Boots No. 7 Lift & Luminate Foundation Review

I am officially obsessed with foundation. I can’t help it. I love a good base.

Up for review is this Boots No. 7 Lift & Luminate Foundation – Boots No. 7 has release a skincare range called Lift & Luminate (which I have started testing and like a lot) and this foundation is part of the set!

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This is a lifting and firming foundation with a natural glow.

They say:

Skin looks and feels instantly lifted, minimising pores and imperfections. Plus, it contains SPF 15 to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

The Lift & Luminate range is actually aimed at the older lady (aged 40+) but there’s no harm in prevention, eh?

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Another foundation I have been testing out is Bourjois Sleep Effect Foundation (review coming up) and this product reminds me of it, in terms of the ‘wake up’ effect.

The texture is very different though. Lift & Luminate Foundation has a thicker texture:

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Note that there are 6 shades to choose from. Boots have always been quite consistent with their shades…I’ve noticed with their other base products that they all share the same names – so you can pretty much guess which shade you are in all their foundations, concealers etc.

I got blonde – I am between a blonde and almond (I am a NC35 in MAC). Almond is ever so slightly dark. Blonde is more natural but ever so slightly light.

I choose blonde as its a fresher look.

Worked into the skin, it looks a little oily, but quickly settles down into quite an even, glowy finish. Not at all greasy.

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On the face:

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I really like this foundation! Its similar to Bourjois Sleep Effect foundation but it has a better texture for my skin – its creamy so its good for my dry skin and has better coverage.

I think my skin felt quite smooth afterwards. I’d say this powder benefits from a light powder to set things because it is a glowy base and can slide off during the day.

I would recommend this base – for £15 (apparently no longer expensive for a drugstore level foundation) you get a treatment and a medium coverage foundation that does everything you need.

If you have very oily skin, this may be a little rich for you.

You can buy it here and from Boots stores!

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  1. says

    You read my mind I saw this on Boots this morning and was searching for reviews and poof! yours turns up! I always strugle with the shades in N07 but the lightest one should be ok when I slap some tan on :)

  2. liloo says

    similar to Bourjois Sleep Effect foundation? so not buying it. how could bourjois give you a 10hr sleep rested look when the coverage is none to light?

  3. says

    The lady at the counter at my Boots gave me a massive sample of this in Alabaster – it’s super pale and it matches me quite well. I find that I get a bit too oily when I’m using it though and it doesn’t set very well – sometimes I find it has slid off my face a bit. Maybe it’s how I’m using it though!

  4. says

    Sigh…. Yet another one for me to add to my ever burgeoning drawer full of foundations… I love the Bourjous 10 hr sleep effec one, just wish it lasted longer, so this one sounds like a winner!

  5. krystal says

    do you know of any foundations that are full coverage but for dry skin w/o spf? i don’t want the white cast in photographs. i was looking into bourjois 10 hr but your review said it was too sheer.

  6. Mazey says

    Hi there, I just wanted to say thanks for the time and effort you put into sharing your experiments, thoughts, and opinions. I stumbled upon your blog while looking into “bourjois 10 hour sleep foundation” and found your review very helpful. So thanks!