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      01.05.2013 22:03
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      A waste of money for me

      =Boots No.7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse=
      I love Boots make up range and where possible I try to buy from the No 7 range, Boots have 3 own brands of makeup ranges, the 1st is Boots No 7, this is the most expensive of the ranges, Boots no 17, is the middle range prices, and Natural collection which is cheaper range.

      =Normally=
      I wear powder eye shadows, and no 7, is my preferred range. Boots regularly give till vouchers for £5 off No 7 products, so when these come out I like to try products that I have not used before, as I feel the £5 goes a long way off a new product.

      =The Stay Perfect Eye Mousse=
      Currently the mousse retails at £9 for a small 5ml tube, at the time of my purchase there was 6 colours in the range, as I was trying something new I decided to go full on and try a new colour, so I brought Vanilla, which is a creamy colour, as I decided that I could wear that in a daytime, just to give a sense of colour. The colour of the tubes were the colour of the mousse.

      =From Boots=
      "That the soft mousse like cream glides on for a luminous sheer veil of continuous colour".

      =Here Goes=
      I will admit that it has been a long time since I have used a mousse eye shadow, so worked on the principal of squeezing just a little out and see how far it goes and how easy it was to apply.
      I put a little bit on my index finger, that I managed perfectly, now the fun began, where do I start, I couldn't get the mousse to go evenly from my finger to my eyelid, it ended up halfway up my eye down to my lashes, I was really expecting someone to be hid around the corner with a camera ready for "You've been framed" if it had been any other colour I would had looked like I was applying for a position as a clown.

      =Try, try, try again=
      I am not one to be defeated, so I thought I would have try 2, this time I thought I would use an old eye shadow brush - big mistake, - I had no more mousse left in the brush then I did on my eye, and when I finally got some to stay on, I was then ending up with fibres from the brush.

      =Try 3=
      This was not beating me, I found a sponge applicator, and wow it worked, I could have done a victory dance, till I realised that I had used nearly half a tube with my experiments.

      =Now on - proof in the pudding=
      I just put the mousse on my lower eyelid as I wanted a fresh daytime approach, and was pleased that it looked really good, that was until I went to the bathroom and thought just have a look at my eyes, literally two hours later, the mousse had started to melt away, was really patchy, had it have been a violet colour, I might have looked like someone had hit me and I had made a patchy attempt to hide it.

      =Would I wear again=
      NO NO NO, sorry but this was not for me, hopefully others have had a better success and got somewhere, but for me it gets the one star, that is because I cannot zero it.

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      28.04.2013 23:05
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      excellent product, well worth a go, particularly if you can get it on offer

      Note: this product has been recently repackaged, so don't look for the tubes in the picture above in the store. Look instead for the lip gloss-type tubes found here. http://www.boots.com/en/No7-Stay-Perfect-Eye-Mousse_1273237/ There is now also a wider range of colours.

      I have the eye mouse in "pewter" and "bronze".

      ADVANTAGES

      The eye mousse is excellent.

      In the repackage it did become a 1ml smaller (was 5ml now its 4ml - funny that!) but it does last quite a while. It goes on very smoothly and doesn't sink into the cracks of the eye lid overly. Using an eye shadow base makes the product last all day. I use the No7 Stay Perfect Smoothing & Brightening Eye Base which retails for £7. It looks almost exactly the same at the start of the day than at the end.

      The packaging in the tube made it difficult to avoid dispensing more than needed. If you do squeeze out too much, it is pretty impossible to put it back in, which is a bit of a waste. The new packaging is much easier to use.

      Unlike some long lasting eye shadows, this one is very easy to remove.

      DRAWBACKS

      The cream does stay "wet" all day. I think this is part of the reason it stays looking nice, but it does mean that if you rub your eye half way through the day, some will come off on your hand. Because of its wet nature, it can also be difficult to wear the product with liquid eye liner as they two tend to merge into one. Additionally, I would strongly recommend testing the colour on the back of your hand before you buy. The one I have in the purple-ish tube is far more silver than purple (which I like, but can be a bit misleading).

