Max Factor has been one of the beauty pioneers and one of my favourite drugstore brands. Couple of weeks back, I was invited to attend one of their masterclass hosted by Joelle Mardinian, Max Factor’s Regional Creative Director, in which she shared tips and tricks to enhance the natural beauty using the Transformation Kit. They paid more emphasis on their slogan, “Beauty with No Extreme Measures”, on which the Transformation kit is named. Meaning you need not resort to needles or surgery to look beautiful or pile lots of makeup. Also, Samira Olfat, Max Factor’s Brand Ambassador in the Middle East, shared her tips and experience. Want to know more about it ? Scroll further…
Joelle introduced the Transformation Kit emphasizing that you don’t need to put layers of makeup to to hide your flaws or look beautiful. One should embrace Natural Beauty. The Transformation Kit contains Facefinity All Day Foundation and Pan stik with Free CC Colour Corrector & Angled Brush and this is what I am going to review today.
The Transformation Kit comes in different shades, so depending on your skin tone, you can find an appropriate shade match . The Transformation kit products formula i.e. the Foundation, Contour stik and under-eye corrector suits all skin types as they have a nice satin finish. The idea behind this kit is to get that nice and naturally sculpted face with make-up without going through those needles. The kit also comes with tutorial guides for how to go about achieving this.
The products one by one :-
1. Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation (Bronze 80) :
This comes in 14 shades and claims to have a lasting power of a primer, blendability of a liquid SPF Foundation and coverage of a concealer. What I like about it is that, it contains SPF 20 , which protects your skin. I got a slightly dark foundation to try in the shade Bronze 80 , but it could be made to the exact shade using a lighter foundation.
Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation applies and blends like a dream, without any streaks, giving you a nice medium coverage, which is buildable. It evened out the complexion but did not totally conceal the dark circles (Concealer after that is required). It can be applied with fingers, beauty blender or brush.
The foundation lasts all day and it does not go patchy at all. If you have combination or oily skin you need to apply powder on your face after the foundation. If you have a dry skin, just spray on a face mist for it to stay put. Overall, I love this foundation as it gives skin like coverage and it is not at all heavy.
2. Pan Stick (Cool Bronze 97) :
I really like how creamy the Pan Stik is, which can be easily used to contour, bronze and sculpt the face. Again it comes with twist up pan like the CC Stick, which makes it easy to use. You can directly apply it on the face or use an angled brush included in the Transformation Kit. The formula of this Pan Stik is so pigmented and can be easily blended. I suggest to go easy and apply small amount at a time. It works great for nose and lips contouring as well. Also it is advisable to set this product with a powder if you have combination or oily skin. For dry skin, it works wonders and no need to powder as well. As I mentioned earlier, the Kit contains Tutorials with pics on how to go about using these products to sculpt or enhance your facial features.
3. CC Colour Corrector Stick (Yellow) :
This product is a must for people with dark circles and I too can’t escape from it. This pencil shape corrector eases the application, targeting the specific areas of concern. It comes in many shades such as green, orange, purple, peach, pink and yellow. The Transformation Kit comes with the Yellow Corrector. The pencil can twist up, so saying bye bye to sharpening it. The formula of the corrector is a little dry or chalky which is a little dry for my under eye area. Also, the shade is not perfect for my under eye area and would rather use it as a highlighter. For me, the peachy tones work the best as I got light dark circles. It does not contain any shimmer and looks very natural. I would recommended this shade for people with very light skin tone.
Overall Opinion :
I am really happy and amazed with the Max Factor Transformation Kit and the results. It is a great, affordable and inexpensive kit. It gives you flawless makeup finish and great for beginners as well. I am sure it will totally transform your look without having to use huge amount of makeup. I would definitely suggest you to invest in this kit.
Transformation Kit is priced at AED 135 and is available at Lifestyle stores, pharmacies and other major hypermarkets across UAE.
Until Next time, see ya !