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Thursday, September 10, 2015

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

Affordable yet good quality brushes aren't the easiest thing to come by on the high street; one brand that doesn't get nearly enough recognition within the beauty tool industry is Boots No7. With a wide range of affordable brushes, all of which not only deliver professional results but also stand the test of time, you own yourself to at least try one brush from the No7 collection.

Recently my trusty brush roll unravelled at the seams, five years of travelling and a span of abuse had taken its toll. I made a mental note to replace it at some point and thought no more of it. Boots was the last place I thought I'd find a brush roll to suit my needs - compact yet spacious enough to hold an array of daily beauty tools. At £23 the Boots No7 Core Collection Brush Set costs less than my first stand alone, empty brush roll and contains four brushes to boot.

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

As you can see the No7 Core Collection Brush Set rolls out flat to store up to eight brushes, due to the design said brushes can be full size or travel proportioned - both work equally well. The elasticated brush slots ensure that the brushes stay in place and the protective flap prevents bristle damage,  when travelling and of course not in use. Unlike traditional brush rolls, the No7 Core Collection Brush Set folds away using a magnetic closure and looks more like a mini clutch/large wallet than it does a brush set.

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

Now on to the four brushes, each of which are not only beautifully made with synthetic bristles but feature weighted handles for ease of use. As mentioned above, they wash well - retaining their original shape, with very little shedding (if any) and with a lifespan of easily three years plus per brush.

The four brushes within the No7 Core Collection Brush Set are as follows:

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

No7 Foundation Brush - A soft, tapered brush that works best with liquid and cream formulations. It gently buffs foundation and concealer into the skin with ease and doesn't have a tendency to absorb excessive amounts of product. Due to the tapered style, it also doubles up as a great tool to contour and highlight with if you are a fan of cream/liquid formulations for such technique.

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

No7 Concealer Brush - A smaller version of the above Foundation Brush, again the tapered style allows for precision application. This is perfect for not only concealing the under eye area but targeting blemishes too.

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

No7 Blusher Brush - A small, round top dual fibre brush that is great for applying both cream and powder formulations. If like myself you are a little heavy handed this is the brush for you, it gently diffuses even the most pigmented of blushes for a natural, healthy glow.

No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review
No7 Core Collection Brush Set Review

No7 Eye Colour Brush - Again a fairly small brush, the paddle design is great for packing on colour to the eye lid. I do find this to be the weakest brush of the bunch, due to the firm texture it can be a little irritating/rough on the eye area and oddly the densely packed bristles don't really pick up much colour when used with a powder eyeshadow.

A great little kit wouldn't you agree?

No7 Core Collection Brush Set £23 via Boots - link.




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13 comments:

  1. Thats such good value for money for the number of brushes you get! Great review <3

    http://abigailalicex.com

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  2. £23 is cheaper that you can pay for some single brushes! Might have to pick this up.

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  3. I've been meaning to pick up the new blusher brush for ages as mine is looking a bit beat up now. Really love No7 brushes, such good quality!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  4. I like the idea that they have the name of the brush on the handle :) They look so pretty!

    Vikki x
    http://planetvikki.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love the look of the blush brush. I have so many brushes but i'm sure I can room for these! Great post :)

    www.lpagebeauty.blogspost.co.uk

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  6. This looks like a great kit to purchase if your starting out with makeup! I've never actually tried any of the No7 brushes but I've heard some great things x

    Blushhx

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  7. not for me I think, I would rather spend my £20 on the real techniques core collection as I much prefer the brushes within that set

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  8. I especially like the look of the concealer and blusher brush :)

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  9. No7 is a brand that I have only just started venturing into. I don't think this set is something I'd pick up. But it's great to know there are more affordable brush sets out there.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  10. Pleasantly surprised at the price! How do they compare to the likes of Real Techniques?


    Stephanie xxx
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  11. I see Lisa Eldridge use the no7 foundation brush in her videos and it looks awesome. xx

    Karan| studentbeautyhack

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  12. Great review! Would love to see the brushes in person, but they look so nice! -everydaymelissa

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  13. These look really nice - my past experience of No.7 brushes has been really poor but these look promising!

    thelifeodashi.blogspot.com

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