Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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PERFECT FOR DRY SKIN
Boots No7 Mineral Loose Powder Foundation
Member Name: angelboouk
Boots No7 Mineral Loose Powder Foundation
Advantages: FOR DRY SKIN, BRUSH INCLUDED
Disadvantages: LACK OF SHADE CHOICE, A BIT EXPENSIVE
No7 Mineral Loose Powder Foundation
The product I will be reviewing is No7 Mineral Perfection Loose Powder Foundation. No7 is a Boots brand and offers cosmetics and skin, premium quality, reasonable prices. This powder is designed to give full natural coverage but is lighter than most foundations and powders. It is perfect for those with sensitive skin and lasts for up to eight hours (according to No7).
The powder comes in a black box with gold writing which has the company name, product name, ingredients, directions for use and company details. Inside the box there is a small dumpy powder brush for applying the powder. The powder itself comes in a 10g clear sifter pot with a black twist off lid. The label on the base of the pot has the name of the product, a description, size of pot and company details. The pot is recyclable. Opening the pot there is a selection of sifter holes with a plastic covering.
Currently available in 4 shades (online, I am certain more in store)
10 New Ivory - this is the lightest shade available
30 Almond - this is the darkest shade available
Unfortuantely I have misplaced the box and the ingredients are not on the website.
A gentle foundation, with a precious gemstone complex, that diffuses light to give a flawless finish. SPF15. No talc or preservatives.
*Availability and Price*
No7 Mineral Powder is available in most Boots stores and online at www.boots.com at a cost of £14.50 for a 10g tub. This includes the application brush. Look out for special offers £5 off, gift with purchase and 3 for 2 offers in store.
Until recently I had been using the No7 loose powder though I felt the powder was drying my skin out more that it was already so went into my local Boots store and spotted this one! The lovely No7 advisor, tried some shades on me and we agreed that New Ivory which is the lightest shade, suited my skin tone best. I wouldn't say my skin is very fair though anything darker than this, I would be subjected to looking like one of Willy Wonkas Oompa Loompas which is not a very good look!
I like a natural look and find liquid foundations also dry my skin out and make me look patchy. I used the No7 Minerals Blusher and was impressed so parted with my cash (alongside my day cream, got £5 off and a free bag) and trotted off home to the sighs of the hubby..not another makeup products! Men eh?
I planned on taking this on holiday with me and realised I didn't have a powder brush after throwing an old one out though I need not fret..there is a little dumpy one in the box! I like the packaging, premium quality looking without being loaded with useless information. The pot is a good size and blends nicely in my makeup bag. I used my new day cream before applying. To apply, I removed the plastic label covering the sifter and sifted a small amount into the lid and used the brush to sweep across my entire face area obviously avoiding the eyes and lips. The brush covered a good area and the powder was smooth and went on evenly. I applied this in the morning whilst on holiday and it lasted well through to returning to the hotel in the early evening.
My face appeared fairly flawless and unlike my last powder, it did not highlight my dry areas, it disguised them which is always a plus point for me! I believe I picked the right shade as it suited my skin well and my skin was smooth. I am so far very impressed with this powder and have used it quite alot though have not noticed the quantity going down any. The clear pot makes it easy to see how much you have left.
The only downside for me is that I made the mistake of throwing away the plastic sifter cover and now have a large mass of powder on the wrong side of the sifter which blows out the tub everytime I open it..I keep forgetting and end up covered in the stuff so don't make the same mistake as me.
Thanks for reading x
Summary: A GREAT INVESTMENT