• No7 Skin Illuminator

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    I thought I would shake up the photography game today, still keeping my pink theme of course, but I thought this was cool. I ran out of my MAC Prep + Prime the other day and I was having a panic because I had no primer left and I didn’t want to use my moisturizer as that is way to heavy to use as a primer. So I had a look through my drawers and I found this little gem! I wasn’t even sure whether it would do the right job but I tried it out. It turns out this was actually my Mums (Sorry Mum for taking it) and it is a little sample she received after she bought her foundation and a lipstick.
    I did not know what to expect at all considering it was really out of the blue trying this product, however I was pleasantly surprised. When you look at it from the tube, it looks more like a liquid eyeshadow because it is like a gold liquid, however for a sample I thought it was a reasonably sized product! You can get it in two different shades, Nude and Bronze depending on your skin tone.
    I used this before putting my foundation on, and I found I have to use a little more product than I would normal use for a primer because it is quite thick in consistency, and because of this it too a little longer to dry, however it didn’t feel heavy on my skin. Because of this I really liked the consistency and it made my skin feel soft. It gave my skin a really healthy glow and I felt like it gave me a really natural radiance to my complexion. This might be due to the gold shimmer in the product, and it primed my face really well.
    I was finding myself put this on my face on days I wasn’t wearing makeup because it and me look more awake and look fresh. You need to make sure you blend it well because as it is a gold product you will have gold patches on your face if you don’t blend it.
    I have found this to be really good on my skin too. Lately I have been blessed by the skin gods and my skin is pretty good, which I would like to point out is rather unusual for me, however it has worked wonders on my dry skin and I feel like it helped conceal it and protect it well from my foundation.
    You could also use this product as a natural highlight on your cheekbones and in the inner corner of your eye. It won’t be as pigmented as powder highlighter but I tried it out and it gave me a natural shimmer which I actually got complimented on!
    It is £12.50 for the full sized product from Boots and I think this is really good value considering you can get multiple uses out of it.
    You can find the No7 Skin Illuminator here.
    What primer do you use?
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    19 Comments

    1. 11/06/2017 / 8:11 pm

      I never buy Now products but I might give this one a go. Thanks for the review

    2. 11/06/2017 / 9:30 pm

      Might try this one out! It looks really fresh and natural 💕
      Just found your blog today and I’m completely taken in. Following to keep up with your future content!
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      • 12/06/2017 / 6:55 pm

        It is such a good primer for getting a natural glow! Thank you so much!

    3. 12/06/2017 / 6:10 pm

      Love your blog! I use Two Faced primer or the Baby Skin Pore Eraser!
      xo Allison

      • 13/06/2017 / 6:33 pm

        Yes 100% it is so worth it! I hate not using a primer! To me I really feel like it is easier to apply your foundation with one and it is better for your skin!

        • 14/06/2017 / 8:57 pm

          Ok, I’ll have to get one before Prom next week! Thank you xx

    4. 13/06/2017 / 10:16 pm

      OOOO!! This looks lovely! I’m liking the new photography as well x

    5. 30/06/2017 / 4:56 am

      Is there visible shimmer in this? Please share swatches!!! xx

      • 30/06/2017 / 6:00 pm

        You can’t really swatch it because its a primer so rubs in clear but it does leave a bit of shimmer on your face x

        • 30/06/2017 / 6:06 pm

          Ohh ok! And does it have a visibly dewy finish? xx

          • 30/06/2017 / 9:23 pm

            Slightly but after you put your foundation on you can’t tell. I wouldn’t say its dewy more that it really brightens your skin!!

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