Friday, 1 April 2011

Max Factor Gloss Cubes in Vibrant Raspberry and Spicy Plum

I was sent a few bits from the Max Factor Colour Effects range to try and these glosses grabbed me as soon as I saw them. I'm a fan of lip colour in berry shades and Vibrant Raspberry and Spicy Plum are exactly the kinds of colours I would pick out for myself.

Top - Vibrant Raspberry, Bottom - Spicy Plum

In the tubes, the colours look more similar than they do when swatched or applied. As the names suggest Vibrant raspberry is a a bright raspberry pink and Spicy plum is plummy purple. Both contain fine shimmer and the colour is quite sheer. I found it a little tricky to get even coverage (more so with the plum than the raspberry) and these look at their best when they've settled on the lips for a little bit. I really like the effect though as it's between a gloss and a stain. Both give that lovely 'I've just been eating berries' kind of colour.

Top - Spicy Plum, Bottom - Vibrant Raspberry
As I mentioned both have shimmer but it's very fine and I struggle to pick it out when it's on the lips, it just provides a glossy effect. The gloss feels comfortable on and has reasonable lasting power. The glosses are a little sticky but not overly so. They have a light fig scent which I enjoy but I know isn't everyone's cup of tea.



I have to say I have been impressed with these cube glosses, there are 10 shades althogether including Sweet Cassis, Hot Aubergine and Glam Rose. I was going to link to them but I can't find them on the Max Factor website or Boots for some reason. I will have to take a look in my local Boots and Superdrug to check they still have them. I believe they are priced at £5.99.

Disclosure: These were sent to me without charge for review purposes.


  1. They are quite a nice effect aren't they, glossy without looking gloopy and as you say the shimmer isn't overly visible which is great for shimmer haters like me! Pretty.

  2. I love the color of Vibrant Raspberry.

  3. The colours are so pretty and I dont use much of Max Factor but definitely going to check!Thanks sweety!!


  4. Am now following and absolutely love your blog! I'm having a beauty blog hop so we can connect the beauty blogger community. Come check it out!

  5. I'm trying to find a color like this...I've tried a few lip stains and it has turned out terrible lol

  6. I like both of these colours Jane. They both really suit you. x

  7. Nice colors Jane they are looking very vibrant and fresh. I never tried Max factor cosmetics but going to try it now.

  8. These are both lovely. Great choices x

  9. Boom Chicka Wa Wa *does the MB lippie post dance*

  10. @Debbie: It found it impossible to load a lot on, it seems to apply as quite a thin layer. Definitely no gloop.

    @Esther: It’s really nice, really fun.

    @Irene: I hadn’t used Max Factor for a long time (apart from mascara) until I discovered the Taupe eyeshadow on my ‘drugstore hunt’. It really sparked an interest. These glosses are definitely worth a look x

    @Opal Stevens: Thanks for your comment. I will take a look at the blog hop!

    @Kat: You might like these. It has the level of colour of a lipstain but isn’t drying or likely to show up lip imperfections.

    @Leanne: Thank you. I think both are very me somehow x

    @Alice: Thank you for your comment.

    @dempss: I really like both colours, these are both going to get a lot of use.

    @Skin Scrubs: Ha ha! I’m going to have to send you a special MB smooch as your wedding present ;)

    Thanks for your comment,
    Jane x


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