Max Factor • Smooth Effect Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||30%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I would not recommend this product as it didn't have nearly the enough coverage as I was looking for and it looks really cake-y and dried up when put on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Not very good coverage - much more like a base than a foundation. However did come in handy for a bit of tint before swimming ect on holiday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
This is not for oily/combination skin. It looks good at first but it melts off my face in about 3 hours. The lightest shade is a little too dark for my fair skin. It has medium coverage I will not buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wow, just wow.
At first I was impressed with this, I liked the coverage, the shade seemed perfect for my skin and it felt very lightweight on my skin. It was really difficult to blend though, took a few goes to get it to look decent.
But, as it dried into my skin, it went bright FREAKING orange and patchy.
Awful, awful foundation!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
When I first bought this I loved it, then again it was the 1st foundation I'd ever bought so I couldn't compare it to other ones. The consistency isn't bad and there's a lot of product in the tube so it's good value for money but, for me when I apply it it looks nice but sticks to all my dry patches and in my eyebrows making them look orange. You definitely need to set this with powder but even after setting it in less than 2 hours I look like a greaseball. I have shiny/oily acne prone typical teenage skin and for me this is an absolute nightmare. I hate looking in the mirror at school because I know this foundation will be half way down my face. Although the packaging says it's oil free, I wouldn't recommend this foundation for oily skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this foundation yesterday and I regret it so much! :( I'm definitely not an makeup expert, this is actually the first real foundation I bought, but I'd like to share my review with you anyway. When I saw this foundation in a local drugstore I was so thrilled, because I never find foundations that are light enough for my very pale skin. I thought this (I bought creamy ivory) matched my skincolour perfectly, but when I tried it on my face when I came home I saw that it is very orangy. I's definitely not a good match for people with a very pale skin and pink undertones like me. The texture of this foundation is also really bad. I'm not sure what the right word in english for it is, maar in Dutch we call it 'korrelig'. It's not smooth at all and looks kind of dried out. It's also quite hard to apply even (but this may be because I'm a total foundation rookie).
+ price is okay
+packaging is okay (but nothing special)
-horrible texture (looks dried out)
I would definitely not recommend this product at all!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am so regret I bought two tubes because of the discount. I used to use 75(Golden) in Max Factor, but this one is far too dark. I also use Miracle Touch in Golden, but seems like they are different color. Anyway, this foundation is not a good one. Now I only use it when I know that I won't go to anything important or see anyone matters cause I don't want to waste it.
If you are thinking about give it a try, I will totally say NO to you. Its not worth it. Its really cheap when I bought this, HKD75 each, around USD10, but still, not worth it.
It don't have enough coverage. It don't blend well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm really surprised by the bad reviews about this product. I find it is a really good foundation. I understand that the commercials and even the name of the product itself could be misleading. This foundation, in my opinion, is only for who wants a light/sheer coverage, a natural finish and a creamy consistency. If you have major problems or a lot of spots to cover this is not the right foundation. Overall I think this is a great product and the thing I like the most is that it gives me a beautiful finish and it looks like I have nothing on. I'm in the lightest shade (45 creamy ivory) and it's perfect for my skin tone. I don't even use it all over my face if I don't need it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm surprised by the reviews of this product because this is the 1st maxfactor product I have ever liked! I hated the one mascara I tried- I can't remember which one, their lipgloss is ho-hum and every other foundation I've tried (granted not that many) has been bad! But I quite liked this foundation- I'm using it on a rotation basis with other foundations and this one is the best. The colour suits me well which is unusal (I used natural) and it blends well. It needs to be set with powder and doesn't have great staying power but its not too bad considering the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
really bad foundation, was really really bad, was no coverage what so ever, and made my skin look very dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Horrible, horrible foundation. It doesn't cover ANYTHING and makes my skin feel awful and oily. I think I'm shinier than I was before applying it. There is no way I'd ever buy this stuff again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was very disappointed with this as I love Max Factor. I got the lightest shade but it was too orangey for me. It applies smoothly and easily but doesn't have great staying power - I was shiny again by lunchtime. I won't be buying again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very sheer, but quite hard to blend. Oil free, but my face was shiny by lunchtime. Basically, a cheap foundation, so you get what the pay for. I won't be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh dear. I never tend to buy high-street foundation, but I was caught short one day and grabbed this.
