Spring Inspired Makeup Menu featuring MAX FACTOR…

Max Factor Spring Inspired Makeup

Although I don’t really consider myself to be a ‘pink’ girl, I always love wearing soft pastel toned make-up. Maybe it’s because I’m easily intimidated by super-bright tones, particularly being so pale! Therefore, it’s no huge shock that a Spring Make-up Menu was on the cards, considering that this time of year never fails to inspire me more than any other when it comes to pairing oh-so-pretty colour combinations. However, what’s even more exciting is that I’m rediscovering my love for one of the best known brands available from drug store counters worldwide… Max Factor.

Throughout my early twenties Max Factor was a staple for me – particularly in the foundation stakes. Clearly over the last few years I’ve been on a whirlwind romance with many other brands; but as a recent ‘me spree’ seemed to result in me investing in some new Max Factor goodies, I couldn’t resist sharing them with y’all in this Spring inspired make-up menu…

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Spring Makeup Face Products

Olay 2 in 1 Primer: My go to primer that helps prep my skin prior to whatever foundation I opt for. Never lets me down and helps to keep my make-up from drying out prematurely.

Max Factor Lasting Performance in Pastelle 02:  Having used (and loved) this foundation a number of years ago I’ve no idea why I changed – I’m assuming my colour was out of stock & I moved onto another brand. However after wearing this for an entire day it completely reignited strong memories as to how much I loved this foundation in the past. It completely lives up to its name as it still looked fresh come bedtime… and for those with pinky pale skin this is the ideal tone that doesn’t result in nasty oxidised tones!

L’Oreal Touche Magique: The product itself is great, no complaints about the formula (however) after shelling out almost £10 I was pretty disappointed at how many applications I got from it. Not recommended for everyday use or you’ll soon be spending a small fortune, instead save your pennies and opt for the MUA dupe – it’s every bit as brilliant but at a fraction of the price!

I ❤ Makeup Blushing Hearts in Bursting With Love: Although I’m going through a bit of a phase for cream blush (I usually do at the turn of spring) this is one little box of magic powder that will forever get my vote. A soft pink blush with a soft hint of sheen that gives the impression of a slightly dewy cheek, even though it’s totally powder based.

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Spring Makeup Eye Products

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Liner in Nude: Having appeared in many of my previous Make-up Menu’s, this soft nude liner is a champion at brightening up tired eyes and making the eye colour appear much more vibrant!

Seventeen Eye Shadow Trio in Enchanted Smoke: I ADORE this little trio from another one of my favourite drug store brands, the deep damson shade was the perfect tone for adding a little bit of definition to the outer corner of my eyes without going over board & it really complimented the Excess Shimmer cream shadow!

Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Pink Opal: I was expecting a much denser consistency than the soft mousse formula, however don’t be led to thinking that this light weight creamy shadow won’t pack a mighty punch. It stayed in place all day without any creasing or wearing, really impressed & will definitely be investing in a few more shades before long!

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadow in Pink Opal

Max Factor False Lash Effect in Black: Thanks to my blog buddy Anne over at Doves & Roses who highly recommended this mascara – she seems to know exactly what I love in a great lash formula. Not only does this mascara add length it separates your lashes leaving them looking fluttery, lengthened and separated without any huge clumps. Undoubtedly my go to mascara whatever the occasion!

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Max Factor Lipfinity

Max Factor Lipfinity in shade 60 Evermore Lush: This has been my first dip into Max Factors lippy line & I’m impressed. It’s comfortable to wear, long lasting & best of all the compact shape of the bullet is great for smaller lips!

Ps: Pop a little coating of Lip Cote over the top for an even longer lasting finish *Click Here* to check out my review on this nifty lip accessory!

