Tuesday, February 28

17 Miracle Matte Foundation

I wouldn't call myself a foundation snob, because for years and years I would never even have dreamt of spending more than about £12 on a foundation, but since trying higher end- mainly MAC, I have never wanted to go back.
On occasion I have gone back to L'oreal Infallible and Revlon Photo Ready but in all honestly "drug store" foundations just don't do for me what "higher end" foundations do.

I recently got the 17 Miracle Matte Foundation as apart of a goodie bag, and after reading quite a few positive reviews on it I was quite looking forward to trying it.

First and foremost, this is in the shade Fair. Which is definitely not the shade I would ever go for, because I'm pretty much always tanned. But for the odd occasion that I'm my natural colour it would be great, and I was excited at the prospect of it being my possible go-to drugstore/high street foundation. 

Well, I always try to give products a fair chance, and if I don't like something I will at least try to think of things that I do for instance the texture or the shade, because as much as I may not like how something works on me- it may work great for someone else and it's only fair that my readers hear everything about it- right?

I am a beauty blogger because I like to give my honest opinion on products and as much as I don't like to go all out on a bad review, I can quite honestly say that unfortunately, this is the worst foundation I have ever used.  It doesn't work for me one bit.
I have read quite a few positive reviews on this foundation and so I'm a little concerned that maybe I have a dodgy one, because it doesn't seem to be right at all.

As you may be able to see from the pictures above it is extremely thick and doesn't move around the bottle very much at all. It is a full coverage foundation, but I don't feel its necessary for it to be so thick and gloopy.
On application, yes it did glide quite softly on my skin which on the product description it says it will, but it doesn't blend out at all and immediately goes extremely cakey and how I can only describe as bitty? I really hope you understand what I mean.
I found the application incredibly uneven and it was impossible for me with fingers, brushes and blenders to get the promised "flawless, matte satin finish".    

I can't comment on the longevity of this product because after applying it three times now, hoping for a different outcome I have ended up taking it off and applying another product.

The bottle is nice, with a sweet little Pink Pump, but in terms of the rest of the packaging half of the text on the label has already rubbed off. This is quite common on a few drugstore products, and isn't a huge deal in the slightest.

I have mentioned before that I have a thing about the smell of make up and any products to be fair, and although it's completely bearable and not dissimilar to a lot of foundations this has the typical playdoh like smell.  

It's an inexpensive product at £5.99 for 30ml, but I think for the same kind of price you could probably find a better product.

I've never ever had a problem with 17 products. I really like a couple of there lipsticks, and at the moment I'm also using the 17 Va Va Voom mascara which I am really enjoying using. I just really wish the foundation would give as good an effect.

17 Miracle Matte Foundation costs £5.99 and is available in six shades.
If you wanted to try it out for yourself, it can be purchaed online here and in Boots stores. 

I would love to know if you have tried this product and what your thoughts are on it.


  1. I had the exact same problem it was literally like rubber shavings on my face! Never used a foundation like it x

    1. That is exactly it! Thats what I meant by "bitty", the more I tried to blend the more that fell away from my face.

  2. You can defo see from the bottel something is not right, its not filling it up propley. Will defo be staying away from this one.



  3. I bought it a few weeks back as I work for Boots and thought I'd give it a try... I was very dissatisfied with it and have reverted back to my good old Vichy Foundation. x

  4. Sucks that it was disappointing. Looks like there's only half left in the tube and there hasn't been a single good application! Maybe it's a dodgy one :S

  5. Oh I had this one and it's my new favourite foundation. I admit I've not tried many high end foundations but I like coverage of this one. The only time I find problems with gloopyness or blending is when using certain primers. For instance the benefit porefessional does not agree with this foundation AT ALL. have you tried without primer? I always skip primer now when using this.

  6. I have read more negative reviews about this foundation than good. I'm not a big matte foundation fan anyway so definitely won't be purchasing.

    Holli x

  7. I totally agree, I tried this several times and it just wouldn't work. It almost feels like a silicone gel when you go to rub it in, then the more you try and work it in to the skin the more it seems to disappear and go cakey and patchy?! Worst foundation! x

  8. I haven't tried this one, although I've been tempted as I have No7's Beautifully Matte foundation which I absolutely love. If you're after a matte foundation I'd definitely recommend that one, especially with the £5 off vouchers. I really do like 17 products though, they definitely have some gems xx

  9. I really like this never experienced it going bitty at all, I think its better than the Revlon Colourstay one, not tried any high end foundations to compare this too. :D x

  10. Thanks for your input.. I've seen quite a few negative reviews of this, think I'll stay clear :) x


  11. I absolutely hated this foundation. It dries so, so quickly that you barely have any time to blend. You also can't apply more to cover areas that need more coverage because it just disappears and looks patchy! So glad I only spent £5.99 on this product. Even that seems too much though :( xxx

  12. I've experienced the same bitty shavings as you but if you keep blending and blending this goes away and I've found it to be a great foundation! I have found though that if I moisturise or use a primer just before it doesn't work properly and the blending and blending doesn't get me anywhere and I have to take it off and re apply. Another thing I've found is that I can only do small parts of my face at a time and don't use too much foundation at once and then it looks really great! xx

  13. Thanks for the review! I'm on the search the perfect foundation that will withstand in a hot and humid country. Any recommendations would be great :)

  14. i cant even read that the writing is Tiny !


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