Wednesday, January 30, 2013

No7 Ballerina Beauty Collection - photos, swatches

Lisa Eldridge has been at it again.  As the Creative Director for No7, she's managed to take inspiration from the Spring 2013 catwalks and has brought us this beautiful collection; No7 Ballerina Beauty Collection.  Inspired by legendary ballerina Margot Fonteyn, the collection has soft pinks that work perfectly together with muted nudes and those lashes add instant drama!

Lisa says "This look is all about understated dainty glamour and I just love how the dewy complexion, paired with subtle lips, contrasts against the classic 60s fluttering lashes".

I was sent some bits from the collection and play with them I did!  Each product is wearable, office friendly (maybe not the lashes!) and suitable for all skin tones.  I can't wait to create some looks to make me look like a ballerina!


No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream (€16.95) promises to even and enhance skin tone, hide imperfections and banish blemishes.  It looks thick when you first apply it but it gives a sheer wash of colour that has a dewy radiant finish.


Two shadows, No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadows in Innocence and Wheatsheaf (€9.25 each), ensure that you keep your eyes looking natural but with a hint of shimmer.  Innocence makes a perfect brow or inner corner highlight whereas Wheatsheaf adds a little of colour.


Next it's time to add some colour to the lips with No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Waterlily (€12.25).  This creamy, pigmented shade is perfect for the Spring season and adds some interest to your otherwise neutral look.  Waterlily feels comfortable on the lips and doesn't leave them feeling dry.  This shade is right up my street at is really wearable, even for work.


How pretty is the No7 Ballerina Beauty Blusher Palette (€15.50)?  It hurt me a little to mess up the tutu inspired motif but I bit the bullet and got swatching.  On my arm it didn't show up too strongly, but once I swirled my blush brush around and applied it to my cheeks, that's when the magic happened and I was left with a flushed cheek, as if I'd just finished pirouetting around my living room.  If I can't be graceful and dainty in real life then at least I can look like I am via the medium of make up!


Now, after all of this subtly and daintiness, we need to add some drama and that's where the No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Liner (€10.50) comes in.  The nib on this is a decent size but more importantly for me who finds it hard to get even lines, it's completely solid.  I did that winged eyeliner below in under a minute, no word of a lie.  I used the length of the nib to line the upper lashline and used the tip to create the point and I think this liner will now make me wear winged flicks much more!  I'll do a full post on it if anyone's interested.


Two nail polishes make up the rest of the collection.  Stay tuned for a post featuring an entire look using all of the products.  I need to get those lashes on my eyes stat!

So did anything here tickle your pickle?

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13 comments

  1. I love the look of the Blusher, eyeliner and lip stick!

    I used to have some of NO7's eyshadows and remember them being reasonable quality!

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    1. It's a beautiful little collection! I hadn't tried any No7 shadows until now and they're lovely and soft

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  2. Oo so pretty but that bb cream looks suspiciously like a no 7 tinted moisturiser I got last year - or maybe it was a bb cream and they have just re released it

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  3. I love NO.7 think the blush is my fave! Looks so pretty on you x

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  4. That blusher is much too cute, to be used!

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    1. I know, I felt bad swirling my brush around but had to be done ;)

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  5. That blusher is gorgeous! Definitely been added to my wishlist! xoxo

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  6. Wow, such a pretty collection! Lisa has the most amazing job!

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  7. That blusher is gorgeous, and it'll be my first blusher purchase...the whole collection looks fab.

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  8. oooh pretty collection.. you look gawjus as usual missus :)

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