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      16.11.2014 17:59
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      Better Than MAC

      I have been using Boots No 7 Stay Perfect foundation for a couple of months now and find it's much better than the MAC Studio Sculpt foundation I was using before. The staff in store at Boot's are very helpful and will colour match you using a small digital device, to give you the best colour for you skin. The lady tested two colours on my skin and we settled on the Calico shade.

      No 7 Stay Perfect foundation is only available in Boots. I think the foundation is reasonably priced at £14.50 you often get No 7 skincare and make up vouchers each time you buy and you can also collect advantage card points.

      The foundation doesn't feel heavy on the skin and allows it to feel like it can still breath with this on, while providing enough cover to disguise the odd spot I get.

      I apply the foundation using a foundation brush, I found when I used my fingers to apply I didn't get an even coverage. As the foundation isn't thick my foundation brush doesn't get clogged up with the left over make up and doesn't need to be replaced/cleaned as often.

      The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump for dispensing at the top, the downside with this is that when your getting low you can struggle to get any foundation out of the bottle. I often remove the pump from the bottom once low to get as much out of the bottle as possible. The good thing about the pump is that it only releases a small amount of foundation at a time resulting in less wastage.

      The foundation claims to have up to 24 hours wear, I have never worn for 24 hours but it most defiantly gets me though the working day (9 to 5) and an evening.

      I would advise anyone who hasn't tried the stay perfect foundation to try it, I have found that it is much better than the MAC one I was using beforehand, it's also much cheaper.

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      06.11.2014 20:43
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      A foundation worth it's claims!




      I feel my taste in make-up is changing and becoming a bit more mature as I get older. The other week I went to boots to get my skin tested to see what colour would match my skin, as advertised on the TV so that was how I came across the perfect shade for my skin.




      I specified to the lady in the shop that I needed a foundation that would last me throughout a whole shift at work, and given I leave the house at 6.30 some mornings and don’t get home until 8.30 at night it needs to last me!




      So I’ve ended up with a medium coverage stay perfect foundation in cool vanilla, and amazingly this foundation is probably the best one I’ve ever tried. Thanks to the skin tester I’d imagine – but this foundation does blend in brilliantly with my skin and doesn’t leave me with any nasty tide marks either since I’ve always needed a cooler foundation colour.




      I tend to apply mine with clean fingers as it seems to be easier to get good coverage without it getting lost in a brush, or absorbed into a sponge – so and as it covers skin so easily it doesn’t take very long to apply. Once it’s applied and it really does give good coverage, I might dab on a second layer to really problem areas but on my cheeks, forehead and chin they are covered with one good layer!




      As for staying all day, well when I leave the house my skin will feel well covered, but without feeling like It’s so thick I can barely move my face. By the time I come home there is still coverage, it’s maybe not quite as perfect as it was when I left home in the morning – it’s definitely still keeping my skin covered. If I was to be going out later on it would only take a quick covering and I’d be good to go. It covers spots well without encouraging them too which is always a bonus. Even though this is a liquid foundation it doesn’t leave your skin looking anywhere near as shiny as some do.




      Overall a fantastic foundation that lives up to its claims in a big way, and isn’t anywhere near as expensive as the more premium brand foundations – well recommended especially when it’s 3 for 2!




      At only £14.50 a bottle I think it’s a bargain really 30mls and I can see even after a couple of weeks use it’ll last me months! No complaints here!

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      18.09.2014 08:04
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      If you have struggled with foundation before then give this one a try!

      I have tried so many different foundations in the past, usually on the cheaper scale, that I recently decided to splash out and try a more expensive one. Looking around my local boots, this No.7 foundation jumped out at me as it looks very smart in its glass bottle and I have always heard good things about No.7 products.

      ** No.7 Stay Perfect Foundation **
      This foundation is priced at around £14.50 from Boots. A little tip with this is that you will usually be given a voucher at the checkout for £3 off No.7 make up so you can save it for next time to get the foundation at a slightly cheaper price.

