Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Colour Calming Make-Up Base
Boots No7 Colour Calming Make Up Base
Member Name: xxSalzxx
Boots No7 Colour Calming Make Up Base
Advantages: It Actually Worked On My Skin!!
Disadvantages: Maybe Price In The First Place.
I know a lot of people go to great lengths to get that flushed cheek look for their face but as anyone with naturally rosy cheeks will tell you sometimes it is a curse rather than a blessing. I have very naturally flushed cheeks which in the summer get very red indeed so I look constantly like im blushing or really, really hot and I absolutely HATE it. When it comes to rosy cheeks Id much rather fake it but since I dont have that option I like to try and find products that will help tone down the flushed look a little bit. This 'No7 Colour Calming Make-Up Base' I actually received as a free sample just before Christmas in a small No7 set but as the weather has been lovely lately my red cheeks have come back with avengence so I started using this to try and calm the colour down a little bit - and it has worked a lot better than I assumed it would to be honest.
Stockists: Boots & boots.com
Shades: Lavender - For brightening sallow & dull complexions. Green - For reducing redness, covering blemishes & evening out your skintone.
Other Info: This can be used under your foundation or alone and actually helps to make your foundation and other make-up last much longer as well.
- I personally own this base in Green as I wanted (although I didnt actually choose it) to reduce redness so thats the shade Ill be writing about in this review.
This product comes in a small plastic tube which does look a little like a foundation tube except this one is a mint green in colour. The tube contains around 40ml of the base BUT as you only use a very small amount each time one tube will last me personally a really long time - thank god for the 12 month shelf life on this product! On the front and back of the tube is all the information you could need - shelf life, ingredients, directions for use etc so any questions you have should ne answered on the tube - although if you have any additional questions/queries there is a website you can write to as well. On the bottom of the tube is a plastic top which is simply pulled off to reveal the small nozzle inside - Ive found that top to be very secure as it has never fallen off or leaked when Ive been carrying this around so the packaging is very effective. A bit plain maybe but I dont mind too much about that.
This primer is very simple to apply as its just like a lotion really. You simply squeeze the plastic part of the tube to release some onto the nozzle and then apply it straight onto your face - I find it works best if you specifically apply it to the redder areas a bit more than everywhere else but that will be different areas depening on the person. Now when it comes to using this product less is definitely more - using too much WILL make you look very silly - green patches on your skin and falky foundation are 2 of the things that using too much will make appear so use a small amount and you will find you get better results - and the tube will last much longer that way as well. The primer/base itself also looks and feels very much like a normal face lotion. This is essentially a cream that feels very nourishing on my face and the only difference between this and my normal face creams is that this one has a slight green tinge - which does not show up on your skin unless you apply a lot! This sinks into my skin really quickly and feel instantly hydrating - thats good for me because I normally use this underneath my foundation so I like that I dont have to wait around for ages before I can apply my 'proper' make-up.
Now Im very happy to say this base has really amazed me with how good it is because it genuinely does do everything it promises. This acts as a great base for my make-up as it creates a very clean, and even base for me to then apply other products on top of it and I would definitely say this helps my foundation blend better and stay put for longer. Even better though this does actually reduce my bright red cheeks! It doesnt make the redness disappear totally - which Im actually glad about as Id look way too pale if it did - but it leaves my cheeks looking rosy pink rather than sweating, bright red which is just the look I was going for when I started using this. The green tone helps reduce the redness without giving my skin any kind of green tinge at all so Im very happy with this product overall and I will certainly be buying this again - its the first product to actually reduce my red cheeks! A summer must have for my make-up bag now!
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
Summary: A Summer Must Have For Me!