No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Review

Us girls have a tendency of always finding flaws when we look in the mirror, we are our worst enemies. You will always find something you don`t like, but you also need to find something that makes you feel good about yourself, otherwise you`ll drown in low self-esteem. For years and years, I was proud of my clear skin and I even took it for granted. In these past weeks, I worked a lot and I neglected my skin, a thing that backfired a few days ago. You see, I have combination skin, with some shine on my T-Zone and dry areas around my eyes and cheeks. But lately, I got lots of spots, my skin feels drier than ever and the nose is like a mini disco ball. I guess that happens when you don`t properly cleanse for a week. (I am in the process of moving, I have a decent excuse) Obviously, there are worse things happening in the world right now and I am not making a drama, I just wanted to give you a background.

Since none of my previous foundations were working, I had to find a new one. I knew No7 has a system that matches your foundation to your skin tone and that got me quite intrigued. So I headed to their counter and was served by a lovely lady named Susan. She was very professional and what I loved most was the fact that she was not very pushy. I don`t like it when I am forced into buying something. She matched my skin tone, applied the foundation and also a bit of bronzer and highlighter. Best customer service I received. I read stories where girls complained that the ladies at the counter were rude, a thing that makes me so mad. As a person who works in retail, I know being nice is the best way to attract customers. Why would you be rude?

Moving on to the foundation, I`ll be honest from the start and say that it has low coverage, maybe medium if you apply more. However, in the summer, I don`t want something very heavy on my skin, so it works for me. This foundation is designed for people with combination skin, so it will clear the shine, but will also cover the dry areas without becoming patchy. The finish is more satin like, it`s definitely not a matte foundation, but at the same time, it`s not entirely dewy either. The formula is quite liquid, so it`s a bit hard to apply it with fingers. I use my beauty blender when I want a very light coverage and my Real Techniques stippling brush when I want to build it up for more coverage. It sits really nice, feels very light and comfortable and more important, even if it`s sunny outside, several hours lateral I can still see it there.

The service matched me to the lightest shade, but I got on shade darker, Calico, just to add more coverage. I was quite shocked to see the results because normally I don`t buy the fairest shades, I am like the third or fourth most light colour. I am either turning paler or I`ve been using darker shades. Anyway, if you decide you want to try this foundation, there are plenty of shades to choose from.

Have you ever tried this Boots service before? What other makeup products have you tried from No7? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. I would like to try it now, never did before! It sounds amazing!

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

    http://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com/

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    1. It`s quite good. Although it`s not full coverage, it has a nice finish.

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  2. I have this foundation in warm ivory, but it's too dark for me now, so I gave it away to my mum. I like the coverage, but I agree that is not full coverage as one would hope. The lady who helped me at Boots was quite rude :(

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Initially I went to the Boots in Westfield Stratford City, because I work there. The lady was a bit rude, so I went to Romford and there I found a nice lady. Same thing happened at the Benefit counter, the Romford staff was a lot nicer than the ones in Stratford.

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  3. I've never tried this foundation before but it sounds really cool! I like light foundations, they're my favourite to work with.

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. It`s pretty good. I prefer medium coverage foundations,but for summer this is great!

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  4. Ive tried this service about 6 months ago, i also recieved great service when i went to the one in meadowhall, sheffield. Ive got the exact same foundation but was matched to cool vanilia. I love this foundation so much it works perfect for my skin :)

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    1. Is cool vanilla the lightest?I know I was matched to that, but decided to get one darker, cause it`s summer.

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  5. I haven't tried this foundation, it was interesting to read your review. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. Thank yo so much, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. I tried a foundation from No7 years ago before the colour matching service was available and it was awful, so orange! I've stayed away from their foundations ever since but I love their translucent pressed powder!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. The colour matching service is the only reason I got it, to be 100% sure it`s ok. Otherwise I have a tendency to get the wrong colours. I`ve never tried their powder, thanks for recommending it!

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  7. I've heard lots of stories about the makeup retail workers being rude too, I don't understand it. But it's great that your experience was nice. And thanks for the review! I'll have my cousin check out this foundation for her combination skin, I hope she digs it.

    istylelooks.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope she likes it as well!I don`t understand the rude service either. However, if someone was really nasty to me, I would complain to a manager, I wouldn`t let it slip.

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  8. This sounds great - I've still not tried the colour matching service, something on my to-do list! x
    LilyLipstick

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    1. It`s such a good service, especially if you are unsure about what shade to get.

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  9. Sounds like a great foundation, I like light coverage foundations for everyday wear.

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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    1. I am used to medium coverage, but I do like a light base in the summer.

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  10. I was colour matched as calico, but I actually think it is a little too dark for me; I have to blend blend blend with this one! I actually much prefer the No7 Beautifully Matte foundation because it provides fuller coverage, but that's just me! I think it has better staying power too. I also use their Instant Radiance highlighter. I think it's really good value for money and lovely if you prefer a creamier highlighter rather than a powder.

    I've heard people raving about this and I just can't wait to give it a go! I have just purchased Urban Decay's 'All Nighter' setting spray, which I am loving, so I can imagine this is also fab. Loving your blog!

    Laura xx
    Lala London | Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I love their Instant Radiance highlighter, been using it for a month non stop. I wanted to try the Beautifully Matte foundation for a while, I`ll probably do it in the winter when I want more coverage. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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