My latest beauty addiction is foundation and of course that goes hand in hand with brushes. I've been eyeing this brush up for a long time and now I finally own it. I'm loving it so far. It gives a flawless finish. It cost me just under £20 including postage for it to be shipped from New Zealand. It was quite quick too given the distance it travelled.
It smelt like chemicals when I got it but one wash soon solved that. No shedding yet either.
All in all a great purchase so far. I've done a demonstration of it's use on my youtube channel.
Ok so a couple of months ago I decided to concentrate my efforts on using up specific products in order to reduce my stash. I picked two items and tried to finish them.
I am pleased to report that I have finished one of them. Yay me!!
It is the Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation in Creamy Ivory 40. And here's the picture to prove it.
It's such a great feeling to finally finish this. I really liked this foundation but being a makeup junkie I am completely fickle and switch brands quite often. Who doesn't? It's completely normal right?
What the description says:
With a unique lightweight solid to liquid formula it removes the need for the traditional concealer, foundation and powder combination and instead creates the perfect base in just one easy application. The result is a flawless, fresh and incredibly smooth complexion that glows with radiance.
I used it in conjunction with a concealer and a powder. I just cannot skip those two steps. It just doesn't feel right somehow. It did last all day using my method though. I'm not sure it would stand up to that without a powder on top. I easily got 16 hours wear with only very minor patchiness appearing on my chin area. This can be a problem area for me and I find that most foundations wear off in this area first.
It's not particularly cheap at £12.99. I think this would be at the higher or possibly highest end of drugstore/chemist pricing. However, in Boots and Superdrug there are very often offers on, the most common being 3 for the price of 2 across all the makeup brands. Recently when this offer was on I bought 3 of these foundations. So great was my love for this foundation at the time of purchase. I still love it of course but there are so many other foundations out there that I've yet to try.