I bought this foundation stick with the intention to use it as a concealer on spots and discolorations. It is supposed be very heavy in terms of coverage and be available also in light enough shades.
I bough it in the shade 121 Nude Ivory which was a pretty good match for my Mac NW15-NW20 skin.
It did cover things up, but the problem was that it did not look very skinline and also even set with powder it would crease and become super oily (I dont have many wrinkels and my skin is actually more normal to combination to oily).
I love stick foundation, and in the last few years it has been nearly impossible to find it in any brand. I came across this product on drugstore.com and gave it a shot. They only carry True Beige (125), and I'd worried it would be too dark for me (I'm NW20). But it turned out to be a perfect match! I wear it only in areas that need a bit more coverage, like around my nose and under the eyes. I follow up with Clinique Almost Powder makeup and my complexion looks completely even. LOVE this stuff.
I really wanted to love this as I usually love Maxfactor products and think they're great value for money but this is not good! I bought it just to use as cover stick (didn't realise it was supposed to be an all over foundation at the time) but have used it as both a cover stick and all over the problem is the same. It looks fine when first applied but within half an hour this sinks into every line in my face, emphasising wrinkles I didn't know I had! I used it particularly around my eyes and it was horrendous - I'm only 23 I don't think I've got a large amount of wrinkles and lines but this just seems to emphasise every flaw!! It's so cakey and thick too. Really not good. On the bright side though, the packaging is okay and I quite like the smell.
I've tried many expensive foundations in my time but this one is the one I return to and is a low price.
I get it in the lightest shade and pay about £4 for it and it lasts a long time. It has a twist up dial and is a solid stick so easy and quick to apply. It has full coverage which is excellent for covering my spider veins and redness on cheeks/nose. It can be 'diluted' when you don't need so much coverage by using face cream first.
It does not have an SPF which is its only negative but my face moisturiser contains one anyway.
Would totally recommend this to people who need a full coverage foundation.
I have loved this! I still can find it. When I first saw it it was 7 pounds, but I bought it for 4 pounds on a Max Factor sale at a drug store. I thought it was really cheap! I was looking for a sand shade to wear as concealer, but I accidentally bought a darker shade and now I wear it as a bronzer and I have absolutely loved it! It is really long lasting, and even though I think it makes the skin look kind of cakey I just think it is wonderful!
Good coverage, blendable and does the job, Perfect for breakouts. Have had one in my make up bag for years, cant find another one better. And cheap too!
Max factor pan-stik in 12(true beige) that is still available in europe.
It is a stick formulated for normal to dry skin.
It is a good much for me perfect but even though it matches perfectly on me it makes skin look tired.
It doesn“t have that dewy finish that modern foundations do.
I think that this is because of the undertone that is neutral and I am more of a cool toned person.
Anyway the problem with this foundation is that is a little bit cakey after a few hours.
However I will put it a 3 lip because is a decent foundation for a makeup job no spf so photoperfect and costs 14 euros here.
If you want a foundation for a travel that will do as a consealer and foundation pocket friendly then this is it. I will keep using it for touch ups and express makeovers but for an everyday foundation there are better that combine and beneficial ingredients and spf in them.
it comes out in 6 shades limited variety but they chose them wisely believe me. It is one of the oldest formulas of the brand!
I discovered the Max Factor Pan-stik a few months ago and I absolutely love it! I believe it's being discontinued but you can still buy them online. They always seem to discontinue great products! I'm not sure if I will find anything else as good because my skin can get quite stubborn. However, I think there will be a continuous supply at common online sites if anyone is thinking about trying it. The size is fairly big - not a small lipstick size portion so it will last a very long time. The texture is light/medium but the coverage is full. It glides on easily and blends in really well. I love how it covers all kinds of imperfections like blemishes, pigmentation, redness and uneven skin tones. It's almost like a concealer/foundation in one, because I don't need concealer when I use this even on really bad skin days. I have light to medium skin tone and I use the shade True Beige which seems like the perfect color for me. Before that, I used Natural 101 and it's very pinky (so only those who have pink undertones would suit that shade). I've also tried the Nude Ivory and it matched my skin tone wonderfully too but the price is insane because there is only a limited supply left of that color. Another thing I love is that it doesn't cause breakouts and I'm very very prone to acne when using makeup - I've even slept in it several times! There are mixed reviews on Mineral Oil and I used to think it was bad for skin, but it clearly doesn't hurt mine because this stick has that ingredient. With a little setting powder over top, it stays in place and doesn't cake up. Gotta love it!!
I got this foundation stick because I needed something for the days when my skin was misbehaving. Up until now I have had problems with my skin simply rejecting foundations and powders alike. I have tried a range of different products, Body Shop, liquid Max Factor, Yves Rocher, mineral foundations and probably others who've skipped my mind, but so far this is the only one who makes my skin look flawless and lasts.
The others would either break me out, crack and peel off (yes, it sounds nasty, and it looked really bad) or change colour after a while, or all of the above. But this small stick is just amazing. I apply it with a moist sponge or cotton pad, and if I need a bit of extra coverage I dab it on using a finger. If I just want to conceal a spot or red area I'll dab it on with a finger. It's amazing. And a little goes a long way. It seems to have lots of pigments too, and it covers really well when used undiluted.
The price is also very good, actually when I discovered this little gem I stocked up. I got 2 extra, and so far I can hardly tell I've used the first one, which I got some 6 months ago. I only use it perhaps 4 times a month, so I suppose it would last long, but still, you get a lot for the money with this buy.
I bought this to use as a thick concealer under foundation. It works a treat. The lighter shades hide my deep pores and because to thick it covers my uneven skin tone. I use the lighter shades for under eyes and the crease of m nose for contouring.
A fantastic product that seems to last forever. A must have!