      There are a wide range of shades available, from shades for people with very light to very dark skin. I usually go for the Almond, and have pale skin myself, which suits me perfect.

      The foundation is presented in a frosted glass bottle, with a black lid. It looks very posh and expensive but it also quite heavy which is not great if you carry your make up around with you. The bottle is brought in a black box which, again, makes the product look expensive.

      ** Application **

      The foundation is dispensed through a pump on the top of the bottle. I have found that the best way to apply this foundation is to dispense 2 pumps onto my hand and then apply to my face, without messing about with brushes. I always find that this provides a full, even coverage.

      ** Is it worth the price tag? **

      I definitely think this foundation is worth the price.

      A small amount goes a long way, 2 pumps dispenses a pea sized amount and that is all that is needed for even coverage. Due to the fact that such a small amount is needed, I find that a bottle lasts me around 3 months. Compared to other foundations, which usually last me a month, I actually save money buying this.

      I do not find that the foundation wears through the day, I work 14 hour shifts and 9/10 times return with my make up still looking perfect.

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      01.07.2013 23:00
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      a great foundation

      I decided to buy this foundation because I wanted to see what colour of makeup I should be using, Boots No.7 offer a colour match test to anyone who wants to buy a No.7 foundation, so after getting this done, I choose this foundation on recommendation of the sales assistant, who said that this one is good for combination skin that needs medium coverage.

      The Boots Colour Match
      The Boots Colour Match is really easy and takes under 5 minutes. The process simply includes the sales assistant taking a picture of a small portion of your face and then the computer automatically matches your skin to a foundation colour. I found that my skin matched the Cool Ivory foundation shade available and have found it to be a great match for me.

      Application
      I found this foundation really easy to apply, however it doesn't blend that easily with my fingertips so I only use a little bit at a time and like to use my flat foundation brush to give my skin the best coverage and most natural look.

      What I Thought
      I really like this foundation, I was able to get it in a colour that matched my skin almost perfectly and I find that when I have applied it, the coverage is really good. It gets covers up any red blotches on my face and also helps me conceal my dark marks under my eyes.
      This foundation is quite low maintenance because once I have applied it in the morning, it doesn't budge, my make up stays well in place throughout the day and I don't need to re apply it in the evening. This make up is great on a night out, even when I am dancing and having a good night or a few drinks, it doesn't smudge or sweat off too easily.
      This foundation is hypoallergenic and doesn't irritate my skin, I have found that since using it, my skin isn't as prone to break outs or puffiness. It also has SPF 15 in it, this is really good as it helps protect the skin from the sun and daily environment can be harmful.
      I love that this foundation isn't too sticky or oily, my skin looks quite matte, yet natural when I am wearing it.

      Price and Availability
      You can buy this foundation exclusively in Boots for £14. I bought mine in a buy one get one half price deal which made it work out better value for money. I think that £14 is quite a good price for a makeup of this quality, especially because the coverage looks so good and because it contains SPF 15 and is hypoallergenic like many other more expensive, up market foundations.

      Overall
      I think that this is a fantastic foundation, I really like that it was matched to my skin properly and also it has a lovely texture to it and looks great on my skin. Overall I would give this foundation 5 out of 5 stars.

      *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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      30.05.2013 14:36
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      I give up with this one, I'll try something else next time.

      After growing sick of my previous foundation, I went into boots looking for something which would actually last on my face throughout the day, as I was currently applying my foundation in the morning, and by mid day I looked like I wasn't wearing any at all!
      I usually spend forever trying to choose between the wide range of brands and picking the right colour, so in a hurry I went ahead with the skin indicator test the No.7 range offer for free at Boots- with no contract to buy any of their products.
      The No.7 worker advised that I actually went one shade darker than what the test indicated.. which didn't seem to make sense to me, so I went with the results and got the cool ivory shade.

