lunes, 9 de febrero de 2015

Max factor all day flawless liquid foundation

If you read my haul post this week you'll know that, although this Summer I lived by Nars Sheer Glow, I've found recently it just wasn't really cooperating with Winter. For some reason, a change in my skin was making Sheer Glow look cakey and patchy and, whereas in Summer I had looked delightfully glowy, in Winter I look just... sweaty. So, after scouring the counters in my local Debenhams with nothing catching my eyes, I made a brave choice... It's time to go back high street. Cue forty minutes using my own hands and Bek's to test the lightest shade every liquid foundation had to offer. I wasn't too fussy, I was looking for two things; 1. I didn't want it to look orange on and 2: I didn't want it to sink into my skin. Luckily, Max Factor's Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Liquid Foundation (a bit of a mouthful, I know) in Light Ivory, fitted both of my requirements.

The look of this, it's sweet little glass bottle with the brand on the front is every bit as nice as Nars Sheer Glow, in my opinion, with the added bonus of having a pump that I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg for. There are a couple of things that I knew I'd love about this foundation before it even touched my skin, the first one: 3 in 1. This is a foundation, primer and concealer all in one, bonus! The second one: SPF 20, it's always good to know someone's looking out for my skin.

As I mentioned above, this foundation makes the bold claim of being a foundation, primer and concealer all in one, I'll be honest though, I wouldn't go that far. Although I have to say I have been wearing this without a primer and I've been seriously impressed, unless your blemishes are super pale (and whose are?) you're definitely going to need at least some concealer under this. I've found I need three pumps of this at most to cover my entire face and blend down into my neck, which is a tiny amount when you look at how big the bottle is. It glides on nicely and leaves my skin feeling soft to the touch (which is always nice, even if people don't often go round stroking your cheeks). I wouldn't say Face Finity is quite as high coverage as Sheer Glow, maybe Medium/Full at best in my experience, but that's quite pleasant as it feels much lighter on and doesn't look as cakey even with my skin in a bad condition. The result is a sweet, dewey glow, not too much but not creepy doll matte either. I got this in the lightest colour my Superdrug had to offer which is Light Ivory, you can see the swatch compared to Nars Mont Blanc in the swatch below, but blended onto my skin it's definitely a paler, softer pink toned shade than Mont Blanc.

Left: Face Finity in Light Ivory // Right: Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc

All in all, I like this foundation a lot more than I imagined I would, especially for a high street brand. I'll definitely be sticking with it through winter, and with an £11.99 price tag, I might be swapping it out for Sheer Glow year round if it's still working for me by the time Spring arrives! My one pet peeve though? Get an opaque lid sorted, Max Factor, I don't want to see a gungey transparent one a few weeks into use!

Have you ever tried Face Finity? What was your experience of it?

2 comentarios:

  1. This looks and sounds amazing for the price in just my colour too, great coverage for winter as I don't like dewy in colder months it just doesn't work for me xxx

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