Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Foundation

Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Foundation, $40.

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TRUDI BREWER

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First impressions?
Lightweight, yet long-lasting with the added bonus of not looking heavy on the skin. I really like that it's hydrating, and it doesn't pool into the fine lines under my eyes and around my mouth.
How did you use it?
I apply it from the back of my hand. I warm the foundation first before I apply it with a brush to my skin. This makeup blends easily and leaves a barely-there coverage you can build up if you want something heavier for the evening. I finish by pressing it into my face with my hands, this helps remove any fine brush marks and give that seamless, natural-looking finish.
What do you like about it?
No woman want's to worry about their foundation looking patchy or caked. You want to apply makeup in the morning and know it will stay in place until lunch, which is exactly what this makeup does. I like the luminosity it gives my skin, not matte or dull and that it feels more like a tinted moisturiser with excellent coverage than a traditional makeup.


GABRIELLE JONES

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First impressions?
Getting your foundation right is such a key part of a polished natural makeup finish, and I’m a 'less is best' kind of girl. As a makeup artist, I spend a lot of time applying makeup on others so sadly, when it comes to me, like most women, I need my daily regime to be fast and simple.
I was instantly impressed with the foundation's lightweight, creamy feel while still offering medium coverage.
How did you use it?
It comes in a glass bottle with a pump, so I applied after my moisturiser and I only needed one pump for my whole face (so a little goes a long way). I usually concentrate on my T-zone and around my eyes but often find foundations too heavy for the eye area. With Healthy Skin Harmony, it's super easy to blend either with a brush or your fingers and doesn’t appear ‘caked looking’.
What do you like about it?
Most definitely the SPF20 is a bonus and I really love the almost undetectable skin-like natural finish it offers it almost feels like a tinted moisturiser.  By the end of a working day, my skin still feels hydrated.


SARAH SIMPSON

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First impressions?
On first glance, I like the pump bottle design - it is cleaner to use and fuss-free in my opinion. I am always on the hunt for a new foundation which offers a medium finish without looking too heavy. Some would say I am fussy when it comes to what I need a foundation - I am fair with dark freckles, so I like to use something that blends my freckles and my skin tone, while also allowing my complexion to peek through. Many foundations fail at doing this, so I was dying to put this to the test.
How did you use it?
I use a kabuki brush to apply my foundation - one pump on the top of my hand was all I needed before I dabbed spots onto my face and then buffed it into my skin. It blended well and while it did its job of providing a great medium coverage, it also felt dewy and light. 
What do you like about it?
What stood out the most for me was how little I needed to get a flawless finish. It blended beautifully, not to mention ticked the boxes when it came to working in harmony with my skin tone and freckles. For the coverage I like which is medium, it's all too common for the foundation to look heavy and caked -  I am thrilled to report this one did quite the opposite.