Saturday, 22 June 2013

New In: Seventeen 'On The Spot' Foundation

So I've decided to change things up a bit and chuck a beauty post into the mix, as I seem to have been neglecting the 'beauty' part of ellie etc. I've never really done a review on make-up so bare with me, I'm new to this! Seventeen_On_The_Spot_Foundation Seventeen_On_The_Spot_Foundation Seventeen_On_The_Spot_Foundation

Recently I've been suffering from something almost everyone has to deal with in their lifetime - spots. I put it down to the stress of my exams, along with being a bit slack with my healthy eating and exercise regime, which was again due to exams. I know it's not great to blame something else, for all I know it could have just been hormones and the fact I'm 17. But who knows? All I knew was that I needed to sort it out. 

Trying to find a solution, I picked up this foundation from Boots a week or so ago. I have been eyeing it up in several prior visits to Boots, due to the promotions on it (which are sadly no longer running, sorry!), as well as it's claim to give 'clearer skin in 4 weeks'. 

Seeing as I've only had it for a a couple of weeks, it possibly isn't the best time to be writing this review, so a follow up review in 4 weeks time may feature to see if it's claims are true! Although saying that, my skin does seem to be noticeably clearer since using it, I wish I'd taken a 'before' photo to show you the difference! Also being much less stressed due to no more exams (yay!) could have had some effect on the clearing of my spots. 

It looks slightly the wrong colour for my skin in the last photo, that's only due to the skin on my hands being a completely different colour to the skin on my face (I don't know if that's just me being odd, or if that's the same for everyone?). However, I'm also very impressed with the coverage it provides, it lasts all day without the need for a primer, which is always a good thing! It also provides nice and even coverage too, even without a foundation brush or sponge - one of which I should probably start using. 

Overall Rating: 

(Missing out the last half a star due to it making my skin feel a tiny tad greasy!)
Available at Boots 

Have any of you tried this foundation before, and if so, how did you find it? Also, did you enjoy my first ever make up review post? Would you like to see more of these type posts featured on ellie etc? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  1. I loved the sound of this foundation but when I went to swatch it the lightest colour was at least 3 shades too dark :( Glad you're enjoying it though! xo

    1. ooh no! that's so annoying, especially because you don't seem that pale at all?! that's such a shame though because it is a great affordable foundation xx

  2. Never heard of this one before..looks interesting though!

    1. it's a new(ish) one so possibly may not be sold anywhere near you just yet!

  3. Never heard of this product but I'm having the same problem! I don't have exams because I'm an art student but for the last few weeks I was so stressed and eating rubbish and barely exercising and it's made my skin awful! I've just gone cold turkey and stopped wearing foundation because it's the only way...
    I see you're currently following my blog via GFC, and everyones been talking about how it is/isn't shutting down on July 1st, so I just wanted to let you know that you can still follow me via Bloglovin (which I personally prefer anyway) and there is a link on my sidebar... Thanks!

    1. all my friends doing art say how stressful it is, so I'm sure you were just as stressed as I was about my exams! I would have done that but my skin was just awful, I couldn't bear the thought of my bare skin being on show!
      I actually already follow you on bloglovin' :) x

  4. Great review and loving your blog!


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