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      27.12.2013 20:16
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      Feel the bees knees!

      I am a total make up addict and my best friend knows it too and so for christmas she bought me this fantastic Max factor Lipfinity, along with loads other max factor products also.
      I can say I was so spoilt this year!
      My mate knows me so well and knows how glamourous I am and that I like to wear good quailty clothes aswell as make up.

      ~The packaging~

      Comes in a rectangle shape box that is gold in colour and tells us that it is the Max Factor Lipfinity lip colour and the shade being 340 Essential Natural. What I like about this is that it doesn't just look nice in your handbag but it is classy and very good quality indeed. This product is made by a company called Proctor and gamble who make other products besides make up too.

      It says that it stays on for twelve hours without needing to reapply, and I have found it stays on longer depending on if you smoke and how much you eat and drink of course.
      Make up artists use this world wide as this is truly a very good product.

      ~Verdict~

      This has got to be the best thing ever invented. I wear make up on a daily basis and have been for quite some time now. I was fed up of replying my lipstick several times a day. With this you basically apply the colour mine is essential natural, after doing that keep your lips apart for sixty seconds, you apply the top coat which is clear and looks very much like wax to be honest. You apply this over the top of the colour.

      I applied this this afternoon and have since eaten and drank and non of it has come off it has stayed on to my amazement. I am totally converted to this product now and will be definitely be purchasing more in the near future. This is available in various shades from nude colours (like I'm wearing ) to quite colourful ones also.

      My mate paid £10.99 for this from our local Boots. I have never paid above a fiver for lipstick in my whole life. Quality is what this is and I can't wait to try the other colours now.

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      26.06.2013 05:58
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      One of the best lip tints around in my opinion

      (I am reviewing the Lipfinity lip tint, not the lipstick).

      ~ Why I Bought It ~
      I actually have two of these, and I bought my first one about a year ago mainly because it looked like quite a fun and unusual product because it is designed like a felt tip which seemed like quite a cool, new concept at the time. I bought a shade that I wasn't overly keen on but because all of the colours had sold out I settled for it and once the colour that I had wanted in the first place was available I bought that one too.

      ~ Price ~
      Each lip tint pen costs £6.99. I think that although this is quite expensive, it is good value as these pens haven't dried up or gone gunky in the time that I have had them, whereas many other lip pens that I've had for a much shorter period of time have dried up and become unusable so these are clearly good quality. Also, many drug stores often have max factor products on offer such as 3 for 2 or buy one get one half price.

      ~ What Max Factor Say ~
      Max Factor describe these lip tints as a long lasting, lightweight lip tint. They say that the formula is water based and 'kiss proof' and they describe the colour as intense. There are ten colours available ranging from light pink to red to purple, there is a shade to suit everyone really and although the colours did sell out quick at first, once the colours were all in stock I was spoilt for choice. My ultimate favourite shade which is the second lip tint I purchased is the passion red shade and the first lip tint that I bought is a colour I am less keen on and it's called pink princess.

      ~ My Opinion ~
      The first thing I like about these lip tints is obviously the packaging, which is basically like a felt tip pen. This design isn't as original and quirky as it was when the product first came out because a lot of lip tints come packaged like this now but it is still a cute design and it is very easy to hold whilst applying the lip tint as it is just like holding a felt tip.

      I have had my two lip tints for about a year now and the novelty still hasn't quite worn off, it's still really fun to use them and colour my lips in and it is really accurate too so a lot quicker and less messy than lip gloss and lipstick! I particularly like how each 'pen' has got a coloured bit on the end which shows the shade and the lid is also tinted to the colour that the lip tint is, so it's easy to tell different shades apart.

      The lid clips back on securely so there's no worry that the product will dry out or become unhygienic and although the pens are quite chunky they fit easily in my make-up bag without taking up much room. The nib of the pen is also quite chunky but not too chunky and it is very accurate. I find that I need to rub it over my hand or a scrap of paper very briefly before using it to get the product out and then it runs freely when I apply it onto my lips. The nib does drag on my lips a little rather than gliding over them, but this does not bother me too much.

      One thing that I will mention is that the lip tint is quite drying so I would recommend applying some Vaseline or lip balm before you apply it because although it initially has a bit of a wet feeling it dries quickly and can make my lips feel quite dry and in need of moisture. It also highlights dry patches & cracks so it's a good idea to use a lip scrub before using it to smoothen out any dryness. I tend to wear the lip tint with a little Vaseline or lip gloss over the top because it is matte so it can make my lips look dry rather than glossy, which I'm not too keen on and I like my lips to look hydrated and glossy rather than just dry.

