The entire No.7 cosmetics range has had a re-vamp. Lisa Eldridge is the creative director of the range and whilst there have been improvements over the the last few years I've never thought the products on par with mid end ranges, so I was intrigued to see how the re-vamped products would fare. First off I think the packaging has improved, though it does have the typical light weight feel of similar priced brands, it now looks a bit more sleek and modern.
The crux of the range is the new foundation match made service which
uses a hand-held device which measures which of the 17 shades you
match, however as none of the foundation ingredients looked
suitable for acne prone skin I gave this a miss and settled on some
eyeshadows and a lipstick.
The Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Trio in Good Earth (£8.50) contains
shimmery shades in a cream/white, brown and taupe.
The shadows feels
reasonably smooth, the pigment level is average but they apply well
and blend nicely.
Here is what the trio looks like on
The Stay Perfect Eyeshadow single in wheatsheaf (£8) is a shimmery peachy champagne, it feels smoother and has more
pigment compared to the trio.
With a eye primer these last the day
with only a slight colour fade.
The Sheer Temptation Lipstick (£9)
in Caramel Kiss #12 is a plummy rose with a glossy finish.
feels creamy and moisturising though its wear time is very short (even less than my Chanel Coco shines).
Swatches below L-R: Trio, Single, lipstick
Whilst these items cannot draw me away from my higher end brands,
from what I have tried the quality is much improved and these easily
compare with similar priced brands and even excel. They
are on 3 for 2 at the moment so if you do find yourself wondering
around a Boots store I think its worth a peruse.
I bought these from Boots.