Thursday, 15 September 2011

Max Factor Ageless Elixir

I have been a member of the website Super Savvy Me for some time, I recently upgraded my membership to join the Savvy Circle, here you can apply to take part in projects to trial new products etc.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in the trial for the new 
Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2in1 Foundation + serum.
I was excited to receive my starter kit a few days ago

The kit contained a full sized product for me to test, as well as lots of samples to give out to friends and family, money off vouchers, feedback sheets and a product information guide.

Here is some information about the foundation

'Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2in1 Foundation + Serum combines a foundation which instantly helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with a unique serum with SPF 15 which protects your skin against signs of ageing'.

I received the product in Shade 50 natural, here it is on my hand
I don't normally use a cream foundation as in the past I have found them too mask like, I prefer the natural finish of a mineral powder, however I have been really pleasantly surprised by this new foundation.
I have applied using my fingers and the foundation blends across the skin nicely without settling into fine lines (of which I seem to be getting quite a few !),  and the shade is ideal for my medium to light skin tone.
I should mention that whilst my skin has become drier over the years, it can still tend to be a bit shiny around my nose and chin, but this foundation seems just right for me as it leaves a nice soft matt finish, but my skin feels moisturised and soft.
I applied quite a light layer and the finish gave perhaps slightly more coverage than my usual mineral powder, but I have found you can increase the coverage by applying another layer.
I like the fact that it has an SPF 15 , although because I worry about sun induced damage I will still use a higher protection day cream underneath.
As yet I can't comment on the anti ageing benefits of the serum but overall I am very impressed and would definitely recommend this product and continue to use it myself.
Well done Max Factor , you've managed to convert this non foundation wearer !!
Here's a quick pic after I'd used the product, I find it so hard to get a good picture, but hopefully you get the idea!

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