“ Brand: Boots / Powders / Type: Foundation / Subcategory: Stick / Type: Anti-Blemish / What it does: blemish control „
Boots have a beneficial little offer going on at the moment - if you spend over £5 when buying your goodies from ANY brand you receive a No7 £5 voucher in return! I always find that the No7 products are high quality but also quite highly priced to an extent, so getting a fiver off is a welcomed bonus!
I usually buy the No7 mascaras with the voucher or give it to my Mum to get some of the Protect and Perfect face creams but on my last trip I noticed the concealer range and decided to give them a go and see how it coped on concealing any flaws. I decided to try the No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick but I should point out that although it is labelled as a 'blemish stick' to conceal spots and acne I find it works brilliantly under eyes as the full coverage conceals dark circle perfectly.
The packaging is very stylish and sleek and looks exactly like a lipstick in a dusty silver colour plastic container with the brand logo No7 adorned on the lid. Once you take the lid off the comparison to a lipstick continues with the twist up mechanism that allows the product to reveal itself. I love this packaging as I find it is concise and compact to keep in your handbag, glove box or even pocket for mid-day retouch.
No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick is available in 4 shades ranging from the lightest called 'Extra Fair' then 'Fair' followed by 'Medium' and finally the darkest shade entitled 'dark.' I chose to use the lightest shade and find that it works especially well for my skin tone, however during the summer I will probably switch to fair or even medium. The consistency is very creamy at first but once you apply to the skin it transforms to a powder effect as it contains a cream to powder formulation. This aspect will not suit everyone - if you have dry skin then I would steer clear of this and perhaps try a liquid concealer instead. I love the full coverage that is on offer from this blemish stick, it enables it to stay put all day without fading or sliding thanks to the powder aspect! Once you apply this to a blemish it immediately removes any oil and shininess from the spot to leave a very matte satin finish.
As I mentioned before this works as an excellent under eye concealer because of the coverage so if you suffer from discolouration or bags around the eyes then I would give this a go next time you are in Boots. One thing I would like to stress is not to use this product straight from the stick as if you are using this on spots repeatedly, the germs will collect onto the stick and that's a sure way to make them spread - and if you place the germs near your eyes they can cause infections such as conjunctivitis. But to overcome this I use a concealer brush or a small eyeshadow brush and just make sure that you wash it after each use to prevent the spread of acne!
Retailing for £8, but with the voucher you could get this at the bargain price of just £3! No7 is currently only available at Boots or Boots.com - check it out!
I've read quite a few reviews for this product, all very positive, so i didn't hesitate to buy this when i ran low on my current concealer.
Boots regulary so offers, £5 of vouchers and more recently 3 for 2 over a range of products so look out for these! The concealer retails for £8 so with the offers it works out very cheap, all I can say is i'm glad I didn't pay £8 for this product!
I really like how this product works as my old concealer was liquid in a tube and quite hard to get it all out so alot ws wasted in the end, with the boots no.7 product its a lipstick style product and you simple take of the lid and screw up the stick, no mess, no hassle, it is great!
There was a few colours available but I went for quite a light shade so I could wear it alone as well as under makeup. The colour was a great match and matched my skin tone very well!
Why did I buy this product?
Let me just clarify, I didn't buy this product for bad acne or spotty skin, I have been very fortunate as in I have never had very bad skin, just the occasional spot during my teens. I rarely ever get spots now, i find i may get one or two if i dont treat my skin right and let my good skincare routine slip for a few days particularly at night if i dont take makeup off. The real reason I bought it was for the darkish circles under my eyes and been very pale skinned I get a tiny bit of redness either side of my nose, this isn't a problem when wearing makeup but I do like to go without sometimes so this is the main reason I bought no.7
Did it work?
The first problem I have with the product is how drying it is! I dont have dry skin, its fairly normal but if anything a little on the greasy side and this product dried it out instantly even after moisturising!! Under my eyes it was ok I suppose but when i put it near my nose/cheeks or forehead i looked like i have the most cracked dry skin, its horrible so I cant wear it without makeup over the top!
