Maxfactor Xperience Weightless Foundation - £9.99 Boots/Superdrug
I've been meaning to do a blog post on this foundation for a while. I've not seen too many reviews on blogs about it which is surprising as it's my all time favourite foundation.
The great thing about this foundation is the colour range for pale skin tones. You're all probably aware how ghost-like I am, so when I'm finding a good foundation to match my skin tone, it's near impossible to find the correct shade. I'm not a MAC girly at all (infact I don't own anything by MAC) simply because I believe there's dupes on the highstreet that are a lot cheaper and do near enough the same thing! Saying this, I think if you're going to look for a good foundation that is your exact shade and lasts all day you should maybe fork out a few extra squids & pennies for a higher brand. I was thinking of doing this, until I came across this beauty!
It lasts near enough all day. For example, I will apply it at 7am on a Sunday whilst at work and I'll finish work at 5pm. I only have to powder once through out the day, just to maintain the matte finish that I prefer. As I wear glasses, the bridge often rubs on my nose so the foundation usually rubs away which also needs to be touched up during the day.
What you need to know:
It's a medium/buildable coverage. No foundation on the high street is really a full coverage foundation (unless you have found one?!), however it is buildable if you apply a second layer. This is not something I need. I always use a bit of concealer under my eyes, round the sides of my nose and under my brow bone (and to any blemishes if I have any) and my face is near enough 'flawless'. It has a lovely finish in my opinion; semi-matte/semi-dewy/satin. Although it does state on the back of the foundation that it's oil free, I don't agree with this as it's not a 100 percent matte foundation. However it does claim to be a flawless foundation and this is something I do agree with! As I've already mentioned; I like a matte skin base so I just counteract the dewyness with some powder and I am good to go!
It has quite a sweet smelling odour to it which is something I struggled to get used to at first but now it's not something I notice in the morning. Maybe be careful if you have sensitive skin! This is a re-purchase; about to buy my forth tube! I wouldn't recommend something for paler ladies unless I really meant it