Boots No 7 Instant Radiance Beauty Balm

Boots  No 7 Instant Radiance Beauty Balm


12 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$


Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Glycerin, Mica, Polyglyceryl 3 Methylglucose Distearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, PVP, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Polysorbate 20, Sucrose Cocoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) (Titanium dioxide)

Start your review

on 1/18/2016 10:50:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I so wanted to love this product but alas no. It doesn't give you that "glow from within" look even when mixed with foundation. Once you've applied powder it's simply lost. Maybe if you've got dry skin & don't need powder it may work for you, but for us oily skinned ladies - no.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

on 1/18/2016 10:35:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel


Seriously, just go do it - you won't regret it.
I was SO fortunate to find this on clearance in Canada at my Shoppers Drug Mart for $5 and snapped up three, it is SO amazing! It gives INSTANT radiance, just as it says. A very nice, fresh glow without the grease. It is amazing!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

on 4/28/2015 5:38:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I don't like this feels greasy and once applied it clogged my pores and caused me to break out, I had to throw this away.

on 9/25/2014 2:25:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Very much impressed

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Love, love, love!! This is a great product for under the eyes/top of the cheek bone area. Really brightens and makes you look refreshed. I have oily skin so not sure I would use this all over my face...maybe in the winter time I'll give that a try when my skin is drier. Overall excellent product for a great price; rivals the high-enders for sure.

on 7/5/2014 9:04:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

No, no, no!! I was really excited to have this product and was using it daily. About that time I began to notice a troubling trend in my makeup. I would check myself in the mirror after work and see that my foundation, that had been my best friend for years, would be totally streaked and gathering into makeup rivulets on my face! Especially between, around, and on my brows and eyes - I could see finger streaks in the make up! And gross sticky lumps of it clinging to my skin, refusing to blend. Since I have several forms of favourite foundations (BB, mineral, powder, liquid, mousse), I tried them all, and boy it felt awful that when I would check out my face in the natural light in my office my skin just looked sad and bad.

I even returned the new bottle of my favourite brand of makeup that I just got, thinking oh well, I guess it doesn't work on my changing skin. Wrong!

It wasn't my make up at all, it was the No. 7 Instant Radiance! I tried another primer one day and suddenly my old favourite foundations were behaving beautifully. So I knew the culprit was this so called beauty balm. It's hilarious because the back of the bottle reads "For Tired Looking Skin", and I'm thinking, "No kidding! That's exactly what it gave me!"

I hate single purpose products like this, because now that it's a disaster on me, I can't use it say, on my feet - or maybe I will. Adore the packaging though. Slick look, and well made, and you get a good amount of product for the price, not that in my case is any great perk.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I was looking for a dupe of MAC Strobe cream and this is it! The only difference is the texture of this is a bit lighter as the MAC one is more of a cream and this one is slightly more gel-like which is better for my oily skin. I'm annoyed that I can't get No. 7 where I live and this is hard to find online so I ended up swapping for this. You get a lot of product for the price and I like the glass bottle with the pump. It is quite heavy and bulky to travel with but I don't even care, the packaging is 1000x better than MAC's strobe cream. There is a teeny bit of a difference in the pigments if you're comparing the two but honestly they look the same on my skin.

If anyone is interested in a side by side picture I can do that, just let me know. I highly recommend this!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I purchased this product on clearance at Shoppers Drug Mart for 10$. And for the quality of this product, that truly is a steal. As other reviews have vocalized, this is definitely not a beauty balm. Personally, I wouldn't use it all over the face at all, though maybe a small drop could be mixed into foundation.
Instead, I like to use this product as a selective highlighter; so, on the tops of my cheaks, down my nose and above the cupid's bow. Initially, it has a very cool, gel-like texture and seems to have a very obvious and garish pink shimmer in it. But when blended out, it offers the most beautiful and subtle sheen to the skin.
Packaging is very substantial and lux ( a nice glass bottle), but I think the cap is a little hard to put back on. But I'm being picky :P
I have a few problems with the product though. Firstly, I find the smell way too strong and a little offensive (I'm not a fan of the old-lady perfume smell). I'm glad it doesn't linger. Also I find this product a little hard to blend over my foundation, as it makes it a little streaky and can be difficult to blend seamlessly into my darker South Asian skin.

Despite these qualms, I think this is a wonderful product and I would purchase it again. I probably won't need to however since they give a ridiculous amount of product :)

on 4/18/2013 11:27:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I would give this a 10. It is really worth buying. It makes you glow. I put it on, add minimal makeup, then spray with the new NYX dewy finish make up setting spray (also a 10!) . the whole look lasts till bedtime.

These two items have cut down on my products needed and application time and reapplication time by half.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Makes foundation look AWESOME. It gives your skin a soft "glow from within look." Because I have skin on the oilier side, I set with a finishing powder and the combination of this and the powder are perfect. The powder stops it from looking too glowy (aka oily) and this stops the powder from making my skin look tired and dried out.

I hate the fragrance. It's a little too strong for me and I really just prefer products that don't have any kind of lingering smell to them. Also, this contains alcohol which is a known skin irritant and can dry the skin out.

Overall, I still choose to use this product but a fragrance free, alcohol free version would be ideal.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Back to Top