18 Feb No7 Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation SPF15
This season, it’s all about the skin – fresh, flawless and healthy. But what base to use? No7 Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation (£14.50) has been formulated to give that ‘I’m blessed with beautiful skin and don’t need to wear a scrap of make-up’ finish.
And it is indeed super-light – while the ingredients include a moisturising complex, it was unfortunately not quite hydrating enough for me at this time of year, highlighting some flakiness in a couple of areas, and I don’t consider my skin to be excessively dry at the moment, although it does suffer from surface dehydration in winter.
But I like the idea of this liquid foundation and I’m sure it will be a hit for those with a different (normal? combination?) skin type – it literally disappeared into the skin on the back of my hand which is a good sign.
If you have a naturally good complexion you will probably love it. Those with dry or very dry skin may struggle.
As I normally get on well with No7 bases, I will be saving this one for summer when my skin is a bit more ‘normal’, especially as it contains UV protection.
If you’re looking for a foundation that feels weightless, gives light coverage and lasts all day, give Superlight a go. There are 14 skin true shades in the range which is great.
No7 also offer the Match Made service in-store, where you can have the precise colour values of your skin read with a device, in order to determine the perfect shade of foundation.