So after a few days hiatus, I’m back with a little look at the new No7 Summer Collection.
Shade wise, it’s a really unusual set of colours for Summer and most definitely something a bit different from the normal bronzes and teals! Dusky Pinks and plums are unusual, but beautiful and are complemented by some pops of brighter colour.
Starting with the No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Trio in Tea Party (£9.50)*
Mauve grey, dusky pink and deep, dirty plum suit either day or evening and look beautiful on either pale or bronzed skin. It looks great it if you apply the grey-ish shade all over, adding the pink over the top for a shimmering finish, you can add as much or as little of the plum shade as you like for day or evening. It’s a versatile palette, which can create pretty pink shimmering looks as well as deep smokey looks.
The other item I was sent was the No7 Gel-Look Shine in Rose Gold (£7)*
I personally wouldn’t call this a rose gold, it’s more of a bronze shade but there are definite hints of rose gold in there (see the first photo for a shot of the bottle). My nails are not in a good state right now so you’ll have to forgive the lack of swatches on my nails and settle for the swatch above. I know it looks a bit brush-strokey, but trust me when I tell you that with a little care, its easy to get a nice finish on your nails, with no brush strokes. I don’t find the nail polishes last terribly long on me, but its fair to say that could be because of the condition of my nails. There are also polishes in Pink Grapefruit and Bluebell which looks like a gorgeous cornflower blue.
There’s also a High Shine Lip Crayon in shade Pink Petal. I don’t have this one to try but I have a couple of other shades and these pencils are gorgeous, lightly moisturising and a gorgeous shine.
The collection is available now exclusively in Boots and Boots.com.
*Items received free of charge for review purposes.