The new No 7 illuminator from Boots has been the subject of much talk recently, and I wanted to try it out and see if it was WOC friendly.
Described as a beauty fluid, the illuminator comes in two shades Peach and Pink and I opted for Peach which is the warmer of the two shades and shows up as a very pale peach. Pink is whiter in colour and was too cool for my skintone.
I like the tube it comes in, which has a twist top with a surprisingly soft brush attached to it. I thought it would be quite coarse to the touch. You twist the top (which has 'on' and 'off' written on the front and back) and product seeps through the middle of the brush when you squeeze the tube.
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It applies smoothly with the brush, but has a tendency to dry patchy, so blending with fingers is ensure a equired. You can wear it on top or under foundation, but I prefer to mix it with mine as it gives a really nice glow to my skin, without looking greasy. When I blend it on top of my foundation, I can't really see any visible colour to it other than a very faint outline if I don't blend it properly, but I can see the shimmer it leaves behind on my skin when my face catches the light.
In the picture below it gives a lovely iridescent glow which was clearly visible on my hand and looked very pretty when caught in sunlight. I'm not so sure my camera picked it up though.
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This reminds me somewhat of the NARS Illuminator as it has the same texture but I prefer the colour of the NARS illuminator which is a deeper peachy gold. I love the 'twinkly' effect of the No 7 Illuminator, it's a nice product which perks my foundation up nicely when mixed in, but it's not essential to my make-up wearing routine.
You can find it at Boots for £10.50
Have any of you tried this? Your thoughts please if you'd be so kind.