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Blogmas Day 20: Battle of the Foundations: Max Factor VS Milani

I have decided to start a new… section? Theme? Series? You know what I mean right? I want to start comparing two products and seeing which one comes out on top. This post is Max Factor VS Milani. I’ll be talking about the Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation and the Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer.

How Much do They Cost?

Both of these foundations are relatively easily to get a hold of. Max Factor is available online, and in stores like Boots and Superdrug, but Milani is only available to get online from Beauty Bay. The prices are pretty much the same, but if you want to be technical about it, then there is a 1p difference, as the Max Factor foundation is £12.99 and the Milani foundation is £13.

Shade Variety

I have the shade Light Ivory 40 in the Max Factor Foundation and 00A Porcelain in the Milani. I don’t think I have the lightest shade in the Face Finity Foundation, as I find it a little dark and have to add lightening drops to get a better match. The Conceal and Perfect foundation is a much better match to my pale skin. I’m pretty sure it’s a new shade to the rest of the range. If you’re after variety than Milani has a wider range of shades, as they have 16 to choose from, but Max Factor has 14.

Top: Max Factor Face Finity 3 in 1 – Light Ivory 40. 

Bottom: Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation – 00A Porcelain.

Are They Really Multipurpose?

Both foundations claim to be multi purpose, but I always apply concealer too, as I think it looks better to have the under eyes brightened with a lighter concealer. Both foundations also come with pumps which is extremely useful, and makes the whole thing less messy. Saying that the Face Finity’s lid shows the foundation on it, as it’s clear.

What is The Coverage Like?

In my opinion the Face Finity foundation is medium to full coverage, where as the Conceal and Perfect is full coverage. If you like full coverage then you will love the Conceal and Perfect. If you want a buildable foundation then the Face Finity is the better one for you.

Does it Oxidize?

The thickness differs greatly, as the Face Finity in thinner, but the Conceal and Perfect is really thick. I do find that both oxidize a little throughout the day, so that is worth noting when picking a shade.

Will They Suit My Skin Type?

I have dry skin, and find the Face Finity works better for it. Face Finity doesn’t cling to any dry patches and it isn’t as matte. The Conceal and Perfect is awful for dry skin. No matter what I do to my skin it always clings to dry patches. I’ve exfoliated and moisturised, but it still shows dryness. This is probably due to the coverage it gives and the matte finish.

Overall both foundations are great! I would love the Milani foundation if it didn’t cling to dry patches, as the coverage is outstanding. The Max Factor Foundation is very good too, but I’m not keen on the finish it gives.

Which one do you prefer?

Thank you for reading!



  1. 20th December 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about the Milani one but not that much about the Max Factor one. Definitely need to try these two! x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

    • 31st December 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Glad this has helped you!xx

  2. 20th December 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Cannot wait for some more of these posts, I think comparing two similar products makes a great post. The face finity one definitely sounds like the better option for my skin too.
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • 31st December 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you think so. It’s definitely a great foundation xx

  3. 20th December 2017 / 10:30 pm

    I definitely need to try out that milani foundation. Since you say it clings to dry patches I’ll need to be extra careful when wearing it and make sure my skin is dry-patch free when using it! Lovely post, I’m really enjoying your blogmas posts.


    • 31st December 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Yeah it really clings to dry patches which is such a shame! Thank you so much, that means a lot xx

  4. 21st December 2017 / 2:59 am

    This pair looks like a match made in heaven. I’ve never tried any Milani products, but now I’m thinking I just might.

    S | Je M’appelle Chanel

    • 31st December 2017 / 4:30 pm

      I hope you like the foundation, it’s definitely a good one!xx

  5. 22nd December 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I’ve heard great things about the Milani foundation, so I definitely want to try it! I can’t wait to see your other comparison posts <3

    Lots of love,
    Agnese | http://www.agnesehadebe.com

    • 31st December 2017 / 4:30 pm

      I hope you love it, if you try it out! Thank you so much xx

  6. 11th March 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I use the max factor foundation and love it but I have hear good things about the milani one so this post was very helpful! I may give it a go! Thank you 💕

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