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I have used a few primers and when I found this I fell in love with it. I had tried Clarins and the body shop primers and they both had different results. I can't moan about Clarins primer but it is so expensive and the body shop primer felt like a plastic film over my face.
When first getting the product out, its a very thick gel but feels very silky. It appears as if it won't go very far when applied but a little does go a long way. People have complained about the smell, its not at all strong and I find it pleasant but if you are sensitive to odd smells and have the opportunity to smell it before making a decision I would recommend that.
I have worn this without make up but since it isn't cheap I don't feel like gets the full potential out of the product. Before applying make up, there is little difference in appearance but skin tone is improved and skin is neither matte or shiny but looks really great. It may feel like the primer is moisturising but if left without moisturising beforehand skin can become quite dry by the end of the day. That could just be me but it did quite bother me.
It definitely enhances make up use and I wear it with avon bb cream, which I have also reviewed, it works really well and I believe they are a perfect match. I can image it also work very well with the fuller coverage of foundation and I hope to try this.
Although a little goes a long way, I don't feel like its an everyday wear product. It is very luxurious and I try to keep it for special occasions, it wouldn't last long if I used it everyday.
Avon MaxiX Face Perfector.
Comes in black cardboard box 30mls, made in Poland and use within 24 months.
To be applied over face and blended in evenly.
Can be used alone or under foundation.
Comes in a cream coloured iridescent flatish tube with a screw top black lid.
The white creamy liquid comes out through a small nozzle.
Ingredients are listed on the side of the box and contain many different polymers.
£10.50 but currently £7.
Avon state - 'Light gel-powder gives a flawless, matte finish for up to 10 hours*. Brightens and softens skin, smoothing over pores and fine lines*. (*Consumer Study, 140 women).
I was not sure what to expect from this product but decided to buy it to give it a try. It has had varying reviews on the Avon website - some are glowing and others scathing.
The liquid is quite thick and white and needs a bit of blending. It dries quite quickly but even using it sparingly it tended to leave my skin slightly pale - which is not very good as I have a pale complexion to start with. This is supposed to able to used on its own but I found I looked more unhealthy after applying it. Also it did not give anything like a 'flawless' finish - either on its own or when foundation was applied over the top.
This is said to be able to be used on its own but personally I did not find that it gave very good coverage to my enlarged pores and uneven colouring. However those with better skin could probably get away with it - but probably they would not then need it anyway. It does however give you a smooth and matt effect base to put your foundation onto.
I have recently used this as a base for my foundation and worn my foundation on its own - I have even done my face half and half to see if one side stayed on better and did not shine as is advertised. However I must admit that for me I did not really find it any better when using the base coat and for me I would not find the time spend in applying the base coat worth the bother. Also it does take more blending than putting on the actual foundation so for me this is a product I find unnecessary and not worth the effort.
I had the same results form just using foundation which saved time effort and money.
This primer does not prolong the time my foundation stayed in place and I did not really notice than it eliminated shine either.
For me this is an unnecessary product and I shall just stick to my foundations in future.
It does contain SPF but then so do most foundations anyway so even for that it is unnecessary.
===Would I Recommend?===
I bought a sample of this from the Avon brochure for £1.25.
The face perfector itself is white in colour, which I thought was a little odd. I expected it to be a beige colour, however I was wrong.
The white colour of the product is useful though, as you can clearly see where you have applied the product. The product smells nice. It has a pleasant scent to it and it's got a good consistency. It's not too thick but it's not too runny either, which is a bonus. I apply the face perfector to my T-Zone, where I suffer from the most shine and my largest pores are sitting on my nose aswell. This product helps to reduce shine and minimise my large pores. You only need a small amount at a time as it spreads well onto the skin. Overall this is a fantastic product and great value as I presume the full sized tube will last ages.
There are a few bad points that I have to point out though, sorry Avon!
