Gorgeous packaging no?
I’m not a huge No7 fan, I’m sure I might have mentioned it in the past! When I saw the press release for this collection, created by the fabulous Lisa Eldridge, I was initially sucked into the gorgeous packaging and then I spotted the cream blushers and I was won over. Blushers are my weakness. I keep having to blog sale them because I keep buying so many but you know, I can’t resist!
So anyway, I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of items from the collection, the Vital Brightening Eye Palette (£13) and the Vital Brights Cream Blusher in Blooming Pink (£10).
Beautifully presented I’m sure you’ll agree and I haven’t swatched heavily, these were all just quick dabs of the products and then transferred onto my hand with no primer.
The Vital Brightening Eye Palette is essentially four neutral shades with a small pop of yellow… which I have to confess I didn’t manage to use in my look. I found the palette gave me a soft natural effect and the finish of each shadow is satiny I think, there is shimmer but it’s not overtly so and certainly not on the eye.
It’s soft and gentle but of course you can ramp up the depth of colour with primers and layers, they are blended out a lot on my eye. The yellow is recommended for the inner corner of your eye. It’s very pretty, not something I’m lacking in my collection but if you’re looking for a reasonably priced palette for every day eyes you won’t get prettier than this.
The Vital Brights Cream Blusher in Blooming Pink is gorgeous! It’s buildable but I find it adds a gorgeous natural flush. It unfortunately hasn’t shown up too well in the photographs, but it is there and it’s more obvious in real life, but still a subtle flush, well it is the way I’ve worn it, you can see from the swatch above what’s possible!
It’s super pretty and gorgeous and the cream finish gives it a great blendable finish. I really recommend it. My only thought is that the having pink in the name is deceptive as this is decidedly orange/red/coral toned with the merest hint of pink.
Also in the collection are a fuchsia creme blush, a gorgeous Highlighter and two lipsticks. I think I’ll be popping into Boots to have a look at the highlighter as this is the first time I’ve been really impressed with No7. I love it!
This collection is in stores now, until 6th March and available from http://www.boots.com
What do you think? I think it’s fresh and pretty. What say you?
*Disclosure – PR Samples*