      ***My shade***
      I do have to give a 5 out of 5 for the colour indicator, as the shade I bought really does match my skin tone with no problems at all. I never used concealer (before yesterday) and wanted a foundation to use alone on my skin without having to also use powder or any other setting. I'm not the best with choosing or applying makeup, so I wanted something simple and easy.

      ***Applying***
      This foundation squirts out of the bottle very easily as a liquid, and I usually go for around one and a half squirt to get the coverage I want. On very bad days, I also let the foundation dry and apply another layer to my darker areas. Especially throughout the summer, I find my freckles shine through even more!

      I use my fingers to gently rub this foundation into my face, and the best thing is it doesn't feel heavy or thick on my skin. There is nothing worse in my opinion than having a makeup which feels like you are wearing a big thick layer of face paint all day!

      ***Lasting***
      Now here comes the bad part. I have nothing good to say about the lasting effect of this foundation. When comparing the amount I apply, to the amount which gets rubbed off at the end of the night, I would love to know where the foundation goes!
      I usually apply this in the morning before work, but by my lunch break I look in the mirror and all of my spots, blemishes and dark patches look as if I haven't even bothered to put any foundation on at all that day!
      This foundation really disappointed me, but I ended up buying another bottle as I still loved the colour. I ended up buying a powder to apply on top of the foundation, as when I mentioned my lack of enthusiasm for this product to the lady in No.7, she looked at me as though I was stupid for using this product alone, and pointed to her range of powders. I wasn't prepared to spend another £10+ on a product which wouldn't please me, so I took her advice, and went online instead! I ended up buying max factor translucent powder which sits on top of this foundation without adding colour. I found it does help to some extent, however I am still not happy with this.
      I have now gone for a concealer to apply to my spots and blemishes to put under my foundation and powder, so fingers crossed!
      I won't be buying another bottle of this foundation. No.7 has let me down, which is a shame as I love so many of their products.
      They also do a matt version for oily skin which may be thicker or better lasting, but next time I am going to try a different brand!

      ***Price***
      A bottle of this stay perfect from Boots cost £12, for a 30ml bottle. One bottle usually lasts me about 2 months, but I don't tend to apply a huge amount, I only use enough to cover my skin.
      There are 17 different shades of this foundation, so in terms of skin matching, it is perfect! However it's a shame the lasting of this lets it down.

      ***Overall***
      If you have relatively clear skin, this foundation may be fine. However for the price, I would recommend to use something cheaper, as this really isn't worth £12.
      If you have bad skin, don't try this, you will be disappointed. I have been using this for about 5 months give or take, purely because it doesn't make my skin look too light, too orange or too dark, but I am sick of looking rough from the poor lasting effect and will be going for something different next time!

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        19.04.2013 19:45
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        A rather grown up expensive foundation.

        If you are anything like me you'll have quite the collection of foundations in various tubes and bottle. And probably in several different shades. I've never really found one I've like though or that covers up all my blemises.

        It was the Boots TV ad that dragged me into the store though, that gadget they were showing, claiming it could match the colour specifically to your skin.

        So the very helpful young lady held it against my skin and pronounced me a 'cool vanilla' Which I wouldn't necessarily choose, although I have pale skin it looked a little pale for everyday use, the assistant also used the next colour up to keep me quite. After yet another protracted conversation I ended up choosing Stay Perfect foundation which gives a beautiful flawless finish that lasts all day (their words not mine) So first of all we had Deeply Ivory put onto my skin then Cool Vanilla put on the other, what an absolute revelation! Deeply Ivory was far too noticeable whilst the Cool Vanilla did wonders!

        But first a little more about the foundation, it comes in a glass bottle nearly 4" tall, it's a pump action one and thankfully only a small amount comes out a time rather than ending with a ton of it squeezing between your fingers. Now I was recommended to put it on with a proper foundation brush rather than fingers or with a sponge, the assistant and my daughter both giving me advice on doing so without leaving noticeable brush strokes. I felt like a teenage putting make up for the first time rather than a 30-something who'd been wearing it for a fair few years now!

