Max Factor Beauty Review

The other day, I received an exciting beauty drop from Max Factor. It was almost the perfect beauty package, consisting of foundation, two lip colours and blush. Max Factor has been around for a long time and is a trusted brand. Having never really purchase anything from the brand, I was excited to test the products out.

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Max Factor Creme Puff Blusher Nude Mauve

At first glance, I didn’t think this blush would look good. I used to think that blush either had to be pink or peach, and this colour was neither, rather a mauve/peach hybrid. My skepticism was soon blasted away because it is the perfect colour! Once applied, it gives a healthy pink tinged flush to my cheeks, with an understated glow. When I swatched the blush on my finger, it looked quite shiny, and I thought ‘uh-oh, shimmery blush here we come’ but it is only subtly luminescent and adds a gorgeous glow to my cheeks. When I think of this blush, the word ‘subtle’ really stands out for me. If you like to look more obviously “made up”, you are able to build this blush for a more intense pop of colour on your cheeks. I love how petite and compact this blush is, and how sturdy the packaging is. All in all, this is a great little blush to have in your makeup bag. Available from select Clicks stores for around R120.

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max factor miracle match foundation

The main drawing card of this foundation is that it combines flawless-looking shade matching that blurs imperfections and nourishes skin with hydration. Basically air-brushed, natural looking, healthy skin.

I want to love this foundation, because it sounds like a dream, but I just don’t. The main reason I don’t enjoy it is because of the way it smells (I’m used to scent-free foundations and this one has a strong biscuity smell), and every time I’ve used it, at the end of the day when I touch my face, it rolls (and looks like dirt). Maybe it’s because I have very dry skin? Where I can say that this product performs is that it gives a lovely skin-perfect finish. It feels like a moisturiser on application, and produces a medium coverage blurred effect for pretty, flawless skin. It’s the perfect balance of matte and dewy and matches my skin tone perfectly. Available at selected Clicks Stores with a RSP of R219.95.

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Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick

This long lasting lipstick promises to moisturise your lips courtesy of its highly nourishing oil-based, moisture-rich formula containing over 60% skin conditioners and emollients as well as last up to 8 hours.

It feels super moisturising upon application and doesn’t dry my lips out. The colour is richly intense and lasted for about 5 hours, which included tea, lots of water and a bit of lunch, after which I had to touch up. Not bad at all!  I don’t mind the fact that it doesn’t wear for 8 hours because in my experience, super long wearing lipsticks tend to dry my lips out, and this one didn’t. It’s a trade off.

Overall I like this lipstick. I think it’s cute and it’s a great product to have in your lipstick bag if you find a colour you love. I’m obsessed with purples at the moment and I’m so into the colour Eternally Luscious. Available in 7 shades from selected Clicks for R169.95.

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