Want to hear my thoughts on the No7 Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter?
Because I am so pale I tend to have quite the struggle when it comes to finding bronzers to work with my pale, cool complexion. However, not long back I was sent the No7 Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter which retails at £9.95 and is available to purchase both on the Boots website and in store. I was really excited when I first got this but also little hesitant but nevertheless, I gave it a try.
The idea is that you sweep this on the cheeks, brows bones and the bridge of the nose to reveal a subtle shimmery bronzed finish which is said to be great for the Summer evenings. Now I did as instructed and was a little taken aback by just how pigmented the stick was so I really would recommend being light handed or opting to use a brush rather than applying directly to avoid going over the top. I love how quick and easy this product is to use and that you see results straight away. The cream consistency also makes it a joy to work with as it blends out really well. The actual shade is a bronze toned brown that is shimmery but not glittery. It is no surprise that this didn’t look amazing on me as I find pink tones work miles better but when blended out and when applied quite sheer, it didn’t look too bad but highlighted my areas nicely as well as giving them a slight sun kissed look. The one thing I will say is that in my opinion this is much more of a evening product than for everyday daytime wear as it can look fairly dramatic. As for the packaging, the bronzer/highlighter comes in plastic casing form which is compact, sturdy and fits into my small makeup bag nicely. It also comes with a twist up bottom so there is no need to spend countless time messing around with mucky sharpeners. In terms of lasting power I found the cream textured product lasted around 5 hours which wasn’t too bad but I found by applying a layer of powder bronzer over the top helped to increase longevity but obviously this did slightly change the look of the product finish.
Overall I’d say I was pretty pleased with the way the product performed as well as it’s packaging. Although the shade works reasonably well, I think a pinker/champagne colour would work just that extra bit better for me so I think I shall be investing in the Instant Radiance Boost Highlighter in the near future to see if that product is a bit more suitable for me. If you are someone with warm toned skin, I think this could potentially work really, really well on you but if you are quite cool toned like myself, I’d suggest popping in store to give it a test just to be on the safe side to avoid buying something that doesn’t quite work for you and wasting your hard earned cash by doing so.
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