Thursday, 29 December 2011

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation

Hello! As I have now re-purchased a foundation (another story! Potential blog post!), I thought I would review this product, as I have used it for a fair amount of months now.

Some information on the product: 

  • 30ml.
  • £13.50.
  • Available in six shades.
  • Shine free for up to 12 hours. Balances oil production & minimises the appearance of blemishes.
  • Colour stays true & looks fresher for longer.
  • Formula has been tested to provide a shine free look for up to 12 hours.
  • Salicylic acid had been included in the formula to help unblock pores & improve the condition of the skin throughout wear.
  • Leaves your skin shine - essential for anyone with oily skin. Minimising the appearance of pores, leaving a more flawless complexion.
  • With SPF 15, it helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Ethanol leaves your skin feeling cool & refreshed.
  • High levels of colour pigment means the coverage is relativly opaque with a silky matte finish. There is no powdery, grey finish associated with some matte foundations & overall looks flattering to the skin.
Sounds like you dream product for oily & visible pored complexions!
When I purchased this product, I hadn't originally researched in to this product, just a spontaneous splurge with my No7 £5 voucher!
Its been a great product for the majority of the time using it.
As you can tell from the photographs, I've had mine for sometime. I hope you can see on the bottle, how the product is squeezed up to the top, so you're not losing any product. Its lovely packaged, very sophisticated.
My negatives:
As I have combination skin, after moisturising on a night time, I have a well moisturised face. Perfect, However, when morning comes, it becomes dry. (I'm still on the hunt for a great day moisturiser). Once I have moisturised my face, I apply the product. I've sometimes found that when your face isn't fully moisturised it doesn't blend well & work in to your skin. As its a matte finish, I have to work quite quick with it, before it sets, Which is sometimes quite infuriating. This leads it to stick to drier areas of my face, which naturally looks unpleasant. The formula is quite thick, which is also a positive, although it becomes a problem when it begin to set when applying & starts to look slightly more orange tones in places, as you haven;t been able to blend properly. since writing this review, I have heard other people complaining that its not very bendable - so its not just me *sigh of relief*!

My positives:
Its full coverage, meaning I only need to apply mainly one layer. On good days, this applies 'beautifully', creating a flawless finish. This doesn't really have a scent, which is good & bad in peoples opinions. The tube the product comes in, is a plastic clear one. Which is great, so you can see how much you're using/have left. It also had a pump inside it, so it pressurises all the product to the top, meaning you're not losing a drop in the packaging! This also has a pump on top, so you can squeeze out exactly how much you want. In my case, not a full pump, about half & sometimes a tad more for extra coverage. This product will last you quite a while. Its lasted me sing Spring I believe, which is extremely good. 

I would recommend this product, as it does do what it says, depending on your skin type. I would personally apply this with your fingers, as with a Foundation Brush just eats up your product, rather than evenly distributing it throughout your face. I would definitely purchase another No7 foundation or product from their lone, as I believe they have a great understanding on peoples needs. They have great customer service, so you don't need to feel nervous or undetermined when approaching their counter!

I hope this was some what helpful! If you have any questions, queries, etc, please do not hesitate to ask!

Thank you!




  1. This sounds like a really nice foundation, and is definitely affordable! I have a No7 voucher, so I might try this out :) xo

  2. I hope I successfully got across what I thought!
    I have two vouchers, also, so I need to have a browse online for something! This is a lovely foundation, though!


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