13 October 2014

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation

A picture of the Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation in 75 Golden
Max Factor is quickly becoming a real favourite brand for me. A brand I've turned to more often over the past year than ever before, there's quite a few products within the range which are real drugstore gems. One of those products is the newly released Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation* (£11.99), infused with skin luminizers which promises to create a healthy-looking radiant glow. When I first received this new base, I was a little dubious. The word luminizer sends me through hot flushes - I have naturally oily skin, so I really struggle to find products which can provide me with a radiant, healthy and dewy glow, without leaving my face looking like an oil slick. Perfect, radiant glowing skin is probably something we all crave, but when your skin is naturally oily, it's not always easy to find the right formula to work with your skin.

Presented in a super light-weight plastic pump-applicator bottle, the bottle itself is predominately clear with the Max Factor gold trim, allowing you to see the product inside. A swirly concoction, it actually reminds me a lot of a base I used to use in school, Maybelline Superstay Silky Foundation, but that's as far as the comparisons go. The first time I tried Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation, I was really pleasantly surprised. The texture is pretty spot on for me, it's light, but fluffy - almost like the Max Factor Whipped Mousse Foundation (£9.99) (which is one of my favourite drugstore bases of all time - full review here), making it effortless to apply, whilst blending like an absolute dream. I find this works really well application wise with a good buffing brush, but it also creates a lovely finish when applied with a beauty blender too. 

Coverage wise I'd say we're looking at a decent light-medium coverage with this one, although if you give it a few minutes between your 1st and 2nd application, it's super easy to build up to the perfect medium coverage. It feels very light-weight and comfortable on the skin, with a finish that's more demi-matte than luminous to me. It does give a slight luminosity, but it's very flattering and subtle which makes it a very wearable everyday base and it doesn't oxidise throughout the day, in fact, longevity wise it's pretty darn good lasting a good 8 hour day with only needing to powder as and when, as the day goes on. It's a base I'd trust if I was out all day, a quick touch up with my Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Powder (£12) (full review here), and I'm looking freshly made up again. 

Max Factor are really becoming a stand-out brand for me where their bases are concerned, and I'm really impressed with this newest offering. OK so it doesn't make my skin look absolutely flawless and it does need a helping hand with a good powder, but for a drugstore base it's pretty darn good. If you're looking for a base to get you through the colder months that will leave your skin looking naturally radiant, healthy and happy, give this one a try. It doesn't break the bank, and as far as drugstore bases go, it's one of the better ones I've tried!

*PR Sample - Disclaimer
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14 comments

  1. I just tried posting a comment and blogger decided to delete it haha oh well! I really like the sound of this foundation. I have combination skin and am similarly wary when it comes to luminizing claims. xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

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    1. Ah sorry sweets! I'm looking into changing over to Disqus in the near future, so hopefully you won't have any problems commenting then! I think this one would work well with combination skin, give it a little try next time your in Boots :) xo

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  2. I love the L'Oreal illuminating primer for a really healthy glossy finish!
    http://bunsf0rtea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I will have to check it out, thanks for the recommendation Amber! xo

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  3. Oh I really want to try this. I don't like a heavy coverage, and it sounds like a foundation I'd get on with. KBxx

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    1. The coverage on this is lovely, and easy to build up when you want something more towards medium! xo

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  4. Lovely post! Great review, i love maxfactor products they are amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Thanks Emma, really glad to hear you enjoyed my review! They really are, aren't they? I don't know why I've only starting using them the past couple of years! xo

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  5. I love Max Factor but I've never tried any of their bases. Would it be on the same lines as a primer? I've oily patches so I tend to stay away from anything ''luminizing'' but this sounds great :) x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. I wouldn't compare it to a primer, no! It's just a foundation base with a very flattering luminous finish. I have oily skin and it works really well with my skin! Let me know if you decide to give it a try :) xo

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  6. This foundation looks amazing but I was doubtful about how it would be on my oily skin (the word luminising terrifies me) so I'm glad someone out there with oily skin to has done a review. I also love the max factor 3-in-1 foundation. x

    www.rhiannon-rose.co.uk

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    1. Really glad to hear you found my review helpful Rhiannon! I will have to check the 3-in-1 foundation out - thanks for the recommendation! Let me know if you give the Skin Luminizer a try! xo

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  7. I had a sample of this ffoundation and fell in love with it, it's really good

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    1. Glad to hear you're a fan too! Will you be investing in the full size? xo

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