I haven’t worn any Max Factor products in a very long time, since my teenage years in fact, but I noticed this gorgeous coral gloss in Boots a few weeks back and couldn’t resist buying it and adding it to my challenge list.
As you can see from the photos, the shade is a rich salmon pink, and on a sunny day, is a gorgeous shade to wear to brighten up any makeup look – or so I thought. As so often happens with lipstick or lip gloss, the colour looked opaque when I first opened it, but on application, it’s actually a very sheer gloss with only a hint of colour. Noooo!
I was so disappointed with the pigment, I even applied several layers to try build it up, but it just wasn’t having much of an impact at all. Now, in fairness to the product, when I looked online, it does say that the shades range from subtle to bold, and this is obviously one of the subtle shades.
The formula itself is quite smooth which I liked, but didn’t have any real moisturising effect and definitely wasn’t hydrating. I found myself applying this over and over again throughout the day, hoping for a better result each time, and just not getting it.