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My sister bought me this product as part of a present. I do like to wear pink colours so I was really interested in trying this out, unfortunately the results were a bit disappointing.
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I could not find a mainstream vendor that sells this, although it is worth noting that the product appears on the MaxFactor.co.uk website which gives a link to a Boots (expired) webpage for purchasing! It comes in 8ml solid tubes.
Polybutene, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Candelilla Cera, Mica, Aroma, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oleyl alcohol, Hydrogenerated Polyisobutene, Propylparaben, Palmitic Acid, Methylparaben, Limonene, Butylparben, Citral [+/- CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 73360, CI 15850, CI 42090, CI 77499, CI 75470, CI 15985:1]
The packaging is a standard solid tube with a long sponge-like solid applicator for the lips. It measures around 10cm with the lid accounting for just under 4cm. It's around 1.5cm thick with the cap being a few millimetres less. The body of the product is see-through so you can see the colour of the gloss. The cap is a gold colour. The tube is also decorated with a golden strip around it near the top, just below the cap. The writing is minimal and for my colour, it blends into the colour of the product nicely.
The colour looks like a pretty pale pink (350 Mellow Pink) with lots of multicoloured shimmer. I was really disappointed that when applied over my lips, there was barely any hint of colour. You can definitely make out the glitter, but it really may as well have been a clear lip gloss! This isn't the lightest shade either, and in fact there are 2 other pinks that are of a similar lightness, so I really expected some colour!
It did give pretty good shine and looked flattering on which was definitely a plus, but it didn't last very long and the consistency didn't feel very smooth. The smell is very light and sweet which I quite liked. I can't quite describe the smell, but it just reminds me of putting my head into a bag of wrapped up sweets - i.e. you can definitely smell it there, but it's not that strong! :)
I'm not sure how expensive this is, but I would have guessed it was a few pounds. Given the price, I guess you get what you pay for. It does the job for a lip gloss - it's sparkly, looks quite flattering and gives a nice shine. There was no colour to speak of and it didn't last very long however. I don't like or dislike this product overall and would give this 3 stars.
I am one of those people who cannot leave the house without some form of lip gloss on, whether it is lip-gloss on its own or with a base of lipstick underneath. I have tried and tested most lip glosses, however, as of yet, haven't quite found the one I find to be 'perfect.'
This particular silk gloss lip gloss is by Max Factor, I personally believe this to be a well known and trusted name and I love many of their products, so I was delighted when I recently found myself receiving this as a gift.
As I have mentioned, this is a Max Factor product, which means it is available in most Boots stores, along with some Superdrug stores and some other chemists and large chain supermarkets, such as Asda. This lip gloss costs around £8 for 8ml and although I am aware some lip glosses can cost well over £20, to me, anything over £5 seems pretty expensive for a lip gloss, especially when they don't live up to expectations.
The packaging for this item is pretty basic and not something I would be necessarily be drawn to if I was picking it for myself. It is in a smallish tube with a black lid and clear body. The body part of the tube is obviously clear so that you can see what colour the lip gloss is or what it may look like once it is on, however most lip glosses differ from person to person due to the fact of different skin pigmentation and skin tone.
The writing is in gold and does not really appeal to me and I feel that on top of the paler colour lip glosses, such as a pale pink called 'Mellow Pink' that I received I do not feel that the writing is bold enough or particularly easy to read.
This lip gloss has the usual wand applicator, with a slanted piece of sponge at one end and although I don't mind this style of applicator I much prefer those with a brush as I believe these give more precision ad achieve an overall better look.
The claim of this lip gloss was to give 'high-beam shine and lip balm feel', I was intrigued by this lip balm feel as I often do find lip glosses too sticky or gloopy so was willing to give it a try. You get a fair amount on the brush applicator, however I don find that I have to put the wand back into the tube a second time in order to achieve the desired colour and gloss look.
To apply the lip gloss feels silky and smooth, as you would expect from a silk gloss. I was pleased to find that I didn't find it sticky or gloopy, however was quite unsure as to whether it actually had a 'lip balm feel'. It was much lighter and smoother to wear than a lip gloss, which may be where its likeness to a lip balm comes from, however, I don find this to be a little greasy, which I know some lip balms are, however, I feel this lip gloss is more so that.
I don't believe it to feel unpleasant, just not particularly pleasant. It is much like the feeling of wearing a sticky lip gloss, I don't dislike it or like it, so in many ways it still does feel and has the same characteristics as a lip gloss.
