23 August 2011

MaxFactor's Smooth Effect foundation

I'm the type of girl who goes for expensive foundation. I'm not talking of the likes of Chanel (although I would like to own one of their foundations one day...), I'm a Clinique girl. I've been using Clinique's Superbalanced foundation for years and it has never failed me. However, it was a bit too much coverage for my daytime look. It does have a slight caked-on feeling and I wanted something a bit lighter - both in coverage and in price!

Anyway, after my holiday in June, I decided to go on the hunt for a new purse-friendly foundation. I went to my local Sainsburys, which only sells high-street brands, had a browse and tested a few out. This is the one I picked out..

Before application...

After application...

It cost me £6-7 (I can't remember exactly, it was so long ago, oops) and it's lasted forever so far. It stays on all day, doesn't fade and feels lovely on my skin. You only need to use a little bit and it spreads really far. It covers redness, spots, bags under your eyes... All sorts! And it doesn't dry out your skin, which is a big issue for me most of the time. It's one of the cheaper products by MaxFactor and, in my opinion, probably one of the best!

I've been applying it with a Sigma F50 Duo Fibre brush, which has really helped me to spread the foundation further than if I used a standard foundation brush or my fingers. Of course, you can use different ways to apply, but I found a brush like that lets me achieve the best finished look.

I've noticed that it's actually more expensive to buy in stores, such as Boots, so go to your supermarket instead! I'm not sure if that's the case for other brands, like Rimmel etc, but it's worth researching into it. I know you get points if you shop at Boots or Superdrug, but sometimes I'm more bothered about saving money there and then ;)



Cherry said...

This looks really lovely, I'm always on the look out for a decent foundation!

Miaka said...

Just bought this one! cant wait to try it on! Looks great on your picture!

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