January Beauty Awards

Hi there! It’s the last working day of the month, so today’s post is about the products I loved the most in January. My top 3 and the honourable mentions were taken from all the products I reviewed this month. Let’s start with the top 3!

3rd place – Primark PS… Revitalising Cucumber Peel Off Mask
Runner-Up – Montagne Jeunesse Cosmic Rose Quartz Peel-Off

Primark’s cucumber peel-off mask was simply amazing. I can’t wait to buy it again. Montagne Jeunesse’s rose quartz peel-off mask was a revelation! I want to buy more of these!

WINNER – Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain

Max Factor’s Face Finity foundation is my favourite product this month. I’m so happy that I gave it a try!

Onto the honourable mentions! There were so many amazing products that I reviewed this past month. M&S Discover Water Jasmine is an outstanding fragrance, Imperial Leather’s Icons shower gels and Herbal Essences’ Blue Ginger hair products are new favourites, Skin Treats did a great job with their Manuka mask, the cheap Masked Beauty mask was a nice surprise, and Jayjun’s sheet mask was lovely too.

Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Which products have you been loving lately? Feel free to get in touch and thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain which I’ve been using on and off for a few months now. This product is a 3 in 1 = primer, concealer and foundation. It promises a flawless, shine-proof and matte finish that lasts all day and buildable medium to full coverage. This foundation is non-comedogenic, and it has SPF 20!

I have very dry skin, and based on the description, this isn’t the most suitable foundation for me. I’m glad I didn’t know much about the foundation before I bought it, otherwise I would have given it a pass. But I’m happy that I discovered it and made it work for me! And here’s why I love this foundation:

It’s a perfect match for my face. With most foundations I’ve tried, the lightest shade is often 1-3 nuances too dark for me, so I was over the moon to find the perfect shade. The foundation is liquid – which isn’t my favourite formula, but it can be applied easily with clean hands. I tried a make-up sponge and a foundation brush, but these methods aren’t the best. In terms of coverage, one and a half pump is the perfect amount of foundation that I need for flawless, full coverage. The foundation is best applied quickly.

I’ve noticed that this foundation doesn’t play well with every serum or face cream. Some products make the foundation ball up, others make it impossible to even apply the foundation. What works for me is face mist + oil serum + rich moisturiser. When I apply the foundation on top of the perfect base, it gives me a flawless finish that really lasts all day. One thing though: If you’re like me and you have very dry skin, you need to get on top of your dry patches first as this foundation is not very forgiving.

All in all, I love this foundation! I found the right products to make it work for me, and I love how it makes my face look and feel. Once I run out of Pan Stiks, this will be my new go-to foundation (unless Max Factor ruins this formula too).

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Flexi-Hold 3 In 1 Foundation 30 Porcelain is available as 30ml for about £13.99 (although Boots and Superdrug often do 3 for 2). I bought 2 bottles for £4.99 each at B&M Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde