Collection Naturally Matt Foundation

Collection Cosmetics recently launched their Naturally Matt Foundation here in New Zealand, and sent some to me to review. I typically don’t wear matte foundations, but I decided to give this a try in the interests of being a good beauty blogger. I’m glad I did, as it’s a lovely foundation – not chalky or dry like other matte foundations that I’ve tried previously. I’m not entirely sure why it’s ‘matt’ as opposed to ‘matte’ – it makes me think it’s a boy which is kind of funny.

Collection Naturally Matt foundation

“Mineral enriched for a fresh flawless complexion”

collection naturally matt foundation 2 ivory
My shade of choice

The range of shades in the Collection Naturally Matt Foundation is limited – they are Porcelain 1, Ivory 2, and Cool Beige 3. However, I read online that they have an expanded shade range in the UK so perhaps it will make it’s way here eventually. I have been wearing Ivory 2, which matches my cool light skin tone (MAC NW20 for reference)


When I wear the Collection Naturally Matt Foundation I typically apply it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to obtain a smooth and even finish. It has a light to medium coverage, depending on how heavily you apply it. I make use of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium 2 in order to ensure my blemishes are fully covered. In the photos below, I’m only wearing the foundation – no primer, concealer, or anything else.

Collection Naturally Matt foundation on face

My cheeks and jaw are where I have the most acne, and hyper-pigmentation from previous breakouts, so I could have done with more coverage there

collection matt foundation 2
Side profile, to show coverage

Here I am with a full face of makeup – I’ve added concealer, a touch of powder, blush, as well as eye and lip products.

Collection matt foundation full face


Collection naturally matte foundation

The Collection Naturally Matt Foundation is sold at Countdown supermarkets in NZ and has an RRP of $15.99. For international stockists visit Collection Cosmetics here. I’m quite impressed by this foundation, especially considering the affordable price.


Product provided for review



  • Great review! It’s funny because I think you are so beautiful without the makeup 😀

    • Haha, you haven’t seen me bare faced! Actually maybe you have if you diligently follow me online. Thank you 🙂

  • looks cool. You are very pretty Lena. I like collection cosmetics concealers a lot…

  • Nice look beautiful.

  • I wish there was a shade 1.5 1 is too light and 2 is too dark for me! I love their concealer in shade 1 though!

    • Oh that’s a pain! You could mix them together I suppose but ain’t nobody got time for dat.

  • omg i didnt even notice is says matt and not matte until you pointed it out hahaha!! it looks lovely on you, great review 🙂

    ♥ Ellen #NZblogger


    • Now you’ll never not notice it haha! I was so confused, I was like….don’t they mean matte? I still would love to know why. Thanks Ellen <3