The second and biggest issue it how my skin deteriorated when using this product for one week! Almost instantly i broke out in spots all over the area i was applying it, this was a shock for me as I literally cant remember when i last had one spot never mind a face full! In addition to spotty skin it began to change in a way that is quite hard to explain, but even my boyfriend (who notices NOTHING i change about myself usually) commented on how my skin looked "holey" my skin aged about 20 years in one week and i was horrified! It was covered in tiny little pimples and holes it was disgraceful!
I dont believe it was a reaction i believe it was simply a bad product and I have stopped using it. I have almost got my skin back to normal now with lots of cleansing and moisturiser day and night but if I had of continued using it I don't think my skin would ever be the same again!
I would not recommend this product to anyone, Ive even used the cheapest brands on the markets and I would choose these over the no.7 one which is a big let down for me because up to now i've LOVED the no.7 collection
I already have the day cream, night cream and under eye cream from No 7, so when I got a £5 No 7 voucher I thought I'd try this out. I don't wear foundation, since I only get the occasional spot, but I need something really good to cover up my blemishes.
The packaging is quite nice as well - which gives the stick an expensive look.
As with all other concealors, it comes in a simple stick form that twists up just like lipstick does.
This blends perfectly into my skin tone, and covers my spots wonderfully. I dab to merge it, rather than rub, and it does not even look like i'm wearing any concealor. It stays on all day, and if anything looks better the longer it has been on.
I do have to say however, that I find it very hard to it blend properly unless I have put on moisturiser before hand. For those of you who wear foundation (and then pop concealor on top), I don't think this will be too much of a problem, as the foundation should provide some moisturising properties.
From boots, it retails at £7, however on a regular basis boots do the £5 off vouchers for No 7, and if you use those, its an absolute steal at £2!!
I'm definitely not going to be finding a new brand of concealor anytime soon, but if I were to be recommended something better, I might switch, simply because to bend it properly you do need to have applied moisturiser in the last 5 minutes.
I have had this blemish stick for a while now and I love it. This retails at £8 but as I had a £5 Boots voucher I got it for £3 which makes it even better! The concealer is available in 4 different shades - extra fair, fair, medium and dark. I have this in extra fair as I am very pale. It's around the same shade if not a little lighter than my other concealer which is ivory. This concealer is well worth £8 - it's brilliant. It is hypo allergenic and fragrance free, so it is suitable for anyone with sensitive skin. It definetly is very gentle on my skin and doesn't irritate it or make me break out in spots. I usually use fragranced concealers but it doesn't really bother me that this is fragrance free.
The concealer comes in an elegant pale gold tube which is made of sturdy plastic. It is quite thick and has a slight hour glass shape. It is a pretty much identical to the Dooyoo picture but the tube isn't the excact same shade. The packaging reminds me of a lipstick case but it is elegant and simple, with the only writing or markings on it been the 'No7' logo on the lid. The bottom of the tube can be twisted to bring the concealer stick further out, and then twisted again for it to go further down into the tube. The lid pulls on and off so all in all it is very simple packaging.
The concealer can be applied straight from the tube, however I personally apply mine with a brush because I am a bit of a hygiene freak. It can also be applied using my finger tips which I do if I am in a hurry. The concealer is soft and creamy in texture and blends in extremely quickly and easily. The shade I have matches my skin tone perfectly and gives me a natural, healthy looking flawless complextion. I do not use this concealer all over my face like some people do and focus on using it on my scars, spots, dark eye circles, and the uneven skin tone on my hand which is a result of ecezema. The concealer is thick but once blended in it feels very lightweight and I forget i'm wearing it. It does an amazing job in covring up my blemishes.
The concealer is very subtle and doesn't highlight my blemishes at all. It is completely invisble and you can't tell i'm wearing it at all. It is very smooth and actually feels quite moisturizing as once on my skin it is moist to the touch and feels quite silky. It's non-pore blocking and does not feel sticky or greasy. It's not shiny like some of the concealers in the £5-£10 price range - it's very matte. The lasting power is good - around 5-6 hours, although because it is small it can be put into my handbag for when I need a top up. It doesn't dry strange or go flaky/patchy after a while and as you only need a small amount for a large amount of coverage, a 2.5 gram stick will last for atleast a month with daily use. The concealer is also extremely easy to remove and it comes off easily with a makeup removing wipe. Overall, this is an all round great concealer which I would highly reccomend.
