where my skin looks dull, dry and tired. However, it is nice and fine and allows you to build up the coverage you want, whether you want a light coat to set your make up, or prefer to build your powder up if you have more oily skin.
I really liked the fact that this powder is enriched with silk and Vitamin E, and has UVA and UVB sunscreen. While I doubt the effects of this sunscreen is really significant, it's nice to feel like you perhaps have an extra bit of skin protection in the summertime. I haven't noticed a change in my skin, good or bad, but I didn't expect to, but it's nice to apply a makeup product that feels like it's doing your skin some good. 

For £1.99 I think this powder is great, especially if, like me, powder isn't a huge part of your everyday makeup routine and you just want a cheap one on standby for when you do use it, and I think this powder is a good choice. 


Collection 2000 Pressed Powder - £1.99 from Superdrug or Boots


  1. Ooh. Might have to grab this. I'm like you and don't really use powder very much. It always makes me so cakey :( but I always have one just for setting down the centre of my face. I've hit pan on whatever random one I'm using now so this will probably be my next powder :) powder is literally the last thing I can get excited about due to it not being great on my skin, but this has peaked my interest. Thanks for the post! X

    1. Thanks! I understand completely what you mean, it is hard to get excited about, and it's not the most interesting of makeup items! But I do really like this one, and if you need a bit of powder then it might as well be one that's got some goodness for your skin in it :) x

  2. I need a new powder and this one looks fab! Great post :) x

  3. I'd love to try out some Collection 2000 products, you UK gals are sooo lucky! x
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