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Spring Inspired Makeup

Considering the affordability of Max Factor it really does edge the boundaries of high end cosmetics, not only in longevity but in colour pay off too. After hours of wear (and I wasn’t going lightly on it either ladies) it really held up its end of the bargain as I found myself washing a completely dewy face of make-up come bedtime! Though I’m not at all surprised considering how much this range has impressed me in the past. More to the point, I was really impressed with the eye shadow as cream formulas quite often dry up and become flaky on my lids, this however stayed fresh the entire day. Worth the invest for sure gals, don’t forget to check out some of the other gorgeous colours in the range too!

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Are you a fan of Max Factor? Have you tried any of their make-up range recently? What’s your favourite spring inspired choices for the new season? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do pop by to say a quick hello!

Cheerio chums…

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59 thoughts on “Spring Inspired Makeup Menu featuring MAX FACTOR…

    • You really should huni as there is a few new fabulous additions 🙂 If there’s anything I’d recommend it’s definitely the mascara – an invaluable investment for sure!!! Awesome stuff 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind comment, lovely to chatter with you ❤ Karen xoxox

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    • Aren’t they awesome?! I bought a regualr powder one a few months ago but wasn’t too sure (though purple is hard to pay off in some powders) but these creamy/mousse formula ones are gorrrrrgeous! Will definitely be topping up the collection with a few more 😀 XXX

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      • I have an aubergine colour and I absolutely love it! It’s such a beautiful colour. Now I really want one of those creamy/mousse formula ones, haha. I have a creamy based eyeshadow by maybelline and I was addicted to that one for a long while!
        Can’t wait to see your next haul!

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  1. The eye shadows are so cute and pigmented, I love the colours you have used! It would be great if you could check out my blog and leave some feedback!
    Olivia xox
    livlipstickandlemondrops.wordpress.com

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  2. The purple eyes are perfect for spring – looking beautiful as always Karen! I’ve been using this foundation in 101 since January and am a huge fan myself! I recently bought one of the Excess Shimmers in Copper a few weeks back and I’ve not stopped wearing in since xx

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    • Hello lovely lady 😀 Thank you sooo much huni *blushing* What a lovely compliment!!!
      Isn’t the foundation fab?! I’m really loving it again Chanell – forgotten just how good it is! What shade is 101? Is that fair? If so I was going to life that but was a little worried it might be a tad too pale (even though it would be a perfect match for my skin tone) as I find unless I personally go a shade darker I look utterly washed out 😦 Very annoying as I have to blend sooo much more *sigh* Oooh Chanelle I tested the copper and it is AMAZING!! I was really stuck between choosing colours but I’ll be going back to pick it up as it’s stunning! Isn’t the formula awesome? It’s like mousse! I love it 😀 XXXX

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      • 100 is Fair, I wanted to buy that but the shop I was in doesn’t sell it. 101 is Ivory Beige and I have to blend it a bit but I can pull it off (I hope). The formula of the Excess Shimmers is lovely, do pick up Copper! I might have to have a further look at other shades myself x

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    • Awwh Emma, I was only thinking about you today!!! Looking forward to getting over to catch up on what I’ve been missing out on 🙂 Hope you’re keeping well lovely, thank you so much for the compliment – glad you like the eyes hehe XXX

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  3. That Boots Trio looks like just my kind of colours, and the Max factor mascara looks like one to try too! How does the Max factor cream shadow compare to the Maybelline 24 hr tattoo cream shadows? I found they were much drier that I expected!

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    • Hello lovely!!! 😀 So lovely to see you huni – hope you’re keeping well & enjoying the hols! The Boots trio is superb – gorgeous colours and the payoff is pretty good too 🙂 I honestly think the MF wipes the floor with the Tattoo (and I liked it) However I had the gold in the Tattoo and like you found it quite dry – particualry the more I used it!!! But nonetheless the formula of the Max Factor is beautiful. Highly recommended if you like a softer, easy to apply, mousse type cream that lasts all day long. Very nice indeed 🙂 XXX

