Saturday, 28 January 2012

Review and Swatches: Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Creams

This review was requested last month, so to everybody who requested it, I'm sorry about the delay! 
I tried the Angel Delight lip cream back in October, and have raved about it since. Since then, I have purchased and tried out all the other colours so here is a full review of them all, with swatches (I apologise for the sloppy application in my pictures, I was in a hurry to get the photos done before it got dark haha).

 L-R: 1. Cotton Candy, 2. Powder Puff, 3. Fairy Cake, 4. Angel Delight

 L-R: 1. Cotton Candy, 2. Powder Puff, 3. Fairy Cake, 4. Angel Delight

 
 1. Cotton Candy
This is a lovely blue- toned pink colour. It is very pigmented and only takes one coat to get pretty Barbie pink lips.

 2. Powder Puff
This is the one that I am least impressed with, but I do think it could work for other people. I wish that I could give it a good review because it is actually a lovely nude colour that is perfect for my skin tone. It might be because it is a pale colour and there is less pigment in it, or it might be the fact that my lips are already quite pigmented, but the colour just didn't want to show up on my lips. The above picture took a few goes of applying, waiting for it to dry and then applying again. I also found that it clung to all the dry bits on my lips. Not attractive. I think this is better for people with a naturally paler lip colour.

3. Fairy Cake
I love this colour and I think I will get a lot of use out of it in Spring/ Summer. It is a very pretty coral pink colour. It is slightly more orange-toned than what is showing up on the photograph (see the swatch at the top for a more accurate representation), but it isn't over-powering and doesn't make your teeth look yellow. It is also very pigmented and the colour shows up nicely in one coat.

 4. Angel Delight.
This is my most used colour, and the first one I tried. I have loved using it over the winter months as it is natural, but not too pale like Powder Puff which could make me look a bit lifeless. It looks a little bit scary in the tube, at first I wondered if I would look a little bit odd wearing a brown lip colour, but it is actually really subtle, just a darker nude colour.

What I love the most about Cream Puffs is that they are matte (my favourite lipstick formulation) but they are also very moisurising. With the exception of Powder Puff, none of these cling to the dry, flaky bits of my lips. When applying them, however, they can be quite streaky, so the best way I find to apply them is not to just swipe the wand across your lips, but to use it to dab the product on and then dab it in to your lips with your finger.
These lip creams have a very sweet, vanilla-y smell, which doesn't bother me, I think it is quite nice, but of course it isn't for everybody.
Cream Puffs aren't the most long-lasting of lip products, but I guess that is reflected in the price. You will get a good 2-3 hours wear before it needs reapplying.

Collection 2000 Cream Puffs are normally just £2.99 each so they are very affordable and I definitely recommend that you try them out, but they are on offer in Superdrug at the moment at 2 for £4.99 (and 2 for £5 in Boots) so if you want to try out a couple of the colours, now is the best time to purchase them!

Or, if you fancy the chance of winning Fairy Cake and Cotton Candy, they are included as part of the prize for my giveaway, which you can enter here! :)

Have you tried the Collection 2000 Cream Puffs?

39 comments:

  1. I love the colour Powder puff but i have extremely dry lips! I love angel cake too!

    I might have to pick a few of these up

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    1. Just make sure you exfoliate and moisturise your lips well before you apply it! :) x

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  2. Love the look of Cotton Candy :D x

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  3. ive tried this in fairy cake and was pleasantly surprised! i think itll be my go to colour in spring :)

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  4. These look great, I've heard so many people raving about these but still haven't tried them. Must purchase soon xx

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  5. Great Post!! I tried these once before and the product dried up in the tube really quickly after I bought them! Maybe I should give them another go xx

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    1. Aww no :/ that hasn't happened with mine, maybe you picked up a dud tube :( x

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  6. Powder puff looks really lovely on you:) Great post and blog. Now following:)

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  7. Fairy cake looks lovely, definitely one for the summer

    xx

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    1. Definitely going to be wearing it lots this Summer :) x

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  8. I've only tried Cotton Candy - I reeeally want to try Fairy Cake and Angel Delight too!

    Fairy Cake looks soo moisturising <3

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    1. Purchase them whilst they're still on offer! I love both Fairy Cake and Angel Delight :) x

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  9. I've not tried any Powder Puff's yet but the Fairy Cake looks gorgeous. You have perswaded me to get these haha. Great post hunni x

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    1. Haha I'm glad I managed to persuade you :P I doubt you will regret it if you buy them :) x

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  10. These look nice, especially loving the colour of Fairy Cake xx

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  11. yet another great review. Really want to try these, love the look of fairy cake. x

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    1. Thanks sweet :) You should try them! :) x

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  12. Fairy Cake looks gorgeous for summer. I still haven't tried any of these yet as I was worried they would be really drying but I think I will give them a go!
    x

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    1. They're actually really moisturising, especially for a matte product :) x

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  13. Angel Delight looks great on you!

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  14. I think the pink tones are much nicer than the nude tones! I have powder puff and I liked it in the shop but once I brought it home, I didn't like it at all :( story of my life! might have to go back to Boots and try out the others :) xxxx

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    1. I think a lot of people are disappointed by Powder Puff :( definitely try out the others, they're much easier to work with :) x

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  15. Amazing colors! Wish I could get my hands on Collection 2000 :( *cries a river* xxx

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    1. Aww, it's a shame you can't get them :( enter my giveaway aha :) x

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  16. I keep meaning to pick one of these up - cotton candy is a lovely shade xx

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  17. I love the look of these and am desperate to pick a few up. Powder Puff is my favourite.

    x

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    1. Go and try them out, they're worth it :) x

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  18. I love these so much! Great to have in your handbag just in case. Love cotton candy :)

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    x

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    1. Yeah, I agree :) Cotton Candy is really pretty x

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  19. I have and Ive done a review of it too.. I think they make the lips look a bit too flaky though.. but they come in nice colours..x

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    1. Aww, that's a shame :/ I don't have that problem, except with Powder Puff... I agree that the colours are realy pretty though :) x

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  20. Cotton Candy and Fairy Cake look gorgeous! I really need to get my hands on these. Good job Boots.com have a 3 for 2 on eh? Think I might take advantage of this. :P

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