        It claims to have moisturising qualities and it really does feel like it, it smooths really nicely into the skin, it doesn't feel heavy at all. I didn't feel like I had much on at all, but looking in the mirror I was pleasantly surprised. For some reason I have a dark patch by my ear which makes me look as if I've got some dirt smudged on my face, I've also got some freckles and other blemishes, all these were beautifully covered up, when I took it home and did it I noticed my skin had a wonderful even skin tone. Of course this may be down to putting it on my a proper brush but it did look good. I have used a quick dab of it under my eyes when they looked a bit tired and it did an excellent job of covering the dark circles.
        Better still it did last for a long time, even when I woke up the next morning there was still a good amount of my face, yes I did go to sleep with it on, lazy woman that I am! . It claims to be rub resistant but I cant say I spend my time rubbing my face! It does clean off easily as well.

        So far I've not had any adverse reactions to it, nor has it caused me to have any spots, etc.

        I'm only unhappy with 2 aspects, a) the price at £14 and b) the fact that it's a glass bottle. With plastic containers you could cut it in half and manage to get the rest out, with a glass bottle its harder to fish it out even with the brush. I may complain about the price but in reality you don't need to use a lot and its going to last ages. And quite frankly I'm amazed that I've finally managed to find a foundation so close to my skin. I know theres going to be a healthy amount of scepticism about this color match foundation device but it did help and it really helped my daughter it actually worked out that there wasn't any colour at all in the No7 range or the 17 collection suitable for her very translucent skin. In fact there was nothing in the shop that would match it for her!

        So try it, let them try a colour out on your skin and see how it goes, there are 17 different colours in this range so you will find something that's suitable, unless you just have to be difficult like my little one!

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        05.04.2013 03:18

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        Super product with great colours for paler people

        I got "colour matched" about six months ago and told I was "calico" - the palest, not surprisingly. The number seven assistant was very low pressure, gave me a sample to take away and wrote the colour name down on the card.

        When I got home and had a play I was amazed.

        Great colour - no yellowy colouring you sometimes get

        Great coverage - doesn't feel really heavy but enough to cover any blemishes

        Easy application - I just rub it on pretty much like moisturiser - no brushes or sponges, a quick blend down the neck and no tide marks etc

        Crack sinkage - I don't know the technical term, if there is one! Other foundations I have tried, when rubbing in to my forehead with its inevitable frown lines, it sort of sits in them and makes them look 10 times darker. This one doesn't do that at all

        Makes me look healthy - the number of people that said "you look well/radiant/well rested today" when I started wearing it

        Drawbacks? The only thing is that on my forehead I sometimes have dry patches and the foundation makes the flakiness stand out a bit more. I think this is probably a feature of all foundations. I'm trying to combat with exfoliation and moisturising.

        This product really was a revelation for me - please give it a go!

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        02.12.2012 12:48
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        A nice foundation which doesn't apply too thickly

        I have used Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect foundation on and off for years now, depending what's on offer when I am in the shop and whether they have the foundation in my skin tone.  I do tend to buy mid-range costing foundation, usually a Boots own brand or Max Factor as I worked out these seem to be a safe bet and suit me the best.

        Stay Perfect foundation comes in a 30ml glass jar which is quite sleek in design with its rounded edges and slinky hourglass shape.  The lid fits well and is made from a hard, black plastic.  On taking the lid off the bottle has a push dispenser which is easy to use and doesn't get clogged up.

        The foundation itself is SPF 15 and hypo-allergenic.  On dispensing the foundation the fluid is quite thin but smooth and I find it is quite easy to apply to the face evenly.  It's not thin enough to run off my fingers, but I do wonder if it would be better if it were a little thicker.  I do find it applies quite a thin coat, I like this as I don't like to wear too much foundation - actually I don't really like foundation at all, but in the winter months I do find it a necessity! It therefore probably wouldn't suit anyone who likes to wear thicker layers of foundation.

