Well in Bletchley I have a small Superdrug that when I've been in there it always quiet and for once not everything has been used. So on my way back from Baby Gym with the little one I popped in for a look around and was drawn to the foundation.
Now L and myself both struggle with foundations as we are quite pale. L has recently got herself a Bobby Brown foundation to try in Alabaster and I have been using No7 Lift & Luminate in Alabaster. But it is very hard to find brands that do such a light shade, MAC don't even do one light enough for us :(. But I noticed that they did a Vanilla 01 shade that seems lighter than their Ivory 02, which I can't wear, I look orange. So for £3.99 I though hey why not!
Now as you can see I didn't just get a foundation I ended up with a blusher and a lipstick.
The foundation I got was Naturally Radiant in Vanilla and it was £3.99. I also really struggle with foundation as I really only like a light coverage so I end up just using tinted moisturiser a lot of the time or mixing my foundation with moisturiser. I do love my No7 Lift & Luminate but I do find it a bit heavy on my face. This foundation is suppose to give a light to medium coverage, and leave you skin enriched and illuminated, it has SPF15 and comes in 6 shades. I have taken some pictures on my hand with and without the flash.
I do like it so far as it s light and I like how my skin looks with it on, but I know what I'll end up doing is mixing it with my No7 foundation (I always find I do this), but I will see how I get on! The packaging is nothing to shout home about but for the price I don't mind.
The next item I got was a lipstick from the Crystal Gloss lipsticks, I am the same about lippy as foundation I don't like anything too heavy, and I love a bit of sparkle so I was drawn to these. They are suppose to be shimmering colours with light reflecting particular, which I assume they mean the glitter in it, and they come in 9 shades. Mine is in Latte Crystal, which on the Collection 2000 website is the darkest shade, but these are not highly pigmented as you can see below. Oddly as it is called Latte, the shade is actually a bit more of a wine/plum/brown colour on my lips.
I don't normally wear dark colours at all but I really have been trying to find some I would wear, and for me this is dark but I like it on. Also as it has a glossier finish I am much happier using it, it really feels nice on and moisturises my lips a bit to. It is a bit sparkly on which I know is not to everyone tastes, but i would buy this again as it was £2.49 but I have to say I did not like any of the other shades. Also the packaging is quite alright on this lipstick, you wouldn't think it was from Collection 2000 at all, so another bonus.