|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
Got my tone matched using the Match Master device, which was a really pleasant experience! I thought this was only available in the UK, but the Boots branch at Central Festival in Pattaya, Thailand also has the MM service! The Boots SA was extremely helpful and not overly pushy with the products (always a plus!). I was matched to 'Warm Beige' and the colour was spot on. I have usually had such a struggle to find matching tones with drugstore foundations.
This goes on very smooth - I normally apply using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it blends and layers very well. Good medium coverage overall. You can go very light with a loose powder after, or depending on the amount of concealer work - you may not need to set at all. Finish is a natural matte, and no immediate tackiness/stickiness after application which is great.
I use this with a Revlon Photoready concealer in 'Medium' on dark spots and the two products blend very well together. Also a good combo with MAC's Select Moisture Cover in NW25 for undereyes.
Read some reviews about the foundation oxidizing after awhile - but i've been using it everyday for the past week for a full day with slight touchups in between, and have not has this happened to me.
I was so happy with the product that I went back to Boots and picked up a second bottle to keep as a spare.
We don't have Boots available in Brunei, so whenever I make a trip down to Thailand, Boots is always one of the first stores I visit!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
1. The MatchMade service really did work- the colour match was perfect for my skin. I came out as the palest shade in the range Calico and it blended in like a second skin.
2. Reasonably priced- Boots almost always seem to have a voucher giveaway thing going on with this brand.
1. Made me breakout. I don't have great skin as it is but in the area that I applied this foundation I got about ten teeny pus filled blocked pores within 24hours. Not good. This has never happened with a foundation on me before.
2. Coverage just far too sheer. It says medium but it is closer to sheer on me and does little to cover minor imperfections.
3. Didn't last anywhere near the advertised length of time and it both oxidised and clung to dry patches on my skin (which has been primed/moisturised properly).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This foundation is one of the best I've used. The colour match system which no7 now have in store helped me find a colour that was the perfect match to my skin and the no7 assistant was very helpful when I explained to her that I needed a product suitable for my dry skin that will last a while without coming off. I can safely say I've been to the gym AND swimming wearing this and still come out with it on.
It has a medium coverage which is good and with some concealer (even a cheap concealer) it looks perfect. My skin looks glowing since I've been wearing this.
Also, it's brilliant for my dry skin as it doesn't make it look flaky or dry it out. This foundation feels really light on my skin and doesn't clog my pores.
The only downside of the foundation is that it's around £14 to buy which, when you're young, can be more than you'd like to pay. However, I'll agree with the motto "you get what you pay for" with this product as it's well worth the money, and more.
Overall, I'd definitely use this product again as it's fantastic and a perfect match to my skin type and tone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is currently my favourite foundation. Boots No.7 foundations have always worked very well with my skin, and although I don't usually like to spend more than £10 (very tight budget) I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
I use the shade named Calico as I have light skin and I think it's the lightest shade it comes in. It's almost completely a perfect match for my skin which is fantastic as 90% of the 'lightest shades' out there make my face look orange and are always 2 or 3 shades too dark for me.
I use 1 or 1 1/2 pumps in the morning and apply it with my Beauty Blender and it always goes on gorgeously. I used to have horrible problem skin and still have some slight scaring and uneven tones but the coverage it offers is perfect for me.
No.7 Stay Perfect might not be everyone's cup of tea but, if they keep the formula the same, I will definitely continue buying it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm still looking for my HG and decided to spend a bit more than the norm on foundation when I bought this, so I had high hopes. The colour matcher in Boots said I was "calico" (I have very pale skin but I have keratosis pilaris so my cheeks are quite red). I liked the texture and it was easy to apply. It wasn't too wet or runny and didn't dry while I was applying it, but I didn't feel it gave me good coverage on my rosy cheeks, even with a lot of concealer. If I put more on to cover my cheeks better, the rest of my face ended up orange. One thing I liked was that I didn't need to put on much powder over it, which was a bonus, but the lack of coverage put me off and although I'll finish out the bottle, I'll be hitting the shops again once it's gone to find a better product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I Brought this after getting colour matched at my local boots. I was matched to the palest shade of cool Ivory. It seemed to fit my skin tone in the shop and I've been testing it out for about a month now. It goes very orange and oxidizes after about an hour. It also doesn't cover blemishes very well and fades and becomes patchy after not very long. Definitely not worth the money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
A little worried that this was not going to live up to its reputation or claim to stay perfect. However, it does! I have in the last 3 months tried almost every foundation available in Boots UK and spent £££ to find my HG. This is not my HG, but its near enough. It is perfectly priced and does the job perfect. I do wish that the colour would match me better. That's right, when I did the colour match test with this fancy "camera" I came out with 2 totally different colours - none of which was really a 100% match. Cool Ivory and Beige Rose. What I am impressed with is the staying power - and I am comparing this to Double Wear by Estee Lauder and Even better by Clinique.
It does not go "powdery" in my fine lines after a day at work. It keeps my red cheeks covered up (with a little help from a concealer if needed)
I dont like too much cover so I apply this with a brush and the product melt into my skin very easily and appear seamless. I sett it with No 7 translucent compact powder.