        I use the Cool Ivory shade as I am very pale although there is enormous amount of shades in this range, around 16/17 I think.  I did have to try them on my hand in Boots to work out what shade I needed and would be very wary about buying a foundation without trying it out first.

        I find this foundation is easy to shade in/out around the bottom of my face, where I stop wearing foundation and stays put all day long.  It doesn't make my face greasy or upset my skin at all which is one of the reasons I have kept buying it.  I do use powder on top of my foundation to stop the shine.

        At full price this foundation is £14, however I generally get it on offer, often on a 3 for 2 with the face powder and some face cream/eye cream.  I do really like the Boots No. 7 range, I feel it's a fair price for good quality make-up and suits my skin and complexion very well.

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        29.11.2012 13:18
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        Four out of five stars

        Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect foundation


        I do love a good rummage around my local Boots makeup section and it's probably where I buy the majority of my makeup and skincare products and as such I have tried quite a lot of different items from their own No. 7 range. I find that No. 7 can be a bit of hit or miss, there are some products that I love and others that fail to live up to my expectations. This Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect foundation is one makeup items that I do really like and wear often. In my opinion it is a great everyday foundation for a reasonable price, especially if you can pick it up when Boots are running one of their 3 for 2 offers or £5 off vouchers.


        Boots say: "No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation helps your skin to resist the signs of make-up meltdown with this long-lasting moisturising foundation."


        So does it live up to their high praise....?


        Well yes and no. Let me explain.


        I do actually think that this is one of the best moisturising foundations that I have tried in a while without leaving your skin feeling a little greasy. I don't have overly dry skin, but lately my complexion has been all over the place with the odd dry patch and more than just the odd blemish, which is definitely not the most attractive combination. But the Stay Perfect foundation has been handling all my requirements while staying put for most of the day. You still need to set the foundation with a powder to get the best results, but when I do apply this in the morning it will still look ok by super time. However, in the warmer weather I still find that despite its claims of resisting the signs of makeup meltdown, I still find that my makeup doesn't stay as perfect as I would like. But then I'm not sure any foundation out there would ever be able to Stay Perfect from morning till night.


        The Boots No.7 Stay Perfect foundation is very easy to apply and there are a wide range of shades to choose from. I found a colour that suited me really easily and when the foundation has been applied it does give me good coverage while still looking more on the natural side. It is quite a light foundation and personally I think it is more if a good all round day foundation than something I might pick for the occasions I want a more full night time make up look.


        The foundation falls probably somewhere in between the cheapest and most expensive foundations I have tried, retailing for £14 (without any promotions). And I do think that the Stay Perfect foundation delivers good value for money. You also get quite a lot of foundation and mine so far has lasted a couple of months even with constant use, but I don't like wearing it thickly layered, which does mean my foundation usually lasts that bit longer.


        The foundation comes in a pump style container and the container is definitely a plus point in my opinion. It is really easy and mess free to use, the foundation comes out in just the right amount for when you don't want to use that much making it easy to avoid wastage. It is also really easy to keep clean and is pretty durable for throwing in your makeup bag or handbag when you might want to keep your look topped up through out the day. I've never yet noticed a leak despite dragging the foundation around with me in my bag on more than one occasion.


        Would I recommend the Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect foundation?


        I would have to say yes. It's not perfect, despite the name, but it is a good and reliable foundation that I will be buying again in the future when mine runs out.


        In my opinion Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect foundation deserves four out of five stars, it doesn't quite deliver the perfect foundation with long lasting staying power, which the name might suggest, but the end result does look good.

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        09.11.2012 19:31
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        A nice product but not one I would pay full price for to be honest with you!