Firstly, if you rub the product in too quickly it leaves a residue on your skin which is hard to remove. Rubbing the residue too much results in the product ending up as little flakes on your skin, which is not a good look. My advice would be to rub this in slowly and gently, to avoid the product flaking.
Also, the face perfector moves your make-up around if you apply it over the top of your make-up, so my advice here would be to use the product either alone or UNDER make-up.
I always like to buy from Avon all my cosmetics, bath and body items, even if I don't need any I think it's becoming an unhealthy obsession of mine now, I saw reading up on the Magix range Avon had bought out and my sister was raving about it saying how good it was, she was using this and the cashmere foundation at the time and she looked pretty good so I decided to give them both a try. 'Avon Magix Face Perfector SPF20' at the time when I bought this was £10.50 for a 30ml bottle, I didn't mind this to much and I decided to get the cashmere foundation to go with this which was £6.99 too, The prices in avon fluctuate all the time so if it is at a high price you don't want to pay it may be handy to hold off for a little while to see if the price is cheaper in the next catalog.
This comes in an almost flat wide tube, I thought this was handy because when it's almost empty you can squeeze the last bits out before buying a new one. The consistency of this is quite runny so easily spread like a moisturizer. The point of this is for it to be a base for you to put your make up on, if you are like me, I have un even skin on my cheeks and this is supposed to even it out a little to then apply your foundation, you can wear this alone but personally I think that is pointless.
This made little difference to me, It did help my foundation slide over my cheeks, and it usually doesn't go on so well there, it wasn't amazing or anything to brag about but it was an improvement I must say, this is also supposed to minimise the look of open pores, personally this didn't do anything, and If It did, I'd imagine it just fills your pores with the product, then it dries, making them look smaller or gone, until of course you wipe and wash your face, so it isn't a cure for it, this can lead to spots too because your clogging your pores up.
It is also supposed to Illuminate, and stop shine, this itself is shiny on my face, because my face isn't shiny anyway, so that was a little waste of my time, as for illuminating, it only makes it like that if you use it alone, once my foundation was on and covering it, it was no different. My foundation did stay on my cheeks a lot longer, but for £10.50 I'm not sure I'd re buy this at all.
I bought this from Avon about a year or probably longer ago. I am an Avon rep and this means I am always buying new Avon products - because I get a discount and can get them for a little bit cheaper than my customers. And because I spend time trying to get my customers to buy the products I always end up talking myself into buying them as well! Almost all of my profits go on new products - the only real way for me to make any money out of this so called business is by writing reviews on here about the products I have bought! Lol.
Anyway as this was advertised in my brochure for a low price and I had read all the product info and advertising about it which sells it really well, I wanted to try it out for myself. I liked the sound of how it claims to smooth your skin and perfect it and how it helps your foundation sit better on your skin. It is basically like a moisturiser that makes your skin looks brighter and makes it feel softer and smoother - apparently.
Anyway I tried this and I have kept using it as a moisturiser now and again but I probably wouldn't buy it again as I haven't seen much difference in my skin after using it and I don't really think this helps my foundation look nicer: it makes no difference whatsoever whether I use this or not under my foundation to how good or bad my skin looks with foundation on or off.
It makes an OK moisturiser but there are far better ones out there, it has to be said.
This clogs up pores rather than smoothes them. It is a bit oily so if you have skin which is prone to spots and break outs you should definitely avoid using this. I wouldn't say it has given me spots but it definitely hasn't helped them.
Overall I think this is a bit pointless and I expected it to be a lot better. I would not recommend it or buy it again but it gets 2 stars just for being an OK moisturiser.
The MagiX face perfector is one of AVON Cosmetics top ten selling products in the UK. If you already use it, then you'll know why. If you don't, then grab your nearest Avon rep and order some quick. You won't regret it!