      I also wear the red shade under lipstick so that if my lipstick comes off the patchiness is not as noticeable. The shades are both not as bright and bold as I'd expected and they are quite natural, even the red shade is not as eye catching as say ruby woo from mac or pillar box red from Barry m, it is no match for a red lipstick but it is a nice subtle alternative and the lighter pink one that I have is nice as a natural looking lip tint although I do find it a little too pale for my skin tone and it washes my lips out a little, it will probably suit girls who are more tanned.

      As for the lasting power it is good and it lives up to the three hour claim, although after this time (say three and a half/four hours) it begins to slightly fade so considering the shades are not the boldest anyway it would need reapplying several times a day if you plan on wearing it all day I can also vouch for it being kiss proof, and it doesn't leave any waxy, messy red gloop on my partners lips or face like lipstick does!

      It is not messy and it stays in place nicely even when I am eating and drinking. I do find that when I am wearing it that I need to reapply lip balm or lip gloss though else I become self conscious about my lips looking dry but apart from that it is a good product.

      Oh, and both of my lip tints smell quite nice too - it's a sweet and girly smell which isn't sickly or anything like that and it is only a subtle, brief smell it doesn't linger on my lips or anything.

      ~ All in All ~
      Good quality, long lasting lip tints. Definitely recommended.

      Four out of five stars.

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        12.05.2013 18:54
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        Doesn't do what it claims to do

        I have only just started wearing lipstick in recent years and Max Factor Lipfinity was one of the first purchases I made in a bid to get a long lasting colour fix. I bought it in a plumy colour because I wanted a slightly vampish look. However, in many ways I wish I hadn't spent the money on it as it was a lipstick that I never got on with.

        ***The packaging***

        This lip stain comes in a cardboard box with two tubes -ne a lipstain, which comes with a sponge applicator, and moisturising top coat which is a little bit like a lip balm. The idea is that you apply the colour to your lips first and then when it has set apply the moisturising top coat.

        ***The product***

        According to the Max Factor website the lipfinity lipstick is a "smart, two-step application for glamorous colour with a moisturising gloss top coat for luscious lips that last all day." But for me it couldn't be further from the truth.

        I have tried my lipfinity a number of times over the years and have never quite got the hang of it. During a friend's wedding I actually had to reapply it every hour and in a number of the photos I had a visible lip line where it had worn off. However, for the purpose of this review I thought I would try it again to give it a fair trial and once again it didn't last on my lips. After about 15 minutes my lipstick had started to almost crumble off my lips leaving the lips slightly stained but with most of the lip colour coming off (apart from a few stray bits round the edge). Even reapplying the top coat doesn't help and after an hour apart from a few stray bits on the edge of my lips the colour had all but gone and now I can't get rid of the stray bits leaving an odd look on my lips.

        What's more the lipstick is quite drying so I need lip balm after using it. So for me it's not a great choice. I love the colour and the intensity when I first apply it but unfortunately it doesn't last and it feels quite uncomfortable when it starts to peel off.

        ***The price***

        One of the reasons I have given this such a low mark is at £10.99 in most chemists and online it is quite a hefty price for a lipstick and given that my cheaper lipsticks last longer and feel nicer on the lips I can't recommend this product.

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        05.01.2013 12:44
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        I have always liked to take pride in my appearance and always like to wear make-up which included lipstick, but I was fed up of reapplying lipstick every 30 minutes as usual lipstick would just come off. Then I found this and though I would give it a go and see if it really did stay on.

        The packaging
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        The lipstick comes in a light brown box, which is sectioned off into two parts by a piece of cardboard, one for the lipstick and the other for the lip gloss. The words lipfinity are spread across the front of the box, with the colour of the lipstick shown at the top of the box the colour can also be seen at the front of the box which has a clear window cut into it, so you can see just what the colour looks like. The box also has instructions of how to use the lipstick on the back of the box.

        How to use
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        Well this is easy to use, although it takes more than just what your normal lipstick takes to apply. First of all you take the bottom coat out, which is the lipstick, and apply the lipstick just as you would any normal lipstick, then you need to wait about a minute for it to dry on your lips, once the lipstick has dried you need to apply the topcoat. The reason for this is to moisture your lips or they will seem very dry.

        How often does it need to be reapplied
        The lipstick states it lasts over 12 hours, and in my opinion it can last longer than that, I have worn this lipstick all day and all night and the only thing that I have had to reapply is the gloss, just to give my lips a little bit of moisture as the lipstick does make you lips feel pretty dry without it.

        The price
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        I buy this from Ebay for around £3.99 but from retail shops its usually around £10 so your best off buying this online as it is a big saving.

        My overall opinion
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        This is by far the best lipstick I have ever owned, it does actually last as long as what it says it will, and also comes in lots of different colours, so you will find a colour to suit you.

        The lipstick can appear to be a bit pricey, but I would say it is worth it, this does really last me months just for a small tube of it. The thing I do find with this is that the lip gloss always runs out before the lipstick does, but any lip gloss will work anyway with this, and you really do need lip gloss on with this, or your lips look and feel far too dry.

        I would highly recommend this to anyone to buy and this is now the only brand of lipstick I ever buy, it lasts, it looks good and you can find a bargain for it online.

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        07.02.2012 16:39
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        Stunning colours, but uncomfortable to wear and flakes off.

        As a lipstick loving guru, with a constant stain to the lip area at all times, over the years I have tried Max Factor LipFinity and have been dissatisfied on every occasion. (The last time I tried this product was a year ago) I use Max Factor products on a regular basis and am pleased with the quality of their cosmetics, which is why I keep retrying this lip product, but it doesnt work for me!

        There are several really good things about this lip product - it's definitely not all negative. Firstly the range of colours is fantastic, with bold shades, glitter, shimmer and sparkle, enough to satify me and all my various looks, day or night. Secondly, I really like the fact that this product comes in two seperate parts, as with other similar but combined colour and gloss products (in one stick / tube) I often run out of the gloss well before the colour and end up throwing lots away when I buy a new one.

        My problem with this product is that it goes on quite heavily, and so takes ages to dry and then feels really uncomforable and tight to wear - you constantly want to stretch your lips as wide as you can. I then find it generally begins to flake immediately both from the friction of my lips generally when speaking and on glasses/drinks and dries my lips out completely, leaving me with semi naked lips, other than in sections around the edge of my mouth which only the strongest of make up removers seems to budge!

        I love the range of colours, but hate the flake factor, which is why I'll keep retrying my friends Lipfinities, but not buy my own!

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        24.07.2011 05:06

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        Not for me!

        There is nothing more annoying than having one sip of drink and having to reapply your £9 lipstick. So after hearing this lip color lasted for hours, even after eating & drinking etc I thought I would give it a try!

        I bought this on offer for £6.99 in boots after spending about an hour trying to figure out which shade to buy from the massive selection. I finally picked a deep red and tried it on a night out....

        It definitely did what it claims and stayed on my lips for hours, but I noticed it faded off right in the centre of my lip and I needed to reapply. After a few hours my lips were so dry I could feel them crack when I opened my mouth. By the time I got home some parts of the gloss were still on my lips but no matter what I used I could not get the rest of it off. I ended up having to scrub it off with make up remover making my slips even dryer than they were and very very sore.

        I haven't seen many bad reviews of this product, hence my purchase, but this definitely is not a product for me!

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        27.05.2011 10:53
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        A good quality lipstick from Max Factor.

        I don't wear lipstick as much as I wear eye make up, because I feel my eyes are my best feature. I wear eye make up most of the time when I go out, but only usually wear lipstick when I go out in the evening or if I am signing my books at an event and want to look glamorous!

        I like my lipstick to stay put. I hate the kind that comes off on every cup or transfers to my fiancé's lips when I kiss him. Years ago, I found the solution in the product Lipcote, a clear kind of 'varnish' which you applied to your lips with a brush and it kept your lipstick in place for hours. Then I couldn't seem to find it, but Max Factor Lipfinity produces a modern-day version and it is much kinder on your lips than Lipcote ever was!

        Max Factor Lipfinity comes in a pack of two lipstick-shaped items - one is your standard lip colour and the other is a clear one you put over the lipstick to keep it in place, known (according to the Max Factor UK website) as "a moisturising gloss top coat". The first versions of these had a silver finish to them, but the new versions are black - the lipsticks showing the colour on the bottom section, the sealing one is pure black packaging. They do look classy and good quality items.

        There are twenty-four different shades to choose from and I own three different colours in the Max Factor Lipfinity collection. The first one I got was from the old silver design (Everlites) and is coded 60, which is a kind of dusky dark pink. The two I own in the new black design are 020 (Angelic) and 180 (Spiritual). Angelic is a brighter dark pink, while Spiritual is more of a pinky-brown. I do find it hard to tell what the colour will be like, as the colour in the pictures online is often a bit different, so this is where it would be an advantage to see the product in a shop, rather than buying online.

        I usually buy my make up through Amazon UK, where you can buy them for between £8 and £9.50, though look out for the extra postage charges some companies add, as that can mean another £2 on top. Max Factor Lipfinity costs £10.99 from the Boots website (which earns you 40 Boots Advantage points).

        You apply the lipstick as normal, wait for it to dry then add the top coat. Max Factor claim this contains a special ingredient called Prematone, which will make your lipstick last up to twelve hours, but does it actually stand up to this test? Well, yes, I have been impressed with it so far. It copes well with eating, drinking and kissing and stays in place. If you need to, you can reapply the top coat after a few hours.

