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The product I am reviewing is Crème Puff Powder Compact by Max Factor. I have recently got into purchasing a lot of Max Factor products lately as I find the quality of most of their products really good and I find that their products give good, long lasting results. I sometimes use a loose powder on the top of my foundation but do sometimes used pressed powder as well. My current pressed powder has just run out so I thought I would purchase something new. I actually saw this product being advertised in my local Superdrug store which seemed to be a popular product and one that has been around for quite a while. As I was buying other Max Factor products in the range I thought I may as well purchase this as well as there was a 3 for 2 offer on. Crème Puff Compact Powder is a versatile, all-in-one compact suitable for any occasion. The powder contains amazing, light reflecting particles to give your skin a soft, subtle glow. The product has proven skin compatibility so is suitable for all skin types. The powder can be used alone with moisturiser or on top of foundation.
I purchased the product to use on top of foundation and wouldn't be using it alone over the top of moisturiser. The powder comes in at least 9 different shades (although all may not be available in stores). I purchased the Natural shade which is the colour I normally go for when using their foundation. This colour didn't look orange or too dark but at the same time I don't think it was going to make me look pale either. The powder is a compact powder so comes in the typical round packaging which has a black base and a gold coloured lid. On the lid it states what the product is. On the bottom of the packaging it tells you what shade you have purchased which in this case is 'Natural' and it also lists the ingredients. The lid pulls off to reveal a round foam pad which I presume you can use to apply the product with. There should be a clear round disc made from plastic covering the powder which protects it until it's used. This removes easily to reveal the powder ready to apply. The powder has a rather strong floral like scent to it which I was surprised at and wasn't too sure I liked.
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I purchased the powder from my local Superdrug store for £5.99. You can also purchase it from Boots for the same price. There may be different offers on during different times of the year as I managed to get this on 3 for 2 along with other Max Factor products. On the Max Factor website it says that this product apparently comes in 9 different shades, although when in my local Superdrug store I could only see 2-3 different shades available. There is also only one shade available on the Boots website which is Translucent. On the Superdrug website they actually have a choice of 7 different shades of this product which includes:
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Using the Product
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I always apply powder whether it's loose or in a compact with a large powder brush as I find this gives a more natural finish/look. Although it doesn't state it on the packaging it advises you to apply in downward strokes after applying your foundation or moisturiser. It can also be used as an all over foundation. With the large powder brush in my hand I swept the brush over the powder and tapped off the excess. They tell you to do this on the back of your hand; how-ever I did this over the powder compact as I didn't want to waste any of the powder. I would be applying the powder over the top of foundation. I applied it in downward strokes as suggested on the Max Factor website. I did sweep the brush over the powder at least 2 times during this process to ensure that there was a nice amount of powder on my face but not too much. The powder can become a little messy as I find that you do get quite a lot of excess when sweeping it across the powder. As I applied the powder the smell became rather strong due to applying it on and around my nose. I really wasn't too keen on this smell at all and would have much preferred the powder to have no scent to it at all. I did find that some of the excess/dust from the powder did end up on my top; how-ever this brushes off easily.
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After applying the powder and looking in the mirror I was pleased with the results. The Natural colour was perfect for my skin as it didn't make me look pale but didn't make my skin look orange either. This was the perfect match for my skin and the foundation I had on under the powder. My make-up had a nice flawless finish to it which looked natural. My skin also had a very nice, slight glow to it as well which made it look healthy. I was hoping that the powder was going to last a decent amount of time before it need re-applying. I actually applied the powder early in the morning before going to work and when checking on my make-up a good 4hrs later it still looked great. The powder was still in place and hadn't yet worn off which I was pleased and also impressed with. I did how-ever suspect that I would need to re-apply the powder at some point before leaving work which would be in another 5hrs at least. Before I finished work although the powder hadn't obviously worn off, I did apply some more to keep my make-up looking good.