The product comes in a 30ml tube and I've found each bottle lasts around 4 weeks given daily application (I never go without it!). The product inside is white although it dries clear when applied to the face. It feels amazingly smooth on your face when applied and skin retains a soft feeling throughout the day. It's pitched largely as a pore minimiser and whilst enlarged pores are not something I suffer from, the other benefits are fabulous. I've found that it looks great on its own and really helps to balance my skin tone out, or alternatively provides a wonderful base for my regular foundation giving it extra staying power throughout the day. As an added bonus MagiX carries as a SPF of 20 so it also provides daily protection for your skin from the sun.
I get loads of compliments about how good my skin looks when I wear this product and thus it will always remain a staple beauty item for my makeup collection. Try it - it's Magix :)
The usual retail price for Avon Magix Face Perfector is £10. Available online or through your local Avon Representative. 4/5 - losing out on 5/5 only because of the extra packaging it comes in. I like to be green, what can I say?
I purchased Avon Magix Face Pefector after much nagging from my mum. She is an Avon representative, though only orders for friends and family which means she does not push products she does not believe in. I had been seeking a foundation or tinted moisturiser for a long while and was told this worked in the same way so I decided I had nothing to lose. It usually retails about £10 but does come on offer in the catalogue at times.
As with most Avon products, it come in a box. I personally find that the box is unnecessary as the details could be printed on the tube and would therefore reduce excess packaging. It is black which displays its name and brief instructions of use. The tube inside is a shimmery nude colour with a black top. The packaging states the name on the front and provides minimal information on the back. It states that the bottle can be recycled and must also be used within 24 months of opening. The tube contains 30ml of cream and has an SPF of 20.
Trying to squeeze this product out of the bottle is quite difficult. After gently squeezing it like I would any other tube containing a make-up product, I was puzzled as to why nothing was coming out. After squeezing it much harder, and a white cream came out. It has an odd consistency. It feels like a firm cream mixed with a type of powder. It does not feel as all odd on the skin at all.
On the box, it states this can be 'used alone or under foundation'. I test it's 'alone' theory. I put it on one side of my face to see if I could see a difference. The difference between the two sides of my face is very slight. Spots and dark circles are softened slightly though I personally I feel the difference is not enough to use by itself. Though this cream does feel beautifully silky on the skin and maybe worth wearing alone if you want something to protect your skin from outside elements. In the end I used this product under a powder I use and it worked quite well and holding it in place. Even after a whole day of wearing my skin still feels silky and with powder, my complexion still looks even.
I feel this product is good but not worth the price tag of £10. I give this four stars mainly because it did not work the wonders I expected it to have after my mum giving it so much praise. I will still continue to use this product but only buy it when it is offered cheaper in the book. This cream leaves skin feeling silky and soft though I personally believe it cannot be used as a substitute for foundation.
My cousin in an Avon representative and recently I have been getting extra books from her to take into my work for the customers. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of them who had returned their books had ordered the Avon magix face perfector. On the return of the books the following time I again noticed one of more orders for the face perfector. I decided that even though I thought the price of 10.50 was a bit expensive I ordered this product with very high hopes indeed.
The product comes in a very stylish black shiny box and inside the box you can find a shimmery pale pink tube which has a black shiny screw off lid. The product looks very classy indeed and in my opinion professional. So far so good, I liked the look of the product and I was impressed to see also that it contained SPF 20. The face perfector is 30ml in size.
The lid can easily be screwed off to reveal a small white nozzle in which the product is dispensed. The tube must be squeezed very tightly however to dispense anything which can be rather difficult. The product is white in colour and comes out smoothly in a line. The product is applied by rubbing into a clean face. I was amazed at how light this product felt and how easily it rubs into the skin. Although the product has no colour you can see instant results such as smoothed more even skin tone, faded under eye circles and a clearer complexion and that is after just one use.
This product is definitely a wonder and a one that I could not do without. I class it as a concealer a face cream and a make-up primer and base. This can be used alone for a very sheer summer look or under your regular foundation as I always do. The prefector provides a fantastic base for the foundation and you can really tell the change by not wearing to wearing it.
