We were treated to delicious sandwiches containing rose petals and honey and Brie sandwiches with walnuts. These were followed by scones and the cutest bitesize chocolate desserts. This was just perfect to preview the make-up and have a chat and mini makeover with makeup artist Athena Skouvakis.
I must admit Collection 2000 is one of those makeup ranges I had noticed in the shops but never taken a closer look at or even bought from. I think I have been missing out,these are such great value on-trend products and in nice packaging!
I am most excited by and have been wearing nearly every day since...
Shimmer Shades - £3.99 each
I love, love, love these quads.
The one on the left is Way To Glow - this is a really nice light bronzer if you swirl your bronzer brush all over the quad. I have found it to be really natural and not too shimmery. I like the way it brightens my skin, as there are four shades you achieve a multi-tonal look as opposed to a flat colour. You can also use each shade alone or even as eye-shadows if you so wish. The lightest colour can be used as a highlighter on the brow bone which is what Athena used on me on the day. My summer essential, great for a sculpted appearance!
On the right is Blushalicious - I was really impressed with this blusher, this has great pigmentation. It can be layered for a more intense colour but as a pink blusher it is really rather fabulous. Once again I found the beauty of the quad is it can be swirled together or each shade used individually..
I have applied the blush over the bronzer here
Another favourite of mine was the new range of matt cream lip puffs in a lip-gloss style applicator tube.
Cream Puff Lip Cream £2.99
I received Cotton Candy, however they are available in 3 other gorgeous neutral shades. I am going to pick up nude (Powder Puff) and coral (Fairy Cake)as soon as these are in the shops as they are such great value.
The gloss like applicator
This applies like a dream, is wonderfully creamy, and smells deliciously like Cream Soda! I love the matt look that this provides, it makes a nice change from the many glosses that I own. They are also apparently packed with vitamins. I have been wearing the Cream puff daily and although it is matt with a powder finish it feels so nice on the lips, not drying at all.
This was taken with flash
In natural light
In the shops now are Hot Looks - The Summer collection of polishes which actually I cannot believe the price of. These are just £1.79!
A pretty collection of pastel colours, I have already made one of these my NOTD. They are creamy, easy to apply and fast drying. Look out for more NOTD featuring the range.