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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Max Factor Xperience weightless foundation

As you guys probably know by now I’m a tad obsessed with foundation and Max Factor do some good ‘uns so I was expecting superb things from this and I’m pleased to say that it delivered in almost every way. There’s always an almost

The packaging is a simple plastic squeezy tube – think Rimmels lasting finish. I love this because it means I’m not worried about glass smashing when I’m carrying it around in my bag and thanks to the little squeezy dispenser you can choose exactly how much product you need; anything that stops me wasting foundation is a plus

I should mention right away that this only gives a light/medium coverage so if you’re having a bad skin day or generally opt for more coverage then this probably wont be for you! Having said that I have horrible breakouts around my chin so I applied a nice layer of this foundation and then just dotted concealer where needed and it looked pretty damn good. Even if I do say so myself :)

My shade is Beige Linen 50

This claims to be a weightless foundation and I’d be happy to vouch for that. When I applied this it genuinely felt like I had nothing on my skin at all. It also manages to blend fantastically well (and easily!) so if it wasn’t for the flawless finish you wouldn’t know you’d even applied anything, which is pretty much the exact result I’m after from a good foundation!!

What I found odd – and bad- about this was how it went from matte to greasy so quickly. When this is first applied it sets to a beautiful, slightly powdery matte finish and it feels brilliant; soft, smooth and very similar to my natural skin. However, after about 4 or 5 hours my t-zone was incredibly oily looking and I was definitely in need of a little dusting of powder

I’ve worn this quite a lot since I picked it up recently and even after a whole days wear there isn’t any patchiness, streaks or dry areas. Overall I think it’s a great product and thanks to the natural jojoba it should be the perfect skin pampering foundation to wear over the winter months. Not bad for £9.99 methinks

Oh and a quick note on application! Even though this goes on evenly without much effort I’ve found that my skin tends to absorb a lot of the liquid as it’s applied so in order to use as little as possible for natural, sheer, even coverage I’ve been using my AVON foundation brush (my fingers and a sponge have done the trick too but the end result just wasn’t quite as good)
This brush isn’t nearly as dense as the ones I normally use but I’ve found it actually aids the application of an extremely fine layer of product :)

Has anyone else tried this? Reckon it’s as good as other foundations in the same price range?

Joy ♥

13 comments:

NANCYXO said...

i'd like to use a weightless foundation too =D

nancyxo

Sara.H said...

Thanks for the lovely review :) The foundation seems nice ^ ^

nicoletta said...

Fab review lovelie, i've never tried this but i find a lot of foundations that are silky and matte leave me shiny a few hrs later too.
I've not tried this brush either but since i started using my flat top elf brush i have stopped using all my other foundation brushes totally. I think it's nice to have one thats less dense though for a different finish if you fancy a natural look. xx

Tormentilla28 said...

A very interesting post. I did not know what it was or how it looks on the skin and you have solved my doubts. Thank you!!
xx

Aimee. said...

Im weird i think : i want to feel something is on my skin - so i know its not come off - lol x

♥ Pixie D ♥ said...

it is retailed for more than $30 in Australia >_<
Is it similar to tinted moisturizer @_@?

♥ Stacey ♥ said...

I have used Max Factor foundations in the past and they have been really good, thank you for this, although i stated on my blog i had found my perfect foundation - the search is back on! Post to come! x

ohyouprettythings said...

Great review!! I can't wait to try this! :]

Leslie said...

I'd like to try this! I just starting using Rimmel's Stay Matte Foundation and I'm loving it so far!

SuGaR said...

nyc review :D I want 2 try out a weightless foundation and i wish i find 1 with my natural colour

Kat O said...

I adore Max Factor as they do really pale shades for a drugstore brand. This foundation is on my wishlist!
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Kat x

Nilufar said...

I've wanted to try this for ages...think i will take further advantage of the 3 for 2 superdrug offer at the mo! Thanks for this...

oh did you know you could get a free lush colour supplement voucher in this months top sante magazine...it subs as a great concealer...

nilufar x

nilufarloves.blogspot.com

All Made Up said...

Thanks for the nice comments! Looking forward to hearing what you think if you happen to pick up the same foundation! :)