In texture, Moisture Drench Lipstick easily competes with higher end rivals. It's a happy marriage of the emollience of a moisturising lippy with the firmness and durability of a long-wear product. Feels comfortable - non-greasy but equally non-drying - and actually leaves my lips smooth after wearing. The ingredients list contains cholesterol and ceramides, usually the preserve of more expensive products or those especially designed to rebuild the skin barrier. "Moisture Drench" is an overstatement but if like me you have dry lips it shouldn't highlight or worsen them.
The colour range could be more imaginative, but should cater for most if not all skintones. Shades are mostly variations on subtle, everyday colours for different complexions. The few casualties are those that stray too far from this agenda. There are two main finishes, one slightly pearlescent and the other more matte, though creamy. I own #60 Chic, one of the matte variety. I'm pale (~NW15) but my lips are strongly pigmented and this shade is pretty much my definitive nude. Rosy pink meets caramel brown, plenty of depth. YBB on me but would look polished and striking on someone with a paler natural lip colour. (#35 Paradise is similar but more sheer and contains shimmer). Chic looks fleshy and fulsome on, even when blotted down and worn as a stain. Lovely alone or with gloss, great for everyday or for just a touch of definition to balance heavier eye make-up. So far, so faultless.
INGREDIENTS (source: cosmeticsdatabase.com): Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil; Ethylhexyl Palmitate; Polyethylene; Octyldodecanol; Lanolin; Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax); Polybutene; Polydecene; Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil; Lecithin; Tocopheryl Acetate; Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter); Cholesterol; Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil; Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil; Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil); Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate; Panthenol; C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters; Silica; Retinyl Palmitate; Dunaliella Salina Extract; BHT; Ceramide 3; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract; Tocopherol; Butylparaben; [+/- (May Contain) CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake); CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide); CI 77491 (Iron Oxides); CI 77499 (Iron Oxides); CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake); CI 15850 (Red 6); CI 75470 (Carmine)]. £9.50, at most branches of Boots.
LOVE Boots lipstick! They're so good and the colors are lovely, so I had a hard time just choosing one. Just got this lipstick in the shade "Divine," which is a Pinky nude color. Just by looking at it, I would say it looks like a similar color to NYX's Thalia, but on my lips they both look different. This lipstick is moisturizing and the application is not so matte that a little bit of my natural lip color shows through. I was kind of hesitant at first because it costed $10 @ Target, but it's good quality and well worth the price. I'm definitely buying this again when I run out and I'm going to try the other formulas and shades soon as well. I love this lipstick! **Continue over for pictures.
I purchased this in 05 Divine. It's a light natural pink. I like it a lot. Haven't purchased lipstick in years but this was worth it!
I bought this at Target in the color "Chic" and it's a perfect pinky-nude (more pink than nude) on my pigmented lips. It is creamy and smooth, but doesn't smear all over may face and I like that I can rub it in/ blot down to a nice stain that lasts a few hours w/out needing to be touched up. I wish the case were a little prettier....especially for a $10 drug store lippie. I will repurchase if it's not DC by the time I finish the tube I have. I hate that....it seems like the lippies I love the most are impossible to find when I need a new one. Oh, well... =)
I currently own this in 'Dare Devil' & 'Silk' and love them both, although 'Dare Devil' gets used more often, it's a beautiful, perfect red!
I found the lipstick to be quite moisturising, as it should be, but I do find I need to reapply it quite often, but that is a draw back of having such a moisturising product I guess!
The consistancy is lovely and glides on no trouble and it is not too gloss, not too matt.
Compared to other No7 lipsticks I have used I would say it is on par with the others, they all have their different advantages and disadvantages.
At £9.50 it is quite pricey, but if there is a colour you particuarly like, then it is totally worth it :)
I bought this on the way to work one day because I had inadvertently left the house without putting my lipstick in my handbag (horror of horrors!). I didn't want to spend out a lot because it was only an "emergency supply". This was £9.50 which I thought was reasonable.
I have previously gone for long lasting lipsticks but I thought I'd give this one a try because I liked the colour and I have decided to give lighter colours a try now I'm getting on a bit! I had recently read that older women shouldn't stick to dark or bright colours as they had done in the past.
It goes on very well and does indeed seem quite moisturizing although this does mean it isn't a long-laster. But as moisturizing lipsticks go I think it's longevity isn't bad. You do need to reapply after eating or drinking although you can probably get away with the odd sip.
As to the colour I really love it and it is indeed flattering to the older woman (I'm 55). It's a light pink shade - perhaps a touch of coral - which I have never worn before. I have pale skin and red hair and it's much more flattering than the darker/brighter corals I have tended to use in the past or the bronze-red colors I have also gone for.
I would buy it again but it may well have started me off on a new search for a whole different lipstick wardrobe.
I have this in Golden rose, which i received in a free gift bag from No7. It does exactly what it says on the tube, s its very moisturising and lasts well. Okay, its a basic lippy but it works well and i'll probably repurchase.
I got this in a gift set and it's one of my favourites. Although it doesn't go so far as to actually moisturise your lips, it doesn't leave them dry either, and I have super sensitive dry lips! I have the shade Plum Beautiful and it's perfect becasue a light touch of this is my lips but better. Worth buying.
Love it! Love it! Love it!
For a perfectly gorgeous, natural but plumped up juicy look - this is the combination to try:
1. No7 Perfect Lips Pencil (Caramel)
2. No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick (Bare)
3. No7 High Shine Lipgloss (Whisper)
This gorgeous trio of lip colours will always live in my makeup bag!!
This lippie is a good basic to have in your make up bag. I have this in 25 highland mist (a light plum colour) and 90 waterlily ( a peachy perky pink colour) both i got in a No7 free gift bags. I dont think this product is ultra-moisturising but it is very creamy and matte so i prefer to apply a clear gloss over the top. It wasnt that smooth to apply but stayed on quite well, i wouldnt buy this again as would like to try other brands but overall a good staple.