“ Brand: Boots / Powders / Type: Foundation / Subcategory: Mousse „
This makeup is easy to apply and also easy to blend into the skin. Looks well when applied.
The only disadvantage about this makeup is that it wear's of far to quick. It will NOT last the whole day. So will need a powder to set it or a primer beforehand!
This foundation was great for me Its good up until a point where you see an even better one though.
As i was read through the other reviews i noticed that a lot of people were saying it was cakey and fake. This WAS NOT a problem AT ALL for me. It is VERY natrual if you pick your right shade. I am fair and had to go for a very light shade. It is great for looking natrual in my opinion! I would say that i HATE using a sponge to apply my makeup as it absorbs most of the product leaving hardly any on your face, which means wasting foundation.
This is my favorite foundation to use. It can make your skin a bit dry but I find if you apply some moisturizer to your face first then this stops any dry skin and also helps the foundation spread so you can use less of it which is great. I find it very hard to find a foundation that matches my skin tone but I think this one does perfectly and I would definitely recommend this to a friend
It's truly awful when you find a beauty product that you really like... And then it gets discontinued. But it is really great news when you hear that they are bringing it back! And that's exactly what happened with this little beauty, otherwise known as the Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation by Boots No7
What does the product do?
The product is essentially a foundation which claims to give you a lovely looking complexion, even though you will barely notice that it's there. It promises to glide on as a foundation but to switch to a powder complexion. The product has been designed to work with oily skins, combated that pesky shine that all oily skinned people hate and leaving you with a matte complexion. It also promises to brighten the complexion using light reflecting particles and to help hide imperfections and fine lines.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as your usual foundation. It can be applied with the fingers, although a more hygienic and less oily way is to use a make up sponge. I apply it after having cleansed, toned and moisturised, and used a primer to fill in the enlarged pores that blight my face. It is to be applied sparingly to the face, taking particularly care around the hair and jaw line and then blended in. I then cover with a mattifying powder, just because my skin really does get that greasy!!
Packaging and Price
The packaging is really classy and could be mistaken for that of a much more expensive brand. It is made of glass and it is transparent so you can see the product inside. It has a black screw top lid which has a golden No7 on top and there is a tiny bit of extra information on the bottom. The product is available from Boots, as well as a few online websites and you can purchase it for around £12.
Appearance and Consistency
I don't think the foundation is available in too many different shades which may be why the product was previously discontinued. I bought the shade called Suede which is a dark beige colour. It has an aroma that isn't altogether pleasant and actually quite bitter but you can't smell it once it's on your face. It has a very light consistency which is just like mousse, which is unsuprising considering the name.
The product is applied easily to the skin as long as you moisturise before use. I applied the product once without doing so when I was in a rush and it will highlight the dryness in your skin. It glides onto the skin fairly well and you can blend it in before it dries. It feels comfortable on the skin and it hasn't caused any blemishes to form on my face, thank goodness.
This foundation gives the skin a very matte appearance which is what I like to achieve and the reason that I like this product because the shiny look isn't for me. It gives good coverage, covering my imperfections well enough and helping to cover my dark circles. It looks natural and the colour is perfect for my skin. I think it does brighten my complexion and makes me look awake and healthy when I wear it. The only problem that I have with this product is that it isn't as long lasting as it could be and sometimes it will have faded a bit by home time.
All in all, this is a great foundation for those with oily skin but those with normal to dry skin may want to steer clear of this one. It gives good coverage and hides imperfections, while brightening the complexion. I'm knocking a star of because it lacks staying power but other than that it is a great product for the oily skinned people amongst us.
i used to get this in the tan colour which i loved but i cannot seem to find the range anymore, none of my local boots stores sell mousse foundation anymore i dont know why.
Anyway, what a fab foundation, doesnt seem to clog pours, lightweight and easy to apply, doenst dry out skin, good solid coverage which is buildable (i like). the suede colour i brought once but it is a bit orangey. The seemed to only hold about 3/4 colours so may be not a huge choice for all skin types but if you find the one then its worth a try at least. and a little goes a long way with this product.
I also like that No7 also has a lot of 3 for 2 offers or you can use those £5 off vouchers which are given away often.
