11 October 2013

MaxFactor Whipped Mousse Foundation

MaxFactor Whipped Mousse Foundation

I've been going on about the new MaxFactor Whipped Creme Foundation (Boots, £9.99) for weeks now and I mentioned it in brief in my September Top 5, but it is well and truly time for a proper review, because I am obsessed! First things first, the shade range. There's six shades in the range, but I've only ever found three in store (and I'm talking some pretty big Boots stores!) I opted for '75 Golden' because it matches well to my currently tanned skin, whilst also being light enough to be usable when my colour fades. This was my first time trying a whipped creme foundation, as they were always a formula I avoided before. I worried that they would appear cakey on my skin, patchy, and dry out my skin, but the MaxFactor Whipped Creme Foundation is quite the opposite. 

Formulated to leave a demi-matte finish, which for someone with oily skin is a godsend - this doesn't leave my skin looking shiny or oily as I do with a lot of dewy bases out there, but it's not so matte my skin looks dull. It has a nice, subtle glowing effect, I like it. Having a whipped formula means that unlike a mousse foundation for example, this will work to keep your skin hydrated as it's lighter in consistency and isn't too heavy on the skin. It's also oil-free (another bonus for oily or combination skin suffers!) as well as fragrance free, so it's suitable for even those with sensitive skin types. To apply I use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (Boots, £9.99), which is my favourite foundation brush for how versatile it is; it can be used with so many products! I lightly dip my brush into the product (and I mean lightly, else you'll pick up every last bit of product in the pot!), then apply to my face as I would a liquid foundation, gently buffing in as I go. I find this gives a light to medium coverage, but it can be built up fairly easily and it has a lovely texture which is easy to blend, leaving a flawless finish. My skin absolutely loves this foundation and it's a pretty much every-day product for me right now, finding it the perfect balance for my skin which is still adjusting to the autumnal weather. If you are low on foundation and want to venture into a new one, try this - because I am besotted! Really, really impressed. 

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