I never ever thought I'd buy a No. 7 product. Why? Because I'm 21 and No. 7 seems to market itself towards older people. It never seemed to catch my attention and having tried lots of foundations ranging from Maybelline to Nars, I've never had foundation which has left a finish as good as what I get with Stay Perfect. This foundation has slowly become a HG staple for me.
I went to Boots and they used the skin tone machine to figure out what would suit my skin. With Mac I'm a NC30/25 (personally I find NC25 too yellow for my Asian skin and NC30 a little too dark), but with Stay Perfect my skin was matched with a perfect shade (Warm Ivory) and it blends really well into my skin - making it look like I have a natural glow.
It looks like I'm not wearing any foundation and yet it covers up my dark acne scars. It's magical. In the past I always used to think that buying heavy foundations would be the only way to cover up my scars, but heavy mattifying foundations cling to slightly dry skin patches, fall into creases and look unnatural. Stay Perfect leaves quite a sheer finish, but it looks natural, it's almost like a tinted moisturiser but it makes me look like I have a healthy natural glow. It even looks good on the days when my skin isn't particularly amazing and it still looks like I'm wearing nothing.
It also lasts all day, I go to remove Stay Perfect at the end of the day and it still looks just as good as when I applied it in the morning! This is fantastic for day use and if you want heavier coverage for nights out then it is buildable, but there are foundations which are better suited to those requirements.
Absolutely love this foundation. After years of searching I finally feel like I have the perfect match. This foundation is long lasting and you don't need to apply a lot to get a good coverage.
I like that this product isn't completely matte. It gives a very natural finish and for once I don't feel the need to have a powder on top of my foundation. As this is a boots no7 product, there are plenty of different shades to try. I was matched by their colour matching service.
I can sometimes break out with certain foundations but this is yet to happen with this product which I have been using for over a month now. It's nice that this foundation has an SPF 15 and I feel like you get really good value for money. Only thing I dislike is the packaging. Wish the product had the same packaging as the Stay Matte foundation as that one has a pump that pushes up so you know when you are going to run out and get the most out of the bottle. This product has a glass bottle which although looks nice, means its heavy and you can't tell when it will run out. Will 100% be buying again when it does though!!
I visited the No7 counter after hearing about their new colour match system. I told the counter assistant that I had an oily skin type, but it was manageable with a tendency to get dehydrated and I like a medium coverage as I have a very uneven skin tone. She recommended me the Stay Perfect foundation over the Beautifully Matte as the Stay Perfect has a more natural finish.
When applying the product myself at home, I found it easy to blend, demi-matte and very long lasting even on an oiler skin type. I feel that the foundation wears off nicely throughout the day as my natural oils come through. I'd say it would be more suited to normal/oily skin types as it does have a powdery finish depending on how much you apply.
For the price and in conjunction with No7 vouchers with purchase, I think the product is brilliant and I'd definitely repurchase.
This is the best foundation I've ever used it lasts forever doesn't budge looks natural doesn't make my skin breakout and it's brilliant value for money would recommend anyone to buy it
After I ran out of my Bobbi Brown foundation I went into Boots and the sale assistant was explaining to me about this new No.7 shade match technology and I agreed to give it a try, and I am so glad I did.
It returned the result 'warm ivory', which is the exact same colour as my skin, and the same colour as I was using in Bobbi Brown. The Bobbi foundation is yellow toned and the No7 is pink toned, and it suits me much better. It's a lot cheaper too.
The No.7 foundation is €18.25 in Ireland and the Bobbi Brown one is almost €50 euros, so a huge price difference.
I get about 6-7 months out of a bottle of the No7 foundation, compared to 3-4 months from the Bobbi foundation.
I've repurchased it so many times and will continue to repurchase.
I brought this a week ago. I used the match making service. They also tried it on me which i personally found great. Otherwise you could buy it and not be your color! When i put it on the woman done half of my face so i had two different colors!! To my horror i thought she was going to leave it on me but luckily enough she changed it and put the better matched color on me. She was lovely and gave me some tips on how to put it on and to set it with. She said the color i was (Cool ivory) sets very well with bronzer. She put some on me and i thought i was going to end up with a brown/orange tinge to my face, but to my surprise it actually looked much better. It gave me some color to my face. Anyway,so far so good, it has been absolutely amazing for my skin. It really blends in and not too heavy on my face. Sometime other foundations make your skin go really heavy and dull. but luckily it hasn't. It is a good coverage for what it is. It stays on for ages. It lasted me from 6 am till 11 pm. I didn't reapply either. Some foundations don't spread far making you use twice as much, but this bottle really does spread far. I only have to use 2-3 squirts of it per application. I only need a light coverage but you can obviously put on more for a better coverage. The only bad thing about this is that if you don't moisturize before hand ( Only sometimes) it can leave dry patches on some places. But as i discovered its how you apply it. If by sponge or brush it does go on well. But if you use your hands it does go a bit funny. Overall it's a good product and for the price it's really good. All the colors seem to match a skin tone luckily! I would defiantly recommend this! x
This is a great foundation for teenagers with a few blemishes (like me). I'd say it provides light-medium coverage, but for me that was enough. It has a silky, soft feel (which I love) and blends into the skin beautifully. Once on the skin it feels lovely, and does stay on all day! This is my favourite foundation yet, however the only drawback is the price, £14. I can't comment on how long one bottle lasts as I've only owned this product for a couple of weeks, but so far so good!
The foundation comes in a frosted glass (?) bottle (perfect size to hold) and a lovely box. Even though the price is a bit high for a 13 year old girl like myself, I will buy it again!
This is by far one of my most favored foundations and I am the one who usually prefers high-end! Wasn't going to buy it, SA ran into me with the matchmaking service and I felt bad for her so let her try it on me.. looked in the mirror and wow! I had so many asian women turning their head on me while walking down the street from Boots, so I knew instantly it was a great foundation match for me.
You MUST apply creamy thick cream underneath, otherwise you'll end up with dry patches, streaks and weird yellowy/pinky tone. Do not use serums or liquid runny creams underneath.
CAN oxidize, my bottle turned a full shade darker after a month of using it. I did unscrew the pump many times, though.
MAJOR - I could never wear it 2 days in a row, as my skin would literally look SO exhausted, dehydrated and dead, it'd take me a week to recover. Even after 1 day of wearing it, when I'd be taking it off, I felt my skin taking a grasp of air. Understandable, considering the amount of talc, mica and tdo it has in it.
Looks Perfect. Above any other foundations I had, this was the one I'd reach on a special event or a night out, no need for touch up, stay's on perfect.
Long-lasting. I put it on at 5am before going to the airport, took it off at 11pm and it still looked exactly the same.
Full coverage. I ended up using it as an undereye concealer.
If you're wearing foundation once in a while, or looking for something for special events - give this one a try, well worth and not overpriced.
Great light to medium coverage, slightly on the dry side:/, good colours but prefer MAC pro longwear
This foundation is great for me, I find best applied with a brush and this has become my everyday foundation!(: it dries to a semi-matte finish and I really really suggest the colour match if any of you are considering it as I don't even need to blend this to my neck, it looks actually like my skin colour and yet hides my terrible redness! I highly recommend this as it lasts a long time without looking mask-like and the only con for me is the price and even that isn't too bad! It has SPF and just wow great foundation, just be sure to be colour matched too as it's free(: love this foundation!!