I love the collections that come out of Boots No7 range because they always go the extra mile to create something fun, detailed and special. This festive season is no exception (anyone else think that they’re talking about nothing but Christmas now?) with the launch of the new ‘Midnight Enchantment’ range. Even from the box you can see that it’s going to be something quite stunning, decorated in some of my favourite colours with a simple flower pattern and gold lettering. These don’t even need wrapping – they make perfect stocking fillers without any extra effort. Even when you remove the palettes from the boxes they’re still adorned with a fab design and make a change to some of the more dark and dull boxes in my makeup bag.
The fab detailing doesn’t stop with the packaging either. The range includes an eyeshadow palette, blusher, lipstick, eyeshadow stick and nail varnishes, but these two below are definitely the highlights for me. The eyeshadow quad contains four hues of lilac to create a different smokey eye look; even the palest white shade has a shimmer of underlying lilac. They’re stamped with another little flower and can be used in about 100 different ways to create different looks, building up the shadow to really make the pigment stand out. Although these aren’t the strongest colours I’ve ever used, they’re definitely for those of you that don’t like to be put off with deep, dark colours that could potentially make you look like you’ve been punched in the eye by mistake.
The blusher is one of the most beautiful things to have ever come out of Boots’ factory in Nottingham. A raised floral design and three complementary colours make this lovely to look at, lovely to use and lovely to create a sculpted cheekbone with. You can either use the colours individually with a small brush, giving you a highlighter, delicate pink and darker rose, or together for a natural flushed look. The pigment in these is really subtle and perfect for winter when you don’t want to overdo the redness of your apples. (By apples I mean of your cheeks by the way!)
This whole collection is lovely jubbly and definitely one of my favourites to come out of No7 for some time. It’s not dark and sparkly like a lot of other collections at the moment, but gives you a great palette of colours to play with. Maybe Santa will bring you a few of these this year.
Available now – £13.00 for each palette