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MAXFACTOR MASTERPIECE SWATCHES + BEAUTY MAKEUP HAUL PRODUCT REVIEW !


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

I love it when I swatch new make-up products and go through a testing phase with it all. I get overly excited and impressed with the pigmentation, the scent, the packaging, the list is endless.... The lucky brand appearing in this post is...MAXFACTOR. 

I am definitely excited to show you a range of Maxfactor products that have helped me to develop a go-to-look for an event or if you want to recreate the elegant and sophisticated look. The Maxfactor products listed will give you more of a glam look. 

For the range of products being discussed today include: 
  • Max Factor - Ruby Tuesday 715 lipstick.
  • Max Factor - Colour Elixir - Giant Pen Stick - Intense Plum 45. 
  • Max Factor - Glossfinity - Burgundy Crush 155 nail polish. 
  • Max Factor - Colour Elixir Lip liner - in 10 Red Rush. 
  • Max Factor - Colour X-Pert - Waterproof Eyeliner - 01 Deep Black.
  • Max Factor - Masterpiece Glamour Extensions - 3-1 Volumising Mascara.  
So please keep on reading to see what I thought of these beauties! 

Here's a snippet of the Swatch Test for the products mentioned. Starting from the top features the MaxFactor Colour Elixir Liner in Red Rush, Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Deep Black, Colour Elixir in Intense Plum and lastly the lipstick in Ruby Tuesday. 

SWATCH TEST




Max Factor - Ruby Tuesday - 715 lipstick

The Max Factor Ruby Tuesday in 715 lipstick claims to moisturize and gives smoother looking lips within 7 days. The colour of the lipstick is so elegant and the ruby red is quite brightly red but it's not too much which is a good thing. I found the plastic tube of the lipstick to be very elegant and is of a gold tone which reminded of a classic style look. The lipstick went on very matte looking and felt really creamy when applied onto the lips. The second layer brought out a more vibrant red look to my lips. I found the application to go on very easily, smoother and quickly too. It didn't even leave any dry or flakiness to my application which I was really happy with. One aspect of this lipstick is that it really gives your a lips a better moisturised feel which means you don't even need to apply a lip balm underneath. 

When working with the colour intensity, this can be easily built up with more layers. When using a lip liner my lips, I made sure to line the mid part of my lips to give it more shape and intensity to it. The fragrance of the lipstick had a pleasant and light coconut smell to it. The bullet of the lipstick is beautifully shaped with the letter 'X' printed on the bullet. (Definitely eye-catching) 

The removal process of the lipstick was easy although the lipstick had left some stains on my inner lips and so I tried to exfoliate this off. Although, it will take some time for the stains to be completely removed - this is a really nice type of lipstick that keeps your lips feeling really moisturised. Since it's winter over here in Australia, I am not sure what it would feel like when worn during summer. It's a really beautiful shade for winter and I'd give this a 4/5 stars! 

POSITIVES:
  • Really moisturising and goes smooth on lips.
  • Creamy texture. 
  • Smells pleasant. 
  • Really pigmented and has an intense colour.
NEGATIVES:
  • Can stain your lips but just takes time cleaning it off, other than that it gives a really nice shade to your lips. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Make sure to exfoliate your lips beforehand when applying the lippie on. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

SWATCH TEST

Lipstick MaxFactor Ruby Tuesday 715



Max Factor - Colour Elixir - Giant Pen Stick - Intense Plum 45

With the Max Factor Colour Giant Pen stick, I was amazed to see how BIG it was for a large lip pencil. What's great about it is that it features a pigment-rich colour palette. Since it's in the form of a pen, I found that it provided my lips with an easier application to fill in my lips. For a jumbo pencil - it certainly gave my lips a smooth texture to it. When I would apply my gloss as usual, I'd put this over my lips to give a more added look and shine to it. I found that these did a really good job with adding more colour to my lips whilst also giving a glossy look to them. The finish is quite glossy and shiny but the glossiness doesn't stick around the whole day which is good because you're also left with a maroon stain to your lips. (Depending on what shade you get) 

The size of the jumbo pen stick makes this product so easy to apply and I would wear this on its own and wouldn't even require an eyeliner. It feels nice on lips and does not feel uncomfortable which is good because I can wear this for the whole day and just make sure that I touch up whenever I feel like the colour is fading. One thing I've noticed about using the jumbo pens is that you would need to sharpen the pencil but that's easy to do and I don't mind. The product is definitely eye catching and very easy to hold when you glide it along your lips effortlessly. In terms of the stay on power, the product stays on really well for about 3-4 hours until you need to touch up again. I am so impressed with the staying on power for this lip product. They really leave your lips feeling hydrated which is always a good thing to consider when selecting lip crayons. Overall it's definitely a great lip product and giving this a 5/5 stars! 

POSITIVES:
  • Gives a more shiny and glossy feel to lips. 
  • Easy to wear. 
  • Long wearing of 3-4 hours. 
  • Very moisturising. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Can be worn over lip gloss or by itself. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

SWATCH TEST




Max Factor - Glossfinity - Burgundy Crush 155 Nail polish

Max Factor Glossfinity is certainly a range that you definitely need to check out because their colours are rich and pigmented. They're really long-wearing and can last about a good one week with a high gloss finish. Without a top coat, the nail varnish gives off a shiny finish to my nails which was a pleasant aspect of the nail polish range by MaxFactor. Their nail colour range features a resistant formula that improves film adhesion which prevents chipping of your nails. It also comes with improved fluidity for an even streak-free application. The nail polish did not give me any streaks at all and simply finished off with a solid bold colour. 

