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Max Factor: Smooth Miracle Primer and Miracle foundation review

I was kindly sent these products to review

Max Factor is such an iconic brand that has been around for years. I can remember Nana using it and even my Mam. When I got the chance to try out some Max Factor makeup I was really happy (infact I screamed inside)
When I opened the package I was really happy with what was inside. The Smooth Miracle Primer and Miracle Touch Foundation. Both products claim to smooth the skin textures. Also, these products are advertised on TV and the models skin looks flawless. Anything that claims to make your skin look flawless and smooth I will try. As you all know I love a flawless, smooth and full coverage base.

Smooth Miracle Primer
I 'secretly' hoped that this would have been one of the products in the package, as I really wanted to try it out. So when I saw this product I was thrilled.
The bottom picture above is the primer using a small pump and on the right (which you can't see) it is blended out.
I applied the primer all over my face and I blended it out with my fingers. The primer makes your skin feel a lot smoother which is ideal for foundation application. I only used a small amount as it goes along way. I have fine lines around my eyes and pores on my nose this product disguised the appearance of them. My skin is very sensitive and this primer doesn't cause my skin to break out etc. This is a firm favourite in my makeup bag. Before I got this primer I used to use Smashbox Photo finish but this primer has replaced that one.

Miracle Foundation Review
This foundation has been advertised a lot on tv. I was excited to try this product, as I've never tried a foundation product like this before. It also claims to be full coverage which as you know I love full coverage foundations.  The shade I got sent was Natural 070 (there are paler shades in the range) even though this foundation is too dark for me I managed to make it work. By blending it down onto my neck and used a translucent powder.
The foundation comes with a sponge in the top of the lid. I never applied my foundation with the sponge purely because I prefer the finish of a stippling brush. This foundation applied really easily and glided onto the skin. I also found this foundation really easy to blend within seconds. It hide all the redness on my cheeks etc and blemishes. I only had to use a small amount of the foundation in order to achieve a full coverage finish. This foundation doesn't cling to any dry patches or settle into fine lines etc.
The finish of this foundation is semi matte. I really like this foundation as it does match it's claims: it is full coverage and it does make your skin look smooth.
I never had to touch up at all during the day with this product but it's compact friendly just to carry in your handbag etc.

How my skin looked after I applied the primer and foundation
This is how my base makeup looked using the primer and foundation. I haven't edited the photo at all or used any filters. My skin does looks smooth and more flawless.

My Overall Opinion on the products
Overall, I am really impressed with both of the products. If the foundation was in my correct shade it would be a staple in my makeup bag. The primer I absolutely love as it makes my foundation glide on really smoothly and increases the longevity of makeup.
These products can either be used together or separately and they work just as well. I am really happy I got the chance to try out these products and I haven't been disappointed at all.

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Have you tried Max Factor makeup before? If so what do you think of it? If not is there anything you would like to try from the brand?


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