Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Boots No.7 Match Made Lipstick Service

I finally got my act together and went into a local Boots store to try out their matching service and the No.7 girl was so lovely she offered to do both foundation and lipstick - winning!  The match made service is totally free and the little device which is no bigger than the average television remote control, reads your skin precisely to decipher which shade of foundation, concealer and lipstick will suit your skin tone. 




So I sat down behind the counter and was asked if I was wearing any make-up, which as I was, it was removed for me and then the gadget was placed on my cheek and she did it on both sides of my face to ensure she got the right reading, both sides registered my perfect shades and before showing me the machine, off the lady went to collect the foundation to try on my skin and then gave me a card which listed all of the lipsticks I should try.  



My skin shade was matched to Cool Vanilla which gave me a huge amount of option with regards to lipstick, so I had a good time swatching them.  As you can see below there is a choice of 10 different lipsticks from the Moisture Drench side and 7 for Stay Perfect - all of which I swatched except Rose Mist as it wasn't in stock.






As I couldn't decide which shade I liked more than any others, the lady who was testing the products on me offered to make the choice with her colleague, which sounded interesting, so having agreed they went off and spent 2-3 minutes deciding which one they thought would look best and picked one for me. I wasn't allowed to see it until it had been applied and once I did see it, I knew I was going to be buying it. 

 The shade I was given is Spring Pink which is a No.7 Moisture Drench Lipstick designed to keep your lips smooth and soft. Hypo-allergenic, Fragrance free, SPF15.







As for the foundation, the shade I was matched too is a Stay Perfect Superlight foundation in shade Cool Vanilla which I have to admit is brilliant, I absolutely love it. Described as being a new innovation in life-proof, light weight foundation. It gives a naturally flawless look which stays perfect for up to 24 hours. It has an SPF 15 and is hypo-allergenic too.

The best part of the whole experience is that there was also a 3 for 2 offer on at the time, so I needed to select a free product and this is what I chose.




Overall, I am really happy with the service and wouldn't hesitate to try something like this again.  There will be pictures of both the foundation and lipstick in a future post as well as the highlighter.


 Have you tried it?

38 comments:

  1. What a fab service, I didn't even know it existed!

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  2. I didn't know they did a lipstick matching service too, I so have to try it as I never know what lipstick I should be wearing!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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  3. Ha ha more than anything I loved the service they gave..what a cool idea! Wish I could get it done somewhere! :D

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  4. wow thats a great idea may need to go and have that done now. x

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  5. oh this sounds good, I always have trouble finding the right foundation shade

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  7. I would love to go and have this done! What a great idea :) thanks for the post!

    Christie x
    www.christieslifestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This service is really cool - i havent tried it as did not know it existed.
    One of my favorite lipsticks is Boots no 7 x

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  9. Ooh what a fun idea! Definitely want to try this!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  10. The highlighter is amazing and I haven't use the lip service but my mum used the foundation one and it worked incredibly well. xxx

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  11. OOh what a fancy gadget! Might finally find a foundation I am happy with that way!

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  12. This sounds like a really good service. And if I am honest I need all the help I can get when it comes to make up

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  13. Oh this sounds interesting. Foundation is such a mine field, I hate trying to buy it! I'm going to give this a try.

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  14. oh great idea! I might have to go give it a try

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  15. I can't believe this service has been around for a while now and I still haven't popped down to give it a try myself! My friend Kirsty (misskirstyworsty.blogspot.co.uk) always raves to me about the foundation and lipstick range they have and she has always been so happy after visiting the counter :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  16. That is really cool!! I have never seen that anywhere before. I would be really interested to try that out! :)
    - CandyFairy Blogs

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  17. That's a great service and interesting experience :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  18. This is such a cool service!!! It just makes me wish I was living in the UK or that Boots would come to the continent ;)
    beautiful products!!
    xo
    Alice | Alice's Beauty Madness

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  19. This is a really wonderful service - I haven't tried it myself but it sounds great! The lipstick looks beautiful too and like it's got quite a creamy consistency which is lovely when it comes to lipsticks and this cold weather! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
    www.youtube.com/user/sprinklesofstyle

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  20. This sound like such a good service, I always struggle matching foundation shades! The lipstick looks lovely too and you can't beat a 3 for 2 deal :D

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This sound like such a good service, I always struggle matching foundation shades! The lipstick looks lovely too and you can't beat a 3 for 2 deal :D

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I always chose a lipstick based on colour, rather than thinking which would actually suit my skintone, this sounds like a fab service, I'll have to try it out!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  23. This looks like a fantastic service! I'm tempted to go myself as I never know which shades suit me the best.

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  24. I knew they did it for foundation but has no idea they also colour matched lipstick. It's a brilliant idea.

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  25. oh wow that's great didn't know they did that, will gave to go check this out myself.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  26. That sounds amazing! Would love to see the foundation on!

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  27. Fantastic idea! I have yet to use the foundation match service, might get both done on a 'me' day out.

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  28. I love that highlighter, it's one of my favourites xx

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  29. Wow, what a great idea. I didn't know this existed and would definitely use it.

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  30. That's so cool! :)
    I had my foundation tested exactly with No7 so now I need to get my lipstick tested too!
    x

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  31. what a great service - must try for myself

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  32. I find buying lipstick and foundation pretty tricky, so this sounds like an amazing service - makes the whole process much easier.

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  33. looks like a great lipstick, love the shades! x

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  34. This seems like such a good idea! No more buying lipsticks that look better in the bullet than on your lips.

    xoxo
    jessica
    from
    www.thecrownwings.com

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  35. Sounds like a fab service. Great to hear it really works too. Can't wait to see the shades

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  36. I had it done. I was also cool vanilla but they had run out of the lipstick match card.

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  37. I had it done. I was also cool vanilla but they had run out of the lipstick match card.

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