Boots No.7 Quick Cover Blemish stick is a godsend. It is ideal for those moments when you wake up with an important meeting or social event to attend, look in the mirror and realise that your worst fears have come true - there, in the middle of your face, is the spot to end all spots, a rival to Mount Everest, or something pink enough to make Barbara Cartland envious. So what do you do? Scream as if you are in the next Alfred Hitchcock movie - no, you reach for the cover stick.
The No.7 Blemish stick comes in a gold tube a bit like a lipstick tube, and holds what is, in essense, foundation in stick form. It is accessed by pulling off the lid and twisting the same as you would for a lipstick. There are four different shades to chose from: Dark, Medium, Fair and Extra Fair. To use it you can apply directly to the area you wish to cover up and then blend in with your finger, or put some onto your finger and then apply to the skin. I prefer the latter as it is easier to get the correct amount where you want it to go. Putting directly onto the skin from the stick I find tends to look artifical if you are not careful.
The stick is very good at covering pink spots and skin blemishes or uneven skin tones. I do find that trying to cover up a spot which sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb is a bit more tricky. After all, if it sticks out it sticks out, there's no miracle cure for that. But, it does help make it slightly less obvious. And it makes me slightly less self-concious about it, which is always a good thing. It also has the effect of drying up the spot and making it quicker to clear away.
One of these sticks last me a long time, but my teenage daugher gets through them rather quicker. I think, at £8, this is a reasonable price. It's not greasy or sticky, but smooth to the touch and comfortable on the skin. I would recommend this product.
I have suffered with out breaks of acne since I was a teenager and it can really affect my confidence, No 7's Quick Cover is definitely the best I have found.
I use 02 (Extra Fair) which is just the right shade for my pale skin (it isn't orange)! It isn't greasy and covers blemishes discreetly, even the larger ones as it has an almost powdery consistency . Although I have used this product for years it doesn't make my spots any worse as they come and go in different areas.
It is easy to use; you just give the stick a twist and put a little onto your skin then blend it in with your finger. During the day, if I'm in a rush I just use the cover up followed by a little bronzer for a quick natural look, but in the evenings I use it on top of foundation and then use powder, etc. and it really makes me feel like my skin is good, flawless even. Some of my friends have said that they don't believe that I suffer from acne which is nice to hear.
On the odd occasion that I haven't been able to get to Boots for a new one, I've bought other brands that look similar but none of them have worked anywhere near as well and have been binned as soon as I've been able to get the No7 one again.
For years I also used it under my eyes to cover up dark circles although recently during a visit to Boots one of the beauty advisors introduced me to No 7's Instant Radiance Concealer which is a bit lighter for this area.
The Quick Cover Blemish Stick's not the cheapest of concealers at £8.00 but it is definitely worth the price and can often be found on offer (3 for 2). It lasts for a long time too.
As my wedding was approaching recently I went in to Boots, had a consultation with a lovely lady and ended up coming away with lots of new make-up. One of the items that I purchased was this no 7 cover stick which I paid £8.00 for.
The first thing I liked about this stick was that there was no excess packaging to fiddle around with and this was ready to use instantly. The stick is a similar size to a lipstick and works in much the same way. To use this I just remove the lid, with a satisfying pop, and then twist the bottom in a clockwise direction. This will then reveal the cover stick and it is ready to be used. I simply use this stick to draw a small line on the areas I need it, usually my chin and my nose, then I can just use clean fingers to rub this in. This stick is very simple to use and takes just a few minutes to apply.
I have found that this stick applies very well, I have been using shade number '02 extra fair' which suits my pale complexion very well. I find this stick blends very easy with my skin tone and doesn't leave any residue behind. This stick covers up blemishes and stops spots from being so obvious. When this is used in conjunction with my primer and foundation it helps to give me a flawless complexion. This covers my main problem area, my chin, fantastically and as it is long lasting I don't have to feel self conscious when at work all day or out somewhere I can't just reapply whenever I like. This cover stick lasts all day on my skin and when I am hot and sweaty it doesn't let me down.
