Okay, okay, this is one foundation that Youtube made me buy. Or rather, Tati, a Youtuber and makeup guru made me buy. Haha! There’s one thing you should know about me: I like watching makeup reviews and makeup hauls in Youtube. It’s one of my “relaxing” past times. I’m so amazed at how many makeup and cosmetics can these women wear! I mean, when it comes to skincare, I tend to stick to what works for me and I don’t even attempt to change anything unless really necessary because I get a breakout when I introduce something new in my routine. So I’m not sure how they actually come up with good reviews on the products that they put in their faces. So yeah, I like watching Kathleen Lights and Glam Life Guru Tati because I like pretty things. I’m subscribed to their channels. So Tati was talking about the No7 Airbrush Away Foundation in her April favorites and I felt like I have to get it too. Because I have a lot of acne scars from my teenage years, I’ve always been dependent on the “airbrush” effect of makeup.
Good thing, there was a sale in Boots! It’s celebrating its 10 years in the Middle East and they came up with 100 promos including a Buy One Get One in their No7 in-house brand. Yey for me! So I grabbed the No7 Airbrush Away foundation along with one of their bronzers. For the price of SR 110, I get both! I saved like SR 80. (In reality, I didn’t save any. I spent SR 110. LOL!) The guys at Boots were not really knowledgeable on what shade I should get so I crossed my fingers and settled for Wheat which looked a bit dark on the bottle. I rushed home to try this and yes! I like how it glided over my skin like silk. It also has this blurring effect that made my pores less noticeable and a little bit smaller than they really are (my pores are HUGE!). It’s also buildable depending on what look you’re going for the day. Since I mostly use this for work, I just dab on a light layer and let the brush do its work. However, I tried putting this with my fingers from the center of my face outwards and my face looked a bit more “photoshopped” haha! It also lasts on the skin and doesn’t fade easily even under the warm sun.
Again, the packaging irritates me. Instead of a pump, it has a dropper. No matter how many times I squeeze it, it doesn’t get a lot of products in the dropper. Why like that?! Oh and the Wheat shade is a bit dark for me but it’s okay; I can make it work by adding a drop of a lighter foundation. I need to try the other shades though because I think Warm Beige is more of the correct one for me. Good news: Airbrush Away has 14 shades. Bad news: They’re not all available in Boots. Last time I checked, they only had four.
Product Name: Airbrush Away Foundation
Brand: No7 by Boots
Price: SR 110
Where to Buy: Boots