Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation – Review, Photos, Swatches

Pigmentation:

The pigmentation of Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation is what I would describe as medium coverage and very buildable. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that out of the 6 shades that are available, there is one that is quite a close match to my ridiculously pale skin-tone.

1 Bare Faced
​Me, bare faced, with no makeup at all.

2 Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation
Me, with Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation and nothing else.

​As you can see, this foundation does a good job of evening out my skin-tone and covering any blemishes. In the above picture I am not wearing any concealer, I have simply patted little extra foundation over any blemishes. It is definitely not a sheer foundation, it is obvious I am wearing it, but it doesn’t look or feel cakey or heavy.

5 Full Face of Makeup
​Me, with a full face of makeup (but no eyebrows), just because I looked a little flat in the picture above (oh vanity).

Ease of application:

I found this foundation very easy to apply, once I stopped trying to use the sponge that was included. The first time I used Max Factor Miracle Touch foundation was at a masterclass, and all I had to apply it with was the sponge and my fingers. I quickly ditched the sponge and found that when applied with my fingers, it melted into my skin seamlessly, giving a very natural, glowing finish.

Sara May Monaghan, Jaime Chew 2
​Me and Jaime of Miss Chew at the Max Factor Masterclass.

​At home, I’ve been using this with a damp beauty pod sponge, and I find it gives a flawless and much fuller coverage effect. Personally I prefer a lighter level of coverage and will probably revert to using my fingers.

If you have this foundation, and you choose to use the sponge provided, please take note of the instructions on the lid and wash it with soap and water after every use. Sponges, like makeup brushes, need to be cleaned regularly, and if you’re not sure why, read this article.

Longevity:

Amazingly, I can apply this foundation without a primer, and have it last on my skin for a good 8-10 hours. I experienced no splitting or separation, and it retained a good level of coverage until I removed it.

Packaging:

Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation 1

This foundation is presented in a glass (acetate?) pot, with a black screw-on lid. The lid contains a flip-top compartment housing a sponge for convenient on-the-go foundation application.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation 3

The lid has something of a flimsy feel, but the base seems to make up for this by feeling solid and weighty.

One thing that I found a little disappointing about the packaging of this foundation is that it is quite bulky when you consider the amount of product it holds. At 11.5 grams, I would consider this a smaller than standard amount of cream foundation. My other cream foundations cantain between 15 and 17 grams of product, and the packaging is less bulky.

What they say:

miracle_large Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation transforms on contact with the skin from a solid foundation into a lightweight, supple liquid. It has been designed to contain the best properties of both liquid and solid foundations, delivering even coverage without heaviness. It provides an even, fine, smooth finish after only one application. Breakthrough technology allows Miracle Touch to be liquid enough to flow over the skin yet firm enough to remain finely suspended over textured and uneven areas. Available in Creamy Ivory, Blushing Beige, Warm Almond, Natural, Golden and Bronze.

Available from:

Priceline, selected pharmacies, supermarkets and variety stores.

RRP:

$35.60 AUD
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Pigmentation: The pigmentation of Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation is what I would describe as medium coverage and very buildable. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that out of the 6 shades that are available, there is one that is quite a close match to my ridiculously pale skin-tone. ​Me, bare faced, ...

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Packaging
Pigmentation
Texture
Ease of Application
Longevity

Summary : My verdict: A lovely foundation, and definitely one of the best pharmacy / drugstore branded foundations I have tried. I can see Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation becoming one of the foundations I regularly use, particularly over winter.

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