        The lipstick is easy to apply with the soft-tipped applicator included and looks good on the lips, as it has a good level of colour and a nice shine to it. Of course, you could wear the lipstick on its own, if you wish, but to give it that long-lasting effect, you need to add the top coat after a minute or two. This top coat is like a traditional lipstick and is a white stick which feels slightly like Vaseline once applied to the lips. It is easy to apply too and gives your lips an extra glossy shine, which gives an impressive look.

        I am pleased with this product overall, as it is high quality and looks very good. I do have a few minor complaints though. The top coat can get stained with the lip colour easily and can pick up stray hairs, but it is hard to clean too. I tried gently wiping it with a clean tissue and the stick bent a bit, though luckily I could move it further down the tube and still use it. Also, sometimes after a few hours, the top coat can feel slightly 'bitty' and rough in places, though you can reapply, which sorts this out.

        Overall though, I like Max Factor Lipfinity, I think it is worth the money and I will buy this brand again.

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          22.04.2011 22:05
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          Long lasting lip colour

          I have used this particular lipstick brand on and off since 1999 and am quite a fan of Max Factor products in general. The Lipfinity set composes of both a Lip colour and a clear moisturising topcoat which are used together to provide a 12hr lasting lip colour which can be removed with oil-based make-up remover. The Lipfinity set cost me £10 in Boots which sounds like alot but considering you do not need to reapply the product as you would a regular lipstick it is quite cost effective.

          Packaging:
          The product comes in a lovely golden box with navy writing and the lip colour shade across the top. Within the box you will find two tubes 1) the cream colour which is applied with the supplied sponge brush (2.3ml) 2) the clear moisturing topcoat which is similar to a chapstick in consistency and twists up like a lipstick (1.9g)
          The packaging boasts that the product is kiss proof, food proof, party proof and life proof with the added bonus of the colour lasting 12 hours and being vibrant and moisturing.

          The product/Use:
          As I have previously mentioned I have used this product for many years so have developed a certain technique regarding the application of this product.
          - Make sure your lips are in good condition as this product will cling to dry patches. My way around this is to gently brush my lips with a toothbrush each evening and apply Palmers lip balm but I'm sure any lip balm will do
          - Apply the Cream colour to dry/clean lips in a very thin layer and keep the lips apart allowing 60 sec to dry
          - If you want a deeper colour then apply another layer of colour making sure that you allow it to dry for 60 sec again
          - Then stroke the topcoat to the lips and then purse lips together to ensure even coverage
          - After eating, kissing or whenever you feel that the lips are becoming dry do not forget to reapply the topcoat otherwise the colour will crack, dry your lips out and basically become rather hideous.

          Conclusion:
          The cream colour I have is in shade 160 Iced which is a lovely nude colour with a touch of pink which compliments my fair warm skin tone and is just slightly darker than my natural lipcolour which is perfect for me. The topcoat tends to run out before the cream colour but personally when I run out I just apply whichever lipbalm I happen to be using e.g. Palmers or Carmex. Admittedly this product can be drying to the lips if balm is not applied frequently enough so make sure you reapply the balm and moisturise your lips before bed. I do love this lipstick and recommend it for those people who just want a lippie that they apply once a day and just have to slick balm over the top once in a while without requiring a mirror.

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          07.04.2011 02:09
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          Worth atleast one try.

          After recently seeing an advertisement for the Maxfactor lipfinity lip tint pen, I was intrigued. I think it was my curious side that made me want one, seeing as, in my opinion, they look pretty much like felt tip pens. It took me a while to find one, as I live in a small town and everywhere I tried had sold out. My local Boots, however, did have one left but refused to sell it as it was going to be the new tester. I came home dissapointed and resorted to buying one online, from Amazon.co.uk who themselves only had 3 in stock. The pen cost me £8, with free delivery. As a student, £8 is reasonable amount of money to be paying on a lip pen and i personally don't think it's worth the rather hefty price tag. Personally, i think in this case, you're paying more for the Max Factor label than the actual product.

          I recieved my lip pen from Amazon 3 days after ordering and tried it on straight away. Mine is the 'royal plum', the darkest red available. Application was very easy, it was indeed very much like a thin felt tip pen, allowing accuracy and speed - a brilliant alternative to a lip brush. After applying a small amount, it was obvious that this wasn't the natural shade of my lips and it was by no means discreet, as it was so bright. Also, although i applied a sensible amount, it certainly didn't feel like it absorbed completely into my lips, as Max Factor state. Once applied, i went off to uni. While I found it does have good staying power, i found after 4 hours it had almost completely gone and my lips had a slight sticky feel. After a few drinks it had completely dissapeared, leaving behind a smooth feel to the lips.

          I do love this product, due to the simplicity and unusual look to it. If eating and drinking it does require frequent top-up maintenence, however if you apply in the morning and leave it be, it should still be there by lunch time. I'd also reccomend if you have dry lips, to avoid as best you can, as it seems to stick into the cracks, however small.

