Beauty Reviews

No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush Stick & Instant Radiance Highlighter.

25 February, 2014

Meet my latest creamy cheek loves, I mentioned these two on Instagram this week and you lot were keen to hear more – perhaps it’s because of the 3for2 offer that’s currently on in Boots at the moment, and I’m sure I spied a £5 No7 Voucher recently…

No7 aren’t a brand I usually check out, although I did used to use quite a lot of their products back when I worked in store. I regularly used to cover the counter so I was up to date with the brand but over time I just didn’t give them so much attention.
On a recent Boots browse, however, I  just knew I had to try their latest Pop & Glow Cream Blush Stick (£9.95). I swatched the tester on the back of my hand when I was browsing and I was instantly sold, I’m all for a creamy blush and I could see these were going to be a hit.
I have the shade Classic Rose, a lovely winter/spring transitional shade that suits me all year round. I love the texture of these, they’re so creamy and easy to apply but instantly turn to powder on the skin so you can blend and set them in place for hours of wear. The formula is just right, blendable yet budge-proof and enough moisture in there to keep them looking fresh and healthy throughout the day.
The colour pay-off is impressive, not too bright or scary once applied but buildable so you can up the colour if that’s what you’re in to.
I also love the idea of a stick blusher, they’re a lot more easier to apply than other cream blushers and there’s so much less mess. I expect to see another shade in my collection before the week is out…

I also bought the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter (£9.95) – there’s a big chance I love this even more than the blush! It’s similar in texture to the blusher, very easy to apply as it glides on to the skin and blends seamlessly without much effort. This is a subtle nude pink with a shimmer that lights up the whole complexion, I tend to apply it on the cheekbones but I really want to use it all over too as it looks so fresh and flattering when blended in.
The warm hue is just gorgeous, and the creamy but not wet formula means it stays in place like the blusher. I have never tried a highlighter like this before but I am SOLD, it really is such a dreamy product that helps to keep my skin looking soft-focused and dewy.
Apply it to the Cupid’s bow, brow bone or down the nose – it’s not too shimmery so can be used anywhere to give the skin a boost.

I really recommend both these products, they’re not too pricey and with the current offers they’re well worth the money. I am still unwell at the moment but I will definitely feature them in a makeup tutorial soon so you can see them in action!

Have you swatched these in store yet?




Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.
  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Ahhhh – these seem great and since I’ve really taken to using cream blushers lately, these are going on the shopping list :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  • Abi Thrasher

    I’ve swatched the highlighter in store but never bought it – might buy it saturday! http://rosebeautynow.blogspot.co.uk/ x

  • http://lifeofverity.blogspot.com/ Life of Verity

    I’d love to see how you use these when you’re up and running again. I think they look like my type of product xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  • http://www.missemmacharlotte.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma Charlotte

    I’m not familiar with number 7 products but these look so lovely, going to have to give them I try I think ! X Emma

    http://missemmacharlotte.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com/ kirsty thompson

    Really want to try the highlighter! x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

  • Jessica Rose

    The Classic Rose…looks really pretty…will have to wonder into Boots!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  • Aimee Flanigan

    They look great! Really want to try out their stick products!

    Aimee – AroundTwenty xx

  • Aimee-Jade

    I swatched these the other day and thought they were amazing after reading your review of their application I’m definitely buying one!!! Maybe I’ll do the 3 for 2 offer as well! x
    http://www.bellalamoda.com

  • http://berrie-blogs.blogspot.com/ Aerin

    These seem so nice ;) !

    Berrie-Blogs |Beauty Blog

  • http://almeidas.se/ AlmsBeauty

    Too bad I can’t get a hold on them in Sweden :/

  • Freya

    I was swatching this highlighter in Boots yesterday and I really am tempted it’s the perfect highlight colour.

    whatsonyourtulips.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.alittleboatsailing.com/ Amy

    I saw these in Boots the other day and thought that they seemed quite nice, I’m tempted if those vouchers are about still.

    Amy x

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    I love this highlighter and I’m def going to try the blush.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

  • Paige Anthony

    These look lovely, definitely need to check out the blush.

    http://www.skinandroses.blogspot.co.uk

  • AgentSmyth

    These sound great, can’t wait to see what they look like on x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  • Ellis Cochrane

    I’ll need to get swatching these soon, especially when it comes to the highlighter! :)
    These sound and look beautiful!
    Did you get on okay at St Enoch or did you end up checking out the Buchanan St store?

    Ellis – ellistuesday.com

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love the look of the highlighter, and having it in a stick form would be so useful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don’t want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  • http://autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk/ rebeccalouiseee

    I really love the look of both of these. I haven’t tried anything from No7 in a long time despite knowing they have some really great offerings.
    Autumn Leaves – UK Beauty Blog

  • http://challengesteph.blogspot.com/ Steph Murphy

    I’ve never tried cream blush before, I’ve been head over heels for bene tint and posie tint for awhile now. I sadly (I say sadly, it broke my little heart) lost my bene tint a little while ago and only have a tiny posie tint now…maybe I’ll give the cream blusher a go!

  • http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie Ciara Pollock

    these sound really good! I have a €4 No7 voucher hanging round somewhere, would be rude not to make use of it haha x

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie

  • http://beingcharlotte.com/ Charlotte ♡

    That highlighter looks amazing, haven’t really used highlighter much before, but it seems like you couldn’t go too wrong with that one. Think I might have a cheeky £5 voucher hanging around somewhere too! x

  • Madeleine S-B

    These both sound so dreamy! Must resist swatching them though, trying to be more responsible with my spending at the moment haha x

    http://www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • Hazel

    Never seen these before, need a Boots trip to check them out (any excuse…)!
    Hazel x

  • Megan Capon

    Love the highlighter! So cheap compared with others on the market.

    La-receta-de-la-belleza.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://ameasureofblush.blogspot.co.uk/ Catherine

    I use the radiance stick everyday and have reviewed this product on my blog over at ameasureofblush.blogspot.co.uk. See if it matches your take on it!

  • Victoria Williams

    I don’t usually get on with a cream blush but I love my cream highlighter so I might have to give this one a try next :)

    Victoria | SocialVix

  • Esme

    The highlight sounds really pretty, I want to have a look when I’m in store soon <3

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Zazie Bibi

    Really want to try the highlighter, sounds fab! (: xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Alittlebitunique

    When I first saw these I thought they where more of those “crayony” (Very professional lol) lipsticks, but this is so cute! I really want to try the highlight

    A little bit Unique Blog/Bloglovin/Instagram/Facebook

    xx

  • Abby Connigale

    These both sound so lovely, would love to try that blush! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.lifeandlipstick.co.uk/ Laura C

    I haven’t seen or swatched either of these before, but I think you’ve sold them both to me!
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  • Diana Newman

    these both look amazing! i hope they decide to sell these in the states :) great post!

    http://www.dianamechelle.com

  • Suzanne Minskey

    I wish I could pick these up in the states. There are very few No7 products available here, mostly at Target, so I’ll have to keep checking to see if these ever come in. I love the idea of a stick cream blush!

  • http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy B

    These look really good, usually I don’t bother with No7 but I’ll have a look at the weekend xxx

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Kristie Blogs Beauty

    I’d love to try a cream highlighter

    Kristie from Kristie Blogs
    Beauty
    xx

  • Hannah Cox

    I have never even seen these! Definitely going to investigate, they are so cute!

    Hannah x | lovelettersandsnippets

  • Faith Warde

    They look lovely! I’m a big No7 fan, definitly need to try these out! x

    Girlintheblackhat