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21 Mar 2012

Max Factor Flawless Perfection Foundation Review

When I first saw this foundation I thought you mix the white product in with the darker colour to get your very own custom made foundation colour. I clearly wasn't looking properly as step one is a primer and then you follow up with step two which is the foundation. There are a couple of other shades I have seen but I got the shade 90 Toffee.

As you may imagine from the picture I was quite shocked and scared once I pumped out the foundation as it was so dark! Toffee really isn't a colour I would pick to fit my skin tone at all. Once I swatched the product on my hand and blended the colour seemed to disappear and sort of adapt to my skin tone. 

I applied step one, the primer to my face and it felt so lovely, smooth and velvety. I then applied a small amount of step two and buffed in with my Real Techniques buffing brush. You could literary see the very dark colour sink and fade into my skin, quite amazing! I felt it wasn't quite enough so I built up with a second  layer. At first I thought I had over done it and it was too dark but it soon settled and I was left with a pretty perfect colour and slightly dewy finish. I would say it was a medium coverage and I did need a touch of concealer for my red patches (namely those dreaded cheeks!). It feels very light on the skin and wear I would say was approx six hours.  

It is, I must say an odd product. I couldn't find too much information on it but there only seems to be 3 shades, I could of course be wrong. The really dark foundation tint would put off any lighter skinned  ladies but it just seems to adapt to your skin tone. It's a pleasant smell but I find the packaging old looking and not in a good way. I will definitely be using this up though, as I really do like the finish, much more than I thought I would to be honest!

Has anyone else tried this? 


  1. this is a really old product I used to use it about 6 years ago and absolutely loved it! Thought they had discontinued it actually so pretty happy you found it! Where did you buy it from?

    1. That would explain the old packaging haha! I've never seen it before. I think it was Cheapsmells x

    2. Actually sorry it was half price perfumes :)

  2. I think it looks great - beautiful finish on the skin!

    1. I was quite surprised at the finish considering what came out the bottle! x


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