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      25.04.2013 21:46
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      There are better products out there

      I love to wear eye shadow but I tend to always wear brown colours, last year, I decided to be a little more adventurous and buy a new brighter colour. I had a £5 off No 7 Voucher so I went to my local Boots and started to browse the collection. I spotted The Stay Perfect Eye Mousse; I had never tried eye mousse before so I decided to give it a go.

      The Eye Mousse retails at £9 for a small 5ml tube, however at the time of writing, it is currently half price at £4.50 (it looks like they are re-designing the brand logo as loads of their products are currently half price and when I went into Boots yesterday, it said something along the lines of 'exciting new range coming soon'). As part of the No 7 range, it is exclusive to Boots but also available on places like EBay.

      There are around 6 different colours available, so not a fantastic selection but I did find that the colour of the tube is actually a good indication of the colour of the mousse. I choose Vanilla which is a nice creamy colour as I just wanted a shade to try and brighten my lids a little.

      Boots state that 'the soft mousse like cream glides on for a luminous sheer veil of continuous colour', this sound really good, the problem I found was actually applying it. Having never used a mousse before, I first tried by squeezing a small amount onto my index finger and then rubbing over my upper eye lid, the problem I experienced was that I found it really difficult to do, it was really hard to spread evenly, reach the corners of my lids and to be honest, I got more on my lashes than my eyelid. But I continued to try and apply and after about 10minutes and 10 coatings of mascara, it finally looked ok. The second time, I tried using a small make up brush to apply, but still experienced similar problems but this time, I had 'lines' on my lid from the bristles of my brush!

      I have only worn the Mousse twice, one was a fairly hot day and the other not and on both occasions, I found that the mousse melted on my lids and after around 4 hours, it was very patchy and needed completely re-applying.

      Overall, I would not recommend this nor would I buy again, although the colours are nice, the lack of staying power and problems applying outweigh this and I would only give 1 out of 5 stars.

      Thanks for reading.

      Some product reference taken from www.Boots.com

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      21.03.2012 14:03
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      Easily applied, lasts all night and looks great, what more can a girl ask for?

      I have use this product for many years now and think it is one of the best eye mousses around, It comes in comes in a variety of colours

      * Sky
      * Pewter
      * Plum
      * Khaki
      * Fudge
      * Vanilla

      I usually buy the colour lilac but they didn't have it in stock in my local Boots and they don't seem to have it on their web site so maybe they have stopped making it in that colour, so I picked up the closest colour which was pewter.

      The product is hypo-allergenic and comes in a 5ml squeezable tube which is the same colour as the mousse it contains, it also has a screw top the same colour as the tube which the tube can stand up on meaning the mousse is always at the bottom and easily squeezed out. When stood up the tube is approx 67mm high.

      On the front of this product it has in gold writing the Boots No7 logo along with the words Stay Perfect Eye Mousse, It also states it is hypo-allergenic. On the back all the writing is in gold and says "Soft mousse-like cream glides on for a luminous sheer veil of continuous colour", it also has the colour of the product and the Boots web site address: www.boots.com.

      I like the way that when you buy this product and unscrew the top it has a silver foil covering the opening which must be removed before use so you know other people haven't been using it as a tester in store before you buy it.

      I find this product very easy to apply, I use a very small amount on my finger and apply to my eye lid, the mouse glides on leaving a shimmery light feel and look, if you wanted a more dramatic look you could just apply more turning it from a day to night look. This mousse lasts me a long time although it is only a small tube I find I only have to apply it sparingly to get the desired look and it does last me all night, the only down side is that by the end of the night it can look slightly creased on my eye lid, but it is not at all noticeable.

      This product currently retails at £9.00 for 5ml. I bought this with a Boots No7 £5.00 off voucher making it only £4.00. I have never bought this product at full price, although I would highly recommend it to anyone and it does last a long time, I just can't justify £9.00 on such a small tube.

