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I've used quite a few Max Factor beauty products over the last 12 months or so and for the most part I have been impressed by their quality and reliability.
Being a naturally quite self-conscious person who takes a bit more happiness and confidence in knowing I look my best, I have issues with leaving the house without foundation. However, being naturally also very pale, it can be hard for even the most subtle of foundations to leave me looking "natural", instead often making my facial skin look just slightly darker than my neck to make me self-conscious. I also dislike having a heavy, made-up feeling all day so I am very glad to have taken the chance on Max Factor's Xperience Weightless Foundation.
This foundation comes in a soft plastic, squeezable tube that is about four inches high and quite narrow. The base is wide enough, however, to stand the bottle up quite securely, and the plastic is not so flimsy that I have ever had one break when in my make up bag which comes everywhere with me for "emergencies". A note on that - despite always carrying an almost-empty tube of this around with me at all times to top-ups, it is a credit to a light-weight foundation that I can't remember ever actually having had to deploy it!
Anyway, back to the product. It is available in a fairly wide range of shades and claims to be able to offer full coverage but without a heavy feel, be weightless to the touch and flawless to the finish. Big claims!
This costs £9.99 currently (random high street source of the day in this case being Superdrug's website). The bottle is black with the Max Factor X in green as is on many of their products. A small rectangle of the plastic is clear, allowing you to see the exact shade, and this is dispensed through a small hole by squeezing the tube.
The product also has a minimal SPF benefit (factor 10).
Well, from the outset I have loved this foundation and have been using it for some time now.
First of all, whilst not cakey or heavy at all, this lovely product evens and balances out my skin tone very well. In fact, the shade I use (Light Ivory) is so close to my natural skin tone that I can happily say it offers me more self confidence in the tonal match than any other foundation I have used. Ever.
When you dispense this product you get a slightly runny (not so that it will run off your fingers should you dispense too much) creamy product which smoothes easily across the skin. Straight away it diffuses any blemishes, although I will add that when I am looking extra tired I do use a concealer under my eyes - however usually I am happy to use this product without these, when I look very fatigued my eyes show it quite badly as I am so pale.
So, other points to note about this foundation: despite having a hefty commute, as I have said, I've never had to top this product up, and as I have got used to wearing such a natural looking foundation it has also given me more self-confidence to go around the house (can't quite make it to going into the big wide world!) without foundation - it really is that natural-looking.
In terms of shine, I find that without a powder this is slightly shiny, but I think most people would see it as dewey and fresh rather than oily, as I am just paranoid about shine because I am prone to it anyway and often go from extremes of temperature and air conditioning throughout any working day.
I have found that both powder and cream blushers work well with this product, as do surface powders. I always apply this after moisturising but I have never once known it to highlight dry skin or look chalky.
There is no lasting or notably chemical scent to this product and it removes easily, and I also find that what looks like a small bottle lasts quite well as you do not need much of this product to achieve a good finish.
I love this foundation and think that I will use it for a long time to come. I might have to resort to concealer when I'm looking really knackered but that would be the same for any foundation in my case. I am truly impressed at how such a light, gentle product can be lasting and effective in terms of coverage but still leave me feeling like I'm not hiding behind a wall of make up, and the SPF is a bonus.
For £9.99 this definitely outdoes any other similarly-priced high street foundation that I have tried and I love that it has started to give me more self confidence in my own appearance. Light enough for summer but kind enough to my skin to get through that tricky autumnal transitional phase in the seasons, this product has not let me down once in about six months of almost daily use and I don't foresee that it ever will.
Highly recommended and another major positive from my growing love affair with Max Factor products.
I bought this foundation after seeing the advert on tv. The lady in the advert has quite a lot of freckles which get covered in the advert perfectly. I don't feel it covers my face that well. This is why I only give 4 stars.
But compared to the foundations I used in the past this one is really light on my face, and not visible that I have make up on, but gives me a better toned face colour, which I love. It's really easy to apply, blends with my skintone really well and has a natural colour, which is really important for me when choosing a foundation.
