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I have used Max Factor for a fair few years now - to me they're mid range, I've tried cheap and premium ranges in the past too but always seem to go back to Max Factor as they're not too pricey but their products are usually of good quality. This Facefinity compact has been in my make up bag for around 5 or 6 years now and at the moment costs around £10.99 in Boots and Superdrug although can sometimes be picked up on 3 for 2 offers in both stores. They have jumped in price too over that time, as I used to be able to pick it up for around £8.99 a few years back but I suppose that's the same with a lot of things on sale today! For that price, you get 10 grams of make up. It is available in 5 shades, I have previously used the lightest ones a lot, 1 (Porcelain) and 2 (Ivory) as I have very pale and sensitive skin so they are really the only shades that I can form an opinion on. I normally use 2 (Ivory) and buy 1 (Porcelain) only if the other isn't available because I find that the porcelain one lives up to it's name and if I apply too much I sometimes I think it makes me look a bit washed out. I have also tried 3 (Natural) but I had to throw that one away as the shade was too dark for my skin and made me look very tanned!
The compact comes in a gold colour on it's top and black underneath. The gold covering is smooth and makes it look high quality. The compact clips closed whenever not in use. It doesn't come in any boxed packaging, although the odd time I've bought it, it has had a bit of shrink wrap around so that it can't be opened before buying. This does seem to be a bit random though and a lot of the time there isn't any wrapped around. There is a plastic cover over the actual make up inside so if not, I just check it over before I buy to make sure no-one has had a sneaky go instead of using the tester. Inside the compact is the powder itself, a applicator sponge pad and a mirror.
The main reason I use this powder is because it is not very loose in the compact and that's what I really like about it. It means that when you wipe the sponge on it to pick it up, it doesn't end up going everywhere like I've seen using other powders. I've lost count of the times I've used other powders and it's ended up all over me and the floor. It's only towards the very end that it starts to break up more as there's not much left to hold it in place in the compact but even then it doesn't get very messy. I usually find 3 to 4 wipes with the sponge applicator picks up enough to cover over most of my face and give a good covering, although I do only use it over my main liquid foundation. I wouldn't recommend using this on it's own as although it finishes my make up off nicely, it wouldn't give good enough coverage used individually. It smooths across my face well using the sponge, that really does really help to blend it in on my face so that no streak marks can be seen. There is no scent whatsoever to this powder, none that I have noticed anyway. As I have said, I have very sensitive skin but have never had any reaction to this make up. The packaging states that it has SPF15 protection and is oil and fragrance free.
I'm quite lucky in the fact that I don't suffer with many spots at all - I get the odd one every now and again but that's all. So I can't really comment on it's quality of hiding blemishes and spots. All I know is that when I've had the odd one in the past, it has covered that up quite well. I have quite an uneven skin tone really and have a few freckles over my nose and it does even those out very well and my freckles are hardly noticeable when this is applied. I think the key though, like every other powder, is finding the right shade to suit your skin as if the shade isn't quite right, it can really ruin your whole make up look.
I find that one application over my liquid foundation lasts a few hours, although not all day which is what I'd ideally like and actually what Max Factor claim. I do think this claim is over exaggerated although I'm yet to find a foundation that does last all day without showing any signs of fading away! The good thing about this compact is that it easily slots into my bag and can be used through the day wherever I am because of the mirror included. I just would prefer not to have to do this and be able to apply it once in the morning and that be it. As it needs to be applied 2 to 3 times per day, I find that one compact lasts just over a month and then I need to think about replacing it. It is hard to finish the compact completely as the powder gets stuck in the very corners and the sponge won't pick it up from there very well.
I would rate this powder 4 stars overall, perhaps it should really be around 3.5 stars. I really think it's one of the better powders I've tried and as it isn't very loose powder I will continue using it but I do always try new ones to see if any other brands have designed a better one. It is good overall, it's just a bit let down by it's claims of being able to last all day.
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I don't like traditional foundation. It feels heavy and claggy on my skin and I want to scratch it off all the time. I prefer a combination of concealer and powder but sometimes I need better coverage and this is how I discovered Max Factor's Facefinity foundation powder.
