My mum has never been into makeup. I remember when I was little, the only pampering treat she would allow herself was a coat of pink or red nail polish on her nails.
Imagine my surprise when last month she asked me to help her choose a foundation! Her requirements? It has to provide full coverage and be as cheap as possible (my mum doesn’t like to splurge on herself).
I thought Max Factor Creme Puff Compact was the best choice for her. I had bought a compact years before and had fallen in love with it. I knew the same would happen to her – and I wasn’t wrong!
Max Factor Creme Puff is available in 7 shades. My mum uses #13, Nouveau Beige, which I think is the lightest shade available. It’s too dark for me, but matches her just fine.
Originally a foundation, you can also use it as a setting powder if you need the extra coverage or want to take out the extra shine.
The powder has a smooth texture that applies easily on the skin and dries to a matte finish, non-dull finish. You have light-reflectors to thank for that. They’re infused in the powder, allowing it to absorb excess oil while retaining a very subtle, natural glow.
Perfect for oily skin like my mum’s, Max Factor Creme Puff provides medium coverage that evens out the skintone nicely and covers small imperfections, like newer dark spots and large pores.
Staying power is very impressive: coverage will last you till the evening. You just need to reapply it if you’re going out for dinner or a night out.
FYI, this powder has a strong scent. It’s powdery and old-fashioned. Mum and I dig it, but I have friends who are put off by it. Give it a sniff before buying a compact.
Talking about packaging, the powder is housed in a circular dark blue case. It comes with a sponge but no mirror. This doesn’t bother me as most foundations come with small mirrors that are useless anyway. Besides, the staying powder is good so you don’t need to do touch-ups frequently.
Available at: £6.99 at Feel Unique
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