Over the past couple of months Natural Collection have been releasing a few new products, if you know of the brand then you'll remember that all throughout them being sold in Boots they never brought anything new out. To me they were the first makeup brand I used but as I grew older the fact that they didn't change at all did make me move to other more established brands that regularly released new products. However finally this year Natural Collection have expanded their budget range and have created some new products, all whilst keeping that familiar £1.99 budget price. The new brow products look lovely but I was worried that I wouldn't find a good shade for me so I chose to try out the new highlighter sticks instead.
Like most of their other products these sticks cost only £1.99 each and the packaging has been kept the same too, simple but practical. There are 3 different shades but I only have 2 of them, Rose Glow and Coral Glow, the third one Copper Glow looked a little too dark for my pale skin. You twist up the product to use it and then you have a few different options as to how to apply it. I tried applying it directly on to my skin but I found that didn't work at all, it felt a little sticky and heavy. Since then I've been using my fingers to apply it and that has gone a lot better, the product blends out easily when you use that method and you are left with a more natural finish. I was worried about whether they would leave chunks of glitter on my face but luckily the shimmer is quite fine so it isn't too in your face.
I definitely preferred Rose Glow out of the two, it suited my pale skin really well but it did still need quite a bit of blending in so it didn't stand out too much. I found Coral Glow to be more of a blusher than a highlighter really, it's quite dark and pigmented but it does make a lovely blusher so that's okay in the end. I think if you have darker more tanned skin then all 3 shades will be perfect for you, whether it be as a highlighter or a blusher. If you have pale skin than Rose Glow will probably only be the only one that suits you as a highlighter but they are definitely worth trying I think. If they released some powder highlighters I think I would prefer them more as they tend to be more subtle, unfortunately these were just a little too dark for my skin to work as just highlighters rather than blushers.
You can buy these and the other new products in Boots stores or online here for £1.99 each.