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Natural Make Up with Natural Collection

After years of contouring, strobing, baking, matte pouts and Scouse brows, 2017’s beauty trends will see us adopting a more natural look.

Feminine, ethereal and minimalist were the make up looks that dominated the SS17 catwalks. It’s all about letting your natural beauty shine through and focusing on one statement feature such as striking eyes or bright lips.

This is where the rather fabulous Boots Natural Collection comes in. I’m a huge fan of this brand (I recently shared my day to evening make up look using their range) and have been using it for months.

Natural Collection’s products as their name suggests are designed to give you an au natural look, making them the ideal brand to update your make up bag this year. What’s more, not only are they incredible quality, they’re also unbelievable value too with each product retailing at just £1.99 a piece! A welcome saving this January hey?!

Here’s the lowdown on my must-buy Natural Collection beauty products for 2017 as I work a cat eye with neutral lip:


Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks

Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks, £1.99

Natural Collection’s blusher is perfect for giving your cheeks a rosy glow, as well as subtle definition.

I opted for the ‘sweet cheeks’ shade (there are 6 shades in total to choose from), perfect for brightening up my olive complexion. To create a natural ‘flush’, I used a medium sized, fluffy brush (and gently swiped the blush over each of my cheeks a couple of times. My brush of choice is from the Real Techniques Core Collection Range (also from Boots).

Creating a natural Look with blusher

Natural Collection Eye Lines Pencil

Natural Collection Eye Lines Pencil, £1.99

Earlier I mentioned how 2017 is all about creating a natural look while focusing on one statement feature such as eyes or lips. The Natural Collection Eye Lines Pencil is my number one choice for creating Sophia Lauren’s iconic cat eyes. I’ve always found kohl easier than liquid liners when creating the cat eye look and this one offers a smooth and bold application offering the same impact as gel. And it lasts!

It’s available in 2 shades – soft brown and black.

Creating a cat eye look using kohl pencil

Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara

Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara, £1.99

To finish off this look, I then used Natural Collection’s Lash Build Mascara, which extends and volumizes lashes without clumping.

I simply applied two to three layers for lush lashes, not forgetting my bottom lashes too.

Applying Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara

Natural Collection Sheer Natural Lipstick

Natural Collection Sheer Natural Lipstick, £1.99

For a beautifully natural pout, you can’t go wrong with Natural Collection’s Sheer Natural Lipstick which gives lips a hint of colour with a subtle sheen.

I opted for the shade, ‘sand castle’, a stunning nude pink which is very wearable shade day-to-day, on me. The lipstick itself glides on easily and gives wonderful coverage.

Lifestyle blogger Honest Mum applies natural collection lipstick

Natural Collection Tinted Lip Balm

Natural Collection Tinted Lip Balm, £1.99

Of course, the piece de resistance of any pout is soft, moisturised lips, right? Matte lips were huge in 2016 thanks to a certain Jenner sister but in 2017 we’ll be seeing a return to a more youthful glossy lip. Applying a light layer of this tinted lip balm either on its own or over lipstick makes for a subtle, soft lip.

I opted for Passionfruit Punch, a natural pink shade to make my husband Peter wink 😉

Lifestyle and beauty blogger Vicki Psarias of Honest Mum adds Natural Collection Tinted Lip Balm

Natural Pout

So what do you think of my natural look?

And the cost of this haul? A grand total of £9.95! Yup folks you heard right…5 pieces of fab make up for less than a tenner! Something to smile about hey!

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Disclaimer: I’m working with Boots and BritMums in a paid relationship, showcasing the Natural Collection makeup, the simple, affordable and easy-to-use line. Find out more here.


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32 Responses

  1. Sally Mitchell

    A Very feminine makeup look! Thank you for sharing this post with us. I haven’t really tried any boots natural collection before but seeing the pictures on this blog and reading the description of each beauty product, makes me want to try them real soon. The price is cheap too! Which among the boots natural collection is your favorite?