So generally a great light weigh, medium-full coverage foundation in a nice little glass pot
I am very surprised to see so many good reviews about this product as it did nothing for my skin at all. I have only just found a good foundation which costs me £23 a pop but before that I searched and tested foundations, mousses and foundation powders for coverage and all day wear. When I asked for some help with choosing a foundation in Boots the girl on No7 said this was the best seller and applied some of the mousse to a small area on my cheek, which did look ok at the time but when I went home and tried it - it was nice for a couple of hours then wore off and it looked like I'd had the make up on since the day before. It seems very water based as the coverage did not last more than two hours.
I always have a hard time choosing and using powders and foundations: I can never seem to get a good match with my skin tone; liquid foundation used to leave my skin feeling tacky and be too heavy (though haven't used it for years and then they were only cheap teenage brands) and pressed powders tend to give me flaky skin, especially on my forehead!
I bought this mousse for the first time a few years back because it was on offer and the mousse concept seemed interesting. I admit to being taken in by the advertising and was excited and it's 'light as air' promise. Number 7, whilst not being actually expensive, was certainly above my normal student budget, so that is why I bought it only when it was on offer. I believe it was around £9.50- £10 then and now sells for £11.50.
I bought the colour 'buff' after much deliberation, and to my surprise it works well on my skin. I have another pressed powder from sephora that I bought in France but when I wear that there is a clear colour change between my face and my neck. Needless to say I don't wear that one! The mousse, however, blends well and leaves me with no lines which is very impressive for me! It IS light and it really doesn't look like I am wearing much make up with it on but it does a splendid job of evening out my skin tone. Having said that I generally don't have blotchy/red skin but the make up certainly makes it seem smoother and- dare I say it- almost flawless.
For me, the mousse lasts all day, and I work long hours so it goes on at 6.30am and normally comes off around 9.30-10pm before I go to bed; there is always lots of colour on my cotton wool from my cleanser/toner! The only place it does not seem to hold is on my nose but since I constantly seem to have colds at the moment I think that is understandable!
The bottle is round and clear with a black lid, it looks quite smart but the one disadvantage to the design is that it is a little difficult to get the product out from around the tops of the sides (although I think it came with a spoon thing when I first got it. Seem to have lost that now, though) when it runs low, but being a short bottle you can easily reach to the bottom! For me it lasts really well as I don't need much to give my face a nice covering.
I am very happy with this foundation and am glad to have finally found one I can use without it making me look too made up or flaky!
With so many positive reviews I am surprised that there is this one person for which this mousse doesn't work at all - me. I have normal skin, so no special treatment is needed. This foundation lasts till about lunch time, then I only see remains of it in my skin pores and creases which has never happened to me before. And because it has a very good coverage (skin looks really lovely for the first two hours) the remains of it are clearly visible and it's really embarrassing. After a month I gave up, never again.
I'm not a big make up wearer normally and have a small collection of pretty cheap stuff that I slap on on a night out. I recently got the £5 off no 7 voucher when I made a purchase at Boots and as I will be moving abroad in a few months and need a foundation that can cope with the hot weather when going for job interviews so decided to get something from the no 7 range.
When I looked on the Boots website I saw that this had 72 reviews and just about all of them gave it 5 stars so decided this was the one for me and went and bought it along with a foundation brush (thus spending £22 and getting a free gift - bonus!).
I was eager to try out this miracle foundation so have been wearing it during the day since getting it, which is not something I normally do as my skin feels really greasy and mucky by the end of the day if I wear make up all day.
The foundation comes in a substantial glass pot with a screw lid that looks very expensive and it comes with a little spatula which I assume is so you can get a bit out and apply it from the back of your hand rather than digging your fingers in the pot. It says to apply with your fingers or sponges but so far I have been doing it with the brush that I bought and this seems fine for me.
The foundation goes on easily and a little goes a long way. It blends really nicely and goes on with a powdery finish meaning that I haven't felt the need to apply powder as well (as my skin is quite oily I wouldn't normally dream of applying make up without using powder). It gives a definite improvement in evening out the tone of your face and a nice natural matt finish.