        When it comes to foundation it isn't a product that I ever buy for fun or to cheer myself up with like a lippy or a nail poslish and I buy it on a need basis only.

        I usually buy something cheap and cheerful to be honest, a branded product on offer or being sold off and this actually ended up being bought half price in a bargain bucket type thing in my local Boots store as it came in no box and instead of it costing £14.00 it ended up being a steal at just £7.00! Again I usually pay a bit less than that however I do usually like Boots No 7 products so felt it was a worth a try.

        The Bottle:

        Like I say this came to me in no box or anything and I simply got a 30ml glass bottle with a push button dispenser to the top of it then a black lid/cap to the top of with the words No7 written on there and then on the front of the bottle we are told what it is and who it is made by and that it is Hypo-Allergenic and contains an SPF of 15 and then on the back of the bottle other information listed including the size and contact details for Boots given. This is a nice looking, tall and rather stylish, plain bottle this one and the dispenser is very easy to use indeed!

        The Foundation:

        Well I chose this in the shade of Cool Ivory as I am very pale indeed though there are a whopping 17 shades within this range of foundations to chose from covering basically any colour tone you should want or need. I find that one pump of the thin liquid is enough to cover my whole face and that is very simple to blend indeed and I either use a cosmetic brush or a small cosmetic sponge and can use primer or moisturiser under this should I want to though to be honest I don't feel the need to when using this.

        This gives me an even and light coverage, doesn't smell and stays put over 12 hours on me from the time it is applied. I set my make up with either a loose or set powder because this doesnt keep my shiny t-zone at bay very well at all though it does lightly cover my open pores and helps to disguise any spots I have and at my age a nice benefit of this is that it doesn't set itself into my wrinkles and highlight things I'd rather not be seen!

        This is easy to remove simply with a make up wipe when I want to and I have had no issues with this product at al....its great but do be warned although it is nice on and makes the skin feel soft and silky in a really natural way it isn't a heavy mask like foundation and is really light as a feather!

        Only available from Boots.

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        12.09.2012 17:54
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        When it comes to make up, I tend to wear it only occasionally so I don't mind spending a lot on it as it lasts me a long time. Last winter I found that I was looking a bit pale and wanted a foundation that was quick to apply, natural looking and not going to break the bank as it was more to use as an everyday one.
        This foundation is a No7 product so it is therefore exclusive to Boots. When I bought it, No7 products were on 3 for 2. The foundation retails at £14 so I picked up this, and got a bottle each for my two daughters. When bought on 3 for 2 this means they are under £10 each for a 30ml bottle which is reasonable.....if the foundation works for you.

        The bottle is transparent glass so you can see how much you have left when it is stood upright, although mine gets tossed around in a make up bag so I can never tell. There is a black plastic lid and a white pump which is easy to pump out the amount of product you require. There is a plastic gold ring around the pump which you can remove to take out the pump.
        One of my daughters found the black plastic lid would come off in her handbag and make a real mess but I didn't have this issue as I wouldn't carry the foundation around with me.
        The foundation is also SPF 15 which is an added bonus, is is available in the following shades:
        Honey
        2 Walnut
        6 Deeply Honey
        8 Cool Rose
        13 Wheat
        19 Soft Rose
        23 Deeply Beige
        26 Cool Beige
        27 Beige
        29 Warm Beige
        36 Cool Ivory
        37 Deeply Ivory
        38 Warm Ivory
        40 Cool Vanilla
        43 Calico
        Warm Sand
        Mocha

        So there is something for all skin tones....or so you would think. I opted for the soft rose shade and found it very visible on my skin, I tried different methods of application with my hands and sponges and each time it looked like I had smeared a paste all over my skin, it didn't blend into the skin well at all. I managed to use it up by blending it with moisturiser and using a powder over the top but I wasn't in a rush to try it again. It didn't have the natural look I was looking for, I found the product quite runny which meant it went far and the cent was good but I wasn't impressed with it overall.
        My daughters both got one of the beige shades (although I can't remember which exactly) and with one of them it looked good but she found it didn't 'stay perfect' for long and did have to reapply through the day,
        The other daughter just found it didn't offer any kind of coverage for her skin and, like me, the product just wouldn't rub in and just caked on her face.