I was impressed that the powder had lasted this long without wearing off. I re-applied the powder using my powder brush again. Me and my boyfriend went to the pub in the evening with some friends and I felt confident that I wasn't going to need to re-apply the powder during the night. Despite being at the pub for a good few hours before returning home and taking off my make up I never did have to apply anymore of the powder during the evening. I always use facial wipes when removing make up, followed by cleaner & toner. I found that the wipes got rid of the majority of the powder and you could clearly see how much was still on my face after removing it. The powder definitely lasts quite a long time before it needs to be re-applied again and if you applied this in the morning like I did I think the most you would need to apply it during the day to make it last through until the evening would be 2-3 times.
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Before buying this product I did read some reviews about it and the majority of the reviews were good, which is what prompted me to purchase the product even more after seeing it advertised in my local Superdrug store. The compact powder sounded really good. The first and most obvious thing about the product is the gold packaging which makes the product stand out slightly amongst the other Max Factor products. The packaging is a typical compact shape which is round. Although there weren't many shades to choose from in my local store I managed to find a shade suitable for my skin without any problems. Due to the lack of shades available in my local Superdrug store, I just assumed there were only 2-3 different shades in this range. When taking the lid off the powder it looks silky smooth and light. The smell is the second most obvious thing about the product which I am still not too keen on but will put up wit it as I like the product.
Although the product does come with a foam applicator, I haven't used this so I can't comment on how easy the product is to apply using this. When using a brush to apply the product you do get a fair bit of excess but if you are careful and tap the excess over the top of the powder it doesn't waste too much of the product. The powder is really easy to apply using a big powder brush and gave lovely, natural results. I found the powder to be quite long lasting and it actually lasted a lot longer than other powders I have tried in the past. I was actually really impressed with the staying power of the powder. The powder didn't cause any upsets or break-outs to my skin which was good and I didn't find it drying either. In terms of value I think the product is very reasonable as it does give really good results which are better than some other products which are around the same price. I only found one downside to the product which is the scent of the powder. Some people may not mind this and some may quite like the smell but I didn't like it at all. This is a good powder and I would definitely purchase it again, despite the smell.
(review also on ciao)
Item: Max Factor Crème Puff (Pressed Powder)
Colour: 81 Truly Fair
Bought in: Boots (This is another item I wait until they are doing a 3 for 2 to buy)
This is a pressed powder that comes in a flat round compact. The outer casing is black (or now that I look closely at it, it maybe be very dark blue?! My eyes are playing tricks! Haha) with recognisable gold Max Factor style text across the front. The details on the front/top of the lid simply say "Max Factor. Crème Puff". The back of the compact has the number/name of the colour "81 Truly Fair", the ingredients and the weight detailed. The compact is 7cm wide and 1cm tall. The lid fully lifts off the compact and reveals the powder inside (which sits as wide as the full size of the compact). When you first open the lid there is a clear film covering the powder and on top of this you have a round flat applicator sponge/pad. As this is a "pressed" powder it is packed in to a solid block in the compact. I like that the powder is pressed as I sometimes find loose powder a bit messy if you have to use this on the go. I also love that the compact is streamlined and also fits easily in to my makeup bag. I do enjoy fancy packaging on makeup but prefer my everyday makeup kit to be in as little packaging as possible as I do tend to carry it on me in my handbag in case I want to touch it up or if (more likely in Scotland) the weather is bad and I am caught out in wind and rain and my makeup is pretty much washed off!! Haha so the less excess packaging on my basics the better. I have worn Max Factor for a number of years and at first (many, many moons ago) I felt quite "grown up" buying it as it tends to come in dark packaging with gold details. I now still really enjoy buying it and feel it is still age appropriate for me and for ages well above me too, as it is quite a classic design. Even though there is no clips on the lid I have (so far) been able to keep this compact secure in the bottom of my makeup bag so not had any powdery disasters.
