My never ending quest for the perfect foundation continues, and as they have discontinued my mainstay (boo to you Max Factor!) I am now on the look out for another "make do" one too.
|What I used to use - Max Factor Xperience Ivory|
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There's probably hundreds of great foundations out there that would suit me perfectly but due to price, they are just not something I can warrant, especially as it's pot luck with coverage and colour for me. My main requirement is coverage, because I can lighten up any foundation that's too dark with this amazing little product, MakeUp Forever pan stick, in white:
|MakeUp Forever Pan Stick in White|
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So what to mix with this now my old favourite is discontinued?
Enter - Max Factor Whipped Creme!
|Max Factor Whipped Creme Light Ivory|
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I saw this and thought I'd give it a go, as you'd hope that being the same brand and the same colour name, it'd be a similar colour. Actually, it's a little bit lighter (hooray!) so I now have to use less white to tone it down. I do however still have to use the white - so it's not quite perfect.
Coverage wise though, and this foundation is a real winner. Unlike Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse which I found to be really clumpy and very difficult to get even (not to mention BRIGHT BLOODY ORANGE), this goes on so easily and even a thick layer looks even, and you don't look caked. I just use my fingers, as lightly as possible, and I've found this to be the best way. I did try it with a brush, but it was difficult to remove brush strokes - I think because it's so thick. But thick is GOOD!! Amazingly good! I also tried a make up sponge but again nothing beats the fingers.
This will be my new mainstay, at least until I find one that is lighter, with the same coverage. Maybe Max factor would like to make a "Porcelain" shade, lighter than their Light Ivory!? That would be perfect!
|Me wearing Max Factor Whipped Creme, mixed with |
MakeUp Forever whiteand topped with
NARS Snow powder
The search continues....