I'm not a foundation junkie, but had a little count-up recently and have embarassingly amassed 6 different ones in the last few months (I realise that in the broad scheme of beauty blogging, 6 is *nothing* but still, for me that's a lot). The one I've been faithful to for the most part has been the Bourjois Healthy Mix, which I think performs like a far superior product that the drugstore beauty that it is. However, I always sit up and pay attention when Max Factor release a new foundation and their latest offering is the Xperience Weightless foundation, part of a new line of weightless products - there's a mascara and a gloss balm too. This is what it looks like:
Max Factor describe this foundation as giving "flawless coverage that feels light as air". I will definitely agree with the "light as air" feeling. It is very much like a tinted moisturiser. However, I found I had to build and build and build to get an even finish, thus totally negating the lightness part - by the time I'd finished I felt like I was caked. To be fair though, it didn't look cakey. The finish was dewy and reasonably flawless.
Here it is blended out on my hand:
I was sort of expecting some payback for the extra layers I'd put on, but ELF HD powder has never failed me (plus I used a primer and oil-free moisturiser) so I can only assume it was the foundation's fault.
As I got this a couple of months ago and my tan has faded, this shade is slightly too dark for me now so I haven't ventured back to give it another go, but am hanging onto it until January when I'm away and should get some colour back into my face. I just don't know what it is that made my skin so shiny - perhaps I need to test it in a normal office environment - will try and do that this week if I can blend as if my life depends on it.
I am not impressed. I usually get on well with Max Factor foundations - I really like the Miracle Touch one - but this, so far, has been a disaster. I also can't see why the brand needs this as well as the Second Skin foundation, which also claims to be very light, natural, flawless, etc. and by all accounts that's a far superior product.
It's available in Boots and Superdrug for around £9.99. Has anyone tried this? Thoughts and tips? Help! I do not want this to go to waste!