MaxFactor Ageless Elixir Foundation & Serum

The MaxFactor Ageless Elixir Foundation & Serum is a recent discovery for me and was actually a spur of the moment purchase when I was doing a recent online shop at my local supermarket. I was running low on my usual foundation but, finding it out of stock, took an unusual risk and decided to give this a try. We all know this is not recommend as it is always best to match the foundation to your skin tone – but having bought Max Factor foundations for years I pretty much knew their colours. So, being fair but tanned, I opted for SAND60.

First Impressions:

I have combination skin – oily in some places and dry in others. As you can imagine it can be a real problem on occasion finding a foundation which works well in each zone and looks good.  The vast majority of foundations I find too heavy and block my pours, or worse, cake horribly in some zones which leaves me looking tired and older! I absolutely loathe the feeling of powder foundations on my skin – although occasionally like to brush with a light finishing powder in certain areas (a technique my mother calls shading, which helps to enhance your cheekbones by adding highlights/lowlights to the face.) Anyway, I digress.

I liked the container which is simple and a perfect size of carrying around in your handbag. Its a pump action which means it is easy to use and there is no mess!  Tubes and pouring bottles are just too messy for such a person as I!

Smell

The first thing you notice about this foundation is its smell – it is, quite literally, divine! I love it – I´ve never had a foundation which smelled good on application and I found my mood lifting as I applied this beautiful light liquid foundation. Now, as a rule, I do not particularly appreciate perfume in my face creams and make up – but this is so delicate and lovely that I really loved applying it.

Application:

The mode of application is fairly standard.  The rule of thumb with any foundation of this sort being to apply in light thin layers so as to ensure good coverage.  I know many people who apply foundation with a brush but I prefer to use a make up sponge because I get a better coverage.  Using this method the foundation applied nicely and evenly and provided superb coverage.

The skin under my eyes is thin and, as a rule, its dark. I also have a discreet blemish or two in the freckle department but this evened up my skin tone and gave a nice even finish.

Feel

Unlikely some other foundations which feel heavy on my skin MaxFactor Ageless Elixir Foundation & Serum felt light and pleasant. I felt my skin could actually breath which is nice when you are living in a hot climate. I like to dance and I found that, unlike other foundations which surrender and wave the white flag after a couple of hours, this continued to look good all night long.

It has a low SPF 15 protection and, whilst I can appreciate this, I would have preferred had it maybe been a little higher. You could easily combine this with another face cream which comes with a higher SPF.

Recommended to

People look for a light foundation which provides superb coverage with skin care included and a low SPF for sun protection.

Great coverage of Fine lines, wrinkles, minor blemishes, redness and protecting against sun damage.

Declaration

This is not a sponsored review and represents my opinion of a product purchased.

 

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