I recently bought a Boots No 7 Cheek Tint Blusher in Honey as I had a £5 gift voucher from Boots. I needed a new blusher anyway but was unsure which shade to go for as I have very pale skin. These cheek tints come in a good range of colours with five different types to choose from, for the palest to the darkest of skin tones.
This blusher does not come with a brush or a mirror but as I have both of those things anyway I wasn't too bothered about it. It is a micro fine powder with added vitamins in this blusher so it blends really well over the skin. I tend to use only the smallest amount for the most natural look but if I am going out for the evening and I want to have more definition then I apply more colour and it still looks really natural even when the colour is built up on your cheeks.
The blusher is very easy and simple to remove at night when you want to take your make up off and I simply remove mine with cotton wool pads and a good facial cleanser or alternatively, I use facial wipes. Either way, it comes off easily and is kind to the skin and I have had no adverse reaction to using this blusher.
I can only speak for the honey shade I use, but I am sure that the other shades look just as lovely and natural on the skin as this one does. It is certainly recommended by me.
I think most of us women who shop in Boots have at some point received the £5 voucher to be used on cosmetics including the No7 brand. I of course like to take advantage of this offer simply because I do find the No7 make up range to be incredibly good in terms of quality and let's face it who doesn't like to get a little bit of money off an item which can be quite expensive. When I tend to use the vouchers I don't normally need anything in particular I just tend to stock up on what I will need.
One of those items I stocked up on was blusher well the product name is No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour to be precise. I knew I'd be needing a new blusher in the next few weeks do thought I'd try the No7 blusher. No7 is a Boots own brand is the older sister to No17. No7 is a slightly more mature and sophisticated range of make up although being more expensive than No17 it still keeps up with the trends making it quite versatile.
What is it?
No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour is pretty self explanatory really. It is a coloured blusher which is used on the cheeks of the face. It has made up of micro fine powders which should give a smooth and soft finish once applied. To keep your cheeks in a soft condition the Blush Cheek Colour also contains Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 to take care of your skin. The blusher comes in five shades all of which are quite different so should suit most of us.
No7 products have recently had an update in terms of their packaging (picture on Dooyoo is out of date) and the No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour comes in the distinctive black and gold packaging which all No7 products have. The blusher itself comes in a small black plastic compact style holder with a clear plastic window so you can clearly see the shade you have bought. On the back of the plastic case there is very little information such as shade colour, product information but it is limited.
The blusher doesn't come with a blusher brush which for me is fine as I prefer to use my own blusher brush anyway. To apply you simply sweep your brush over the blusher and then onto your cheeks. I have found with this blusher or particularly the shade I have that I don't need to apply it too heavily as I will end up looking like a clown!
For me I really like this blusher. I bought the shade 'Soft Damson' which is like a dusky pink which I thought would be perfect for the winter months (I change my make up depending on the seasons!). I do find as mentioned above I really don't need to over apply this blusher as the colour comes on quite strong with just one sweep of the brush and if I am too heavy handed with it the colour just looks too much and quite fake. Think of the girls that go out with heavy blusher which looks awful well if you are not careful this could be one of those blushers!
However, having said that when I apply it properly and I am careful the colour it gives is beautiful and really does provide a nice shade to the cheeks. It also provides a colour that lasts for around 8 hours which is even better as it doesn't need to be re-applied and the blusher gives a nice natural looking finish and blends evenly alongside my face powder. It is also easy to remove with either a make up wipe or flannel it comes off in one go.
A wonderful blusher which I would be happy to purchase again as it provides a wonderful colour and because you don't need to use too much of it per application it will last for quite some time. Definitely a blusher I can recommend and can easily give it 5 stars.
Availability: Boots only in store or online
Price: £8.00 (32 points)
Boots no7 cheek tint in shade 10 peach silk is a hypo-allergenic cream blusher, it costs £9 but I got mine with my boots £5 skincare voucher which brought the price down to just £4,
I got the peachy colour one, I normally go for the pinky toned ones but as its Autumn I thought I would go for this one because it looks like a nice warm shade perfect for Autumn, I like to apply this with my stipple brush on the apples of my cheeks, because it gives me a better finish and it prevents rubbing the foundation off when using my fingers.
It's a really nice natural looking colour, the first few times I used it I found it was wearing off quite fast and I was having to reapply it a few times throughout the day so as the days went on I applied more than normal in the morning to get it to last longer, that did work but I still like to touch it up throughout the day, maybe this is the downside of cream blushes or it could be that I have quite oily skin which would make it slide off me faster.
I still would not let this put me off buying it though because I like the colour and the natural look it gives, I reapply lipstick throughout the day so it doesn't bother me touching up my blush.
if I was in a hurry I would apply this on my cheeks lips and eyes just for a bit of colour before leaving the house. Blush is my must have cosmetic, I like to have a healthy glow to my skin and feel i look very pasty without it.
Although I am usually very fickle when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products - I like trying out new things too much! - there are a few products I always go back to, which I think is a good endorsement of those products if a happy shopper likes me is loyal to them! One of the products I love and have bought several times is the Maybelline Blush Mousse, which I think is a great product at a decent price, and has always worked really well for me. But I have had problems finding it recently - I have only looked in two branches of Boots but Maybelline seems to be plugging a new blush cream now. Disappointed, I went for a half-hearted look around for something else, when I spotted this in the No7 display. And - hooray! - I remembered that I had a £5 No7 voucher tucked away in my bag, so I took a closer look...
