Hope all of those in the UK have had a lovely long weekend off - I've literally just got in from the town fair and from filming a small GoPro video for my dad, I should be able to link it soon!
Once again, I have completely thrown my schedule out of the window and I am putting up a beauty post on a Monday - sorry I haven't really got a good excuse! Just a warning - there may be a slight delay on Fridays post, but I promise a super long post is coming your way the following Monday!
Anyways, let me start on this review for you all - I've finished rambling on;)
(DISCLAIMER: these are all my own opinions, no branding or anything like that for this:))
A constant advert that keeps appearing on the TV is the No 7 colour match service (you know the one with that upbeat Jessie J song? Yep, that one) and I've been very curious on what its all about. As I'm in Cambridge 5/7 days a week, I decided to take a trip into town and find out what it was all about.
Before doing this - I was debating whether to go to MAC and get them to match my skin and foundation together, and I'm sure that the quality of MAC is very good, but when you're on a budget you need to find the next best thing!
(This match made service was in the Boots at the Grand Arcade in Cambridge.)
After clearing the area of makeup - they take a picture of your skin and then it proceeds to work out what shade you are (there are 17 shades altogether.) My skin tone matched the foundation Calico and I was able to put a tester on my skin and see the results. The place was well lit so you would be able to tell if there was any lines - which there wasn't!
So this was all well and good - I definitely was interested in buying the foundation, but then there was the dreaded thought: "how much is this going to cost me?" And this foundation only cost me around £13. Extremely reasonable for the service I received AND the colour matches my skin!
I recommend this service to everyone who is struggling to find the perfect foundation for your skin. They will also ask what you would like from the foundation - for example: I asked for a matte, high coverage and long wear foundation. Since my skin is dried, the lady advised me to exfoliate and moisturise a lot more - and it has really helped out with the length of this foundation!
I was extremely happy with the service and I'm currently loving this product and I will definitely be using it for a while! I'll leave a link below so you can find your own Match Made store :)