Yesterday I was having a little midweek slump, the type only curable with a trip to Boots to buy something pretty. It is a TOTAL coincidence that this urge to shop collaborated with the release of Poppy King's (creator of Lipstick Queen, a brand that soley focuses on lip products) collaboration with No7 that came out yesterday (ahem). Also to my delight, I had a €7.50 (£5) off No7 voucher floating around my purse.
After much deliberation (the crowds hadn't exactly appeared in their drones for this release- just me then!) I settled on the lipgloss in Power - a raspberry pink.
As you can see, the gloss has no shimmer whatsoever, it is of a highly pigmented creamy consistency. These shots are of the gloss alone, on bare lips.
Now for the packaging, the box is nice with a cute polka-dot design. Each shade they have has a different colour box.
The actual tube is pretty plain, the lid is a metallic lilac with black polka dots, the tube is clear and not dissimilar from any other glosses No7 make, excepting the Poppy King signature. Some dislike this packaging but I think it is pretty. Regardless, it is all about the product. Especially in this instance as the product itself is fantastic.
The Verdict: Yes, purchase! but only if you have a No7 voucher handy as I believe that these are rather pricey for a drugstore brand. The glosses retail for £11 or €14.25 (here) and the lipsticks are £12 or €16 I think (here). Anyway, I think the product is worth it as it is of a lovely finish and appears to be quite long lasting while still feeling moisturising. Very importantly, they are non sticky! I wouldn't personally buy both the lipstick and gloss in the same shade, when I swatched them instore it appeared that the glosses were not just complementary to the lip stick, they were in fact the same. I would completely recommend the gloss as it has as much of an impact that you may hope to find in a lipstick. Other shades available include History red, Intrigue a nude pink, Seduction wine, Glamour dusky pink, Confidence Golden peach, Allure peach.
Will you be purchasing?