auramei's review of Boots No7 Intelligent Balance Foundation Mousse [DISCONTINUED]


122 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$


Cyclopantasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tribehenin, C30-45 Alkyl methicone, C30-45 olefin, Tocopheryl acetate, Diisopropyl dimer dilinoleate, C10-30 cholesterol/lanosterol esters, Triethoxycapryltlsilane, Retinyl palmitate, Ceramide 3, Tocopherol, [ /- [May contain/Peut contenir] CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)]


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

With every foundation, the application and the tools really affect how it will look on your skin and how long it wears. With that said, I only apply this foundation with a brush (specifically ELF Studio Powder Brush). I am MAC NC 30, BE Light, NARS SG Punjab, EL DWL #3 and I wear this Boots foundation in Shade Blonde #20. When applied, it is actually a shade lighter (NC20-25) than my skin color (NC30), so it's not a perfect match but it does adjust slowly later in the day. It looks divine with a light bronzer and blush, but even when I don't pair it with any, I look very "awake."

As for the wear, it feels lightweight, lasts throughout a 5+ hour work day. I do notice that by mid-day, it "gathers" around my nose so I often have to pat around the nostril area mid-day with a napkin. That usually happens with most foundations, so I won't punish this one for my excess oil around my nose. This is NOTa winter foundation. The mousse to powder effect is definitely drying, and any "flakies" will show through. But because I have combo (oily & dry) skin, it works OKAY. However, it may work better if you have REALLY oily skin.

The packaging comes in a heavy, thick glass jar and a clear, plastic, scooper. I don't ever use my fingers, just the scooper and wipe it off after every application.

If you are looking for a satin/matte finish in a foundation and have oily skin, I would recommend this product.

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