Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow
Member Name: aclevername
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow
Advantages: good quality, long lasting, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: window fell out of my eyeshadow, but packaging has now changed
I first started using No.7 eyeshadows in my teens when I received a gift set one Christmas. I took a shine to one of the dark pink shades in the set and searched the No.7 counter in Boots for a replacement when I got down to the pan of the eyeshadow in the gift set.
I found a similar colour in store and have never been without since. The shade I use is number 42 Antique Rose. I have also bought this eyeshadow in other colours including a white colour, which is number 70 Innocence.
~ Price and availability ~
As it is from the No.7 range this eyeshadow is only available from Boots and www.boots.com. It costs £8.00 and is available in a wide range of different colours.
~ Packaging ~
Browsing the No.7 counter in Boots recently I have noticed that their eyeshadows and blushers have changed their packaging. I still have my No.7 eyeshadow in the older packaging as shown in the picture. It is a small black oval shaped compact with a semi-circle shaped window allowing you to see the colour of the eyeshadow and 'No7' on the black plastic in gold lettering.
The eyeshadow is hinged and easy to open. It comes with a small applicator with a curved handle. The number and name of the eyeshadow shade can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the eyeshadow.
I like the appearance of the packaging. The eyeshadow compacts are small and neat, but I have found with one of my eyeshadows that the clear plastic window has come out. This is also something I found with the similarly designed No.7 blusher. I am disappointed by the window coming out as it meant I couldn't carry the eyeshadow in my make-up bag in fear of the actual product getting damaged or breaking and spilling.
Although you can try to put the window back in it keeps falling out again so this is not the solution.
I suspect this is the reason they have redesigned the packaging, but in honesty I'm not keep on the new packaging and it would probably make me hesitate in buying the product again. This is stupid because I am sure there is nothing wrong with the new design, just I am used to the old packaging and set in my ways.
~ Use ~
I find that this eyeshadow is really easy to apply and it goes on nicely either with the sponge applicator provided or with an eyeshadow brush.
I find the colour transfers easily onto your eyelids and does not need to be built on.
The Antique Rose eyeshadow looks a fairly natural colour on my skin, but it has a nice shimmer to it. It is not a glittery shimmer at all and in the little compact the eyeshadow looks matte. It's as if the shimmer is part of the colour, if that makes sense.
I really like this eyeshadow as I feel that it is good quality and I have found it a lot more user-friendly than some much more expensive brands that I have used and I think it offers better results.
It is also long lasting and after application first thing in the morning it will still look just as great last thing at night.
~ Overall ~
Overall I think that this eyeshadow is great. I love the effect it gives and it is easy to apply and long lasting. I have found it to be much better quality than more expensive eyeshadows I have used.
It is reasonably priced at £8.00, but I often get mine using a No.7 £5.00 voucher, which are given out regularly in store.
The packaging was not great, with the window falling out of one of my eyeshadows and a blusher of the same design, but the packaging has now been updated now.
Summary: Good stuff!