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Max Factor CC Cream Review and Swatch with Before and After Photos

8 Apr 2013 (Updated: 20 May 2014)

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I am talking CC creams (Colour Correcting) again and this time it is a little different because it is not actually a new product! These are the Max Factor CC Creams that come in shades fair, natural and tanned.
Max Factor CC Cream Review
So before I explain the history of this product, let me show you it in action. I have lots of photos with 
I used the medium shade, Natural. Here’s a swatch:

Max Factor CC Cream Review – Natural Swatch
Here is me with no makeup right before I applied the Max Factor CC Cream:
Max Factor CC Cream Review – Before
And here I am with it applied:
Max Factor CC Cream Review – After
As you can see, the coverage is excellent – it is sheer-looking and weightless but still makes my skin look pretty flawless. It neutralises the redness in my skin, covers the blemishes and really softens the appearance of open pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
You will be able to see all that more clearly in this half and half shot:
Max Factor CC Cream Review – Applied to left side as you see it
It feels really light, not like makeup at all, and super hydrating and comfortable. I didn’t use any powder with it – just added some cream blush, mascara and a slick of lip colour and I had a lovely glowy and dewy natural makeup look.
Max Factor CC Cream Review  – After
Now here is the history – Max Factor have had this product in their range since 2010, and it was formerly called Xperience. It was a ground-breaking formula when it launched and it actually meets the CC criteria that have now been set. So Xperience has become Max Factor’s CC Cream – you could say that it is the original CC Cream!
Max Factor Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath said: “As soon as CC creams were mentioned I said that’s Xperience. I’ve been using it for years – it’s great when you want high level coverage but your skin needs some added hydration. It’s a sheer finish that’s flawless not heavy! It’s been one of my backstage must-haves for years and it’s just perfect for creating a fresh, natural look that’s so now!”.
This is the low-down:

  • It’s foundation pigments provide high-level flawless coverage
  • Natural Extract: cucumber water, rose hip extract and sea buckthorn
  • SPF 10
  • Glycerin provides high levels of hydration to leave skin feeling moisturised, soft and smooth
I am absolutely loving this mainly because I didn’t need to use any other product to get my skin to look this flawless as it layers really well for any areas that need more coverage. I didn’t need any concealer or powder or brightener – it really is maximum results for minimal effort!
The Max Factor CC cream is available in 3 shades and costs £9.99 – in stores this month. 
If you want to know more about CC creams, please join the Max Factor CC Google+ Hangout with Eva Chen this Thursday 11th April 2013 at 8pm GMT where you can ask your questions using #CCChat. More details coming soon!

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9 thoughts on “Max Factor CC Cream Review and Swatch with Before and After Photos

  1. Can you please write the list of ingredients? Since, it has SPF 10 does it contain Octinoxate or Avobenzone?

  2. Unfortunately, Experience has a much better shade range, although I have seen both the CC cream and Experience on sale at the same time. Are they eventually getting rid of Experience in favour of the CC Cream do you know?

  3. Hello,

    Thank you so much for these REALLY helpful reviews with before/after and comparative pics!
    What do you think, which one is the best covering BB or CC cream you have ever tested?

    Many thanks and greetings from Germany,


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