I also like the tube as it's easy to press out only the small amount I need, which I didn't like with my previous foundations. (I wasted quite a lot because I could not stop it coming out)
I think the price I bought it for (£9.99) is good for this product, I would not be happy to pay more for a foundation.
On finding that i had a low supply of my previous foundation left, i searched frantically in my local supermarket to find my next good foundation, and low and behold, max factor's new xperience foundation stuck out like a sore thumb - mostly because of all the promotional offers - but still, i had heard the claims that this 'weightless' foundation left a 'professional finish' and headed straight to checkout with this in my grasp.
I fell in love with the design as soon as i saw the tube, a black triangular shaped tube, with a flat base and a classic max factor cross in gorgeous green on one side, it blended in with my make up case perfectly and even looks really good just standing on the dresser. Max factor have certainly taken a more simplistic and sophisticated approach to the design of their new foundations. It is the perfect size and shape to wriggle into my jam packed make up bag, but also to take out in your handbag for any last minute emergencies. It is also really easy to hold and unscrew, because the tube is slim and the cube lid is a simple unscrew top, you can do it very quickly, very easily.
The foundation is really easy to apply and feels very silky against your skin. It is a pleasure to blend, not only with itself if you want to add more layers, but also with your skin if there are just certain parts you want to cover, which reminds me, it has excellent coverage for minor blemishes, and just smoothes right over them. You wouldn't think a foundation that feels this lightweight would have such good coverage, but it leaves a completely natural look. It comes in shades ranging from light ivory to deep soapstone, and has SPF 10 as a bonus. It doesn't make your skin look oily or greasy and lasts me all school day, about 7-8 hours in total; I prefer to use a finishing powder over the top, but none is needed because it doesn't come off during the day and no touch ups are required!
At £9.99 for 30ml, this isn't the most expensive foundation you could buy and for how long it lasts and the quality, I would pay this again because it is a rather reasonable price. The bottle has lasted me around 5 months being used daily, so very good value for money if you ask me!
I bought this for the first time 3 months ago. The first thing I want to say is that it is amazing value for money. I wore it as part of my daily makeup and it lasted me 3 whole months. So definitely worth the money. Secondly, it blended in amazingly well with my skin. It's lightweight coverage, so it really doesn't feel like you have any makeup on your face, and it hides low key blemishes really well. I was very impressed with this product. I find with a lot of foundations your face gets all sticky or oily, but this didn't do either. It left my skin feeling moisturised but not oily. It lasts me the full working day - i.e. 8am to 6pm. So all in all, very impressed with this product. Definitely worth the price and excellent quality. If you're looking for a lightweight daily foundation then this is what you need to buy!
I dabble around so much with my make up that the contents of my make up bag vary almost monthly. One month I may be sticking to cheap and cheerful Natural Collection tinted moisturiser (which leaves me with a slightly shiny finish and doesn't do the best job of covering up imperfections, but hey - at £1.99 you can't complain) and the next I may venture into various other branded foundations, however I felt as though I was constantly on a search to find the elusive "perfect" foundation. Until now, it seems...
I feel as though my skin is an absolute nightmare. I guess I'm lucky in the sense that I have never had loads of blemishes - although still a few too many for my liking - however my skin tends to be combination, mainly oily but with a few irritating dry patches, particularly around my nose around the time of the pesky winter cold that I already seem to have caught (perhaps permenantly, as it has stuck around for a while). I hate foundations that make my skin look greasy, cakey or orange, and so finding one suitable for me can be a challenge, and I consequently ended up spending too much money on half-finished products that I just didn't suit.
