No7 Protect & Perfect Foundation
I couldn't wait to try No7's new skin tone matching device and bought the Protect and Perfect foundation from their new range. It is really good. If you like light to medium coverage foundations with natural finish, look no further. I compare this to the amazing Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, the texture, consistency and effect on the skin is pretty identical. To me the P&P one wins by having board spectrum SPF 15, containing no fragrance and being this bit extra silky. It simply spreads like a dream on the skin, both stippling brush and using my fingers worked great, and evens out skin tone without masking the skin. If you have fairly good skin and love seamless foundations, this is definitely one to check out. For a light coverage foundation this one wears really well, lasts all day on me. Lovely modern packaging too, looks more expensive than it is.
September 7, 2012
well done no7!
For some time now Boots No7 had slipped off my beauty radar - but not any more! Althought this review is for Stay Perfect Foundation and the Match Made service it's also for the whole new range. I love everything about it - the new colours, textures and especially the new foundations - I've never had a colour so close to my difficult to match skintone. Goodbye pricey premium ranges and hello Boots No7!
September 17, 2012
Not hydrating and colour doesn't stay in place
I am a teen with very pale skin and few facial markings, so having stuggled since I started wearing a little make-up to find a foundation that not only kept my skin hydrated, but also kept me looking true-to-colour naturally, I was excited when I was recommended this foundation by an in-store No7 colleague.
However, I have had around a six-month break from wearing foundation (preferring to use a BB cream for school/day-to-day wear), and only today revisited this foundation. And I realise why I stopped using this product! (Shade: ALABASTER)
Firstly the actual application of this foundation is quite light and smooth and feels fairly natural when blending. But soon after finishing my make-up, I noticed that my skin looked dull and tired, and as the day wore on my face began to feel increasingly dry which in turn made me conscious of how my face appeared in daylight.
I never re-aplicate make-up because I prefer to allow my skin to breath at least partly through products, but with this foundation I felt that the actual liquid itself on my skin was becoming more and more patchy throughout the day.
Having pale young skin, I was also hoping that this foundation was going to keep me looking natural aswell as giving me a slight colour boost, but the colour after the day's wear had become, and unless my eyes are mistaken, much darker than it had been when I first applied it to my face!
The price is reasonable, however, and good for those with Boots cards.
Overall I wouldn't recommend this foundation, for neither normal/dry types or skin that is partial to needing long-lasting wear as I feel it did not deliver on the hydration or colour-stability it promises. However, I have been using No7's BB cream for normal/dry types in 'FAIR' and have no complaints about it, as it delivers moisture and long-lasting blendable coverage!!!
September 18, 2012