This is another of the videos that I filmed over the weekend. Lipglossiping wrote an interesting post last week about make-up snobbery and I will admit to being firmly in the snob camp. Although I know very well that it isn't always justified. I do enjoy Max Factor make-up and it reminds me that there are plenty of brands in Superdrug and Boots that deserve my attention.
I've already mentioned Second Skin Foundation and my love for Burnt Bark eyeshadow. I wanted to share some new finds, namely the Miracle Touch creme blushers, Lipfinity Lip Tints and Xperience Volumising mascara.
Like my old love Max Factor Masterpiece, Xperience Volumising mascara has a small rubberised wand. My apologies for omitting a picture, it is however in the video. I have always got on well with Max Factor mascaras and the shape and formulas of this one works well on my short lashes. I can achieve good definition with Xperience and I get minimal smudging on my undereye during the day.
These felt tip style lip products seemed to have become quite popular and I'm aware that several brands have released something similar. This is my first experience though, so I'm afraid I can't compare. I like the colours but I do find the application experience a little strange. I also find that you sometimes have to re-prime the colour at the tip. These are tints rather than stains and I would describe the colour as watery rather than sheer.
I've swatched the colours #03 Pink Princess and #08 Nice N Nude above. I'm slightly surprised at the name for #08 as I see it as a slightly gingery brown shade. I do like the colour very much and I like to pair it with my shimmery nude Hourglass gloss as you can see below. You can see how Pink Princess looks on my lips in the second half of the YouTube video.
Being a cream blush fan, I was instantly taken with the Miracle Touch Creamy Blush. The colours below are Soft Cardinal, a bright medium pink with some shimmer and Soft Copper, a coppery brown.
Soft Copper looks like it wouldn't work as a blusher but it actually gives a lovely colour to the cheeks and is the colour Caroline Barnes used on me at the Max Factor event. Soft Cardinal gives a more girly pink look and I suppose it's similar to something like MAC Dollymix in it's colour.
The texture of both of these is very easy to work with, they blend easily and don't feel greasy which I find to be a fault with some of the cheaper creams. These are probably my favourite Max Factor finds after Second Skin and Burnt Bark eyeshadow! I have been recommending these to my friends and I intend to take a look at some of the colours available. Both Soft Murano and Soft pink look very nice from the online swatches.
Disclosure: These products were sent to me without cost for consideration for review.