Ugh, this foundation is absolutely vile. I'm extremely pale so I went for shade 100 Fair and when I matched it to my skin in my local Boots, I was thrilled as I usually struggle with finding my shade, so with it being so cheap I bought it right away. And now I regret it...
When I first apply it to my face, it seems to be alright. Good coverage, matches well to my skin tone and blends reasonably well. I found it to be quite heavy but this didn't really bother me as I only tend to use full-coverage foundations anyway (my HG is Estee Lauder Double Wear.) I set it with MAC Blot Powder in Light and then went about my day.
3 hours after leaving the house, I checked my reflection and was horrified to see that an ugly oily orange mess had formed on my face. The foundation had separated in patches, especially the t-zone area where the powder had turned to speckles. I don't even have oily skin! It oxidizes into a much darker shade than it initially appears, meaning that the colour I was so happy with suddenly didn't match my skin tone AT ALL! One of the reasons why I am so disappointed with this product is the fact that it's called 'Lasting Performance' yet after wearing it for only 3 hours, all of my red areas and blemishes were visible. Also, I was really let down by the dramatic change in colour over time as I was convinced that I was wearing a foundation that matched my skin tone.
A great foundation for combo or oily skin as it is thin and not heavy or warm on the face. If you get the right shade fo ryou that's great. This is so much better than Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation in so far as how it feels on your face is concerned.
Revlon Colorstay can feel heavy, flat and lifeless even if flawless and long-lasting. This Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation still lets your real skin shine through so you only have great natural-looking skin and the foundation also lasts longer than others (not as long as Colorstay).
Best way to use this would be after a thin layer of your favorite BB cream (ideally a BB cream that isn't oily or heavy or warm on the face) so that the foundation lasts and lasts and lasts.
I have oily skin and till now no foundation lasted more than 2hours without touch ups. This foundation looks matte for at least 4-5hours without applying powder!! The coverage can be tricky, u need to do thin layers and build it up to get a flawless face. i'm nc 30 and use natural beige, it's very close. I LOVE revlon colorstay but this one is better, and cheaper ( this is 14$ in lebanon the colorstay is 22$)
this is a great foundation for my combination, acne-prone skin: good coverage, lasts all day, doesnīt cause breakouts and even helps acne healing. the finishing is matte-poudré.
the hard part with max factor is color range.. completely different from every other brand. so I'm writing about it, hoping it will help others. my skin is light, Iīm nc20 - not very yellow, I usually can use neutral. Based on research I decided to order 101- ivory beige, the second lightest shade. When I first saw it I got scared, itīs very light, and very pink. itīs bellow nw20, probably an nw 15 (!). well I tried it, and to my surprise it turned more yellow on my skin, and itīs quite a decent match, though not perfect. So I think this shade, and 100-fair would be great for girls with fair skin, specially with pink undertones.
If you have tried max factor - LF in pastelle(102) or softbeige(105) please post a comment about how it matches your skin (with other foundation for reference). It would be wonderful to find this great quality foundation in a light color, with beige/ yellow undertones.
Too heavy and oily. Was very aware of it on my skin.
i got a try sample, it's the first time I try it and I'm surprised with the results, it's perfect for summer, has a medium coverage but you can layer it to cover in this areas that require more coverage, the result its beautiful, natural, glowing, and stays all day!!! also I found the color match perfect in my skin. I always use the Bobbi Brown liquid foundation and I've use it for years, and I can tell you is not a lot of difference between this two foundations, I'm thinking in buy it when I finish my trial sample!!
This foundation is okay but it's not the best I've used. It is the only foundation that matches my skin colour but after about 3 hours or so it starts to wear off and makes my face look oily and I think it might clog pores slightly. It would look good on perfect, spot free skin but otherwise it doesn't look that great. It has good coverage but tends to make spots look more raised than they actually are so you would need to wear this with a really good concealer.
thought of the good reviews here then why not a try? so i got mine one and the price was unexpected which was pretty cheap for a foundation like this but the price is worth the quality of the foundation itself. it does not absorb oil or anything it just made my face oilier in 2 hours so i cant expect anything from a 49 riyals foundation i guess but worth a try. not recommended for oily skin maybe it suits better for dry skin as dry skin has nothing to absorb and this foundation alone is a little bit moisturizing i guess
I've tried loads of different foundations over the years and this is the best one so far. I haven't purchased the same foundation more than once but I think I will be repurchasing this one. Although it's a liquid foundation it's quite thick and a bit like a cream, not watery at all. The consistency is really good and I would say it's got quite good coverage too, it gets rid of redness well. It comes in a squeezy bottle type of thing, which is quite good because you can be really precise with how much you need. I haven't noticed any smell to it, and it stays on all day until you take it off. It doesn't clog my pores either :).
I have tried countless foundations over the years and I always come back to this one. I have very pale, freckly skin and unfortunately alot of foundations leave my skin orange but the Fair colour is near perfect for me. It's quite thick so you only need a small amount and it gives great coverage. The only downside I'd say is that after 5 hours, it leaves my face a little greasy. Overall, a very good product and you can get it cheap. Recommended!