When applying on a second coat of the nail polish, it gives amazing coverage and the best thing is that it dries with a glossy look to them. I wore a base coat before applying the nail polish on and so when I removed the nail polish off my nails, it went off easily and did not stain my lips at all. The product comes in a glass rectangle shape of about 11ml with a screw in applicator brush lid. The Burgundy Crush is a rich raspberry shade which gives a really bright, bold and beautiful look to your nails. The handle of the nail polish allows me to gain a better grip and I've found that I don't tend to shake as much. 

GlossFinity has been chosen for the nail range because of the added gloss and shine it gives to your nails. It certainly lives up to my expectations and I do not even have to worry about applying the top coat to give an added shiny finish to it. The polish is very rich and the consistency of the liquid is smooth. As for the drying process, it may take a while and I would recommend you to use a fan to quicken the drying process because you don't want to ruin them easily. Either way, just make sure to not bump the nails! 

Overall, I am so happy with the colour as I can always rely on this range for if I wanted to mix up my look and go for something that stands out from the rest. Their colours are packed with so much shine and it definitely does not disappoint. I would highly recommend for you all to try this one out, a 5/5 stars! 

POSITIVES:
  • Resistant formula. 
  • Improves film adhesion preventing chipping of nails. 
  • Improved fluidity for a streak-free application. 
  • Easy to remove. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Can be worn over lip gloss or by itself. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

SWATCH TEST

MaxFactor Glossfinity in Burgundy Crush 155


Max Factor - Colour Elixir Lip liner - in 10 Red Rush

This is definitely one of the best lip liners I have used so far. The Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip liner is designed to match their Colour Elixir Lipstick range. The colour I got was in 10 Red Rush which is a nice, rich red and the texture feels really soft on lips. The lip liners consists of a conditioning colour that leaves lips feeling really soft and supple whilst creating definition to your lips. 

The pencil is presented in a gold pen with a red end, topped with a translucent lid. Their packaging is really gorgeous and luxury looking which I can't see any flaws with. I found the lip liner to be very creamy on lips and gave a rich red lining to my lips. It stays put within the borders when I did line my lips with the liner. It glided on so well and easily and you can even use this to fill in your lips to achieve matte looking lips. What's great about the liner is that it's definitely long lasting and definitely really easy to sharpen with. 

POSITIVES:
  • Very creamy when applied onto lips. 
  • Long wearing. 
  • Texture feels soft on lips. 
  • Condition lips really well. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Can be worn with lipstick. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 



Max Factor - Colour X-Pert - Waterproof Eyeliner - 01 Deep Black

If you're looking for an eyeliner that can deliver precision lining to your eyes and also offer the waterproof quality as well, then the Max Factor Colour X-Pert may be ideal for you. I have the one in 01 Deep Black and it's really pigmented and I always love a really back eyeliner. The liner comes with an elastic soft applicator that allows for a thin line to be drawn, but you can alternatively work with a thick line too. Great thing about this liner is that it's waterproof formula so you don't have to worry about random smudges or so. 

When using this liner, it was super easy to use and create the ideal line along my lash line. It doesn't leave any smudges to your eye areas, so this is really useful if you're in a really hot location and tend to sweat a lot. The colour itself is already bold looking so you don't need to add another layer to give it a thicker look. One thing I've also noticed about this eyeliner is that it's so much easier to apply onto my eyelids because you don't even need much product to get the look that you want. 

When removing the product, it's quite easy and it flakes off instead. I don't mind this as long as I can entirely remove the product then I am satisfied. Overall it is definitely a 5/5 stars for me. 

POSITIVES:
  • Waterproof formula. 
  • Comes with an elastic soft applicator which allows for a thin line.
  • Great bold, black look for a liner.
  • No smudges. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Can be worn with lipstick. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
Max Factor - Masterpiece Glamour Extensions - 3-1 Volumising Mascara

With MaxFactor releasing their new Masterpiece Glamour Extension mascara range, they have produced these mascaras to really deliver an instant length to your lashes by making them more more volumising and bolder with intensity. 

What's interesting is that I found the brush wand to be of a brush that covers all around which makes the application of the mascara easier. I found that I was able to coat most of my lashes with the instant impact wand. It allows for the easier application of coating each lash from root to tip. The instant wand brush have short bristles which makes it easier to reach each lash. As compared to the bigger brush wands, they tend to get in the way of coating each individual lash properly. The mascara formula contains a thick carbon, black fibre formula which is what makes your lashes appear more volumnised, thicker and darker. In addition to the volumising particles, I've found that the formula is in 3-1 mascara which contains carbon black fibres which gives longer and more intense looking lashes.

I actually like the look of the different small instant wand brush because it is even easier for me to coat my lashes individually without any hassles. I found that the wand gets more narrow at the base but then it widens at the end giving more of a structure feel to it. It's the wand and the mascara formula which in the end is the main importance of the mascara. The design is made so we can look to easily coat our lashes and make them seem more lengthened. Overall, it's a decent type of mascara that would certainly look to lengthen your lashes in style! A 4.5/5 stars for me! 

POSITIVES:
  • Delivers instant volume to your lashes. 
  • Instant brush wand allows for easier coating of the lashes. 
  • Lashes look more voluminous.
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Start coating your inner lashes first and work your way outwards. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
SWATCH TEST




OVERALL LOOK
Wearing of the following: Max Factor - Ruby Tuesday 715 lipstick, Max Factor - Colour Elixir Lip liner - in 10 Red Rush, Max Factor - Colour X-Pert - Waterproof Eyeliner - 01 Deep Black and Max Factor - Masterpiece Glamour Extensions - 3-1 Volumising Mascara.  


I hope you enjoyed this awesome MaxFactor review and if you have any questions, feel free to let me know. 

Happy reading and shopping! 

Cheers,
Livia xo




Thank you MAXFACTOR  for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

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