Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick - Sweet Tart, Bubblegum and Vintage Rose Swatches & Review08:00
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Collection Cosmetics decision to be stocked at Countdown supermarkets is part genius and part evil, since the brand relaunched on kiwi shores in 2014 I always find myself taking a peek at the stand for a little treat to throw in with the groceries! I have three of their Lasting Colour lipsticks to show you today, which is an affordable range of pigmented and on trend shades.
Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs
The Collection Lasting Colour range is supposed to be a 'long lasting lipstick that locks colour to lips all day' and have a 'soft, smooth formula'. They're lightly creamy with a medium amount of slip, smooth application and mostly opaque to full coverage colour. I've now tried all but two of the eleven shades in the range and the wear time is generally very good but they don't truly offer all day wear. I believe six or seven hours is the maximum I've had with some of the darker colours. The three reviewed today wore for three and a half to five and a half hours without being drying or feathering, though I did notice some settling into lip lines with two of them. These lipsticks have a sweet, plasticky scent.
The packaging is glossy black plastic with hot pink accents and a traditional teardrop shaped lipstick bullet. The name labels at the base of the tube are coloured to match each lipstick shade.
Sweet Tart is a medium coral pink. It has mostly opaque colour pay off and a semi glossy finish but settles into lip lines noticeably. It wears for three and a half hours without being drying and leaves behind a light tint when the colour has largely worn away.
Bubblegum is a light, cool toned pink with subtle shimmer. Like Sweet Tart, Bubblegum was prone to settling into lip lines although to a lesser degree. I really enjoyed wearing it though, it's super fun and very similar to Lime Crime Great Pink Planet and MAC Saint Germain. It wore for three and a half hours, didn't feather or dry out my lips.
Vintage Rose is a warm rosewood shade with fine silver shimmer. I really like this colour on me, it's super flattering and the colour pay off is fantastic. Vintage Rose wore for five and a half hours without being drying or migrating.
What I liked:
- Vintage Rose has great colour pay off
- Bubblegum and Sweet Tart have mostly opaque colour pay off
- Wear time ranges between three and a half to five and a half hours
- Non drying
What I didn't like:
- Sweet Tart and Bubblegum settle into lip lines
- Not all day colour as described
Where to buy:
- Countdown supermarkets, RRP $14.99NZD
Have you tried Collection's Lasting Colour lipsticks?
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