Boots No. 7 Autumn 2010 Collection Swatches & Review

Boots No. 7′s Autumn offering is a Smörgåsbord of goodies, featuring their new Exceptional Definition mascara, and some other pieces.

I have the Limited Edition Eye Palette, the Soft Matte Finish Lipstick, Smoky Eyeliner and Matte Topcoat.

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First up is their limited soft matte lipstick which comes in two shades, a plum and a nude. This promises to give a pigmented finish with added hydration. I have the Plum Rebellion, which I have to say is very soft and hydrating to wear.

Plum Rebellion:

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I seriously like the texture of this lipstick – it’s might soft and creamy…Although to be fair, it’s not that matte either. Softly matte. But it is called soft matte….

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There’s only two shades to choose from, plum and nude will have to hunt out the nude one because this lipstick does have a very nice texture. You can see it leaves the lips looking quite healthy.

Next up is the star of this collection the limited edition Smoky Eyeliner:

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The head of this is a sponge, it’s long and flat. Reminds me of the Guerlain Kohls, but the brush is not plastic or pointed. This one is softer, good for applying an eyeline or for smudging into a soft smoky effect.

I used it as an eyeliner and it lined my eyes pretty well. You can also use this on the waterline, dabbing as you go – it’s similar to Guerlain’s in that way and I didn’t sense any major irritation.

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Just one thing – look out for the liner transferring to your upper eyelid. Inevitable, perhaps, but this is still an excellent item, my star item of this collection.

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Then there is the Boots No 7 Quad. Inspired by snakeskin (the palette lid is like one) this has four unusual shades, a purple, green, blue and orange.

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I think these look hard textured in the pan but actually swatch ok. The colours are weird right – let’s face it – it’s cool, then it’s warm, it’s bright, then it’s muted. I would’ve loved more pigmentation or perhaps more shimmer/metallic particles to make this a real rebel palette – bold, bright, unruly colours that just don’t care.

Instead, because they swatch neither shimmery nor matte, not unpigmented but not overly colour rich either, it’s a bit hard to place it:

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Anyway did a quick look on my eye using the purple, green and blue. It’s a different kinda look.

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Finally the Matte Top Coat.

Matte polishes, I have to say, look uber funky if not a little bit weird to me. Still, I think it’s an amazing idea to have a matte top coat as long as it does work…

So here is a polish I applied quickly, pretty glossy:

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Give it a few minutes and voila!

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Is it wrong that I find that totally fascinating?! I love this product because I think matte nails are funky and with this I can basically transform any polish I already own into a matte.

Prices are £10.50 for the eyeshadow palette, £9.75 for the matte lipstick, £6.75 for the Top Coat and £9.50 for the Limited Edition Smoky eye. Bear in mind you get a £22 goody bag when you spend £22 and there’s loads of £5 off No. 7 vouchers knocking about at the moment.

Do you like anything from this collection?

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Comments

  1. I love the shadows, they look amazing with my green eyes and I love the nude rebel lipstick – it goes everywhere with me!

  2. Oh man I totally want that lipstick!! I am loving plum shades right now and that would suit me so gooood. Those colours on the palette are really nice but a weird combo!! I love the look you did with them!!

    Kitty x

  3. the eye liner looks very interesting! I haven’t seen a sponge tip eyeliner like that before. the smokey effects looks great!

  4. I want all of them…esp the eyeliner..

  5. I’m loving that lipstick and matte top coat :) The lipstick – lovely color! You think that color would work on fair skins? :)

  6. Wow I love the color of this lipstick and it looks great on you! ;)

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