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Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony in Nude 47 SPF 20 Foundation Review  

Claims:

Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is a multi-tasking product that will help you achieve a flawless and radiant healthy skin look in one application. The new foundation is better for your skin than wearing no make-up at all.

Formula
Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is a hybrid make up with a smart formula and intelligent ingredients specially designed to adapt to internal and external skin stresses over the day: 24-hour hydration, SPF20 protection and shine control to help protect skin from dryness, shine and sun exposure. The foundation restores tired, stressed-out skin and improves skin condition.

How to use

Make-up Artist Tips: To choose your perfect shade, match the foundation with the skin tone of your jawline. To ensure even coverage, apply a small amount of the foundation in the centre of your face and blend outwards with a foundation brush or your fingertips. Always apply the foundation in good natural light.


Can I just start by saying that I found the following line very odd “and blend outwards with a foundation brush or your fingertips.” seeing as you receive a free beauty sponge with the foundation!! Not that it was any good. It’s not pictured cause I throw it in the bin after the first use as it was punching me repeatedly in the face!!!

I appreciate the fact that this has a pump on it but I find the lid slightly annoying & fiddly.


It is quite a runny consistency & is slightly scented. I used a brush as they recommended but it was hard work. It seemed like it was just moving around my face instead of blending. Eventually I used the brush to apply it & used my Ecotools Sponge to blend it in properly.

I found it to be a good colour match but I did notice it stinging my skin a little bit! There was good coverage , I would say a good medium cover. There was still some of my redness on my cheeks peeking through.

My skin had a nice glow to it and the foundation wasn’t clinging to any dry patches .

I did powder my T-Zone cause I always do. I had this on for about 8 hours and by the time I was ready to take it off it was very VERY shiny on the T-Zone. It looked positively greasy and felt it too. Considering they claim shine control I found this to be very disappointing. Having said that it didn’t break down anywhere which was good.

Overall I found this hard to work with & ended up being very shiny. As to the skincare claims, I can’t speak to it as I haven’t worn it enough to see a difference & anyways I leave that to my actual skincare.

Finally I just wanted to talk about Covergirl & Max Factor rumor(that they are the same company). I do believe that this is very similar to the Cover Girl Healthy Elixir Foundation. I have compared the ingredients below & they are quite similar. All the ingredients in Covergirl is in Max Factor but Max Factor does seem to have more ingredients in total. But ya , I’ll leave it up to yourself.

CoverGirl Healthy Elixer:

 Water / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Chloride, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, PVP, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylene / Methacrylate Copolymer, Trihydroxystearin,Arachidyl Behenate, Methicone, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Ethylene Brassylate, Behenic Acid, Polyethylene. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

 Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony:

 Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Talc, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PVP, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Trihydroxystearin,Arachidyl Behenate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methicone, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Silica, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Ethylene Brassylate, Behenic Acid, Polyethylene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Citronellol, Linalool, Eugenol

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4 thoughts on “Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony in Nude 47 SPF 20 Foundation Review  

  1. Glad I found your post because I’m currently using the Facefinity foundation which I really like and was going to give this one a try. My skin gets very shiny so looks like this would be no good for me. Great post x

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