Like a magpie, I'm attracted to shiny things so the sleek gold compact had me salivating. It looks like a posh mobile phone with a metallic gold front and sits comfortably in your hand. Inside is a large mirror, handy when out and about, and a compartment for the square sponge applicator. I always take this out and keep it because, although it is useless for applying the powder, it comes in handy for erasing make-up mistakes!
The powder itself is in a generous block and comes in many different shades from the palest to dark skins. I use No.3 Natural, and the next shade up in the summer when my face is slightly tanned. It has a delicate neutral fragrance, a bit like baby powder and feels soft on your skin. I use a large blusher brush and apply it in circular strokes for even coverage. The result is like I've been airbrushed or am being lit from above a la Mariah Carey.
I usually cover any obvious imperfections with concealer first and the powder helps to set everything in place, giving a long-lasting finish. At around £10, this is not a budget buy but I managed to stretch my last one out for almost six months so I think it is worth every penny. I feel confident all day that my skin looks good and at bedtime it is easily removed. Because it is a powder it doesn't block the pores and cause breakouts. A must-have item for my cosmetic purse.
I am quite particular about the foundation products which I purchase. I am not particular however about 'hand me downs' and I was recently the beneficiary of a badly chosen foundation shade by my face. She had chosen one that was too pale for her complexion... So sometimes it does pay to be pale!
What does the product do?
The product promises to give the skin a long lasting flawless finish while also protecting and hydrating the skin. It comes in the convenient form of a compact so it can be applied on the go, yet it promises to give the coverage and finish of a liquid foundation. What's even better for those with oily and spot prone skin like mine is that it is both oil and fragrance free.
The product doesn't come in a vast amount of shades which is probably how my friend made her mistake. I can't see how a foundation product can only come in a small number of shades as everyone's skin is so different. This one only comes in seven shades with Porcelain being the lightest and Toffee being the darkest. The rest of them range in the middle. My friend gave me Ivory which was too pale for her but fine for me.
How do you use the product?
You need to moisturise the face before applying this product. You then use the provided sponge to smooth the product over the skin of the face, taking particular care around the hair and jaw line, and then blending the product in with the fingers. It can be used alone or on the top of a foundation as a finishing powder.
Packaging and Price
The packaging looks extremely classy and expensive, and it is something that I am proud to be seen using in public. It resembles the old Pebble mobile phone (I'm not sure if anyone else remembers it?) and it has a golden shimmering flip top lid. Inside you will find a mirror attached to the lid, and then a square of the foundation. Beneath the foundation is the white sponge which which you can apply the product. The compact is sturdy and will give the product safe inside and prevents it from getting broken. The product will cost you around £10. It can be bought from department stores such as Boots or Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
I think this product has got a little confused about its purpose in life. Although it is advertised as a foundation, I don't think it could be used effectively in this way. The product has a creamy/powdery consistency which only gives a sheer coverage alone. This may be fine for the brave people amongst us but I suspect this will be not be enough for the majority. When used in this way it doesn't cover imperfections, but it does look natural and I think this would be a lovely way to use it during the summer months when my skin is clearer and I want something lighter on my face. It also contains SPF 15 so my skin is protected from sun damage to - bonus! You need to ensure that your face is well moisturised before using the product in this way as it will highlight dry or flaky skin.
I use the product on top of my usual foundation as a finishing powder. And what a finishing powder it is! On top of a foundation, it gives the perfect amount of addition coverage giving me skin a flawless but natural finish. It leaves me looking shine free and thanks to the oil free formula, I stay shine free for quite a while after application. Thanks to the handy compact, reapplication is simple. The product itself stays put for a long time and I will still look quite fresh even at the end of the day. The product doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or caked in make up and although I can feel it on my skin, it isn't uncomfortable. It hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes or irritations on my skin and the product is easily removed using my usual make up remover.
All in all, if you are using this as a foundation then you need to have pretty good skin and only be looking for a sheer finish. If you are using this as a finishing powder, you can't go far wrong. It offers additional coverage, a flawless finish and it keeps shine at bay. It is easy to reapply, feels nice on the skin and it hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes. I would recommended this product as a finishing powder and when mine is gone, I will repurchase another of my own.
