14 March 2015

New in from Max Factor

Max Factor Make Up Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Nude Mauve Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadow
Max Factor Make Up

Last week I posted about some of my recent beauty purchases, a little 'haul' as it were. So many of you expressed that you were interested in the Max Factor products in particular therefore I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on them now that I have chance to use them properly.

Starting off with Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in the shade 'pink petal' I'll be honest with you in that this has been a complete disappointment from the get go. The main reason for this is the shade of which I will take some responsibility here as I should have tried it in store before I put it in my basket. All of the Max Factor products I picked up were on a 3 for 2 deal at Superdrug at the time where this lip liner was the third item I chose (on a whim) as I was really unsure as to what to pick up; in hind sight I wish I had picked up another eye shadow. The shade I chose is completely wrong for my skin tone yet the reason that I picked this up was down to the indication by the colour coded end of the liner. This to me suggests a pink/mauve type of shade which are the types that I look for regularly however sadly this was not the case this time around.  In my opinion it is more of a peach nude which verges on somewhat of an almost brown spectrum, it's a hard one to describe yet all I know is that this makes my lips look dead, in fact I can hardly see it at all when applied. It's a shame as the formula seems relatively good to be honest, it's not particularly drying although I do think it could be more hydrating and it seems to last quite well on the lips. Overall I would still say that the liners are worth checking out, although because my first experience has been quite negative I'll be sure to swatch them in store before I buy another one, just to be on the safe side.

Moving onto much more positive feedback I can tell you that the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows are pretty great. My choice was of course 'bronze' of which there will be no prizes for originality there however the product itself, pigmentation and longevity are factors which are most important. I mentioned in my recent purchases post that the pigmentation of this shade is incredible and I still stand by that. Having being using it for over a week now I have hardly made any dent in it due to having to use hardly any product for each application, a little really does go quite a long way. I've read a few people who have said that these can be messy where I guess I can agree in that they could, especially if you use too much product however you only need a little bit of consideration into exactly how much you need. The name of the product also suggests shimmer and again from other reviews I have read that they're not shimmery however I can't say that I agree as when you apply it either as a simple swatch or onto your eye lids it is quite clear that there are glitter particles here. The only thing I have that is similar to this type of finish is the Illamasqua Vintage Metallix Cream Eye Shadow as I do think that it is different to the Maybelline 24Hr Colour Tattoos. In terms of being easy to blend I find bronze to be incredibly easy and simple, I have used both a brush and my fingers and find that overall I prefer the finish that a brush provides. 

Finally the Max Factor Creme Puff Blusher in nude mauve was the product that led to this little purchase in the first place. Dubbed as dupes for the Hourglass Ambient Light Blushes I knew that I wanted to give these a shot in order to see what they would be like.  Nude mauve appealed to me the most as this is the type of shade I wear quite frequently at this time of the year, although having now tried it I know that I'd like to pop back and have a look at the other shades on offer as I have been quite impressed by the quality. The concept of the blush is simple, it's a traditional baked blush with swirls of various mauve and champagne tones which when combined together help to create a really beautiful fresh yet natural glow to the cheeks. I do find that despite the name of this shade that it has quite a nude yet peach tone to it, although maybe that's just my eyes? 

Have you tried anything from Max Factor recently?
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44 comments

  1. ninegrandstudent14 March 2015 at 09:15

    I've loved the blushes, and I'm actually a huge fan of the lip liners - I have the shade you have (which I actually love, but it's definitely one that will depend on your skin tone!), the darker mauve one and the red. By far the best lip liners I've tried from the high street! x

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  2. Ive recently got one of their blushes and I love it! I think I'm going to have to go back and buy one of those eyeshadows!

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    Elizabeth x

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  3. the blusher sounds amazing :)


    emily xx


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  4. I need to try one of their new blushes, they look incredible!

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  5. Lets Talk Beauty14 March 2015 at 10:46

    Max Factor have some beautiful new releases. That lip liner is a pretty shade & very on trend right now. I have heard wonderful things about their new baked blushes & I'm desperate to get a few to try.

