I bring exciting news in the form of a lipstick, but, when is lipstick ever NOT exciting I may hear you ask... or not depending on your levels of sanity. Collection (must resist urge to type 2000) have released a new range of 'Deluxe' lipsticks which caused me to violently crouch on the floor of Superdrug to begin swatching the colours. After looking on the Collection website I found that they hold a 70% blend of lip conditioners, antioxidants and hydrating properties and are said to be creamy with a velvety finish. There are 5 shades currently available, all of which are said to be retro inspired, and so I opted for one of the pink shades, Speak Easy.
I hadn't heard a thing about these lipsticks, not a blog post, not an advert, not an email nor a pigeon bearing a letter which I find odd considering I've heard and seen so much about their recently launched Eyeshadow Pencils. I am a big fan of Collection's Lasting Colour Lipstick range as they're incredibly long-lasting and have some really nice shades and are a brand of lipsticks that I always recommend if people ask for affordable, good lipsticks. I had to try out one of their new lipsticks especially as they are currently available at an introductory price of £2.99 as opposed to their usual £3.99 in Superdrug but, strangely, I haven't yet seen them in Boots. I can't find them online at Superdrug but they are available from Boots here.
I really love the packaging of these lipsticks as they look so much more expensive than the usual black and pink plastic casing they opt for. Appearance wise they remind me of Bourjois lipsticks and the only tell-tale sign that they belong to Collection is their dotted logo on the top of the lid casing.
Speak Easy is a natural, mauve toned pink that I find is really forgiving and easy to apply without a mirror. The formula is incredibly creamy, as claimed, but is still long-lasting but not so much as the Lasting Colour lipsticks. My mum commented on how they have the same smell as lipsticks did when she was younger so if you're a fan of that smell this may please you, if like me you're completely unsure on what old lipsticks smell like then you are granted permission to absent-mindedly nod.
I'm impressed with this new range and love how soft the lipstick formula feels. The other 4 shades aren't colours that I'm too fussed about buying but I'm hoping they will release some more colours eventually (cough coral and orange).