  2. Alexandra | Mrs Hodgson

    Aww I used to love the natural collection. I would never have thought to purchase them again. I’m absolutely going to have a nosey next time I’m in Boots. They’re definitely a winner for starting Isis off with a natural look if she wants make-up in high school. Beautiful pics, the products look so clean and fresh, perfect for Spring.

  3. Daisy

    I used the natural collection years ago and also another one of Boots lines, which I believe was called 17. Not sure if that’s still available.

    Love the products and the look you made with them, especially the lipstick and the blush.

    I am glad that we’re going back to a more natural look. Especially the baking trend baffled me and the razor sharp contouring trend. Don’t get me started on clown contouring. Some of the pictures you see on IG are just weird and unnatural.
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  4. MyCityMyLondon

    I brought a 1.99 concealer from there-Natural collection! Beats Mac, Bobbi Brown and any other high end brand! no joke! It covers, that is all I need:)



  5. Hannah

    I used to use the Natural Collection all the time but gradually moved away from it, I’ll take a look at what they offer now!


  6. JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    Feminine, ethereal and minimalist is a fab way to describe this look. The natural look really suits you and I love the cat eye!! The Natural Collection make-up is such great value. I’m treating myself to a raspberry lipstick at the weekend! x
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  7. Nancy Baten

    Very nice! I have to search if Boots sells in the Netherlands. When I am in the UK I always stop by Boots!
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    • Honest Mum

      Hey Nancy, I’ve got the info for you. There are Boots stores in the Netherlands and customers can also order online via http://www.international.boots.com, but unfortunately Natural Collection is not available via either route. Natural Collection is just a UK brand.
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  8. Jacqui Paterson (@Jax2000)

    LOVE me a natural makeup look – my daily face goals are to be preened and powdered to perfection, while giving the illusion that ‘I woke up like this’. Although the downside is every time I take my makeup off my OH asks if I’m sick, haha!!! xx
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    • Honest Mum

      Haha you have amazing skin lady so I don’t believe that for a second. Really like this natural look, was so quick to do too x

  9. Michelle Reeves (Michelle Reeves Coaching)

    Wow wow wow! I’m used to seeing you with your signature bright lip but I love this natural look on your Vicki – and what amazing value! Just goes to show that you don’t need to spend a fortune to max out on the latest trends. Loving this collaboration hun, more please and video tutorials too! Hugs x
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    • Honest Mum

      Thanks darling, it was such a quick and easy look too, I’ve loved working with Boots’ Natural Collection and BritMums, adore the collection, amazing quality and value xx

  10. Becky Sparkly Mummy

    Such an amazing yet simple look with products that look like they should cost so much more than they do and with 2 teenage daughters who regularly ‘borrow from my makeup bag it’s not going to break the bank to get us all a set each. (I love your hair too btw)

    • Honest Mum

      Yay thanks darling, you guys will all love the collection, so glad you like my hair too. Straightened it for a change and loving the highlights my great friend, the amazing hairstylist Jason Collier put in for me xx

  11. Babes about Town

    You look gorgeous as always! I hardly wear makeup and so natural look is perfect for me. Tinted lip gloss, a bit of eyeliner and I’m done 😉 Love the Boots range, so affordable and also appreciate that they have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as one of their ‘faces’. You’re in fine company mama 🙂 x
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    • Honest Mum

      Love Chimamanda, what an incredible and beautiful woman and you always look gorgeous. I love this natural look. The make up is amazing quality and such great value too x

  12. your DIY family

    The natural look totally suits you – stunning. I’m a huge fan a natural, minimalist look so shall definitely be checking out the range. Sounds just my kind of thing. Thanks for sharing xx
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  13. Lizzie Roles

    Vicki I think you look absolutely beautiful! You have such a lovely complexion anyway and the nude look and boldness with the eyeliner make those brown eyes shine. I had no idea the collection was so well priced! Just stunning xoxo


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