After seeing these lipsticks advertised in Grazia, I knew that I had to try one and see what I thought, so today I bought two shades from Boots. They have a 3 for 2 offer on their make up products, so my mum got one also. I have a couple of Max Factor Lipsticks and a Lip Pencil which is my favourite, so I know that they are a quality brand.
The first thing I absolutely love about these lipsticks has to be the packaging! Although I’m not usually a fan of gold, I love gold make up containers because it reminds me of make up from the Golden Era of Hollywood. I found them to be wonderful and easy to apply, and the shape of them is perfect for contouring your lip line. They also smell gorgeous, the scent reminded me of a fruity lip balm.
Although I really like the lipsticks, I was a bit disappointed in the almost satin finish. I bought a Real Techniques Lip Brush today and found that to be wonderful, I’ve tried their products before and I still use their brushes every day. However, because of the finish of the lipstick, I felt it took forever to build up on my lips and in the end I just used the lipstick itself for application. Luckily it wasn’t a problem as like I said before, the flat almost oval shape of the lipstick is perfect.
Max Factor are true to their advertisement, the lipstick is moisturizing and feels like a lip balm conditioning your lips. The lipsticks are £8.99, so in medium price range and I’d say they are worth the money definitely. The colours I chose were, Always Chic and Ever Sumptuous and my mum chose Evermore Sublime. My favourite shades to wear are deep reds for the 1940s/1950s and peachy corals for the 1960s, whilst my mum loves pinks so altogether I have quite a few shades to show you all!
After trying all of the shades, I would say that my favourite as you’ve probably guessed is Always Chic, the red one. I think it fits my vintage style the best and is the boldest colour out of all three.
I also picked up a new Benefit Eye Bright. Ever since learning about Marilyn’s Make Up Routine and how she wore a white eyeliner to highlight, I always make sure to apply it in the inner rim of my eye. Plus, it also contrasts great with my winged eyeliner and lashes and helps to make your eyes look bigger. Lastly, I bought an eye shadow brush, for years I’ve been using the mini eye shadow applicators with the foam tip which are great for shaping, but after a while they tend to need replacing.
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