Just over a month ago, I went into Boots to buy a new foundation and decided that since I am finding it really hard at the moment to find a foundation I really like, that I would invest in one slightly more so I headed to the No7 counter. I decided to get colour matched with their machine and it was so good. I was quite skeptical at first as to how a machine could tell you what foundation shade you are but it worked so well for me. Usually I would go for the second or third lightest shade in a foundation but this told me I needed to go for the lightest, 'Calico'. This is a very good colour match for me and blends in with my skin perfectly. I think this is a really good idea because it saves so much hassle in trying to decide which shade to choose.
I picked up the foundation in 'Beautifully Matte' because I like a medium coverage foundation that will keep my oily skin under control all day, and I haven't been disappointed. This foundation claims that it gives 'Up to 14 hours shine free complexion and a soft, even finish.' I would say that 14 hours is slightly optimistic, because even when I pair it with a powder it doesn't last this long, but it comes up very close. At the start of the day it leaves your skin looking so naturally matte, it doesn't look powdery it jus takes the shine away but leaves you with a smooth and soft base. It covers pretty much anything, I only have to apply concealer if I have a particularly bad blemish. Despite being high coverage it isn't a super thick liquid and this makes it easier than most foundations of this kind to blend. I apply mine with my Duo-Fibre stippling brush and then blend with my Eco-Tools face brush and I find this gives an even and flawless coverage to my skin.
I love how this foundation wears too. I can wear this all day and after about 10 hours you can see that the foundation has worn away slightly but it is nothing too major. It wears beautifully too and although it becomes gradually less matte it leaves a beautiful satin finish by the end of the day without making your skin look oily. It also wears evenly and not in patches which is one of my biggest criticisms of some foundations.
Overall I would definitely recommend this foundation for anyone with combination/oily skin because it does wonders for my oily skin. This retails at £12.95 and they currently have a buy one get one half price offer on all makeup. I think this is more than worth the money. I have been using it just over a month and have only used about one quarter of the 30ml bottle which is great because you only need about one pump to cover your whole face.
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Have you tried any of the No7 foundations?