I've been using this compact for over 10 years now and it's my absolute favourite. I have never found anything that beats it. It's long lasting, has great coverage and the colour is great. I have very pale skin and struggle finding make up that doesn't make me look orange but I buy shade 01 and its perfect for me.
I have quite oily skin so liquid foundation doesn't stay on. This powder keeps it in place all day and I usually just touch it up in the afternoon. I've even found that if I put a little extra on beforehand it will stay in place even when swimming!
It can be worn on its own for those that just need a little coverage or shine control or, for those of us with less than perfect skin, its fabulous over foundation for a flawless look without looking too made up. I do recommend using a powder brush rather than the sponge provided. The only negative with this product is they don't make refills so you have to buy a new compact each time and I hate having to throw away a whole compact each time I buy one.
An absolute essential in any make up bag.
OK well I am one of these women who wears make up everyday, even if I dont really feel like it I have to as I seem to have inherited dark circles under my eyes, so much so that people tend to think I have got a black eye huh!
So I have generally always used max factor products but I have never really found one to cover up my dark eyes.
I was in Asda and this foundation drew my attention straight away as it is a gorgeous gold colour in a flat rectangle compact shape with max factor also written in gold at the bottom of it, A fairly simple looking product really. This is a 10g product.
This was a bit steep in the price range I found at £10.99 but I was willing to try anything if it worked. This foundation had 4 different shades to choose from which were:
Porcelain (very fair/pale colour)
Ivory (just pale)
Natural (as it states)
Sand (slightly darker)
I generally didnt feel there was to much difference in colour even with there being 4 different shades. I did want to get the ivory one as I feel that suited my skin tone best but they only had Porcelain or sand so I went for the sand colour and hoped for the best.
Max Factor say this foundation is for all day colour and that its max factors longest lasting foundation. I shall find out.
I found the clear wrapping very arkward to get off as it is tightly wrapped but when I finally did I liked the button you press in to open the compact lid. Upon opening it you get a nice sized mirror I think that is really useful if your doing your make up on the move, you can see most of your face in it.
You get a nice thick little sponge which I love as it generally absorbs all the powder without any waste.
When I used this I found it glided onto the foundation perfectly, it was so smooth and silky.
I applied this to my problem areas first ( my dark eyes) and wow the coverage was great straight away, I was impressed. I put this on the rest of my face and It just went on so nice, there was no dryness or clumpy bits. I thought I had finally found the product that worked for me, It gave such a nice finish. I do think next time I will go for the Ivory colour though as I think this was a bit dark for me.
Sadly after about 3 hours I noticed that my dark circles had returned and it looked like I wasnt wearing any foundation. huh I was baffled by this as it went on so well and worked so quick, so I then found I had to touch it up. such a shame.
So for me I can say to max factor that this really wasnt an all day lasting product, saying this I will still rate it 3 stars as I liked everything else about it.
I have had this product for about a month now and I havnt even used half of it so bearing in mind I use it everyday I think it will still last me another 2 months, so quite good value for money.
I would reccomend this to other people to try but warn them that I dont think it will last all day as it claims it does.
I've raved about a few different makeup products on here, but the Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation is definitely one thing that I would struggle without! I first tried it about 5 years ago and have been using it every day ever since. Take the rest of my makeup away, fine - this one I can't live without.
Yes, perhaps there are similar, better products available. But for me, for the price that it is, how long it lasts, and the quality of it - I personally can't find a better product.
----------SO WHY DO I LOVE IT SO MUCH?----------
I don't know about you, but no matter what I do I just can't seem to control my face. I still battle with spots; the myth that acne disappears when you're an adult is totally false. I must state that I don't have bad skin - just slightly uncontrollable. Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's really not. Some days I can scrub my face with every exfoliate in the book and it will STILL be shiny! Enter Max Factor.
I think now is an appropriate time to describe the product somewhat, before I continue on my rant about how important this makeup is (my boyfriend doesn't understand but trust me he wouldn't still be with me if I didn't wear this). Contradictory to its name, the Facefinity Compact Foundation is actually a hard-pressed powder. For full details, please see my 'Packaging' section below.