Despite this, I was really impressed with the colour. Personally, I don't often opt for pale pinks or pale colours in general and I prefer those a little bolder that can make a statement, yet I really liked the colour of this lip gloss. It is a subtle and delicate colour that looked much the same as to that shown through the tube. It also has very small glitter particles in it, which once on you cannot really notice or detect, however, when in the light they seem to light-reflect resulting in a very high shin lip gloss. I therefore believe that in this circumstance the lip gloss lived up to its claim of having a 'high-beam shine'.
Another down side to this lip gloss is that once it has been applied I do not believe it lasts very long. It lasts around an hour at the very most and that is without eating, drinking, etc, when doing these tasks it tends to only last around 20 minutes. I think this is a shame as once on I really do like the colour of the gloss. I also find this a little disappointing from a make of high standard as even some of the cheaper ranges I have used, such as Natural Collection in Boots lasts around 2-3 hours.
I also find that this lip gloss runs out very quickly. I have only had this and started to use it within the last month or so and I am already struggling to get a decent amount onto the applicator in order to apply it.
Overall I am not very pleased with this item and do not believe I would buy this for myself. It has disappointed me in so many areas and for that reason I would not recommend it.
Max Factor Silk Gloss has to be one of my all time favourite lip glosses. At the moment I have several tubes of this in my make up bag because I absolutely love it! Whenever I try a new lip gloss I always tend to come back to using this for one reason or another.
Silk Gloss comes in an 8ml tube covered in gold writing, with a black lid (older tubes have a gold lid). It looks very stylish, particularly with the black lid. It comes in several colours, my favourite being velvet raspberry. Just having a quick look online this can be purchased for around £7.00 online but it's not available on the Boots website which is slightly worrying, I may need to stock up!
Silk Gloss claims to give 'high beam shine and lip balm feel'. The gloss comes with a sponge applicator rather than a brush one and this helps make applying the gloss really easy. On opening the tube the gloss smells amazing, though it smells sweet, I'm not exactly sure what it smells of. The gloss adds a touch of colour with lots of shine. What's also nice about this gloss is that it contains little specks of shimmer which help to add to the overall glossy colour. The gloss is not at all sticky so you don't have to worry about getting your hair stuck to your lips on a windy day (which I hate).
In terms of staying power this gloss is comparable to most others on the market. It will stay put for a couple of hours as long as you don't drink or eat anything. The gloss does a good job of trying to stay put when you're drinking but does eventually disappear, though eating will mean you'll have to reapply after your meal. What's great about this gloss is that if it does wear off your lips don't feel dry at all, in fact they are left feeling super soft which I love!
I definitely recommend this gloss as the colours are great and look fairly subtle with a touch of shimmer. However, as with all lip glosses I do wish it had more staying power!
I don't wear lipstick, I find to too 'sticky', lol!
No seriously, it feel too heavy on my skin and uncomfortable, too thick so I prefer lip glosses, with or without colour I don't really mind.
One of my many make up Christmas presents is actually one I'm still using on and off as I really like it. It's called 'Silk Gloss' by Max Factor who are known for being a good cosmetics range...
The colour of my lip gloss is Sheer Frost and it's a very light pink that you can hardly see on your lips as it's so thin when applied. The main thing that shows is the tiny glittery pieces which I really like :)
The tube is see-through plastic with a black lid and silver writing and the product contains 8ml of gloss and can be used for up to thirty six months which is cool!
This is made by Procter & Gamble in England and is described as 'Dazzling frost with a balm feel.
My mouth gets really dry at time and my lips can crack easy especially down the middle bit on my lower lip, so this cosmetic really helps at keeping my lips hydrated while not feeling too greasy on my skin.
The sponge applicator on the end of the wand is really small but helps you put a coat of this quite runny gloss on your lips neatly, and I'm sure the Sheer Frost itself smells of chocolate and it certainly tastes like it too!
This is really nice quality and doesn't rub off my mouth for ages; my lips feel moistened and nowhere near as I dry and I take my tube out with me to re-apply when needed.
I think this is a really good Max Factor product that smells lovely and tastes really pleasant, it is very glossy and shiny which I like the appearance of and feels very silky smooth.
The cost on Amazon is £6.99 which might sound a lot but you are paying for a good item.
I definitely think it has helped my lips stay plump and not dry out so five stars from me :)
I don't know about anyone else but changes in weather plays havoc with my lips. They can become sore and dry and I always keep a lip balm handy to combat these problems. I was very pleased to see another fab max factor product, this one being a lip gloss with the added benefits of a lip balm. I chose the satin pink shade.
The gloss is standard looking and no different in appearance than any other available. It has a black shiny twist top and a clear lip gloss compartment. The shade I chose looked like a dark pink colour.
