Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Pressed Powder
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Boots No7 Pressed Powder
Advantages: Does cover well but doesn't do much else
Disadvantages: Over priced
Boots No. 7 light pressed powder
I shop in Boots all the time and I inevitably always end up browsing through the makeup section - doesn't everyone? I am also a huge sucker for the numerous Boots own No. 7 brand promotions that often run and last time they had a 3 for 2 on their makeup I stocked up on a few basics, including the Boots No. 7 light pressed powder.
If I'm honest I do often find makeup from the No.7 range to be a bit of a hit or miss in value for money and quality. Unfortunately the pressed powder is one of those poorer No. 7 items and one that I could have happily lived without. It does do the job of a pressed powder but I don't think it delivers on the quality I have come to expect. In fact I really wished I had shopped around more or tried out the pressed powder more rigorously in the store before I added it to my shopping basket.
Boots No.7 claim that the light pressed powder is a light diffusing powder that will give a perfectly flawless and radiant finish to your look. But in my opinion I don't really think it does any of those things, it does the bare minimum from a powder in that it helps to set your foundation. Nothing less and nothing more.
The pressed powder comes in 4 different shades, including a translucent, light, medium and dark tone. I opted for the translucent powder because the light option seemed to be very pale, even thou I do have pale skin and the medium shade was far too dark. The translucent powder is exactly as it sounds it is just a powder to apply on top of and to set your foundation and it doesn't really have any real colour to it. It does mean that if you have spent ages choosing the perfect foundation colour to match your skin tone then the powder won't obscure that.
The powder is easy to apply and you can either use the pad provided or choose to use a powder brush depending upon your personal preference. The compressed powder is easily enough loosened and you can get quite a good coverage without needing to apply it too heavily. However, I find that it just doesn't set my foundation or cover up any slight greasy patches of skin as well as you might expect from a premium makeup product.
Personally, I feel that the £11.50 price tag for the No. 7 pressed powder is far too expensive for the quality of the product that you receive. The compact has so far lasted me a couple of months of use (but not with exclusive nor daily usage), but again for the price I might have expected more. I think generally this product has just left me feeling a little bit meh.
The packaging as with most of Boots No. 7 packaging is nice, sturdy and reliable. It is easy to transport about with a hard case, but I do feel like I am paying more for the packaging and the Boots No. 7 brand name than the powder itself.
Nope, not really and I doubt I will be buying this pressed powder again. Don't get me wrong it isn't terrible but for the price I really expected a lot more than what is a very basic product wrapped up in some nice packaging.
I have been going back and forth between giving the No. 7 pressed powder either a two or three star rating, in truth I think it lies somewhere in the middle.
To sum, it's a decent enough pressed powder but it is far too expensive for the very average results you get when applied.
Summary: Two and a half stars out of five