This is, without a doubt, the best powder that I've ever used. I apply it to my entire face, after I've moisturised, and it leaves me with truly the perfect complexion. It's not heavy so it doesn't look like I've caked my face in makeup, but it gives me that matte finish that every girl I believe wants. After I've applied it I then put my blusher on top of it, but you may vary in your makeup routine. It really gives my skin an even finish, it hides all shininess, and I always get comments on how good and healthy my skin looks when I wear it. I've found that it even provides extra cover to any spots or blemishes I've tried to cover up with concealer, and just blends everything into a great, even colour, that looks natural.
This powder comes in a little gold compact, measuring approximately 12cm/4 ½ inches in length, and less than 1cm/1/2 inch in width.
OPENING THE COMPACT: The bottom half is split in two, half for the powder and half to hold a sponge that comes with it. I am finicky about makeup but I always use the sponge that comes with this; I think that it applies the powder perfectly, and have no need to use another sponge or brush that I've bought separately. The top half once opened is fully dedicated to a good-sized mirror. Even when I'm at home applying this I'll use the mirror in the compact instead of my main dressing mirror. So it's perfect for taking out with you!
----------PRICE AND AVAILABILITY----------
Sadly over the years that I've been using this the price has increased - probably due to VAT rises and everyone just being generally skint. But in general you can buy this from most Boots' and Superdrug's for around the £11 mark. (I actually bought my last compact online for £9 so worth having a browse around). Currently, the compact is available in the following shades:
01 - Porcelain
02 - Ivory
03 - Natural
05 - Sand
06 - Golden
07 - Bronze
08 - Toffee
09 - Caramel
I use 03 - Natural, and think that I have quite a fair to medium complexion, but test it out to find your preference before you buy it.
Overall I would highly recommend this product to any girl that wants that perfect, matte finish.
Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation - 10g. Costs around £12
I have been using this Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation for over 5 years and I really love it and would not be without it. Honestly, I use this every day and I make sure that I never run out. If I only had the money to buy one cosmetic product then I would choose this every time.
It comes in a variety of shades so really it should be no problem finding a shade that suits your skin tone.
The shade I always buy is Ivory, I have dark brown eyes and brown hair but I have quite light skin so the Ivory suits me fine. I have experimented with the Porcelain shade but it is way to pale for me and I looked like the living dead when I applied it, dark hair and eyes and porcelain skin - not a good look!
The compact is gold in colour and really expensive looking, it opens up to reveal powder foundation in one section and an applicator sponge in the other. The sponge is white in colour.
The powder foundation applies smoothly and only a little is needed, the sponge applicator works well to apply this product evenly - it really is very effective.
This product offers:
Long-lasting foundation in a compact
Protects and hydrates with a flawless finish
Oil and fragrance free
Compact packaging for easy carrying
This everyday foundation is quick to use, it protects and hydrates the skin plus, it has a fade resistant and flawless finish.
With Facefinity you get all the convenience of a Compact - with the coverage, moisturising properties and satin finish of a liquid foundation. Oil and fragrance free make-up for all day colour!
It can be hard enough to create the perfect look from a foundation and it can be even harder to keep that initial look fresh and perfect all day long. With the daily trials and tribulations your face undergoes, living up to the promise of a flawless and fresh look, all day, up until now, has been technically challenging.
Now, with breakthrough technology from Max Factor there is a new solution - Flawless Perfection Make-Up. Flawless Perfection introduces a revolutionary new approach to foundation - a unique patented two-step system incorporating separate skin perfecting and colour finish formulas designed to work together to deliver a freshly applied, flawless look which lasts throughout the day.
This works fantastically for me - I am useless at applying liquid foundation and I always end up with a line around my jawline and too much round my eyes - I just can never manage to apply foundation evenly.
This compact works for me - give it a try it might be just what you have been looking for. Personally I can highly recommend it.
I use this powder to set my liquid foundation (Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation) and to get just that bit more coverage.
