11 January 2014

Max Factor The Face


The lovely Layla from Sprinkles of Style recently contacted me to tell me that she had selected me as one of the winners from her give away. I have to tell you I was mighty thrilled as the Max Factor brand is one I tend to never buy as it tends to be a little more expensive than the other high street brands on the shelves of Boots. I've always wanted to try mascara from Max Factor so thank you Layla for sending me this lovely little gift.

Within the Max Factor The Face Gift Set there is a tube of the False Lash Effect Mascara in the shade black/brown. As well as this there is a Lipfinity Lip Colour in the shade Essential Neutral which I have read is a limited edition, along with a blue Glossfinity nail polish in Cobalt Blue.

I was so excited to try these products this morning that even though I wasn't going anywhere today I still insisted on doing my make up to try them out. In regards to the mascara I found this provided me with a really natural look, it separated my lashes really well and did not clump at all. With this being a black/brown shade it is different to my usual dark black mascaras that I pick but my oh my I think I've discovered a little bit of a new thing here. With this being a lighter mascara I found this really warmed up my eyes and made them so much softer, I'm actually super impressed with this and definitely would now like to try a few brown mascaras. 

In terms of volume I would say that it is OK, I have tried better but considering I do like a natural looking mascara this is more than enough for me. I wouldn't say this is fantastic at lengthening yet this is something I never look for personally as I have long eye lashes already, if anything I tend to steer away from lengthening claims. When I consider the name of this mascara I do think that it could be a little misleading, I would have preferred a hint towards providing a natural look as this is what I think it achieves remarkably well. Overall I think if you're looking for a nice natural mascara to use on a daily basis for work or similar then I think this would be a good choice for you.

As for the Lipfinity Lip Colour I have to say that so far I'm quite impressed. I had read that these can be very drying so I did prepare my lips with the Lanolips Lemonade Lip Balm beforehand. This initially made applying the first phase of the lip colour a little bit trickier as the surface was highly moisturised however it dried a lot sooner than I had expected leaving a little bit of a dry finish to look at, please note that it did not feel dry at all at this point. Once this had set I then applied the second phase which is a clear moisturising top coat, this added a nice shine to the lip colour and provided extra moisture to the lips. The lip colour is a paint type product which can be drying so I do recommend using a lip balm beforehand. It says on the box to use the top coat throughout the day as you would a lip balm.

Having worn this now for a number of hours I can report that it hasn't dried into any cracks on my lips yet, it does in fact look really nice and natural. I'm rather intrigued to see what other shades are available after my first use in using this as I've found it to be really quite pigmented with a nice opaque finish; there is nothing sheer about this at all. I should imagine that darker shades from the range would be so much more intense compared to this as I have a very natural shade. I must hasten to add that I had prepared my lips with a very moisturising lip balm so I do honestly think that if I had used nothing at all this may have been a very different story. 

I haven't yet used the nail polish but it will be featured in an upcoming post no doubt so look out for that soon.

Have you tried any products from Max Factor recently? I'm very new to the brand so if you have any recommendations please do let me know.

*Max Factor are not a cruelty free brand.

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26 comments

  1. Looks like such a lovely little kit :) the lipfinity lip colour sounds great, and I look forward to seeing how you find the nail polish too! Saida xx

    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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  2. It is super lovely :) lifinity is quite nice but you 100% need a lip balm and indeed to keep topping it up with the balm on top. Thanks Saida xx

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  3. ah okay, I usually put lip balm underneath no matter what I wear because I don't wanna risk any drying! :) xx

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  4. Yay!!!


    I'm so, so glad you like the products!! They look really pretty on you! :)


    I think the good thing about gift sets is that you normally get products you wouldn't pick so you try something different, I really am so happy you like the products!! :)


    Layla xx


    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  5. It's always best to I think :) Xx

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  6. I love them I really do :) Thank you ever so much Layla! xx

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  7. The lip shade looks really pretty, definitely something I'd wear. You look lovely Amy :) x


    www.jordan-alice.com

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  8. It is really nice, a nice neutral pink shade. It will be great if I do a smoky eye x

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  9. Thank you very much Jordan, it's a lovely shade isn't it xx

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  10. The lip colour is lovely, and really suits you!

    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  11. It looks lovely and I love the lip color.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  12. That mascara looks amazing! It looks like it doesn't clump, yet it defines your lashes! The lip combination is also gorgeous! I love that neutral pink :)


    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you Celina :) I really like the colour of it x

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  14. Thank you Jackie, it's a nice wearable nude shade for the daytime xx

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  15. It didn't clump at all, I was super impressed with it :) Thank you Emily xx

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  16. I love the sound of the mascara, especially how you described it as warming up the eyes. I sometimes think black can be a little 'too much' so I might have to try out a brown mascara and see how it looks. Loving the look of your blog by the way - the layout is absolutely gorgeous! xo

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  17. It really does and I agree black can be a little too much at times, it was fun to try something I'm not used to. Thank you so much for the comment about my new layout, I have a few tweaks to see to but it's pretty much done :) xx

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  18. Thank you so much Jess, all thanks to the lovely Grace :)
    oo you got one too, fantastic! I hope you enjoy using the products xx

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  19. I really love the 3 in 1 Max Factor foundation, I think that's tonnes better than some of the ones high end brands have on the market.
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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  20. oo I've never tried that, thank you for the recommendation Brittany :) xx

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  21. I love the natural shade, it's so pretty and really suits you. The nail polish looks a gorgeous shade too.

    xx

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  22. Thank you Claudia, the nail polish is really nice :) xx

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  23. It's lovely, it's a lovely nude xx

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  24. Loving the new layout, Amy!!
    Layla sent me one of these sets too, I've not tried the mascara yet so lovely to hear your thoughts! I agree that the Lipfinity could be a little drying without a good balm first, but it's a really pretty shade. It suits you beautifully!


    Jess xo

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