        The foundation was easily removed with soap and water or with a face wipe, if it lasted long enough to need removing that is!
        The product is hypoallergenic so none of us suffered any discomfort or irritation when using it, it just wasn't as good as we had hoped. I think there are plenty of alternatives available in this price range which are superior to this product and I won't be getting it again.

        No7 do have an Intelligent Colour foundation which I now use and find fantastic, so I would recommend the brand, just not this product in particular.

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        24.10.2011 11:49

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        Excellent alternative to more expensive products

        I bought the no 7 stay perfect foundation, in colour tone number 2 (alabaster) as a result of a recent 3 for 2 offer they had on make up. I Usually buy a clinique version in the same shade, so was eager to see if the cheaper brand of no 7 lived up to its predecessor. The produc comes in a gorgeous dark purple and gold box, with a sophisticated gold bottle, slightly shaped to give it an attractive vineer. For thoe who aren't keen on a heavy coverage for foundation, i would highly recommend this product, it glides on easily and feel soft and luxurious on the skin. It isn't, however a matte product and i found that i needed to use a sealing tranluscent powder over the top to give a smoother, slightly less shiny appearance, although it does provide a healthy glow. Priced at £15.50 It certainly fits into the mid range of foundations on the market currently, although with boots' freuqent 3 for 2 deals and freebies with No.7 products, i certainly think it is value for money. I use the product daily and it lasted me around 3 months, and i could tell very little difference between the No.7 and clinique brands. Certainly a staple of my make up bag, i would recommend it for people with a slightly restricted budget who still want a little it of luxury in their day to day make up choices.

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        18.06.2011 17:14
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        Nice foundation to use when I don't need a high coverage

        I bought this foundation as I had never really used any No7 products before. I got the shade '02 Alabaster'.
        For packaging I think the foundation looks really classy. It comes in a glass bottle and doesn't have over the top writing, which I really like.
        I would say this product is a light to medium coverage so for me probably wasn't the best as for my skin I need a high amount of coverage.
        When applying this foundation I used my fingers as I found with a brush it didn't blend as well.
        On the skin it looked really nice, it did even out my skin tone although didn't cover any blemishes. I found it looked really natural, fitted my skin colour really well and it did't make my skin dry or oily.
        You can purchase this from boots for £15. I would recommend this for someone who doesn't need a high amount of coverage and would like a light natural looking foundation.

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        10.02.2011 19:46
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        A nice foundation from the Boots No7 Range

        Another product from the Boots No7 range up for review, I'm really quite shocked over the last year on how much I have spent on No7 items! For me it's a trusted brand within my make-up kit and out of huge amount of No7 things I have tried on the hold I have not really been disappointed.

        No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation:
        'Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation helps your skin to resist the signs of make-up meltdown with this long-lasting moisturising foundation'

        When I first started using foundation many years a go I always opted for liquid ones, it was always what my mom used so I used followed.

        The Colours:

        Cream
        Porcelain
        Alabaster
        New Ivory
        Buff
        Blonde
        Almond
        Tan

        My Findings:

        I'm one of those people who have awkward skin so I do have to be careful what I use, hence I always do a test patch of whatever goes on my face. Same when it came to trying this product, luckily I had no reaction so on wards I went to cover my face!

        The foundation comes in a handy pump tube; normally one pump will cover all my face as I only ever like to wear my make up light. It covers all areas well leaving no lighter or darker patches just an all over even coverage. As a rule I use a foundation brush but from past experience I find this works much better when using your fingers tips to apply; I found the brush makes it to heavy looking.