      Also published on ciao under user name 81caroline.

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        26.06.2011 00:56
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        A great eye colour product

        ==Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse==

        I am a terrible shopper who will more often than not spend a ton of money in one go at Boots on a load of random purchases that I probably don't really need to buy. I remember buying this Eye Mousse as a bit of a trial as I had previously tried a mousse type eye product by a different brand and found it to be a bit of a waste of money.

        This tube of eye mousse costs £9 in all Boots stores. It comes in a small tube which holds 5 ml of the product. There is a screw cap which is always easy to take off and put back on and it can stand up nicely on its lid meaning that the product flows from it easily when the tube is squeezed.

        There are a few different shades of the eye mousse to choose from and I picked up the "pewter" shade which is more or less the shade I usually wear but perhaps a slight darker colour. It is like a warm silvery beige colour. The other shades are khaki, plum, sky, fudge or vanilla which you can more of less gather out what shades they would be. The colours aren't really a bright or vibrant take on the shade and are very understated which makes them look really appealing.

        The product says it is "A soft mousse like cream which glides on for a luminous sheer veil of continuous colour" and this really is the case. I find that a little of the product squeezed out goes a long way to covering both eye lids and using less is far better than layering it on thick and using too much. The shimmering product that comes out of the tub is a really nice texture and does feel very smooth and silky when applying it to the lids. It is easy to move around and blend in and creates a really flawless look.

        I was worried that the product would get stuck in the creases of my eye but making sure I don't use too much means that this doesn't happen at all. The lightness of the mousse makes it have a very nice sheen and the glimmering aspect of the product works really well to lifting my lids and making the product more noticeable while not being too glittery and girly. It has a very sophisticated look that does seem far more expensive than a lot of the compacted powder eye shadows that I have been using.

        The eye mousse has a really good staying power too and will last well through out the whole day. The colour stays put and doesn't seem to dust off the lids which I find a lot of my Rimmel eye colours do and I guess the creamy type of product that this is works better at keeping the look by sticking to the skin.

        I really can't rate this No7 eye Mousse much higher and I really think it is a great product. It makes my eyes look so better by lifting and lightening them up and they even even feel better with the creamy product rather than a drying compact. All in all I would obviously recommend this and will be giving an easy score of 5 out of 5!

        Well worth the money.



        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

        many thanks for taking the time to read.

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        09.02.2011 20:40
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        Another great product from the No7 range

        I have so far two loves when it comes to make up, Boots No7 and Benefit my make up case and bag is rather full so writing the reviews on various products gives me a good excuse to sort it all out.

        No7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse:

        I adore the eye mousse and I normally use them for a night time look when going out, I think they give a great effect on your eyes. I first started to use eye mousse a few years back when my friend was wearing some on a night out, I noticed how nice it looked and asked where she got it from. The next day I found myself on the way to Boots!

        Available Colours:

        Sky Blue
        Pewter
        Plum
        Khaki
        Fudge
        Vanilla

        My Findings:

        My first colour I purchased was plum, having green eyes purples work very well for me. The tube itself is small containing 5ml of colour. This was off putting for such a small tube and high price tag, I was thinking it wasn't going to last me long. The good thing is that a small amount covers really well and the tube will last longer than you think.

        When applying to my eyes the cream glides on easily and I find it easier to use my finger rather than a brush (A brush seems to smear it rather than coat). A small amount coats the eyes well and leaves a smooth shimmery look which glistens within the light.

        The cream is relatively thick but soft to touch and is like velvet on your skin, as this is a wet eye shadow I was hoping this wouldn't make my eyes feel sticky or crease up. To my surprise you can not tell you have this on I don't have any problems with creases and nor does it fade while out and about.

        I had tried other wet eye shadows before in the past and if feeling warm they tend to smudge or slide off your face in the heat, but happy to report this one stays put (unless you rub your eyes of course!)

