No7 has really stepped up its game in recent years with great products at affordable prices, not to mention its excellent colour-match service. I keep finding myself loitering over by the No7 counter every time I visit Boots.
The latest addition to my foundation hoard is the No7 Beautifully Matte foundation. The sleek packaging and formulation is reminiscent of the more expensive Chanel Mat Lumiere but at half the price. Promising a shine-free look for up to 12 hours with salicylic acid to help unblock pores, I had to give this one a go.
It goes on smoothly, transforming from liquid to powder and giving a soft, diffused look. I got the best results using a foundation brush for a flawless finish with blendable coverage.
At this time of year when I’m neither tanned nor deathly pale, I blend my winter shade Calico with my summer shade of Cool Beige for best results. I did finish with a light dusting of No7 Translucent Powder and was shine-free for hours. Result!