No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

Item Number: 49-61-986

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Product Information:

This treatment primer helps minimize blemishes and blot away shine without blocking pores. Designed for oily combination skin, this clever cream absorbs excess oil to leave the skin shine free and looking matte. It also minimizes blemishes and imperfections, without blocking pores.

How To Use:
Moisturize before applying. Smooth on using a 'patting movement.' Use alone or under foundation. You can add a little bit of the base over your foundation if you want double protection from shine.

1.35 oz.

Aqua (Water), Hydrated silica, Butylene glycol, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Dimethicone, Alcohol denat., Montmorillonite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl alcohol, Triethanolamine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Mica, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Salicylic acid, Allantoin, Tocopheryl acetate, Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) extract, Propylene glycol, Retinyl palmitate, Alcohol, Maltodextrin, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) distillate, Fructose, Glucose, Sorbitol, BHT, Silica, Spiraea ulmaria extract, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) fruit extract, Tocopherol

No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base is rated 3.566 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little bit dry a little bit dry , you need to use a much lotion or other base before.
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs to be used carefully Like others have noted, this is quite 'chalky' when applied and can create odd flakes or balls if rubbed too hard. I've also found that it depends on your moisturiser, for example if you use a moisturiser with essential oils in it, the primer will emulsify in the oil, creating lumps. I found the primer worked best with oil-free moisturisers and more traditional creams rather than thin moisturising fluids or 'natural' moisturisers with essential oils in them. (Also - let your moisturiser sink in before applying this primer!) It also needs to be carefully smoothed, not rubbed, into the skin, and it can leave white tide marks if you're not careful so those need to be blended carefully. (Don't get it in your hairline or eyebrows either as it promptly sucks up your natural hair oil and sits there like huge dandruff flakes.) Despite all that, though, once you've got used to applying it, it works really well and kept me shine-free all day, which is more than I can say for face powder! A little goes a long way too so the tube will last. I use it very carefully in a stripe across my forehead and down the centre of my nose. It hasn't given me any spots or breakouts either.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will not use another primer now I saw some comments about this and decided to try it for myself. I have struggled with oily skin for years but this stuff is amazing . I havent had any problem applying it and my matte foundation stays in place with virtually no powder needed. I love this product and what it has done to help my skin. I will not use a different one now
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing - once you get the hang of applying it! This was very nearly destined for the bin, it made my make up look patchy and awful and I was so disappointed. After several failed attempts at using it, I gave it one final shot, with better, refined application techniques, now I love it! I applied a TINY amount with a foundation brush, on well moisturised skin, to ONLY the areas were I needed it - nose and forehead. RESULT!! No patchiness, no greasiness, absolute perfection. I knew No7 wouldn't let me down! Will buy this again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed. Don't normally write negative reviews but very disappointed. Doesn't spread evenly across the face instead it becomes chalky and clumped. Tempted to try asking for an exchange as it just doesn't work at all.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible waste of money I used to use a make up base from Boots years ago which was really good so I thought I'd try this one hoping for the same. How wrong I was. It doesn't rub into your skin smoothly and it rolls off like dried glue leaving you with white bits all over your face. My foundation stuck in patches over the top of this so I've ended up completely wiping my face clean and starting again without the product. I've tried it several times now and each time it's the same. You are better off having a shiny face than one covered in what looks like bits of glue!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I bought this primer when looking for an oil control primer, after reading several reviews I decided to get it. In general the product does keep my oiliness in control more than other primers, however, the problem I found is that it makes me break out, so, I can't use it every day or for an entire day, I can only use it when I know I will only have my make up on for no more than 4 to 5 hours max. I also found that it does help with foundation transfer. I think is a good product if you don't have the break out problem.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazingly good Really good mattifying and holds your make up for more than 12 hours. Good value for money. Better than porefessional,maybelline primer and rimmel London, and smatchbox. Amazing product for really oily skin. My holy grail face primer. Thank you no. 7 for this really good product.
Date published: 2014-07-23