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Friday, September 19, 2014

No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters Review

No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters

Now let me begin by saying I am a huge fan of Benefit's Watts Up Highlighter but at certain times my skin doesn't feel the same way, my reward for shimmering cheekbones can be a good few blemishes for my bother. What can I say my skin is a fickle mistress. While in Boots I noticed the No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters and couldn't help but think they looked somewhat familiar to Benefit Watts Up only a little cheaper and in more shade options.

No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters
No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters

To look at the No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters you would be forgiven for thinking they are another chubby lip pencil (I'd imagine Clinique will eventually launch Chubby Highlighters). Twist up, stubby, cream pencils that are a dream to apply and completely portable which is always a bonus. As you can see from my photos they are a little delicate (yep I've broken one already) so do be careful and don't whatever you do wind the product up to full capacity just to see what is inside. Well you can but don't blame me when it snaps off...you have been warned! Oh look at me being all strict.

No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters
No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters
No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters
No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters

At the moment the No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters come in two shades: highlighter which is a soft pearlescent pink and the bronzing highlighter which is a light, slightly golden tan shade. I would liken the No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighter to Benefit Highbeam Highlighter in colour and No.7 Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter is more akin to Benefit's Watts Up Highlighter in colour. Do not let the bronzing description put you off - it is not orange or deep in colour and will look great on the vast majority of skin tones.

No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters
No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters
No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters

The No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighters are a cream based formula but they do glide on to the skin with such ease, cooling as they go that you'd be forgiven for assuming they are a gel. One quick swipe is all it takes, a little blending (I recommend using your fingers) and you have a subtle dose of radiance that gently catches the light. Having enlarged pores I am a little wary of all highlighting products but I can happily say that this does not settle into my pores, fine lines nor does it cling to dry areas of the skin. Rather it adds a little light and luminosity to the face with is utterly flattering. More importantly for me it does not cause my skin to break out.Despite being cream based my oily skin does not reduce the wear time of either shade, on average I can achieve 10 hours of wear with ease.
Half the price of a similar product yet you get more for your money? I think I know what I'd rather own.

No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighter £9.95 - link, No.7 Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter - link

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23 comments:

  1. these look so nice, hope they're available in the US!

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  2. These look really nice. I need a highlighter that won't clump up on my skin!

    www.mishmoshmakeup.com

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  3. They look gorgeous:)


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    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

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  4. These sound fab! Really want to try out some No 7 products :)

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  5. I recently picked up the lighter shade of these, I haven't tried it yet, but I can't wait to give it a whirl!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  6. I feel like I have been seeing this highlighter everywhere now. It definitely looks like it will be great ^_^
    Makeup, Skin Care, and Hair Care

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  7. I love highlighters! I might have to give this one ago!

    http://www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Ooo! I tried their foundation and liked it - I'll have to try these too!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  9. I have had these on my boots shopping list for a while now! Might get hold of one with my boots points!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  10. These look lovely, need to give them a go, as I'm looking for a highstreet highlighter x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. These look so pretty! Love the bronze highlighter. x
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

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  12. These look interesting and pretty! I myself have been very inclined to use highlighters in recent months, think I will try these ^^

    Z ♥
    http://beautybyz.blogspot.se/

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  13. I am so excited by this! I've been waiting for someone to recommend a highlighter, the only one I have is a liquid and is just so messy I end up looking likes shiny mess! http://cottonandcandie.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I want to try these so much, they look amazing! xx
    Dream In Pink

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  15. I've heard so much about these, I'd like to give them a go!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. These will be great to pick up when the No7 vouchers are around, I never know what to buy!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  17. These look so convenient! Not sure which shade I would opt for though as the bronze one would probably blend straight into my skintone haha, but then the light one is a little TOO light?
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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  18. I like cream based products because they blend into the skin really well. I think I should try these ones :)

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Looks super pretty :D
    www.makeupforlunch.blogspot.com

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  20. You just made me want to buy this next time I go to Boots, some of their products have been catching my attention for a while but never get to try the brand. Thanks for this review! :) xx

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  21. I like that there's a lighter shade which is great for the winter months and for paler skin tones :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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