As I have olive-toned skin, I often find blush products are too bright or pinky-toned for me, or they don't show up at all. I also don't like powder blushes for some reason - I just have a strong preference for cream formulas as I think they are easier to blend and create a more natural look. This is why I liked the Maybelline product - the texture was perfect for me and they also made a dark, rusty-red shade of blush that was perfect for me. So I was pleased to see that the No7 version came in three shades - Rose, Maple and Peach. I instantly opted for the rose, a lovely dusky damson shade. Perfect! It costs £9 but obviously I got my £5 off so I picked this up for a rather decent £4 - and collected Boots points on top of this of course. So far, so good!
Use your fingers...
The product comes in a little grey compact style package, where the lid is hinged and lifts up. Inside is a circular space containing the cream. There are no applicators or anything - this is one that should go in with your fingertips (although I guess you could use a make-up sponge). As explained, this is a lovely, quite dark damson shade and doesn't contain any visible glitter or shimmer, which is a plus point for me, as I find some blushers can be very shimmery. Using a foundation first, I then put a few dots of this just under my cheekbones. It has a very thick texture and you need to rub the surface of the blush a little to get a nice amount on your fingertip.
As this is a dark shade, it can be a little daunting looking when you first dot it onto your cheeks! But gently blending this in I discovered it was a prefect shade for me. It produces quite a deep blush, yet it blends in so well that it appears very natural and gives - dare I say it - quite a sexy flush to the cheeks! I always start off with just a little of the product - as of course it's easier to add than take away - but I do like to add a little to any areas of my cheeks where I think it would look good. As it is so easy to blend in it still looks natural, even with a second application.
As I have slightly darker skin, I think this works well for me as it isn't as peach or pinky as other blushers tend to be, and for my skintone it is just right! It's also very easy to apply which is an added bonus.
Overall I was delighted with how this looked on my skin and it really does give me the perfect flushed look! But does it last? Well I find that if I put this on in the morning it will last me through to the afternoon. Although I don't tend to reapply my makeup if I am just sat in the office all day (I think I stop caring after a few hours at my desk!) if I was going out after work I would definitely reapply this.
I am very pleased I picked this up - especially for the bargain price of £4. I will definitely be buying this again - I like it just as much, if not more, than my Maybelline blush and if I can get it with the voucher again I'll be very happy! Highly recommended.
I'm always a bit unsure when applying blusher as I'm paranoid about ending up like aunt sally in wurzel gummage or with a permanent flushed look. The look I'd like to achieve is natural, with a hint of colour, but have found powdered blushers quite hard to work with as these often give a streaky appearance. This is not saying that it's the powder blusher that is in the wrong - I'm totally happy to hold my hands up to that - just that I find it hard to achieve the desired result with. When a friend of mine suggested that I try No 7's cheek tint blusher, which is a cream blusher, I was initially dubious - if I can't blend a powder, surely a cream would give a harsher result? Eventually I was persuaded to give it a try though.
The blusher is a cream rather than powder, as mentioned above. It comes in a small silver plastic case, with a clear plastic window so you can see the cream through - and thus identify which shade you want to opt for at the point of purchase. It is priced at £9 for the 6g, which is quite pricey but Boots (where you can purchase No 7 products from) often have offers on this range such as 3 for 2, or £5 off any No 7 product. I purchased my blusher on this promotion so paid just £4 for it, which I thought was a good price.
The cheek tint is available in three shades, Rose, Maple and Peach. I purchased it in Maple, which is a dark pinky colour. It is quite a dark pink in the container, but having tested this on my skin (which is fair to medium in tone) it wasn't as harsh as it looked in the packaging and blended to a more natural pink.
As this is a cream rather than powder, I ditched my blusher brush and opted to apply using my finger tips - the theory being that this would be easier to blend in this way anyway. I stroke my forefinger over the cream gently, to gather a little product at a time and apply to my cheek bones, blending downwards over the apples of my cheeks. This was quite easy to apply, but did take a few applications to completely get the hang of! The beauty of this blusher is that it blends really easily and well, so you can achieve the desired level of colour quite easily. Also, you can build up the colour slowly to avoid any harsh lines (aunt sally eat your heart out!). The cream did not feel wet or greasy to the touch and didn't really feel like cream at all.
This is a cream to powder blusher so it has a lasting finish. Had I not known that this was cream-to-powder I would not have known as to me it doesn't really seem to change form at al to mel. It does give a really natural look, although there is a slight 'shimmer' to it too when it catches the light. It lasts all day, particularly if you have a foundation base - this really seems to help the product to hold.
The one thing that I have found with this cheek tint, and that it loses marks for, is that the cream does melt a little in hot weather. I found this when I went on holiday last year and the cream appeared to 'sweat' and have a greasy feel to it. If applied in this state, it felt greasy and slid on my face - proving hard to blend. This was easily remedied by keeping it in the fridge, but it did cause me to worry whether the blusher would hold out on my face in the hot weather (it did).
I like this product, and find it easy to apply. It gives a natural 'flushed' look which lasts all day. I also use fairly little of the product per application, so it has so far lasted me well over 6 months and I have the majority of it left too. Therefore, even at full price at £9 it is good value for money, but if you can pick it up whilst on promotion it is positively bargainous!