Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Poppy King for No7 Review

My most recent trip to boots was successful in the way that i got my very own introduction to the range of Poppy King for No7, a series of 7 lipsticks and 7 matching glosses for dress up and dress down wear, in fab shades to bring out the best personality!
I purchased the Number 3 glamour lipstick and gloss as a trial run, personally i dont normally go for pink shades, i usually go for scarlet to match my ginger/orange hair and my green eyes. However the glamour shade appealed to me and ive decided to give them  a fair trial run. 
Ive not been able to take the stuff off ever since!
The glamour shade is amazingly gorgeous and looks good with any outfit you wear.
Number 3; the glamour shade
For a pink shade of lipstick the glamour is highly pigmented, the colour goes on smooth, creamy and leaves an even layer for a base coat, reapply a second for a more intense/dramatic colour. This shade would be amazing for colour blocking with outfits, the picture above is slightly off shade to the actual colour.
I wasnt holding my breath when i first tried this, pink doesnt normally cover my bright red lips so i was very sceptical about the results and how it would last over the day. 
However i was surprised. very very surprised. the colour went on and covered my lips, but blended out towards the inside to make the change to my normal lip colour more subtle, which looked great. I drank, ate and played with my lips to try and test the wearing of the lipstick but it still looked fab after consistently trying to rid of it. Again, when i thought about the gloss, i wasnt exactly sure how it would go over the top of the lipstick, but this surprised me yet again. 
The pigment in the lipstick really shouted out and my lips were fantastic pink! and if anything it was sealed in a lot longer!
The lipstick on its own is great for in the day use, wearing with anything but being able to add more layers to intensify the colour is a fab bonus.

The lipgloss i was concerned about, youre conventional lipgloss is normally sticky and doesnt last long, especially after eating and drinking and generally wearing it without having to re-apply.
Application is smooth, the lacquer goes on fab and blends well over the lips, not leaving streaky marks or looking patchy. 
On its own the colour is not as intense, and it doesnt appear to last as long as being twinned with the lipstick, so having both is the ideal scenario but the cost may be an issue for some. I'll get onto the cost shortly. 
Still, overall as a lipgloss i cannot stress how long wearing it really is, the current application i have on now has lasted me for nearly 3 and a half hours now still going strong.
Over the lipstick the colour really blossoms, the gloss is a huge asset to the lipstick, making the colour more intense, pink, glossy, high shine and comfortable to wear aswell as acting like a seal over your lips. A bit like a glossy topcoat.

The lipstick is significantly smaller than youre average conventional size, and with the price tag of £12, some may be a little put off, especially when there are others on the market cheaper, with alleged miracle results. To say if its worth the money? I cannot answer that for you, it depends on your personal budget and if you want to try these out for yourself. The lipgloss is £11, so overall for the set its £23. A little steep but personally for me, to get the colour results i have, im impressed and they have both become a handbag essential. Aswell, being No7, offers such as spending over £22 and you get a free gift worth £__ ex amount, you qualify for these! the current one was the spring collection bag which is still in store now.

The main style of the packaging is the colour, which range from pastel sage green to quite intense corals and electric blues, all complete with what i can only presume is like vintage inspired spots covering the box.
The box itself is well presented, wouldve been a nice idea to have something alittle like the benefit packaging but it works all the same. 
Boxes for both the Lipstick and the Lipgloss are corresponding, so you know which ones match. (however, id still check inside both boxes before purchase to make sure theyre the correct ones!)
Im glad the lipstick isnt covered in spots, the actual casing looks smart with the No7 logo on the outside, pearly purple/sliver in colour and then poppy king written on the inside, looking chic and stylish.
Lipgloss follows the same colour, silver/purple but has the spots on the applicator lid to match the box, with poppy king written along the clear casing. The gloss does look alittle childish in comparison to the Lipstick but both are well presented for a mid range makeup collection.

And overall....
Overall id say the poppy king for No7 range is worth a try, the 7 shades will cover any lip colour, hair colour or complexion so im sure there would be a colour to suit. The Lipstick is my personal favourite and im tempted to buy the history set when i next travel to boots to test out the vibrant red of the group.
Well done to poppy king for releasing such a wonderful collection!
Just wish there was a plum colour to add in....

Before i go, heres 2 colour comparison swatches for the lipstick and the gloss, to see how they match.

 Liptick - Glamour.

    Lipgloss - Glamour.

Wearing my Lipstick and Lipgloss
o_O <3

Visit the Boots No7 Poppy King site to order online

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty! :)