The important thing for me is that I can wear it all day without getting that mucky feeling, I wouldn't say it lasts perfectly for 10 hours (but then I wouldn't expect it to) but at the end of that time I do still have some coverage and my skin still looks slightly better than it would with no make up. Just need to test it out in the hot weather now!
I already used the Stay Perfect Foundation in No7's range for day use as it is very discreet and I don't need much coverage during daytime (I prefer a more natural look). But I wanted a foundation for night time, with a bit more coverage and a matte finish so went for this one, on the shop assistant's advice and I was not disappointed!
The texture is quite thick but not too hard to apply (you just have to be careful not to put too much on, if you want to avoid a cakey effect) and the coverage was even. I would advise to use a sponge rather than a pencil, which does not cope very well with mousse textures.
It really did have a long lasting matte effect, which is always hard to achieve for oily skins like mine. Someone even told me my skin looked like Cheryl Cole's! A definite keeper then...
The only negative points were that I would not recommend it for daytime use (as the shop assistant advised) but rather for nightime if like me, you don't like your foundation to show. Secondly, the "intelligence" of the foundation has its limits, and in winter, with my skin a few shades lighter, I did turn a teeny bit yellow...
But overall a good foundation I would recommend for oily skins in need of a bit of glam before a night out!
Due to the sunshine in the summer months, my skin goes up to two shades darker, so whilst looking for a new darker foundation, i came across Boots No.7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation.
I'd read some really good reviews about this foundation, claiming it gave a matt but dewy finish and very good coverage. I was slightly worried about buying this however as i have quite dry skin and as it is a mousse i thought it may cling to it. But i listened to the reviews and brought it anyway.
So after purchasing it off ebay for a good price, i took it home and applied it to my newly tanned face :)
The foundation comes in quite a large round pot with a little spatula. Useless for actually applying the foundation, but if you have long nails like me, it is fantastic as i HATE getting foundation stuck underneath them!
I applied it, and took a good look at my face. Hmmmm, the coverage was...pretty good actually, i found it turned to powder and gave a soft finish. However, there was no dewy-ness at all, which i look for in a foundation. It did not cling to my dry patches - a good thing, but i found it left my complexion looking quite dull which made me doubt the coverage.
After applying some of my highlighter with it, it did look alot better, but i found after a few hours, quite a bit of the foundation had rubbed off my face which was disappointing.
I will not purchase it again, but thats not to say its terrible. I would give it a try yourself :)
A definite 3 stars.
This is yet another superb product from Boots No. 7. The claim is that in using their Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation you will not have to worry about any shine and your skin will be natural-looking all day.
I initially tried this product when it was first launched a few years ago as I was fed up with my foundation looking like foundation with that horrible "neck line". I wanted something that would give me a natural look.
The mousse comes in a really expensive looking frosted glass jar and the words No. 7 are engraved in gold writing on the black screw-topped lid.
As my skin is quite oily I was finding after a couple of hours of applying ordinary foundation that I was breaking out in oil patches and my skin was once again, extremely shiny.
Whilst this product is a little more expensive at £11 it provides a powder-soft natural looking finish. It comes with a little plastic spatula (I don't know why as I've never been able to master how you're supposed to use it!).
The foundation is very light and fluffy and resembles its' name as it looks and feels exactly like mousse. It's very easy to apply and looks fabulous on the skin. It blends in so easily to give me a flawless complexion. As you need such a very small amount a jar of this lasts me a year so it's well worth the money at just under £1 per month.
Boots NO. 7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation is fragrance free and hypo-allergenic.
There's a colour to suite everyone as it comes in ivory, blonde, almond, buff, tan and suede.
Teamed up with Boots No 7 blemish stick I feel absolutely confident when wearing my make up.
For the first time ever I don't have to apply face power over the top which normally "caked" my foundation. I find this product extremely easy to remove with a little baby lotion on a cotton wall ball.
A must for your make-up bag as I think anyone who's tried this product won't look back!
Boots No. 7 frequently have promotions where you can buy 3 for 2. At present, if you spend over £22 you will receive a free gift which is normally a make-up bag filled with larger than sample-size No. 7 goodies.
