I’m a bit of a creature of habit and so when I find a product I like I tend to stick with it. I have been using Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation for over two years now and while I still love it, I find it a bit heavy on my skin these days. Pregnancy has definitely made a few changes to my skin tone and texture and so it only makes sense that I should have to change the products I use on it too.
I know the ladies on our local Boots No7 counter quite well, and while I am a big fan of their lipsticks and mascara, I’ve never tried their foundation. I popped in last week to take advantage of their Match Made Service where they help you find the perfect shade and coverage for your skin type.
Tracey was lovely! She invited me to take a seat at the counter and used their match maker machine to assess which product and shade would be perfect for me. She then, discussing her findings as she went, proceeded to try three different shades of their Stay Perfect Foundation, resulting in my Match Made Shade being Calico – a lot lighter than I would have opted for by myself as until recently I have always been quite olive skinned but it really does match my tone perfectly.
The Stay Perfect Foundation offers a medium coverage and is incredibly light to wear. The bottle promises up to 24 hours of wear and while I’ve nt tested the full 24 hours, I can vouch for the fact that it doesn’t seem to budge throughout the day! I’d happily not reapply from day to night if we were heading out in the evening and just top up with an extra layer of mascara & blusher to finish off the look.
From experience this foundation is best applied with a brush rather than fingers and while it probably breaks all of the beauty blogging rules, I’ve found the Real Techniques buffing brush the best for application.
It retails at £14.50 for a bottle and is available in twenty different shades – I would 100% recommend heading in and taking advantage of their Match Made service to ensure you select the right one!