This £15 No7 Stay Perfect Foundation is giving designer versions a run for their money

Now that lockdown has eased and we’re slowing making our way back to ‘normality’ – or something close to that, at least – it’s time to take our appearance seriously again and by that we mean swapping our joggers for jeans (sigh), getting our hair out of that semi-permanent bun and maybe even putting on some foundation again.

If, like us, you’ve been letting your skin breathe during lockdown, but are ready to return to the life of glam you left behind pre-pandemic, then we’ve got great news. When shopping for foundation, the one thing most of us can agree on is that we want a solid, long-lasting formula that will leave our skin looking and feeling flawless from dawn till dusk. Usually, that means we have to fork out a small fortune to get the best designer brand names, who are known for not only their strong reputations but for setting us back £60 to £70 per purchase. But what if we told you that there’s one particular high street foundation that has proven to work just as well (if not better) than its upscale counterparts?

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
Boots

We’re talking about Boots’ No7 Stay Perfect Foundation. Priced at just £15, the foundation isn’t just affordable but has become a bestseller for the retailer (it has nearly 800 reviews online, averaging an impressive 4.19 out of 5 stars), and for good reason. Offering up to 24 hours full coverage, the foundation has been praised by customers for providing unique colour matches and a gorgeous, even-toned and smooth finish. It’s also super lightweight and breathable, making it all the more comfortable to wear throughout the day.

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
Boots

If you’re worried about top ups, don’t. The foundation promises to stay put thanks to its weather-proof and transfer-proof formula, which means it won’t be caking up, getting flakey or sliding off your face if you’ve got oily skin – a major reason why it has become a customer favourite.

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
Boots

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation, £15, Boots

Leaving a review on the Boots website, one customer wrote: ‘I nearly gave up hopes of finding a good foundation after Max Factor discontinued mine and YSL changed the formula of my winter foundation. The friendly lady at No7 poured out some shades in a little cup to let me try since there are no testers and now I’m just over the moon!’

Similarly, another said: ‘I bought this last week and I’m pleasantly surprised. Really easy to blend, feels really nice on the skin and the closest I’ve ever gotten to my own natural colour. Add a bit of setting spray and you’re sorted for the day. Will definitely buy again.’

We’ll definitely be trying it!

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