As I’ve mentioned more than a few times here, I have real problems finding foundation that’s a good match for my pale skin, so when Max Factor offered to send me a sample of their new Xperience Weightless Foundation last week, I didn’t hold out a whole lot of hope that it would be pale enough for me.

Well, I guess this is a good lesson for me that when it comes to foundation, it’s worth trying everything, because when it arrived, I was actually really impressed by how pale it was:


I did actually try to take some before and after shots of it on my face, but as Halloween is past, I’ve decided not to scare you with them, so you’ll just have to take my word that while a slightly pinker tone would make it close to perfect, it’s pale enough for me to be able to wear it without looking like I haven’t washed my face in a couple of days, and that fact alone made it worthy of note.

The coverage, meanwhile, is pretty good: I do need to layer it up a bit, or use concealer to get rid of any blemishes, etc, but it has a nice, velvety feel to it, and it also leaves my skin looking fairly matt, dealing with my always-shiny forehead a lot better than I’d have expected from a £10 foundation. I apply it with a foundation brush, and it creates a smooth, even finish which stays in place all day.

I like this enough that I’ve been wearing it every day since I got it, and it hasn’t caused any breakouts or other problems, so no issues there either.

Click here to buy it for £9.99 at Boots.

  1. Isn’t it so annoying that all foundation for very pale skin has yellowy undertones? I found one recently with pink undertones and it’s the first time in a long time that i haven’t looked jaundiced!

  2. That is good news indeed 🙂 It’s nice to see that MF are working on lighter shades and I will be sure to give this one a try 🙂

  3. I wanted to try this out, my skin is very pale too.
    I use Revlon Colorstay in Ivory right now but it gives me breakouts and the color is slightly too dark. I still use it though, because I love the coverage and how well it stays on.
    I will try this one out!

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