Maxfactor Xperience make up

Launched in Autumn 2010, the Xperience range from Maxfactor aims to give a naturally flawless look, yet at the same time feel weightless on the skin:

Weightless foundation
This was the product I was most curious about trying, and it really does feel very light on the skin, although it can feel a little sticky to the touch after the foundation has set.

I would describe it as a light-medium buildable foundation that sets to give a semi-matte finish to the skin. I was originally sent Dark gypsum, but I've since tried Brown Hessian, which is a much better match for my NC25/30 skintone, however for everyday wear, I still prefer to just use my MAC msf natural.

Volumising mascara

(top- xperience volumising mascara, bottom- false lash effect mascara)

The brush is very similar to the false lash effect one, but with a tapered end to reach those corner lashes. Unlike the MAC zoom I've not had any problems with clumping and it helps to lengthen and thicken to gives a naturally defined look to my lashes.

A lot of mascaras feel a bit 'heavy' by the end of the day, but with this one you really can't feel anything on the lashes, plus it removes easily without leaving black smudges all over my face- a must have mascara for me!

Sheer gloss balm in Pink oyster shell
This goes on quite pigmented so I would say its more of a lipstick than a balm. The colour looks frosty in the stick, but it applies to give a slightly shimmery plum red colour to the lips that can be layered for a more intense look.

I've never had a problem with lip products feeling heavy so in that respect it doesn't feel any different to my other lipsticks. Because my lips are very dry at the moment, I like to apply this over a lipbalm, but if you apply it straight to the lips, you can get a few hours of wear before a touch up is needed.

As someone who doesn't like wearing a full face of make up, I can definitely say this range delivers on the promise of being weightless, and although I wouldn't use the foundation daily I would highly recommend the mascara for defined everyday lashes without that heavy weighed down feeling!

Do you mind that heavy feeling you get from wearing make up? What are your favourite products for a naturally flawless complexion?


  1. this foundation looks very similar to revlons colourstay mineral mousse, it also feels very light on the skin and is light to medium coverage

    Laura x

  2. The sheer gloss looks really pretty. I hate heavy feeling make-up so tend to avoid foundation and stick lipglosses. This range sounds really good for creating a natural look. x

  3. LilyLipstick- The glosses are really light and non sticky on the lips, there's a really pretty pink colour in the range x

  4. Laura- I had no idea Revlon colourstay came in a mousse, will have to check it out sometime x

  5. thats a lovely colour on ur lips, i totally had the max factor experience on saturday because i was doing makeovers with theyre stuff all day

  6. Amina- Thank you, there's another pink in the range that I've got my eye on as well! Did you have a good time on Saturday? x

  7. i love the lip gloss color! so pretty

  8. City, Love, Shoes - Thanks, glad you like the colour x


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