Application and coverage:
I have to say that I find the applicator sponge/pad that comes with the compact picks up way too much powder and when I have tried to use this, I do feel it leaves my face caked in powder so I usually just pop this in my big make up box in case I need it for something else. I apply the powder with a medium size brush and lightly dab it over the compact to get an ample amount on the brush then dust over my face. I find that the powder wears down in the middle of the compact before the edges, so I do have to be careful when it gets near the end of the powder as it can crack and fall out of the shape of the compact. But this is just really when I get down to the last 2 or 3 uses so again I tend to keep this amount in the house and start a new one. Then I just use the end of the other one on days when I am doing my make up in the house and can be more careful with it. I use this powder alongside a Max Factor foundation and the colours match each other really well. I am happy with the colourings of this and in the summer I team it up with a little bit of bronzer powder to darken it a little to tone in with my extra tan. The powder settles really well on my skin and I don't have any "powdery" patches. I usually pop this on in the morning then top it up once during the day to combat greasy patches on my nose and forehead. I have mentioned this in previous reviews but the oily part of my skin isn't due to make up, my skin naturally goes this way, but this powder deals well with that.
Would I recommend this?
Yes. If you are using a Max Factor foundation this well compliment it well and is good value for money, as this will usually last me at least a month. Even better value if you can get it on one of the 3 for 2 deals that Boots regularly do these days.
Other points to note:
*This does not have a mirror inside, I am fine with that as lots of other things in my makeup bag do have mirrors and if there was a mirror it would also have to be more bulky too.
*The name of this powder is a strange one. The one I wear is called "Truly Fair" but I am anything but fair. I have dark brown hair and I would say reasonably tanned complexion even in winter. So if you are buying this, check it out in person as you may pick it by name online then not quite get the colour you are expecting.
*If you like using a "puff" rather than a brush you will probably need to supply your own. In my opinion, the one they supply is not great so they would be better just not having it in there and maybe having a bit more powder in instead.
I will give this 4 stars. I do really like it but it could be better with regards to the applicator and if the lid had a clip I would like that more and it is annoying when you get to the last few applications and the powder gets a bit loose. But I do love the colour and coverage and it is good value for money so 4 stars are given for that.
So, as someone that has tried and tested many foundations, powders, primers as well as many other types of makeup I like to think that I have somewhat of an idea when it comes to makeup. As the winter months have finally decided to make a bit of a disappearance I decided that it was time to stock up on some more summery bits of makeup for more of those hot summer days. Along with a new light foundation, one of the little gems in my makeup bag is a compact powder. I find for those hotter days when the skin can become slightly more oily and greasy, a powder is a great way to make sure that you're powder stays in place throughout the day.7
Having used many in the past, one of my favourite cheap powders is a Loreal one however I decided it was time for a change. After convincing my sister to buy this powder for herself as she had never tried one before, I took her word that it worked well and decided to pick one up for myself. Obviously, taking my sisters word for it, considering she had never used a powder before, probably wasn't the best idea. She picked up the Translucent colour which matched up best with the foundation that she had picked up. When speaking to her, she said this came out slightly too light for her so I went for a shade or two darker and picked myself up this in Tempting Touch.
The powder comes in several shades and I have tried the lighter two shades in the range even though I have a medium skin colour. The colours, going from the lightest to the darkest are: Translucent, Tempting Touch, Medium Beige, Noveau Beige, Candle Glow, Gay Whisper and Sun Frolic.
On first appearances this powder looks quite expensive. In a glossy black pot with gold writing it looks very classy. With regards to the container itself I have two problems. My first is that the lid simply pulls off. There is no clip on the lid or the base, or a screw tight system to the hold the lid in place. Now, if like me, you have a large makeup bag or carry makeup about with you this is a bit of a problem. I would find the lid would fall off and this would leave the sponge, lid and base of the pot in seperate places causing powder to go everywhere or contract slight bits of much from my bag or hair etc. My second problem was the fact that there was no mirror in this powder. For me, powder is a finishing touch to keep my make up in place or touch up during the day when on the move. For this reason, I like a mirror in my powder. I actually had to go out and buy myself a compact mirror after using an older empty powder for weeks for this problem exactly.