Well worth the money and I feel confident that my makeup dont "slide off" my skin before tea time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I change my review it oxidezied so bad one
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I have a mixed feeling about this one. I got mine at Target for $13.99 in the shade tan (i am nc 43 and have oily skin ). the foundation promises to be long wearing and has SPF 15.
I think the color match for me is excellent. the foundation goes on well (i use a flat top brush/fingers) and does not dry before you get a chance to blend. The foundation comes with SPF 15 which is nice and does not smell funky. I like the finish - its not flat matte but still matte.
Comes with a pump and is nicely packaged.
the problem i have with this foundation is that A, it is not long wearing and B, it changes color through the day. Even with/without primer or setting powder , this foundation turns muddy-orangy. After it oxidizes , it goes away after 4-5 hrs.
To me, long wearing means at least 8 hours of wear with 1-2 touchups. This foundation does not deliver.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this foundation when I went to be "colour matched" by the new Boots foundation matching service. It shone a light on my skin and said I was very pale and "cool toned", so the salesgirl said I should get the Cool Ivory shade. She put it on my jawline and it looked a bit dark, but she said it would look lighter on the rest of my face. Don't know why I believed her - if it starts out dark, it stays dark, surely! Anyway, I bought it and sure enough, it was much too dark for my pale, Celtic skin and seemed to get even darker over time. This is the lightest shade they have, so there must be lots of people like me who find it too dark - why don't they make paler shades, especially for the UK where so many of us have very, very pale skin? The packaging was good (in a pump), so product would stay clean, but I'm not using it any more and going back to my Estee Lauder Doublewear in Shell, which really is pale.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I am very disappointed in this product. I read many good reviews online, however there were a few that said the foundation oxidized and turned orange. I took my chances, and trusted the good reviews. When I first got the foundation, I was satisfied. It spread evenly, gave medium coverage, and actually looked quite nice. However, I put on my foundation in my room. And my room is kind of dark. I went into the bathroom, and it was orange. I'm giving it 2 stars because the texture and coverage was nice, but there's no point in wearing orange foundation.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm giving this 5 lippies although I can't use it.
It's really nice and looks beautiful but is loaded with cyclopenasiloxane which is a skin disaster for me. I have to avoid all products containing it.
If it isn't as issue for you, I would say this is a really nice foundation choice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this while perusing Target in order to get a cheaper foundation than my MAC Pro Longwear or Illamasqua, and replacing my Revlon Colorstay as I wanted something with higher SPF. I have very oily skin so it's not uncommon for foundations to melt off my face or settle in lines. This foundation did none of that.
I am a NC30 so I picked No. 7 in Cream (05) and it's a perfect match. It is much lighter in coverage than Colorstay but I found that it can be slightly buildable. For this particular foundation I use Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Brush which is very dense and love to use to really buff into the skin. It makes my skin look more natural than CS or PL so I'm very happy with that, but if you need heavier coverage, this may not be for you.
I apply this at 5:30 AM, let it sink into my skin then set it with No.7 Translucent Setting Powder. I walk to my nearest commute pickup in humid morning weather (what's up with that Cali?) and lasts all day with zero touchups throughout the day all the way down to when I get home, TWELVE hours later. Sweat, humidity, office wear, wind, sun - I haven't seen this budge and I'm SO happy about it! Previous foundations had either begun to fade in parts of my face, break me out, melt or settle in the fine lines of my face. This did none of that. Even when I get home and I feel the need to jump in the shower, seeing how great my skin still looks makes me super happy about buying this. HG? Maybe!.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
i got this foundation matched to my skintone by the no7 lady at the counter, it was actually the lightest product they had but it still was a shade off. I don't blame them though, the foundation has yellow undertones and i have pink skin so when i put it on my skin goes super wierd. Like red underneath with streaky yellow bits above.
in my opinion:
It isn't buildable and didn't even out my skin tone, i had to use dream matte mouse above it which was also an awful product.
It also didn't last long, it went shiny and after about an hour or so the texture became dry and bitty, so i reapplied alot.
The texture changed over time, it used to be quite thick but after a few weeks it became runny and even harder to apply.
It did change to a dry texture but also didn't control oil so ran off, basically gathered to the lines such as under eye and nose and left my cheeks dry.
It oxidises sometimes, when my skin was really oily like a hot day it would go a shade darker, nothing too noticable though.
