REVIEW: 17 vs. Natural Collection Blusher

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Recently, my posts have admittingly been rather poor. I am desparate to make it up to all you beautiful followers, by trying to post some quality posts, or what I think to be quality anyway. So, today I shall be reviewing two blushers I picked up from Boots, yesterday.

 Whilst in Boots, I picked up the 17 blusher in China Pink and the Natural Collection Blusher in Sweet Cheeks. I had read many positive reviews on the Natural Collection blusher and as it was only £1.99, I didnt see any harm in 'investing'. The 17 blusher I decided to buy after borrowing my sisters, I loved it and thought it was a really good blush, again it was very cheap and cost about £3.49.
 Sadly, before I even got the Natural Collections blusher out of my bag, the pan had fallen out of the pot. If this had been an expensive product, I would have asked for a refund, however, it cost me very little and I couldnt see the point in taking it back. Im sure many other people would have done.
 Both Blush's look quite similar on a first glance, yet, they're two completly different types. Firstly, the 17 blush contains sparkles and is rather shimmery whereas the Natural Collection's blush is a matte powder. The 17 blush is also very 'barbie' pink, in the respect that it is a rather more 'in your face'. I haven't described that very well at all. Whereas, the Natural Collections is more of an 'English Rose' colour, a natural rosy colour.

Upon the skin, the 17 blusher (who's packaging looks very similar to MAC) is very shimmery and gives a rather 'fake' looking blush to the skin, in my opinion, compared to the Natural Collections blusher which enhances the skin's natural rosiness and looks very natural and subtle. I have to say on swatches the Natural collection blush looks very peachy whereas the 17 applies just as it looks, (yet with more shimmer).
top: 17     Bottom: Natural Collection
So, if you're looking for an affordable blush, which is rather shimmery and 'barbie' pink, I would reccomend the 17 blusher, in China Pink. Whereas, if you're looking for a very natural and subtle blusher which enhances the natural skintone, then I would completly reccomend the Natural Collection blush in Sweet Cheeks.

Both Blushers come in many more shades, so just click on the links above to view the colour charts.

78 comments:

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  2. I have the Natural collection blusher as my every day work blusher and I agree with your comments that it is very natural and minimal in appearance, sometimes I think its too natural looking. I go between that one and a more reddy one by Sleek. Great review though!

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  3. I love the natural collection! It's such a bargain and I think they're really good quality products for the price! And they have a lovely collection of eyeshadows and eyeshadow duos!

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  4. These look lovely! Wish we had these brands in the states! I love anything described as 'English Rose.' I recently did a makeup swap with a lovely blogger in England and she sent me a 17 Blush & Glow in Strawberry Swirl (a blusher and highlighter.) Very pretty too! Have you tried any cream blushes? xx

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  5. So glad I read this - I had been eyeing up that 17 China Pink because I wanted a blue toned matte "china doll" pink - I'd actually just written about this on my blog a couple of days ago! But now you have pointed out it has shimmer in it, I know it is not the kind of thing I am after. So thank you for this post - genuinely very very useful for me! xx

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  6. Love Natural Collection blushes! Peach Melba is to die forrrrr.
    xxx


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  7. Great post! I've always used the No17 blusher but in Plum Puff and don't find it too shimmery but I am now keen to try out other blushes so this is great thanks :)

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  8. thanks for the comment...
    like the blush...lovely shade..

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  9. I love Natural Collection! I have the bronzer in sunshine and I think that for the money they are fab products!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  10. Beautiful blush! :) Such a pretty shade :)

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  11. Love reviews like this! Love a bargain. Very helpful and very nice pictures. Keep it up lovely!

    Liz
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    xxx

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  12. great review hun!
    i like the swatches too, and the clear photos that you've got for us.. thanks ^^
    hope i can find those lovely babies here in my country.
    thanks for sharing^^

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  14. So informative! Great info. Adorable blog, too.

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  15. Fab blog! Excellent review, too.

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  16. OMG..I'm a Robert Sheehan fan too!

    I liked the info on this post.

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  17. Such a great colours!!
    I wish i wasn`t allergic on 17 mke up :/ x

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  18. they're in a very lovely shade, i love the english rose colour for blushes :)
    really nice review by the way! xx

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  19. Ooo, it's so adorable! Can't wait to see how it'll look on you!