Like most max factor products, this gloss has a mild smell, not over powering but kind of sweet and pleasant. The constituency appeared to be gloopy at first but once applied it was very fine and light. The gloss gives off an amazing shine and instantly my lips felt smoother. I have been using this for a few weeks now and the condition of my dry lips has defiantly improved. I love the fact that I get such an amazing lip balm hidden in a luxurious gloss.
One point I would address has to be colour, once applied the colour doesn't look like the dark pink shade it appeared in the tube. It is still pink but it is a lot more subtle and natural.
The cost of this gloss is around £7.00. It's a little expensive but you do get a lip gloss and a lip balm in one. You know that you are getting a good product from the max factor range. As with any of max factors products, only a small amount is needed to benefit and again this product will last a good few months.
I would recommend this to anyone especially those who have fairly dry lips and wants to add something a bit glamorous that a standard lip balm.
I purchased this lipgloss in shade 350 (Mellow Pink) for £6.99 about a month ago, and i have to say i've been pretty impressed, i've tried a wide range of lipglosses in the highstreet market and this one does stand out fairly well, the scent is delicious and it is a very moisturing product with still delivers the high shine glosss, however the colour shown in the bottle does not really match up to the colour in reality, if just put diectly on to lips, however the way i make this product reach its full potential is by firstly coating lips in a light cover of foundation, followed by a coat of the silk gloss which gives the results of the beautiful colour shown in the bottle, which in my experience lasts about 3-4 hours before another coat is required.
So in summary i think this is a good product (when applied well!) which smells and looks lovely on and has reasonable fair staying power, another good quality item from max factor!
I normally steer clear of lip gloss. The reason being I have long hair that I wear loose. Add in a windy day and you end up walking down the street trying to pull off strands of hair that have got stuck to the gloss on your lips and you end up looking like a complete fool. So I do normally stick to lipstick, a much safer option.
I became interested in this after reading in a magazine that it was very smooth and not at all sticky. This piqued my interest because although I dislike lip gloss for the sticky feel on the lips (plus the hair thing), I actually I quite like the reflective glossy look it gives. So I thought I'd try it. I went to Boots and found there were about eight shades in the range, one red toned one, one brown toned one, and the rest varying shades of pink. I choose the shade called Pink Satin, a dark pink.
The tube is clear so you can see what colour you have picked up and it has a gold lid. Inside there is a sponge type applicator, which I prefer to the brush style because I find them easier to control, find spreading the product evenly more easy and a sponge applicator, unlike the brush ones, don't have 'bristles' that clog with product.
Unforrtunately, the colour whilst looking v pretty in the tube didn't really show up on the lips, the glossiness was apparent but the colour of my lips remained much the same. On the plus side it did live up to its non-sticky claim, my hair no longer seemed magnetically attracted to my mouth, but as with all lip-glosses, I was always aware of it on my mouth.
This item is available on the Max Factor stands in Boots and Superdrug and other chemists. I think it cost me £7.99.
I found these lip glosses about a year ago, whilst out grocery shopping at Sainsbury's. I hadn't bought many Max Factor make up in a while, as I stopped using their lipfinity which was simply a bit too drying for me. Having to buy 4 extra lip balms, just to be able to wear the one shade, simply wasn't good enough.
This gloss was new, it looked very pretty and the colours looked so attractive. I felt very tempted as the colours inside the tubes looked vibrant and multi-dimensional. There were deeper and more frosty layers inside the tube and I thought it would make for an extra glossy, frosty colour on the lips. So I got one of the darker pink shades, as I loved bold colours. There weren't any testers in the shop but I didn't think it could go wrong, as I've been pretty pleased with their other products in the past. This gloss came to £6.99 and seemed pretty reasonable.
When I tried this on at home, I felt quite disappointed with the colour, whilst the feel was nice and non-sticky like a balm, the colour and shine I was hoping for was pretty much non-existent.
I had to apply about 5 layers to get a hint of pink on my lips. I'm not sure whether I got a dry or faulty one, but I just couldn't be bothered to keep trying as I already owned many juicy tubes and various other glosses I was pleased with.
This was purely one of my silly impulse buys and sadly, it was 7 quid wasted on my part.
As a lover (generally) of Max Factor products I was pretty pleased when I found this for the first time in my local Boot's a while back. If I like a brand and spy something I haven't heard of before I have to buy it right there and then regardless of price. I'm like a magpie!