However i do have this problem with other foundation brands alot, i personally hate this foundation but no foundation actually stays on my face anyway so it might on others, afterall it is the main aim of it. I think this foundation would be good for those looking for light coverage with a weightless feel, a bit like a tinted moisteriser. It does have built in moisturiser which also helps give light coverage.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Goes on very smooth and looks natural (not cakey or "makeup-y") yet provides great, long-lasting coverage. The SPF factor is a plus! This foundation performs better than some highly priced brands - and it's only a few dollars more than your average drugstore brand! I bought mine at Target for around $14. This product left my skin glowing and looking very smooth and fresh! The pump dispenser is also an added benefit for nice, easy and clean application. One thing I will mention: If you have oily skin, you might want to wear a primer or mattifier underneath. It IS advertised as a "moisturizing" foundation. Although it's not overly moisturizing, people with oily skin should be aware of this. For normal/combination/dry skin types, it should perfect with or without anything underneath. I wear Miracle Skin Transformer as a mattifier/primer underneath this foundation and I don't have any problems with sheen whatsoever - in fact, I don't even have to touch up all day until the evening if I go out after work.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I ran out of my MAC Studio Fix and needed a liquid foundation in a hurry (MAC was closed. I went to Target). I'm an NC20-25. I have yellow undertones. I brought my MAC foundation with me to make sure the color comparisons were a match. I found a perfect color match in Vanilla. Once I put it on I didn't like it. It was too orange, not enough coverage (I like medium coverage), and wasn't buildable.
Here are some things you need to know:
It is more comparable to a tinted moisturizer.
The foundations have yellow/orange undertones.
The foundation oxidizes so you might want to buy a shade lighter.
It is better suited for women with NW35 skin tones and daker.
It is NOT suited for women with pink undertones, or a light skin tone.
It is not a buildable foundation.
*Update* It made my skin break out! I now have a couple of cystic pimples. I do not get acne, and haven't since high school (9 years ago). The only change in my skin routine was this foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This foundation is really great it does provide a lightweight natural coverage, but unfortunately I started to feel like this was causing me breakouts. I have recently also had a microdermabrasion which makes your skin some prone to breakouts...but I mainly figure this was the reason just because I started in places I never did before. it really is a great foundation my mom has used it before she like it I guess it can work out for you if you have normal skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The first time I tried this foundation I was thrilled. It felt and looked almost identical to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, which I find too drying for my aging skin (over 45) and a bit too matte, but which I love to wear because hey, it's Chanel. But this is infinitely more affordable, and longer-wearing.
The second time I tried it was this morning, and when I looked in the mirror an hour later, my face was bright orange. Seriously orange. I knew when I bought the foundation that it was a bit dark for me, but this was ridiculous. Then again, I had also applied a lot more than I did the first time - so I quickly washed it all off and re-applied, using a very, very small amount - and voila! it was perfect again.
It seems that this is the key to using this product: it can't be applied heavily, and it is not meant to be a medium-full coverage foundation like Revlon Color-Stay, which has been my HG for years, but which i have often found to be too heavy. I need more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but I don't like the look of wearing foundation, at least for day. At the same time, I have never understood why anyone would wear a foundation that didn't last all day and was not transfer-proof like ColorStay, which is why I've stood by it practically since it came on the market.
But Stay-Perfect may change that, at least for day wear. Worn lightly, it covers well well, hiding discolorations beautifully but without settling in fine lines or pores, or looking or feeling thick; it lasts all day; and it leaves a not-too-matte, satin finish. Again, the trick is to apply a small amount, and I'm finding that fingers do the best job (as with Vitalumiere Aqua). Ideally, it would be a bit more dewy, but I'm pleased.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to say "Wow" I love this foundation and this is coming from someone who never wears liquid foundation.
I decided to go to target and browse around and to my surprise I found boots hypo-allergenic makeup brand.. My skin is very sensitive, dry, red, oh! and to top it off I have freckles. Well anywhoo I thought I'd give this brand a try, I picked up 10 New-Ivory and tried it today... I think I found my brand! I whent back and picked up 200.00 dollars worth of makeup.. Finally!!!! I can wear makeup... The foundation is soooo lightweight and leaves my skin super soft... Best brand for problematic skin types.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
This is a transfer resistant foundation. Transfer resistant cosmetics (base, liner, shadow, blush and especially lipstick) have become quite popular as they wear forever and stay put ( none on clothes, cell phones etc.) Oilky skin particularly love transfer resistant base as it will never slide off their skin by mid day, which is what they're used to: touch ups all day long. I've always found transfer resistant foundation to accent the skin texture they are atop. Dry/flakey skin looks moreso. Dry/lined skin looks moreso. Acne pitted w/scars do not seem to be refined as all these skin types do with a non transfer resistant/regular foundation. This is the first I've tried that does not continue the negatives I've mentioned. This is a great improvement on transfer resistant base. The color range is rather limited (not good as this foundation covers well so you can't get by with a slightly off color as you might with a sheerer base.) If you do find your color match you're in luck as this is a teriffic foundation. Stays on all day and night. It preety much looks just applied when you go to remove it. No milky/hydrating cleansers for this bases removal. You need a good, lathering, sulfate containing cleanser. For Trasnsfer Resistant this foundation is the goods!! Highly Recommended!! Boots Rule!! Howecer, I stll think non-transfer resistant (regular foundation) still will always make the skin look more real/perfect. Regular foundations can have skin treatment values to them. Transfer Resistant do not. It's as if these type of ingredients interfere w/the transfer resistant formula. Nonetheless, these TR bases and other products do have their place and are used (to a very nice degree) when needed.