Boots No 7 Sun Drenched Lipgloss

The No 7 Summer Limited Edition range is only in-store for a few more days – July 13th to be exact and I thought it would be helpful to post my thoughts on the lipglosses I was sent to try. 
The range fittingly named Sun Drenched evokes images of looking like a goddess whilst burning basking in the hot, summer sun and these lipglosses really fit into the imagery that swirls around my head.

At first glance, I oohed and ahhed at how pretty they looked in their screw top little pots. They look almost jelly-like and even have flecks of real 22-carat gold in them, which you can clearly see. The pots they come in look like glass, but are plastic and still look chic when pulled out for use. The packaging is cute, although repeatedly having to dip your fingers in them can be a little messy.
Unfortunately they don’t give such a golden performance when applied. Available in two shades Golden Peach and Golden Rum, the pigment doesn’t transfer onto my lips at all. They show up clear, and despite the flecks of gold being visible, all they do is make my lips look as if I’ve mistakenly got glitter on them.

Despite them being advertised as lipglosses, I feel more comfortable describing them as lip balms. They don’t have the typical lip gloss texture and definitely apply, feel and look like a lip balm once applied. However, I didn’t like the way they feel on my lips. I found them to be a little heavy. They do give a high shine though – that’s something, I suppose.

All in all, these are certainly not the best product I’ve tried from No 7 and given the price, you’d do better to take a look at other lipglosses that in my opinion, perform the way lipglosses are supposed to.

Check out the Sun Drenched range in its entirety here

How much are they? £9.50 each

Where can I find them? Boots, in-store and online



  1. 27th June 2010 / 7:28 pm

    I wanted these after seeing the pictures, the darker colour looks like it could be great.. then i saw swatches and it was all over. Im not spending 9.50 on a lipbalm!

  2. 27th June 2010 / 8:50 pm

    That's really quite expensive for something that sounds really mediocre. I'll giving these a swerve!

  3. 28th June 2010 / 2:05 am

    I thought I was completely game when I saw the pix, I am all about something with RUM in the name HA JK. But this doesnt sound worth the money at all. Thank you for sharing.
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