I highly recommend this product and give it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
I went looking for a new foundation, and this one came recommended by the No 7 sales woman at the counter. She said that it was good value for money - £ 11.00 (cheaper than the liquid foundations in the No 7 range) - and that it was a great product for people my age, so I thought I'd give it a go. I found it hard to get used to the mousse texture ; I'm used to the liquids - but once I got the hang of it, it appeared to give really good, and even coverage. However, after about half an hour (and I'd only sat down to watch a bit of TV!) I found that it had started to look really dry and patchy. The next day I tried to mix a bit of moisturiser in with it, but this lost the texture and it didn't cover as well. I don't have oily skin at all, and so maybe that's why this product hasn't worked for me, because for many people it seems to be great! I wouldn't recommend it for people with naturally dry skin, but maybe there is a certain technique which stops the problems? For people who already own this product, I remember that the sales woman gave me the tip that 'a little bit goes a long way' ! :)
No7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation
A few weeks ago my sister bought a new foundation from Boots. An as Avon rep at first I was a bit huffy about her not buying it from Avon instead, as I always offer them to her at a lower price than my customers. Although now I must admit after trying the foundations Avon sell and then trying the foundations that No7 sell I can see why she chose to buy No7. The quality is much better and this is apparent from the very first use.
After seeing how good my sister's skin looked wearing her No7 mousse foundation I decided I wanted to try one out myself. Her face always looked really smooth and nice when she was wearing it and I wanted mine to look the same. I'd had a few disasters with my normal foundations, which include a brush on one from Avon which I reviewed last week (not recommended) and Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (which is a good foundation just nowhere near as good as this one).
I went into Boots last weekend to have a nose at their No7 foundations. I found the staff there were all very friendly and helpful at the No7 counter more than anywhere else in the store. I asked the assistant about buying a new foundation, and what would be best for my skin type. She showed me the shades which were best for my skin, talked to me about which is best for my skin type and let me test them myself.
In the end I actually ended up buying two foundations, as there were two really good ones and they were both so good I just couldn't decide on one. Luckily on that day there were vouchers for £5 every No7 product. I bought a No7 nail polish (which I will get round to reviewing this week) so that I could get the voucher, then I used this to get £5 off the first foundation I bought. Then when I bought that foundation I decided to get another foundation with the voucher. I was so excited about finding such a great make up range I couldn't believe I had never used before. I had always been put off by the price tag, although my sister managed to convince me that they aren't any more expensive than my normal Dream Matte Mousse which I will talk about now.
Packaging & Presentation
This comes in a small, clear glass tub which is quite wide. It is oval shaped one way at the top, and the bottom is also oval shaped but twisted the other way, if you get what I mean. It gives this a very professional look and makes it look very stylish and attractive. The lid is also made from shiny black plastic and has 'No7' on it in shiny gold which also looks very stylish. If you turn this upside down there is a black label with gold writing which tells you the name of the foundation, and what shade it is. It also tells you how to apply, the address of Boots and the amount of foundation in the tub.
This tub came packaged in a shiny black box just big enough to fit the tub in so there wasn't any excess or unnecessary packaging. There was gold writing on the box. When I saw it I thought it looked very professional looking and impressive. It made the product feel more expensive and made it look better quality.
Price & Availability
This costs £11.00 which at first you think is really expensive. When my sister told me how much this was I raised my eyebrows at her telling her that was very expensive for a foundation, no matter how nice it looked. But then she asked how much my Dream Matte Mousse foundation is, and I told her, it's £6.99. And then she asked how much is in it and how long it lasts me. I told her, there is 18g in it and it lasts me about two months. Then she told me, No7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation costs £11.00, has 30g in it and lasts her about four months. So they really cost around the same price and I'm actually saving money when I go for the No7 one.
'''Price Compared to Other Mousse Foundations'''
No7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation: price per 10g is £3.67
Dream Matte Mousse Foundation: price per 10g is £3.88
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse Foundation: price per 10ml is £3.33
Avon Ideal Shade Matte Mousse Foundation: price per 10ml is £3.20
Elizabeth Arden finish mousse foundation: price per 10ml is £4.60
You can see from these comparisons that No7 mousse foundation is actually just in the middle and when you think about it not really that expensive. Therefore I think we have established this is priced very reasonably - proving my initial thoughts wrong.
