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Collective Boots Haul

I treated myself to a mini boots haul recently. Got a few skincare and beauty items. I mainly wanted to get myself a No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation as I ran out of it, but bizarely enough I came to know that 'New Ivory' was not my shade!

Initially I was using New ivory in Stay Perfect which was exactly my skin tone, but that must have been a labelling error on Boot's part as New Ivory in real is the lightest shade in the range and I so can't be that!

So I compromised for 'Vanilla' this time as that looks closest to my skin tone. Phew! what's with these companies and labelling errors huh? I mean I swear they are meant to be professional!

Besides that rant, I found the 17 Sheer Moisture Light Cover Foundation really interesting on swatching it in store and got that. Surprisingly I am the shade 'Light' in that, and they do a Medium and Dark as well. However I am NC30 and match 'Light' perfectly, which means they do not cater for lighter skintones.

On initial thoughts, it is just like a tinted moisturizer which I never really had. It blends so easily with fingers, brightens the complexion and gives me an instant healthy glow. Kudos for that! It provides little to no coverage and is great for lazy weekends or whilst travelling.

The sensitive soothing eye gel and the nourishing eye cream are yet to be tested and I will keep you updated on them.

The No 7 Rebalancing Day Gel is great for combination-oily skintones as it injects a light layer of moisture not making your skin overtly oily hence letting it breath. It is not moisturizing enough though and I would use this strictly in the summer as I have kind of a drier skin as of now. It does feel very cooling on the skin though and spreads so easily.

The Vanishing Day Cream is from the Boots original range and is meant to provide light moisture to the skin during the day. I am not fan of this for now as it soaks into the skin easily and quickly and I do not feel the moisturizing effect at all. I will give this another chance though and keep you guys updated.

On hitting pan on my Bobbi Brown Corrector, I was tempted to give other concealers a try as although the BB Corrector has an amazing consistency and color, it creases like hell, just impossible to last for even an hour! The company should take note of this and make improvements especially if they wish to charege a hefty £16 for a super miny pot!

I got Mac's Moisture Cover Concealer in NC30 and Soap and Glory's Trick and Treatment. I got a NC30 for my undereye area as the NW's looked awefully pink on me and gave an ashy effect. Nc30 looked the most appropriate on me. I have light brown-ish shadows on my undereyes and this colors it well, not amazingly though.

However, it has a lovely silky texture and blends perfectly, stays put for hours and does not crease. I would rather let some dark circles be seen rather than a full coverage concealer creasing on me the whole day. This was pretty pricey for £12.50 for 5 ml.

Soap and Glory's Trick and Treatment I discovered the following day and found it highly similar to the Moisture Cover! It was for a fraction of the amount too. However it comes in only one color I guess which is pretty light for me. It has reflective properties and a pearly finish to it which disctracts attention away from shadows.

If I use it directly on dark circles it wont provide full coverage, but the best way to use this is on top of a concealer as it set it perfectly and again does not crease at all.

I guess I will be sticking to liquid concealers for now as they seem to stay put and crease less and if you are lucky enough you might just find a shade that gives you full coverage.

Thats it with my rambling for now. Will see you all with more hauls in the future :)

Enjoy the sunny weekend for when it lasts!
Rhamnousia @ Desi Girl Does Makeup said...

This post has been timed perfectly! I'm going out to Boots tomorrow to get a new moisturiser and that No7 gel is calling out to me, I've never noticed it before.

I might give that vanishing cream a go but I don't really know what it's for so I'm going to Google it ASAP.

I want to say something about the sensitive eye gel but I'll zip it because you might want to do your own review on it :)


Palak said...

great haul gurl . Boots stuff look tempting but in India we have Overprized Boots ! Can yu believe they charged me 550INR for its dry shampoo !!
I am neva going back to that shop again !

Foxy Frangipani said...

Very nice haul.. oh how i miss boots!

Inner Belle said...

hey hun, i hope u bought the no7 day gel and foundation from our boots in common??

gr8 haul x

desiiGirl87 said...

only one colour for the soap and glory concealer..that's weird!
great haul though, havent really tried much of the no.7 products..makes me wanna!

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

I don't understand why it's called "Vanishing" day cream! Or am I missing something totally obvious?! Otherwise, the packaging of it is so cute and I love that it's in a glass jar.


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SilhouetteScreams said...

The Soap and Glory concealer looks great, and they always have the cutest packaging :3

Cynthia Z said...

The Soap n Glory Trick n Treat look so interesting n sounds like YSL Touche Eclat. The Vanishing cream looks good. Very nice haul girly..gotta love Boots :)


The Beautifier said...

Nice haul girlie! I'm loving the packaging of Soap n Glory concealer and the Rose vanishing day cream. Do keep us updated on the eye creams hun xoxo

Sheefa F said...

@Rhamnousia - Oh I do not mind at all knowing your opinion before hand, even better :)

@Palak - Oh wow, thats dear for a dry shampoo eh :S That sounds more pricey than the price of it here for sure!

@Innerbelle - got in from beckton hun ;) ;)

@Desiigirl87 - I am a fan of No 7 foundations as they never disappoint, give them a try for sure :)

@Jade - haha I guess even I missed the point and got it to find that it does 'vanish' quicker than other creams :p

@SilhouetteScreams - So try girl! The packaging was calling out to me all the way. They sure have a great creative team.

@Cynthia - It does work kinda similar to the touche eclat and gives a brightening effect as such :)

@Sonali - for sure hun :)

Tottering along said...

17 certainly doesn't cater for lighter skintones, really annoying.

Nice purchases :D

Imo said...

Hey is that day gel similar to the RMK recovery gel if youve tried it or heard anything about it? Im in the market for a new eye cream and would love to know how you feel about the Boots brand

Sheefa F said...

Imo - RMK recovery gel seems much more hydrating and a better quality product than this hun! If you are on the oily side give the No 7 one a try as its cheaper, but if you have drier skin than the RMK one will work great for hydration :)

Sheefa F said...

For eye cream, try any of the Loreal ones, they are all so hydrating and last all day!

anamika said...

Great haul buddy!!

Though i dont understand why it is vanishing cream but looks really tempting:)

Imo said...

Im kinda combination...no dry skin for me I think Ill give the Boots one a bash,,,plus its cheaper :). Does the vanishing cream get rid of acne scars?

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