Finding Your Perfect Shade

I’m back with a new beauty post!  I know.  It’s been awhile.  I am hoping that this will be the first of many more new ones to come.  I’ve been trying to play around with different ideas for shooting them and my goal is to get better each time. For today’s post, I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite drugstore brands and the #1 beauty brand in the UK, Boots No7, to try out their new Stay Perfect foundation and to find my perfect shade.  Let’s just say, I found my match.
When it comes to foundation, I look for something with good coverage that is long lasting and also very natural looking.  I try to match the color almost exactly to my skin tone, if not just a tad bit darker.   Something to remember when looking for your color is that you are going to be building on top of it with bronzer, blush, highlight, etc. so you really want to focus on a shade that is almost exact to your skin tone. It’s also important to me that the foundation is lightweight. I am not a fan of anything that feels too thick or heavy on my face.  I also need something that won’t dry out my skin because if it does then I tend to break out. So I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find all of these things with the No7 Stay Perfect foundation.  I didn’t really know what to expect.  Truthfully, I tend to buy my foundations at department stores because I never thought that I could find one to suit all my needs at a drugstore.  How amazing to now have one that is only $15.99 opposed to the $45-$50 that I typically spend.  Score!  You can find it at Target. 😉
Stay Perfect comes in 13 different shades and my match was with Deeply Beige.
Some of the others were a close fit, but either too dark or too light for my liking. I’ve been using this for a little over a week now.  Another thing that I really like about the foundation is that it gives me an even-toned complexion with no blotchiness.  I hate when foundations do that!  When it comes to applying they suggest using your fingertips or a sponge.  I typically switch back and forth between a brush as seen here or a beauty blender.
Most women struggle with finding their perfect foundation shade, which is why the No7 color scientists spent 4 years measuring the skin color of almost 3,000 women around the world.  This data helped them to develop a range of skin true foundation shades.  Some other fun facts are that it’s fragrance–free, contains SPF and gives up to 17 hours of wear!
Have you found your perfect foundation shade yet?
Thanks so much for checking out today’s post, hope you enjoyed!


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Boots No7.  All opinions expressed are my own and this
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  1. Ooooh i really like that on you! It's so true though, it can be so so hard to find the exact right shade. I've always struggled with that but I'm gonna have to look into this!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

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