~*About The Brand & The Promise*~
Max Factor is a well known cosmetics brand with the strapline "The make up of make up artists" and whilst I believe that their products can be a little high in price and a little hit and miss, I trust this brand a lot more than some of the other stands that it can find itself nestled between in Boots, due to its good reputation and advertising campaigns. Max Factor has been around for decades, and prides itself in being the brand that defined "looks" for generations, and made up glamourous Hollywood movie stars. Apparantly, Max Factor was the first brand to use full face foundation. With this in mind, you'd expect the product to be good!
This foundation promises to give even coverage without being too noticeable, and it is apparantly "causing a stir backstage" On the Boots website, the product information states:
"Luxurious flawless skin - does that mean a thick, full coverage foundation? Not with our new Xperience Foundation. Its weightless formula challenges the look and feel of traditional full coverage bases. It's breakthrough, luxurious formula, which contains natural jojoba, gives luxurious coverage with a surprisingly air - light feel."
Normally, products only vaguely match up to their product description, as it usually features a lot of exaggeration, leaving you to feel as though there must be something wrong with your skin rather than the product! However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this foundation really did live up to its high expectations, as I will explain further shortly.
The packaging is very basic - it follows the design of the rest of the Xperience range; a black tube with a green 'X' across the front of the tube. The square lid and slim, sleek design makes it perfect for small make up bags like mine, rather than the large bottles that other foundations are packaged in which can be quite a hassle to lug around. The packaging makes the foundation easy to identify if you were to go
looking for it in a shop after seeing it on the website.
The usual basic information is featured on the back of the tube, telling you what properties the foundation has, and some contact details - nothing too special really.
~*Buying The Foundation*~
I first bought this foundation last Christmas, when I believe the Xperience range was fairly new, for my mum. I was aware that she really liked it and now uses it for her regular foundation, however to be honest that didn't really encourage me to buy it, as we have quite different skin types and never normally buy the same base make up.
A few months ago in summer (oh how long ago it seems!) I bought this foundation for myself along with a blusher from Max Factor. I was in Boots with my friends and noticed an offer on Max Factor cosmetics, where if you spent £15 or more you received a sweet little tin with small "summer essentials", including a mascara, eyeliner, nail varnish and something else (I think), though I can't remember what. Having just been given a Boots voucher for £15, I thought this would be the best way to make the most of my voucher. I thought that the blusher looked really good, and so chose that in Classic Rose, for £6.99. I then picked up a foundation called "Smooth Effect" which I thought looked nice, for £7.99. Typically, I then realised that this only came to £14.98, and that those darn two pennies were preventing me from getting my free gift!
The shop assistant was really lovely, and recommended this foundation to me. Although the counter was fairly busy, she sat me down on the make up chair and applied a sample of the foundation to my skin, finding which was the most suitable tone for me and checking that I liked it. She was really friendly and didn't try sneakily push any more products my way by testing them on me, and I must say that really cheered me up and made me more inclined to buy the product.
She informed me that the colour I most suited was "Beige Linen" as I had a medium tone (this also pleased me, as I hadn't been abroad anywhere and was worried I looked too pale!). There are six shades to choose from and testers are normally available, however if you would like some assistance just ask, and hopefully you will get the same quality of help that I did!
The foundation cost £9.99, which I think is an acceptable price to pay based on the quality, however Max Factor normally have a lot of offers on their products, meaning you can get more for your money! (Currently at Boots they are selling a load of make up products, including this, on 3 for 2).
~*Using The Product*~
I was pleased to note that this foundation not only included SPF, but was also oil free, meaning that it shouldn't cause my skin to break out. This also means that I think it would be suitable for sensitive skin.
I own a Ruby & Millie foundation brush, however it seemed to have gone walkabout at the time I bought this foundation, therefore I had no choice other than to apply with my fingers. I tend to find this an easier and quicker method anyway, however I like to use a brush when I want to feel "professional"! I simply squeezed a little foundation around my face, and then applied the foundation by rubbing it in, taking particular care around my hairline, eyebrows and jawline. I was very pleased to note that the foundation did not look at all orange, and was impressed that it didn't leave any awful visible marks around my jawline or on my neck. However, what blew me away the most was the coverage. It was almost as if the foundation had become part of my skin - it blended absolutely brilliantly and gave a wonderful finish. I felt confident that my imperfections were hidden, but also confident that no one would look at me as though I was a drag queen/Katie Price lookalike with foundation three inches thick.