        Once applied I get a good 12 hour cover without it fading, still looking the same as when I first applied. Which is great when you're on the go not having to worry if your make up is still look ok or not, you can trust that this one stays put all day long. The texture of this foundation is of medium consistency which feels smooth and when applying to skin first I found it to feel a little sticky; but it soon blends onto your skin giving you a smooth matte finish that doesn't have that cakey feel like some foundations leave.

        This foundation also contains SPF 15 which is great for all year around use and will even protect within the harsh winds on winter. One thing to note is that over the past few years they tend to change there colour around, so even if you're going to buy the same colour to replace your old one. Give it a sample first.

        I never commit the night time sin I always remove my make up before bed time, when removing a simple wipe does a great job. I normally like to cleanse and moisturise before bed but if I have been on a night out a wipe works fine for me! It takes around two wipes to completely remove the foundation.

        The bottle the foundation comes in is made of frosted glass which has become more clear over the years and has a plastic pull off top with gold writing and has a pump dispenser. The pump is great and good in a hygienic way too, I do like the look of the bottle and I think it looks higher end make up in its style.

        Another thing I noticed is that if you don't shake the bottle before use it can come out a little watery, there for not working the way it should on your face. So for best result give your bottle a shake first.

        Now here comes the problem for me, when using the foundation I always end up having a break out of spots the next day. I tend to have a small cluster of them on my chin and forehead. Each time I have used this foundation the same thing happens, which really upset me as it looks great on!

        Price and Availability:

        As it's from the Boots No7 range it can only be purchased from a Boots store or web-site, if ordering from their web-site please note delivery costs apply. Orders over £45.00 are free delivery.

        The No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation only comes in one size (30ml) and costs £15.00, which I think is a fair price for the amount you're getting.

        Boots are running a three for two offers on number No7 products at the moment.

        Overall:

        I do like this foundation and it does leave a nice fresh look to my tone but for some reason it just doesn't agree with my skin. I have a break out of spots the day after using which is a shame as the results when first applying to face look nice. I shall be sticking with my 'Hello Flawless' from Benefit.

        I still do recommend this foundation my mom doesn't get a break out nor does my friend who using this too. So really depends on your own skin type, but result when applied look great! Don't forget test what colour work right for your first!

        Four out of five stars from me.

        Thanks for reading :o)

        Additional Information:

        If like me you're a regular shopper to Boots you will know of their advantage card system, and this foundation will give you 60 reward points.

        http://www.boots.com/en/No7-Stay-Perfect-Liquid-Foundation_867014/

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          30.08.2010 11:42

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          Perfect for those who want a natural look!

          This is my current daytime foundation and I do like it a lot!

          First major bonus point: no cakey effect! I like to have a natural look (even with three tons of make up on...) and this foundation gives you exactly that. You can play with the way you apply it for more or less coverage: for instance I use a foundation pencil for more coverage when my skin is patchy or has blemishes, and with my fingers when i need less coverage. Whichever way I wore it, it didn't give me that horrible jaw line foundation line, which is my make up nemesis, so major brownie point for that.

          Even though I have an oily skin, this foundation is non greasy so does not make me shine but it won't matify my skin either (isn't made to do) so I regularly apply transparent powder and it works perfect. I also sometimes mix it with my matifying moisturiser when i just want to even my tone a bit. The combination of powder (reapplied at lunchtime) and this foundation lasts all day. On the other hand, the foundation on its own does not last as long. However, it does fade away evenly and gradually so you actually won't even realise it's gone until you take your make up off before bedtime! From experience, it resists persipration pretty well as well (you can miss your tube, run for a bus, and arrive at work late, but still looking pretty!).

          Lastly, the soft texture feels like a moisturiser as much as a foundation so it is very comfortable all day long. You won't even feel like you have make up on and it won't stain your white shirt collar.

          All in all a very good daytime foundation which discreetly make your skin look softer and dewy.

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