Wednesday, 24 July 2013

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation & Powder Review

You know when you keep meaning to write up a blog post... Well, this is one of those posts.


I bought this foundation and powder earlier in the year (around March I think!) but keep forgetting to 1: use it and 2: blog about it. So, I have recently been reaching for this duo and here's what I think so far... 

I have always liked No7 products, I find they aren't too pricey but really good quality, whether it's skincare or makeup that you're after, No7 will deliver the goods and be kind to your purse too! I wanted a new foundation at the time of trying this and I was tempted by Estee Lauders Double Wear but the price tag made me cringe a little, so I tried this one out and I really enjoyed it so went and grabbed the full sized version. When I did, it was buy one, get one half price on all No7 cosmetics so of course, I took advantage. 

Like I said, I got it a while back and when I did, I actually went for a shade darker than the tester that I was given and bought 'Warm Ivory' as I hoped that i'd develop a bit of a tan over the summer months. I'm glad that I did just that because of this gorgeous weather we've had, I have got a bit of a tan and the lighter shade would've looked odd! 

I find that you only need a teeny bit to blend onto your face as a little goes a really long way with the foundation. Its a medium type coverage, I find I still need to apply concealer afterwards but it covers up most of my red blemishes which is what I look for most in a foundation. It's definitely a matte finish too so if you're not a fan of matte, this isn't for you! Me, I love a good matte looking base, i'm scared of anything else! The powder sets the foundation nicely and again, is a matte finish but once you've dabbed on a touch of blush and highlighter, it looks perfect! 


Before applying foundation and powder
 After                                                                                           Before                                  
              With                                                                                    Without                                                       

As you can see in the pictures, it covers up my red areas really well and leaves you with an even looking skin tone. I'd definitely recommend this foundation, it's becoming one of my favourites! You can buy No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation and Powder from Boots here

Have you tried this before? What were your thoughts? 


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