Thursday 11 September 2014

No7 Match Made Lipsticks

You may or may not have heard of the new release from No7, a match made lip service! I don't know about you, but I find choosing lipsticks really difficult, because I never know what will suit me and there are a whole array of colours (reds, hot pinks and brighter oranges, I'm looking at you!) that I would just never have considered, until now.

You may wonder why I am writing this post, but it is simply because I don't think there are enough posts in the blogosphere on No7 and I really think this brand is undervalued, and I think some people may not totally understand this concept, so I thought since I work at Boots and have been told everything there is to know, I would try and make it clearer for you all! And also show you 3 lipsticks I picked up of course...

I will start off showing you the 3 lipsticks I picked up so this doesn't look like a whole massive clump of text, and then I will explain the service and what happens!

Stay Perfect Lipstick in 'Blushing Tulip'

So there are 2 different formulas, 'Stay Perfect' a matte, semi-satin long lasting formula (of which I picked up 3) and the moisture drench lipsticks which are moisturising, glossy and thus less long lasting. I realised the error of my way in swatting these though, because I put a lip balm on before putting each on, they look glossy, so for reference of the finish the hand swatches are very accurate.

Stay Perfect Lipstick in 'Raspberry Blush'

Stay Perfect Lipstick in 'Rose Kiss'

This lip swatch is much more true to it's matte finish.

So those are 3 of my 3 matches and I think they match me  perfectly!

These stay perfect lipsticks are also fantastic, they last so long, leave a lovely satin/matte finish to the lips and you only need to reapply once in the day, they even last through eating and drinking which is amazing and at the moment they are by far my favourite formulation of lipstick. These are slightly during but nothing too bad and they won't crack your lips, and of course, you can put a lip balm over the top. 

Here are my other matches:

So onto the process, No7 are getting rid of over 40 old lipstick shades, but keeping the Top 7 best-sellers and they have introduced 43 new shades to match as many skin tones as possible. They have spent time researching which colours match which skin tones, and they have corresponded shades from both the Stay Perfect and Moisture Drench line in with their foundation shades.

If any of you didn't already know, No7 already offer a match made foundation service where a small hand-held device takes a photo of your skin and matches it to your ideal No7 foundation shade, so now the No7 beauty advisor will take a photo of your skin and then it will come up with all the lipstick shades that are suitable for your skin tone in colour groups: light pink, dark pink, coral, natural, plum and red. Or if you already know your foundation shade you can pick up a card in store like I did which tells you your ideal lipstick shade. These shades are scientifically proven to work with your skin tone, although obviously hair colour and eye colour will come into play.

I think this is a brilliant idea and so fun too! I would definitely recommend going and having a look in store if you haven't already and get matched!

Thanks for reading,

What do you think? Have you found your perfect match?

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This is NOT a sponsored post, just something I am very impressed by!


  1. You also forgot to mention that the shades that they're getting rid of will be available on for a year ;)

    As much as I love the whole concept, it is purely all down to personal opinion no matter if a shade suits them or not. I also think that the new line up really lacks really berry toned shades as well as a good nude as all the supposedly berry shares are far too pink toned and bright xo

    1. Ah yeah I meant to put that in and forgot, oops!

      Yes I definitely agree that it is totally your own opinion, but I just think that it is a great idea to give you a starting point, a lot of people come into store and have absolutely no idea what colour would suit them and I think this can just help to make the whole process a little less over whelming! xx

  2. You're definitely right that No7 is massively underrepresented in the blogging community. I'm keen to try some of their stuff because it looks nice, and I frequently get vouchers for discounts (which I'd love to use), but I have sensitive skin so I'm worried about randomly buying stuff without doing my research - and that's hard with such a lack of No7 reviews! I'll definitely check out the lipstick matching service though - I struggle to pick shades that suit my skintone.

    Madame Raptor x

    1. I'm glad someone agrees! I have really sensitive skin too and I have personally never had a problem with their skin care items , and I use the normal to oily skin range! Yes I totally understand! Especially because it is quite expensive :) me too! I have a really odd skin tone so some lipsticks really don't suit me! xx

  3. I think matching services like this are a good idea. I've never really looked at the No7 lip products. The shades you picked up are gorgeous so I will have to have a look xx

    1. Me too :) Their new formulations are brilliant! Aw thank you :) xx


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