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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Quickie Review: Boots No 7 Vital Enlightening Highlighter and Vital Brights Cream Blusher in Blossoming Pink.

Alright. My no-buy is pretty much off the cards, but I’m still using up products. I guess it’s not really P10P if I’m still buying, but I think I did well.

Anyway, Boots No 7 recently released their Floral Brights spring collection, created by the Mary Poppins of make up, Lisa Eldridge. Now, I’m not usually a No 7 fan – I don’t think I own any of their products apart from these – but when I saw the cream blushes on display, I got sucked in. The colours really spoke my name – or yelled it while beating me over the head – so I had to go in for a closer look. The collection consists of two lippies, two cream blushes, a highlighter and an eye palette – I picked up a blush and the highlighter.

boots no 7 packaging

I’m not sure what I think of the packaging – it’s chunky and sturdy and feels really good quality. The design isn’t really up my street though, which is a shame, but nice not to see plain ol’ black-and-white and I guess it’s nice and spring-y.

boots no 7

Ahhh, don’t you want to smoosh that highlighter? Just me? Okay…

boots no 7 swatches

I couldn’t capture highlighter nicely blended out, but trust me, it’s beautiful. If you have a champagne highlighter shaped hole in your collection you could do a lot, lot worse. It doesn’t have chunky particles, blends out onto the cheekbones smoothly, and it’s a good size at 10g.

I meant to pick up the more coral-y colour of the two blushes, but decided I had enough corals so went for Blossoming Pink, a lovely rosy-fuchsia. Ladies, do yourself a favour – get this blush. I’ve never had a cream blusher that has such a nice cream-to-powder formula, it’s just wonderful. It still doesn’t last as long on me as powder blushes do, but there is a time and a place for cream blushes and this is a must have.

The Vital Enlightening Highlighter retails for £13 and the Vital Brights Cream Blushers go for £10. They’re currently on 3-for-2 so worth going and checking out before they’re gone!


  1. Totally ignored these the other day will have another look next time I'm in boots, the packaging on the outside is not my cup of tea for sure, would stick hello kitty stickers on to hide the uglys

  2. You have me convinced now!! I've been wanting the pink blush since I first saw the promo images - but being a bit short at the moment I've been holding off looking. x

  3. Reeeally want the highlighter! Looks kinda like a highstreet version of that posh Guerlain one :D

  4. That blush is gorgeous! The highlighter looks a bit like the Estee Lauder Modern Mercury wavy one... which I have, but never wear because it is on the glittery side!

  5. Tut tut! Giving up already!

    And can't say I blame you. The things you've bought lately are gorrrrgeous.

  6. This stuff looks so nice! That high lighter is gorgeous!

  7. The highlighter looks sooo pretty. And i really like the packaging. It's different. Too bad those products aren't sold anywhere near where I live ;(

  8. The highlighter pattern is so pretty :)

  9. HIGHLIGHTER HIGHLIGHTER HIGHLIGHTER (that was hard to type 3 times fast)... oh and that blush is BEAST.

  10. I love highlighters, but always seems to use products that are not supposed to be highlighters, like eyeshadows. and I'm a big no no to those structured pattern make up things, because either way you'd want to smash it or never tough it so... what to do!?//Azure

  11. I'm really liking the look of that highlighter!


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