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          10.03.2011 11:29
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          Max Factor Lipfinity

          Max Factor is one of the best known cosmetic manufacturers. Since 1914 the products of Macx Factor have been used by movie stars and slowly the brand became more known. Factor is also known for his make-up techniques.

          When you are regularly using a lipstick, it's very annoying to constantly have to apply new lipstick on your lips because it has faded away. This constant updating of your lipstick is really not necessary. This lipstick promises to stay on your lips for 24 hours and doesn't fade in color but also doesn't leave marks on for example your glass. The outcome does depend on how you apply the lipstick. It's actually very simple. First apply the base color to your clean, dry lips. Scraps of lipstick or lip balm may interfere with adhesion of the base. Let this layer stay for at least 1 minute, but preferably 2 minutes. Note: do not rub your lips together! Finally apply the topcoat for moisture and shine. Now the colors are beautiful all day long!

          This lipstick comes in a gold color cardboard box with on top a part in red. On the front of the pack is clearly the brand "Max Factor" and indicated the color number (88 reddish brown), also stated is that you apply this lipstick in 2 steps. On the side of the package are the ingredients. On the back is the instructions. If you open the box is, there is an inner package, which the two markers separately in the box. The price of this lipstick is around 9 pounds.

          Often a brand makes a promise but doesn't come trough but in this case the lipstick really works and stays on for 24 hours. This lipstick will really sit 24 hours and doesn't matter how much you eat or drink, it does not go away and doesn't fade in color. I use this lipstick now 1 year and I'm still very pleased.

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          16.02.2011 17:59
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          Max Factor Stay put lippy

          I have always been more of a lip gloss and balm kind of girl until I met my partner; he loves me to wear coloured lipstick so on special occasions and romantic night's in ect the lippy comes out to play. Normally I'm a die hard No7 or Benefit fan but as this was a gift to begin with I fell in love with this range.

          Max Factor's - Lipfinity:
          'Lipfinity contains permatone, a breakthrough ingredient that provides semi-permanent colour by gently attaching colour pigments to the lips in a flexible mesh effect. It lasts up to 12 hours - from application in the morning, through coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.'

          Colours:

          This lipstick comes in a whopping 24 shades so I'm sure you'll find a colour for you. - www.maxfactor.co.uk/uk/products/Lips/Lipsticks/LipfinityRange/shade.aspx The colours I have so far are 'Angelic' which is like a deep pink, 'Euphoric' which is like a purpley pink and 'Hot' which is like a reddish pink.

          My Findings:

          It has been about four years now since I started using Lipfinity and for its durability it is so far the best I ever have tried. Lipfinity comes in two parts one is the coloured lipstick the other is the moisturising top coat. The moisturising coat I found to be rather important!

          When I first apply the colour it glides over my lips with ease and doesn't smudge into places it shouldn't, it sit on my lips perfectly. The colour then needs to dry before added the moisturiser which only takes a few seconds and while it's drying my lips tend to go dry and feeling a little tight so you know when its dry. Once dry I apply the moisturising top coat and instantly my lips feel and look soft, kissable and smooth with a nice shine to them.

          As you pull the lipstick stick out of its tube it doesn't come out loaded with colour the side of the tube scraps off any excess. So your left with the right amount to cover your lips, the brush is nice and easy to handle with a soft slightly pointed tip to ensure you can cover all areas of your lips with ease.

          One thing where this product really lives up to its promise is its staying power, I can apply this on the morning and the colour will stay there all day looking like I've just applied. Even when drinking and eating this stuff doesn't budge. The only thing which I think is needed is around four hours after I always need another coat of the moisturiser as my lips go a little dry. Not only does it cope well with the daily elements, it stay's put even after a kiss and doesn't transfer to my partner lips.

          The packaging is on the plain side of things it comes in a golden coloured box, with the lipstick and moisturiser in separate parts of the box. The bottom of the lip colour tube is clear so you can see the colour in side and has a black top with a silver middle and the Max Factor logo. The moisturising stick looks similar to the colour only the whole tube is black and when you pull the top of you have to twist the bottom to raise the moisturiser before you can add it to your lips.

          Now when it comes to removing this product its all whole different ball game, I can give my lips a good wipe and it will not budge. I normally use a make up remover and sometimes I'm still left with a slight tent of the lipstick on my lips.

          Price and Availability:

          Can be purchased from most make up outlets like Boots, Superdrug ect which costs from £9.99 to £13.99 I've seen in some places.

          Right now in Superdrug there is a three for two offer on Max Factor which is including the Lipfinity, priced at £10.99. Boots are also running the same offer and at the same price too.