The shade of foundation was near perfect for my skin tone, if anything I would say it was slightly darker, but it complemented my hair and eyes perfectly. It also sat on top of my moisturiser really well, didn't feel at all greasy and almost gave an airbrushed finish (and believe me, its not often I say that about myself!). I then simply carried on with my make up regime; a dusting of powder to keep the base matte and keep any shine away, a sweep of blusher and a quick fix of eye make up. I had never been so pleased with a foundation!
The only thing I would say is that after you've finished applying make up, give your hands a quick rinse as the foundation does get into the grooves on your fingers and can leave some nasty fingerprints if you are not careful!
As I had recently gone through a phase of not wearing any foundation, that day a friend of mine commented that my skin looked "perfect" and that I didn't need foundation. I let it stay my little secret that I was in fact wearing some, however I was really impressed that the foundation was so lightweight that people thought it was non-existent! It lasted all day without any need of a top up, however if you had a particularly prominent blemish I think that you would probably need a top up of concealer or a dab of the foundation throughout the day.
Removing the foundation was extremely easy; just a quick swipe of a make up wipe and it's gone.
If I remember rightly the foundation last me well over a month, bearing in mind I was using it every day, and I had no hesitation in buying it again.
I would definitely recommend this foundation to everybody, especially those with oily skin tones, for a natural and lightweight look and feel.
5 stars, no doubt.
I always used to get a new foundation after i ran out of the one i was using, i would allways go for a different one! that is untill i found this one! i have paper white skin and find it realy hard to find a foundation that fits my skin tone with out making me look orange and fake but this one, in "light Ivory" is the perfect shade for my skin and blends perfectly! I was so pleased to find that the colour matched my skin, but not only that but it gives a really good coverage and doesnt weight down your face like some do, the foundation last all day on my skin and doesnt run out of the tube quickly! i have gone back to this foundation about 3 times now because i am too scared that i will not be ias impressed, I buy it in boots as it is cheaper that other placed i have found such as super drug!
I decided to buy the Xperience make up from maxfactor last week. I had previously been using everlasting foundation from clarins, but I wanted to try a cheaper makeup of a darker shade. There had been alot of advertisements about this xperience foundation, and after reading the good reviews, I decided to give it a try. I have been using this makeup for a week now. I decided to go for the 'beige linen' shade, and I can honestly say I am very impressed with the results. Maxfactor promised this foundation was weightless, and I do agree. The foundation is extremely easy to blend in, and I use a makeup brush to achieve a flawless finish. Also the price of £9.99 was very reasonable compared to expensive foundations I have used previously. Over the last few years I have suffered from acne, but I have managed clear my skin this year. My skin still has many flaws, therefore I need a foundation with excellent coverage. To be honest, I don't think the xperience foundation is the best if you want brilliant coverage, as alot of my marks still could be seen over the makeup. That aside, I really like the tube the foundation comes in, and the makeup is very easy to squeeze out and apply. I would definately recommend this product to a friend!
Max Factor is a range that I am quickly falling in love with after trying several of their products and getting really great results. I had seen a lot of advertising for this Xperience foundation and was sold on it after I found out that it also contains SPF. You can buy Max Factor make-up from most high street beauty stores such as Boots, and also through online retailers. It costs £9.99 for a 30ml tube, which is around the same price as most of the other foundations in their range.
The Weightless Foundation is part of Max Factor's Xperience collection which also includes a volumising mascara. Xperience Wightless Foundation comes in a choice of 6 different shades. I have the shade Light Ivory 40, which is the palest colour available in this product.
