Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Max Factor Haul: Liptensity Lipstick, Creme Puff Blush, and an amazing gift with purchase

Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick and Creme Puff Blush Review

I've never really been a Max Factor kinda girl. I don't know why - it's just one of those brands that I've always bypassed in Boots. I've seen Ruth Crilly wax lyrical about the Creme Puff Blushes; I've seen the Sunday Girl (who I trust implicitly on the primer front) declare undying love for the Facefinity primer; but until now, I've never picked them up. There was an unbelieveable gift with purchase in Boots the other day - three full-size products, including the aforementioned primer-of-dreams - so I finally took the plunge!

The Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink is a light, luminous pink shade. It's very complexion enhancing - I know everyone and their granny has said this, but this formula really reminds me of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes - granted, not quite such a finely milled texture; but it does give the same light, luminous flush to the cheeks. It's on the sheerer side - but this means it is very easy to use, build up if desired, and hard to overdo. This shade, Lovely Pink, is perhaps a little light for my summer skin tone, but for winter, or on a fairer skin, this would be really beautiful.

The Lipfinity Lipstick in Evermore Sublime is a lovely, cool-toned pink. The texture is nice, and leaves a satin-matte finish on the lips. I'm not sure I get much more weartime from this than, say, a MAC Matte lipstick, but it is very comfortable to wear and the shade range is all lovely, vibrant shades - great for brightening up chilly winter days!

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, Facefinity Primer Review

The gift with purchase is pictured above - pretty incredible, right?! I've only tested the Max Factor Facefinity primer for a couple of days - but so far, it's impressing me. There's a definite increase in makeup wear-time - I'd say easily an extra hour or two - and does seem to control a bit of oil. I wouldn't say its particularly pore-filling, but it allows for a flattering natural-matte finish for most of the day, without tipping  too matte, or letting my oily skin just run riot.

The mascara is.. well, I like it, but I don't agree with the name. False lash effect it is not (on my stumpy lashes anyway) but the teeny brush allows for lovely separation and volume at the roots, which gives a really fresh, bright-eyed look which is lovely for every day.

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara

Below are swatches of the Creme Puff blush (very light, as you can see, on my olive NC25-30 skin) the Lipfinity long lasting lipstick in Evermore Sublime, and the Colour Elixir Lip Gloss from the GWP. You'll know I'm a bit fussy when it comes to glosses from my Gerard Cosmetics gloss review - the texture of this is a million times more pleasant, but it does have a slightly weird tutti-frutti scent (which does fade quickly, so it's not a huge issue).

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Swatch

All in all, a really nice introduction to the brand for me. I'll definitely be picking up another Creme Puff blush or five...

Have you used many Max Factor products?

Some links above are affiliate links. all products mentioned bought with my own money.


1 comment

  1. That's an amazing GWP! I think that the lacklustre packaging puts people off Max Factor, but I love the look of some of their new eyeshadow palettes. The blush looks and sounds amazing! xx



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