          Overall:

          When it comes to lipsticks this is the only one I use, I don't have the hassle of having to re-apply throughout the day as it stays put! When I first apply I don't really like the feel of it drying on my lips; but this is only for a few seconds before the top coat gets applied then the dry feeling disappears and you can not telling your wearing it.

          I've had my newer one for around six or seven months now which has been used many times and I still have half a tube left. For how long this last and the staying power is gives you I think its well worth it money; and would recommend giving it a try.

          Five out five stars from me.

          Thanks for reading :o)

          Additional Information:

          Though some of the Max Factor range does test on animals I'm glad to report that this product hasn't. The packaging box can also be recycled.

          www.maxfactor.co.uk/uk/products/Lips/Lipsticks/LipfinityRange/detail.aspx

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            28.11.2010 21:45
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            A great lip colour

            I use Max Factor Lipfinity since it was launched on the market. I remember in the beginning it was available in a few colours only, by now the range is quite wide, especially the pink shades. Lipfinity is a long lasting lip colour which consists of two pieces. First the colour has to be applied then a moisturizing top coat. It is food, drink, party and most of all kiss proof.

            Max Factor is a cosmetic company founded in the beginning of the 20th century, now owned by Procter and Gamble. The company manufactures all kinds of make up products and in general their products are reliably high quality for a reasonable to expensive price. It is worth shopping around as the products are often on offer. Just like other big cosmetic brands Max Factor products are available in supermarkets, beauty shops, online, in pharmacies, etc.

            I can't recall the year when Lipfinity was launched but it was at least 5-6 years ago. It wasn't the first long lasting lip colour which consisted of two pieces but was definitely better than the other ones available on the market.

            The lip colour comes in a golden and the actual lip colour shade box which has a little hole so you can see the two pieces in the box and the colour of the lip colour. It costs about 10-12 pounds depending on where you buy it. For me it lasts about 5-6 months.

            The lip colour comes in a tube and has an applicator as it has to be applied precisely. It is like lip gloss. After it is applied it has to be left dry for at least a minute. The moisturising balm comes in a twist up applicator and is similar to lip balms. After you applied the colour it feels very dry on lips but the moisturiser makes it shiny and feels soft and moisturised again. The manufacturer says it stays on for 12 hours.

            Since it was launched I tested it in several situations and it is really kiss and life proof for long-long hours. The moisturiser has to be re-applied a few times when you feel your lips dry but the colour lasts long. I use only its own moisturiser and not any other lip balm for the guaranteed long lasting effect but I can imagine that it works well with other lip balms too. Lipfinity can be removed with oil-based make-up removers.

            What I like in this lip colour is that it can be trusted. I put on my make-up in the morning and it looks exactly the same in the afternoon. I rarely have chance to check it or re-apply it so I use reliable brands and products. This lip colour never let me down. It stays on my lips whatever I eat, drink, or whatever I do with my lips...

            Last time I bought a new pack I was hesitating which colour to buy. I like to try out new shades. The one I am almost running out is 140 Charming, this time I have chosen 110 Passionate. I usually choose from the non-pink shades. The Passionate is a ruby red colour and looks vibrant on my lips. I have to wear a moderate eye make-up when I apply this lip colour as it is very dominant and flashy on my white skin. It is a shade you can walk away unnoticed... and it stays on and on and on.

            As it is a lipstick - even if not a regular one - the ingredients may be important. The colour part is made of isododecane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, dimethicone, mica, disteardimonium hectorite, aluminium hydroxide, propylene carbonate, barium sulphate, propylparaben, colophohonium. The moisturising part is made of sucrose polycottonseedate, ozokerite, cera alba, tocopheryl Acetate, propylparaben, ethylene brassylate, propyl gallate, tocopherol.

            Saying that I have the feeling of tasting the whole periodic table of chemical elements but at least I look cool.

            Overall I love Lipfinity that much that I use it exclusively. I am satisfied with it absolutely. It stayed on under all the circumstances I met in the last 5-6 years. It is a reliable brand and the colour range they offer (16 colours) is wide enough to make you hesitate which one to try next...

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              15.10.2010 18:13
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              Spend the money on this and you won't regret it.

              I think everybody has that one item of makeup that is 'theirs'. Their signature item, the lipstick/eyeliner/foundation, etc that they are loyal to, the "I'll never need to try another lipstick again" product, the one they rave about to their friends. This is mine.

              I had a £10 Boots voucher, and over the course of a few weeks, I went into Boots several times trying to decide what to buy with it. Each time, I'd test the Lipfinity and be really impressed with it, but at £10.50, it cost a lot more than I'd usually spend on lipstick and I'd be spending the whole voucher on it. After a while, I finally saw sense. I loved it, I wanted to have it, the voucher was free so I was only really spending 50p on it. There was nothing else I really wanted to spend the voucher on, so why not, right?

              Best decision I've ever made. But let's stop talking about my thought processes and talk about the lipstick, shall we?

