“ Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Foundation „
There was an event in my town called "girls day out". It was an event full of different shops and fashion shows and was definitely an event for girls like me. We got a goody bag full of Boots accessories at the show and this was one of the products in it. I was very happy to see they gave us some foundation but when I opened it up I wasn't that impressed.
The bottle is a very strange type of bottle. When you open it up, you see a brush sticking it. At first, I assumed you removed this brush, but it turns out you squeeze the bottle and foundation comes seeping out the side of this brush. This was fairly annoying as I like to apply foundation by hand. Also, I had no idea where the foundation was coming out, and when it saw it was coming from underneath, I got it all over my clothes which was a major pain in the neck.
I then applied it to my face, and the thing I enjoyed about this foundation was the feel of the brush. Applying it actually felt very nice and very soothing. It did feel great not to have to scrub my fingers afterwards to get the foundation off. Also, I felt the foundation when on a lot less patchy and full of lines as I was able to apply it in circular motion. I felt like I was able to cover my skin completely although the feel of the brush did get my carried away sometimes and I'd end up applying too much.
A Major let down was the colour. As it was a free bottle I had no choice over the colour. The shade I was given was biscuit and was way too dark for me. This is a major let down as the feel of the favour was so lovely. Although I noticed the colour I was given was in no way orangey, it was a light brown and I think many girls with darker complexions would love a foundation this shade.
It did give good coverage and I have to applaud them on that. You could not see any freckle or spot underneath and was very good at concealing my facial faults. Although a negative to this foundation is that because of the fact you are using a brush, you can not control the thickness of your application. Due to this I constantly felt "caked" in foundation and didn't have the natural look that it claimed.
When you first apply it, it makes you look like a sheet of tin foil and your face is shimmering and shining. Although if you wait a good few minutes this shimmer dies off and it leaves you with a much more natural, and a very pretty look.
This has to be one of the longest-lasting foundations I have used. I apply it in the morning and it stays on almost all day only fading a little bit. This is brilliant for a much cheaper foundation and even the expensive ones don't do it.
This foundation is very cheap and I have seen it in Boots for as little as £6. I think as long as you learn how to control the brush, it is a great foundation and great quality for the price.
I love make up but there are two things I really don't get pleasure buying. One of those things is foundation and the other being mascara. Everything else I can buy with ease!
However I ran out of foundation recently and needed more and it was a task I was absolutely dreading. I can't tell you how many mistakes I have made colour wise trying to get a foundation to suit my very pale skin tone and I have ended up chucking out so many and being so out of pocket over the years.
Me, I hadn't seen this product before and I thought I should give it a go because I only just finished a No7 offering that is like this yet this is lots cheaper at a mere £5.67 a tube.
25ml see through tube with a dark navy strip of colour to the top of it and the lid/cap is long and at the bottom of the tube concealing the brush. On the front again in navy writing I'm told it is 17 Natural Radiance Foundation, SPF15 and it has a little round colour coded label and on that not only can you see the colour your told what colour it is (in my case I went for Fair). On the back of the tube I'm told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed, size is stated and as usual contact details for Boots are given. It's a nice tube and informative enough and of good size and feels good quality.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tube:
Light-reflecting foundation that creates a naturally flawless finish. Lasts all day. Non pore blocking. Dermatologically tested. Fragrance-free.
I'm really, really impressed with this foundation. Not only did I test the colours in the shop and managed to get the right one for once it's all round great to apply, blend and wear!
All you do with this is gently squeeze the tube and there is a hole in the middle of the thick none flaking or spiky soft black brush and you gently paint it on to the skin, watching of course that you blend it really well as you go. A little goes a long way and you do need to take your time and use good light so mistakes are not made but it really is a breeze to use!
It glides on the skin, is light reflecting and sort of goes on transparent and lightly moisturising giving a glowing look. It really does conceal spots and marks you don't want to be on display and I have found that this doesn't block or congest pores either.
I feel this gives a light youthful looking glow (as I've just said)
and even coverage, it's easy to remove (with your usual make up removing routine) and it stays put with no transfer at all all day long keeping my face looking fresh and vibrant.
I wasn't sure I'd like this being another brush option and did think that with like the No7 foundation like this I'd need to also blend it by hand or with an application sponge but this is so smart I really don't need to do that at all. I'm impressed with the colour choices and presentation of it and most of all I like the gentle, natural covering this gives me more than anything else!
Only available in Boots stores and a variety of colour options are available of course.