No7 collections are increasingly piquing my interest. Under the creative directorship of the fabulous Lisa Eldridge their ltd edition pieces are becoming increasingly different. I first saw the blush from their Midnight Enchantment collection on British Beauty Blogger months ago and nearly dribbled all over my laptop so when I finally spotted it in store I threw it in my basket without a second thought. Hmm...
It does look nice doesn’t it. Except it doesn’t quite live up to my expectation. The packaging looks nice enough and the compact with mirror is practical. Unfortunately the plastic feels cheap and flimsy, frankly I would expect something a little more special for a product which costs £13 which isn’t cheap for what is essentially a high street brand (whether they will admit that or not). I was a bit disappointed to see that the embossed design doesn’t tie up with the colour sections. It strikes me as a little odd.
Regardless of the packaging the blush itself is very nice. It’s a touch too shimmery for my taste but it makes up for it with the unusual berry shade although it looks pinker in the pic here than it does in real life (sorry!). The colour is subtle enough to be wearable on my pale skin but it can be built up to a deep wintery flush. I tend to mix the deeper shade with the baby pink as a blush then use a brush on just the white section as a highlight. The texture is smooth and easily blended although not particularly flattering on enlarged pores.
I think I was a victim of my own high expectations here. I almost have a touch of buyers remorse. It’s an ok blush but would I have picked it out if it weren’t for the pictures I’d seen online? Probably not actually x
*Bought by me*