Sunday, 31 August 2014

New: No7 Autumn Make-up & Match Made Lipstick

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Swatches: Matte Lip Crayon - Raspberry Wine & Raspberry Red; Pop & Glow Cream Blush Stick - Watermelon; Stay Perfect Navy Eyeshadow Trio

The Autumn collection from No7 features matte lips, rosy cheeks, and navy smokey eyes with a matching mani. The hands-down highlight for me is the Matte Lip Crayon duo. I’ve already featured Raspberry Red in my Cherry Lips post, but am also very partial to Raspberry Wine for a slightly more subtle look - I love this kind of shade for Autumn.

I find make-up in crayon/stick form especially useful for on the go touch-ups… so easy to pop into a handbag and apply without brushes. Pop & Glow Cream Blush Stick has been released in a new shade called Watermelon, a very blendable cream to powder formula that’s more user friendly than it looks, so don’t be put off by the bright shade. This actually creates a very natural blush tone when blended out… I find it easiest to swipe a little on the flat of two fingers and pat on to my apples.

I swatched the Patent Blue polish on Instagram here - using just one coat as I liked the way the indigo hue shone through (it’s blue-black with two coats). I love the tones in the eyeshadow trio, but found the colour payoff quite poor… it took 3 swipes for the swatches above, whereas the lips and cheek colours were single swipes.

The Matte Lip Crayons are my absolute winners - velvety, long-lasting and comfortable on the lips.

The No7 Autumn collection is available now at Boots.com

PS This Wednesday (3 Sep), No7 is launching Match Made Lipstick, where advisors can suggest lipstick colours to flatter and suit your complexion from 43 specially formulated colours in six colour families:  Light Pink, Dark Pink, Plum, Coral, Red and Naturals.

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