OK, so recently I have become obsessed with nude makeup. As a result, I have purchased some recently that I have fallen in love with and I would like to share them with you.
First up, a mini Max Factor Haul!
Recently I haven’t been the happiest of people so decided to treat myself to some retail therapy. Within my purchases included these three Max Factor products which I picked up from my local Boots under the 3 for 2 offer the brand have.
The first thing I picked up was the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick:
About 2 months ago I picked up my first colour elixir lipstick in the colour ‘Rosewood’. Although the colour is of a nude tone, it wasn’t as dark as what I was seeking. So when I felt like it was the time to purchase some new makeup a couple months later, I knew where I would begin looking. The Max Factor stand of course in search for a darker nude tone lipstick that wouldn’t break the bank.
Before I bought my initial ‘Rosewood’ lipstick, I had seen many youtubers use the colour elixir lipsticks as dupes for high-end ones, and boy were they right! These lipsticks are wonderful, I can’t speak for them all but I would assume they are all similar to each other. They give a good, build-able coverage that lasts just as long as my high-end lipsticks, the colour selection is quite large as well and offers a variety of nudes, pinks and reds and to top it all off the lipstick smells pretty nice too!
So after loving ‘Rosewood’ but wanting a darker tone of it, I decided to purchase ‘Sunbronze’. Not only do I love the name but the colour it gives as well, It is very flattering however isn’t ‘too much’ as some people might say. In the picture I have taken it looks a lot more pink than it is, it is more of a dark nude with a slight pink infused within it.
This product only seems to have one flaw to me, I have found that it dries out my lips slightly even when I use lip balm before application. However, it does not dry them out so much so that I don’t want to use it! I have found this with many drugstore lipsticks so perhaps it’s just my lips being difficult and wanting me to spend more money!
I then teamed my lipstick with the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner:
I decided to get this product as lately I have been craving more definition to my lips. I don’t have very big lips at all and therefore it is nice to have the opportunity there if I want to give the illusion that I have bigger lips.
I got the lip liner in the colour ‘Brown ‘N’ Nude’ which is perfect as it works well with both ‘Sunbronze’ and ‘Rosewood’. I really like this liner as it is nice and soft but not crumbly if that makes sense. Previously, I have found some colouring pencils to give the same result as certain lip liners.
I can’t fault this lipliner really as it is just what I wanted and matches the lipsticks perfectly.
I took a few shots to show you what the liner and lipstick look like together in stages of application.
To use the 3 for 2 offer Max factor have I then chose to add a nude colour nail polish: