The #YourStyleYourMood eyeshadow palette (£5.99) offers two matte neutrals and eight shimmering shades that wouldn't be out of place in Urban Decay's Naked offering. The textures are smooth and easy to work with, the pigments rich and fabulous to blend - the ten tones together combine the best of 'day to night' looks with a little plum thrown in for good measure. Although I'm not a fan of the card packaging or double ended applicator (cheap and cheerful best describes it,) at less than six quid this is less of an investment and more of a no-brainer for anyone in love with taupe tones.
I'm rather obsessed with bronzing and blusher colours right now, and the #BlushAndGlow (£4.99) quad brings together the best of both worlds - with the added bonus of a highlighter. The understated tones suit pretty much every complexion (especially my English Rose paleness!), while the highlighter just adds a subtle shimmer to the tops of cheekbones. The result is a healthy and glowing complexion that doesn't look caked in product; these ensure you're glowing from within, without giving the game away that it's all makeup.
Finally the #FaceTheDay palette (£6.99) combines the best of the other two, bringing together a blush, bronzer, highlighter and collection of eyeshadows. It allows you to get a professional make-up look with just one palette, transforming your make-up from day to night. If you're short on space, hate having too many bits and bobs floating around your dressing table, or simply want one product to cover all bases, then you really can't go wrong. I would genuinely wear every single product in this - which is somewhat of an achievement!
What's great about all three of these is their impeccable quality for their price point. I'm often used to justifying the price of a £40 eyeshadow palette, but when products like this land on my desk it's hard to continue with that thought process. It's not a secret that the majority of the retail price amongst more premium brands goes towards packaging and marketing, which is why brands such as Collection keep it simple and therefore affordable. All your money will be going directly towards the pans inside, rather than continuing a rather expensive ambassador contract or keeping a fancy packaging designer in employment. Bargain beauty isn't going anywhere soon - and neither is Collection.
Are you excited to try these new makeup products from Collection?
The new Collection face and eye palettes are available now from Boots, Superdrug and online, priced £4.99-£6.99 each.