Product Type: Max Factor makeup
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Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation
Member Name: hanmillie
Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation
Date: 23/11/11, updated on 30/04/12 (117 review reads)
Advantages: Works as a concealer and a foundation, variety of shades, compact
Disadvantages: Left quite a heavy finish on my skin
I must admit that I do not tend to wear a lot of foundation and mainly stick to powder with a touch of concealer during the day. However, when I dress up for an night out or for a day 'do' such as a wedding I want a foundation that will blend naturally with my natural skin and leave it looking flawless and radiant. I have over the past used a number of liquid foundations and have generally found them to be quite heavy looking, a look you can get away with in your teens but not in your twenties. So when I saw this Miracle Touch foundation in a round compact with a solid/ liquid formula I was keen to give it a try.
This foundation comes packaged in a stylish looking round pot which has a clear glass lid to show the colour of the foundation and a black base. This foundation comes in a variety of light and tan skin shades the options of which are as follows: Warm Almond, Ivory, Blushing Beige, Natural, and Golden. Being someone with quite fair skin in the winter and tan in the summer I chose the blushing beige colour. A pot of this foundation will set you back in the region of £11 - £13 and can be bought from any cosmetics department; it is currently in Boots for £12.99 but it can be purchased online more cheaply.
The pot can be opened by simply screwing open the glass lid and upon opening you will find that you have a pot of foundation with a circular sponge applicator. The consistency of this foundation is medium and leaves a matt finish to the skin which is completely odourless in my opinion. The foundation is quite oily to apply and application is not easy using the sponge applicator as you tend to find that it goes on as a thick blotch which then requires spreading out over the face.
As many adverts show, Max Factor are, so they say, the masters of professional makeup products and as far as this foundation goes Max Factor promise that this foundation removes the need for the trio combination of concelaer, foundation and powder. They also claim that this foundation leaves a smooth complexion that glows with radiance. To test this out I simply moisturised my face and then applied the foundation over to see how good it really was.
It is worth noting as earlier that the application of this foundation is not the easiest with the sponge applicator and also that this foam applicator gradually clogs with foundation over time to become a brown mess which leaves product all over your fingers. However a good rinse should eliminate this problem. On moisturised skin the foundation takes on quite a heavy coverage on the skin which does cover up all your blemishes and freckles however this finish does tend to leave quite a shiny finish on the skin after only 30 minutes and therefore I have found that a powder is necessary. I have also had problems with the colour of this foundation; the blushing beige being slightly too dark for my skin shade whilst the ivory being too light. It would therefore be handy to be able to mix the two together as you could with a liquid foundation.
Despite my best efforts I could not get a natural looking finish with this foundation without it looking too heavy on my skin and therefore cannot agree that it left my skin radiant looking. It is possibly a better foundation to use for nights out when the harsh sun rays do not wreak havoc on your makeup finish. I would therefore score it 3 stars out of 5. Not the best foundation on the market but by no means the worst, I will continue on my quest to find the perfect product.
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Summary: A good but not great foundation product!