Thursday, 30 April 2015

No7 Instant Radiance Highligher and Bronzing Highlighter Review

One of the latest makeup products to hit the market are bronzer and highlighter chubby sticks. Originally bought out by Clinique the bronzer and highlighter sticks are designed to allow quick application of the product, straight from the bullet without the need of brushes. The Clinique Chubby Sticks cost £19.00 each whereas the No7 Instant Radiance Sticks cost only £9.95 each. 

I wasn't totally convinced by the concept of a cream based bronzer so it took me a little while to go out and try these out. I decided to try out the No7 sticks instead of the Clinique alternative purely because of the price.





I was actually really impressed by these No7 sticks. The soft, creamy texture means it glides smoothly onto your cheeks without any tugging against the skin. I found that they were highly pigmented enough that you only need to do one swipe but not overly pigmented that you have to spend ages blending them in. 

I tried to different ways of blending; with my fingers and with a brush. Both worked really well however I prefer the finish with the brush (I used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush) because you could buff the product in to give a really natural finish. 

I would recommend these sticks as they are great for on the go or for a quick contour in the morning rush. However I do have to say that they do have a strong shimmer, as you can probably tell from the photos. This is great if you want to get a lowly beach look but if your into more of a matt contour I would steer clear of these. 

Let me know if you've tried out any other chubby stick style products because now I've got into them I want to try out some more. 

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