To be honest I've had a few issues of late with Max Factor which did make me stop and think twice (opposed to skipping to the till point without any thought as normal). I have bought a couple of well dodgy liquid eyeliners from the range recently that were not only worse thing I have ever tried to apply to my eyes (review to follow at some point) but they also gave me terrible eye infections and landed in the bin almost immediately.
Also Max Factor Lipfinity lip colours which for a long time now has been my preferred brand of lip colour has started to disagree with me and go clumpy and dry on my lips (hence more lip colour reviews than usual while I'm buying everything in sight looking for a decent one!). Also the pressed powder has been a bind and also decided to collect on my face and make a horrible mess which meant I had o chage brands. So at time of purchasing this I was very wary indeed and I don't mind spending my pennies just not on rubbish!
It's an 8ml see through plastic tube with gold coloured screw on/off lid in which a long white plastic 'wand' with a hard slanted white sponge applicator attached. On it in gold writing I am told it is Shine Gloss, 'high beam shine and lip balm feel' and some stuff in a foreign language I can't understand and told it is indeed a Max Factor product. Around the back the recyclable symbol is on it and the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Procter & Gamble (the manufacturers of Max Factor). On the bottom of the tube is a colour dot label showing the colour I have bought (even though I can see it through the tube lol) and I'm told the product is made in Ireland and my colour is written (Cashmere Red 325). All in a nice grown up looking tube of lip colour which incidentally is robust and none scratching so the product is great in a handbag or a pocket or something without looking old and scruffy quickly.
Well you use it as a lipstick. This is fine to use alone or on top of your chosen lip colour. Personally I chose quite a darkish colour to use alone.
The gloss is incredibly easy to use on so many levels. When you pull the applicator out it doesn't get loads of product everywhere it actually sticks to the applicator and it absorbs it a bit so as you press on your lips the colour squidges out but not loads. The consistency is not at all thick and gloopy and like glue. It is wet enough to apply really easily and as the packaging states it feels like a lip balm. The smell is delicious! Slightly fruity and smells of vanilla to my nasal passages. It's really lovely and doesn't taste of anything.
I find the coverage to be excellent and it glides on whilst not using very much product at all. This doesn't deliver a plastic trout put but does gives a nice gentle shine without caking lips in glitter in fact I cant see any glitter particles within it at all. Really easy to define shape as well the applicator is great as it's hard sponge.
It looks very natural and and feels it too. It's easy to use and does feel like a balm and does with using regular usage feel like it improves the texture and smoothness of lips.
Ok so it looks really nice. I like wearing it but of course there is a flip side to everything in the world of cosmetics lol It stays on the lips and is none smudging and it does stay on the lips without getting on the rest of your skin but where this is problematic is with eating, drinking and smoking and don't try and kiss anyone for heavens sake (though it does wipe off them easy). You can matte the colour down with some tissue after application which works well and it still feels nice but you lose the gloss but it is a way of making the colour stick. However just layer it on and go and you lose the top layer all over everywhere! On the upside you may lose that gloss but the colour stains so its swings and roundabouts.
Yes I like it and I find the colour to stay around a little bit longer than other cheaper lipsticks or glosses hanging about on the lips for about an hour and half. It's not a problem to reapply though as it's none sticky. What is also nice is this doesn't clump over dry or flaky skin it seems to glide over without magnifying problems. It's a joy to use but transfer of the gloss part is an issue so if you wanna sit and pout this is great but living a life can be hard work!
Mine cost £7.50 in Boot's but do shop around!
I don't trust in all make up products , I trust in a few of them , one of them is max factor , because my skin is very sensitive , and not all kinds of make up I can use , so I'm sure that this's lip gloss is from the best of all products that max factor , this lip gloss is incredible I put it and feel like I didn't put anything , it combins between silk gloss , a high-beam , lasting shine with the smooth feelof a lip conditioning balm .
It costs me 13.50 only , and made me feel that I'm the only charm woman all over the world .
I'd tried many kinds of lip gloss , each one had one advantage , the first is so shiny and its colour is a disaster , the second its colour is great but its sooo expensive and not shiny , all like this , only max factor lip gloss makes me proud of my view and make sure that I'm so beautiful cause of its colours that all look charm , and the shine that it make , in addition of the suitable price .
I'm a sucker for the special offers in the supermarket or Boots so when I saw this Lip Gloss a few years back with the promise of 250 extra advantage points in Boots, the display was immediately ransacked.
The advertising for this particular lip gloss featured heavily with the release of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason at the cinema. I have to say this had no influence over me buying the product.
I rifled through the range of colours, opening the testers and trying on the back of my hand. I admired the look of 3 of them before deciding on which one to buy. I eventually plumped for the Luscious Lavender.
