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17 // Miracle Matte Foundation review

Hi lovelies, I haven't yet reviewed a foundation on LucyyWrites. I've always stuck to the same 2 foundations over the last few years, why would I need to change? Whenever I did, I was disappointed. I was shopping in Boots back along, when 17 had an offer on. I spotted this foundation and decided to try it. I haven't seen any bloggers review this foundation yet? I stick to the drugstore foundations, since my Debenhams is awful, I won't ever buy foundation online. And every time I've tried higher end foundations they clog my skin up so bad and break me out, especially you Chanel, Chanel gave me a few Monsters. Yuck.
If you've got any suggestions for me to look at when I'm in a better Deb's, leave them below?


17 Miracle Matte is fairly new out, when I picked mine up I had to undo the testers to try, always nice when the testers are clean. I went for the lightest shade available since I'm super pale and went for Soft Ivory. There's 6 shades. Soft ivory, Honey, Biscuit, Fair, Natural, Porcelain. Personally I don't think there's enough shades, how can 6 shades cater for all the skin tones out there? I feel it actually caters for the paler of skin tones and a few of the shades were quite alike and more for the pinker skin tones. Shouldn't there be a few darker shades though?
Soft Ivory suits my skin 99% I'm really pleased, over the years the only brand that matched me near enough was Maybelline. The packaging isn't as pretty as your high end, though I wouldn't say Mac is pretty. It's bright, cheap and stands out from my other foundations. The pump in the foundation is really good though, I know some aren't always the best.



Being a Matte Satin finish, the foundation won't be for everyone, I was worrying if it would actually suit my skin type. I have dry skin. Don't let this put you off if you are normal or oily. I make sure I moisturise very well and exfoliate my face for sure when using this foundation just in case. The foundation is oil free, there for suiting those with oily skin. And has all day shine control, again helping with those with oily skin. Miracle Matte glides onto my skin and one pump covers my face and my blemishes, giving a medium even coverage. Oh and includes the usual SPF 15, like every other foundations does. I find the foundation stays on my skin most of the day, most foundations do for me, however I prefer to use my new primer, also from 17 with this foundation for a better lasting finish for all day. I apply in small amounts, with a foundation brush and blend in, finishing with the beauty blender dupe makeup sponge. 


This is currently on offer for £4.99 for 30ml in Boots, normally retails at £5.99, the 3 for 2 offer is still on and the reduced price is also still included in the offer. I'd say give this a try, you never know and for £4.99 who can complain, I certainly love this foundation and have been using it every other day. I haven't had a break out since using this and have received a lot of compliments when wearing it. I'm not a skin expert, let alone foundation expert, but I know what works for me and what could work for others. I'll repurchase this.  
Overall I'd give this foundation a 7.5/10, if you read the reviews on the Boot's site, they're either hit or miss. Swatch it before you buy. But I personally love it.
Have you tried or reviewed this yet?


29 comments

  1. I have this and think its fab I have combination/oily skin and its great for me :D x

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  2. I bought this too, was so excited with the list of things it offered.
    My review went up yesterday, I hated it! :(
    Was so disappointed, it caked on my skin straight away regardless of which moisturiser and primer I used and peeled off like pva glue!
    I was gutted!

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    1. Wow, mine was nothing like that :o!
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  3. this sounds fab, I might use my boots point and treat myself to it! and Yeah I agree about MACs packaging not being the cutest haha!


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    1. It's worth a try, like I said it won't be for everyone :D
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  4. I haven't tried this one but I've found that although the formula of their foundations is nice, they just don't make a shade that matches mine enough. I could buy two and mix them together but I'm too lazy for that. :p x

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    1. Yeah, they really don't have enough shades, but with this one maybe if it's popular? :/
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  5. I havent tried this but I have seen it in Boots! I am a bit of a foundation hoarder to be honest! I have about 7 or 8 and most of them have been used once or twice! I think I need to use some before I get some more! Xx

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    1. Haha I have the same :p It's okay ;) It's all about finding the best ;)
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  6. I I really want to try this! It sounds great plus it's oil free, bonus! X

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    1. Yeah :) I think its lovely! Certainly nice to have a matte finish!
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  7. Great review can you do a review on the 17 photo flawless primer please? :) x

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  8. I never heard about this, great review. x

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  9. i might try it! ive tried mascara from 17 once and it was awful and i guess put me off the brand :(
    xx
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  10. The Debenhams in York too is awful! I love the pink lid on this foundation, that would catch my eye for sure. I've tried a Maybeline matte foundation in the past and found that to be ok so I think i'd be tempted by this one. I normally find the no17 foundations to be pretty good.

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    1. I'm really surprised with this one! :)
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  11. Theres 6 shades?!!!!! omg my boots only had 3. and assuming that was all there was i went ahead and bought fair and its so dark </3 x

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    1. Really!? blimey, tbh I think the names are a bit mixed up too :/
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  12. I bought this the other day, too!

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  13. Not used it yet but I do like 17's products. I'm on the look out for a new foundation so will put this on my list! Oh and please do a review on the Primer, I'm trying to work out whether I need to use one or not so a review of it would help! Could you also tell us the advantages of using one? I'm new to this whole Primer lark! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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    1. My first foundation from them and I love them :D
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  14. i seriously really want to try this now and its definitively going on my wishlist xx

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    1. IT's so worth the try at its price too
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  15. I definitely prefer foundation from the more budget brands. Most bloggers won't entertain cheaper foundations but I really like NYC foundations and the cost around £3! I think I'll give this a try the next time I need to replace mine. X

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