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The best powder foundation we've tested

Updated: Jan 22

Liquid and cream make-up can feel heavy on the skin and easily clog pores if not properly removed. That is why powder foundation is currently on-trend.

It's lightweight, easy to apply and offers light to full buildable coverage. With natural make-up looks currently very popular, pressed powder is one of this year's must-have cosmetics.

Women applying powder foundation with a brush

I've tried stacks of powdered foundations over the years, but there is one that stands out.

Max Factor's Facefinity Powder Foundation. It offers all the coverage you need, is effortless to apply in a jiffy and comes in a stylish black and gold compact with a mirror.

The brand says this product won't feel heavy on the skin, is buildable and, get this, comprises a 'moisturising formula'. It also contains skin-protecting sunscreen with an SPF of 20.

Sold with an application sponge, which fits neatly into the compact, the foundation can be also be applied with a brush.

No More Powdery Finish

Max Factor Facefinity Powder Foundation with a makeup brush

What I love about this powder foundation is that it is so fine, if applied correctly, you won't be left with a powdery finish.

It also eliminates shine and delivers a matte finish that is long-lasting.

The formula doesn't sit in fine lines and creases either, offering that flawless finish often so hard to achieve with run-of-the-mill minerals or powders.

Currently available in 11 staple shades, the foundation is priced between £6.99 and £11.20.

While the shade choice is limited compared to some liquid foundations, and the Ivory shade is too dark for most people with fair skin, I found one that was perfect for pale complexions.

Max Factor's pro application tip is to apply with the sponge from centre of the face, taking the product out to the jaw and hairline

However, I applied it with a brush and think prep is everything when using any type of foundation.

I used this product with the baking technique, applying a facial oil to clean skin first. I also set the finished look with a dewy finishing spray.

If you have oily skin, this foundation works well with a light daily moisturiser or primer.

The result for me? An even, lightweight finish that covered imperfections without displaying a 'caked on' look.

Max Factor Facefinity powder foundation compact with the supplied sponge
It's had heavy use! My Max Factor Facefinity powder foundation compact with the supplied sponge

Coverage of Powder Foundation

Max Factor says its Facefinity compact foundation delivers full coverage.

While the product is certainly buildable, I went for a medium coverage finish. Quick and easy to achieve, this level of cover can always be finished with loose setting powder. You can also use a concealer first to ensure any imperfections are blurred before the foundation is applied.

Facefinity foundation is versatile. For those who prefer liquid foundation but demand an expert finish, this pressed powder can be used to set make-up. If you currently use a mineral or loose powder for this purpose, it is worth making the swap.

Makeup You Can Use Anywhere

Whether you find yourself rushing in the mornings or apply your makeup on-the-go, Max Factor Facefinity powder foundation will make your life easier. The slim compact will fit in any bag and the product takes just seconds to apply. I achieved my look in less than a minute!

Stockists include Amazon, Boots and Superdrug.

If you are tired of messy liquid and cream foundations and want to make the switch to powder, we recommend Facefinity.

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22 ene 2023

I tend to use powder foundation as a concealer, good recommendations!

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