Saturday, 1 March 2014

No7 Pop and Glow Cream Blush in Rose Blossom

Boots 3 for 2 got me again! As soon as I walked into the store, there on a pretty little stand was No7's new launch of cream blushers. This was never going to end well for my purse.

After swatching all 3 shades (a small selection, no?) I settled for Rose Blossom which is the pinkest of them all. I'm always drawn to the pink shades as I feel like they flatter my pale complexion the most. Having said that Legendary Powder Blush by Mac is much more of a peachy gold pink and that is one of my all-time favourites.

Speaking of which, I have never owned a cream blusher before. As soon as I hear the word cream I steer clear as my combo/oily skin doesn't take well to it. However when I swatched these on my hand they didn't feel greasy at all. In fact, once blended they almost felt powder-like which a sure and certain factor in me purchasing one.

I was a little concerned about applying a cream blush over my powder foundation as I just feel it could get rather cakey. Therefore during this last week where I've been trying this out, I've reached for my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation as a base. I simply swipe a bit of this straight from the tube up the sides of my cheeks and blend with my fingertips. It works into the cheeks flawlessly to leave a really natural finish.

A little goes a really long way. It's definitely a buildable colour but I find that on my pale complexion, only a tiny bit is needed as it can be quite bright. Either way, I'm really loving the ease and simplicity of applying this blush. It's such a quick and effortless product that I think will look fabulous for that fresh-faced spring and summer look. It doesn't make my skin loo greasy or cakey and it lasts all day. So over all, yeah, I'm really liking this :)

No7 Pop and Glow Cream Blush in Rose Blossom - £9.95 from Boots


  1. I love the sound of this! It looks amazing and such a pretty colour too. I love cream blushes and you're right they do feel powdery when they are applied so I don't think they're too bad for oily skin. I think I'm going to have to try this out :) x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    1. Do all cream blushers feel quite powdery? This one does for sure which is why I bought it but I'm worried others will make me feel like I have an oil slick on my face haha. xxo

  2. This sounds and looks absolutely amazing! :) I really want to try out the highlighter too.
    I think I may hear the Boots 3 for 2 calling my name again hehe.
    Great post lovely!!

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

    1. I only spotted the highlighter the other day. It wasn't there when I went to pick up the blush. Now I really want to try it too. Might have to indulge before the 3 for 2 is over! xxo

  3. These really do look quite nice, I hope to try one soon, I'd probably pick this colour too.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    1. Haha yeah I reckon this is definitely the best colour :P If you give them a go let me know hun xxo


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