As a 'typically' pale Irish girl, I find it quite hard to find foundation on the highstreet. But, being a student, I'm not particularly willing to search the high end products either! Luckily, I've found a happy medium. A few weeks ago I was in my local Boots and randomly decided to get matched to a foundation. No7 are a brand sold exclusively to Boots, and I have been loving their products lately. The girl at the No7 desk was really helpful, and asked about my skin type [combination] and preferred type of foundation, whilst using their matching machine to find me my perfect shade!
I was matched to the lightest shade, Calico [no surprise there] and she recommended their newest foundation, the Superlight version of Stay Perfect. Not going to lie, the word 'light' threw me off a little, but I took the plunge and bought it anyways. In the past I've always used a medium coverage foundation, but luckily this foundation actually gives just that. The shade is as close to perfect as I'm going to get for my face- although not the same shade as my body, I have alot of freckles on my face, giving my face a naturally darker tint.
The foundation claims to last 24 hours, and give "flawless complexion with a barely there feel". Although I'm still dubious about every 24 hour claim out there [why would I want to wear foundation that long anyways?], this foundation does last throughout the day. I definitely agree with the "barely there feel" too, as it looks so natural on the skin, whilst covering all my blemishes and redness. Finish wise, it's dewy but semi matte, and it dries pretty quickly with no sticky residue.
You get your usual 30ml for €18.95, which I personally believe is worth it. The packaging is super sturdy and clean, with a pointed nozzle at the end- great for releasing as much product as you need! I would recommend waiting until the No7 vouchers come out every now and then in Boots, as you could save yourself €4. You can buy it online here.
Will you be trying this foundation?