Here’s something I am very excited about as I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the No7 brand, and I’ve recently discovered that there will be some amazing launches coming out early next year. They’re mixing things up with their make-up, but also have some fantastic skincare products coming out too. I really prefer skincare that’s tailor-made to our individual needs, and thankfully No7 have taken note by releasing some very cool choices.
Beautiful Skin BB Cream (£15)
As I’m sure everyone else did, I got carried away with the BB Cream excitement as over the last year, some impressive ones were released into the UK market and most were well received. However, whilst they were great for those with normal or near to normal skin, any major skin types like oily or dry were left out in the cold. No7 have addressed this by creating 3 different versions of their BB Cream; Normal/Oily, Normal/Dry or Dry/Very Dry. I’m really pleased that a company has FINALLY realised that BB Cream needs to be more skin type specific, and I’m currently trying the Normal/Dry one which so far is lovely. I’ll write a full review once I’ve played around with it a little more.
Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water for Normal/Oily skin (£9)
The fabulous Lady Cunningham (BritishBeautyBlogger), raved about this product recently, saying that it’s very similar to a Micellar Water which she’s a big fan of. I much prefer wipe off cleansers as opposed to wash-off and if they can be a liquid rather than a cream then I’m totally sold. I seriously cannot wait to try this as whenever my skin is crying out for a bit of TLC (like now, sadly) I always tone down my skincare to the bare minimum by using gentle cleansing waters and very little else, so I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this and the fact that it’s going to cost less than a tenner has me impatiently tapping my feet whilst awaiting the arrival of it in Boots.
Beautiful Skin Day Cream (£12.50)
To compliment their range of BB Creams, No7 will also be releasing day creams for the same skin types (Normal/Oily, Normal/Dry and Dry/Very Dry), all of which have an SPF15 and a 5 star UVA rating. As you can see, the packaging is very pretty and I’m really pleased that there are a variety of options available for skintype-specific choices.
Airbrush Away Primer (£19.50)
I’m on a bit of a primer finding mission at the moment as I’m back and forth about whether they’re necessary or not. Having said that, since my skin has improved drastically recently (apart from my current, annoying mini breakout), I’m starting to become more aware of the things that didn’t enter my radar previously, like the large pores on my cheeks and my shiny nose. On this basis, I’m looking at the huge variety of primers available on the market and I’m working my way through them. This primer appears to be aimed at reducing the appearance of ageing which is quite unusual for a primer, so I’m interested to see how this performs.
Vital Brights Cream Blush (£10)
Time to move away from the technical and on to the beautiful; it was love at first site when I saw these cream blushes as not only is the packaging heartbreakingly pretty, the limited edition shades are gorgeous and perfect for summer cheeks. There are two shades available, Blooming Pink and Blossoming Pink. Blooming Pink is a bright fuschia pink, whereas Blossoming Pink is a more toned down, rosy pink. I’m such a big fan of cream blushes as I think they can give a really natural, dewy finish, so I’ll be checking out the Blooming Pink once it comes out next year.
Vital Brights Lipstick (£10)
These two limited edition lipsticks match the cream blushes and are housed in equally sleek white packaging. These are perfect spring brights that would work wonderfully with the matching blushes and I’ll again be leaning towards Blooming Pink as I’m a sucker for a bright fuschia. Plus, according to Lisa Eldridge who is No7’s Creative Consultant, “This pretty pink blows the cobwebs away and breathes life and energy into the face in an instant” which sounds good to me!