Monday, May 4, 2015

AMW Reviews: Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation

I have used Max Factor X Skin Luminizer Foundation several times even on a make up photo-torial recently (How to apply make up on dark, pigmented lids).  I tend to grab this particular liquid foundation when I needed the full coverage minus the fake, heavy feel! 

But seriously?  Who likes to apply liquid foundation on a very hot and humid summer like this?  Well, ME if I have some coverage!  I also tend to use this as my "lightweight" concealer!  

Shade on spotlight: SAND
Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation

Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation says ---
Want coverage that enhances your skin rather than masking it? Try skin luminizer foundation, which cleverly uses light-reflecting particles to create a gorgeous healthy-looking glow.
  • Subtle skin luminizers are specially designed to reflect ‘warm’ light tones.
  • Also contains a hydrator that helps improve skin’s condition to create a healthy glow from within.
  • Medium coverage with a dewy finish.
  • Handy pump dispenser
Shades: 6 shades available locally

AMW says ---
  • Pump packaging.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Applies easily and smoothly.
  • Looks very natural on every angle.
  • Gives my skin a subtle glow (not shine)
  • Works even on very dry skin.  My skin did not flake even without moisturizer or primer underneath.
  • The "glow" lasts on me all day and so far, the foundation did not clog my skin.

  • The foundation may slide off easier for users with extremely oily skin.  I would say around 3 hours max in this crazy humid weather.
  • The super tiny gold flecks may actually enhance pores if not "primed" properly prior to foundation application.
    • Covers redness, under eye darkness at a certain extent.
    • Price.

    The difference is in the comfort. The rich texture of my other glowing bases feels and looks good on dry skin. This looked grand but, after a few hours, my skin would start to feel tight and in need of some more moisture. From my weeks of wear, I’m not sure this is a contender for those with dry skin

    • Best applied with the use of damp sponge for natural coverage.  Fingers are okay but you have to set with sponge to avoid streaks or finger prints.
    • To keep the "glow" set powder only on areas that tend to oil up and leave the rest for natural glow.
    • Some may say, concealer first before foundation, for this particular foundation, I would say: Go with foundation first as you may end up not needed concealer after all!
    • BUT, if you have extreme color correcting needs, correct the areas needed first prior to foundation application.
    • Always use "dabbing" motion during application for better coverage.
    • If you have oily skin, use an oil control primer underneath to keep foundation from sliding off.  
    • If you have dry skin, it may be okay at first not to apply moisturizer underneath but after several hours inside an air-conditioned room, skin may feel tight so moisturize properly.

    Will I repurchase?

    To whom do I recommend this to?
    Users with normal skin!  Extreme oily or dry skin can still use it but need primers (oil control or hydrating).

    Where to purchase and how much?
    Available at Max Factor counters nationwide priced at Php945.00 (approx $21.00)


    Closer look on the "posh" gold pump packaging.

    AMW application - with the use of Beauty Blender or regular sponge, make sure it is damp!

    1 layer of even coverage.

    Before and After
    Red spots around my face are gone and the dark undereye circle was blurred out a bit!
    What I like on the after photo is the "inner glow" it gives and how natural it looks even with flash!
    Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation before and after photo

    Front View
    Left: With Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation in Sand.
    Right: Bare Face
    I may need extra concealing on the undereye area but the rest of my face looks pretty natural.

    Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation before and after photo

    How do you find the Max FactorX Skin Luminizer Foundation after seeing my photos?
    Will you give this foundation a try?

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    Stay happy!


    1. Honestly though you just need a heavy coverage concealer for some spots and you're good to go. You're skin looks pretty good tbh. :)

      CJ | From Manila with Love

      1. aww thanks CJ, well, I am DONE with the acne prone stage! (yup used to have that) :D


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