Saturday, 17 August 2013

Review | No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation

I always like to see what foundations people use, as it is such an important makeup item for me. Before now, I would say that I was always on the search for the 'perfect' foundation - while I had found ones that I had liked, I had never found my staple foundation that I always went back to - there was always something not quite right with it. I wouldn't say that this foundation is that perfect foundation for me, but it's the closest I've got so far to finding one.

I have combination skin, so although I'm not looking for anything super dewy, I'm also not looking for a foundation that is super matte. This foundation, although called Beautifully Matte, seems to have got that for me.

I have been using this foundation for quite a while now, and it hasn't broken me out or been harsh on my skin. I have also found it to be long lasting - it easily lasts all day on my skin without a primer, although I think that that is partly my skin type as for quite a lot of foundations that is the case for me. 

It contains SPF 15 as well, and although this is probably just me, I love how the bottom of the foundation rises when it's used, so you know how much you have left.

I have it in the shade "Cool Vanilla". It looks too pale on my hand, but sadly my face is that pale! It's a very good match for my skin.

I would say it's a medium coverage which could be built up if you wished - the perfect coverage for me.

It retails at £12.95 in Boots, which I think is excellent for a foundation of this quality.

What is your favourite foundation? Comment below and I'll check them out!

Sophie x


  1. My faves are Chanel Lift Lumiere and MAC Studio Fix.. LOVE them. I also have combination skin


    1. I have heard a lot about MAC Studio Fix actually, I think I'm going to give it a shot after this one!

  2. i religiously use my studio fix, but for days when i don't want to make as much of an effort but still look nice, i use the bourjois 123 perfect! I would defiantly recommend you try that if you have combination skin, it has never broke me out and is really good value for the small amount you have to use to get a really good medium coverage!
    x x x

    1. thank you, I'll definitely check that out! I got Studio Fix just recently and I love it, so I'll definitely take a look at the Bourjois one too! xxx