        I was told when purchasing that this is waterproof, personally I don't go swimming in make up so can not really comment on that. When I remove the cream I use a simple wipe and it comes off with ease so I think it is not actually waterproof nor can I find it on their web-site to say it is?

        The Colours I've tried -

        Plum - I was hoping really this was going to be darker than it actually was, but still the colour was lovely and made my eyes look even greener.

        Khaki - For me this is more gold than khaki when applied to my eyes but it had a lovely shimmer of gold, this colour also works well when I use black eye shadow and use it as at two tone.

        Vanilla - A lovely soft day time look which looks sweet and neutral, like with the khaki this works great when doing two tone effects. Kind of more pearl looking to me more so than vanilla.

        Pewter - This gives a rather fetching silver shimmer look, perfect if you're heading to the dance floor as this sparkles whenever the light hits it.

        Price and Availability:

        As this is a Boots No7 product you can only purchase this from a Boots store or on their web-site. If you do wish to order from their site please note delivery costs apply. You do get free delivery when spending over £45.00.

        The mousse cost £9.00 each.

        Boots are currently running three for two on the No7 range.

        Overall:

        I simply love these little beauties, they give a great colour and cover to your eyes, staying power is very good for a wet eye shadow. The mousse does not smudge in the heat, pricey at £9.00 per tube but like I said a little really does go along way with this, so they last you for a while.
        I would certainly recommend these to young and mature they looks great on what-ever skin tone, my only hope is that they bring out more colours. The mousse is hypo-allergenic and not tested on animals.

        My only bug when it comes to this product is the small twist off top, and people with hand mobility problems will certainly find this a little tricky.

        Five out of five stars from me!

        Thanks for reading.

        Additional Information:

        'Created with Care. We've created this hypo-allergenic product using only ingredients we know and trust. It has been tried and tested by guests with even the most sensitive skin, so you'll know it will be good to yours. Dermatologically tested.'

        www.boots.com

        For people that like to shop in Boots I'm guessing will know about their advantage card system, if purchasing the Stay Perfect Eye Mousse this will give you 36 points.

        www.boots.com/en/No7-Stay-Perfect-Eye-Mousse-5ml_31073/

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          03.02.2011 22:26
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          I will not be buying this again

          I bought this eyeshadow as I had a voucher for £5 off No.7 and at aroung £9 it was about the cheapest thing I could find in the range. I am not a fan of No.7 as I find that the products do not last, so I was hoping the Stay Perfect range would address this problem. Sadly, it doesn't. Within an hour or two, the product has creased on the eyelid leaving unattractive lines. This can be avoided to an extent by applying a primer first, but as products like this are generally bought to simplify and speed up a make up routine, it kind of defeats the object!

          On the plus side, the colour I bought, Fudge, is lovely. It has a slight shimmer which is not over the top, and gives just the right amount of colour for a daytime product. It is very easy to apply, although it's easy to apply too much as a little goes a long way.

          I now use the product as a base under a powder eyeshadow. It seems to prevent the creasing while giving a little shimmer and depth to the powder shadow. However, if I could afford to, I would probably just throw it away!

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          24.12.2010 14:32
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          recommended

          Now if you've read any of my other No7 reviews before then you'll know that I'm a big fan of the No7 range. I think I've said before how much I love their liquid foundations, their nail polishes and mascaras. So naturally, after I had tried all these things out, I wanted to try more things from the range, as I believed they would be just as good. So I had really high expectations of this eye mousse when I bought it.

          The eye mousse comes in a cute little tube as shown in the picture. The bottle looks sort of metallic, and is quite shiny. It has the No7 logo in gold at the top. It is made out of plastic. There is 5ml in the bottle. As I only usually wear this eye mousse now and again if I'm going out somewhere nice, I find there is plenty of the mousse and a bottle would last me, I would say, over a year.

