Gorgeous collection from No7 for Spring…the very title of the collection, Ballerina Beauty, conjures up ethereal, light, pretty and spring-like colours and that is indeed what No7 Creative Director, Lisa Eldridge has conjured up for us this season.
You need to get your base right for this look and for that you’ll need the No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream (£12.95).
Given my current skin issues I’ve not actually tried this one out yet which is a shame, but I’m currently sticking to things I know from experience won’t cause my skin to flare up. I’m saving this one though for better days in the future.
Once you’ve got your base sorted it’s time to start on the eyes. There are two Stay Perfect Eyeshadow shades in the collection, Innocence and Wheatsheaf (£7 each). I have Wheatsheaf.
A very light wash of colour for me, with just a hint of shimmer. Very pretty it is too. It’s a little washed out by sunlight in the photograph before but the shade is a peachy beige shade, whereas I believe innocent is a white-ish shade.
Then you need to add your liner. In this case the No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Eye Liner (£8)
The finest felt pen style liner I think I’ve ever used! I’m still absolutely rubbish at applying it, but it’s very impressive and very black. You can see both of the above in the two pictures below.
Then there’s the lashes… Extravagant Lash (£7.50)
Extravagant they are indeed! I have to confess I’ve not put these on yet! I took one out and held it up to my eye and it looked so big and scary I chickened out. I’m not a false lashes kind of girl, I only wear them once a year, but these are very fluttery indeed!
Moving onto the start product in my opinion, the Ballerina Beauty Blush Palette (£12)
So so pretty! Lovely sturdy compact that screams quality. I find this blush to be very pigmented (I suppose it’s the darkest of the pinks in the fan shape that adds the most colour) and the first time I wore this, I majorly over did it… since then I’ve used less and this is a perfectly pretty pink flush of colour. It’s absolutely gorgeous. And such a beautiful looking product to own!
Then there’s the lovely Moisture Drench Lipstick in Waterlilly (£9.50)
My second favourite thing in the collection. A beautiful lipstick, a gorgeous shade and a lovely soft shiny (but not glossy) finish, and fully opaque, although it is very easy indeed to apply lightly to get a softer finish. It feels really beautifully moisturising too.
Finally the nails, there are two nail varnishes, Get Wed and Tip Toes (£6 each).
I’ve not yet tried these out, my nails are very short and not in a good enough condition for me to want to photograph for the blog, but both shades are very pretty, lightly shimmering and perfect for the Spring. I don’t find the wear time too great on No7 polishes in general, but I’ll be trying these out as soon as I can with my best base and top coats. I want to wear them!
So there we have it, a beautiful Spring collection from No7, here’s my full face, minus the BB Cream and Lashes!
I know, I look absolutely nothing like a delicate ballerina, but I certainly feel set for Spring!
Anything here take your fancy? I think it’s a really beautiful collection, full of stand alone items that are staples!
Available now from No7 counters and of course www.boots.com
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