More Max Factor love today, which is still showing no sign of waning, especially since they can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes thanks to some truly awesome recent releases. I’m finding myself reaching for a lot of their products on a daily basis, one of which is the Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation – if you love the idea of a compact foundation but tend to find them too dry, here’s one for you.
The “liquid illusion” aspect of the compact is because it’s supposed to be a product that becomes liquid on contact with skin. I guess by this they’re suggesting that it’s more fluid (literally) than typical compact foundations, which is absolutely right, but it’s a bit of a cheesy name. The compact itself is great; a sturdy two-tiered compact with the sponge on the upper level and the product on the lower level, but for a compact it is missing the rather important mirror needed for on-the-go application, something you always associate with a compact product.
There are only six shades available and I’m, predictably, the palest, which is Creamy Ivory. Pleasingly, this is a much better match for me than the palest shade from the Pan Sticks which shows up quite dark on me – a shame because it’s another truly great product from the brand. I apply this with the enclosed sponge, then get blending with a buffing brush. You could blend it all out with the sponge, but if you’re short of time then using a brush will speed things up.
I absolutely love, love, LOVE the finish of this foundation, which leaves skin looking hydrated and wonderfully dewy, without heading into greasy/sweaty territory – you just look like you have good skin and a few people commented on how glowy my skin looked whilst wearing this (and I NEVER get skin compliments!) which proves the point. It also lasts pretty well considering it’s a dewy product that I’m guessing isn’t built to last, but at least it’s a compact for touch-ups if you’re prone to make-up slippage. In the before picture above I’ve buffed in some of the green Colour Corrector Stick (The Reducer) which is also a Max Factor product, before working this over the top. It’s £12.99 in the 3for2 here – link – I’d recommend trying out the Creme Puff blushers if you’re planning to indulge in the deal!