I somehow managed to collect about 5 2ml sachets of the Maxfactor Face Finity All day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation from the 3 Glamour magazines i bought for the Nails Inc polishes, and from a sample i sent off for! I decided to squeeze all of the sachets into a little pot i like to use for sachet samples and i managed to get just about 8 days wear from it.
(Little tip : if you don’t have a little pot or something to put sachet samples into, in poundland you can buy plastic disposable shot glasses for £1 and these are very handy for putting sachet samples into. Just cover with clingfilm and voila!)
This foundation claims to be a 3 in 1 foundation as it contains ‘Primer to hold, concealer to correst and SPF foundation to finish‘. ‘The foundation primes the skin with a flexi-hold technology that creates a strong yet lightweight film which sits comfortably on the skin. Next, micro-correctors within the formula operate like little mechanics to defend against external influencers like sweat and sebum, correcting and maintaining the look over time whilst preventing shine.
And lastly, the foundation formula with SPF20 delivers an all-day high coverage, matte finish thanks to the oil absorbency of particles which helps to minimise the level of non-volatiles on the skin surface.’ (Boots website). I love SPF in a foundation, as i feel we really should protect the skin on our face, and it will help us ladies as we age!
I received the sample shade Natural, shade 50 which was too yellow for me, although on nights out when i prefer to look a little darker and tan, this proved quite handy – it also mixed in nicely with my L’Oreal Lumi Maqique! I enjoyed applying this foundation with my Real Techniques Stippling brush and i found that the formula of the liquid foundation itself was quite thin, quite similar to the L’Oreal Lumi Maqique, but the coverage was even and very buildable and had a more matte coverage than say the Lumi Maqique does, and was a little more long lasting.
I was very interested to see how it held out in the longevity department as it claims to have a built in primer (a product i normally always forget to apply), i found that it did indeed last about 6 -8 hours before i had to apply some powder to my eversoshiny forehead and chin, and on nights out it did last and i found i didn’t look as shiny as i felt, so i liked that concept.
Overall i enjoyed trying out this foundation, although i’d love to try it in a shade that is closer to my actual skin tone.
Have any of you tried this foundation or found any nice matte foundations lately?