          The eye mousse costs £9 from Boots and will gain you 36 points on your advantage card.
          It is available to buy in six different shades, which are: sky (a light blue colour), pewter (a lilac shade), plum (deep purple), kahaki (dark green), fudge (dark orange) and vanilla, which is the shade I have. It is a light, natural looking colour. I say natural, but it is also very shimmery which means I wouldn't wear it everyday.

          The name 'stay perfect' made me think this would stay on my lids all day. I thought it would not smudge or fade, I thought it would be exactly the same at the end of the day as it was in the morning when I put it on.
          But unfortunately, this didn't stay on all day at all. It was very tricky to get it in place, and was very smudgy when I was applying it. After you've put this on you have to keep your eyes closed for about a minute until its dry. This is something I'm really not very good! To be fair though if you've got the time and patience then you can get this to look really glam. It is tricky though.

          Overall I would recommend this, but I'm not mad about it. Its not my favourite thing from the range at all. I won't be buying it again. It looks lovely when applied properly though so thats why I'm recommending it, and I don't think its too expensive.

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          08.12.2010 16:33
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          A lovely colour and great blendability (if that's a word?!) but really poor staying power.

          I received a small sample of this product in a recent No7 'spend a billion pounds and get some tiny things free' promotion. I like free things no matter what the cost so I spent the cash and got to try this. The blurb tells me this is a mousse-like cream eyeshadow that should provide a veil of continuous colour. I'd tried mousse foundations previously which had suited my skin type and so I liked the idea of a mousse eyeshadow.

          The sample came in a little tube which you have to squeeze to dispense the product. It comes out of the tube easily and holds it's shape on your finger (like toothpaste does when you squeeze it out). The shadow appeared pigment rich and the shade I received (Pewter) had a pleasant shimmery effect to it. On applying it to my eyelid it was smooth and creamy. It blended brilliantly and had a lovely depth of colour to it. Coverage was excellent and it didn't require an excessive amount to provide this good colour. Needless to say I was very pleased and was anticipating returning to buy a full size tube!

          When I got home after a shortish trip out shopping the shadow had all but disappeared from my actual eyelid however. The only visible remaining colour was really close to the lash line and then a small amount above the socket line where I'd blended the colour upwards. I usually really like No7 cosmetics as they tend to do what they say on the packet, needless to say I was disappointed that a Stay Perfect eyeshadow didn't really stay put at all. I've since tried using this with an eyeshadow primer which increases longevity a little but not drastically.

          I've given this 3 stars for the great colour, good pigmentation and ease of application.

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          02.10.2010 18:36
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          It stays perfect!

          I really like mousse products at the moment as I find that they work well with my skin and are a much lighter alternative to most liquid items of make up.

          This particular item is a No 7 one, which is Boots own brand, meaning that it can only be purchased from there. I actually recieved this in 'minature' in one of their free gift sets when you spend a certain amount on their items in store.
          Though I think in full size and at full price it costs between £5 and £8.

          The colour that I recieved was 'pewter', now when I first saw this I wasn't too keen on the shade as it looked a khaki sort of blue, if there is such a shade. However, when I began to apply i found that I really like the shade.

          To apply it feels very light and extremley silky and I think it may perhaps be one of the lightest 'mousse' style items that I have used. It is very silky to apply, as I have said and feels very smooth. It does feel quite cold when you first apply and I would reccomend leaving your eyes shut for 30 seconds or so just to ensure that it is dry before opening your eyes.
          I found that the best way to apply this was in few, thin layers as if I put on too much at any one time I found that it cracked or creased.

          The colour itself was a lovely charcoal grey and was quite shimmery, which makes it lovely day time wear on its own, or add some black eyeliner, some dark grey eyeshadow and there you have your perfect evening look too!

          It did stay perfect too, I found that there was no need to reapply and there wasn't even any sign of cracking or creasing like I normally find when I wear mousse eyeshadow!

          This is certainly something I would reccomend, especially if Boots do oneof them £5 vouchers again soon, as that means it shall be much cheaper!

