I realize Max Factor is no longer producing/selling cosmetics here in the United States and was excited when I found I could buy this on Amazon. I’ve used Max Factor Panstik for 25 years (since the 70’s) so I was devastated when it was discontinued in the United States. Needless to say I was thrilled to find the European version for sale on Amazon.
After Max Factor discontinued the Panstik foundation; I’ve used countless brands of makeup, some expensive top-name brands and also less expensive department store brands, and never found any foundation that measures up to the Max Factor Panstik type. I tried all the other Max Factor types of foundation too but none gave me the great coverage and went on so smooth and flawless as the Panstik one.
I read of lot of reviews to make sure I was ordering the right shade since the old shades are no longer sold and I order the true beige for winter and olive shade for summer for when I tan. I first tried the medium shade but found that it was just a little too light for me. If you have redness or uneven tone I would suggest going with the true beige. If you are a deeper tan or have an olive toned skin, I would probably go with the deep olive.
The tubes are quite a bit smaller than when they were sold in the United States but at the price of $10 or so a tube, I usually buy two at a time and they last quite awhile. I apply the foundation with my finger, but even applied with a sponge or brush it doesn’t take very much product and blends in so easily. It’s still a good deal.
When I was younger I found that it covered my acne scars and redness (rosacea) so that they were practically invisible and made my complexion so smooth and it actually seemed to glow! Now that I’m in my late fifties, I love how it doesn’t settle in my wrinkles and still gives me a complete coverage due to age spots and blotchy uneven skin tone. It’s an amazing product and in my opinion, the best make-up foundation out there. It doesn’t look cakey, lasts all day-long and it is easy to take off at night.
Try it, I don’t think you will be disappointed if you’re looking for a maximum coverage foundation that goes on smooth and flawless.