“ Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Foundation „
I used this foundation when I was in my late teens and couldn't afford to spend any more than around £5 or £6 on a foundation.
For the time, it was a reasonably good foundation for someone on a tight budget but I wouldn't buy it nowadays.
In my view the foundation was rather thick at the beginning and went on quite cakily - it also tended to be orangey even when you bought a paler shade. Throughout the day it would gradually wear off your face and leave your skin greasy.
The worst bit was that when the bottle got to about half full, when you pumped some out, instead of getting foundation, you would get a clear oily liquid. What this was I have no idea; it was almost like the foundation itself had separated. You would have to keep pumping the top of the bottle several times in order to finally get some foundation out. Usually I just had to throw the whole thing out and buy a new bottle.
Maybe this has been sorted in the past few years but since then it would always dissuade me from buying this product.
There are much better foundations within this price range I'm sure, Rimmel being one brand that springs to mind.
When in desperate need of a foundation for a party and strapped for cash i headed for boots to find the perfect product. When i saw the good value price(or so i thought) of the perfect cover foundation i thought i would give it a try. i tested it on my chin and found a perfec colour match went to the till and paid for the foundation. That night when getting ready for the party i started to apply my foundation onlt to find that as i tried to rub it in it began to flake off and smear. i looked a mess for the party and wont be bying that again.
I am a student and so donot have a very good cash flow, so when it co,mes to things like makeup i tend to go cheap. I usually find no17 makeup good value and often buy such items as lipstick and eyeshadow from this range, so when my foundation ran out i thought what the hell why not try no17.. NEVER AGAIN. I have very dry skin, and the foundation just stuck in the places where i had flakey patches and smeared of everywhere else, i dont know what it is like on other skin types but on my skin it most certainly was not "perfect cover"!!!!
No.17 Advanced Wear Foundation is a matt, oil-free foundation that I started using when I was 15. I think that this product is not only beneficial to those who have oily skin but those who have teenage acne (which as we all know continues into your twenties!). The oil-free fromula ensures that your spots are not getting fed as it were, and it is a nice light foundation that will not aggrivate your condition. I personally prefer to wear foundation as little as possible so as not to aggrivate my skin - but for those of us who suffer this we all know that school and work are times when you cant go without foundation. Another bonus to this product is that it is fairly inexpensive and because it is made by Boots we know it carries a level of quality. It comes in a well-designed bottle with push controlled applications - 3 squirts usually does my face - so you are not wasting it. The durability of this product is high - it will last all day and will not streak or run off your face noticeably if you are caught unawares in the rain without an umbrella. (It will come off in the rain, but seemingly invisibly!) I find application is dramatically improved when you use sponge wedges which can also be purchsed for under £3.00 from Boots. I find these better to use than your finger but be sure to wash or replace often if you have problem skin, otherwise these wedges will harbour bacteria. All-in-all; a good value for money buy for those with problem skin.