Product description: "Luxurious flawless coverage with a weightless feel. Suitable for sensitive skin. Won't clog pores. Oil free."
This foundation comes in a plastic tube and you have to squeeze the sides to dispense the foundation. I like this type of packaging as it is simple to use and when you're near the end you can cut it open to get the leftover excess out, unlike with glass bottles where you end up wasting the last bits of the product. It does not come with any type of applicator so if you like to use something to apply your foundation you will need to use a separate brush or sponge. I tend to use my fingers to spread the foundation onto my skin, and then use a wedge shaped sponge to blend it in around my hair line, nose and chin.
Directions for use: "First apply Xperience Weightless Foundation with your fingers. Work your way outwards from your T-zone blending softly towards the edges. Finish by sweeping a foundation brush over your face to achieve that airbrushed look.
For a more dewy finish, smooth the foundation in, use light 'dappling' movements using your fingertips. This creates a beautiful soft focus effect and really helps the foundation to blend into the skin to give a perfectly smooth finish."
I have very pale skin with loads of freckles. I have trouble trying to find make-up products that look natural against my skin tone. I have a real dislike for tanning and always make sure to keep my skin protected so that I don't suffer sun damage. This foundation contains SPF10 which is a great feature and provides some extra protections for my skin over my sunscreen in summer, or is enough to be worn on its own during the cooler, darker seasons.
It is very easy to apply this foundation as it has a smooth and fluid consistency. It spreads well over my skin using my fingertips, and then I buff away at certain sections with a blending sponge to ensure that I get a neat and polished finished look. The Light Ivory shade is perfect for pale complexions and I find that it matches my skin tone very well, without covering over and disguising my freckles. The Xperience Weightless Foundation really lives up to its name as it is incredibly light on the skin. Even without using a moisturiser first my skin is left with a velvety soft feel to it, and I do not get that horrible caked on, clogged up feeling that comes with heavier coverage foundations.
This foundation is really well suited to giving a natural look. After I've applied it I like the fact that it evens out my skin tone and hides any imperfections, but it isn't overly obvious that I'm wearing foundation. The level of coverage is good if you don't like to overdo your make-up, but I have found that it does not work well enough to cover blemishes and I also need to use a separate concealer product to hide any spots, or dark circles under my eyes.
This product lasts quite well through the day, apart from on my one problem area - my nose. I am quite prone to oily patches building up as I have a combination skin type, and by the middle of the day I always get shiny patches breaking out. This can be dealt with by using a blotting paper, and the re-applying but it's not as practical as some of the longer lasting and more durable foundations. I'm about ¾ of the way through my 30mls tube and that has covered me for around three months already, so you do can get a lot of use out of it, and the £9.99 price tag is very reasonable.
This is a nice foundation from Max Factor that allows my skin to look its best without completely covering it up. I am very happy with the pale tone of the Light Ivory shade, and it suits my skin nicely. I also love how soft this makes my face feel. I think this deserves 4 stars out of 5, and if only I didn't need to use a separate concealer, and touch up during the day then it would have got a full 5. A good product that I would recommend to others.
A couple of weeks ago I was horrified to discover that I had ran out of my usual Maybelline foundation and even more horrified when I got to Boots only to find that they didn't have the shade of Maybelline foundation that matches my skin tone. After debating whether or not to get a shade lighter or darker than my usual colour and hope for the best, I decided that maybe this would be a good opportunity to try something new and so spent the next half an hour trawling the shelves of Boots looking for a suitable replacement.
One thing I always look for in a foundation when reading the smal print on the back of the bottle/tub/tube is whether or not the foundation is oil free. If those two little words don't appear on the bottle then that particular foundation doesn't even get a second thought, no matter how amazing it claims to be. My skin is quite sensitive and prone to spot breakouts which is just made worse when using oil based make up.
Boots happened to have an offer on their Max Factor make up on the particular day I went in, where if you spent more than £15 you got a free gift, I won't lie and say that this didn't play a small part in sparking my interest in the Max Factor range.
