Thursday, 24 January 2008

No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick

RRP: £7.00
no. of shades available: 4

--What does the promo say?--
"No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick is a high performance non-pore blocking concealer to hide everything from blemishes and age spots to uneven skin tone. What's more, its unique oil-absorbing light and creamy formula smoothes on easily to control shine for up to 12 hours. Hypo-allergenic and fragrance free."

All very grown-up in a light gold, slim but curvy lipstick-style tube, meaning it probably hits the target audiences of older acne sufferers and of older women wanting to cover age spots, but probably won't appeal to younger girls. The No7 logo graces the top of the lid in black. The lid pulls off, and while it's easy to open and close, it does close securely.

Apply to the areas of your face that want covering, either by using a brush or by applying direct to your face from the stick, and then blend, either before or after foundation, but definitely before powder or any other facial makeup.

I was pleased with the shade even from the moment of choosing it as it seemed such a good match for my skin, and once it had been applied I wasn't wrong - it blended beautifully with my skin tone. Funnily enough, despite there only being 4 shades available, it seems to me like these would cover the needs of most people. The concealer also adapts well to any brand of foundation and powder.

Excellent - barely shifts all day.

Creamy, but light as well, and the stick feels gentle on the skin.

--Does it do what it says on the label?--
Can't comment on the age spots claim, but on every other claim, I'd say yes. It doesn't irritate the skin, is most definitely fragrance free, covers everything you want it to cover and doesn't turn your face into an oil slick.

--Value for money--
£7 seems a bit steep, especially since it doesn't appear to contain any tea-tree oil or other similarly beneficial ingredients. However, it does an excellent job with the coverage, it does what it promises to do, and one stick seems to last a very long time, even with everyday use (and it will go even further if you use a brush). Top stuff.

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