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Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation Review (Creamy Ivory 040)

Hello beauties! It’s time for a new make-up review, and today we’re talking about a pretty cool drugstore foundation. The Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion foundation is a great choice for the busy bees out there. It has a compact formula and it’s quick and easy to apply.

I picked up the Creamy Ivory 040 shade, which is perfect for my skin tone. It doesn’t look great on a tanned skin, but since I’m white as hell and I haven’t been anywhere this summer, it was a good match for me. I took these pictures a while ago, but now I can say I almost finished the whole product.

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Product description 

With a unique lightweight solid to liquid formula it removes the need for the traditional concealer, foundation and powder combination and instead creates the perfect base in just one easy application. The result is a flawless, fresh and incredibly smooth complexion that glows with radiance.

Overall, I was pretty satisfied with this foundation. It’s great for summer, since it has a light-weight formula and I could barely feel it on the face. Also, it’s perfect for travels, since it has a compact packaging.

For the application, I recommend using a damp beauty blender. The sponge that comes in the package is pure rubbish, you shouldn’t even bother trying it 😂 Maybe a round foundation brush could work as well, such as the Expert Brush from Real Techniques. But a stippling or flat brush isn’t the best choice.

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Pros & Cons

It has a good coverage, I noticed that you only need a layer of foundation to cover up all the redness and minor imperfections. However, it does not replace the concealer if you have some dark under-eye circles.

I used to set it with a compact powder at first, but then I started using translucent powder and I must say it looks a lot better on the skin. And don’t worry, it’s almost impossible to get a cakey look with this foundation. I also like the fact that it’s not patchy at all, it’s buildable and easy to blend.

So, my only complaint is about the lasting performance. It does look perfect on the skin for the first couple of hours, but then it starts to fade a bit. Also, it’s not mattifying enough, so I still had some shine on my forehead and chin at the end of the day. And yeah, it’s not transfer resistant.

Yeah, I got some better results by using the Nivea After Shave Balm as a primer first. It does make it last longer, but it definitely doesn’t help with the shine control.

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Overall Opinion

Giving the fact I only used this foundation in the hot summer days, it actually performed quite well. Gotta give it credit for that. It’s the second Max Factor foundation I bought this year, and so far I am satisfied by the quality of their products.

The price is friendly, maybe a bit higher than the usual drugstore foundations. You can find it online on many make-up stores (1001 cosmetice, Aoro, etc.), but also on the physical Max Factor stands.

Would I buy it again? Maybe next summer 🙂 Now I can’t get enough of the Revlon Color Stay foundation, which will have a review soon as well.

Max Factor Liquid Illusion Foundation

Size: 11,5 gr

Price: 40 RON

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Talc, Acetyl Glucosamine, Silica, Candelilla Cera, Ozokerite, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis, Glycerin, Allantoin, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Zinc Oxide, Hydroxyapatite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methicone, Disodium EDTA, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Acetate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben

Did you ever try this product? What’s your opinion about it? Or what’s your favorite foundation from Max Factor?

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2 Comment

    1. Yep, I agree. The shade and texture is awesome, but it sucks that it’s not long-lasting. Maybe it’s different on normal or dry skin, I don’t know. But for my combination skin it wasn’t the perfect match. I still think that the Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation is better than this <3 Thanks for stopping by! Kisses

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