Max Factor Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2 in 1 Foundation Plus Serum SPF 15

3.8

15 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm glad I read the positive reviews because I wasn't aware of this product. I absolutely love it for my mature skin. It provides a satiny smooth finish and doesn't settle in fine lines. It has a nice, fresh, natural look while camoflauging flaws. I'd say it's a medium coverage. Definitely recommend!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Im a bit surprised with the result of the former reviews but ok, we all have different skin and different expectations , perhaps.
After many disappointments and wasting money I ve given a try to this - good surprise - Id say it is a kind of medium coverage (can cover very dark spots foe ex.), but mature skin gets that "better outlook" as promised. Good silky texture and just feel nice to the skin after applying -a face is fresh even after the hours at work.
Id say for such a price (169 swedish krona )great ,great product if you re over 40 yrs old . Even better then some very popular luxury (very expensive) brands .
Will of course buy again - congrats Max Factor !

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Ooh, nelly. This is a tough one for me.
I bought this on the recommendation of a friend: should've been a warning, since I don't actually much like her beauty routine (although she is, of course, a wonderful person). First off: this foundation is great if you want high coverage that lasts for a long time.
Unfortunately, I don't.
I... struggled with this foundation. Despite applying it multiple different ways, I usually found it looked dry, a bit cakey, and kind of thick on my skin, which as a look, I'm not a fan of. My solution eventually was to mix it with moisturizer, after which I loved it. It came out dewy, light, and very natural looking, although it had far less staying power. All in all, while I liked this foundation once I messed around with it enough, it's very tiresome to carefully mix together two products every morning, and afterwards it's so wet and liquidy, I can't use a brush to apply it without having to clean the brush daily. I probably wouldn't repurchase just because I know other foundations that don't require so much effort.
(However, if you're struggling with a foundation looking unnatural, I'd recommend always, always try sheering it out by mixing it with moisturizer. You'd be amazed.)

Pros: High coverage, long-lasting.
Cons: (emphasis on FOR ME) cakey, overly thick and dry.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

The silkiest foundation I have ever tried. The coverage is medium to full, very nice natural to dewy look. It feels very nice and light on the skin, very breathable. It doesn't look caky, covers blemishes, pores and fine lines pretty well. The only problem is that it doesn't last all day and it is not available in stores in the US (or I haven't found it in stores, Amazon only.) - therefore you cannot try the right shade before you buy. In summer, I wear it in 75 Golden, I still haven't found the right shade for winter (I guess I'll have to try it in Europe this winter)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Nice foundation


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I'm going to start with the positives because there aren't that many. This foundation didn't irritate my dry skin at all and looked okay from a distance. However, up close it was a mess. It claims that it 'covers the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles' but it actually did the opposite, it sunk into every tiny line in my face, making them look worse. The foundation also started to separate and look patchy about five minutes after I put it on. However, the worst thing was the shine. I have REALLY dry skin, so even the greasiest of foundations look fine on me, except this one. I had to use several layers of powder to set it and then it went back to being super shiny in about 30 minutes. When I touched my face, I could actually see an feel grease on my fingers. I've only used this once and I definitely won't be trying it again.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a beautiful, everyday foundation for dry, mature skin. When Estee Lauder decided to discontinue Futurist I was on the lookout for a replacement. I loved the rich, hydrating consistency of Futurist and how it gave my skin a wonderful radiance/glow under powder so it was hard to replace but this foundation does the trick. I am so happy to have found something that hydrates my skin all day, doesn't settle into lines, doesn't have a chemical feel or smell (for my sensitive skin) and looks youthful, glowing and natural. Max Factor have done an amazing job with this foundation and on top of that, it is much more affordable than high end foundations.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Didn't use any foundation for a long time because I hate the way it takes the expression out of one's face and how it sets in fine lines. And it always shows. Decided to give this a try though, because of the good reviews. But as soon as I had this make-up on my face, I remembered why I don't like foundations. It gave me a pancake look and accentuated my fine lines after ten minutes. I'will never try a foundation again and will go back to my Lancome Hydra Zen TM which I love!


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really loved this foundation, it matched my skin perfectly and made my skin looked smooth and had good coverage. The problem I had with it is it makes me break out in spots every time I use it so unfortunately I have had to stop using it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is great. Easy to blend, nice natural shades, medium-full coverage, feels nice on the skin, doesn't cause break-outs, and stays put during the day.

This isn't my holy-grail of foundations (I'm still looking for all of the above plus a flawless, dewy glow that somehow hides acne scars) but for what I can afford, and in the interests of no more trial-and-error-fails, this is my no. 1.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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