When it comes to applying make up, there are certain areas that I still struggle with after all these years of practice. I never wore blusher because I had yet to find one that didn’t leave me looking like an Aunt Sally doll, and still struggled with foundation as I prefer it to look natural rather than like a mask. Despite having numerous make-overs, in the comfort of my own home I still struggled to get the flawless look I covet.
When I heard about a free service that Boots was running called Match Made, I knew that this was worth a try. Match Made is a service designed to help you find your perfect foundation, blusher or lipstick shade. A facial device reads your skintone (you just need to take off a little patch of make up) and matches it to one of the No 7 skin true shades.
I went to try out the Match Made service at the Cannock town centre branch of Boots. I booked an appointment, but you can just walk into store to try the service. I was interested in Primer, foundation and that dreaded blusher and was really impressed with how quickly the match is made, and just how accurate and perfect the chosen products were. I have quite blotchy skin at the moment, so a colour balancing primer was suggested, and this was perfect for giving me an even skintone – I was a little surprised to see it was green, but it is brilliant, so don’t let that put you off. If you suffer with redness or blotchy patches, this is the primer for you.
In terms of foundation, my skin is oily, especially around the t-zone area. Therefore a matte formulation foundation works best for me, to remove the shine. The beautifully matte light foundation is just lovely, and gives me the peachy, flawless skin I was looking for, without being thick and heavy to wear.
To complete the look, I finally got a blusher that I am so happy with, giving me a healthy, rosy look that is soft and dewy, and not in the slightest Aunt Sally. I was shown a few shades before choosing one, but was so pleased with the effect.
The end result
You can currently get selected No 7 products in a three for two deal, so now is definitely the best time to take a look at the Match Made service and to grab yourself some goodies.
Click here to find your nearest Match Made store.
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*With thanks to the staff of Boots Cannock for their help and beauty advice.