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on 7/14/2016 8:46:00 PM
More reviews by Paleskinproblems
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
So I've been using this product on and off for about two weeks - I'm in high school sometimes I get no sleep and I have quite red skin with fairly large pores and not many spots, but when I do get them I run too this tbh I use this in my day to day life and I love it! Under eye bags and your to lazy to reach for concealer? This has got us natural dewy medium coverage? This ahs got ya dry to normal skin? This studs is a dream I wear this from Spring through to Autumn but not in the summer or winter months (in summer I usually wear just concealer and powder cause foundation is to much and I'm winter I reach for my Eco soul luminous serum be cake) but yeah! I love this on all fronts cheap and cheerful and lasts for a for a good eight/nine hours!
on 5/30/2016 5:02:00 PM
More reviews by carol_pa
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
HG Product!! Unfortunatelly Max Factor is not sold in Brazil anymore, so I stock um on this whenever I'm abroad. It is meant to be a foundation, but I don't wear it this way. It's creamy consistency and high coverage males it perfect as a undereye concealer. It melts onto skin perfectly and doesn't crease. The only downpart is the packaging. It breaks very easily and the lid won't close tightly.
on 3/8/2016 1:05:00 AM
More reviews by pupperpancakes
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
The first face makeup I used. My first love. My only true makeup love. I wish they'd bring it back to the US (and double or even triple the size of the new packaging!) but I'm glad they're still making it in basically the same formulation. Great full coverage and finish. I compare every other makeup to this.
on 12/30/2015 10:12:00 AM
More reviews by FifthHouse
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
I've used it for drag make up and I have to say that it's absolutely gorgeous. Usual foundations used for drag are extremely heavy, most popular is kryolan stick but I have to say that this was pretty good alternative, especially when you compare the prices. The only sad thing about it is that in Croatia we only have 3 shades, I think a darker ones would be great for contouring.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 12/10/2015 7:22:00 PM
More reviews by Babs81
This was my HG of all HG's....my first real makeup product which I carried with me everywhere when I was in my late teens/early 20s...loved it loved it loved it....until I stopped being able to find it....pretty certain they stopped selling Max Factor in Canada many years ago. I have searched far and wide and STILL haven't found a product to compare to this!!! Weeping...
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 12/10/2015 6:33:00 PM
More reviews by Laoise27
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is such an under rated foundation, i have been using it since i was a teenager, it gives amazing coverage and isn't at all cakey, its very blendable and goes on like a concealer so its easy to throw in your bag and top up.A few years ago i really started to get into higher end makeup and iv a pretty big collection but i still always go back to this, its my holy grail out of all my foundations and it cost less than 9 euro.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/24/2015 3:51:00 PM
More reviews by Gingercat77
There is a reason why this product has been around since 1948!! For dry skinned ladies it is a pure godsend. Since advancing into my late thirties my skin became as dry as the sahara and every liquid foundation i tried just clung to my dry cracked patches and looked ghastly no matter how much i moisturised and primed beforehand. retinoid acne treatment plus cold weather really took their toll on my face.I used Pan Stick in my earlier years and shunned it thinking it looked cakey and artificial and too heavily made up. My search for more natural foundations only resulted in pricey disasters, with practically every foundation making my dry skin look much worse. I was even considering going without foundation as i just could not find one that looked decent on my skin at the end of a working day. So, i unearthed my long forgotten faithful pan stick in 13 Nouveau beige. I moisturised and primed and smoothed it on. It's a dream! It is full coverage but it is superb. It covers EVERYTHING. It made my skin look dewy and flawless and no sign of flaky patches and it stayed on ALL DAY without needing to be touched up once! It didnt cake or transfer and most importantly, it didnt settle in my smile lines or the fine lines under my eyes.I use a cream blusher and it went on smoothly and blended perfectly over the pan stick. My t zone had a very very slight shine after 8 hours but apart from that nothing! It looked just as fresh as when i had applied it at 7 am that morning.For reference, my skin tone is nw20 and the shade 13 nouveau Beige is perfect. It's pink toned I believe. My search for HG foundation is now over. Im in love with my old flame again!
13 of 14 people found this helpful.
on 4/8/2015 11:05:00 AM
More reviews by jaynemichie
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I recently purchased the Max Factor pan stick in fair (25), as I am naturally very pale skinned. I was a bit put off by the pinky appearance of this product in store, but had heard good things about it so decided to give it a shot. At a price of £7.99, the pan stick was cheaper than my usual Max Factor mousse foundation. After using this product several times, I have found that it is brilliant for my skin! I don't have a great complexion naturally, but I find that this product really blends into my skin creating a 'flawless finish' effect.However, I do use the pan stick as a second layer of foundation as I think this gives the best natural looking coverage for my skin. I then use two types of concealer (undereye and general) to make sure that my skin is fully covered.Another great thing about the pan stick is that it seems to last all day on my skin, and I never seem to have to reapply. This has always been a problem for me as I usually have to keep touching up my make up throughout the day!Overall, I think this product is fantastic for people with any skin type as the stick is not oily, yet does not drag across the skin, so is ideal. Paired with a blending brush or complexion sponge, this foundation can really do the trick.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/21/2015 12:55:00 AM
More reviews by kmmidgley
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This is my absolute favourite. I have been using it for over 20 years (wow where did that time go) I thought I would try the MAC Foundation stick, Bobby Brown Foundation stick, Shiesdo stick and Make up Forever. The best is still the Max Factor, They all have creamy consistency's but the max factor has a better coverage yet doesn't feel heavy on. The way I apply it is put a few lines beside nose, forehead and cheeks then blend with either fingers or Sigma kabuki S80, then set with compact powder. It covers my freckles and leaves me with a flawless finish without it looking heavy, cakey. It also doesn't break me out. I used the graftobian cream foundation for a few days and it seemed to break my skin out which has never happened before.I have fair skin and the colours that suit me areMax Factor Panstick - True BeigeBobbie Brown: SandMAC N20Estee Lauder Double wear 1N2 IvoryHope this helps....
12 of 13 people found this helpful.
on 3/16/2015 5:02:00 PM
More reviews by ciat
Age: 56 & Over
I bought some of this at Vermont Country Store which has a website. Lots of good stuff on there. Anyway, I remember one of my girlfriends wearing this way back in the 1960s. Yes, I am old. lol She had bad skin and she wore it heavy and it covered things well. However, when I got mine a few months ago, it didn't seem as moist as it was back then. I was looking for more of a concealer type of makeup to cover my brown spots from sun damage. It seemed too dry to really blend on my dry skin. Also, I got one of the lighter colors and it really didn't do a good job of covering unless I put it on thick. Maybe a darker color would have worked. I believe I paid about 18.00 for a really small tube. It was about half the size of what it used to be. Don't think I would buy this again. I use Cover Girl + Olay Simply Ageless cream.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
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