Thursday, 1 December 2011

... moist and sexy lips!

I'm a sucker for a bright lipstick but I have REALLY dry lips so I often find that I avoid lipstick so that I don't end the day on a flaky note!

I stumbled across the new Max Factor Colour Elixir lipsticks when purchasing my Max Factor mascara and I thought I'd give them a go and take advantage of Boots' 3 for 2 offer. (This offer is no longer available!)

These lipsticks are FANTASTIC. The only thing that disappoints me is the colour range available (the two that I purchased were the only colours I really liked) but as it is a new range, hopefully it will be extended to include more shades soon!

I have had these for a while now and have refrained from reviewing them so I can really test them out! They really are moisturising and they last all day although they do stain the lips. I have taken some pictures to show you instead of rambling on as usual!!!

Lovely packaging for a high-street brand!

Bewitching Coral (827) top & Ruby Tuesday (715) bottom!

Ruby Tuesday (L) & Bewitching Coral (R). As you can see, Ruby Tuesday is a true, classic red and Bewitching Coral is a gorgeous pinky-coral. They are really creamy and smooth to apply!

Me wearing Ruby Tuesday!

As these lipsticks are moisturising, they do transfer onto glasses easily when drinking but they last well on the lips so touch-ups are hardly required!

Definitely a fan of these!
A xo

... Mascara!

I have been dreading this for a while... My Chanel mascara has given up the ghost! SOB.

As I spent rather a lot of money already this month, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a cheaper, drug-store mascara for the first time in about 5 years. In my local Boots store, there was a large promotion with the latest offering from Max Factor. The sales assistant assured me that this is 'THE BEST, DARLING', and I was sent on my way to the till with great trepidation.

The result of my bravery? I am hanging my head in shame. I was ready to dismiss this mascara and throw it across the room in a strop; yet I was pleasantly surprised. REALLY pleasantly surprised.

The results are better than the £20-odd Chanel mascara I have been using recently, so allow me to introduce Max Factor's False Lash Effect Fusion!

False Lash Effect Fusion provides everything that I look for in a mascara:
-Blacker than black pigmentation? Check!
-Lashes long enough to make a cow envious? Check!
-More volume than Beyonce's barnet? Check!

All in all, I'm a rather happy lady!

I only have two negative points to make:
- I don't like the wand. I prefer a traditional fibrous wand but if this little plastic thing makes my lashes that fabulous then I shouldn't really complain!
- The smell isn't great. Then again, I don't think I've ever encountered a 'nice smelling' mascara...

At £11.99, this mascara is a BARGAIN. Not the cheapest product on the market but I'm more than happy to pay £11.99 for these results! If the bargain price isn't enough to entice you; Max Factor cosmetics are currently 3 for 2 in both Boots AND Superdrug!