Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Max Factor Xperience Collection - Review

Max Factor was one of the first make-up brands I purchased when I started using cosmetics and I still have a soft spot for it today. I think the tag line The Make Up of Make Up Artists lured me in. In particular, I love their mascaras and foundation so was intrigued with the new collection from Max Factor - Xperience

Xperience Weightless Foundation - from £9.99 *

This claims to be a medium-high coverage that feels really light providing a flawless look.

I have been trialling shade Raw Silk 45 SPF10

I think this is a great foundation at a super price. It has a velvety smooth texture (that will be the whipped- formula cream), blends and glides on beautifully providing a great finish. The foundation is available in 6 shades and are based more on yellow tones than pink which are meant to deliver a closer match to women's skin tones. The foundation comes in a tube that you squeeze the product out of, which I really like. It smells lovely and fresh too, a bit peachy.

It is incredibly light and you can barely feel it when it is on. I would repurchase this.

Barely visible blended in

Two pictures one with flash, one without!

Xperience Volumising Mascara - £10.99

This mascara claims to give full, striking volume lashes without clumping or looking overdone.

It comes in 2 shades - Black and Black/Brown. I tried the Black/Brown.

I must admit when it comes to mascara I love to have lashes that look like I am wearing mascara - nice deep, dark black fluttery lashes so wouldn't usually buy black/brown.

However, if I wanted to have natural looking, long full volume lashes then this is just perfect.

The brush is nothing out of the ordinary but you can see it would pick up all the lashes

A close up of my eye but you can see the full effect in my full face pics as I am wearing the mascara in those pics too.

It doesn't clump and leaves the lashes soft when dried rather than brittle. Very pretty!

Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm - £7.99

A gloss and balm in one - The colour of a gloss and the conditioning benefits of a balm with an SPF10 too. I love this product, good glossy colour with the lightness of a balm. 

I am wearing 07 Pink Oyster Shell

The gloss balm is only available in 3 shades which is a shame as I think the range could definitely be expanded. It is currently only available to purchase from Boots stores but will go nationwide from February 2011.

I love all 3 products, in the first two full face pictures I am wearing just the Max Factor 3 products and immediately I looked made up and ready to go out. -A fantastic new range from Max Factor that I believe is well worth checking out.

* Prices vary 


  1. oooh i love the lipgloss/balm its very pretty on you (: x

  2. Thanks Christina, I have been wearing lots of colour on my lips recently and really like it!

  3. Hey i've recently bought the same balm you're wearing in the picture but i was wondering what lip shade i should aim for if my skin was the shade of nc42 foundation for mac, thanks for the review its really helpful


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