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  6. I got the Creme Puff Blusher in that exact shade just yesterday. I've only used it once but so far I really like it! The eyeshadow sounds really lovely as well. Too bad about the lip liner!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  7. It all looks so pretty! I think I'll be checking out Max Factor on my next shopping trip! Such a shame the lip liner colour didn't work for you though.

    Laura x FloraLoo Two

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  8. The blush looks so pretty, it's a shame about the lip pencil x


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  9. it's a shame the lip liner doesn't suit you but the eyeshadow looks beautiful! i really want to try out their excess shimmer eyeshadows but i haven't because i'm still in love with the maybelline colour tattoo which is cheaper haha, but i may give it a go! great post :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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  10. I love the look of the blush and eyeshadow, it's a shame the lip liner was a let done though!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  11. All so pretty. Is it just me or does the lip liner look slightly like CT pillow talk? Shame it wasn't impressive though.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  12. Lovely post- I really want to try the blushers and your review has really helped me make up my mind! & the eye shadow is such a gorgeous colour, I am always wearing bronze shadows! Benefit cream shadow in Birthday Suit is a favourite!


    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Oh my gosh, that shimmer eye shadow! So much love.
    Ivory Avenue

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  14. I had the exact same problem with that lip liner shade! Pink Princess and Mauve Moment are definitely the way to go with the liners. I love those blushers, so pretty! :) xxx

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  15. Everything included in this post is stunning. I never really look at Max Factor products but definitely need to start. I especially love the lip liner x

    han // emandhan xo

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  16. I just keep seeing those blushes everywhere...think I need to give into the hype!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. It really seems like drugstore brands are quickly moving towards high-end! Too bad this lip shade didn't work even though it looks so pretty... As for the shadow and blush, I can't wait to see them in greek stores too! :D <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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  18. that eyeshadow looks wonderful, it's such a gorgeous shade ! definitely need to try it x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  19. All of these products seem awesome for the price, wish they were available in the USA!


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  20. The lip liner looks so good, so I am sad to hear it has been a disappointment x

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  22. I will definitely check out the darker mauve shade as I do like the liner itself, it was just a bad shade choice on my part. Thank you :) x

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  23. The blushes are so lovely I agree, I'm tempted to go back and look at the others x

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  24. They are really lovely, I'm pretty impressed actually x

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  25. They really do, it's great to see some awesome new releases by them as I have to admit it's a brand I rarely stop by to look at x

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  26. It's incredibly pretty isn't it! Oh it is a shame although if I had tried it in store before I picked it up I would have avoided disappointment, lesson learnt there x

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  27. It is indeed, I should have tried it in store though so it's in a way my own fault, oh well! x

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  28. The blush is beautiful Heather :) x

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  29. The colour tattoos are awesome, I absolutely love On and On Bronze :) x

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  30. It is although two out of three isn't too bad :) x

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  31. The end of it does (if I remember correctly) however the actual shade of it would be quite off. Pillow Talk is more mauve toned x

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  32. Thank you Jasmine :) I have never tried that eye shadow by Benefit although I have had it recommended to me a few times now x

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  33. It is so pretty Natalie :) x

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  34. At least I wasn't alone on this one Claudia. I'll check out those other two, thank you :) x

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  35. The blushes are so, so pretty Heather. I'm quite sure you will like them :) x

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  36. Thank you Emily! Yes I can relate as I hardly ever stop by Max Factor either, it's great to see some exciting new releases x

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  37. I think you may have to treat yourself Annabel! :) x

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  38. I hope they arrive into Greece very soon so you're able to give them a try Diana :) x

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  39. It is an incredibly pretty shade Elza x

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  40. Hopefully they will be soon Rachel, the blush and eye shadows in particular have really impressed me x

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  41. It's mainly down to the colour sadly, it's my own fault although I do think it is a little misleading. I'll be going back soon to check out the other shades x

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  42. They are so, so lovely! I love the shades so much! That eyeshadow is top of my list.
    Ivory Avenue

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