I am very pleased with the quality of this cover stick. I do not continually suffer from breakouts in the same area after using this and it doesn't dry out my skin at all. This works very well at evening out skin tone and it is not obvious at all that I am wearing cover stick, or even that I'm spotty some days! I believe that the price is very reasonable and even with daily use for two months I've barely made a dent in it and I am sure it's going to last me for many more months to come. I would happily double the price of this just for the confidence I get from even flawless looking skin.
I had to write a review on this because my make up bag has not been without it for the best part of 10 years. I absolutely love it and will never be without it. As you can imagine, over the past 10 years that I have been using this product, my skin has changed a fair amount, but this product always meets my needs.
I tried several other cover up sticks before settling on this on, and I have never gone back. I found other ones are oily and greasy, they don't blend in, they dont match you skin tone, and all in all, they make the spot you are trying to cover a whole lot more noticeable than it was to start with! This product works really well. It blends in like you're not wearing it, it almost turns powdery once you have dabbed it in, rather than sitting on your skin like an oily cream the other products do... so it sits perfectly under the rest of your make up and foundation or loose powder is easy to apply on top. It lasts quite a while too, both on your skin for excellent coverage that lasts, and also the product itself lasts a long time in your make up bag, because you only need to dab a bit on to do the trick.
It comes in different shades depending on how fair your skin tone, so be sure to buy the right one and you will love it. I thoroughly recommend.
When it comes to make up, I have to admit that I'm far from an expert, tending to go for the natural look most days, more out of laziness than anything! I do have some standards, however, and covering up any offensive spots on my face is a definite prerequisite to leaving the house in the morning. Unfortunately, these spots have reared their ugly heads more frequently than I'd like since reaching my twenties, so at a time when I thought I'd be ditching the cover-up for good and entering the happy world of flawless, post-pubescent skin, I've actually had more need of a good concealer than ever before!
Over the last few years, I've tried out several different brands, the most recent of which is No7. At £8, this 'Quick Cover Blemish Stick' was a bit more expensive than my previous concealers, but I was drawn in by one of the frequent No7 three-for-two offers, and convinced myself that it was therefore a bargain. I was intrigued to see whether it would be of a noticably higher quality than the cheaper brands, or if it was just a case of paying more for the name.
Externally, this definitely has the edge on the cheaper concealers I've owned. The plastic casing has an attractive hourglass shape, and is pale, muted gold in colour, with the No7 logo at the top- it's a simple, elegant look which implies quality. With some concealers, I've found that the flimsy plastic casings they come in haven't withstood frequent handling very well, and that the plastic has cracked or chipped as a result. Fortunately, this one seems to be made of sterner stuff, and has proved very durable so far, looking as good as new after several months' usage.
The case is divided halfway down, and it's easy to pull off the top half to reveal the concealer itself. The bottom half can be twisted to bring the concealer stick up out of its shiny gold base- nothing revolutionary about that, but it's a reliable mechanism that ensures the delicate stick is kept secure. The stick and its gold surround are angled, like a lot of lipsticks, which I suppose would make this easier to apply to large areas of skin. Personally, I tend to use this for small spots, and therefore prefer to apply it with my finger for a more targeted approach.
The concealer itself is quite creamy in consistency, and glides smoothly onto the skin where it's easy to blend in using your fingers or a brush. Despite its stick form, it feels quite moist to the touch, and this is a great advantage as it prevents the caking, crumbly effect you sometimes get with drier cover-ups. As anyone with dry skin will know, stick concealers can highlight the problem, creating a lumpy, uneven look. This isn't the case with this one, and I've found I can happily use it on the dry areas of my face where it blends in rather like a liquid concealer would.
Despite this moist consistency, Boots claim that this cover-up is non pore blocking, with a 'unique oil-absorbing formula'. I can't say I've noticed any radical effects on my pores or oily areas since using this, but on the other hand, it certainly hasn't aggravated them in the way you might expect from a product with such a creamy consistency. It's nice to be able to use this in the knowledge that it's not going to perpetuate the problems that I'm trying to cover up!