              The Packaging

              Lipfinity comes in a box containing two tubes. One tube contains the colour itself (step 1), and one contains a clear moisturising topcoat (step 2). The box is mostly gold, except for the top part which is the colour of the lipstick. I chose shade 110, Passionate, so the top of the box is red. There's a clear panel on the front of the box so you can actually see the colour of the lipstick (the paint for lips, as they call it) and the tube of moisturising balm. The Max Factor logo is on the coloured part of the box, and just above the clear panel is the word 'Lipfinity' over an embossed figure of eight/infinity symbol.

              The tubes themselves are about five inches long, although for the lipstick tube, this is mostly the lid - the part containing the colour is only about two inches long. The lipstick tube is clear with a black top and the topcoat tube is all black. What I found really impressive is that these lipsticks are apparently good for 36 months - three years! That's far better than the usual 12 or 18 months that make-up is usually good for.

              The lipstick isn't really 'lipstick' in the traditional sense. It's packaged like a gloss - the colour is not solid, it's more viscous like lipgloss, and it's applied with a wand applicator.

              What It Claims To Do

              According to the box, Lipfinity lasts for up to 12 hours, and is 'kiss proof, food proof, party proof, life proof'. The conditioning topcoat keeps the lips moisturised and the colour vibrant.

              How To Use

              It's dead simple - apply the colour to your lips, wait 60 seconds or until it's dry, then apply the topcoat. Carry the topcoat with you to keep your lips moisturised throughout the day.

              What I Thought

              Well, in case it wasn't obvious, I love it! The colour goes on incredibly smoothly, and you don't need to dip the wand in several times to cover your lips, one sweep should do it. For this reason, although the tube is small, it will last a long time (plus, you don't need to touch the colour up throughout the day!). The colour is really rich - with some lipsticks, the colour of the lipstick itself is nothing like the colour that ends up on your lips, but Lipfinity must be quite highly pigmented, but the colour is really vibrant and strong. I've been searching for the perfect red for a long time. I love red lipstick but as a fair skinned blonde, it's often just 'too much' on me. 'Passionate' is a really great, strong, vibrant red without looking clownish.

              Like most long wearing lipsticks, it does feel quite drying when it's first applied, but the topcoat really does help with it. The topcoat has the texture of lip balm and it adds a bit of a sheen to the colour as well as making your lips feel lovely and moisturised. They say to carry the topcoat with you and reapply to keep your lips moisturised, but I've found that even with my very dry lips, one coat of the topcoat is usually fine, and I only need to touch up if I want to add a bit of sheen to the colour.

              But does it live up to its claim of being long lasting? Absolutely yes. I smoke, and usually when I light my first cigarette after applying lipstick, half of the colour ends up on the end of my cigarette. This is not the case with Lipfinity. No more lipstick smudges on glasses, no more lipstick smudges on napkins or on my face! I've tested this out by rubbing at my lips and it still doesn't come off!

              Recently, I wore it for a Friday night out. I applied the lipstick at about 7pm and the colour lasted all night. I woke up on Saturday morning and it was still there. I had a bath. Still there. I went to bed and woke up on Sunday morning and there was still a hint of colour there! That's more than 36 hours.

              Best of all, it doesn't do that feathery thing that some lipsticks, especially ones that can be quite drying, do. I often find the colour of some lipsticks runs into the fine lines around my mouth that I don't even notice are there until lipstick does that, but it's not a problem with Lipfinity at all.

              I love this so much that when I got another Boots voucher, I went to the shop in search of the perfect foundation (and please, if anyone has a great recommendation for high coverage foundation suitable for dry skin, let me know!) and instead ended up buying another tube of Lipfinity. This time I bought 'Angelic', a light pink that's suitable for daytime wear.

              I am a cheap girl at heart and Lipfinity is pretty expensive for me - I usually wouldn't spend more than £5 on lipstick, but having had the chance to try it, as well as trying some Benefit products, I've realised that often with make-up, you really do get what you pay for. It's absolutely worth the money and even if I don't have a voucher when these tubes run out, I'll happily pay full price.

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                01.10.2010 19:36
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                Quite a good product, long lasting with minimum transference :)

                I actually tried this product originally years ago when the product first came out and I wasn't particularly impressed at the time, however I was given a very nice shade of it recently as a gift, the shade was "Cool" so I thought I would give it a try, after all, we all deserve a second chance don't we?

                First things first, packaging. I have never been all that fond of Max Factor packaging really, most of it looks very similar and doesn't particularly stand out, imo it could do with a bit of a revamp to make it look a little more up to date, but it's not all about what's on the outside of course!

                As I said, this particular shade looks very nice, not too pale a pink but not too dark that it's unflattering either.

