I’ve recently really enjoyed trying out some different foundations as I really want to find some perfect ones for oily skin types whether they’re high-end or more affordable. You may have seen my review on the Fenty Beauty Foundation which is more of a higher end choice or a while ago I reviewed the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. So I thought I would pick up a new drugstore one to try, this being the Seventeen Stay Time foundation which until recently I hadn’t heard much about at all.
So first of all, this foundation is only £6.49 and it’s one of the first products I’ve ever tried from Seventeen (I bought the concealer too – but I’m not gunna talk about that in this post). The packaging isn’t anything special, although I do like the fact it has a pump and you can twist the top to kind of lock the foundation so no more product comes out, which is perfect for keeping it in your bag or travelling. It also has SPF25 which is always a bonus and claims to be full coverage. As you can see, I picked up the shade ‘Fair’ but we’ll talk more about the shade range in a little while.
One of the main things I love about this foundation is that even though when you pump it out the consistency feels really thick, and the first time I did I thought ‘ot-oh this ain’t gunna be good’ but I was so wrong. It blends out really easily and it doesn’t feel heavy on your face, nor does it look cakey at all either which I really wasn’t expecting. In the photo below, I have compared the shade I picked up to some of my other foundations, it is a little hard to see just because the foundations are obviously supposed to match my skin tone but from top to bottom we have Nars Sheer Glow in Deauville, Seventeen Stay Time Foundation in Fair, Fenty Beauty Pro Filter in 150 and L’oreal Paris Infallible in 11 Vanilla.
Honestly once I’ve blended it in to my skin I’m in love with how good the coverage is and the matte finish it leaves behind. Your natural glow does come through but after that my oiliness is safe practically all day which is what I’m so impressed with, it looks so natural, has a flawless finish and just stays looking so nice for hours and hours I love it!
The major downside with this foundation is the shade range though, it is appalling with literally just 6 shades. I’m really hoping after Rhianna and Huda’s latest foundation releases with so many shades, that more brands might start to follow especially drugstore brands. If this foundation range had more shades I literally couldn’t have a single bad thing to say about it, It’s definitely my new go-to from the Drugstore. One good thing to know about the shades though is that they only oxidise the tiniest amount which I feel like actually could just be it literally drying down, in the photo below the top one is the foundation dried and the bottom is fresh on.
Also just a little extra note, the concealer from the same range goes so perfect with this foundation and so many others too, I’m also kind of obsessed with that as well – but stay tuned for a different post to include that in the future!
Have any of you tried this foundation?