I ended up buying two different foundations from the Max Factor range as I couldn't decide which colour would be best for my skin tone. I had never used any Max Factor products before and so had no idea what shade I would need, especially as I had a bit of a tan at the time.
***Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation***
This foundation comes in a black tube with the famous Max Factor X in a dull, lime green colour. The brand name is printed in gold at the top of the tube with the range name (Xperience) underneith. Towards the bottom of the tube, just before the lid are the words 'weightless foundation' followed by the shade which in my case is Brown Hessian 75 and below this is the SPF which is 10, followed by a small rectangular patch that displays the colour of the foundation.
The information on the back of the tube is brief and limited, although it does appear in four different languages. The tube simply states "Luxurious flawless coverage with a weightless feel. Suitable for sensitive skin. Won't clog pores. Oil free." Other than a contact address for the company and the amount of foundation contained in the tube along with recycling symbols there is no other information on the tube at all.
After a quick visit to the Max Factor website I found that this foundation contains Jojoba extract which some light research revealed is a natural botanical extract that is not chemically or genetically altered in any way. Apparently it suppresses glare and greasy appearances and because skin's natural sebum mixes perfectly with this extract, the results of this foundation appear natural and leave skin feeling soft and smooth while simultaneously reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
***Using the foundation***
I tried out my new foundation the following morning, using my usual technique of squirting a small amount on the back of my hand and the dotting it around my face before using a foundation brush to spread it out and blend. The first thing I noticed about the foundation as I dotted it around my face was that it appeared to have an extremely thick consistency, something that I wasn't impressed by as I like my foundations to be very light in consistency so that it feels as if I'm not wearing make up at all. Once I had finished applying the foundation I felt that the result was a very 'caked' on look and it was obvious I was wearing it in the way it both looked and felt. So I washed it off and started again, using a smaller amount of foundation and I still had a very similar effect. I was extremely disappointed as Max Factor had always had a good reputation amongst my friends who used it so I couldn't understand why I was having such poor results.
I mentioned my disappointment to a friend of mine who used to be a makeup artist and she told me that she uses the same foundation but that she hadn't experienced these problems. When I asked her what she uses to apply the foundation, I admit I wasn't expecting the answer "my fingers". I have always used either a makeup sponge or foundation brush to apply my foundation and would never have thought outside the box enough to consider using my fingers. My friend explained to me that she still dots in around her face but then instead of using a brush or sponge she just rubs it in as if she were applying moisturiser.
Needless to say, I gave it a go. I couldn't believe the difference, by using my fingers to apply and blend the foundation I was left with an almost flawless, natural looking complexion and it no longer felt like I was wearing foundation at all, like it had when I used a brush to apply it.
***My overall verdict***
I have to admit, I really love this foundation now that I have my new application technique. It really does leave me with a lovely natural complexion, my skin feels really soft and I can't even tell I'm wearing it! It hides spots and blemishes quite well and doesn't appear to encourage spot break outs, so the tube was obviously telling the truth when it said it didn't clog pores. I can't really comment on whether or not this foundation reduces the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles as I am currently lucky enough not to have any. Only a pea sized amount is needed to cover my face and the effects of this foundation seem to last me a good 9-10 hours before I need to think about reapplying, so a little bit really does go a long way. As I mentioned previously, I have quite sensitive skin and have had no adverse effects from this foundation. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend, although I would of course tell them about the difference in results when using your fingers to apply.
***Price and Availability***
I bought this foundation from Boots for £9.99 for a 30ml tube, it is also available at Superdrug for the same price. I think this is really great value for money as it is a really great foundation that is in the cheaper end of the cosmetic market.
I first bought this foundation when the Max Factor Xperience range was first released. The entire range was on offer in Boots as a promotion for the new range, and I had just run out of foundation so I bought this one. The shade I bought was Raw Silk, and as my skin's quite pale this seemed quite good as it wasn't too dark and didn't make it obvious I was wearing make-up.
