I’ve switched to the Korean BB creams for quite a long time ago, because drugstore foundations are obviously worse.
However, recently I got interested by the Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation. To be honest, I’m obsessed with the results and what it does to my face! It seems that new generation foundations do really exist. I mean those which you don’t feel on your face. Moreover, they adjust to your skin tone and look undetectable, although they ensure quite a photoshop effect.
I haven’t had any mousse foundations before, so I was quite curious how this one would perform on my skin.
But honestly, I didn’t have high hopes.
40 Creamy Ivory
I’ve chosen one of the lightest shades out there and that is 40 Creamy Ivory.
Upon first use it seemed that the shade was too dark, but it was only the upper layer of the foundation. It was luckily lighter further on.
However, the shade 40 is just a little bit too dark for my fair skin. Additionally, I can clearly see a pink undertone to it, which doesn’t suit me perfectly. The thing is that the color of my face and neck differ when it’s on, but it’s not a deal-breaker.
The next shade in the range is 45 Warm Almond. It has a warmer undertone, but the shade is darker.
So, the texture is incredible. When I pick it up, it starts melting and gets soft and buttery. It’s not a mousse, but a real foundation.
The product comes with an elastic sponge that lies at the bottom. It’s hygienic.
Believe it or not, but the coverage with the included sponge turns out to be great! The only thing is that it can be too thick, which is not for everybody’s liking. As for me, I use the Zoeva 104 Buffer brush to get a lightweight, smooth and even coverage.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Talc, Acetyl Glucosamine, Silica, Candelilla Cera, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Paraffin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Cera Microcristallina, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Zinc Oxide, Aluminium Hydroxide, Hydroxyapatite, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Glycerin, Methicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butycarbamate, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Caramel [+/- Cl 77891, Cl 77492, Cl 77491, Cl 77499]
I’ve been using the Miracle Touch foundation for a month now and honestly I see only pros with it. I can’t find any cons.
So, I’m going to tell the good things about the product:
The foundation applies to my skin very evenly and streak-free. It covers up all the imperfections very well (redness, bluish areas and acne spots). If you don’t have any huge skin problems, you can even refuse using a concealer. Sometimes I use this foundation even under my eyes.
It doesn’t emphasize dry areas, wrinkles, large pores and other imperfections. I can’t say that it smooths out everything, but it conceals them pretty well without emphasizing anything. It’s a nice result for me.
The foundation is undetectable on my face. Perfect!
Gives a matte and natural-looking finish. It doesn’t look mask-like. My skin is beautiful without any oily sheen. I sometimes even forget to use a setting powder after application!
It looks amazing on my combination skin type in winter. It wears around 5 hours on me very decently.
I guess this pot with 11.5 g will suffice for about 4 months or even more for me provided I use it every day.
I’m obsessed with this Max Factor foundation and according to the beauty-bloggers it’s a success. I haven’t read any negative reviews about it.