BEAUTY | Drugstore Make Up For Pale Skin

So I'd pretty much given up on finding a 'drugstore' (that's cheap to you and I) foundation and concealer that was actually pale enough for my ghost skin and was preparing myself to have to fork out more than I wanted to until I came across this little duo from Boots No7! I'd seen a few bloggers on Twitter raving about how their lightest shade, Calico, was an absolute gem for pale skinned girls so obviously I had to see what the fuss is all about...


And I have to say the hype is real for me! I'm on my second bottle now I love it that much. They had a few different choices of finishes but I went for the Instant Radiance foundation as my skin tends to get a little dull, especially when I'm ill and I like to have a dewy look all year round. It's a very dewy finish so I wouldn't recommend it to someone with oilier skin but if you need a big boost in the glow department definitely give this a go! As you can see (in the terrible selfie, sorry guys!) the colour match is spot on...hallelujah! It's described as a medium coverage and I'd agree, it covers redness which is the main concern for me without feeling too heavy and uncomfortable. Even on hot days I find it stays on all day which is fab because I'm definitely not someone who likes to carry make up about with me. On good days it's great at covering up dark circles too but lately I've been needing a little extra coverage so I also picked up the Instant Radiance concealer.

Now this I have mixed feelings about. The product itself is brilliant, the colour (Calico again) is spot on and it's a liquid concealer, which is always my first choice, that isn't cakey at all. It makes the whole area instantly look brighter and its staying power is fantastic. I just really dislike the packaging! I forgot to take a pic but it's basically the same as the YSL Touche Éclat with it's little pen brush and clicky action. I don't like not knowing how much product I've got left and you have to click so many times to get the smallest amount of product so I'm not sure that this is all that cost effective. I'd much prefer a doe applicator! Saying that though, I will buy it again because the actual make up is perfect.

I probably will give into the hype at some point and end up buying Nars Sheer Glow or one of the other #bblogger faves but I do absolutely love these two! No7 base products are actually really lovely on the whole I find, their highlighters are especially gorgeous.

Have you tried No7 products before? What's your favourite drugstore foundation? I'd also love some recommendations from fellow pale skinned girls!



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55 comments:

  1. Oooh I want to try this! Your skin looks flawless! I actually had the YSL concealer design as well. Meh!

    Tara x

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  2. you are looking flawless! I rarely see people talking about no7 but they have so many great products, their cream blush stick 'thing' (this is why im not a beauty blogger) in the colour clove is so lovely!! xx

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  3. This is such a helpful post as I'm always looking for a foundation that'll suit my pale skin. I never usually think to look at the No7 counter though, will definitely be checking it out next time i'm in Boots x

    Blushhx

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  4. No7 have an amazing shade range and I love the fact that they have different foundations for different skin types - your skin looks amazing with this foundation! xx


    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  5. I heart No 7. Their Exceptional Definition mascara is my holy grail product and I use their eyeshadows every day for work. In fact, I've used my one so much that I don't actually now what colour it is anymore cos the packaging's faded away!

    FYI your skin looks divine. SUCH a perfect colour match for you! :D xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  6. Samantha Mariko22 April 2015 at 10:24

    I would love to try this! my skin is pretty light as well and a bit on the oily side so its pretty hard to find the perfect foundation
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  7. This looks fab, I'm dying to try Sheer Glow as well but probably wouldn't work for my skin! xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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  8. I have never tried it, great review!

    lb-lc fashion blog| Bloglovin'

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  9. Your skin looks really lovely :) I still want to try the little cream blush/bronzing sticks (I think you might have mentioned them awhile ago!) xxx

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  10. We have Boots here. Will definitely check this out coz I'm on the lookout for a drug store foundation. TY for this review, Josie!