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            29.09.2010 21:03
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            I like it

            Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse is an eye mousse which as you can probably guess is from Boots and costs £8.75. There are a choice of 6 colours matching the 5ml tube it comes in. The colours are sky - which is needless to say a light blue colour. Pewter which is a grey colour. Plum - which is a dark plum colour. Khaki which is a green colour. Fudge which is a a brown fudge colour and finally vanilla which is light cream colour.

            Mine is fudge I usually go for grey colours but was feeling like a change. As the bottle says mousse I was not really sure what to expect but it is more like a thick liquid eye shadow so don't panic it isn't going to foam up on your finger!

            This mousse is easy to use. You squeeze the mousse out of the bottle gently because you do not need lots. I then shut my eye and rub the mousse across my eyelid using my finger. I always use my finger anyway when applying eye make up but I think with this you wouldn't be able to get in on right with an eyeshadow applicator though a thin application brush may do the trick.

            It slides on nicely and the colour when dry is quite shiny and reflects the light well. I wear this as a day time eye shadow because the colour is not to powerful. You can see it but its not in your face. As for staying power this lasts a full day at work so and thats 8 hours so thats good enough for me.

            5 stars for this nice eye mousse.

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            29.09.2010 20:22
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            Not bad - but too expensive

            *** Stay Perfect ***
            These little tubes of eye mousse are part of the Boots No7 Stay Perfect range, and come in 5ml tubes at £8.75 each. There are six colours in the range - sky, pewter, plum, khaki, fudge and vanilla. Each tube reflects the colour of its contents, so it's easy to see what you're going to get! I am reviewing sky, which is a light blue shade. The product claims to give your eyes a "luminous sheer veil of colour".

            *** Cute tubes ***
            I love the packaging of these eye mousses. They come in cute little tubes - a bit like artists' tubes of paint - and are quite unusual. I also like that each colour in the range comes in different packaging depending on the contents. They are made from soft plastic so they are easy to squeeze.

            *** A little squeeze ***
            It is very easy to dispense the mousse from the tubes - just a careful little squeeze should dispense the right amount. As the mousse is fairly thick, it doesn't pour out everywhere or make a mess - it's just nice and easy to use. The cream itself is a nice, quite light shade of blue, and the mousse feels incredibly smooth.

            *** Glides on ***
            I apply this to my eyelid with my finger (I think it would be impossible to use a brush or applicator with this) and it glides onto my eyelids perfectly, giving great, even coverage. It feels very comfortable and pleasant to use. However, I do find the colour of this product lets it down slightly - although it looks very pigmented when you squeeze it from the tube, when I put it on the colour is just too subtle for me - I feel I have to layer it up to make it have any impact at all. However, it would be good if you just wanted something very subtle - maybe for a daytime look - and the product does indeed claim it gives a sheer veil of colour, so I guess I can't argue with this claim!

            *** Overall ***
            As much as I like the packaging and the texture of the product, it just isn't pigmented enough for me and at this price I expect a little more!

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            28.09.2010 12:23
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            A freebie that I'm really please I got

            I've never spent much money on make up but recently decided to splash out on some really good, expensive foundation and my research (and the £5 no 7 voucher I had) led me to the no 7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation (see separate review). Boots had an offer on where if you spent £20 you got a free gift set of no 7 product so I bought a foundation brush too, got the set and a 2.5ml tube of Stay Perfect Eye mousse in the Pewter colour was one of the items in this set.

            I was particularly keen to try this as eyeshadow is probably the one bit of makeup that I'm willing to be a bit adventurous on. I wasn't quite sure of the correct method to apply the mousse so decided on squeezing a tiny bit onto my little finger to transfer to my eye. This worked well for me and a tiny bit gave very good and even coverage. The texture is more cream than mousse but I didn't find this a problem, the colour is a very shimmery slightly purpley dark silver which I really like. Its quite striking without being too in your face which makes it that little bit easier to apply without worrying about slightly blurry edges. It actually appears to be one of the lighter colours and I don't know if I'd be bold enough to go for a darker one personally, as this seems quite dark enough.

