The Perfect Foundation? No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Review

Being an acne sufferer, I spend my life looking for the perfect foundation. I have tried so many different foundations from different brands and of different finishes and consistencies and although i’m a real fan of the MAC Studio Fix Fluid, I think the No7 Beautifully Matte may have become my new favourite.

I first tried the No7 Beautifully Matte foundation around a year ago and to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed when I first used it and didn’t pick it up again for a while. I started mixing it with the L’Oreal True Match foundation a while back and when that ran out, I just started using the No7 foundation alone and really fell in love with it.

This foundation is available from Boots only as No7 is a Boots own brand and it retails for £15.

I use the lightest shade ‘Calico’, which is a perfect shade for me, which isn’t surprising as they use one of those machines that colour match you to the right shade. It was the first time I had ever been matched using one of these machines and i’m really impressed with the accuracy of it because the shade is a perfect match.

Formula / Coverage

This foundation is a liquid consistency and is relatively thick as the coverage is quite high. No7 describe the foundation as a ‘medium/full’ coverage and I would definitely agree with this. The foundation is designed for normal to oily skin and seen as I have combination/oily skin, this foundation really works well for me.

The Finish

The foundation is described as a ‘all day velvet matte perfection’ finish and I think this is a good description for the finish. Considering I do have acne, this foundation makes my skin look so smooth and even and in turn I feel really confident wearing it.

Apart from the MAC foundation I use, no other foundations give me the same great coverage and finish as this foundation, so for the price I would highly recommend it if your skin is similar to mine.

I’d love to know which foundations you feel really great wearing, so let me know in the comments!


Posted by

18, full time Content and Social Strategist, beauty enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “The Perfect Foundation? No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation Review

  1. I’m so glad you’ve done a review on this! I’ve been using the No7 Stay Perfect foundation for about a year now and I love it. I had been considering the Stay Matte for a while now (I like more full coverage on a night out) but always hesitated. I think I will have to pick this up now though 🙂

Leave a Reply