Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation review, before & after photos

It's times like these I need to give myself a smack upside the head for thinking I wasn't going to get along with a product, only to finally use it and not only did I get along with it, but I blahddy love it!  I was sent the Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation before Christmas and first thought it would be too dark for me based on the shade name, then after looking inside the pot, thought the consistency would be too thick for me.


I put my hands up and say that I'm guilty Your Honour, guilty of judging a foundation by the pot.  I'll say eight Hail Marys and one Glory Be because I was wrong on all counts.  I thought it was going to be like the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundations which used to ball up on my face so much that I lost reason with it, but no, this smooths across my visage like silk.


Described as a demi-matte foundation, the whipped texture feels slightly silicon-like on, but doesn't dry out the skin the way some products rich in silicon do.  As you know, I've combination skin, so go through phases of having an oily t-zone with dry patches, normal cheeks that can also run dry and I found that once my skin was properly moisturised, the foundation looked flawless on.  It actually made me say "Wow" at myself in the mirror like a weirdo.  

I had a couple of days where the sides of my nose were really dry along with a weird uber dry patch close to my hairline on my forehead and I found that the product did cling to those areas.  But a quick exfoliation that night and a good moisturiser and I was back to normal.  So if you've really dry skin or tend of have dry patches, I'd test it out first before buying it.  

Beige is the 4th lightest shade of 6, so once I bring it down my neck, I can wear it during the day easily, but come the summer, it'll be on my face a lot more.  This evens out my skin tone beautifully and hides the redness on my schnoz and cheeks while brightening my skin, giving me a wonderful natural glow and airbrushed finish.  We're talking about medium coverage that feels light as air on the skin and nearly lasts the full work day before needing a touch up.



I'm so impressed with this foundation and I think it's because of the issues with the Maybelline one that I steered clear of mousse and cream foundations for the past few years.  But the Whipped Creme foundation has reignited my relationship with them and long may it last!

It's €12.99 and is on Max Factor stands now.  Nice one Mr. Factor!
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9 comments

  1. It’s gorgeous on you Karen, my nose is super dry at the minute from the flu so I’ll hold off until I’m cured to try this!

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    1. Thanks Nora, it's a gorge foundation, roll on the summer and I can really get stuck into it!

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  2. That looks gorgeous on you. And such a good price too

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    1. Great value, one of the best drugstore foundations I've tried!

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  3. This is a lovely foundation to use. It annoys me that even though there are more shades available they aren't all readily available in Boots! I will say that if your skin is haveing a super dry moment then it doesn't sit too well on dry patches.

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  4. Why oh why do you post reviews of such pretty things?? I've ran out of my healthy mix foundation and rather than repurchase it I want to be all adventurous and try something different...This looks like it could be it.... :)

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  5. Looks stunballs on you! I'm itching to get a new foundation after my spending ban!!! :D

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  6. Nice review! I'll check out my sample for this :)
    XO,
    Glenda C.
    http://gcandedeir.wordpress.com

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