Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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My best blusher!
Boots No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour
Member Name: aclevername
Boots No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour
Advantages: matte powder blusher, easy to apply, looks good on, reasonably priced, great colour
Disadvantages: window fell out of my blusher, but packaging has now changed
I have been using blusher by No.7 as my main blusher for a few years now.
I have used it in a few different colours, but I have currently settled for Soft Apricot, which is a red/ pink colour.
~ Price and availability ~
As No.7 is a Boots brand the product is only available in Boots and online at www.boots.com. It costs £8.00, which I think is really worth it as mine always lasts ages.
Boots regularly give out £5.00 No.7 vouchers so with one of these you can get the blusher for just £3.00.
It is currently available on the website in 5 different shades, but I believe it is available in more shades in store.
~ Packaging ~
The packaging for No.7 products has changed recently and I still have this blusher in the older version of the packaging, which is currently still stocked in some Boots stores.
The packaging for this blusher is just a larger version of the old No.7 eye shadow packaging. It comes in a black oval shaped compact with a semi-circle shaped window allowing you to see the colour of the blusher and 'No7' on the black plastic in gold lettering.
The blusher is hinged and easy to open. In the little compact the blusher is large and round. There is no brush or applicator that comes with it, but I'd prefer to use my own anyway.
The number and name of the blusher shade can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the blusher.
I like the packaging, but as with the No.7 eye shadow I have previously reviewed, I have found that with this blusher, after a while the plastic window in the blusher fell out and it cannot be put back in.
For this reason I can no longer keep this blusher in my make-up bag all the time, which is a shame as the packaging is quite thin and doesn't take up as much space as my other blushers and this is my favourite.
As I said the packaging has now changed for No.7's blushers so I expect the new packaging will have a more secure window solving this problem.
~ Use ~
I do still use this blusher a lot and it is my favourite blusher to use.
I like the Soft Apricot colour and it is a matte powder blusher, which looks really nice on, giving my pale skin a bit of colour.
I find that the colour is easy to pick up onto my brush and then the blusher transfers easily onto my skin.
I like that the powder is matte and it has no shimmer as I like the look that it gives creates. It looks natural on my skin and not over the top.
I have found the blusher is slightly less visible after a few hours, but it is still present. I like to top it up a bit after a few hours.
I think the blusher looks and feels of a very good quality and I am really happy with the results that it produces.
I prefer this blusher to all of the other blushers that I have used, including more expensive brands. Most of all, I like the colour and the nice matte effect that this blusher offers.
~ Conclusion ~
Overall I love this blusher and it is my favourite blusher to use. The colour is perfect for me and I love the matte effect on my skin. I like that there is no shimmer in the blusher.
The packaging has been a disappointment to me, but this has now been changed so I wouldn't expect this to happen again if I bought the blusher again with the new packaging.
I would definitely buy this blusher again. I think it is a bargain at £8.00, but since the No.7 £5.00 vouchers are given out so regularly I will probably wait until I have a voucher before I purchase this blusher again.
I'd really recommend this blusher. I think it is excellent and if you can get it for £3.00 in a shade that you like, there is little to lose!
Summary: Brilliant blusher!