Thursday, 25 July 2013

My go-to gloss: No7 BB Lips in 'Coral Reef'

No7 BB Lips are £8.50 from Boots

I'm actually rather surprised that I'm dedicating a whole 'go-to' post to 1) something from No7 and 2) a product that is essentially a lip gloss. It's not that I have anything against either of these things but until now No7 has been a brand that reminded me a bit too much of granny make up bags and glosses have never properly made it into my beauty regime before. It's true that I love the Benefit glosses if just for their smell alone, but there is something extra special about this new product. And it doesn't make me feel like a granny either...

No7 BB Lips is the latest product to jump on the BB bandwagon and claims to be more than just an average gloss because it provides soothing nourishment and UV protection as well as beautiful colour, making it a potential dupe for the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors. I picked this up a few weeks ago because No7 was on offer and I also had a voucher so it was a pretty bargainous buy as it was under £10 to start with! I obviously went for the peachy shade 'coral reef' because I actually have a problem when it comes to peachy toned make up, but there are five other lovely colours for those of you without peach addictions. Usually the most disappointing thing with glosses of this light shade is the poor colour pay off but as you can see from the swatch and picture of my lips this has a nice amount of colour in the product AND on the lips (although not to mislead you, I'm wearing a touch of MAC shy girl underneath because that's how I like to wear this product best). It still provides quite a sheer layer of colour, but in a really pretty and natural 'your lips but better' way which is just what I want from a summertime lip product. I do also think this is the most nourishing lip gloss I've tried as most of them just provide shine opposed to care, but this leaves my lips feeling soft, plump and moisturised and has the added bonus of SPF15 protection. And as if all that wasn't enough the formula of this product is amazing too as it gives the perfect level of shine, is not very sticky (no risk of hairy lips when it gets windy, hurrah!) and is also the longest lasting gloss I've given a go and if you layer this over a lipstick you'll find it'll make that last longer too! My only grumble comes with the packaging because as much as I love how the colour matches the shade inside, sadly the silver writing has rubbed off quite a lot on mine already and I also personally prefer a sponge tipped applicator, but I do know the type this has is more hygienic. Right, raving over. Just give my new go-to gloss a go yes?

I've been having a pretty lovely week that started with a trip to see The Worlds End at the Cinema which was hilarious, then continued with a delicious meal out at a cool tapas bar in Covent Garden with my old (sob sob) housemate Nick last night and is now finishing with a few days stay at my boyfriend's house in London whilst I finish my internship...now where did those 5 weeks go? I hope you're all having a really good week too!

Have you been tempted by No7 BB lips? What's your go-to gloss?

21 comments:

  1. I keep eyeing this up in Boots - maybe I should take the plunge!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. Such a pretty shade! I was going to buy one of these the other day! Think i'm gonna get one on payday! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  3. This is a really pretty shade.

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  4. I'm forever lurking about these, looks lovely, I can never decide which colour to get though!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  5. Haven't tried many of the products from this brand, but the colour of this lippy looks lovely, perfect for summer!
    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. this looks so nice! i might have to pop to boots and try these out now

    http://beccahearts.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  7. Its a lovely shade, but I am not really a fan of No.7 makeup!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. Ooh this looks lovely!! I just got one of the clarins instant light lip perfectors recently and if its anything like that I'm sure its a beaut!! I know what you mean about No.7 being seen as a 'granny' brand too although I have no idea why as every product I've tried from them has been amazing!! Xx.

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  9. Such a pretty colour, something that would be lovely to sweep over lipstick! I love No7.

    Pipp x
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. There's nothing worse than a hairy lip in the wind. That's why I avoid lipglosses at all costs but this sounds so lovely I may have to ditch my judging ways and give it a go. The colour is really pretty and it looks lovely on you. That said, you'd look lovely if your face was covered in mud you little beauty queen, you! NOT FAIR by the way!
    I hope you're well lovely?
    Laura xx

    www.lisforladybird.com

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  11. Hi Meg, thanks for following - following back! :)

    I feel the same about No.7 and lipgloss but everything I've tried from No.7 has impressed me. Not so sure I'll ever be into lipgloss but this looks lovely on you and it's not too glossy either which I love. Looks really nice over Shy Girl, may have to try this combo as I'm not too keen on Shy Girl on myself. Great review. x

    Rachael | beautypea

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  12. This is a really pretty colour, looks lovely on xx

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  13. the colour really suits you :) xx

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  14. looks beautiful on you!!! I need to try this lipgloss.
    http://thebeautychic.blogspot.com/

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  15. This lipgloss is so pretty and I have to say I love your eyeshadow.

    xx

    http://fashion-nerdette.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
    Just got around to checking out your blog and I love it, now following!

    claresloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. this looks lovely - ive actually had my eye on it for ages but never picked it up. Will definitely be grabbing it now - especially since its a good one to layer over Shy Girl :) one of my fave lipsticks! x

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  18. Beautiful shade, it's looks beautiful on you!

    http://lucyslifestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I'd love to try this out, it looks really pretty on you :) I watch your videos all the time I love them, you show some great products. please checkout my blog, I could d with some tips! and anyone else please do http://mollyraybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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