Saturday, July 10, 2010

Boots No. 7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation

This foundation comes in a swanky but inconvenient heavy glass jar and a useless plastic scoop. However, the formulation is wonderful. I have never tried a Mousse Foundation before. If you have been following my blog, you know that I have combination/oily skin if I use the wrong products. With right products, the oil can be controlled. This foundation is great for oily/combination skin. It leaves the skin perfectly smooth and matte.

It was also the first time I used a brush to apply a foundation other than a mineral foundation.  Which I highly recommend but I'm sure you other guru beauty bloggers are already using foundation brushes!!!  The brush worked beautifully. The jar seems to be designed for the comsumer to dip a foundation brush into it.  I will never use my fingers or a sponge again, unless necessary of course. The only problem I had was that the shade is a bit off. I ordered Blonde.  I have fair skin with pink undertones, my neck is sheer white and then my chest is a little flushed as well.  So I don't want to go super pale to match my neck and if I did that my chest would look super red.  I can't blend make-up on my neck for it is super sensitive and will break out immediately.  Literally.  Even if I spray a mist of perfume and walk through it, if one little perfume molecule lands anywhere on my neck instant rash/breakout.   So anywho...  it's difficult for me to get a true foundation color match.  Anyone else have this problem?

I think I will need to order or exchange the Blonde for New Ivory. The Blonde is slightly too dark and yellow for me. It is the summer though. I was thinking I would have to mix the Blonde and New Ivory to get the perfect shade. Which is a little bothersome, but if the formulation is spot-on it’s worth the extra step. I wore it for 2 days this week in blazing 100 degree heat plus crazy humidity and I didn’t shine at all. Granted I wasn’t exercising and sweating up a storm, just walking to and fro the car and class and picking up the kiddies at the sitter but it kept me grease free which is a definite plus.