I am amazed by this little wonder and I can't believe I have never discovered it before now. At first I considered 10.50 to be very steep but now I think it's a bargain. I would certainly recommend this to any age.
After years of my make-up never looking quite right (the flawless look only seem to last for a few hours at most) I have finally found a fantastic primer for my skin. I do not have the best skin in the world (still spotty in my 30's!) with large pores and uneven skin tone but this is brilliant - my pores really do seem to shrink! It doesn't feel like it's suffocating my skin either, it goes on easy. My skin looks great all day and it helps 'set' my make up, meaning that I do (imho) achieve the flawless look that the product states.
I have tried more expensive primers but this one seems to last all day and I don't get an oily t-zone mid afternoon like I did with my previous primer.
An extra bonus for me is the SPF 20 - being fair skinned this is fabulous and will help to protect my skin from the harmful sun rays.
I also wear the product without make-up (especially if I'm running late for work) it makes my ruddy complexion much less noticable and again lessens the appearence of my somewhat large pores.
I had used this when I got a little sample size of it a few months ago and I bought the full sized tube just the other month since it was on a good offer. I liked the claims that this minimises pores line and shines and it gives light colourless coverage. I would like to use Foundation but since my skin isn't all that great then I am worried that a Foundation will make my Spots worse than what they are, so thought it was worth a try.
The right price of this is £10.50, but a couple of Avon books ago this was on an offer when you handed in a bottle of your old Foundation, even if it was nearly empty and you got to choose from a lot of the Avon range of Foundations for £4. Good buy.
This comes in a 30ml tube. The tube isn't that exciting looking but is ok. It is a plastic tube which you can squeeze the product out of the thin nossle and apply this onto your face. You need to give a good enough squeeze to get some of this out. At least since this is plastic then you can cut this open and scrape this out to get the best value for money.
This is quite a thick white thing. The reason I say thing is that I can't describe this as a Gel or a Cream. I would say it is more a Cream, but a powdery Cream if that makes sense. When you rub this into your face then it seems to settle as a Powder and this sets on your face quite quickly. Pretty quick I noticed that the shiny patch on my forehead had went matted so I was happy about that.
This claims to give you a Matt finish for up to 10 hours. I have never timed it, but would say that it is probably pretty true.
The only bad thing I could think about this is that if you have any really dry patches of skin on your face then I would say when this goes Powdery then it makes these bits look that bit dryer.
A good enough product that may give you the benefit of Foundation but without the colouring.
I tried this when it came out and was delighted with it! It stops the shiney bits (that I am prone to) and goes on smoothly and evenly - you can't put too much on either! I get it when it is on offer and a lot of the time Avon have the offer of two for ten pound which is when I stock up on it. Even in the summer it goes on well and as it turns to powder finish its fantastic. This is a very good every day or evening product that you can use anytime as it is good value for money and you don't have to worry about applying foundation then powder which is a faff! Avon Magix is also SPF20 so you know you are protected in the summer and you can even apply another layer if needed as it all rubs in. Avon also offer a no quibble money back guarantee within 90 days so I can fully recommend you try it without worry. I even use a blemish stick when I need extra help and this goes on over the top and doesn't spoil the effect.
Unfortunately for me i have a very dry and flaky T-zone and i used mini loofa's to remove this from my face before i applied anything. Then i found face perfector. I love it. It feels so smooth and silky and it really does do what the title says, perfect your face. Using it as a prima really holds on to foundation and concealer too and it lasts for hours longer than it would without it. When i was an Avon rep i got hold of it through a tester pack. If you have an avon rep maybe you could ask them for a tester before you buy as the product is very expensive and the tube looks a lot bigger than it actually is in the catalogue. I now order through my boss who does Avon. The good thing about perfector is that you never need to tell anyone how you get your skin to looks so smooth!
After reading good reviews on this i purchased a small sample size with about 10ml init for about £2 its not my favourite product but, it was good enough for me to want to buy again.
