Another of the products on my list to try from the UK were the No7 Pop and Glow blushes. I love cream blushers and having them in stick form is obviously the easiest way out; but what drew me to these guys were the shades. I have enough strong (read fucshia) blushes for the moment, and I instantly fell in love with the two lighter, fresher shades offered.
Of the three Pop and Glow blushes I chose two – Rose Blossom and Mango Sorbet. Rose Blossom is a proper Barbie pink and Mango Sorbet is a peachy shade that’s just a notch or two too vibrant to be called a pastel. I’m very happy with both, and the consistency is almost exactly what I want it to be. It applies easily – I just do a couple of dabs directly onto my cheeks – and blends easily with either your fingers or a dense buffing brush.
The shades are translucent but buildable (the best kind) and dries to an almost-matte, almost-powdery finish. I love that it’s not shimmery, but if I’m allowed one irk I would have liked just a little more radiance. Luckily there’s nothing a dab of highlighting cream can’t fix! They last through most of the day, and depending on your foundation formulation it will be a pretty easy product to keep in your handbag makeup bag if you’re so inclined.