I'm not usually greatly influenced by packaging, to me the price and content are far more important so for example it doesn't bother me to walk round Tesco with Tesco value products in my trolley if they taste the same as the branded alternatives but are much cheaper. I must admit that the Max Factor Xperience range does come in very nice packaging, and it looks classy in your make-up collection. The background is black with green stripes going across it to make the "X". The foundation is in a squeezy tube which is slimline so very handy to carry around. It has a lid which twists on the top to prevent any leakage, and a see-through rectangle on the front so you can actually see the product. This helps when choosing the right colour for your skin.
I can't remember exactly how much I paid for this product as it was on offer at the time, but it's usually around £9 - £12 per tube. The tube is quite small so it seems expensive, but I've been using it for about 6 months and it's not run out yet so in terms of value it isn't too bad. You don't need to apply a lot because it's quite lightweight and spreads well without caking it on. This means it should last you a while.
This foundation hasn't impressed me enough to make me buy it again at full price, but if it was on offer I'd probably use it again. I only wear light make-up and this was a good product in that respect because it doesn't make you feel like you're wearing make-up and goes for the natural look rather than glamour model.
i saw this product in the shops jsut at the time that i was looking for a new foundation so i brought it. in all it was ok, not great but not bad. If you have lovely skin with no imperfections and you like a foundation which is quick to apply and light to wear then this is great for you. it really doesnt feel like your wearing anything and kind of looks that way too for those lucky people this is your product, for those who use a foundation to cover sports and even skin tone and all the rest then dont waste your money. the coverage is not buildable, it is very thin so didnt hide anything at all, if they made a slightly "thicker" version then that would be great. the colour was nice and didnt go orangey which is another good point. maybe suited for older people who just want a hint of a tint of make up
I personally would not wear Max Factor foundation. I find it very heavy and thick on the skin and doesnt apply smoothly.
I usually use Clinique foundation which is very light and does lighter shades for paler people rather than the dark/sometimes orange look most make up brands have.
I have recently been using Mac Foundation which I think is also very good. I only wear the Mac foundation to go out as it is more of an extreme cover foundation and not every day wear.
I think that foundation is the most important piece of make up you can put on to have an effective finish. Without using foundation i find that the skin looks patchy and sometimes too dark.
I like the Max Factor mascara as it gives good length, colour and volume to my eyelashes.
The Max Factor foundation is not a foundation I would choose to buy.
The Phrase make up of make up artists makes me want too test their foundations as im usually a fan and when this one came it seemed a too good too be true, lightweight and fool proof are what came to mind when this product was advertised, personally i feel i bought into the idea more because its claimed to be brilliant by makeup artists, oh well.
The formula is easy to apply and comes in 6 different shades. I need quite a light foundation as im pale and this did provide a good colour without me appearing orange. The formula is a thin liquid foundation and is best applied with a brush, i found that without a brush it left streak marks and didnt look as flawless. I wouldnt say it was bad, its just not long wearing and smudges off quite easily, I thought that at first that might be because when i wear glasses they just rub it off but compared to other foundations i realised that it just doesnt sit well on the skin. On the other hand the foundation leaves skin looking relatively good with a matte finish and at first i was rather impressed, unless you dont want too be applying extra throughout the day.
I think it depends though, for short term effects its quite good, nice colour shades, glides on but not great over time. It also has a bit of a funny smell. Id only recommend this for people who dont use alot of foundation, or people who dont mind topping up a lot.
I think that compared to alot of foundations you arent getting as much for your money as the container is quite thin though the design is nice and simple with a black tube with the green so it looks more original than alot of the other foundation containers. It is also easy too extract from the tube, with the tube being squeezable and not having too tip it so this means you can just extract as much as you need which equals less waste.