What it claims to do:
Targets pores: visibly minimizes pores with patent-pending Optix Light-Diffusing Technology.
Banishes Shine: holds back shine for up to 10 hours
Smoothes Skin: reduces the look of fine lines...skin feels softer than ever.
Now, i does do all of this but there are some draw backs. If you put it on too fast it can clog and also little flakes of this come off your skin if not put on properly. But, it does do what it says so i can't knock it. It's a great base for foundation but its also great if your on your way out and dont have time to apply all your make up it also has spf 20 init so it will protect your skin all year around. It also does last for hours and will make your skin look flawless with or without foundation. you could always just wear this with a little bit of blusher as well.
The reason i give this a 3 out of 5 star rating is because i think it could be made even better. its worth trying because it may apply better on different skin type. And obviously if skin is abit dry it wont stay on properly.
I have to admit when I bought Avon's magix face perfector I was buying it to make up the money to buy something else. I chose it because I didn't wear a base under my foundation and wondered whether it would actually make any difference, to be honest I wasnt really convinced from the start.
The item costs £10 generally but their are frequent deals with avon, so it can often be purchased for less. For this you receive 30mls.
The product comes in a very pale pink, slightly shiney tube with a screw on black lid. The lid is disappointing as although works well it ends in a blunt point, which means the tube doesn't stand up. This is quite annoying when you reach the end of the product as you have to either stand in up somehow (I put mine in a pot), or squeeze the tube to death to get the remainder out. The actual tube is quite firm to squeeze also, so again it can be a bit of a struggle towards the end.
The hole for the cream to come out of is quite small. This is good as it means you only get a small amount which is all you need, as a little goes a long way.
The cream is white and apparently suits all skin shades, myself I am quite pale so it does suit very well to my colour. It rubs in very easily and has what seems to be a slight shine as it goes on which disappears. I was very surprised when I used the product. It did make my skin feel very soft and effortlessly smooth, applying my foundation afterwards was a dream. I cannot say however that it managed to keep the shine away for 10hours as it says it will :( It did appear to make my pores look smoother, although my skin is pretty good in the first place so how it would work on older or skin with deeper pores/blemishs I don't know.
I particularly like the fact it has a SPF of 20, as I am forever outside but often forget sun cream on my face.
I do like the way it makes my skin feel when it is applyed, but I am not convinced it does a good enough job for the money that I would buy it again.
I have very oily skin, so using a face perfector before I put on my foundation is a bit of a risk. In fact, it's almost suicide. However when you are using a very dry foundation, a good base is definitely need. My favourite base is by Gosh. However, I was saving £8 by buying this as it was priced at only £7 from the avon catalogue.. I bought it from Avon as it was very cheap and I was buying some foundation from there anyway.
It comes in a small tube, with a tiny nozzle. You only need to use a little bit of it, and you only get it in a 30ml tube so you don't want to use too much. You need to give it a bit of a squeeze to get something out. When you managed to get something out, it feels a bit liked old oil or lard. I know that sounds disgusting, but it's the truth. When you rub it on your skin, it doesn't 'glide' on as you would like it too, you need to give it a firm rub. You should only use a little, because it may get too greasy.
After I placed this over my skin, my makeup glided on a lot better. However, I didn't feel as if my makeup was clutching on to my skin and giving me coverage. When I rubbed it on, it sort of made the makeup look pretty transparent. It applied on a lot thinner, which meant I had to wait until each layer had finished drying before I put on a second layer. This felt like unnecessary time was being wasted, and it annoyed me a lot. Also, I like to use mouse foundations and these don't work at all with the stuff. I think this could work for people who want an even finish but don't wear a lot of make-up.
The day after, I found my skin much more spotty that it would usually be. This is probably because it is a lot more oily than normal bases. I wouldn't ever buy this again.
Wear alone or under foundation / For a natural, flawless look / Skin looks brighter and feels ultra-soft with pores and fine lines visibly smoothed /