What is the point of natural collection makeup?

(45 Posts)
greenteawithlemon Thu 25-Apr-13 21:05:24

I mean, who is it for?

Ie their target audience. It's surely too boring for teenagers, which is what it's price point would suggest.

The blusher is good. I think it may have been trying to be a cheaper Body Shop esque thing when it started - but my teens would no more buy their make up in the Body Shop than they would buy their clothes in Austin Reed.

bollockstoit Thu 25-Apr-13 21:11:01

It was in fashion for teenagers when I was a teenager in the 90s, but I think even then I only ever bought one or two things from it. Someone must be buying it though...

PoppyWearer Thu 25-Apr-13 21:11:34

I have been wondering that too. I didn't realise it was so cheap until I was looking for some nail polish for 4yo DD (for something for school, before anyone flames me) and lo, there it was.

I ventured into buying some concealer and powder as the ones I keep in my handbag always get wrecked, but have concluded they slide off my face within about 30 seconds of application...

greenteawithlemon Thu 25-Apr-13 21:14:14

It is very cheap! I bought a bronzer today for £2!

bollockstoit Thu 25-Apr-13 21:22:50

Maybe it's aimed at older people who have the bank balance of a teenager? Might check it out.

greenteawithlemon Thu 25-Apr-13 21:28:09

I did wonder if it was for quite young teenagers whose parents were just allowing them to wear makeup, hence the 'natural' parent-placating tag. But that seemed like too small a market share to make it viable.

BerryBlast Thu 25-Apr-13 21:35:04

The mascara is very good for everyday wear and a real bargain - I admit I am an older person, but with a smaller bank balance than my teenage DD smile

SprinkleLiberally Thu 25-Apr-13 21:36:38

They do a really excellent ivory eyeshadow which I use as an overall base. Seashell?

notwoo Thu 25-Apr-13 21:38:41

Used to be popular when I was at a fairly strict school that didn't allow noticeable make up. Had the clear mascara, concealer and a couple of eye shadows.

fridgepants Thu 25-Apr-13 21:38:48

I always thought it was for teenagers who were still a bit scared of make-up. I used to have a lovely lippy from there in the late 90s, when it somehow cost more than it does now...

The Body Shop seemed cool when I was a teenager in the 90s. Now it's fairly dull, and prices are near enough on a par with MAC.

badguider Thu 25-Apr-13 21:39:23

I think it came in when bodyshop was really popular with teenagers.
In what way is it 'boring'? many young teenagers are only allowed to wear quite subtle makeup by their parents.

cremeeggsrock Thu 25-Apr-13 21:51:08

have 2 lippys love bothsmile get compliments on them aswell.......bargain! 1 of them is bright red and fab! packaging naff though.....blush

FoundAChopinLizt Thu 25-Apr-13 21:55:26

I use the mascara all the time. I just thought it was like a 'basics' range.

YoniLovesChachi Thu 25-Apr-13 21:56:29

I like the blusher too. It's not the best quality stuff, but it's cheap enough for trial and error.

HoneyDragon Thu 25-Apr-13 21:58:40

My favourite lipstick is NC

margaritathatcher Thu 25-Apr-13 22:12:44

Err...

I have the pressed powder, concealer and mascara. The packaging is a bit naff but the product is fine. I can't really tell the difference. Used to buy Boots No 7 but I'm on a budget and it's just got too expensive.

Tis for skint people like me! The blusher is ok as is the mascara. The pressed powder is fine on me...

HoneyDragon Thu 25-Apr-13 22:28:25

Is the pressed powder good? If so I'll get some tomorrow smile

Iwantmybed Thu 25-Apr-13 22:28:31

I use the blusher and a really nice pearl Eyeshadow.

greenteawithlemon Thu 25-Apr-13 22:41:23

Not boring at all, badguider, but not really fitting with the usual teenage marketing midis operandi, like Barry M or Rimmel, which is all bright colours and glam.

MinnieBar Thu 25-Apr-13 22:44:22

Genuine question - what's the point of clear mascara?

Anonymous88 Thu 25-Apr-13 22:49:59

Love the blusher. It's the only makeup range that does a very very pale blush, all the others make me look like a drag queen (my colouring is literally white, lol), and not bad for £1.99 smile

I use the pressed and loose powder all the time, also the eye shadows and bronzers and blushers are good.

If I could I'd buy high end make up all the time, but it's so terribly hard trying to live a champagne lifestyle on a beer purse!

The foundation is utter SHITE though. Stay away!

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