The powder comes in a very smart little gold and black compact which includes a good sized mirror and a sponge for easy application. The powder itself is fine and silky and goes onto the skin very easily without looking patchy or dry. For a powder, it gives good coverage. My liquid foundation on its own doesn't really conceal the redness around my nose, but when I add the Facefinity Powder the coverage is really quite good and actually looks like skin rather than slightly wet liquid foundation. When it comes to concealing under eye bags, this compact really can't be faulted, providing a flawless, bright, luminous finish.
The wearability is acceptable. After a few hours it does start to look a little blotchy. I've had mine for months and you can barely tell I've used any of the powder, which is quite surprising considering there's not a huge amount of powder in there.
I'd definitely recommend Max factor Facefinity Compact. It's a little on the steep side in terms of price, but it's a very reliable, easy to apply and effective foundation.
Originally written for Amazon.
I don't like wearing liquid foundation all the time because it feels so heavy and makes my face quite greasy and spotty. However I do like an even skin tone. I am quite freckly and I think it makes my skin tone look quite uneven.
A friend recommended this product and I really like it. I found it in Boots and it costs about £10.50. The packaging was minimal, which was good. All it had was a small plastic strip around the compact so that no one can use it before it's been bought.
The compact is quite big but it is slim and light weight which is good. I bought the Ivory one, which is number 2 (meaning there is a lighter shade below it and a few more darker shades above) and it really matches my skin tone. Inside it has a large mirror which is always very useful and there is a thick applicator sponge and a substantial amount of powder. Compared to other face powders I feel that it is a bit too big. The friend who recommended it had a Clarins compact which was much smaller and would fit into a hand bag slightly better than this one.
I put this powder on first thing in the morning, just after I have applied my moisturiser. Because it is not liquid based I find that the moisturiser helps keep it on for longer. The claim on the back of the compact is that it has 'permawear' which means it is meant to last all day. The weather has been horrible recently and I walk to work every morning. So although it looks really good before I leave the house I am sure that it has weathered by the time I get to work.
I don't tend to touch up my make up at work and by the end of the day - normally 9 hours after application, the coverage has lessened quite substantially. I also have a habit of touching my face during the day and also find that blowing my nose takes some of it off as well. However, when I use a face wipe to take it off I can see there is still some left on my face. And my skin tone does still look quite even, even though it has worn off.
One good thing is that it has SPF 15 in it, which will come in useful in the summer. Again, I don't like wearing liquid foundation in the summer because then it does feel really heavy, so if they can get some protection into the powder then that is a big bonus point. Although I have really fair skin and burn easily so I might need something stronger!
I have also found it to be slightly wasteful as well. When I go to get the powder out the sponge makes it go round the edges of the compact and is wasted.
Overall I am quite pleased with this product. I especially like the big mirror inside the compact. Even though it doesn't stay on for as long as it claims to it is quite easy to take around with you to re apply during the day.
I wear makeup every day - even when I am not going anywhere I like to at least put foundation and blusher on. Most don't match my skin type - I have quite light skin and don't really tan so always end up with ivory which still doesn't match completely. So I gave up on matching colour to my face and just went for Ivory in this Maxfactor Facefinity compact and extended it down my neck line. I have to say I look like I have a tiny bit of colour now it's great!
Like I said I use Ivory colour but there are 9 shades that this comes in. It's about a tenner in Boots (collect your Advantage points!) which I don't think is too bad for a compact. Like I said I like this stuff - it is a good texture and quite light on your skin. Having said that because I use this every day one of these only lasts me about 3-4 weeks. I do find myself having to reapply this during the day as well so I don't think it provides the best coverage - and if I happen to have long sleeves on and rest my chin on my sleeve I do get makeup all over it - something I am sure you don't get with a liquid foundation. I am very on top of things when it comes to makeup (eyeshadows, etc) but when it comes to foundations I am a little lazy. I will find something with is OK (i.e. good enough) and leave it at that. That's what I think this is - good enough but not amazing.
This foundation comes in a gold compact - it has a mirror inside and a sponge for applying the pressed powder with. I think it's a fairly good design - its simple, and it looks good and I haven't managed to smash the pressed powder into a million pieces yet which is somewhat of a miracle.
