Staying Perfect with Boots No7

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 16 - 2011

Whenever I buy from Boots No7, I feel like I’m taking a bit of a gamble.  Each purchase I make tends to polarise my opinion and I either end up LOVING the product… big LOVE, not just fleeting love (lip liners, exceptional definition mascara, eye mousse) or out and out hating it (most no7 foundations, shower oil).

I just don’t seem to occupy much middle ground where this brand is concerned.  With that in mind, I was curious to see how I’d like the bits I was recently sent from the range.

From left to right – Amazing Eyes Liner in black, Blush tint in 15 Blossom and Stay Perfect lipstick in 45 Tranquil Rose.

Let’s start with the liner…

Not my favourite type of application brush but perfect for thinner lines and precise flicks.  I’m a touch clumsy so generally fare better with felt tip type brushes.  Having said that, the formula is inky black, true and long-lasting.  The brush holds together beautifully to achieve dainty flicks with relative ease.

No7 Amazing Eyes Liquid Eye Liner is priced at £8.75 and available in black or brown online.

Blush sticks are always a temptation for me, they’re so portable and quick to apply.  The No7 Blush Tint in 15 Blossom is no exception, infact… it’s particularly foolproof.  It’s sheer with a non-greasy feel and applies well over both liquid and powder foundation thanks to a non-sticky, powder-finish.  I swipe this across my cheek back and forward about 5 times to build up the intensity before blending the edges with my fingers.

If you struggle with blush I can’t emphasise enough how well I think you’d get on with this product.  I’ve popped this one in my handbag because it gives me a really natural flush that I can touch up without even needing a mirror.  Really delighted with it’s performance.  I’d like to see No7 release this in more shades.

No7 Blush Tint Cream Blush is available online in Rosebud, Blossom and Clove, priced at £10.

Finally, No7 Stay Perfect lipstick in 45 Tranquil Rose.  First impressions are that it isn’t very ‘rose’ like… it’s far more vivid and corally than I’d expect for it’s name.  Second impression was a distinct “Woah!” when I applied and saw how pigmented it was… I ended up reaching for my lip brush to ensure a neat application.  If you go over the lines with this one, you’re gonna notice it!

For a long-lasting lipstick it’s remarkably creamy to apply but it will accentuate signs of lip dryness after a couple of hours.  And how about that wear?  Without eating… I achieved 5 hours of near-perfect wear but with eating… I needed to top up immediately afterward because the colour had still clung so well to the edges, it left a distinct ring!

I’m going to look into the other shades available as I do believe that Cherry might be calling my name!

No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick is available in 16 shades online, priced at £10 each.

Swatches from L-R: Amazing Eyes Liner, Stay Perfect Lipstick in Tranquil Rose and Blush Tint in Blossom.

A quick FOTD featuring the three products reviewed above.  How killer is that lipstick shade?!

Do you have any No7 staples that you return to time and time again?

22 Responses to “Staying Perfect with Boots No7”

  1. Catriona says:

    Love that lip colour! Might take a look when the next batch of £5 off vouchers are out…not that I need any more lipsticks…

    Because of all the £5 off vouchers, I find that most things in N07 are £5 overpriced. I like their hot cloth cleanser and their advanced hydration moisturisers more than any makeup item I’ve tried.

  2. Louise says:

    Liking the look of all three products. That photo of you is beautiful! x

  3. ZebyK says:

    I completely agree with you about the No7 range, I absolutely adore their mascara, but everything else I’m quite happy leaving if I’m honest! I find through lipsticks quite drying and because of my dry skin they just don’t sit well on my lips. That colour looks lovely on you though!! Xxx

  4. Grace London says:

    Woah! That’s bright for rose, especially on the lips. I do like the overall look though, very 50s vibe.

    I agree with Catriona – I’d have a hard time dropping full price on No 7 when they do 3 for 2 and those vouchers so often.

  5. Mercedes says:

    WOW! That lipstickkkkkkkk

  6. patuxxa says:

    Irony – one of my HG foundations if the No. 7 Protect & Perfect foundation, I got it on a trip to London about a year ago. On the other hand, I was totally underwhelmed by the mascara (but I don’t remember which). I did like the brand and I’ll surely stock up the next time I go to the UK 😀

  7. stacie says:

    That blush really does give you a lovely natural glow and the lipstick is lovely xoxox

  8. amina says:

    lovely retro look!
    Amina x

  9. NeenaJ says:

    You look like a 1940’s movie star!

  10. Sophie says:

    I also have a love hate relationship with No.7, i still purchase there stuff though so that i can find which of their products i like and the ones that i dont. Ive never tried there blush sticks as im not a blush stick kinda girl but your review has now swayed me to give them a try as you say it applys well over foundations, ive always had trouble with that in the past. another great review overall :) xx

  11. FragrantWitch says:

    Well hello Ms von Teese! Fab retro look- loving the lippie and the blush looks nice as well.

  12. Vijaya says:

    I love that lipstick on you! So pretty!

  13. Lilmiznutcase says:

    I really like their tinted moisturiser and my sister is having enormous success with their mascara at the moment. I had high hopes for the Spring Collection but most of it seems to be out of stock on the website. Annoyingly, Boots won’t tell me if this is because of it not being available yet or having sold out quickly. All my local shops only ever do the basic lines and never limited edition items.

  14. Lily says:

    The lipstick looks lovely! In the FOTD pic, it looks like 17 ‘Hot Chilli’ could be a darn good dupe.

  15. Bettina says:

    I am the same I either love or hate their products – love the lipsticks, not taken by the foundation or mascaras….

    I love your FOTD – you look stunning

  16. The blusher stick sounds fab, I need a handbag blusher for touch ups during the day so will definitely check this out when they next do the £5 vouchers x

  17. Yeah, that’s not rose. Still looks good, though.

    I think I’ll try out that blush stick. I prefer my blushes subtlely pigmented…

  18. Michelle says:

    Wow, that lipstick shade is so, so pretty on you!

  19. Farah says:

    I feel like No 7 is way too overpriced! I hardly ever go to the no7 counter…well maybe only if they give a £5 voucher. I do have their blush stick in clove and its lovely. Not so sheer as the one you tried. I bought it when it used to be £8, which i thought was too expensive then. Cant believe its £10 now! They definitely need to lower their prices!

  20. redtiger21 says:

    What lovely makeup on you- you look like a 1950s starlet!! I might try this liquid liner, as I’m getting sick of my Clinique gel liner, and my Avon one dried out far too quickly. I don’t tend to go for No.7 at all, as I’ve been so disappointed by their products in the past, particularly the eyeshadows, but I quite like the lipsticks. I’ve heard great things about the nude lipliner too.

  21. Nicoline says:

    You look so fresh and beautiful.

  22. Robyn says:

    Rose, my bottom! It is gorgeous, though, I’ll give it that. I’ll have to investimagate it more closely…

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