Of course, the most important thing to know about any concealer is how well it conceals! For me, this No7 stick does its job well, although the results are by no means exceptional. It certainly reduces the appearance of my blemishes, and blends well into the surrounding skin to give that subtle look that's so important with a product of this kind- after all, having a face covered in obvious, skin coloured blotches is almost as bad as having the spots themselves! This doesn't quite pack the punch I'd hoped for when it comes to reducing redness, however, meaning that those pesky spots are always still slightly visible despite my best attempts at hiding them. Perhaps that's the downside of this concealer's light consistency. Still, its concealing powers are certainly no worse than average, and I'm happy to trade in heavy coverage for the smooth, subtle look that this provides. Its staying power is also good- once on, its effects are noticeable for a good few hours, meaning that it rarely needs retouching during the day.
The Quick Cover stick is available in four colours- extra fair, fair, medium and dark. Having very pale skin, it was an easy choice for me to make, and I've found the extra fair stick to blend in excellently with my skin tone.
Overall, I've been pleased with the No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick. I wouldn't say it's exceptional by any means, particularly when it comes to covering up redness, but its smoothness and blendability give it the edge over the other concealers I've tried, and I'd happily buy it again.
I had always seen alot of Boots No. 7 products but never really bought much as there were always other things that seemed to grab my attention. I see Boots No. 07 as a brand that is of quality but sometimes is out of my price range.
I had a No. 07 £5 off Voucher to use and as I was running out of concealer I thought Id give this a go. This was about £7.50 so I technically only paid about £2.50, which I was pretty pleased with.
I got this concealer or as Boots calls it: Quick Cover Blemish Stick, in Medium. As far as Im aware it comes in 3 other shades; dark, fair and extra fair. If I could have chose, I would have gone for dark, but unfortunately they were out of stock, so I just went for medium.
This cute little concealer comes in a stainless steal metal container that you could easily mistake for lipstick. When you take the lid off, that easy pulls off you twist the bottom half to roll up some concealer. The product is really easy to apply and mess free too. I find you can put this on really quickly without much hassle. Once on, this stuff is really easy to blend in to hide away those unwanted blemishes and marks. I have used this stuff on my leg too to cover an insect bite and it seemed to do the job. Its good for face and body, which is great to know.
I am really happy with this product and really glad I managed to get it for a bargain of £2.50! When this runs out, I will be sure to be getting another one..but maybe in dark this time.
A really good concealer for face and body.
No7 is a Boots own brand range. They have a wide selection of makeup, skincare, suncare and bath and bodycare items aswell as electricals. Products are mid ranged price so more expensive than the likes of Natural Collection, on par with most Maxfactor and cheaper than the likes of Clinique!
This is the No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick.
It is basically a concealer for the face which has been designed not to block pores. It is suitable to use to cover blemishes, age spots and even helps even skin tone.
It is described as being an oil absorbing formula. It is light and creamy and is suppose to glide on and control shine for up to 12hours.
It is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free making it suitable for those with sensitive skin.
The Blemish Stick comes in the form of a lipstick tube. The outer of the tube is a shiny golden colour and nips in at the middle for easy handling. The lid clicks off to reveal a slanted hole where the Blemish Stick is contained within.
The information on the tube is basic. The No7 logo is at the top. There is a tiny label on the base which is the colour of the contained product.
The tube can be recycled once used.
The Blemish Stick can be operated similar to using a lipstick. You simply pop off the lid and twist up the bottom half. This reveals a chunky a shiny block of concealer.
To use apply directly to the problem area and use your fingers or a concealer brush to smooth in.
*Availability and Price*
This Blemish Stick is available from Boots or online at www.boots.com. It comes a standard 3g size and costs £7.75. It is available in 4 shades :
02 Extra Fair
No7 often run specially offers such as 3 for 2, free gift bag of goodies when you spend a certain amount and my favourite..£5 off voucher when you spend £5 in store!
I trust No7 products and have quite a few in my collection, mainly makeup. I anticipate the £5 off vouchers coming out and use this as an opportunity to treat myself as I cannot afford to pay full price for my makeup at the moment. I picked this up towards the end of last year and paid the low sum of £2.75 with one of my lovely vouchers.
