I am always looking to try products and I loved the Boots concealer so I decided to try this product. It was about $14 at Target so a bit of a price difference from others but I had a gift card so it worked out. Overall, great package design with lots of product and easy to apply. I wanted a medium coverage and that is what it gives. I always struggle with color and I chose Cool Ivory for my light olive tone completion however this product goes on well, true to color but then darkens considerably. Go lighter if you want to try. The other issue is it appears to cake which never happens since I have combination skin and normally the issue is the opposite. It did not lift nor illuminate and did accentuate my lines. One reviewer said something about pores being more pronounced and I would agree. It did not create any acne for me and I will use in the summer as I get darker and see if I gets better. I like the idea of combining with something else so I will try that too. Overall, not great, would not repurchase.
I also have to give this more of a chance. It goes on too heavy, and I should have ordered a lighter shade. I think I need to try to let this warm on my skin first,,,then use my brushes to apply..a little lighter, Maybe even use a little moisturizer to tone it down.I don't like make up that looks caked on...but well blended..almost like i'm wearing nothing on my face at all. Will give this more of a chance....but so far....not a huge fan...
I had to try this Boots No. 7 foundation after reading the reviews, and I had high hopes for it. There are things I really liked about it:
- the way it feels on my skin
- easy to apply and blend, doesn't streak or dry overly fast
- lots of different shades, easy to find one that works
- the price, I got it for $11.99 at Target
Why isn't it my new go-to foundation? The coverage was not enough for my aging skin. I indulged in too much sun exposure and not enough sunscreen in my frivolous youth, so I have sun damage, still get the occasional pimple, and, of course, there are wrinkles/creases in my no-longer so elastic skin. In other words, a foundation has a lot to do for me to make some of this less noticeable. I also noticed that although my skin has gotten to be much drier, particularly during this current winter weather, Lift and Luminate did not last well during the day. So, I'll stick with my current foundation for now (Clinique Repairwear).
I am finishing up my second bottle of this wonderful foundation. Boots No. 7 Lift and Luminate Foundation. How do I love it? Let me count the ways...First, it comes in a pump dispenser. Much more sanitary than some foundations that you have to dispense into you hand, wasting and contaminating the bottle when the product is exposed to the air and bacteria. The color choices are beautiful. Rarely have I had a foundation match my skin so perfectly. I was a fan of Estee Lauder Doublewear Light for years, but I prefer this at half the price. When applied, the foundation has a silky feel, it wears well, but doesn't feel heavy or cakey. I'm able to get it at Target, instead of having to travel to the mall. It feels like a high end product, and a drugstore price.
I don't ordinarily wear foundation, but I have been looking for one for several months because I'm getting married in spring. I normally just dot concealer (with an acne-controlling ingredient) on blemishes, redness, and on my usually shiny nose, and then dust with Neutrogena Skin Clearing powder. That's usually all it takes, and my skin looks great. But I was thinking for the wedding, with a long day ahead & photographs, that I probaby should consider something more. That, and the fact that this winter has actually been brutal on my ordinaily-oily skin, has caused me to look for something not as drying as my usual routine. This product sounded like the kind that would give me that bridal-skin glow with a little extra coverage, without making me look weird as someone who normally doesn't wear foundation. Unfortunately, I did not really like this. I still only use it in spots "as needed," and it offered me little to no coverage over even mild redness or shine. The quantity you get is HUGE for a very competitive price, but I think the product comes out of the pump entirely too fast! I just need the smallest little dab to blend in an area, and then another little dab for another area, and so on...this pump gives way too much no matter how careful I try to be. Apparently they think people are going to wear this in QUANTITY. Being that it didn't seem to cover or otherwise improve the overall look of my skin, WHY would i wear this in quantity? At least it did not break me out. I also was impressed with the color choices (I bought the cool ivory and it's a good match). But I will not repurchase and I definitely need to keep looking for a foundation.
**UPDATE**: I have not used this once since the week I bought it. I just never reach for it because I have so many other products that offer much better coverage and illumination. Dropping rating by one lippie.
Color I picked matched perfectly. Loved the color payoff and finish. Unfortunately, it broke out the whole left side of my cheek/jaw area. This is the only item that was different in my makeup routine. Its going back sadly.
I hate to be the one to bust the 100% Would Buy Again record, but I must. It seemed like a great makeup based on the reviews. Coverage sounded good but not masky. I tried it, color was a little off but knew that could be tweaked with an exchange. But then....what was wrong with my face? Oh! The thousand and one pores that all became totally visible! I touched up with some MUFE HD Powder (HG, btw), and it improved the appearance somewhat, but later the pores were all lined up, standing at attention, staring at me the next time I checked. Ugh. :( It's going back.
My sister sent me this and I love it. I have been using MUFE Face and Body for years and I do still love that too. This is a bit more coverage than the MUFE and it wears like a dream. I have very dry skin and this does not cling to dry patches nor does it create them. I hope it continues to wear well during the hot humid summer months.
I'm another one of those people who can't seem to find a foundation they're completely happy with and stick with it - even taking into account the fact that on different days your skin may have different needs.
I'm amazed, this one may fit the bill at last. My skin only needs a bit of evening out, so I can't judge whether it would be sufficient for high coverage needs. In my experience, it's medium coverage while remaining invisible, which I find incredibly good.
It's very smooth and creamy without feeling greasy. It leaves a beautiful glow and does not cling to any dry patches. It seems to have everything!
I bought the shade Warm Ivory after getting colour-matched at Boots with their special gadget (for reference, I'm NC 20 to NC15). The match is fantastic, so I suppose the gadget works!
I'm very impressed and it's all thanks to MUA once again (I never buy without consulting our reviews).
I thoroughly suggest you try it, unless you're oily.
After testing what seems like a 100 foundations over the past few months I've finally settled with and purchases this in cool vanilla, I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with a foundation because of my problem skin but this one doesn't cling to my dry patches or make my t-zone oily and it hasn't broke me out so far and the anti ageing benefits it claims to have can't hurt! For a drugstore foundation I did find the price a little expensive there are others in the no7 range that are cheaper, the packaging is the usual bottle with a pump to dispense the foundation it's nice not cheap looking. All in all its a good foundation with moisturising and anti ageing qualities with build able coverage