12 March 2013

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation Review

So Max Factor has just recently released their newest Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation last month. Or the month before. I've pretty much been trialling this foundation since its release really. Ya, I know. I take a loooooong time to review foundations, but we're here now!

Max Factor's Facefinity Foundation dresses in your classy glass bottle with a pump (YES!) and plastic cap. Feels very sturdy, but oh man! I already have visions of me dropping this bottle in my head. But then again, if it was packaged in a plastic bottle then I'd probably be the first to complain that it looks tacky and cheap. <--- dillemma. Le sigh. 

Hitting up the claims, Facefinity is described as a "3-in-1" for its ability to: 
  • Prime
  • Correct
  • Protect (by SPF20)

Personally, I didn't notice any priming and correcting when using this foundation. The product itself isn't any smoother than other foundations I own nor did it apply like it had an in-built primer. As for correcting, I still do notice redness around my nose and darker under eye circles, but it did a great job at covering my pink acne scars!

Facefinity reminds me ALOT of Revlon Colorstay with its lightweight-ness, medium-full coverage and matte finish. Its consistency isn't as thin though (which is good) and is actually better in terms of blendability though since its settling time on the skin is quite average -- allowing time to blend. Also not forgetting the fact that it does have a more bearable scent than Revlon's ColorStay. Big Yays!

For me, I have minor dry patches on my cheeks and this applies and wears well. It does have the tendency to cake, but rarely do I have any problems, even when I build up on the coverage. I still am very cautious when applying it though! My cheatsheet to avoid having this foundation caking around the drier bits is to mix it with a moisturiser, use stippling motions instead of buffing motions, and use a spraying mist whilst I'm at the buffing process. Really does help!

How it looks if I'd apply it without a spritz, primer or moisturiser -- on DRY skin

Although it claims to last up to 12 hours, I've gone with this for 10 hours (without a primer) when I noticed slight fadings. Ten hours is still pretty good though! I've also gone through the toughest heat with this one! We're talking about mowing the lawn under the sun at 25 degrees here! My t-zone sure did get oilier and face got sweatier, but it withstood that pretty well. All it needed was a blot or a bit of powdering and it's good to go again.

Overall, big ticks for:
  • Lightweight-ness
  • Full coverage
  • Matte finish (if you prefer mattes)
  • Long lasting power
  • Ability to withstand heat and humidity
  • Bearable fragrance

Small ticks for (could be improved):
  • Oil controlling -- The oils for my t-zone seeps through every 3-4 hours of wear which I thought could be improved on. Blotting doesn't bother me, but this is probably a crucial point to note if you have oily skin!

As much as I like this foundation, I wouldn't wear this on the daily though since I personally prefer light coverage, dewy finishes, and I'd look into something more hydrating. I'd recommend this to: normal to oily skin types; matte-lovers; or those who are looking for a foundation which would be ideal for photographic events though, such as clubbing and/or parties!

What do you think of Max Factor's Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation?
Have you tried it this foundation yet? Or any other ones by MF?

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation, 5 shades, $31.95.

Disclaimer: This product was provided for review consideration. All opinions expressed within this post are of my own and remains uninfluenced. Please refer to this site's disclosure policy. 


  1. Thanks for the review!
    It does do a good job of covering the little spots but I think I'll need something with a bit more coverage :)

  2. This foundations sounds perfect for me :) I love full coverage and a matte finish xx

  3. I was disappointed :-( no matter how much I tried it just caked and made my face and skin look aweful. It also made my crows feet ( laughter lines ;-) look worse x

  4. This foundation works good for me.
    ~Pauline @Kallony


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