My skin is sensitive and rather blotchy in appearance. I have started making more of an effort to make my face look a bit better. I have several blemishes on my face and if I am wearing face powder, they look silly. This Blemish Stick is perfect for covering these blemishes up and helping to even out my skin.
With this coming a lipstick style tube, it is very easy to use. It is attractive and doesn't look out of place in my makeup box. I have shade 03 Fair as although I am not too pale, I believe any darker and it wouldn't suit my skin.
The blemish stick twists up and there is quite a bit of it. It is thick and appears rather plasticky on the outside with a creamy interior. The colour is creamy and just right. To use, I twist it up and apply directly to my blemishes. It smoothes on well as feels cool. The creamy texture is light and I use my fingertips to blend it in with ease.
The fair colour covers my blemishes well and does not look like I have caked it on. Once my powder has been applied, the colour is not noticable. It evens out my skin and gives a flawless appearance. I don't particularly suffer with shiny skin so cannot comment on this aspect of the blemish stick.
Not only do I use this to cover blemishes, I also use it on the random hairs I have on my chin. After failed attempts at finding a hair removal cream that works..I resorted to using a No7 hair trimmer to get rids of them. This doesn't work well and leaves a stubble effect behind. The blemish stick does an adequate job of covering the stubble bits up which I am impressed about.
This is a product I can thoroughly recommend. I have been using it for approx 7months now perhaps twice a week. There is alot in the tube and I feel that it has barely reduced in size so to me this is a bargain. It has kept its softness and creaminess and has not dried out at all.
Thanks for reading :)
The No7 range of products has plenty of choice when it comes to skin care and make up. Its a tried and tested range that has been on sale at Boots for longer than I can remember. Boots very often have promotional offers with £5 off No7 vouchers and so I have used these on and off to build up a decent collection of products. In fact there isn't much I haven't used and I rate many of the No7 products quite highly in terms of quality.
So it goes without saying that when looking for a good quality concealer product I checked out the No.7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick. It cost me £2.25 with the discount voucher at the time, but ought to have been £5 more. Its gone up to £7.75 now inline with the recent increase on almost all the No7 range!
Its nicely presented in a sleek lipstick applicator style case, which you just twist up every now and then to get the right amount of concealer. The light gold slightly frosted texture to the casing makes it look modern but not too fussy. Its handy enough in size to pop into your bag if you are out an about and feel that you need to adjust your make up.
It is especially helpful when you get a spot break out and will cover any redness and light blemishes that spots cause. However if you have scratched the spot I would not recommend using anything till the areas has calmed down a bit. If the skin is broken then its best not to apply this with the applicator as it may allow the spread of germs etc, which in turn could lead to more dreaded spots!
You can use this in a variety of ways as it can also be used sparingly to help conceal dark circles under or around the eyes. Do make sure to be light handed with it though as it can look very fake and heavy if applied too thickly.
Boots market this as a high performance concealer and when compared to other branded concealers, I feel it holds its own rather well. I wouldn't say it can hide everything that you don't want the world to see but it can help with light blemishes and also lesson the appearance of age spots or uneven skin tone. I would however say that if you do suffer from age spots and blemishes there are some good products around that can help with that on a more permanent basis.
It comes in 4 shades being extra fair, good for even the palest skins, fair, which I think has a slightly pinkish tinge to it, medium, which is close to the almond colour that some of the Boots No7 foundations come in and dark which I didn't really look at much as it was too dark for me to consider.
The blemish stick has a good creamy texture thats also oil absorbing when on the skin, it goes on easily when applied sparingly and can be used with your regular foundation product. Boots say it can control skin shine for up to 12 hours, I can't say I have found that to be the case but it does have a certain amount of decent staying power to it.
Other good points are that is 100% hypo allergenic and also fragrance free.
I feel this is a 3.5 star product really but as I can't give it that rating and 3 does seem unreasonable I will award this 4 stars.
Oh I have to say. This stick is perfect for my skin. I first tried it when I recieved one of those famous £5 off No.7 vouchers, and the product costs around £7.00, therefore with the vouchers which are given out very frequently it's the perfect budget price, £2. It seems like theres not a lot for the money you pay, but I find that one stick lasts for at least 3 months, and I use it almost daily so it's good value.