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  11. daisychaindream22 April 2015 at 15:57

    I've never tried No7 foundations, I'm loving an awesome Rimmel one at the moment but might pop this on my list to try next x

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  12. I really love no7, I use their skincare a lot but haven't tried their make up - it looks soo lovely on you, totally need to give it a try now!! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  13. Your skin looks beautiful, I'll have to have a closer look at this foundation soon! xx

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  14. These are like really good products from No7. It seems like I would be really loving the concealer as I am a fan of those Touche Eclat type of packaging. Xx


    eLLa
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  15. I always forget about No7...but your face...its flawless! I feel a trip to their stand coming on!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  16. Ahhh yes you've made me need to try out this one! I struggle with finding a perfect foundation too for my skin colour! I've also heard many great things about the NARS Sheer glow! I'd probably end up buying it too :P

    Serene xoxo

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  17. I never think to try No.7 products, and I don't know why! Your skin looks FLAWLESS, so I could be tempted to try that foundation very soon hehe :)
    Jemma xx
    www.dorkface.co.uk

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  18. I love No7 foundations, I have Callico too but in the stay perfect range. The staying power is fab, isn't it! x


    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  19. Yes yes! Congrats on finding a great shade for you. Your skin looks lovely.


    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  20. I haven't tried No 7 makeup for such a long time, i think its about time i got myself matched and tried this foundation! xx

    Kirsty Leigh ♡ // A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  21. This foundation looks so natural and makes your skin look great. I don't know why but I never really pay any attention to No.7 when I'm in Boots, I always think of it as an old lady brand because it's what my nan uses but maybe I shouldn't be so quick to write it off :) xx

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  22. Your skin looks great! I've been using GOSH's CC Cream, which comes in a really light shade called Porcelain, but even though it's getting warmer I've been looking for something with a bit more coverage and this sounds like it might do the job nicely :) xx

    Toasty

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  23. ninegrandstudent25 April 2015 at 17:40

    I've heard so much about it, but I'm really wary of new foundations! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  24. I used to use number 7 mouse foundations and loved them. This looks pretty on haven't tried Nars but want too Lucy x

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  25. It's a bit annoying isn't it? Kind of gimmicky I think! x

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  26. It's like magic in a bottle haha! I don't wear it every day, I can't be bothered but I can't even blame it on being a student haha! Your skin always looks so clear anyway x

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  27. I know the thing you're talking about haha! I think they're called a Pop & Glow something or other. But yeah they're great, such good dupes for Clinique Chubby Sticks! x

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  28. I think it's definitely worth a look! I always find the staff on the counters are really helpful too :) x

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  29. I was actually quite surprised at how big the range is! x

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  30. I've not actually tried their eye products, only one of their eyeshadow sticks! Definitely next on my list now! x

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  31. They had foundations for oilier skin too in the same shade :) x

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  32. I don't think it'd work for mine either, I think it'd be too heavy! Which is good, saves me money haha x

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  33. The Pop & Glow sticks! They're so good, so cheap as well if you have one of their vouchers :) x

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  34. I hope you can find one you like! The range is quite big over here, they have foundations for all kinds of skin types x

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  35. I was gutted because the Rimmel ones aren't quite pale enough for me! x

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  36. Thank goodness for No 7 right? x

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  37. I love their skincare too! Their make up is a lot better than I thought it'd be, I'm surprised it's not more raved about x

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  38. Thank you Jennie! Definitely worth a look x

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  39. Might be worth giving this a go then! x

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  40. I wish I'd checked them out sooner, they have some great things! x

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  41. No 7 had quite a wind range of products I thought! I'm tempted by Sheer Glow but I think it'll probably be too heavy for me x

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  42. This might be for you! :) And thank you lovely x

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  43. I wish I'd checked them out sooner! They have so many great products x

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  44. The Stay Perfect one is next on my list! x

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  45. It was a special moment haha! Thank you x

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  46. I think they've improved so much! x

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  47. That's what I used to think! I feel bad for being so judgey now haha x

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  48. I think the shade range is great! Nice to find a really pale foundation that's not orange at all x

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  49. You can always ask them to try it out on you or ask for a sample :) x

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  50. I want to try NARS so bad but I'm worried it'll turn into an expensive addiction haha! x

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  51. Glad you found a shade light enough for you. I definitely want to look into getting that foundation I want one that will give me a nice dewy finish x

    han // emandhan xo

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