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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Festival Beauty with Natural Collection*

Purse-friendly high-street make-up brand Natural Collection have the perfect selection of products if you're heading off to a festival this summer! From lip to lashes, right down to your fingertips, they've got you covered... Did you catch my post on how Natural Collection can help you #GetGlowing this summer? That post has some fab basics for any festival look, but here a few more bits which will add to it!
Sure, Tinted Moisturiser is great for evening out your skintone, but when you're short on sleep, drinking one too many, and maybe not eating the most balanced of diets, a touch of concealer can be a godsend! Natural Collection's Cover-Up Stick* (£1.99) has a limited shade range with a choice of only two, but it has a lovely creamy formula and a decent level of coverage - it's perfect for disguising under-eye circles, and the shade 'Fair' is actually a pretty perfect match for me. This is easy enough to apply straight from the bullet and blend out, either with (clean!) fingers or, my preference, a dampened beauty sponge. I think you can see below it brightens up my eye area quite nicely! I then set the whole lot with powder, and add a touch of colour with a combination of blusher and bronzer.
British festivals are well-known for unreliable weather (at best!) so a waterproof mascara is a bit of a no-brainer, really; Natural Collection's Waterguard Mascara* (£1.99) comes in Black or Brown/Black and, whilst it's not the most volumising mascara I've ever used, it does work well to add length and definition to my lashes. The brush is a traditional fibre one rather than any of this new-fangled plastic business, which I find much easier to use. My only concern would be that removal might be a bit tricky at a festival - being waterproof, you really need an oil-based remover to be in with a chance!
Meanwhile, Natural Collection's Tinted Lip Balm* (£1.99) is perfect for hydrating your lips and adding a hint of non-sticky colour; I have the shade 'Caribbean Crush' which is a sheer-but-pretty pink colour, but there are four other options available.
For me, the only thing I'd need to add to make this a completely wearable day-to-day look would be a brow product; thankfully, Natural Collection have recently launched a range of brow products, priced at £1.99 each, so all is not lost! Of course, it wouldn't be a festival make-up look without glitter and/or neon face paint, but when it comes to the basics, Natural Collection have you covered!
And when it comes to your nails... Natural Collection Nail Colour* (£1.99) has 22 shades to offer; this is 'Hibiscus', the perfect neon-pink, which was opaque in two coats and dried super-quickly to a lovely glossy finish. Sadly it chipped really quickly on my nails (within a few hours), although that might be improved with a top coat... But if not, at that price, you'll not be afraid to take it with your for touch-ups!
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All in all, I think these products would be great choices to take to a festival, mainly because their low price-points mean you wouldn't be too worried about losing them - I for one wouldn't want to take a £30+ foundation to a festival! The Cover-Up Stick in particular works really well for me, and the Waterguard Mascara looks great on my lashes. What are your festival beauty must-haves? Would you be popping any Natural Collection products in your festival make-up bag?

[*Product provided for consideration.]


  1. I haven't tried the naturals collection so it was lovely to see a whole face using the brand. I was impressed with the results especially the concealer. k x

  2. I haven't tried anything from the natural collection for ages x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  3. I agree with Abracadabra girl, the concealer looks great on you :)
    never been to ta festival before, but i can imagine that this make up would be ideal, plus the fact if it gets lost or something, it hasnt cost the earth!
    My daughter has alot of the lip glossses and likes them :)

  4. Looks very fresh and natural without breaking the bank, what more could a girl want?

  5. Really like the look of the concealer!


  6. Oh my goodness, I have not seen this brand in years. I used to own everything natural collection except for nail polish which I didnt know they sold. I love this collection

  7. I am really impressed with the results you got from such affordable products! The concealer is particularly lovely. I'll definitely have to check out some of Natural Collection's products :)

    Beth x

  8. I am yet to try this brand. Will look out for the products in Boots.

  9. I love Natural Collection - cant beat their prices x

  10. I haven't tried natural collection makeup in ages! the nail polish looks fab :)

  11. Oh I love that nail polish! So pretty! H x

  12. I haven't tried this brand before but I LOVE the nail colour - what a pretty pink :)

  13. I like that the makeup is exactly how the name said -natural- which is great when you want light fresh coverage in the summer.

  14. I absolutely love Natural Collection lipglosses and nail varnishes! I have used them for SO MANY YEARS! :)

  15. I love your natural look there. The lip gloss and nail polish are definitely two little things I would add to my makeup bag!


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