Lightly blended and a small pumpI really haven't heard much about this foundation on the blogging scene so first off I would just like to thank/blame Lucy for me rushing out to purchase this product after I read her review on it.
Now onto my thoughts, as you may be able to tell from the 'Rave' part in the title I really like this foundation and here is why.. Lets start with the packaging shall we? It's pink with girly writing on it, it looks cute and that's an immediate package winner in my books. The 17 Miracle matte foundation is a liquid foundation with a thicker consistency, it contains SPF 15 which is super useful to help protect the skin against discolouration of acne scars (which I am doomed with) and it is also oil free, bonus! The pump on the bottle has a small opening which allows small amounts of product out with each pump, this helps to reduce waste of the foundation. The shade range is limited to six shades, I think, but I hope that as its a new product 17 will begin to produce more shades if popularity increases so more people can use it. I am the shade fair and it is a perfect match for my skin tone, that makes me happy. I use 1 and a half to 2 pumps of foundation and my sigma stippling brush to apply the foundation which blends easily and gives a really nice finish, the consistency is a little thicker than other liquid foundations but it feels so light on the skin. It has amazing staying power too, unless you want it off of course, I wore this to college on Tuesday when I was in the gym for an hour doing circuits and it did not budge at all. When taking the foundation off at the end of the day it comes off nice and easy with a splash of water alone and using a makeup remover means its all gone, less scrubbing and irritation to the face. For all of these reasons and the fact it is only £5.99 (currently £4.99 as an introductory price in boots) this is my new holy grail foundation!