Boots N°7 celebrates 75 years of colour!

Boots` very own N°7 is 75 years young this year and to celebrate in true style their Creative Director and über make-up artist Lisa Eldridge has designed a collection to remind us of why we have always loved this iconic brand. The Decades collection is a bright and colourful display of the amazing palettes that we have seen in the last 7 decades and Lisa has created 7 looks, one inspired by each decade, to complement the collection. From the screen siren `40s to the monochrome `60s to the smoky lilac hues of the noughties – N°7 shows that it has always been there in the forefront of beauty trends and is keeping up with its higher end competitors just as confidently now as it was 70 years ago.

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If you love your make-up bright and glossy then the Decades collection will suit you to a tee! The lip glosses from the range are Juicy Tube look-alikes and the bright corals and reds will make your lips pop. This is eye catching make-up for eye-catching girls. What a simply delicious collection!

Lisa Eldridge tells us how to achieve fabulous `40s eyes:

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`I used the lightest shade from the N°7 1940s `Fabulous `40s` Eye Shadow Trio, £9.75 all over the lid as a base and then the mid brown shade to define the socket line, blended well. To complete the eyes I used the darkest brown shade with a damp lining brush to line along the upper lash line and then with a softer dry brush, along the lower lashes. After Curling the lashes and using N°7 Extreme Length Mascara in Black, the brows were softly pencilled with N°7 Precision Brow Pencil to give delicate shape and exaggerated arch, which was typical of the era.”

And how to get a twiggy style `60s look:

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`This look is all about the eyes. The white shadow from the N°7 1960s Eye Trio, `Swinging 60s`, was brushed over the lid from lash to brow. White was then patted onto the lid area with a sponge applicator to add a more opaque coverage in this area. N°7 Amazing Eyes Liquid Liner in Black was applied thickly, close to the upper lashes. The line was thickened up towards the outer corner and extended up and out. At the inner corner the line was thinned out to a slim point extending towards the nose. The same liquid liner was also applied along the lower lash line, which tapered off at both ends into a thin and elegant point.”

The N°7 Decades Collection is available in store and on Boots.com from 6th May while stocks last.

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