I was in my local Boots store poking and prodding all different products - the testers of course! Don't you just hate when you buy something only to get it home and see that it's been used as a tester by someone else?! - and the first thing I noticed about this was the texture; it's smooth as silk and feels really velvety when you rub it between your fingers. I popped a little on my jaw line and the first one I tried (nude/beige dore) actually matched my skin tone superbly well. Which was obviously a clear sign that I had to buy it :) On the subject of shades there are only 5 to choose from so I imagine it could be difficult to get a shade to exactly match your skin tone… Surely we can’t all fall into 1 of 5 skin colour categories?!
I've used both my fingers and a makeup sponge to apply this and they both give a nice even result with much better coverage than I'd expected. This feels so moisturising when I'm applying it that it could nearly pass for a tinted moisturiser, which is sooo handy for dry skin days cos it ensures I don't end up with gross flakey patches anywhere but still get a decent finish
The packaging is a bit iffy. I'd only tried out a teensy tester whilst I was in the store so I was amazed when I got this home and saw just how much of the container was dedicated to the product (not much) and how much was dedicated to the sponge applicator (LOADS!) and it doesn't even come with a mirror
This goes on beautifully and gives a nice satin finish but unfortunately it doesn't last very long at all. Even with a good dusting of powder this fades after a few hours. I'll continue to use this because it’s so good when my skin is particularly dry but I’d love it to last a little longer! ♥