Student Style: No 7 Decades Collection

By | June 25 2010 | 8 Comments

No7 Decades

If there’s one aspect of beauty on which I regularly fall down, it’s eyeshadow. Going out on the town, I can use accent colours and contrasting shades galore. For regular daytime wear, though, I can never seem to wrap my head around which colours go together without being too loud, or too contrasting. Base colours confuse me utterly; shouldn’t there be some sort of ‘Eyeshadow for Dummies’ guide?

Well, about as close as you’re going to get to a Dulux colour card are the No 7 Decades anniversary eyeshadow trios, €13. The largest shade in each palette can be used as a base, with the two others as accent colours. The sets celebrate the seven decades No 7 has been around, and there are lipglosses and nail polishes in the range too.

I was vay excited when I saw the first set: ‘The Noughties’ is made up of a bright purple flagged by a deeper mauve and an olive green. I have green eyes, so the purple/green look is one of the few that even I know works well together. I used the lighter purple as a base, with the green applied wet as an accent colour along my top lid and the mauve as a liner across the bottom.

The next trio, ‘Flirty 50s’, was summer in a box. A pale, turquoise-blue base combined with a yellowy-green and a sky blue opened an entire realm of colourful possibility oh which Mr Crayola himself would’ve been proud. Really liked this.

A brown-sandy-gold combo, called ‘Feisty 90s’, didn’t impress me too much, but then I have yet to find a brown shadow that looks good on my super pale skin; this trio might work better for those with warmer skintones.

There was also a pink-purple-blue set – ‘Supreme 70s’ – which was all kinds of lovely.

As for pigmentation: the lighter colours were a bit wishy-washy in these stakes. It’s defo a case of primer needed, as you’ll be piling these on to get any intensity. The darker succeeded when applied wet, and considering I apply most of my shadows wet anyway, this was a plus.

The Decades collection is limited edition and went on counter in May, so not all Boots stores may still be carrying it. Hunt around, is our advice!

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8 Replies to "Student Style: No 7 Decades Collection"

  • Aphrodite says:

    I’ve seen these – they are gorgeous! I think I’m a Supreme 70’s

  • daiseeboo says:

    I love the Noughties, think I may purchase if I can find them.

  • Orlando says:

    Daisieboo – yeah, that’s defo my fave! There’s a really nice 1940s set too, might be a bit glittery, but I might root around for that one…

  • Rosamaria says:

    Like these, like the prices too! Oh, no, was trying to stay OUT of Boots

  • KittyTan says:

    These look fabulous!
    But I am an eyeshadow disaster! Have 3 fav colours from Mac and a bot of tightlining that’s about as exciting as I get.

    I’d manage to look like a drag queen let loose with this lot! :)

  • Aifs says:

    Yep! I bought the 70s eye shadow and 2 of the 70s glosses (with vouchers) cos I really liked it on. Didn’t think I would! Great price too especially with the vouchers!!

  • tinydancer says:

    I saw these in Boots in Omni Park today if anyone is looking for them – there’s quite a few of them left.

  • Breige says:

    I kinda want the Noughties one now! I do have the 40s one, I think it was the last one in the Half Moon St Boots in Cork. I love it, perfect for vintage style eye looks!

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