Thursday, 29 January 2015

No7 Blush & Glow Collection

No7 isn't really a brand that I gravitate towards all that often. Their prices edge towards the more expensive end of the drugstore range, and to be honest not all that much has ever caught my eye. I was, however, really intrigued by the launch of their Pop & Glow Cream Blush Sticks last year but resisted the urge - that was until I spotted their Blush & Glow collection whilst I was sales shopping.

The set includes a Pop & Glow blush in Rose Blossom, the Instant Radiance Highlighter and Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter. These would be great for travel, as you can just sweep them on and blend out with your fingers, no brushes required. What I would say with these though is go in with a light hand - it's quite easy to go overboard and apply too much pressure, and therefore too much colour, just remember it's easier to add more than it is to blend away too much! The formula of these sticks is lovely and they blend out really easily.

Rose Blossom is a really pretty colour choice for this collection. It's a really soft rose pink, which when blended out leaves a really soft flush to the cheeks. The highlighter is a really light champagne, with just a hint of shimmer to it, which again I really like. I'm not totally sold on the highlighting bronzer though. I don't think I would use it as a highlighter and it has shimmer to it, so couldn't be used as a contour - maybe I'll get more use out of it in the summer when I (hopefully) have more of a tan.

The set is currently still available here for £15, which I think is really good value considering each of the sticks retails for £9.95 on their own. I'll definitely be picking up some more blush shades next time I get a No7 voucher!

Have you tried any of the No7 blush/highlighting sticks?


  1. Those two highlighters are gorgeous! They came onto my radar a while ago and I haven't managed to pick them up but your swatches reminded me, so pretty! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. They are so pretty, and really easy to use xx

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    1. I know, the colours & the packaging are all really pretty xx

  4. The radiance highlighter is so great! I'd say a great drugstore dupe for Benefit's Watts up! Excellent value and I use it all the time in summer on my cheeks :)

    1. I'd have to agree, the No7 one is slightly lighter in colour but still a pretty good dupe xx