No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Review

Foundations are an important part of my beauty routine and I love finding foundations for a good price that work.

This No7 foundation range is huge with different finishes to suit every need. My skin is oily and spot prone and this foundation is oil free so I was hoping this would be the one for me.

Here’s what I thought –

The packaging box is gorgeous and effective and modern looking and even though the bottle itself is plastic which can look quite cheap it still maintains it’s modern look.


The foundation itself is quite thick and isn’t runny. It blends super easily with a foundation brush and doesn’t require a buffing brush to get a smooth finish unlike others that I have tried.

It doesn’t dry my skin out and it gives a nice buildable coverage from medium to full depending how much you apply.

It’s appearance is very matte and no powder is required. It maintains its matte finish throughout the day without the need for a powder touch up which is an incredible statement for me to make!

However the coverage doesn’t last all day and towards the end of the afternoon it starts to flake off a bit. It requires a touch up later on if you go out in the evening but after that it will last until bed time.

It also settles slightly into fine lines around the chin and eyes but not as bad as others that I have experienced.

My only major qualm with this is that it smells really weird but once you’ve applied it you don’t smell it again.

If you have oily skin I would definitely recommend this foundation as it keeps your skin matte without drying it out.

You can get this for £13.50 from Boots and its often on offer when they have their £3 off vouchers or it’s on buy one get one half price or on 3 for 2!

They have such a variety of shades to suit every skin tone and they even do a match making service to match you to the right colour for you. I’m Cool Ivory which is a little bit dark for me but the cool tones really compliment my skin tone and the darkness isn’t obvious once it’s applied.

Has anyone else tried this? What did you think? Has anyone else tried another mattifying foundation they would recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. October 24, 2015 / 11:17 am

    Will definitely be checking this out!! Love no7 (plus I have a 40% discount just waiting to be used!) xxx

    • October 24, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Ooh all the more reason to go shopping – it would be rude not too!! It is a good foundation! 🙂 xxx

  2. October 24, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Oohhhh I am liking the sound of this ! I love mattifying foundations as my t zone does get quite oily! Next time Boots have their £3 off vouchers I will pick it up! (Remember when boots have £5 vouchers?!)
    Saira X

    • October 24, 2015 / 12:33 pm

      Yes definitely worth a go then I would recommend it but defo wait until another offer time! I know those were the good days!! I always used to get the nail varnishes for £2!! Xxx

  3. October 24, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    I’ve after a matte foundation so I will definitely give this one a try 🙂 Great review Sophie xx

    • October 24, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Ooh than i would recommend giving this a go! I’d wait for an offer or voucher though makes it even better! Thank you! 🙂 xx

  4. LikeSallyBee
    October 24, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try a No.7 foundation for ages, and this might just be the one I opt for! Great post! 🙂 xx

    • October 24, 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Yeah if you suffer from oily skin or want just want a matte foundation I would go for this one! Worth a go! Let me know how you get on! 🙂 thanks! 🙂 xx

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