Tuesday, 30 August 2011

No7 Autumn Limited Edition Lip and Cheek Tint Review and Swatches

It's that time of the year again for all the autumn collections to start coming out. And if I'm honest there's not much thats caught my eye. This and the lip and eye pencil set from Topshops most recent Smoke and Mirrors Collection are the only bits I've picked up. The No7 Lip and Cheek is a similar idea to the NARS Multiples, but I've never tried them so I can't really comment on how they compare, except this is cheaper, being £12 from Boots. But if you get it in the next few days the No7 £5 vouchers are still valid. 

As always I have included a summary at the end. 

The Basics 
For £12 you get 8g of product in a tube, with a securely fitting lid. The cream based product is in stick form, which twists up. The product is limited edition and part of the No7 Autumn Collection. In total there are two shades available, Pink and Bronze. The one I have to share with you today is the pink one.  

The Formula 
As already mentioned this is a cream based product, that stays slightly tacky.  It means it's best used set with a powder, which it's my favourite way to apply. This way I find that it literally lasts all day, a first for me. My dad even commented on it when I went to visit him and he's not a make-up person! The powders I like to set it with are, Collection 2000's Bashful Blush and ELF's Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow. I'm not so much of a fan of this on my lips as it feels waxy? Strange anyway, but it's fine if I have nothing else to hand. 



Colour and Pigmentation
Although the name suggests this would be a pink, I really wouldn't describe it as a pink. Although this does have some pink in it, it also has some orange in it making it more corally. It has a slight sheen to it and has some good pigmentation. It's not overlly pigmented though, but in this case thats a good thing as it's buildable and a lot easier to work with. You may need to apply a couple of coats to get the intensity you want.

Bare Lips
No7 Cheek and Lip Tint - Pink

Best Uses
I personally prefer this on my cheeks as a kind of base, using powder blushes over the top to set it. This way it makes my blush last a lot longer. A face powder can also work, but I find blushes work better. I'm not so much of a fan of it on my lips, where it lasts around an hour and a half, but it's a pretty natural shade there. As for when and where this is best used, it's a great travel product or something to throw in your bag on your way out because of it's multiple uses. 

On lips and Cheeks

The Good - multiple uses, makes blush last all day when set with a powder, pretty colour, 8g product, packaging, 

The Not so Good - stays sticky if not set with a powder, might not be suited to oily skin (I've haven't got it so can't say for sure), not the cheapest, limited edition, not the easiest to blend.

Would I buy this again? I would if they had colours other than a Bronze and the one I have. I was even tempted to get a back-up as this is the only thing I've tried so far that makes my blush last all day. 

Who would this be suited to? People like me that have problems with their blush staying on all day - but if it's because of oily skin I can't say how it will work as my cheeks aren't oily. Great for travel as it has more than one use. 

The Bottom Line - I love this as a sticky base for my blush, but don't like it on it's own or on my lips as much. 

Thanks for reading my post, I hope it was helpful, but if you have any unanswered questions don't hesitate to ask. Has anything for the Autumn collections caught your eye yet? I'd love to hear from you. Thanks again, H :)     


  1. thats a really nice lip colour not to sure about it as a cheek colour though hehe xx

  2. Thanks :) I'm not so much of a fan of it on it's own on the cheeks either really, but I wanted to show the picture of what it actually looked like on it's own :) It's great set with powdered blushes though.


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