You can buy this foundation from Boots, either online at www.boots.co.uk and then go to the No7 range. Or you can buy it in store at any Boots store nationwide from the No7 counters. I mentioned before staff there are generally helpful and friendly and will help you find the perfect shade for your personal skin tone. This brings me to talk about the shades...
I have just checked on the Boots website, and for some reason there are only six of the shades shown on there. I say only six because when I went into the store last weekend to purchase the one I have now there were loads more different shades available that the assistant showed me. The following six shades are the ones shown on the website:
I have quite pale, combination skin and the shade recommended to me in Boots was 'new ivory'. I think this shade suits my skin tone perfectly and I am really happy with it. My skin looks so much more natural these days, all thanks to this foundation. It gives me just the right amount of coverage and is quite matt so doesn't make my face look too shiny either.
My sister has this in 'blonde' as she has slightly less pale skin than me and it makes her skin look great. 'Blonde' is too pink for my skin tone but if you're worried about finding the right shade for your skin as I said before the staff are usually friendly and will help you find the right shade for your skin. You can test them in store before you buy to make sure you get the right one.
I haven't noticed any darker shades in this foundation but as far as I know they might have some in store somewhere. In the one I went to they kept all these foundations in a cabinet and you had to ask for what you wanted. They looked very well presented.
Is this right for my skin?
Mousse foundations are usually better suited to oily or combination skin than they are to dry skin types. This is just because they can blend more easily in oiler skin and sometimes sit on the top of dry skin and don't always absorb properly. If you have a dryer skin type I was told liquid foundations will be better suited for your skin type as they will absorb more easily. However it is up to you and depends mainly on personal preference as to which type of foundation you want to use.
My sister has really oily skin and I think that's why this type of mousse foundation looks best on her. I have combination skin so I suit both mousse and liquid foundations.
The only way to find out is to test it for yourself and you will be able to do this in store.This foundation is hypo -allergenic and fragrance free.
Does it work?
I was really impressed with how good this mousse foundation actually is. I think it works really well and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
The directions for use at the bottom of the tub say: 'Blend smoothly and evenly with your fingers or a sponge, working downwards and outwards from the centre of your face'.
I mainly use my fingers to put this on although as the directions say you can also use a sponge. I wouldn't recommend using a foundation brush to put this on because it can sometimes leave brush marks which isn't a good look. I think the best method is using fingers to do it as they help to blend it more evenly.
A little goes a long way with this foundation which can only be described as a good thing; you don't want to be caking it on and then running out after a short amount of time.
This really does work and lasts me a whole day without needing to put more on, which is what I always had to do with other foundations.I really would recommend this and it has quickly become my joint - favourite foundation with another No7 foundation which I will get round to reviewing some time this week. I use this one almost every day (when I'm not using the other one) and still can't decide which the best is as they are both such fantastic foundations and I'm really happy with both of them. One's mousse and the other one is liquid and they are both really good just in different ways.
Ease Of Removal
This is really easy to take off. I would recommend using make up remover, just a little bit on cotton wool or tissue paper (although cotton wool is better) and rubbing this all over your face. This will help to get the worst off and then I recommend washing your face with face wash and then patting dry. When your face is dry put moisturiser on.
I would also recommend putting lots of moisturiser on before putting the foundation on. But wait before it is absorbed before you put the foundation on as it won't absorb properly. Moisturising before hand helps the foundation look better on your skin and as it is mousse will stop it drying up.
Overall I think this is a brilliant foundation which I would definitely recommend.
I really can't think of any disadvantages to this foundation: it comes beautifully packaged, works wonders, lasts on your skin for ages, removes easily and is priced quite reasonably compared to others. A tub of this will also last you ages.
I was really impressed with this intelligent foundation. Definitely recommended.
This is my foundation No7 must have, I wear it everyday and every time I go out on a night out, it is truly the best foundation I have ever tried. I recomemed it to everyone! It is so soft and gentle and very kind to the skin.
