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…
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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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