Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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My first blusher, No.7
Boots No7 Mineral Perfection Blusher
Member Name: abbiej1711
Boots No7 Mineral Perfection Blusher
Date: 20/07/11, updated on 20/07/11 (91 review reads)
Advantages: Well known brand, great shade
Disadvantages: Price is a little high, only two shades, doesnt last when small amount is applied.
Other than the trusty well known brand, it was also the blusher brush you get with this pot which won me. When looking through the others at boots, I didn't have a clue which brush I needed nor how much a decent one of these would cost me. So to find the No.7 blusher along with its own No.7 branded blusher brush was brilliant.
At first, I wasn't very happy that I had to spend what I thought was a hefty amount for an item of makeup which I didn't plan on using a hell of a lot. However as time went on, I have been using the blusher more and more and now my opinions have completely changed.
***Price & Range***
This mineral perfection blusher is sold at £9 per 4g pot at Boots which does sound a lot compared to other blushers which can be found much, much cheaper. But I've found with No 7, you generally pay for the brand and with this blusher for me it was worth it.
Especially with the £5 boots vouchers you can find quite frequently, you could end up buying this blusher for just £4... a bargain!
As far as I know, this blusher can only be bought in two different shades;
I went for the Soft Damson; this was because, when trying the two in store I thought the pink shade was a little 'too pink' for me. This shade is probably more preferable for people with very fair skin as it is very light and looks very fake against my skin tone!
As my mum has dark skinned, I am fortunate enough to have light skin which appears tanned which I love, especially in the winter.
However because of this, I do need to be more careful when choosing makeup to ensure I don't end up looking too pale, orange or in this case... pink!
The soft damson I find perfect for me although having said this, it isn't dark. I find it to be the perfect shade of pink without looking fake and it settles on my skin perfect.
The blusher from the No7 range I find is very light to the skin. It is silky, powdery and very easy to apply. As it is very light, I find it blends in perfectly without too much effort.
When I use this blusher, I tend to just use the excess blusher which has gathered in the twist on lid and then following on to using more from the pot if needed.
Picking a little up onto the brush in a few little swipes holds very well without staining or sticking to the brush. The blusher powder sits on the ends of the bristles and is very light and silky to apply.
When applied to my skin, I find it sits gently and is very easy to apply without it looking blotchy or contrasted. By this I mean I don't find when applying that the powder sticks together in clumps, it evens and blends in very well with great results with little effort.
The powder is easy to spread if you accidentally apply a large amount to one area and want to either remove a little or spread it out.
The lasting effects of this blusher are changeable. In some ways I do wish No7 improved the blusher so it would last longer with little amounts applied, however I have learnt to work around this and apply the blusher so that it lasts the right amount of time without making me look like an embarrassed blossom.
I have found when I only apply a little blusher, for example the excess in the lid I use for every day use- the blusher doesn't really last long. I don't like to apply much blusher when not necessary, I don't know why, I just don't.
When I only use a small amount, it is noticeable when I apply it- in fact too noticeable at times. However by a few hours later, the blusher has faded and can barely be seen, if at all!
When removing my makeup, the blusher cant even be seen on my wipes which shows it has completely gone from my face.
When using a larger amount of this blusher, it lasts longer and can last the length of the day. However for this to be successful, I feel like I have to apply a thick patch of pink to my cheeks and leave the house looking like a clown before it fades to a more natural look.
This must just be me though, as I have read many good reviews about this blusher.
The pots bought from boots only come in a 4g size. This sounds tiny but it does last. I have had my blusher for well over 6 months now and still have about 20% left.
***The Brush and Pot***
With this blusher comes a branded No7 brush. The size of the brush is perfect to fit into my makeup bag along side my blusher without taking up too much room.
The brush itself has black bristles with a gold body and black rounded bottom.
It is the bottom which holds the No7 logo which for me is unfortunate as my brush has lost it's logo! A few months ago, the bottom popped off and even though I placed it back on, it kept falling off in my hand which ended up being very irritating. The bottom has recently grown legs and disappeared, but I'm not too fussed as I will get a new brush with my next purchase of blusher.
The brush is surprisingly very soft and smooth. I expected it to be rough and cheaply made considering it comes free with the blusher and is probably thrown away after each new purchase of the blusher. Although I have found it is smooth to use and I actually love it!
I haven't had any problems with it irritating my skin and find it can be also used to apply other makeup such as powdered foundation as the bristles are great at not holding onto your makeup. You can apply your foundation and then go onto applying your blusher with the same brush and not worry about walking out with pink skin from the excess blusher you would expect to find.
The pot, being relatively small is also a great size for keeping in your makeup bag. The lid is a screw on which at first I didn't like, but I have had no problems with the tub in terms of removing and replacing the lid. It is easy to screw off and not fiddly to replace.
The lid is black, holding the No7 logo and the bottom is transparent so you can see through to see the amount of blusher you have remaining... which gives you a head start to save up for your next purchase!
Inside the pot, found in most blusher pots is a plastic separator with holes which is handy at containing the blusher and not letting too much powder through. This is useful at avoiding applying too much blusher when in a rush yet also avoids too much spillage if you were to accidentally drop the pot without the lid.
Overall, the price may be steep compared to others but I will try this one again as it has last me a long time and although it doesn't last all day usually for me, I can apply more when needed for example on special occasions. The blusher blends in great and matches my skin tone lovely, so for me this is a win. Thanks No 7!
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Summary: A great buy for me, with its small faults.