If you own a television, you've probably seen the advert for No 7's new Match Made Lipstick Service, and consequently got Jessie J's 'Sexy Lady' stuck in your head. I was recently invited to Boots in Manchester to try out the service for myself and chat to some customers - keep reading to see what I thought!
The Match Made Service comprises of 43 different lipstick shades which have been specifically formulated to compliment one or more of No 7's foundation shades and give a lift to your complexion. I started my visit by getting matched by No 7's fascinating little machine, which obviously identified me as the palest shade, Calico. In the interest of full disclosure, Calico is sadly still a little bit too dark for me. I have, however, really liked using my sample of their 'Beautifully Matte' foundation mixed with a little of my Illamasqua Skin Base in Shade 2 to achieve the correct colour.
I am generally quite brave with lipstick, so I would probably wear most of the 43 shades available. However, I still think that Match Made is a brilliant idea! I know that so many people aren't as brave as I am with their colour choices, and am often baffled to find out that people don't think they can pull off red (you can!), so this is really the perfect way to ease yourself into wearing bolder colours. Some of my favourites that were a match for my Calico skin were Raspberry Blush (a bold pink, which I'm wearing in the photo at the top of this post), Brick Red, and Hot Copper, all of which are colours in the more opaque Stay Perfect lipstick. I also liked the more neutral shades like Soft Tulip in the Moisture Drench range.
All in all I'm really pleased with the shades I ended up with after I was matched, and would definitely recommend popping in and getting it done - it is free after all! In the future I would definitely like to see more nude shades available, as I personally struggle more with finding the right nude shades for my skin tone than I do with choosing pretty bright colours.
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