Product Type: Max Factor makeup
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Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation
Member Name: mojomojo
Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation
Date: 15/01/12, updated on 17/01/12 (148 review reads)
Advantages: Flawless smooth results everytime
Disadvantages: Not enough product
As a busy single mum and full time career i don't have time to spend on a lengthy day to day make-up regime so products which save me time and which are of good quality and reliability are important to me and i consider them as essential items.
I have a pale combination skin type and was sent this product in the shade named warm almond from this range.
Max factor is a highly credited world wide cosmetics manufacturer and supplier with a reputation for delivering a well known loved and trusted, top quality high street brand.
My first impressions of this product was that it looked a little dark for my skin tone but the packaging was lovely classy and stylish, it was in a quite weighty thick clear plastic which gave the appearance of glass, it looked and felt appealing.
This product is available in Bronze, Sand, Creamy ivory, Blushing beige and Golden, you get 11.5gm of actual product which is recommended for all skin types, it is quite pricey and ranges from retailer to retailer but is generally priced between £9.99 - £12.99 and is available in most high street stores, cosmetic chains and online sites at competitive prices.
--HOW TO APPLY--
It is quick and easy to apply, you simply use the neat little sponge applicator to swipe the product in its dish then glide smoothly on to the face where ever is required, i have found that one layer is enough but you can put several layers on if you wish as it is not very thick at all, in fact it is so light you can not even feel you have any on. It has a slightly waxy appearance and a very very slight smell which is hardly noticeable.
It has the latest solid to liquid formula technology which is designed to melt on contact with the skin, the texture is smooth, creamy and light, it feels luxurious and silky soft to touch on the skin and is a pleasure to apply.
--MY THOUGHTS & FEELINGS--
I have to say its a godsend of a product, i loved it so much i decided to go buy some despite the price tag which i thought was a bit steep at £12 for 11.5g worth of product, however i thought the excellent quality was worth paying a little more for and i was impressed with this product, it had succeeded in winning my heart.
I love the feel of the product as its so light and silky smooth, a very luxurious 'treating yourself' kind of feeling which lasts all day long with no need for touch up's.
It is great for full coverage and you don't need to use a great amount of product which is also good considering you don't really get much, the packaging is quite deceiving in that the thick almost magnified transparent plastic looks like it contains more product than it actually does, this covered the slight red and dry areas of my face easily with minimal blending.
I found it covers imperfections perfectly, i have freckles across my cheeks and this covered them effortlessly making my skin look even, flawless and luminous, i wear under eye consealer underneath this product and it blends in effortlessly and easily giving that elusive and amazing airbrushed finish.
This is an excellent all round product which combines as a base, a foundation, a consealer and a powder, which in my book is a fantastic feature of this product, for evening wear i often put a thin layer of powder on top to set the look but i would not say you need to do this at all, you could easily just wear this with nothing else and it still looks perfect without a shine, for me this is just preference and possibly habit!
It definitely has the miracle touch and the extra factor for a beautiful professional airbrushed flawless look which makes you glow and certainly does not look or feel 'caked on' and nor does it sit in lines or wrinkles or flake around the dry areas and is by no means orange and does not dry out the skin.
I have received many compliments whilst wearing this product which gives me the confidence that it is doing what it is meant to do and is truly a miracle.
--HINTS & TIPS--
The soft sponge applicator is great for folding and using at the edges for application as a consealer and for those areas such as under and in the corners of the eyes.
If your face is cold when applying this product it can make it fiddly to apply evenly without patches as it relies on being able to melt on contact with the skin.
I would recommend instead of swiping the product with the sponge just dab it, you have more control over how much product you are applying to each area and can always layer it if is not enough as it is light enough to do this and because you don't get a lot of product it is best to minimise any waste.
* Multi use (base, consealer, foundation, powder)
* Covers imperfections
* Feels wonderfully light & silky smooth (feel make-up free)
* Attractive stylish packaging
* Easy to use & apply ( comes with applicator)
* Suitable for all skin types
* Perfect flawless professional results
* Handbag sized
* Not much product
* No mirror
* Difficult to apply if cold
--WOULD I RECOMMEND?--
I definitely would recommend this as an excellent foundation and powder in one product because it is easy and fast to apply which saves time in a hectic and busy lifestyle, it gives outstanding professional results which people do notice, it does not dry out your skin and is a suitable top quality foundation for everyday use although i do consider this an expensive product i think the price reflects its quality and i am prepared to pay extra than i normally would for quality of this standard, the pro's outweigh the cons by far and i love it.
This product is my new best friend and one which i would not be without, it comes highly recommended and is so far the best combination foundation i have come across and a must addition to my make-up collection which complements and works fantastically with my other products.
I have rated this product a 5 out of 5
Thank you for reading.
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Summary: A miracle product with the xtra factor, what more could you ask for?....