Boots No. 7 Spring Collection: Mineral Lipstick, Highlighter Review

I’ve been sitting on the Limited Edition Spring collection from No. 7 for a while…but now its time for a review!

Here is the collection – its fairly small, a highlighter, two lipsticks and an eyeshadow quad.

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Oh metallic packaging. You are such a pain to photograph:

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Here is the shell like turquoise packaging. I loved the look of this in print but in person…its little old fashioned. Unless the packaging is supposed to be retro – my mum used to have powders in this kind of mock shell design!

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I know, I know, its just the packaging, Miss Candy. But its a little too boxy.

Too many sharp corners.

See?:

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See? Its a little…plastic-like.

If we ignore this and look at the highlighter itself…well its FULL on but its also gorgeous!

A soft light white-peach highlighter. Its shimmery. You don’t want to put this on all over:

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Close up, you can see there is a slightly marbled effect to it. I always worry with baked style powders that they are overly hard. This looks like it could be quite hard:

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Swatch:

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This is just a light swatch – its GORGEOUS! No chunks of glitter, its as smooth as butter and very pigmented. Love this as a highlighter – the texture you really need to try to understand how soft and creamy it is.

The Eyeshadow Natural Radiance Quad:

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This is a pretty quad for spring – it lacks the softness and pigmentation the highlighter has though.

You can get a sheer, soft wash of colour and I quite like a bit of pastel for spring. But if you want something full on and madly pigmented, this is not it.

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Swatches:

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Roughly applied – my lashes keep getting tangled these days as you can see :/

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Its a pretty quad and I think Boots are doing a 3 for 2 so you can get it on a deal – like I said, a good one if you like sheer soft washes of colour and pastels but not if you want full on pigment.

The Mineral Lipstick

I did a Lips of the Day with this lipstick.

There’s only 2 colours – Rubellite (mine – a sheer red) and Carnelian (nude brown).

I hope they do more shades in this formula because its beautiful – reminds me of the Japanese water shine textured lippies.

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The pigmentation is good and you also get a nice shimmer and glossy finish:

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Verdict:

Highlighter is a must, the lipstick is also lovely IF you like the two shades that they have. I hope they keep this formula in the collection and bring out a range of shades because the shiny red isn’t for everyone.

The eyeshadow quad is £13, the highlighter is £13 and the lipstick is £9.50. See the range here

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Comments

  1. sqeesh says

    I just ordered the highlighter and the Carnelian lipstick late last week – now looking fwd to their arrival even more!

    Also managed to get the free No7 gift bag with my purchase, so that was a bonus!

  2. Roseline says

    OMG! I love the highlighter! I would put it on the top of my cheekbones. I live in Canada though =[, so we have really limited Boots No.7 makeup.

  3. Helga says

    Hi there,

    could anyone tell me where i could find the NO 7 NATURAL RADIANCE HIGHLIGHTER here in the US??? looked everywhere on the website but can’t find it…..pleaseee help!!!!