I totally missed the buzz around this new launch.. was there one? I was wandering around Boots at the weekend and spied a big display.. couldn't resist! I haven't trialled many foundations in the past 6 months.. not since I started using BB cream but I'm on a roll now and after the Maybelline foam disappointed me I thought I'd give this a go. Matte is always what I'm aiming to be but I rarely achieve it, I suffer from an oily t-zone and the occasional dry patch so it's tough to find a foundation that suits my combination skin while leaving me shine free.. this ticks all the boxes!If you're looking for something mattifying but non-drying this might just be for you. I didn't even need a powder!
I was also really impressed by their shade range for us paler girls. It's not going to be great for anyone darker than "biscuit" which I know isn't ideal but I can so rarely find a shade pale enough and with 6 colours from the paler side of the spectrum I'm pleased!I think this colour match is better than my beloved NARS mont blanc which is HUGE and definitely has me considering other 17 foundations.
It does need blending well around creases/pores as it will be visible if not. You can see in the photo below.. this is AFTER blending, effort is required and that might not be for everyone!!
That's my one issue with this foundation.
It offers a medium coverage.. I wouldn't want to build on a matte finish. Once dry they don't blend well so if you want something heavy this isn't for you but amazingly this stuff stayed matte ALL DAY! In the house all day with central heating on, getting out with the pushchair to school... not a single sign of shine. I can't tell you how impressed I am.
I picked mine up for the intro price of £4.99 (link)
But the RRP of £5.99 is so affordable for what has instantly become my new favourite matte foundation. The funny thing is I went in to Boots seriously considering treating myself the new Chanel Perfection Lumiere (£36 here) but they couldn't match me, ha!