One other thing I like about this is the fact that it has an SPF of 15 - which means when I am on holiday and don't want to grease my face up with suncream I can put this on and be protected from the sun. And of course you're protected from the sun all the time with this even in the UK (when there's some sun that is!).
All in all I like this foundation but its not long lasting I'm afraid Maxfactor - it looks natural and if you get the right shade and make sure you extend it through your neckline it will look like you're not even wearing anything - which is the whole point of a good foundation. But I don't think the powder stays on your face all day - if its an especially windy day and cold I find it wears off in a few hours in patches. In fact I'm looking at myself now sat at home, I've had this on for 5 hours and I can see patches where it's worn off. So I definitely wouldn't give this 5 stars. It looks natural and everything but only lasts a few hours. I would imagine there's better out there.
This is my standard foundation, and I've used it for a good five years, so I'm practically an expert in the stuff!! Coming in at just over £10, it is the most expensive thing in my make up bag (don't judge me, I'm a student!) but also the one thing I use the most, well, every day.
This foundation comes in a compact, which is gold on the top and shiny. It is black on the underside, with details of the ingredients, colour and general product info. The compact opens if you press a concealed button, that is easy to press and not stiff, and yet has never broken. The compact is split in two: on the bottom, a small sponge applicator that is of a good size, and then the pressed foundation at the top. On the underside of the lid is a mirror that is of a good size. Excellent for on the go! And it's a nice size: not too big, not too small and fine for carrying around in my handbag. All in all, very well designed: subtle and stylish and very practical. The only issue is that if the powder cracks, it can be messy and get everywhere!
This is in the 'long lasting' section of Max Factor's make up and comes in 9 shades. It promises all day colour and offers a protection of SPF15 which is brilliant. The foundation is easy to apply, and it doesn't take too much to cover the face. It does last all day, though for perfection I would apply again at lunch time and definitely before going out. It is a nice light, soft foundation.
All in all, the best foundation I've used.
I really like this powder and have been using it on and off for a few years.
I change all the time between mac and maxfactor when it comes to foundation. I like this powder because it leave yor skin feeling flawless and feels so soft. Its a 2 in 1 fouondation but i still wear liquid underneath because my skin is quite dry. It comes in 8 different shades from the lightest (which i use) called porcelain to the darkest called caramel. (see maxfactor.com for all the colours) It comes with a mirror and a decent quality sponge. The case also looks attractive with a gold lid and it clips closed so doesnt open unexpectedly and make a mess in your bag. My only downside for this product is that when you drop it or it get bashed it completey cracks and can get quite messy.
It lasts a long time and gives full even coverage.
Its cost around £10.40 in boots but i have seem them more expensive and cheaper in different stores. I realy good investment.
This can be purchased from boots, superdrug most supermarkets and some chemists.
I first started using this product about 8 years ago and although I have tried alternatives from other producers, I have never found one that works as well.
I have very fair, oily skin and always have struggled to use foundation as it ends up looking too dark, or I break out in lots of sports. Maxfactor's Porcelain facefinity was a breath of fresh air! The colour is great, perfect for my fair skin, and the coverage is fantastic and covers any blemishes (or tell signs of a late night! ;) )
Many other 'All in one' products either dry your skin out, or leave a greasy finish - but not Facefinity! It has a really silky finish which lasts most of the day. I have to admit, I never can put it on once and leave it all day/evening, i like to 'freshen up' my makeup if I am going from work out into the evening so I always do reapply before I go out again. Even when I do this, however, Facefinity doesn't leave a heavy finish and is perfect.
The compact is a slimline size, perfect for dropping in your handbag! And it also has a mirror so you can check your hair, or apply some lipgloss!
The only disadvantage I have found is that when you get to the bottom of the compact that it can be prone to breaking up, especially if you have it in your handbag and it is getting knocked around and loosened up during the day. This is annoying, but on the other hand I haven't found a pressed powder-based product that doesn't do this so maybe that is just something we have to deal with!
