I’ve purchased the Max Factor Pan Stik №12 True Beige some time ago and have tested it fully. I’ve stopped using it in the summer, but now I’m back to this pan stick.
The packaging is simple yet sturdy. The product comes in a black plastic tube with silver writing.
Volume: 9 g
Price: about $6
Shade: №12 True Beige. It has a yellow undertone, so it won’t suit fair skin.
The twist-up stick is very compact and is just a little bit longer than an ordinary lipstick. It is convenient to use, as you can apply the product on the go or carry around in a makeup bag. It won’t take up much room or flow there.
However, everything in your bag leaves traces on the pan stick. Additionally, the writing comes off over time.
The smell is not very pleasant. It is synthetic and somewhat cheap. It reminds me of my grandma’s cosmetics. Fortunately, it vanishes quickly.
The consistency is thick, creamy and oily.
Therefore this product won’t match combination to oily skin, as it would simply travel down your face. However, it emphasizes the slightest peeling.
Although the product has an oily texture, it has a satin finish, so it doesn’t make my skin look greasy. It is extremely long-lasting and can easily survive the whole day.
You can apply the formula either with your fingers or with a sponge and brush. Anyway it spreads out well and effortlessly. Moreover, it is easy to control the coverage or coat the product for better results. I personally apply a thin coat and use it also in the under eye area to conceal dark circles.
Now I show you the before/after pictures:
In the after shot I’ve applied only this foundation to my face.
Applies well and doesn’t clog my pores, but emphasizes peeling
Conceals quite visible imperfections by coating.
A little goes a long way
Can be used as a concealer to cover up pimples and dark circles.
Suitable for everyday use, if you apply a thin coat.
In general, this pan stick is worth your attention, especially if you have dry skin.