                The idea of the Lipfinity range is that you have two items, one is the actual lip colour which you of course apply first, and then the other is like a moisturising stick which you apply once the colour dries and this helps to give the lip colour a more glossy appearence.

                Now the problem I had with lipfinity is how it feels on the lips once applied, as with most long lasting lipsticks, it can feel very dry and "tight" on the lips which I must admit, it still kind of does, but I'm not sure if they have improved it slightly or perhaps even the moisturising stick because it doesn't seem to be as bad now as I remember it!

                The colour looks very nice on, and once the moisturising stick (I actually don't know if that's it's name, but it's what I call it haha!) has been applied, it has a nice shine to it too, and it doesn't LOOK like it's dry or anything like that, and true to it's claim it does stay on all day too and I haven't found that it transfers to anything either, yes I have given it the kiss and drink test too! :D

                Not a bad product, certainly much better than I remember it to be, and I do really like this shade too, might have to give Max Factor more of a chance now in future. :)

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                  18.08.2010 13:09
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                  Really really SHOULD change the way you think about lipstick!

                  I never really got the point of lipstick when I was younger. I mean obviously I understood what it was for and I did like the way that it looked, but it all seemed like a bit of a fiddle to me. I mean, it was difficult to put on without smudging it over your face, and if you wanted to eat/drink/smoke/kiss anyone you just left it everywhere! While we're on that - a word to the ladies about kissing in lipstick/gloss - men HATE it! Every man I have ever asked has categorically told me that anything that will leave a residue/stain on them or their clothes is a BIG no no (the worst is that wet-look gloss which, coincidently, I have only met WOMEN who think it looks good...men tend to hate it).

                  Given the above, I would always avoid lipstick, even on the rare occasions I had the opportunity to have my makeup done by a professional I was very reticent. Then my mum, who has always worn lipstick, suggested this product to me. At the time, it was the only lipstick of its kind, but the patent must have run out because a lot of the mid range make-up companies seem to be doing a similar product (Rimmel's is pretty good, but none are quite as good as this one). Since then I have been hooked, and although I'm far from wearing lipstick every time I wear makeup, I do happily slap some on every now and then.

                  So what made me change my mind? Well this is very VERY different to lipstick you might have tried before. basically there are two parts, as can be seen in the photo. First, you unscrew the pot of colour, and withdraw a long wand with a spongy applicator at the end (which probably looked a little like an eyeshadow sponge applicator before being submerged), which is coated in a very wet looking, paint like substance. It's now available in LOADS of colours, I tend to go for mid reds, but there are pinks, browns, purples and glitter shades available. You use the applicator to paint the product onto your lips, which is quite simple as the applicator is small enough to give you a good degree of control. When you have a good coverage you have to wait about 30 seconds for it to dry. At this point, I have to warn you, it feels HORRIBLE. It feels as though the lipstick is sticky and really solid and like it will crack - don't move your lips too much and definitely don't touch them, otherwise the stain will come off on your hands and may smudge or crack on your lips. When it's dry, unscrew the second pot, and you will find a clear tube of something that is in the shape of a more traditional lipstick. The product is an oil type product, as bit like petroleum jelly, and you just glide it over the top of the coloured paint. a few flecks of the colour may come off on the top of the overcoat, but as it's dry it wont stain the overcoat at all.

                  What you now have is a gloss finish that looks exactly like you have use a high quality traditional lipstick. The overcoat seeps into the undercoat and moisturises that and your lips, leaving them soft and supple. You can then leave the undercoat at home and take the overcoat out with you, and reapply it during the day if your lips start to feel dry, or if you want a more wet look.

                  The best thing about this lipstick by FAR is the fact that you can eat, drink, kiss, or smoke, with NO colour coming off on anything you come into contact with. This may sound too good to be true but I guarantee it - if you have just applied some topcoat then you may get some residue similar to if you'd just put vaseline or gloss on your lips, but after about half an hour you don't even get that! You can press hard on your lips and rub without staining your hand or smudging the lipstick!

                  So how much does this magic potion cost? Well it's available for a basic price of around £14, but if you shop around you can usualy get it on offer - sometimes on 3 for 2. Amazon has it for around a tenner and you can buy spare top coats for around £4. The topcoats also come in handy as chapstick, and if you get caught short of the topcoat you can use any gloss or vaseline instead.

                  So all in all I would totally recommend this product - to be honest I don't know why anyone uses anything else!

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                  Up to 12 hour ultra long lasting lipstick. Go the distance / a lipstick that stays in place all day and doesnt lose its "just applied look"! No other lip colour has the staying power of Lipfinity, an ultra long lasting and vibrant lip duo that together create a smooth, sheer finish for up to 12 hours! With semi permanent colour and a shine boosting, moisturising topcoat theres no need to reapply, even after eating and drinking throughout your day no matter how.