17 Stay Time Foundation Review


Drumroll please. This is a  review dedicated to a foundation that I have just found out about and am kicking myself for not trying it sooner. I first found out about the foundation after reading Bamboozle Beauty's blog comparing Seventeen 'Stay Time' foundation to Estee Lauder's 'Double Wear'. This caught my eye straight away as I so wanted to get along with Double Wear, but however hard I tried it just wasn't going to happen. It left my skin feeling tight, masked and then my skin broke out (which actually doesn't happen very often). Seeing as the foundation retails at just under £25.00, you can imagine I wasn't too pleased! I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation. I thought I had found it with No7's Beautifully Matte, but lately it has started leaving me with dry patches on my forehead and generally leaving my skin tone look uneven after a good few hours use. I always feel conscious of my skin and I would do anything to change that. I look for a full coverage foundation at all times as I prefer to cover up my freckles and  imperfections. Enter Seventeen 'Stay Time' and it appears to be solving my problems. PS - please excuse the poor photo, it's so dark and gloomy!
The foundation itself is full coverage, contains SPF 25 and claims to last up to 25 hours. Not that I'd be leaving my makeup on for 25 hours, mind you! "Its time. Time that your make up had staying power! This full coverage foundation gives a flawless smooth skin finish. That lasts. And lasts. Foundation that stays put for up to 25 hours. Its time. Stay Time." Sounds good, right? Let's get to the most important part of any review. Did it do what it promises? It certainly did and I'm a happy customer. It has a creamy texture and gives a matte and a full coverage look - just what I was looking for. I wont go as far as to say flawless, lets face it, I don't think any foundation can make us flawless! The first time I fully tested out the foundation was when I was up early and applying my makeup at 7am. (That's never any fun but it's even harder when it's pitch black and freezing outside!) I returned home around 1-2pm and it had lasted really well. I noticed some areas of my face, mainly my forehead and chin had faded slightly and here I would have needed a quick touch up, but nothing too major.
Stay Time seems to be perfect for paler skin tones - great for us fellow pales, not so great for anyone who isn't! There are six shades available - Porcelain, Natural, Soft Ivory, Biscuit, Honey and Fair. I chose the shade 'Natural' and I cant be happier with the match. It blends to my skin tone really well and I'm not left looking orange or with a terrible tidemark around my jaw. I guess Seventeen could improve here by making more shades available so more of us can get on board and see what we think. In a nutshell, if you're looking for a full coverage foundation which isn't going to damage your bank account, then look no further. The foundation retails at just £6.49 (Bargain!) and is available from Boots here. The Stay Time range also has a primer available to use under the foundation, which again is a bargain at just £5.49. I haven't actually tried this primer out yet but I will definitely be looking to use it next!
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  1. I always struggle with foundations that wont stay put. Maybe I'll have to give this a go, thank you!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  2. Sounds like a good foundation! Your blog has a lovely lay out btw :)

    xo Mel
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Positivity

  3. This sounds fab, I actually really like Seventeens new primer and concealer from this range so I'll have to this too!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. This sounds great, I am so happy you found this worked for you!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  5. It sounds like a very great purchase, seventeen can sometimes be overlooked so I'm glad you've highlighted it. They do a great lipstick, beehive is my go to nude shade. Enjoy your day! :)

    Essence of Jess

  6. I love this foundation! One of the few foundations that are pale enough for me! x


  7. nice review!


  8. loving their products since the rebranded

  9. Definitely going to have to give this ago after your great review of it! Soo cheap too!x


  10. This foundation sounds great! I have pale skin too and find it really difficult to find a foundation to match, so will have to have a look into this one!

    Bella x

  11. Ooooh might have to try this one out - I've been using the double wear one but it is on the pricey side so finding a dupe for it sounds very appealing

    Rachel x