MaxFactor Marvel

Ok, so you look like a ghost in the morning and need something to give you a bit of colour whilst covering up those pesky under eye circles. If, like me, you have blueish undertones in your skin (take a look at the inside of your wrist – can you see blue veins?) I recommend Pan Stik from MaxFactor. I found this wonderful, cheap foundation recommended to me by a Burlesque girl I know who never uses anything else for her shows.

As I am quite pale, I mix the ‘Fair’ and the ‘Nouveau Beige’ Pan Stik on the back of my hand first and then with my fingertips apply it under my eyes, around the corners of my nose, on my chin (where I have a few reddish blemishes) and anywhere else that needs a more streamlined look. If you are paler, you could just use the ‘Fair’ colour. You can add as much or as little as you like depending on the time of day and the occassion. For the day, I usually put as a little as possible on as I like my skin to breathe but at night I go the full hog for coverage.

As I have mixed both products it gives me the coverage but with a little colour. You want an even skin tone -not the chalky white look that so often happens with many products. I have yet to find any foundation that feels so good on and gives a completely flawless look. As Pan Stik is so creamy, it’s easy to apply and melts into your skin seamlessly. Let your moisturiser sink in first though before you apply it. You can buy Pan Stik from any good retailers such as Boots or Superdrug. Not only does it come in a purse sized stick, it’s a snip at six quid too!



1 Comment

  1. me :)
    May 29, 2010 / 8:04 pm

    I used to use Bourjois's 10 hour sleep effect foundation (need to get some more!) and it was really good. Nice and light textured too. I get dark circles around my eyes and it really helped reduce their appearance. Even more so with the Bourjois Imperfection concealer x

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