November 17, 2013

Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base - pics, swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

If you have very oily skin, then I think I've found a really good drugstore primer for you, if not the ultimate drugstore primer: the Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base. This primer really does mattify your skin, so if you have dry skin you'll want to stay far from this. But for those with oily skin, you may want to read my full review below, including all the product info, after the pics!

Boots No. 7
Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $9.99 (1.3 oz full size). Available on the Boots No. 7 website, at Target, select Walgreens, at, and everywhere else Boots No. 7 makeup products are sold.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses

This treatment primer helps minimize blemishes and blot away shine without blocking pores. Designed for oily combination skin, this cleaver cream absorbs excess oil to leave the skin shine free and looking matte.

This makeup primer has a texture different from other primers I own - it's a combination of a cream, liquid and silicone. If you use too much it very easily crumbles on skin, especially if your skin is at all a little dry.

If you have very oily skin you will love this. It will help keep your shine at bay. I have oily skin in the summer, but right now it's more combination - leaning even more towards dry and it seems to be switching more towards dry every day. I've been an oily girl for so long that products like the Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base naturally attract me to them, but if you have dry skin you want to stay far from this primer.

Unless you have very oily skin, you'll want to make sure your skin is very well moisturized primer to applying this primer. I tend to use this only in my 6-zone, tapping it in lightly, because I don't find my skin is as oily as it normally is and I don't need this type of mattifying control.

I do think this is one of the best mattifying drugstore primers I've ever tried. If you have oily skin this is for you! If you have combination skin this will still work. If you have dry skin, skip this one and maybe try the Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Primer instead.

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this primer? Have you tried this or is this on your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. I have very oil skin so thank you for posting this. Will have to try it out in the future.

  2. Thanks for the review! I am all over finding mattifying products that work.

  3. I am continually on the hunt for matte products for my super oily skin. Thanks for a great review.

  4. Nice review! :)

  5. I have been using this primer now for several weeks and I find it better then even expensive primers for those of us with oily skin. I love it!


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