Having reviewed the Airbrush Away Primer way back when (Review here), I was excited to see No7 were releasing a Airbrush Away Foundation, so I had to give it a try. Here are my thoughts on the new No7 Airbrush Away Foundation.
Just for reference the shade I am using in this review is Warm Beige. To find your perfect shade pop into a Boots store and visit a No7 counter where they will be able to do the Match Made Service (To read about my experience when I tried this, click here). I am lucky in that I match 2 shades, but find with my slightly tanned skin at present Warm Beige fits me better.
Here is a little information on the No7 Airbrush Away Foundation…
The first thing that intrigued me about this foundation was the actual packaging. Rather than a pump or a bottle you pour, it actually has a ‘dropper’. So waste is VERY minimal. You can literally pop a couple of drops on, work with that and add more. This foundation does require a good shake before hand, rolling it in between your hands works really well as it warms it slightly.
The product boasts it has medium buildable coverage and from the get go I would agree. This foundation blends like a dream. I am tried this with and without a primer. With a primer is always better, but it is possible to work with this without one. If you are like me and do have dry skin, I would recommend moisturising well before hand if you are not using a primer. I loved that I could apply more foundation where I felt I needed better coverage and still look good. It blended really well into my skin and I didn’t feel like I was wearing a lot of makeup either. I also noticed that this didn’t stick to the drier patches I have (Around my forehead, nose etc).
The biggest claim with this foundation is its ‘blurring’ capabilities. Many primers and foundations boast being able to do this, yet I find many don’t pull it off. I did find that the Airbrush Away Foundation didn’t sit in my fine lines near my eyes, my pores did look less visible although if I did build the foundation up too heavy it did look a bit cakey near my pores. So, I would recommend when applying this build it up gently. The finish of the Airbrush Away Foundation is slightly dewy. I would say it sits well in between a matte and a dewy finish as my skin literally did look like skin close up, so no flat, but not really shiny either. This foundation had the perfect finish I felt and will be suitable for many different skin types and age ranges.
Lasting powder I found it was pretty good too. I got a ‘works day’ out of this almost with light powder touching up (Nose and forehead). I am a ‘toucher’ and terrible for leaning on my face or touching it. I’d say I got about 4 hours though before I had to apply a little powder and it was literally a light dusting too.
So over all, I really did like the No7 Airbrush Away Foundation. I actually wish I still had the primer so I could try these 2 together to see how they performed. This foundation looked good on my skin, I would say it would suit most skin types but those with oily skin may need to powder a little more. I would also add that this foundation would be great for mature skin and those who are just seeing the start of fine lines.
The No7 Airbrush Away Foundation is available from No7 Counters and at Boots online. There are 14 shades available and it costs £16.50 for 30ml of product.
Lots of Love,