For me, this concealor is so superior to other cheaper brands because it's creamy, therefore it blends into my face and foundation so well, this also helps with dark undereye circles. I have oily/combination skin, and a bit of acne scaring but this covers it all up and I don't feel like it irritated my skin like some cheaper harder concealors do.
My skin is also fairly pale most of the year, so I need concealors which suit my skin tone, and the palest colour of this product is absoulutely perfect. So I'd recommend it if you've had problems with orange tone concealors.
Even if you don't have a voucher, I'd still recommend trying this product if you have a lot of spots or acne to cover up, with the price at £7.00 it's a midrange concealor, but far superior to the cheaper ones avaible for £4/5, you won't find a better one unless you're willing to fork out £15 - 20.
If someone was to look in my make-up bag they would wrongly presume I work for Boots No. 7 as nearly all my items are from their range. I've been using their products for years and favour them because, in my opinion, they provide the desired result.
I'm reviewing Boots No. 7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick, as it has to be the best blemish stick I've ever used. Previous purchases of alternative brands have left my skin looking "caked" whilst feeling heavy and totally unnatural looking.
The Blemish Stick costs £7.75 and is available in four colours:- Extra fair, fair, medium and dark. As I'm very fair-skinned I always tend to purchase the extra fair which is frequently out of stock so it must be quite popular.
The stick is made from an expensive-looking gold plastic with the words No. 7 written in black on the top with the colour of the stick written in gold on the bottom. I always find Boots have the colours stored under the wrong names and have previously unknowingly purchased "dark", so it's well worth checking the colour before you buy.
The top is easy to open and simply slides off to reveal the blemish stick that rises when you turn the bottom of the container. The product is extremely easy to apply and never feels dry on my skin. It glides on and requires a little blending with your fingers or brush to effectively cover any spots or blemishes.
Boots advertise the blemish stick as "high performance non-pore blocking". I'm always sceptical with manufacturer's advertising particularly as they tend to say almost anything to convince you to buy their products. However, this product certainly lives up to its' claims, as I haven't experienced any problems whatsoever. The great thing with this blemish stick is that it controls shine for up to 12 hours, normally a real problem for me.
I've been buying Boots No. 7 Quick Cover Blemish Sticks for years and whilst they're more expensive than some brands, I find they last a considerable length of time. One stick lasts me well over 6 months. I know you're supposed to discard any make-up that is over 6 months old, but I'm too tight-fisted to do that!!
Boots No. 7 products are frequently on offer and I tend to buy mine when there's a 3 for 2 promotion. My sister advised me that Boots currently have an offer where if you spend £22 on Boots No. 7 products you can receive a free gift. These offers are great as normally you're given a make up bag full of considerably large sample sizes of their products.
The blemish stick is hypo allergenic and fragrance free. I would highly recommend this product and award it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
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Every women should have one of these in her make up collection! they are a Godsend!
This cover up blemish stick really works! the creamy texture means it is easy to rub in and treat spots and blemishes!
I used to suffer from really Blemish prone skin which I used to find highly embaressing, so I was in boots looking for something that would really work, after trying so many products and each time being let down I was begining to feel desperate!
As I was looking in boots a lovely lady came up to me and asked if she could help, so I told her my problem and this blesmish stick is what she recommened, and a few months on I have never looked back.
The blemsih stick has the same look and feel as a No7 lipstick, so don't get confused into thinking this is a lip stick!
The creamy light texture allows you to easily apply the stick to your skin giving you flawless colour and it does not show through your foundation either which is a bonus! The stick itself lasts a really long time so for the money it is well worth investing in. The best part about this product is the fact it does not dry your skin out and turn it crusty and you do not have to keep reapplying as it lasts all day.
The product comes in 4 different colours so do use a tester and rub a little bit on to the back of your hand to get your correct match.
Another thing I would recommend is when it comes to applying the stick use your fingers instead of directly applying it on to your skin, this allows you to stop the risk of infecting your stick and spreading germs on your face. It also allows you to use as much as you like and apply directly on to the area you want to.
All round great product and reasonably prices at £9.50!