Every now and again I get a sudden urge to head on over to a No7 counter in my local Boots to peruse the foundations as they really do have some absolute gems. When my skin was much oilier I did fully enjoy the Beautifully Matte Foundation and likened it to Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation but on a budget. Yes that is a huge claim, but is is that good. I do often forget about No7 and I really should give them more time. The Instant Radiance is a new find for me and a bloody good one at that, it is another wonderful foundation from No7 and I’m going to tell you why… Since I started Roaccutane back in September, my skin dramatically changed from an oily grease ridden mess to a dried out old prune. Wonderful hey? Naturally I had to do a massive skin care and make up overhaul to deal with the skin changes – it was costly but necessary. All of original skin care and make up catered towards oily skin and my skin certainly wasn’t that anymore. I didn’t want to spend a massive amount on foundation if I could help it and thankfully I didn’t have to as this tube of loveliness only cost me £12.50 instead of my usual £30.00+. Whilst thinking about what foundations I should get, I saw my Beautifully Matte foundation and had a massive ‘AHAAAA’ moment and off to Boots I went. I needed a lighter, creamier foundation that added a subtle glow but that didn’t cling to any of my new and unsightly dry patches and Instant Radiance did just that. I usually use Cool Beige in the No7 range but since I have been unable to go out in to the sun (damn allergies – you can read about that HERE), my skin has gotten quite a bit paler so the lovely assistant on the counter had to get out that magic skin colour tester thingymajig and it turns out that I’m now Cool Ivory. It was a pretty spot on match – that device is so clever. The Instant Radiance Foundation is very lightweight on the skin, it leaves a very nice yet subtle healthy glow and moisturises the skin as you’re working it in. I like to pump a pea sized amount on to the back of my hand and apply it using a stippling or expert face brush. It is described by Boots as a radiance boost for tired/stressed skin and it is exactly that. It isn’t the type of foundation that I would grab for a night on the tiles as I usually prefer a slightly heavier, more mattified finish but for day time wear, it is absolutely spot on. It is very natural looking and leaves your skin looking pretty darn flawless. No7 Instance Radiance Foundation is great value for money in my opinion and a truly lovely foundation. An absolute must for normal to dry skin types, it’s wonderful. Give it a go – you won’t regret it!
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