No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

Item Number: 49-61-986

In Stock Ships within 1 business day
$9.99

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 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money This just doesn’t work and is an absolute waste of money for me. I have used up to half of the product solely on failed attempts. Every single time I have applied this, I have had to take it straight off because it makes my skin look patchy and chalky with and without foundation. I have tried applying it on my face from no moisturiser, to a little moisturiser, to a highly moisturised face and it doesn’t make a difference. Neither does waiting for the moisturiser or primer to absorb. It’s like putting PVA glue on your face as it peels cracks and balls off and the primer does not spread far at all. It states on the packaging that ‘for best results: smooth on moisturised skin under foundation for satin soft shine free skin.’ This is not the case as it does not smooth on- it drags on, and the result is disappointing and very patchy. I have attempted to dapple it on just the main oil areas and that is an awful result too. I use No7 moisturiser and foundation, so it is not a case of using different cosmetic brands that don’t mix well together. I recommend staying away from this stuff. IT'S RUBBISH!
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor application This primer is awful to apply. It crumbles and flakes on your face just from lightly rubbing it on, especially when you get near your hair line and where you have dry skin. However, once it is applied and you get rid of the crumbles (I find that if you lightly pat it on your face rather than rub there is less flaking off) it does give your foundation a nice, matte finish. I'm quite disappointed because even when I make sure it is applied correctly, I still feel paranoid that it will go flaky while I'm out. I'll be buying the No7 Stay Perfect Primer next time!
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful product! I wasted all my Boots points on this product! When it is first applied it gives a lovely smooth finish...however, after about 30 minutes you are left with a horrible white residue everywhere the product was applied! I'd followed the instructions exactly, applied moisturiser first etc.... but was hugely disappointed and very embarrassed to have gone out unknowingly looking like my 4yr old had face painted me!
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from slightly overrated for me personally this product will last me about a month or two and is fairly good value for the use. I have oily skin and would find my foundation becoming slidey and shiny during the day. I bought this fiarly recently and is the only primer i have used, so i cant really compare it to other primers. The first hing i noticed was how thick it was, i find this is a problem when spreading it over your face because it would almost crumble if not applied properly. It gives your skin a silky texture and matte appearance which i was very happy with, the only problem is this wears off during the day. It is a brilliant primer, i just wish it would last the whole day
Date published: 2014-05-28