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This is a lightweight foundation that gives great coverage. This aims to be the only thing you need to provide a perfect foundation . The company hopes you'll no longer need the concealer, foundation and powder.
This sounds amazing becuase I peronsally would love to wear less and save time in the morning!
I thought this made my skin look clearer, fresher and helped give my skin a lovely glow.
This is recommends that you find your perfect colour by matching it to the tone of your jawline but I was blessed that a customer service lady in BOOT gave me consultation which I didn't expect but she was either bored or I had picked up the wrong shade!
This applied very well to my skin and was great to create even coverage. With this partcualr foundation I also found I had used less of it which again I was not expecting due to the perfect shade. It also helped following the recommendation to use a foundation brush to brush of the excess and help blend the pores and make them less visable.
The foundation itself just felt more breathable and fresher to the touch.
I have slightly oily skin especieally on my forehead but this was actually very good throughout the day and kep the shine at bay. It didn't crack or look powdery at all so that was a miracle to me.
This retails at £12.99 and lasted me well over four months maybe five and I think this is a great price to pay for everything it acheives.
have oily skin and a medium, yellow-based skin tone, some acne-scarring, redness and visible pores on my nose and slightly on my cheeks. I have been trying for a few years to find a foundation that won't melt off me after an hour of wear, sink into my pores or make me orange.
Max Factor's Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion foundation is the best I've used by far. I prep my skin with an exfoliating scrub and then a primer, and apply the foundation thinly and blendably with a Napoleon Perdis foundation brush, and set it because of the shine and oily look you get after application with a loose mineral powder.
- it lasts all day with touch ups
- it doesn't sink into my pores until much later in the day
- it has never caused a breakout!
- it lasts me forever because I use it very thinly
- it matches my skin tone almost perfectly (I use Golden 75)
- it's pretty pricey for a drug store brand
- there's not a whole lot of product (I use probably one every two to three months, but someone who would want a heavier coverage would probably run out in a month)
- it does go shiny after a couple of hours, but looks perfect again with a touch up
Overall, it is by far the best foundation I have used, but I will still continue looking for the best! I would definetly reccomend this foundation though xoxo
I tried out this foundation over the summer of 2012 and really loved the dewy finish it gave especially in the sunlight - it does look very natural and youthful. However, the color match could be more varied, as most of the shades are too pink or ashy looking. If they brought out more shades suitable for olive/warmer undertones I would definitely repurchase! If you have a cool undertone this will probably be more suitable. Saying this, they do carry the shades Golden and warm ivory, which may be ideal for some warmer skintones!
I was recently on the hunt for a new foundation and I thought about investing in a decent looking one. At £12.99 this is a real investment into your makeup collection so I would recommend trying before you buy.
The packaging looks very impressive and automatically reassures you that you have spent your money well. It has a screw on lid with the foundation actually placed on the inside of the lid which was at first a surprise. In the bottom there is a flip lid which holds a sponge applicator which simply clicks into place to close. I thought it was a really nice thing to add an applicator as most cheaper foundations do not include one. The applicator makes it much easier to apply rather than your fingers and the foundation goes on like a dream. With a few simply glides of the applicator it is covered your face and it gives brilliant coverage.
The consistency is quite thick and creamy which I like as it means it doesn't transfer and it stays in place through the majority of the day. It also meant I didn't always have to wear powder, I could just whack it on and I was good to go. However this meant that it did clog my pores a little bit and I did have some minor break outs as a result. This product isn't oily which is great, it just takes more to remove this foundation compared to others and I think I got a bit lazy.
I am very pale so I went for the ivory shade. However this foundation is so pale people asked me if I was ok. Shame because the one above is too dark for me and I really like the coverage it gave.
Apart from the colour I really liked this foundation and I did repurchase for a while. I have now chosen to move onto a better foundation that suits my skin tone a bit better and gives me more colour. I did however use it for Halloween to achieve a zombie look but that is a different story.
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Generally fickle with my make-up, I've stuck with this foundation since first trying it a few years ago. I wear it almost every day and would panic if it was ever withdrawn.
What is it?
Max Factor's Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation is difficult to describe. First of all, the name is confusing, though it does kind of make sense. The foundation comes in a solid block which becomes more liquid-y when you touch it with the sponge applicator. You then smooth it onto your face with the sponge to give overall coverage. Max Factor claims that it works as a concealer, foundation and powder all in one, eliminating the need to build up a foundation with all three.
Does it work?
I'd go along with the 3-in-1 claim to some extent - I still need extra concealer when I have a spot and still occasionally use powder (and take it with me for touch ups) but 9 out of 10 times the foundation is enough. It covers up most blemishes and any dark circles under my eyes and leaves a good overall matt finish. I have combination skin and it works well all over my face, only running if I get very sweaty. Otherwise it stays put all day.
The shade I use is Warm Almond, which is for fairly pale skin. From what I can see on the Max Factor website most or all of the shades are for pale-medium skin colour. It might be nice to see some more variety.
Like many people I set my alarm in the morning with the best of intentions and end up legging it out of the door in a mad panic - the early hours are not my best time. Conventional liquid foundation (particularly combined with concealer and powder) requires attention and looks messy if you do it in a hurry. Liquid Illusion takes about 30 seconds max to smooth on with the sponge, then just a bit of blending it in and maybe some extra application with the edge of the sponge to blemishes and dark circles. The speed is definitely a major benefit and it's actually quite difficult to make this go streaky or weird-looking (I just tried). The sponge is good quality and though it sometimes gets a bit dirty it can be rinsed out.
It comes in a simple compact circular case with 2 sections, one to hold the foundation and the other to hold the sponge. It's not beautiful but it's definitely good quality - the only time one of mine cracked was when I dropped it a long way down a concrete staircase and even then it was still useable. It's also very easy to stick in a bag as the case is hard so it won't squidge out everywhere. The foundation half is made of clear plastic which helps remind me to buy more.
At first the RRP of £12.99 looks a bit high, but this is good quality stuff and you can usually get it cheaper on sites like Amazon, or in deals on Max Factor products in Boots. Of course the latter option isn't always great - usually I give in to buying a new lipstick, mascara, nail polish etc instead of investing in two foundations when I should. Overall, as it also cuts down on concealer and powder costs I'd say it was decent value for money. One case usually lasts me about 6 weeks despite using it once a day or more.
The Perfect Look; Max Factors newest and most innovative foundation will revolutionise the way you apply your base. With a unique lightweight solid to liquid formula it removes the need for the traditional concealer, foundation and powder combination and instead creates the perfect base in just one easy application. The result is a flawless, fresh and incredibly smooth complexion that glows with radiance.