    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  20. I like this blusher!! It was cheap aswell, like 3 for five pounds or something when I got it.
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  21. That's a shame about the pan coming out from the package!! Otherwise, they look very pretty. xx

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  22. Nice blusher comparison - I need to invest in new make up, but being a cash-strapped student and all I have to do it CHEAPLY, so this post has really helped!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog, feel free to visit again sometime.
    xx
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  23. I love natural collection, their products are absolutely amazing, and good value!
    I've only ever tried Gosh nail varnish but I think I'm gonna give this concealer a go! xxx

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  24. I love the Natural Collection blushers, they're good quality for the price! x

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  25. I love this colour of Blush ! :D
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  27. I prefer the Natural Collection one, it would look lovely on olive skin

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    love it!

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    Check mine and may we can follow each other
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  30. Your blog is my new obsession! great posts and lovely to read (:

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  31. i really like the peach tone ;)

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Both pinks are so pretty! I really like the pink one. I think it would be great in the summer.

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  34. ahh I wish we had the 17 brand where I live!

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  35. ahh I wish we had the 17 brand where I live!

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    -ariel* xoxo

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  36. Great reviews! I never seem to look at Natural Collection these days but may have to check out this blush!
    x

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  37. Ah brilliant... i've been looking for a nice pink blush for a while now. Lovely Post! x

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  38. m natural collection blushers always fell out of the plastic holder! cheap for a reason I guess!

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    Em xx

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  39. i actually really like 17 products! Xx

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  40. This was a really good and helpful blogpost thanks :) xx

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  41. I love neutral blushes! Great choices. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and I am now following. Feel free to follow my blog if you like.

    Lynn

    CARMEN VOGUE

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  42. If you have a glue gun/any other strong glue, just put a few dots on the bottom of the Natural Collection blush pan, sorted! :)
    xxx
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  44. Nice post, thanks for sharing :) I really like the colours of the blushes

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  47. The natural collection one is a gorgeous colour! I think i might 'invest' too haha :) thank you for the lovely comment on mine :D xoxo

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  48. I have 17's China Pink and I absolutely adore it! I haven't tried anything from Natural Collection, but I think I'll have to pick a few things up :) xx

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  49. You have a great blog. Dont forget to give us your comment to my blog here.

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  50. I bought that 17 blusher a few weeks ago and I love it!

    I'm officially a follower! I love your blog!

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    LoveFaye xoxo

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  51. Thanku for ur sweet coment : ) and thanks for fillowing.i wil do so bak!xxx

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  52. I have the 17 blush! I have been using it eversince I bought it about 3 months ago. I would love to try blushes from the Natural Collection brand since they are very inexpensive!


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  53. Those are both lovely shades! (:

    - Jaimie
    fawnandfoe.blogspot.com

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  54. Hi Dolly!
    I just wanted to thank you for your lovely comment and return the favour. You have a beautiful blog going on here, and I am happy to now follow you! I am also following you on Twitter. I hope you will follow me and my blog back? xxx
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  55. I love blush! These actually look really nice! Have a wonderful sunday!

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  56. I have a natural collection blush and I can't believe how good it is for only £2! Mine hasn't even fallen out of the pan, and even so I would just glue it in. Definitely going to buy a few more! Great review x

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  57. I'm liking the 17 blush. I really want to go on a "drugstore" makeup binge.
    x

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  58. Thanks :)

    i love this blush!

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  59. I am a sucker for all pink blushes, I keep buying them, so thanks for sharing these ! Kisses

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  61. Thanks for the comment hun xx the top is form H&M conscious collection!

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  62. Hey thanks for checking out my blog and your comment earlier :) I love natural collection. I used the bronzers all through summer because they are actually really good considering how cheap they are!
    Abigail xx

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  63. I love this shade. absolutely love it <33..pinky and coralish~

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  64. That is one good review of blushers...

    I like my blush to look natural and blends well with my skin. I don't go for the shimmery types especially for day use.

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  65. Thanks for your comment on my Florence post :) Can't wait for her new album. I read this blog post a few days ago and took your advice and bought the natural collection blusher. Now an avid follower, looking forward to future posts.

    Thanks again!

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  66. I really liked those blushes. Very adorable.

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  67. I have the one from Natural collection but it doesnt last for a long time. However the price is really low so its fair enough..
    I'm following you. I really liked your blog.Its so cute and girl-ish.
    kisses
    x

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  68. very informative :)

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  69. Thanks for the great review, I'm always on the look out for a new blusher. I have a 17 blusher and its really good. It proves that even if something is cheap it can still look good! XxxX
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  70. I've been looking for the natural collections blush all over! where did you get?

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