Moving on, on first taking the lid off the powder I was instantly turned off. The powder smelled like something I remember my nan wearing as a little kid. On applying the powder I also found it quite off putting. Using the puff/sponge, I found that too much powder came off and left alot of excess powder on the skin. When I had used this powder for a few weeks, although I still had quite a bit left, I found that it then begun to become difficult to get any powder onto the applicator and when applying this found that it was taking more of my foundation underneath off then it was applying powder on top. I found that it doesn't last all day at all, and again isn't very good at touching stuff up either. I also found, that even though I purchased the two lightest shades the lighter one was too light and the second one two dark so they were not very good at matching up to different skin shades.
I guess overall, you do get what you pay for and with this powder you do get quite a cheap finish which doesn't last all day and doesn't work very well at all. 1 out of 5 stars for me!
What this product does....
This product is Creme Puff by Max Factor and it is supposed to give great coverage. You can use this product on bare skin, moisturised skin and even on top of your foundation. It is supposed to cover your imperfections and set the look of your beautiful face.
It is a pressed powder in a black plastic circular container. When you take the lid off you see the powder and you also get your own sponge with it, the sponge is okay but I prefer to buy my own and use that. You do not get a mirror with this product either.
Price and availability....
I bought mine for £3.99 in Boyes, but anywhere you get Max Factor makeup you will find it there.
These powders come in a wide range of colours to suit any skin tone but the one I use is nouveau beige
What I thought....
I needed a powder to out on top of my foundation because as it is starting to get sunnier I am starting to get hotter and sometimes my foundation has an awful shine on it that makes my skin look way too greasy. I found this product really easy to apply and it smells beautiful, I have never smelt a face powder that smells as nice as this one.i did find the product covered my face remarkably well and stayed on throughout the day, it also stopped my face from getting greasy and an awful shine. On top of all of this it was a very light wearing powder and it did not cake my face.
Cheap for the quality you get,
Stays on all day,
The only thing wrong with this is the lid just slides off, it comes off way to easily.
Would definitely recommend.
I have been using Maxfactor's crème puff for many years now and have never looked back.
I recently purchased it from my local Sainsbury's for £4.99 and it is easlily available from Amazon, ebay, Boots and superdrug just to name a few. (Prices can slightly vary)
The product comes packaged in a black round plastic case with the product name written on the front in gold writing. The bottom of the product labels the ingredients and the actual shade. Inside is a white flat cosmetic sponge laid flat on top of the pressed powder. (I always use a brush to apply mine as I find it gives a better finish) Once the product is used you can buy a refill and replace it in the box (there is a small hole on the bottom of the product so you can use a pin to push out the empty case) but I have never done this and always buy a new one.
The product comes in 9 different shades covering light to dark, these are: Translucent, nouveau beige, sun frolic, medium beige, tempting touch, candle glow, gay whisper, truly fair and twilight blush. These can be seen on their website (www.maxfactor.co.uk) The one I am currently using is Nouveau beige.
The powder gives a nice matt appearance with a slight glow. It is a light product and gives a good even coverage without looking caked up like some powders can and once applied lasts a long time without needing a re touch. I would definitely recommend this product.
I love foundations and spend quite a bit on them but they are not going to stay all nice and matte without a sweep of powder on the top. Even foundations that claim to be matte and satin will still fade and have shiny spots after a few hours of wearing them. I never really bothered when choosing a powder, I just went for the cheapest one and that was that. But recently I have been getting dry skin due to the change in the weather so I have been looking for a good powder to control this for me. MaxFactor have always been a good drugstore brand in my opinion so I went to their counter first whilst in Superdrug.
I had a look at their range and finally came to the decision of the MaxFactor Crème Puff Powder as I thought it looked the nicest and would do my skin some good. Apparently this powder has been going since the WWI and the women back then had this as a little bit of luxury. If it was good enough for them, then it is good enough for me! The packaging is very classy and looks much more expensive than £5.99! In a flat, round, glossy black pot measuring about 2-3 inches in diameter with the brand and name imprinted on the top in gorgeous shiny gold writing. On the back are the ingredients and the weight which is 21g.
