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Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2-in-1 Foundation + Serum Review
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Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2-in-1 Foundation + Serum Review

Overall rating:
4.3/5

A foundation that gives an instant flawless finish plus a serum with SPF
15* to help protect against the visible signs of ageing. For flawless
looking skin now and in the future. *with daily use

  • Gives you instant flawless finish
  • Contains serum with SPF 15* to help protect against the visible signs of ageing. *with daily use

 

RRP : $39.99

Availability : Farmers

Website : www.maxfactor.com.au

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Overall rating:
4.7/5
20th March, 2017 at 9:09 am
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Elixir? Might just be a magical one!

I really can't fault this product. (Bit of a spoiler there)

I thought the pump bottle was lovely, very simple. It matches the rimer I was trying beautifully, they look like a classy duo.

1-2 pumps was more than enough for an even coverage, so I imagine this will last a good few months, I use foundation 2-3 times a week.

The product is a lovely smooth consistency. It smells like...skin care. I definitely believe there's a serum in there!

When I first applied it I was concerned by the fullness of the coverage, but it buffs out well to a medium coverage. Definitely build-a-ble from medium coverage up. It didn't sink into my lines or pores, nor cling to my dry patches in my nose crevices.

The feel on my skin was light, and my skin felt quite natural to touch. I felt hydrated, despite the somewhat matte finish - so again, it must be the serum in there?

I tried this with and without the Miracle Smooth Primer. Without - matte, quite 'flat' finish. Lasted well, but by about 5pm on coming home from work it was past best. With - a dewy, lighter finish. Lasted until my evening shower at around 9pm. The application of the foundation over the primer was just so ridiculously smooth.

All-in-all this is a really, really lovely foundation to use. It's adaptable in it's coverage, and using the primer you can change the finish. Even without the primer it lasts well (and in heat, did I mention it lasted well in the heat?!) . Does the skin care/serum inside act as an anti-ageing product? I dunno, with daily use maybe, but you definitely feel there is something 'extra' to this foundation.

So yeah, really happy. It feels like a super-high-end foundation, so at $40, will buy again!

Tips: I was a bit confused by the SPF 15 with daily use - what does this mean? Does the SPF build up? How does that even work?

As I had no idea about the SPF in this I opted to use my usual facial sunscreen daily.

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Overall rating:
4.3/5
16th March, 2017 at 8:07 pm
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Great

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to foundation, only using it a couple of times a week at most, however after been selected for the trial I have used this every day for the past 3 days and I think I may now be a foundation convert!

This is so easy to apply and the shade matches me perfectly. It glides over my skin after applying the primer and then stays there all day. It is a nice consistency, not too runny that it makes a mess but not so thick it takes forever to blend it in.

It gives a lightweight finish yet hides my redness and remains natural looking. It also has a really nice smell (my partner commented that my perfume smelled nice and I hadn't put it on yet lol).

I like that it comes in a pump bottle, I use 1 to 2 pumps to cover my entire face, a little goes a long way.

I'm unsure if it protects the signs of aging at this stage, but anything is worth a try right?

Tips: Use with the primer to have all day lasting wear

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Overall rating:
4.0/5
16th March, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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Max Factor Ageles Elixir

I was SO excited for this trial and it did not disappoint. You do not need much product and it really goes a long way, you can really feel the serum in it. It goes on so smoothly and evenly. and the shade was bang on! Blends in really well. I found it lasted all day too I would recommend using a primer with it as I tried it with just a moisturiser underneath - as it can get an oily feeling, that might just be for those with oily combination skin like mine though. It does not affect the way the foundation sits though

Tips: A little goes a long way :)

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4.0/5
12th March, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2-1. Foundation + serum

I was so excited to try this.foundation I was thinking I will look like Kim K, I also thought I would be giving it a really good test by using it on a day that's 30°c. So I started with the primer which I had never used before but had always wanted to. So I applied it and I wasn't shy then after it was dry I got my foundation and noticed it was really thick so gave it a good shake and applied with a brush and my fingers. I had to put about two to three layers on to get really good cover. I didn't mind that. It was smooth and I liked that the most. I can't say it covered my fine. Lines and wrinkles like it said,,but in saying that I still found it a joy to use with the primer. They work really good together and as a high end foundation it's up there for sure. The best thing is that my makeup stayed on all day looking as fresh as if I had just done it even in 30°c heat it stayed and looked perfect.

Tips: My best tip would be to make sure you shake the bottle really well and don't be afraid to apply the. Foundation it. Works really well on top of itself, ie,more than one layer.

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