I am really fussy about my face makeup. I’ve always subscribed to the skincare > makeup mentality and am very diligent with my skincare routine. That being said, my skin is sensitive and can get red from time to time. I have a few broken capillaries on my cheek and around my nose, and if I’ve been traveling too much my skin can get dull and ashy. So I like a little something to help even things out and give me a little bit of a glow.
Recently, No. 7 invited me in to try out their No.7 Match Made device in store. The device reads your skin tone precisely and then suggests the perfect foundation for you. As it turns out, my perfect shade is “cool vanilla.”
I went with the Stay Perfect Foundation which is actually the UK’s No. 1 foundation. The formula lasts for ages, will not smear, or fade, and stays fresh from day to night. It’s also perfect for my sensitive skin as it is fragrance free and doesn’t clog pores. On top of that, the formula contains SPF 15 (so incredibly important), Vitamin E, Pro-vitamin B5, ceramides, and antioxidants.
After using the foundation (in the above photo) my skin just feels like a better (glowier) version of itself, which is always the goal. My red spots and dark circles are concealed but nothing feels cakey or overdone.
The photo above is a strange shot but I wanted to show you how quickly the foundation absorbed into my skin. This is something that is really important to me. I can’t stand when a foundation sits on your skin… you feel it all day long. This one sinks in almost immediately, letting its magic do its work… covering up redness and imperfections but still letting your skin shine through!
And while I have you, I wanted to showcase two other No. 7 products that I love. This highlighting powder is beyond gorgeous… it gives skin the most luminous glow (and works really nicely with the foundation), and this dark circle corrector is pretty epic. The formula is sheer but still provides great coverage, and the applicator has three metal balls which instantly cool the skin and help with puffiness.
I should also note that the in-store device is currently available in the NYC area, but will be rolling out nationwide later this year!
Created in partnership with No. 7.
Photography by Lydia Hudgens.