Does anyone else feel like Max Factor is one of those brands that consistently comes out with good, solid products, but it doesn’t get much airtime in the blogging community?

I got this little beauty in a box of free goodies after spending £15 (ish?) on Max Factor, just after Christmas. I had previously tried a wimpy little sample of it, and couldn’t remember if I enjoyed it, so when I saw the full size was on offer in the goodie box, I chucked a bunch of stuff in my basket to hit the mark.

The Max Factor Facefinity primer focuses mainly on longevity, claiming to “extend the wear of foundation”, and I used it pretty much daily through January.

The product itself comes in a plastic bottle complete with pump to help regulate usage. When I very first used this, it just kind of sprayed a gross milky liquid at me (rude), but after a few shakes of the bottle, the consistency is thicker, softer and in no way sticky – my pet peeve for a primer!

Left: blended Right: not blended

Now, normally I’m very skeptical of primers, because I’ve never found one that does what it claims to. Porefessional by Benefit doesn’t gloss over my pores, the MUFE Step 1 Hydrating Primer doesn’t hydrate me (more on that in a future post!), and because of this I very rarely buy or use primers. But good news; this one actually makes my foundation stay on all day. When I’m stressed at work you’ll often see me with my face in my hands, so even the most long-suffering of my foundations is gone by 3 o’clock. This makes my makeup last much longer than any primer I’ve used before, and it doesn’t even feel like I’ve applied that extra layer, it’s so lightweight and dreamy! The SP20 is of course an added bonus for that harsh Winter sun!

The gold and white packaging is really pretty as well, and makes the Facefinity Primer feel a lot more high end than it’s price tag! I find this best blended in to the face with (clean!) fingers, and a little really does go a long way. Like I said, even after wearing it everyday through January, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of it!

This primer currently retails at Boots for £10.99, but if you’re quick there is a 3 for 2 offer going on at the moment!

Have you ever tried this primer? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

 

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