Friday, 26 October 2012

Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation

I'm so excited about reviewing this product that I've decided to do it today despite the fact I've only just done my Clarins review! Now, I can safely say I am actually in LOVE with this so brace yourselves for an extremely enthusiastic read.

I've lost count on the amount of girlies who have asked me what foundation I use and how I get it to stay on all day. Being a makeup addict I have to admit that I do tend to wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis purely because I love the 'dolled up' look and like to feel and look my best every day. I've successfully convinced 4 girls to scrap their tacky water-based foundations for this and now it's time to convert the rest of you!

This is the God of all foundations and I seriously do worship it - it's affordable, it lasts for at least a month (and that's coming from me who could easily apply 3 inches a day!), it doesn't make me look like a reject from Willy Wonka's chocolate factory unlike most foundations that claim to be 'porcelein' or 'fair' (LIES!), it's really easy to apply & doesn't even need powder over the top of it!

Can I get a Hallelujah?!

There it is. My best and most loyal friend. 100 Fair is the lightest colour they do and might be a little too pale for most of you but for us pale folk it's perfect! They do seven shades and they're really easy to blend too so if you're struggling to find a match, why not buy two and mix them on the back of your hand for the perfect colour. I know, I know, that's DOUBLE the price...but consider it an investment! Trust me, you won't regret it.


I have the worlds best foundation brush from the Bodyshop (£22.00) that works so well with light coverage foundations but unfortunately doesn't get on so well with this beauty. I've tried applying it with sponges and pads but nothing works quite as well as using your fingers! If you read some reviews online a lot of them advise you not to use your fingers because you can't get an even coverage; well I strongly disagree. Coming from a girl who's applied foundation by hand for the past 8 years, it really is the easiest way and still looks amazing. People are actually shocked on how bad my skin really is when they see me without my 'face' on because this foundation is so good at making you look like you've got a really good complexion, even if you've got acne prone skin.

The texture of the foundation is very thick but do not be hisheartened! You can get a really natural coverage and build it up as you go to get a completely full, flawless cover. It works really well as a day or evening makeup and stays on all night. I've applied this foundation ready to go out at about 6.00pm and rolled in at 4:00am and it still looks freshly applied! I apply it all over, leave it to 'dry' a little bit and then I go over my nose, blemishes and red patches to make sure it's all covered. I don't even have to use concealer on my spots because this does it for me! That's one less expense for my bank and more room in my makeup bag! If that's not sold it to you then I don't know what will.

This God send will set you back £9.99 in Boots or if you're like me and always looking for good deals, why not try Blush Cosmetics who sell it for £7.99 - that's not even a special offer! Obviously there's P&P involved here but I recommend taking a look at their palettes too if you're looking for a cheap but amazing addition to your makeup collection! (Palettes to appear on my next blog!)

As I've already mentioned, this is a matte foundation but if you do have really oily skin like me, wait for the foundation to dry properly and add some Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder onto the top of it (as previously mentioned in the Airbase blog) for a more flawless look that lasts even longer!

So there's my very enthusiastic (bordering hysterical) blog on my absolute must-have foundation. You must be convinced by now? If not, please tell me why! All comments welcome as usual!

Next blog: Blush Cosmetics Eyeshadow, Lipgloss, Blusher and Contouring palettes


  1. I'm also using it and I love it! =)

    1. Glad to hear it Missy! I will check out your blog soon when my laptop is back up and running! thanks for your comment! X

  2. YAY a drugstore foundation for us snowmen!! Love your blog, you have a such a great writing style.

    1. Glad you liked it MaiBug! Let me know what you think of the foundation if you try it! I'll be checking out your blog soon when my laptop is working again. thanks for your lovely comment! X