I’ve recently set myself a task to find the perfect everyday foundation. Now, I love my Charlotte Tilbury foundation, but I don’t see the point in splashing out £30 on foundation just to wear it to work. So, in a bid to find something that’s just as good but more affordable, and after some recommendations I bought the No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation.
Although I’ve tried pieces from the No7 skincare range and last year I had a No7 advent calendar, I’ve never tried the foundations before. And boy, they have a huge range of foundations. Before I started to sieve through tinted moisturisers, coverages and finishes, I needed to find out what my shade was.
Normally I would swatch away until either my hand was covered or I’d found the perfect match, however, No7 have a better and easier solution. The lady on the counter used a circular device on either side of my face to calculate what foundation colour I am. I was Calico, which is the lightest shade. I would say this machine definitely hit the nail on the head because I’m always the lightest shade when it comes to foundation.
After telling the lady I liked a full coverage and matte finish, she came back with the Beautifully Matte Foundation. Satisfied with the swatch on my face I purchased the foundation, and for £14.50 for 30ml I thought the price point was an absolute bargain. Plus it was one of the cheapest from the No7 range.
I’ve been using it everyday since buying it and I’m really impressed with the results considering it’s half the price of what I’m use to paying. I love the coverage, it’s full without being cakey and it doesn’t leave dry patches around my nose, and my T-Zone isn’t skiny at the end of the day. Sometimes I do think the foundation looks slightly grey when I first apply it, but I think that’s just down to my bedroom lights.
There’s also little added extras I like about this foundation. Sometimes my skin can have sensitive days, so I like that this one is hypo-allergenic – it’s just nice to know there’s something looking after my skin. Plus, I love that you can see how much is left in the tube. With some of my more expensive ones I can never tell until I’m applying it and it’s like “surprise, you have none left!”
Have you tried any of the No7 foundations before? Have you used the colour match machine? They use it for lipstick too!
Sarah Jayne x