No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer Review

No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer



The Hype
No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer SwatchNo7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting primer helps to give a airbrushed look with its light diffusing properties. Skin is left looking smooth and healthy with a radiant glow.


The Lowdown
The No7 primer has a white cream consistency which develops into a silky veil highlight once massaged into the skin. I’ve tried quite a few highlighters over the years and feel this is quite unique and something I haven’t seen before. After applying I let it dry then applied my foundation on top with powder to set it. For the purpose of the review I am comparing it with Sheer Cover primer to see how effective the new No7 Airbrush Away is. I used the same foundation and powder on top of both primers for effective comparison. After application on comparison with the No7 Airbrush Away to the Sheer Cover primer, I felt the No7 product had more of a silky finish whereas Sheer Cover was more matte.

Before and After No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer

After several hours I felt the difference between the two primers was minimal. Unfortunately I didn’t have the best light to take the photos but the results are fairly similar. With both primers my forehead looks quite oily and my makeup whilst it’s still visible and hasn’t smudged has lost its vibrancy.

No7 Airbrush Away is not the cheapest primer and whilst my makeup is still visible at the end of the day I was expecting more of a radiant ‘just done’ finish. I was a little disappointed with this especially as it was on the higher end of the No7 price range but the initial effect was quite nice.

I give it 2/5

Available for £16.50 at Boots 

Advantages

  • After application my skin has a lovely glow
  • Skin does look dewy after application

Disadvantages

  • Doesn’t maintain that ‘airbrushed’ look like you’d expect from the product promise
  • Quite expensive. 
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