A UK Beauty, Lifestyle & Parenting Blog

Thursday, 23 April 2015

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation - £12.50*

I was very kindly invited to my local Boots (Middlesbrough) store last month along with some fellow local bloggers to have a chat with the lovely girls on the No7 counter and have a good look through all of their new products available. The girls were so kind and welcoming and even had lots of sandwiches and cakes ready for us upstairs when we arrived. We were given a lovely goody bag with lots of perfume samples, a mini sample of their new Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil, a full size sample of their Beautiful Skin Overnight Radiance Boost* and any full size product of our choice. Generous ey? After spending an absolute age looking at all the gorgeous products and trying to decide what to choose, I finally decided I wanted to try one of their foundations. Being a massive lover of the radiant, glowy look, I had a chat with one of the lovely ladies and she advised me to go for the Instant Radiance Foundation*. If you didn't already know, No7 offer a 'Match Made' service, in which they use a machine on the skin which reads your tone and shade so you get a precise match for your foundation and concealer. I was matched to the shade Cool Ivory.

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation* is described as a medium coverage, semi-luminous finish foundation for tired skin. They say:
Radiance boosting for tired, stressed skin. Create radiant, luminous skin with this revitalising foundation from No7. Glides on to skin for coverage that brightens the complexion, reducing the appearance of imperfections and signs of fatigue.
The silky moisturising formula has light reflecting particles that boost your skin's appearance, making it look luminous and naturally flawless. Energising Ginger helps stimulate tired looking skin whilst our enriching vitamin complex helps boost skins vitality.
Soft violet pearls give dull, stressed out skin a healthy looking glow for perfectly natural finish.
Having a new baby and a toddler certainly means I have tired skin. I really need to start drinking more water as my skins really been struggling recently. I wanted something to give my skin a wake-me-up kind of glow but with decent coverage to hide those dark circles and pesky dehydration blemishes.

The formula itself is really watery compared to most other foundations I own. Given that, I find it glides onto the skin really nicely and leaves a velvet soft finish. I would say the coverage is more on the sheer side, but with added concealer I really like the finish it gives and it leaves a lovely luminous glow to the skin without looking like a glitter ball. The shade is absolutely perfect for me too, so I would really recommend going and trying the Match Made service if you fancy trying one of their foundations or concealers. I think this is a gorgeous foundation and something I'll definitely be using a lot through the summer months.

Massive thanks to Claire and the team over in Boots Middlesbrough for being so kind and welcoming, I'm sure you'll see plenty of me skulking around your store (I spend far too much time and money in the place to be honest, haha). 
 photo Kate 1.jpg
* = Press Sample


  1. This sounds great, I definitely need to try the Match Made service.


  2. I've been tempted to try one of their foundation for ages now and this sounds right up my street as I'm all about a radiant glow even if it means less coverage Must go and check it out soon x

    Beauty with charm

  3. I haven't tried a No7 foundation in such a long time, I really need to try them again xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. No7 isn't a brand I pay much attention to, to be honest. I've heard a lot of good things about their foundation matching service, though and this one sounds just right for me. I'll have to go and pay a visit to my local counter, I think!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty\



Blogger Template Created by pipdig