Once you take off the lid, by simply pulling it up, you are greeted by the most gorgeous smell to grace a powder! Its very strong and fragranced just like a perfume, I absolutely love it but some people may find it to be too much although it does disappear after wearing for a while. Inside the pot is also a thin make up sponge of puff that is great to apply the powder whilst you are on the go.
There are 7 shades in this range of powder, however I personally only go for 'Transparent' or 'Translucent' options as I find they do not add any colour to your face and ruin your foundations work, it just adds a clear veil over the top to stop shine and prolong the wear. The shades available are:
Transparent - A white based shade that does not add colour to the skin or your foundation, however for darker skin types this may be too light and I would advise trying some of the shades below.
Tempting Touch - Quite a light medium shade, would suit fair complexions that want to add some colour to their skin tone and glow!
Medium Beige - A medium warm shade that will add a gorgeous glow to your complexion like you've just got back from holiday!
Noveau Beige - Noveau simply means 'modern' so this shade is a modern beige but is slightly darker than Medium Beige. This would suit olive to dark skin tones.
Candle Glow - This shade is rather on the orange side but if blended in well you can achieve a good tan colour - just don't put on too much!
Gay Whisper - One of the darker shades that could even be doubled up as a bronzer to add a lovely faux summer glow!
Sun Frolic - The darkest shade in the range that will make your complexion look as though you have been frolicking in the sun!
I like to apply this with a powder brush rather than the make up puff as I feel it's more hygienic and looks more natural on your skin and doesn't cake. Once on it makes my foundation look more pristine and natural without being too made up or over done, I really love the result of this plus the fragrance is a pleasant added bonus! You can wear this on its own if you choose one of the skin toned shades but I would strongly advise applying moisturiser or a primer before hand so that it does not cling to any dry patches.
Overall it's a great setting powder for m foundation and for £5.99 it lasts for ages as you only put a sweeping of it on each day. I also find I don't have to top up m y foundation as much so it's saving me money and time too!
Available at Superdrugs, Boots, selected supermarkets, any department stores that sell MaxFactor as well as online make up stores, eBay and Amazon.
I've been looking for a new powder/powder foundation for a while now and after a lot of browsing and reading reviews on Boots website I decided to buy Max Factor Creme Puff. It is only available in one shade called 'translucent' and it costs £5.99.
It comes in a round compact made of black plastic. The design has been updated since the photo above and it looks much nicer now, much more classy. The compact is not very practical though as it has a pull-off lid which comes off really easily so I find I have to put an elastic band around it or it comesopen in my makeup bag. Inside there is a piece of plastic to keep the included sponge from being in constant contact with the powder, and I keep this in all the time because having the sponge always touching the powder is less hygienic.
The first thing I noticed when I started to apply the powder for the first time was the ridiculously strong scent. It's a face powder, what is the need for it to be so highly perfumed? This will simply make it unsuitable for a lot of people with sensitive skin and I actually find it very unpleasant to use just because the scent is so strong and reminds me of old ladies. I personally find I can't use it too on the area around my eyes because the perfume stings my eyes and makes them water.
The powder goes on really smoothly with the provided sponge which feels lovely and soft on my skin. It is really easy to apply and doesn't really take any blending, you can just smooth it on where it's needed or all over and it leaves the skin looking much more even and smooth. It feels almost weightless on my skin and unless I build it up too much I don't notice I'm wearing it apart from the smell. It offers a light coverage which won't fully conceal everything but certainly makes imperfections less noticeable to give you a lore perfected look. The only real problem I have with the look is that it makes my pale skin look too pink and is really not a flattering shade for me at all.
The powder gives a soft matt finish, it's not overly matt and doesn't leave my skin looking dull like a lot of powders, but it keeps my oily t-zone shine-free all day. It lasts really well and I don't need to keep reapplying it throughout the day.