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      • Hey Karen! Yeah I’m doing well. I’m recovering nicely from some emergency back surgery! Here’s a catch up if you missed it http://wp.me/p54rIv-1Fb
        I wish I’d known about the Max factor cream shadows before I spent a tenner last week on 2 Maybelline 24hr tattoo colours- ‘metallic pomegranate’ and the ‘on and on bronze’ everyone online is raving about. (It’s really dark- saving it for a metallic smoky eye look). Aw well, I’ll look out for Max factor next time. I haven’t had anything of theirs in a long time. Hope you are having a brillient easter weekend despite the rain! b.x 😉

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      • Oh no you poor thing – sending all best wishes for a speedy recovery, including a load of virtual hugs!!
        Awwh that’s a shame – do you not like them? 😦 I have the Eternal Gold shade and find it a lovely tone but it’s just the fact that its a bit drier in comparison! Having said that I see they do a dupe for the Mac Paint Pots, which I’m itching to try as it’s supposed to be virtually identical in every way!! Yes, keep an eye out for the Max Factor pots as they were down to £4 a few days ago!!!! Such a good price & the colours are so lovely huni! Having a lovely time, though have been at the docs with nerve damage 😦 Nightmare! Other than that all well & we even had sunshine and blue skies today *woo hoo* lol lol xxxx

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      • Thank you so much sweetie – just read your post that puts my grumbles into mere insignificance!! You’re a trooper huni, I sincerely hope it’s behind you and it’s a solid road to recovery from here on in!!! ❤ XXXXXXX

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      • Oh dear, I didn’t mean to make you think that! It’s just all been a bit exciting this end. Thanks for your kind words Karen. Recovery is going well and I’ve a new found sympathy for any one in pain these days! 😉 xxx

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      • Awwh don’t be silly, of course I know you didn’t – but on retrospect I’m so blessed to not have went through what you have huni. You’re such a trooper!!! I’m sure you’re totally overwhelmed by it all! So glad to hear you’re recovery is going as smoothly as it can, thinking about you lovely and sending all my best wishes XXXX

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  4. That Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Pink Opal is positively PERFECT for Spring! I’m glad it performs as well as it looks.
    The Seventeen eye shadow trio looks great too – lovely look you created with these products! Beauty doesn’t have to cost a lot!

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    • Stash is it STUNNING huni – I am loving it sooo much. The formula, the colour, the price – everything is bang on! Isn’t is such a great Spring colour too?
      The Seventeen is fabulous – I love their line, the mascara’s are great too, but this little trio has really impressed!!! Like you say huni beauty doesn’t have to empty the pockets 😀 hehe XX

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  5. You don’t consider yourself to be a pink gal because you’re more of a raspberry gal! 🙂 Mr. Max Factor has some really pretty colors. Who is that lady in the picture at the bottom? She looks so familiar 😀 xoxo

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    • Awwh thank you Mil – I’m glad you like it too, I’m so much less intimidated by pink than what I am by stronger colours so I feel comfortable playing about with pastels for sure! Hope you had a wonderful weekend huni, and just about to pop over to my fav duo’s blog to catch up on the latest post 😀 Sending hugs XXXXXXX

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      • Thanks hon! I did indeed have a lovely weekend – the sun is finally returning to my part of the world 🙂 I hope all is well with you! xoxo

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  6. Your skin looks flawless! Lovely makeup look 💗
    I have been loving the max factor Creme blush at the moment as I have on in a pretty pale pink shade which I think is perfect for spring
    I’m not usually a big fan of pinks either but as soon as Spring came around I have been loving them ☺️X
    Kristy X
    Kristyhart.wordpress.com

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  8. This is such a lovely look! You look so beautiful, Karen!
    I LOVE the packaging and the colour of that lipstick too. I have never tried anything from Max Factor. It seems I should start. 😀 xxxx

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  9. That mascara ♥ I am still in love as well, never ceases to amaze me when I put it back on again after foolishly testing another mascara.
    I know this is a max factor post, but I love the look of that eyeshadow trio. Such lovely colors!
    xo Anne – Doves & Roses

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