Facefinity is available in all high street makeup counters, and is priced around £10.28. It is available in 3/4 shades depending on where you go. I use the Porcelain usually (or the Ivory if I have caught the sun!) and I have very fair skin, prone to burning. It has an SPF rating of 15 to help keep you burn and wrinkle free in the sun too!
I bought Max Factor Facefinity from my beloved superdrug, for £10.28 (www.superdrug.com). I bought it about 2 weeks ago and it was three for two on maxfactor make up, so i treated myself!
I have absolutly nothing bad to say about this product, I never normally do with maxfactor products.
This powder was described as powder and foundation in one, but I always wear both powder and foundation, as I prefer the coverage.
I applied it with the sponge it comes with over my foundation once it had dried. The sponge is chunky, and is good quality, it picks up a good amount of the products withut retaining to much of it. I smoothed it over my face and it glided well, giving my face a lovely, smooth, even finish.
The powder has a soft, almost crumbly texture, although it does not break. This meant it went on great, but didn't smash any of the time I dropped it, or threw my bag down with out thinking!
It did not look 'caked on' or powdery, and felt really soft to touch!(not that I go around feeling my face!). It still let my skin breathe, and blended well over the foundation, so I didn't look patchy, or like I had applied it in the dark and missed spots.
I chose the colour 02 ivory. There are more colours to choose from, all of which look quality and sheer, rather than cheap and tacky (bright orange etc).
This colour was great! I have been wearing it every day and I think im going to get it again, somehting I rarely do, as I like to try and test a number of different products. It made me appear as though I had a slight natural tan, which for me, was fantastic.
I did also try facefinity without and foundation underneath. I just(as normal) moisturised, and after my face was nearly dry I applied on it's own, with nothing else. It looked great. I would not normally do this, because I love having extra cover but for someone who prefers a lighter cover, its fab, and you can use it anywear. The mirror inside is bigger than in most compacts too, so you can see your whole face, not just the bit you're applying make-up to, which I think is invaluble.
For those who are out in the sun alot too, it has an spf 15, so you're protected to a degree.
Overall, I have to say this is one of the best powder's I have ever used. The only bad side I could possibly see is that there is not very much product in comparrison to the amount of pakaging, and I had to really think hard to find that one, as there was still plenty and it asted longer than some other's I have tried!
I hope this is helpful!
This is an item that I never go without. You will always find one in my house, and another in my bag!
I do not wear a lot of makeup and I found that foundations felt a little heavy on my skin. I do have sensitive skin, and especially on my face, and so I also found that some foundations were not doing my skin the justice that it deserved. It would become very dry and needed extra moisturising. I just wanted something quick and easy to apply in the morning that would just give me that little bit of coverage.
I have been using Facefinity for a good few years now and found it to be the best foundation/powder compact that I have come across. My make up mainly consists of Max Factor products, and so I automatically thought that this was going to be good for me!
The compact is priced at around £10 and I usually purchase it from Tesco or Boots. The compact is a gold case and opens really easily. I have experienced some compacts that are not that easy to open!
The compact comes in 4 shades and I choose to buy the Ivory shade. This is the second to last lightest shade. Porcelain is the lightest shade, but I have bought this before and is not that much of a difference to Ivory. I have fair skin and this is why I choose Ivory, but at Boots you can test the shades before buying, which is always a good idea if you have not tried this product before.
When you open the compact you notice that you have a small application sponge placed above your make up and on the lid you have a mirror, which is quite a good size.
This make up is easy to apply and takes less than 30 seconds. Perfect for when you are on the go! It is more a powder than foundation and as you apply this you will notice this really easily. I suffer with red blotches on my face, and especially on my cheeks, and this product helps to tone down the redness and gives me a more even skin tone. It does not last all day and and you can re-apply if you want to, but for me it just gives me that confidence boost in the morning.
One compact will last me roughly about 6 weeks, sometimes longer. I do use sparingly as you don't need to apply a lot.
I think that Facefinity is great value for money and works for me every day!
Max Factor Facefinity Compact is Max Factor's longest lasting foundation for great coverage all day. Protect and moisturise your skin with the convenience of a compact and the smooth coverage of satin finish.