The foundation provides fairly good coverage but i think if you need full long lasting coverage its not ideal, it does make your skin look dewy and fresh though which is nice but only for a limited time, and for the price which is £9.99 i feel that it is over priced for a product that doesnt provide the 'xperience' it promises.
Oh foundations, the bane of my life! It really is one of the hardest things in the world to find, a foundation that's just right for you. From the right shade to the right texture and coverage, there are so many things to take into account and no foundation seems to tick all the boxes.
This foundation is from Max Factor's xperience range which is supposed to give a "naturally flawless look".
Packaging: The tube is a little small I will admit, which is good if (like me) you are running out of space to store make up, but bad if you want value for money. ;) The tube itself is black with a green cross on the front of it, nothing particularly amazing, but then it's what's inside the tube that counts after all.
Price: RRP is £9.99, which is pretty average.
Colours: I'm a very pale person, so this is one of the biggest issues for me, getting a shade that is pale enough for me, even the palest shades on me generally look orange, not a good look. :( I decided to try the shade "Light Ivory", it seemed like a good match when swatched, so I decided to take a gamble and give it a shot.
Product: The foundation has a creamy feel to it and applies nice and smooth, I imagine it could be too oily for those with combination/oily skin, but for those with normal/dry skin I think this will work well, my own skin is quite dry. As advertised it really does feel light on the skin, and I would say it gives a medium coverage, it wont cover any serious flaws or anything, but it blends very well and gives a nice, soft appearance to the skin. I would actually say it feels more like a tinted moisturiser in some ways, although not quite as oily.
Over the course of the day I didn't notice any serious issues with flaking or anything like that, in fact on my skin it held up pretty well.
Summary: All in all I like this foundation, I like the colour and I like how it feels on my skin, whilst I don't think it gives amazing coverage, it's fine if your skin is quite good anyway, but you want the confidence of a light foundation. It does feel light on the skin, and has a nice, soft and natural looking finish, but may not work well for those with oily skin. The foundation comes in 6 shades, although most are quite light which wont be good news for those with darker skin tones. :(
Still not perfect, but not a bad one to try out. :)
When this foundation was first released, it was advertised everywhere, on the television, on billboards and in magazines. Considering the brand, Maxfactor, being very reputable and the amount of advertising surrounding it, I thought it must be good, and worth a try.
I paid £9.99 for a 30ml 'tube' from Boots. Quite pricey really considering I normally pay about £8.00 for more. The 'bottle' design is very basic, it's like a toothpaste tube only flatter and wider, you screw the lid off and squeeze the product out. It's quite small really and looks more like a tester than a product you buy. I find the bottle quite good as it's easy to open and get the foundation out but I didn't like screwing the lid back on after using my fingers to apply foundation, as I get it everywhere, but that's probably just me being a messy so and so!
The foundation is easy to apply, it's a liquid consistency, so I just put a bit on my fingers and smooth on one cheek, put a bit more on, smooth on the other cheek, etc etc until my face is covered and then I blend to make sure I don't have and patches or a rim around my face! It spreads easily and isn't hard to blend. I got a colour quite close to my skin tone, 80, dark gypsum, which sat nicely on my skin and didn't make me look tangoed.
I'm not fortunate enough to look like the models who advertised this foundation, and I didn't think it looked nearly as good on me as advertised. I have blemishes and the occasional spot here and there that I like a foundation to hide, but this foundation is quite thin so it didn't achieve the coverage I'd have liked. On the plus side, it is light and weightless on your skin so you don't feel like you're wearing make-up at all.
Overall, I can't say I'm paticularly impressed with this foundation. It was nice on my skin and easy to apply but I felt like it was a bit pointless, as I didn't really look any different when I wore it, I could still see all my blemishes and for me, I use foundation to hide these. It's OK, to give you a bit of colour maybe, but for more coverage, I'd opt for something else, as this foundation doesn't work well.
Xperience Weightless Foundation with natural jojoba extract enhances your natural features by providing full coverage and a polished make-up look with a surprisingly weightless feel.