I've known my best friend, Lotte Williams (ASOS Insider and all-around wonderful human), for over 11 years now. That's 11 years of sharing outfits, gossip and skincare tips. But it wasn't until recently that I discovered the £15 product that she swears by. From the image below, you can clearly see Lotte has amazing skin. She's blessed with great genes, but she also struggles with breakouts like the rest of us. However, it's this one product that she turns to time and time again to give her a dewy, even complexion. The product in question? No7's Stay Perfect Foundation.
When I finally asked Lotte what foundation she used (it only took me over a decade), I wasn't expecting it to be a No7 product. So what is it about this foundation in particular that Lotte loves? She told me that while she can't remember how she discovered it, when she went into a shop to be shade-matched, she was pleasantly surprised they had a shade pale enough for her.
She went on to tell me that part of the reason she's so obsessed with it is down to the coverage. It's not too heavy and still allows her skin to shine through. She uses three pumps daily and blends it into her skin using a Beautyblender. The result? A super-even, fresh finish. Lotte says, "If I had a pound for every time someone had mentioned how great my skin looked and what foundation I use, I'd be rich." Even makeup artists have asked her what she's wearing, so clearly, this No7 foundation is worth the £15.
Want to know other foundations I've heard amazing things about from my industry friends? Keep scrolling to shop some of the favourites and see why they're so loved.
Best for Coverage That Doesn't Cake
Best for Buildable Coverage
Best for Expansive Shade Range
Best for Glowing Skin
Best for Light Coverage
Shopping editor Joy, doesn't normally wear foundation, but when she does, she opts for MAC's Studio Fix. She loves it, as you can layer it to create your desired level of coverage, and because it's super moisturising so it won't leave your skin patchy.
Best for Exact Shades
Best for a Matte Finish
Best for Longevity
Best for Budgets
Rimmel's Lasting Finish Foundation is infused with comfort serum to give you a silky soft finish and lightweight coverage that lasts all day long.
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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.