No7 Spring Make Up Collection
The packaging is sleek but simple: a rose gold hinged lid, a thin but sturdy case and a large mirror inside. It comes with a double ended brush which is standard quality for a palette (e.g. not something I’d use everyday but is helpful in a push).
The colours are beautiful: the perfect group of neutrals and smoky shades to suit both day and night looks. What I also love is that all the shades have been taken from favourite shades from No7’s range and they provide these names (and whether they’re monos or from palettes) on the bottom of the packaging so that you can buy the shade separately if you have a particular favourite or run out of one shade. Something I wish a lot more brands would do! Nothing quite as annoying as when you find a favourite eyeshadow shade in a palette and then it running out.
The formulas of the shadows are quite different from each other which I discovered much to my shock: the pale, neutral shades (on the top row) are quite sheer and can be built up. However, the darker shades on the bottom row are SUPER pigmented and you only need the tiniest amount. I was used to the sheer colours and went in quite liberally with the darker colours and ended up looking like I’d been punched! So a word of warning! The shadows are also quite powdery so be careful of fallout under your eyes.
I took this palette to Japan and I am so thankful I did. I wore the neutrals during the day and then added a darker shade into my crease and along my lashline for the evening. I had no creasing with these shadows (though note that I do wear an eye primer as my eyes are super oily).
The best thing about this is that the palette is only £11 which I think is great value. It is limited edition so I’d run to Boots if I were you! These are also in the Boots 3 for 2 offer until 17th February so you can get a bargain if you’re quick!
Moving on from the palette, how beautiful is this nail varnish? Also from the No7 Spring collection, this is a Gel-look Shine (so not an actual gel, it just gives the plumped up and shiny finish of a gel) cream polish in ‘Coral Crush’. These are £7 each. I’ve never tried No7 nail varnish before, but after trying their nailcare range (reviewed HERE) I have high hopes!