First (and maybe its bcause I'm used to having my foundations matched for me) I COULD NOT find a suitable colour, they are quite close to skin shades, but not close enough if that makes any sense. Upon application this also oxidises, so a colour I though was pretty close gave me an orange tinge (not so great) and really visable tide-marks. Points off for that.
Secondly, texture. It is smooth when on the back of my hand to be applied to face, except it manages to become some kind of monster... its really hard to blend, which for a liquid is strange. The coverage is ok, but I wouldn't say it was much over a quite highly pigmented tinted moisturiser. And the overall appearance once on my face is A) bad colour B) patchy and C) quite oily, even though its oil free. It makes my dry patches look ten times worse, and my redness is still showing through, so I look basically hideous.
Never buying again, even in an emergency. Its definitely worth paying a little bit extra and getting something that I know isnt going to make me look horrible!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Not impressed. I bought this for two reasons, one it was on offer at only £5.99 and two, it was oil free and for me and my super shiny skin, this is what i thought i needed!
I bought the colour 'creamy ivory' and the colour itself is lovely for my very fair skin, although the consistency is really chalky and it doesnt go on smoothly.
It did seem to minimise my pores and hid many of the freckles i have on my nose even though this isnt what i wanted it for, for someone who wants full coverage this would be pretty good i suppose.
The chalky consistency is probably because it is oil free and i havent been wearing it long enough yet to say whether or not it keeps me oil free, but i dont like the consistency or the powdery look it gives my skin so for this reason i will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Grey
I bought this foundation when it first came out as I wanted something with a medium coverage but still covered my redness and spots. I was really disappointed with this foundation as I've always loved Max factor but this one just didn't get along with my skin.
-Came in lighter shades, so I got a good match
-Didn't make me break out
-Wasn't too heavy
-Didn't minimise my pores
-Made me look orange after a few hours
-Worst of all it made my skin look really greasy and oily despite claiming it was oil free.
I wouldn't recommend this for younger skin or anyone who would needs any coverage, but it may work for those who need something more that tinted mosturiser but still sheer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
perfect foundation ....... the texture is amazing and it really leaves the skin smooth .....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I got this whilst it was on offer for £5.99 and I really like it.Its quite a thin texture so applies smoothly and blends really well.I have it in the lightest colour and its a perfect match for my pale skin.It lasts a few hours but does wear off a bit during the day.No biggie tho as most foundations fade a bit.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this a week ago, as it is a new release here in Germany. I bought this for 9.90 Euros (30ml), comes in a squeeze tube (which I like, it is simple but effective, and does not take up much space, easy to pack for travel). I have quite a lot of foundations already, so I try to be more selective when buying new ones. What got me really interested, was when I swatched the tester on the back of my hand, it glided on so smoothly, and blended very very easily. The color match was also very good (I got Sand- I am NC30 now and NC25 in winter). Seriously, in terms of texture, blendability, and finish, this is really the best one I have tried so far. I was loving Bourjois Healthy mix until I got this one. This one applies like tinted moisturizer (feels lotion like), soooooo easy to blend and it absorbs (or dries) into the skin fairly quickly to give a very natural finish. It is not matte (MAC studio fix), or schimmery (Revlon Photo finish) or dewy (NARS sheer glow or Inglot AMC creme foundation), it really just looks natural, like healthy skin, hydrated and even tone!! Coverage is at best medium, so I still need to use concealer for my under eye circles and darker acne scars. As this is not made specially for oil control, I used MAC blot powder or BE mineral veil as setting powder. I took one lippie off becos this does not last long on my combo skin. After 5 to 6 hours, my T zone is shiny, and I have to blot and powder to touch up. But I think when the weather is cooler, this would last me longer thru the day. I am really enjoying this foundation now.