This Intelligant balance mousse is great, it comes in a small jar with a screw lid, which protects the foundation meaning it is easy to get out of the pot in stead of squeezing a bottle and getting it everywhere which cane be messy. This foundation even comes with a little spacular to help you get the foundation out easily without sticking your fingures in.
The foundation feels great in your skin it is so soft and spreads so easily, at first the foundation looks hard but it is so not, you hardly need any foundation because it spreads so evenly and covers the entire area you want covering. The foundation leaves no lines and no orange marks. You can find your perfect match with this foundation as there are 5 different shades to choose from. So you will definatly find yours.
The intelligant balance mousse is so airy and hardly feels as though it is on your skin, it is none oily or greasy. You can easily blend your blusher on top so you get a fresh clean look. Your skin is left glowing and completly none shiny.
Your foundation will last on your skin for up to twelve hours and not go dry or crisp on your skin, so you are left with lush skin all day and night!
This foundation is well worth a chance in buying, plus is only costs £11.50! which is quite cheap for a good foundation. Always look out for No7 offers though especaily the £5 vouchers and the 3 for 2!
I love No7 cosmetics and bought this particular foundation on a 3 for 2 offer because the protect and perfect version that I already owned was a little bit too dark for everyday wear.
It comes in a 30ml frosted glass container with a black twist lid and 'No7' in gold on the top. It also comes with a little plastic spatula which I assume is for scraping out the last bits of foundation from the jar, although I'm not certain of this so feel free to correct!
At £11 a jar I don't think it is too expensive, certainly not as expensive as other premium brands on the market.
The box claims that the mousse is "light as air" and gives skin a powder soft finish keeping the skin shine free all day.
The main thing that attracted me to this foundation is that it is a light mousse and blends easily without using a sponge. You only need a small amount and it covers easily, although I find that it does go all over my fingers and can be quite messy.
I use 10 Ivory as my skin is quite fair and I don't like too much coverage so it looks obvious I am wearing foundation. It looks really natural and I haven't had to reapply during the day. I have normal to combination skin and it does reduce the shine that I sometimes get on my nose although I have found that it blends better if you use it right after moisturising.
The one thing I don't like about this foundation - and it's only a tiny little gripe - is that it's described as fragrance free but I think when you first open the jar the smell is a little off-putting. However, you only use a little bit on your face and once blended it's fine.
I'm glad I tried this foundation as it's easy and quick and gives great results compared to it's liquid counterparts.
Im a big fan of the mousse foundations because I find the liquid one's are hard to apply and just generally messy so Im always on the lookout for new mousse type foundations. I usually use the Dream Matte Mousse but latley Ive been searching for a new one because I ran out and I cannot go without coverage on my face! Most mousse foundation's tend to sink in and make already dry skin look even worse but this one actually didnt which suprised me even though none of the other products from this range have irritated my skin.
(From Light To Dark)
They have quite a good range of shades for very light skin tones up to very dark so whatever colour and shade your skin is you should be able to find a match from this range.
They say it glides on effortlessly leaving you with a soft natural looking finish which will last all day long. It is said to be as light as air with a powder style finish. So all in all it gives you that dreamy lookign complexion you crave.
Does It Work?:
Well for me yes it did, well parts of it anyway. I found it easy to apply and to rub into my skin, and shockingly it actually looked natural! You couldnt even tell I was wearing foundation, I just looked as if I had a naturally beautiful complexion. However I did find I had to re-apply after a few hours so it doesnt last as long as it claims to! It didnt irritate my skin though so that's always a good thing.
This foundation is a must have for any beauty junkies make up bag in my opinion. Especially for those who find liquid foundations just to damn difficult to rub into their skin! This mousse does just glide over your face, covering up those spots,blemishes and big pores. Gives you great coverage for about 3-4 hours after that yoy will need to re-apply so thats why I have to knock one dooyoo star off. Recommended By Me!
You can buy this product online at boots.com for around £11 for 30ml and should you have an advantage card you can collect 44 points with this purchase.
Have a shine free, natural look all day /