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Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

Boots

Beautifully Matte Make Up Base

Item #: 2275199 Size: 1.35 oz

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No7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base helps to minimize blemishes and blot away shine without blocking pores. Product is hypo-allergenic.
Moisturize before applying. Smooth on using a 'patting movement'. Use alone or under foundation. You can add a little bit of the base over your foundation if you want double protection from shine.
Water, Hydrated silica, Butylene glycol, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Dimethicone, Alcohol denat., Montmorillonite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl alcohol, Triethanolamine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Mica, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Salicylic acid, Allantoin, Tocopheryl acetate, Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) extract, Propylene glycol, Retinyl palmitate, Alcohol, Maltodextrin, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) distillate, Fructose, Glucose, Sorbitol, BHT, Silica, Spiraea ulmaria extract, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) fruit extract, Tocopherol.

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3.2

(based on 31 reviews)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (7)
  • Smooth (7)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Natural looking (5)

Cons

  • Clumpy (9)
  • Difficult to apply (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Oily skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (10), Natural style (7), Trendy style (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (14), Medium (10)

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

Favorite Product

By Dani

from California

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

    This product is absolutely amazing, I have oily skin and it keeps my face matte. I swear this is my miracle product.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    1.0

    I wanted to love this, but I just don't

    By Billie

    from New York, NY

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Difficult to Apply

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

        I wanted to love this product so bad because i have oily skin! I needed a new primer, so i thought this sounded good. Unfortunately, I can't get this product to work with ANY foundation I use it with. It works at keeping my skin matte, but then my make up looks awful! I've been trying to finish the tube I have,but I think i'm going to toss it because it makes my foundation crease and seperate. I'd rather be oily than have my makeup look really cakey as the day goes on. It also makes my hands feel disgusting after i use it. It has the strangest consistency.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        This Works! Tried many, this is a staple.

        By S. Patterson

        from Sacramento

        Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

        Keeps me mostly matte and makeup stays in place all day! Winner; especially for a drugstore brand. Not the best application but if you rub it in until it is almost dry then dab you're fine. Becca matte primer does the same thing upon application and doesn't work as good as this and is tripe the price!

         
        1.0

        wasted my money

        By cheryl

        from coral springs, fl

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

            made my face sticky thus the make up was uneven. will not buy it again

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Repeat Buyer, Confused by the Negative Reviews

            By KAVA

            from Virginia

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily

                Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

                I'm not going to declare this the best primer ever. However, I have tried MANY primers and this is the ONLY one I continue to purchase. I don't allow myself to get low on it without buying a replacement in advance. I have oily/acne prone skin. I feel like the salicylic acid helps prevent and/or treat my acne. I also feel like it does help control my oily skin. I have extremely oily skin. I tried a primer that works great for oil control but was way too mattifying and emphasized my pores and wrinkles. That was an expensive brand--it does the job, but I didn't like the appearance of my skin. I'm constantly searching for something better. I'll keep buying this until I do!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                It's okay

                By Brit

                from Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

                    I agree with the comments below. It is not the best primer at all and its not long lasting. It is kinda bad, but i did try something new today and I noticed that it helped the primer work. I applied this primer and the benefit matte rescue and they are truly heaven sent. They keep your face matte all day. The test was with a foundation that makes me oily and it was able to keep my foundation on and reduce the shine on my skin so much. The combination was fantastic, but the product alone is pretty bad.

                     
                    1.0

                    Just say NO!!!!!!!

                    By Mallettesl

                    from Sterling Heights, MI

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Clumpy
                      • Difficult to Apply
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

                        I have to agree with the other reviewers. This is awful. It has the consistency of toothpaste. Toothpaste may even give you a better finish. I have extremely oily skin and I could not get this to work with any foundation I tried to apply over it. I don't care if you dab and pat with your fingers, try to thin it out with a brush, spray on a primer spray with it, this hot mess patches and balls up. Even my beloved Colorstay was outdone by this primer. You cannot fully cover it.
                        I guess I will stick with my Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer and keep looking for a drugstore alternative.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        I would not purchase again.

                        By A

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Natural Style

                        Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

                        I have oily/dehydrated acne prone skin and was looking for a matte primer. The texture is smooth at first but then becomes sticky-dry. It then sometimes absorbs into the skin. Immediately the shine was gone on my face, but foundation goes on poorly over it. I tried many different foundations (all liquid), with different applicators (hands, brush, sponge). The foundation didn't seem to absorb into my skin and became cakey-smudge consistency with streaks. As a primer, it failed. Alone it works well to control oil. I would not buy again.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        strong matte

                        By Jennifer

                        from Kentucky

                        Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

                        This primer is my go to. I have extremely oily skin and this is one of the only ones that can keep me matte for a prolonged period of time. I must warn you that this is an intense mattifyer. If you have normal to combo skin I would not recommend. And only apply to the areas of your face with the most oil production. When used the right way, this primer can change your life. A little goes a long way.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The best primer I've ever used!!!!!!!

                        By Niki

                        from FL

                        About Me Trendy Style

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about Boots Beautifully Matte Make Up Base:

                        I have oily skin. I can not use anything with silica in it bc it makes me so greasy. This stuff is magic for me!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        • Q:

                          Hello, my skin is dry in the morning and becomes gradually oily in the T-zone by noon. Should I try the non-matte primer or this one? I don't want a primer that dries out my skin and causes me to produce more oil and break out. Thank you
                          Asked on 2/1/2015 by jess from CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This primer is fantastic for people with oily, blemish prone skin that have a hard time keeping make up in place due to excess oil. If you choose this one, you may only find yourself using it in the t zone area. If you are looking for a primer less for corrective purposes and more for how it will make your foundation go on better and look better all day, you might prefer the Photo Fix. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4650055
                            It is still oil free, gives you an amazing glide, just a small amount is needed. You will find you use less foundation and it will look more natural on your skin. This product has the added benefit of minimizing the look of pores and imperfections with optical blurrers.

                            Answered on 2/2/2015 by Brand Expert from Boots
                        • Q:

                          Is the stearic acid in this product vegetable or animal based? And does this product test on animals?
                          Asked on 11/7/2014 by BellaBunny

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            The Stearic Acid within this formula is plant-based. Boots is a cruelty-free brand that does not test any of their products on animals.

                            Answered on 11/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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