Overall I do think this is a good powder which serves it's purpose well, it's just a shame it has such a strong and old-fashioned scent and the shade doesn't suit all skintones.
Let me start out by saying that my rating for this review might be misleading. I actually think this is a perfectly nice product - and I actually own two powders because disappointed with my first choice I've been back to buy another. I have just found the same problem with both and that is where my issue with this product lies.
The powder comes in a black circular container with a lid and a circular sponge applicator. the powder is smooth and silky. It achieves a consistent colour across the whole of your face, giving even coverage. The nicest thing about the powder is the beautiful smell it has, subtle and floral. It was one of the things that really set it apart from other similar products for me. The sponge applicator is really very good, although I would use the powder liberally if you apply this way because you can end up looking like the newest edition to TOWIE. Overall, in terms of the actual quality of the powder and packaging: very good.
So what is my issue I hear you asking. Well, the first powder I bought was in medium beige. Perhaps a little optimistic for my English rose complexion? I didn't think so at the time obviously. I tested it on my hand in the shops and thought the colour seemed a good enough match. Upon opening the packaging at home I was horrified to discover a rather dark tan colour. I tried it and despite finding the powder to be very good I couldn't get away from the fact that I looked like I was in denial of my beautiful pale, freckly skin. So when I recently ran out of a face powder I thought it was the opportune time to repurchase this product in a shade more suited to my complexion. Off I went, tested the translucent shade on my hand and took it home with me. In the shop, again, it seemed like a good match for my skin and yet upon opening it at home the colour is decidedly orange. I am a little bewildered to tell the truth, is this my error? I'm still not sure. Translucent should be a colour that works on fairer skin tones surely?
Either way, I am pretty disappointed with my purchases and am left wondering where my shade is in this collection of powders? I probably won't return to buy another for fear of being burned a third time. I can't really say this product is altogether bad, I obviously liked it enough to buy it again. My advice would just be that you need to be very careful if you have lighter skin when purchasing this product as I have yet to find the right shade for me.
As I mentioned in a previous review, out of the 2 pressed powders I own, I like this one more. I have bought and used quite a few Max Factor products and have always found them to be of a good quality. Some of their products (like their foundations) do tend to be a little expensive, but are usually worth it.
The powder comes in a black, round plastic container like the one pictured above. The powder comes with a sponge applicator, but I prefer to use a brush so I have thrown away the applicator. I did use the applicator a couple of times though, and it gives a decent finish, but not as good as you would get with a brush. It doesn't come with a mirror, so if you want to use this on the go, you will need to keep a compact mirror with you. The lid fits quite securely on the container so if you do want to use it on the go, you don't have to worry about the container opening up in your bag. The packaging is quite basic, but decent enough.
I own this pressed powder in Truly Fair which is the perfect match for my skin tone. As I have already mentioned, I prefer to use a powder brush to apply this. I just sweep the brush across the powder and then apply to my face. It has been pressed quite firmly so the powder has not crumbled even though I have thrown it around here and there (not on purpose!). However, despite this it is easy to get the right amount on your brush. It provides medium coverage, so I often use this after applying a tinted moisturiser during the day, or over foundation at night if I am going out. Once applied it does eliminate shine and mattifies your skin, without looking cakey, feeling heavy and clogging your pores. The lasting power is great too; I usually just reapply once during the day. It is perfumed and has a floral, old-lady type of scent. The scent is pleasant, and once applied I cannot smell it at all so this shouldn't be a problem. The container contains 21g of product so it lasts for ages which is great.
Price and Availability
This pressed powder is available in 9 shades, according to the Max Factor website. You can buy it at most stores that sell make-up, or you can buy it online. Prices will vary, but Boots (where I bought it from) is currently selling this for £5.99.
I definitely recommend this powder as it has everything I expect from a pressed powder: it mattifies my skin and prevents it from getting shiny, it provides medium coverage, it lasts for ages, doesn't look or feel like I have a lot of product on my face and the price is quite decent too.
