Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Cheeky No7 Haul and Colour-matching

I was in Argos the other day buying a lot of things for the flat (it took 6 massive Argos bags to take it all out the shop) and of course, just had to go into the Boots situated next door.. 
I need a new foundation because both my No7 BB cream and Revlon Photo Ready foundation are almost run out. I tend to find it tricky to colour match foundation in the florescent lighting of stores, so I like asking an assistant to check the colour for me. For this reason I decided to get a No7 foundation, not actually realising that No7 'match made foundation service' had begun. This is where the No7 assistant uses a small machine to take a photo of your jawline on both sides of your face, and the machine tells you the shade of foundation closest to your skintone. Turns out my guess was spot on, but it was still fun getting this done! Since getting this done, I have seen the advert every time I switch the tv on haha! 
The foundation I chose was the No7 Essentially Natural foundation. It's a thin to medium coverage and is best for normal to dry skin. I'm yet to open it and use it, having had a sample at the No7 counter because I want to use up my old ones first. So I can't speak for its wear. I got the second shade, Cool Vanilla
Now the main reason I went for this was the price - at just under £10 this foundation is good for a start-out student! Unluckily I then saw the '3 for 2' sign and well.. I have a poor sense of self-control. I first picked up the No7 Stay Perfect Smoothing and Brightening eye base. I probably shouldn't have, considering I tend to wear eyeshadow most days and use my Urban Decay Primer Potion, but impulse buy rachael came out. However, it is what it says on the tin, and is very silky-feeling with a slightly pink tone. It usually costs £7.75
The third thing I bought was a powder blush - No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour. Shade: Honey. On the Boots website this shade looks completely different to how it is in the pan. I wanted a shade like this because I like using my Maybelline Dream Creme blushes for pinker shades, but the apricot shade doesn't do much on my skin. This blush is £9.50
So there it is! The receipt came to just under £20.. Not what i intended, but at least I won't be craving new makeup any time soon!
Rachael XX


  1. It's such a good idea of No7 to use a colour match machine. It really makes me want to go buy No7 foundation too! xx

    1. Such a clever invention! Technology is brilliant nowadays! :D I think even just the experience of getting colour-matched is fun! xx

  2. What an amazing invention!



    1. I feel Boots No7 will get a lot of new customers for this - but they deserve it! So innovative! xx


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