Product Type: Max Factor makeup
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Long lasting lipstick.
Max Factor Colour Collections Lipstick
Member Name: xmum2threex
Max Factor Colour Collections Lipstick
Advantages: Long lasting
Disadvantages: None for me
I have found a recent love for lipsticks, and one in my collection is this Max factor colour collection. I purchased mine in rosewood which I find is a lovely warm pink colour. It is very neutral, and I find that it matches my skin tone very well. There are a number of different shades available and they range from reds, to pinks to darker browns. The colours are true to the swatches available in store before you purchase them, which is great as I hate when a lipstick turns out to be a completely different shade than I had hoped. The casing is very plain in the colour black nothing fancy, but it is a good size to hold in your hand while you apply it. It looks nice enough that I do not mind pulling it out of my handbag while I am out. The casing is also a fair size so that it is easy to apply, and I am able to get a fair grip on it.
What I love about this is it is so creamy it glides on the lips perfectly. I only need to push it over my lips gently and the colours transfers with ease. It takes a few seconds to apply and the first coat of colour looks amazing. The lip stick sits on my lips really lightly; I can almost forget it is there completely. It does not dry my lips out at all I find if anything it actually helps keep them soft while I am wearing it. I find you need to make sure you have no dry areas on your lips before I apply it or it will highlight them.
There is no shimmer to these lipsticks at all but the light does reflect of the colour giving it a lovely finish. It gives a lovely pigmented colour, but the colour is a lovely nude shade so it is a great balance.
I usually find that my lipstick will transfer from my lips to my cup (I drink way too much tea) which means it has faded before I even leave the house in the morning. This did transfer some residue on to my cup but when I looked in the mirror the colour was just as noticeable as before. I am also a smoker so this usually has a huge negative effect on the lasting power of lipsticks but again it holds up very well.
The best feature of this lip stick is the staying power. It lasts extremely well even after I eat lunch it is still highly visable. I find that I do not need to replace it until late in the day which is great. I do find it starts to fade a little patchy so I tend to top it up as it begins to fade rather than when it is on its last legs.
The finish to this lipstick is lovely; it produces an even finish with just one stroke which I find near impossible with other lipsticks. Also the finish is amazing it is not sparkly at all yet has a lovely pearl shimmer to it. I find it is perfect for day to day wear as it can be very natural, however if you add an extra coat to your lips you can wear it out in the evening for a more glam look. It does this without you looking like a child that has used too much of your mothers lipstick. Although it has great staying power it is very easy to remove.Using either face wipes or cleanser the lipsticks comes off extremely easily without staining the lips at all. Also, I find that as well as feeling lovely and soft on my lips it does not dry them out once I remove it. This is a major advantage for me as I find most lipsticks to be drying as I have sensitive lips.
As you do not have to keep reapplying this lipstick every five minutes I find that the tube lasts well. I have owned mine for months and although I do not use it every day it does receive a fair amount of use from me. I still have half of the lipstick left so I am hoping it will last until Christmas when I shall add this to my wish list. I hate lip products that have a scent to them. I find being that close to my mouth and nose, contently smelling something is a huge no for me. This product does have a slight scent while still on the stick but once transferred on to your lips it disappears.
I love this lipstick and although it is not my favourite it is one of the best in my collection. The colour is lovely, really pigmented and the longevity is fantastic. This is one of the best lipsticks I own for staying put no matter what I do through the day. It is widely available from stores such as boots, and for the £7 asking price it lasts forever.
If you cannot tell already I would highly recommend this product to anyone. I trust max factor to provide me with great quality products and this is certainly no exception. At the retail price of £7 I believe this lipstick gives high quality finishes for a bargain price what more could you ask for?
Summary: A lovely lipstick