            Despite being quite thick the mousse didn't sit heavily on my eyelids and was very comfortable to wear. On close inspection a good few hours later it still looked almost as good as when I'd put it on and I was pleased to see that it had stayed put on my eyelids and not ended up all over my cheeks, despite walking around in light drizzle and getting a bit teary eyed in a film.

            At £8.75 for a full size 5ml tube I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy more of this but I'm very pleased with my little freebie and as such a tiny amount is needed this will last a while. When Boots are giving out the £5 no 7 vouchers again I might consider getting a full size, but there are so many other products to try!

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            02.09.2010 22:10
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            dull, creases, expensive. not great.

            this really is a terrible product, it is heavier than a mousse so more like a cream and sadly it creases on your eye lids. 'stay perfect' is quite misleading and it does the opposite. i've always had a problem with finding eye shadows that dont crease as i have oily skin and this one failed to impress me. even after applying loose powder is stay put for more than 10 minutes. the colours are dull, there nothing that excite me and they dont blend together well. it does however, come in an easy to use tube but theres the possibility of wastage as once the mousse is on your finger, its really hard to get it back in the tube! the price doesnt thrill me either, i paid nearly 9 ponds and that was a year ago. i thought it was a lot then but having seen the price its selling for now its sort of a bargain!

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            31.07.2010 16:12
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            Good but would be better worth the money if the tube was bigger

            I tend to stay clear of No 7 products due to the fact that they're usually quite expensive. I have owned a few No 7 products (an eyeshadow, a lipstick and a mascara) courtesy of the free gift sets that you receive when you spend over a certain amount on things in the range, and I've been generally rather pleased with them (just reluctant to dip into my pocket!). This eye mousse was another component of a free gift set and was passed onto me after Mum decided that the colour wasn't to her liking.

            APPLICATION
            I'd say that this particular item isn't too dissimilar to cream eyeshadow rather than mousse, despite the name. My Mum has a mousse blusher and this doesn't seem the same consistency as that so I'd describe it more as eye cream than eye mousse as it's just that bit heavier and wetter.

            Applying the mousse is just a matter of spreading it across your eyelids and it doesn't take much blending, except in the corners where I had to spend a bit longer ironing out the creases and making sure that the mousse wasn't too "bunched" in one place. I use my fingers for this and it's quite messy!

            HOW IT LOOKS
            Once applied, it's a solid block of colour so I can imagine that the brighter and more eye-catching shades in the range (for example, the sky blue) would look stunning for evening wear. Being more "luminous" (the packaging's words, not mine!), it catches the light more than an eyeshadow would so it's that little bit more intense.

            STAYING POWER
            Being closer to liquid than eyeshadow, I wasn't sure how good the staying power would be. Back when I was at school, a friend was mad about cream eye make-upband I was never very impressed how long they did (or in her case, didn't) last on her eyes but this was much better. I put mine on in the morning and am pleased to say that it was still holding on in the late afternoon. Admittedly, it didn't look quite as pristine as it had done in the morning and looked more like I'd smeared it on in a rush five minutes earlier but you wouldn't notice this unless you were incredibly close up and from anyone else's view, it looked very intact.

            PRICE
            As with No 7 products in general, it's not cheap. A small 5g tube costs over £8, which seems to be the same size as the sample tube I have and I can't see it lasting all that long on current usage so I'm not sure how good value it is.

            WILL I BUY FOR MYSELF?
            I'm not wild about the price but I do really like the product so you may well find me breaking the habit of a lifetime and spending more than a few quid on a piece of make-up. For the price, I can't help but feel that the tube should be a bit bigger as I don't think my sample (same size as the "real" tube) is going to last very long at all when you consider how much it would cost.

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            Glides on for a luminous sheer veil of continuous colour /