That title’s a mouthful!
As y’all must know by now, I splurge a lot on bases, mainly because I think they’re the foundation (heh) upon which all makeup is built. A good base can make or break a look, so I choose only the best – my queen, Bobbi Brown.
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This is my very first first impressions post. I don’t usually do this because I like testing out products before blogging about them, but since I don’t plan to write much about skincare anyway, here goes nothing!
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Bobbi Brown is the freakin’ queen. Her Makeup Manual is awesome, her beauty philosophy is on point, and her products are raved over by makeup mavens the world over. Which is why on a whim, I decided to #TreatYoSelf and bought her Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation.
What I love about Bobbi is that she makes cosmetics for a wide range of skin tones. I got Warm Beige, which is an exact shade match for me.
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When I started running out of Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation, I went shopping for a new one. I wasn’t asking for much—I just wanted a foundation that controls my oil. Is that so hard?
Apparently, it is. 😦
Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation in Sand 60
It comes in a plastic tube but it doesn’t look cheap. The design is sophisticated and sleek. To get the product out, you just have to squeeze and control the amount. No wastage here! Also very travel-friendly.
The texture isn’t as heavy as my Revlon Colorstay but has a little bit of heft to it. It’s easy to blend as it doesn’t dry easily. Coverage is light-medium.
Unfortunately, that’s all the good things I have to say about this.
When you get the product onto your fingers/brush/sponge, you’ll get a whiff of a pungent, sour, plastic-y smell. I’d like to say you get used to it, but it bothers me up to this very day, and I bought this like half a year ago.
After application, it looks beautifully natural and smooth. After a couple of hours, my face turns into an oil spill. My T-zone gets especially shiny. If I use my Clean & Clear Oil Control Film, it only takes around an hour before I have to de-grease again. I checked, and the bottle says oil-free—so what is happening?!
It transfers, too. When I wore this, I couldn’t lean on my boyfriend’s chest or shoulders without leaving an orange stain. My handkerchiefs are always spotted with the stuff, and the neckline of my clothes too. Ew. Such Oompa-Loompa feels.
Verdict: Way too expensive for the piss-poor quality! Frickin’ NO. Thanks to this product, I am never buying a Max Factor product again.