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I bought Max Factor Creme Puff when it was on an offer in the 3 for 2 in Boots, I wouldn't usually buy this powder puff as I normally use Rimmel brand powder compact.
This creme puff powder is really simple to apply, I like to use a brush to apply mine, and I simply dust the brush over the powder and then I pat and blend it into my skin. This powder could also be applied with a powder puff if you would prefer.
I found that Max Factor Creme Puff is a great powder make-up to use. It blends really nicely into my skin and gives a very subtle natural look. This powder gives really good coverage and leaves my skin looking really fresh and healthy.
The thing I like the most about this powder is that it doesn't wear off too much during the day and you don't have to re-apply it.
Also it gets rid of any shine on my cheeks or forehead and because it doesn't wear off easily, I don't have to worry about having shiny cheeks all day.
There are quite a few shades available in the Max Factor Creme Puff, as I am quite pale I like the Translucent shade, however there is a great variety of 9 different shades, so it shouldn't be hard for anyone to find a shade that suits them.
Price and Availability
Max Factor Creme Puff is available from all Max Factor stands in chemists and also online. It costs £6 in Boots and can sometimes be got on offer, so it is worth having a look out for.
I really like Max Factor Creme Puff, it gives great coverage and doesn't wear off during the day. I think that it is priced quite well, especially when it is on offer. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to use make-up powder and I will be buying it again. Overall I would give this powder make-up 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I am a constant makeup wearer i know its bad for your skin I got this powder on #81 truely fair the lightest shade and after trying many pressed powder from so many brands I can assur you this stuff is best . I found it to give full coverage never caky or chalky cheap price oil control what else do you want from a pressed powder however the powder does have a smell of talc which is one of the main ingredients but that is the same for other pressed powders . I have normal some times slightly oily skin so I can't judge how it works on other skin types the selection of colours is also limited as the lightest shade is still darker than my skin tone so that can prove a problem sometimes just have to blend it well and use little amounts. I would recommend this to anyone who has normal to oily skin but try to get a lighter shade as explained above.
I'm not a big make-up wearer but like to feel and look of flawless smooth skin. I found Max Factor Crème Puff in boots while back and have not looked anywhere else as it does exactly what I want from a foundation
The case isn't very eye catching it's a small, circular, plastic, blue case with gold writing and inside is a small sponge applicator
I found this product easy to apply. For me liquids always appear uneven where as this appears smooth and finished. It is easy to apply with the provided circular sponge. On opening the container you will smell the powder has a really pleasant perfumed smell about it.
For me I only apply this foundation once a day for the duration of my working day which is 9 hours and I'm happy that the flawless foundation effect lasts for the whole of this duration.
Max Factor claim -
Glamorous skin is simple to achieve with the luxurious finish of this high coverage powder make-up compact. It's perfect for all skin types and gives a flawless matt finish with a soft, subtle glow thanks to millions of miracle light reflecting particles. Choose your look by using it alone over moisturizer for a fresher base, on top of your foundation for a red carpet result or even as an all in one make-up for a groomed, glamorous glow.
I buy this product regular and I have to buy a new one every 4-6 months due to it running out or breaking up when coming to the end of the case.
You can get this foundation in most cosmetic shops for between £4.50 - £5.50. For me I was able to find the correct match for my skin and think its great value for money. If you are not a fan of liquid foundation I would recommend giving this a try.
As most of us girls know, it can be difficult to create your desired look with foundation. A lot of products leave my face looking greasy or sticky, admittedly due to my oily combination skin and not the product itself, but it's still really annoying and something I am conscious about. I have tried so many foundations in an attempt to reduce the problem or make it less obvious at least but I never seem to have much luck. I have tried the classic liquid, as well as drier based mousses but having a lot of dry areas on my face, mousses only seemed to emphasise that while liquids bring out my oily complexion. I'm currently using Estee Lauder Double Wear Light for my day foundation which while it is liquid, I find it gives me minimal greasiness. For a more even complexion I wear Playstick by Benefit on a night out which is a liquid to powder finish but it's too heavy for day wear I find.