The gloss is in a standard tube with a gold top. The tube is essentially the colour of the gloss. It has the familiar Max Factor logo on the top of the tube along with the product name. Each of the tubes comes in a cellophane wrapper, with the standard perforation down the side to prevent tampering.
It has a blurb beneath the product name - obviously the marketing slogan. I quote 'High-beam shine and lip balm feel'.
The top of the gloss unscrews and when you pull out the wand it is a standard foam tip. I was quite disappointed when I first opened it because there didn't seem to be much gloss on the tip of the wand and with previous glosses I have owned there was more.
The first thing that struck me was the smell. It's a sweetish cosmetic smell, not overpowering or offputting at all but a very pleasant aroma. In fact it reminded me of a violet kind of smell.
Eager to try it I pulled out my mirror and went to work with the wand. The gloss slid onto my lips smoothly and gave instant sheen with a hint of colour. It did look effective.
This was just a tester at work so I didn't take much notice of whether it had staying power or not. I had really wanted the gloss to go over another, paler lipstick pencil for when I went out in the evening.
I firstly applied my base and then lip liner in a slightly darker shade. Then I applied my lipstick pencil, finally finishing off with the Max Factor Silk Gloss. What a difference. It covered my lips with a lovely sheen, perfectly blending with the lighter pink beneath and toning well with my antique rose lip liner. The gloss didn't feel sticky at all.
What I thought of the gloss
Boy did it have staying power. I went out in the evening for drinks and dinner with friends and only had to reapply once the whole time I was out. My lips, even when I wear this gloss over lipstick, feel instantly moisturised. It literally feels just like I am wearing my lip balm but I have the added advantage of having a hint of colour.
I have had this gloss for several years now and use it most days for everyday wear and over another lipstick for more glam occasions. The gloss itself has retained colour, smell and consistency - not dried up at all!
I paid £4.95 for this gloss but then also got £2.50 back on my advantage card with Boots so for that price this has been an absolute bargain buy. I have to say though that when (or should that be if??) I ever run out then I will buy this again.
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Note that this is a review about Max Factor Silk Gloss Tube, not the regular Max Factor Silk Gloss seen in the picture. The main difference, however, is the packaging.
I was out travelling recently and naturally took the opportunity to do some airport shopping. In one of the shops I saw something I had never seen in the UK Max Factor Silk Gloss Tube. Ive used the regular Silk Gloss before, but never the tube kind. Obviously I had to buy it because Im on constant lookout for the perfect lip gloss; gloss that stays on and isnt too sticky.
This is a gloss that wont give you lots of colour. In fact, the slogan for this product is Don't Go Bare Go Better! Silk Gloss for nude lips. Still you can choose between a selection of tints and I decided to get the Blush Wine kind.
Moving on, the tube, which contains 13 ml, is made out of very soft plastic so it is easy to squeeze the gloss out. The tube is partly white and partly clear so you can easily see the very sparkly lip gloss inside. If you remove the cap you can see that the application area is at a 45 degree angle which makes perfect sense as you normally don't hold the tube straight when applying gloss. This way you don't have to hold your hand at a weird angle in order to get full contact between the application area and your lips. Since the plastic is, as Ive already said, very soft you have to be a bit careful so you don't get too much gloss on your lips. I made the mistake of squeezing too hard once but now that Im more careful it works perfectly well.
After having used this gloss on a regular basis for a while I must say that its probably one of the better ones out there. When on the lips it actually feels more like lip balm than gloss, still it looks very sparkly and glam. It is not sticky at all and it stays on about one to two hours depending on what youre doing. I cannot honestly see the slightest difference in colour, but then again Im not big on using colour so it suits me perfectly.
The gloss has a very pleasant smell, like a mix between coffee and chocolate. Unfortunately it doesnt taste of anything
Since I didnt buy it in the UK I'm not sure of the price, but the regular Max Factor Silk Gloss costs around £7, so I assume that this one would be about the same.
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If you happen to be allergic to any of these chemicals you probably want to avoid this product
Polybutene, petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum (I guess thats liquid paraffin in Latin), candelilla cera, tocopheryl acetate, mica, oleyl alcohol, aroma, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), aloe barbadensis leaf extract, propylparaben, isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, methylparaben, limonene and citral. Sounds yummy if you ask me.
Love the high-shine of lip gloss but need the moisturising boost of a balm? Now for the first time ever from Max Factor you can have both with new Silk Gloss / a high-beam, lasting shine combined with the smooth feel of a lip conditioning balm /