Monday, 4 June 2012

Have I found my perfect foundation?!

No7 Intelligent Balance Mousse foundation £12.50

For years and years I have been on a search for a perfect foundation, ranging from expensive to inexpensive.
  I always thought because a foundation is expensive e.g £20-£40 I thought it would be good! Ohh how I was wrong.
  I always try to look for something which has an air brush finished look. I have an oily T-zone, so I stay away from anything that could potentially shine. I also try to look for something that stays on for as long as possible with out touching up (I'm not a touch up through the day kind of girl)

 The only brand which I've heard a lot about but have never tried, is No7, and I will defiantly be purchasing from this Brand again!

  • This is the first foundation the I haven't had use a powder to finish the look off
  • It last literally all day! 
  • Its a mousse consistency 
  • my friends have purchased this and it has lasted them a good 5 months 
  • Its an extremely reasonable price £12.50
  • Can build up the coverage 
  • Minimises my pores
  • Has a soft velvet feel to it 
  • Doesn't have a strong smell 
  • Doesn't feel like I have makeup on  
  • Does not make a skin break out
  • Does not go patchy/shiny
  • I have loads of compliments on how clear my skin looks.

  • If you have dry patches of skin it does show then, its best to moisturise before apply this foundation (If you have dry skin).
  • Lack of variety in shades.
  • I dont like applying it with my fingers (I've tried a sponge and I didn't like that either).
  • Packaging is a bit of an awkward shape to get to foundation out.
  • Does not always cover red spots, but you can resolve the by using concealer.

    I hope this pro's and con's list is helpful!

Here are a few foundations I've tried that I prefer No7 over.

-Teint Idole 24 Hrs.
-Teint Miracle
- Teint Idole Silky Matte
- Photogenic Lumessence

-Perfect Touch foundation

Estee Lauder 
-Double Wear 

-Studio fix 

-Dream satin liquid
-Dream matte mouse

-Rich Liquid

-Mat Lumiere 

As you can tell, I've tried quite a few different foundation, and non of these have really taken my fancy. But I've heard so many good things about some foundation listed above, but sadly they just don't work for me. 

Have you ever tried No7, if you have what do you think of it? I'd love to know


  1. I've been looking for something to spend my voucher on so this seems like a good purchase. I've been looking for a good foundation for a while :)


  2. Good post :) I always go from one foundation to the next! I am using Rimmel's wake me up foundation which I liked at first but now I'm not too keen lol! I get dry skin so I'm not sure this one would be good for me! I like the pro & cons :) xx

  3. Hi! Great review -- very helpful. I enjoyed browsing your blog - I'll def be back.

    follow each other??


  4. I was looking for something to buy with my voucher, I've heard so many good things about this! xx

  5. I almost picked this up at target the other day:) I just found your blog :) I hope you can check out my? & if you like we can follow each other.

  6. I like the shade but I am a little bit concern of the application. I find it messy because I hate it when using the fingers for putting on any kind of make up. I guess I have to pass on this one.