Having tried a number of powders from literally every brand going, I'd never found one that did exactly what I was hoping for. I've used high street brands as well as many premium brands but I just wasn't impressed. So I decided it was time to stop splashing out on these expensive products that weren't giving me the look I wanted, and go back to good old high street branded products. With that I popped down to my local boots but was unsure which to buy because there is so much choice and unlike liquid foundations it's difficult to test them so I devised to take a chance and buy this product and I haven't regretted it! You'll find it priced between £5 and £6, with it bring £5.99 in boots, plus advantage card points too if you have one. So the price is far from a disaster especially in comparison to the amount I was previously paying.
In terms of aesthetics, this product comes in a black circular shaped container with an applicator inside. The product I purchased had slightly different packaging to the one purchased above and I prefer mine as it is much simpler and looks more expensive. So the morning after purchasing I applied this powder over the top of my liquid foundation which was looking a little greasy. As soon as I put it on I noticed a drastic difference with my complexion appearing much more matte and not greasy or oily at all. I was so pleaded as it was something I had been trying to get rid of for so long and this seemed to be doing the trick! Please note that I applied this with my own foundation brush after having tried the one that was included and feeling as though it caked on the powder more than I wanted. I also found that throughout the day my make up had stayed in place and at lunch time when I normal reapply my make up I didn't need to! Sometimes when I'm in a rush I apply the powder without a base foundation underneath and find it gives me a really sheer and natural coverage that looks great just by itself.
Overall I'm so happy with this purchase and for the price I couldn't have bought anything better. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a matte looking finish to their complexion or simply to get rid of greasy looking skin. You won't be disappointed.
For just under £5 it gives a good finishing effect when applied over foundation. I really like this cream puff as I find it takes any shine off your face and leaves you with a really nice looking finish. Its such a good price too, you'l find benefit, clinique all the more expensive brands do there own much more expensive versions of the creme puff and this is one of the rare cheap versions that in my opinion actually does a better job than its rival expensive version.
If you want a more natural or just haven't got the time to put on a full face of make up you can use all over your face as a type of quick fix instead of foundation but you will find this will only last a few hours before you will need to re-apply.
You can purchase it in a few different shades so whether you prefer a darker look or your more fare skinned there is something to suit most different skin tones. The one down side is I think it smells weird, a bit like old ladies i don't no if anyone else finds this, but I'm sure it cant just be me :) There is also of course no mirror with it, I'm guessing to keep costs down, not a problem if you have a compact mirror though.
Since the age of about fifteen, Max Factors Creme Puff has been a beauty staple in my make-up bag. I would spend all my pocket money on it until i started working myself and i had more money.
There are several different shades in the Creme Puff range, my favourite is definitely Truly Fair.
As i have dark hair, i usually opt for light make-up as this is what suits me best.
Once i found this product, i never turned back! You can wear it on its own or over foundation, it is very versatile.
It is lightly fragranced which is lovely and one puff would usually last me around five weeks.
If you are short for time, it is great to put on your face and you will have an almost flawless complexion in seconds.
I used to wear it too school as a teenager to cover my spotty skin and it is so light that people would hardly notice you were wearing it.
You just end up looking like you have a lovely fresh complexion.
It comes in a round pressed pack of powder in a retro blue case. There is a also a handy sponge inside for even application.
I usually buy two Creme Puffs at once so i will always have a spare when the first one runs out.
I cannot begin to list the times this little beauty wonder has turned a blotchy skin nightmare or a spot outbreak into calm covered skin.
Its an absolute lifesaver and i hope it will continue to be made by maxfactor for years to come. It costs around £4.00 for one Creme Puff which I think is personally worth every penny!
For use over moisturiser, foundation or as an all-in-one makeup / Cr¦me Puff is a high coverage powder make-up that can be used over moisturiser, foundation or as an all-in-one makeup / It contains millions of tiny light reflectors that give off a special glow /