Buying a new foundation is no easy feat, especially when you have to take colour matching into consideration. But fear not, because Grazia's 5 on 5 team of beauty-obsessed women are on hand to help you find a foundation that's versatile enough for you before you hit 'buy'. Each woman has a very different skin tone, complexion, eye and hair colouring to the next - so they'll help you gauge if a makeup product will suit you, whatever your colouring and complexion.
This week, we're testing No7's NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops, which are available in 25 shades. The concept behind this foundation is simple: mix 1, 2 or 3 drops into your moisturiser or primer to achieve a light, medium or full coverage. See how this raved-about beauty product faired on our 5 on 5 ladies, below...
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Left pic: Bare-faced. Right pic: No7's NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops in 'Cool Vanilla'."Having a bad skin week, I was a bit apprehensive to see if the foundation would cover my blemishes with just a couple of drops. However, I was really surprised and pleased to see that, mixed with the No7 Airbrush Away Pore Minimising Primer, three drops of the product gave the perfect coverage and the Cool Vanilla colour match added a warm glow to my skin that I never expected to see on a Monday morning! It felt really soft and light on my skin which was great and was really easy to apply with the brush. I'm used to using a lot more product and feeling a bit caked so it was a refreshing change. I will definitely be buying this product and referring a friend or two!"
Left pic: Bare-faced. Right pic: No7's NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops in 'Mocha'."This foundation was fairly easy-to-apply and blend out. I just mixed two drops with the No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Busting Primer, and applied it with a No7 brush. The coverage was medium and it covered all my dark spots - including under my eyes so I probably wouldn't need to use a concealer with this foundation. It looked very natural too."
Left pic: Bare-faced. Right pic: No7's NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops in 'Cool Rose'."I found applying this foundation really easy - you simply mix a drop or two into your favourite moisturiser and then dab it onto your skin. Even with one drop, it offers a very even coverage."When testing out a new foundation, I personally look to cover any red marks and uneven pigmentation on my face, and when wearing this particular product, I found that I couldn't notice them - brilliant!"
Left pic: Bare-faced. Right pic: No7's NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops in 'Deeply Honey'."This foundation feels really light, like you have nothing on your skin and it also smells super fresh. I like the 'less is more' look and this is just what one drop of the No7 foundation gives me. I often find it hard to find foundations that don't make me look too shiny, but this foundation gives me a lovely natural glowing finish, like real skin - but more flawless!"
Left pic: Bare-faced. Right pic: No7's NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops in 'Warm Beige'."With just two drops of this foundation mixed into No7 Lift & Luminate Day cream, my skin felt very light and gave off a lovely dewy finish. As you don't need a lot of the foundation you can apply this to your face super quickly for the coverage you desire. This is something I look for when getting ready for work in the mornings - I want a good foundation that I can apply quickly and with ease. You can use as little to as much as you want to build up your look, but my go-to amount is two drops."
Shop the No7 NEW Match Made CUSTOM BLEND Foundation Drops, which is available in 25 shades, in-store and online exclusively at Boots. Plus, don't forget to get your free Match Made skin tone analysis to discover your perfect skin tone match.