Sunday, 6 May 2012

No7 Limited Edition Spring 2012 Collection

No7 Ltd Ed Spring 2012 Collection
No7 Vital Enlightening Highlighter
No7 Vital Brights Lipstick Blossoming Pink
OK, so I know I'm so late with posting about this little collection from No7, but I have been using the lipstick so much lately that I thought I would dedicate a post to it.

Each season Boots No7 often bring out a new limited edition make-up collection, so of course Spring 2012 was no different. It consisted of a highlighter powder, eyeshadow palette, two lipsticks and two cream blushes. When trying to use up my £5 off No7 vouchers a couple of months ago, I picked up the Blossoming Pink lipstick and the highlighter powder in my local Boots store for only £6.50 in total! God I love a good bargain!

I have been mostly using the lipstick over the last month or so, because it is such an easy-to-apply, go-to sort of colour that I can grab and slap on, without a mirror, if I'm in a rush.

Left - Highlighter swatch, Right - Blossoming Pink swatch
Blossoming Pink Lip swatch - Left in natural light, Right with flash
As you can see from the swatches, it hardy alters your natural lip colour at all. Blossoming Pink is what I would describe as a soft natural pink, it ever so slightly lightens my natural tone and I love the fact that it's quite sheer - I'm not a huge fan of block colour or highly pigmented lip colours as I have an irrational fear of touching my mouth and smearing it all over my face without realising! It's not drying, in fact it feels a little moisturising, but due to it's sheerness its staying power isn't particularly good. But I expected that so it's not too much faff as a quick slick is all you need to reapply.

The highlighter I have used less so, more for a general all over dusting when I feel a bit low and my skin reflects that. I love the soft golden shimmer it adds to my skin - as I tend to over-mattify, my skin can look a little flat at times so this is great to add a little lift and glow.

I'm particularly looking forward to No7's Summer Collection which I spotted on Jen's blog post at A Beauty Junkie in London especially the two glitter polishes....

Vital Brights Lipstick retails at £10.00
Vital Enlightening Highlighter retails at £6.50
The No7 Spring 2012 Collection is still available at Boots.com (although some colours are out of stock). Failing that, raid a few of your local Boots stores, you'll probably find they have some still left in stock somewhere (the retail parks are usually your best bet).

Disclaimer - The above products were bought by myself, on a whim, with the added bonus of using a couple of £5 off No7 vouchers that I received, again through my own purchases. I have not been compensated in any way for this review and it is 100% honest as always. Enjoy!
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