Yesterday was a massive fail in regards to my Project 20 Pan, I got a No7 £5 voucher when I bought the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, and I couldn’t just ignore it. The new cream blushes were calling out to me. I blame the pretty packaging.
Blossoming Pink is a warm corally pink in the pan but blends to a gorgeously wearable warm pink. It’s a cream blush but I don’t find it gives a dewy finish, it it a lot like the Topshop cream blushes, in that it dries down to a powder and has a fairly satin finish, not matte bu8t definitely not dewy.
I wore this yesterday as soon as I bought it as my blush had faded, and I needed a bit of colour, it lasted about 4 hours before I wanted to add a bit more, this is without a powder on top.
It applies really well with fingers, you won’t need a brush for these. The formula is just about perfect, they apply gorgeously, and blend with no streaks. The colour is beautiful, it really pops on my skin tone, it has just enough warmth to brighten my complexion but not so much it looks unnatural.
My one gripe with this is the price. I obviously used a £5 voucher so this only cost me £5, there would be no way I would of paid £10 for this. You only get 2g of product which is pretty damn stingy, to compare a MAC Cremeblend blush contains 5.6g, for £17.50, which works out to £31.25/10g, these work out to £50/10g very overpriced for a supposed high street brand. I could understand if the packaging was a bit more expensive, but it’s just plastic. No7 where do you get off charging that much for blush? I don’t see this lasting very long at all, and I’m undecided as to whether I would buy a a back up.
There is one other shade in his formula which is a much brighter cool toned candy pink, which I was tempted by, but I don’t think I would reach for it as much, and couldn’t justify the purchase. The rest of the collection looks gorgeous, but again slightly overpriced. I have no problem dropping a lot of money on make – up, but with No7 it seems unjustified. Why would I spend as much on a high street brand as a high end brand? Never mind the fact that the Limited Collections always seem to have a big price hike.
Have you tried any of No7’s Spring Collection? What do you think about No7’s pricing?
You can find No7 Vital Brights Cream Blush at Boots where it will cost £10 (£5 with a voucher)