Simply Lippy Challenge Day 153 | Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick in Shade 60, Evermore Lush

So far throughout the challenge I’ve tried out two lippies from Max Factor. The first was one of their colour elixir lip glosses on Day 101 which I didn’t rate at all, and the second on Day 120, was a lipfinity long last matte lip colour which I really liked. 

Because of my very different opinions on both, when I was in Boots the other day, I decided to pick up another Max Factor lippy to see whether it would help me make up my mind about their lipstick offerings.

After swatching a few, I eventually decided on this lovely rose shade from their Lipfinity lipstick range which I wore for Day 153 today, and have to say, wasn’t blown away by.

Firstly, I do have to say that I love the colour and the pigment is pretty spot on too meaning you get great colour pay off from one layer. But while all of those things are major positives in a lipstick, I felt it kind of just sat on my lips as opposed to making them feel moisturised which is what I was expecting.

The finish is soft and it does glide on easily, but on the Max Factor description of this lipstick it says that it is ‘infused with lip conditioners and nourishing oils’, but I just didn’t really get any hint of that while wearing it.

Now it dies have to be said that I have had an awful cold/flu for the past few days so my lips are on the drier side, but because of that I thought this lipstick would be a great choice to keep my lips hydrated throughout the day. Sadly, it didn’t work and my lips nearly felt drier after than before.

I feel I’m being a little harsh here especially as I did really like the colour, so in the interests of fairness, I’m going to put most of the drying effect down to my cold and not the lippy.

But, having said that, I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to try many more of these in the future.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 120 | Max Factor Lip Finity Lip Colour in Shade 125, So Glamorous

If you caught my earlier post for yesterday’s lip challenge choice, you will know that yesterday, I spent the day and night celebrating one of my gorgeous friends’ hen party.

Of course, me being me, throughout the day   I somehow got talking about makeup and lipstick, and ended up discovering my lipstick soul sister!

A fabulous friend of the bride, Blanch, who I hadn’t seen for years, was wearing a gorgeous raspberry red matte lipstick and I was admiring it all day. It looked incredible on her, paired with a very simple lick of eyeliner for a beautiful statement makeup look.

When Blanch and I finally got talking, we quickly realised our mutual obsession of all things lipstick and she told me that her lippy was one of the Max Factor lip finity matte lip colours. And what’s more, she had two in her bag (my kind of gal), so gave me one to take home and try!

Of course, I was so excited, so this my lovely Blanch, is for you…

I knew I’d love the shade because it looked so fab when I saw it on Blanch yesterday. It’s a little cooler toned than I would usually wear, but has a lovely raspberry undertone which I just love.

It’s similar to the Rimmel Provocalips lip colours in that it comes with a gloss to apply over it, but I didn’t have the gloss part, nor did I need it really.

The formula is a liquid so when you apply it at first, it does take a few minutes to dry in. Now, I think if you were applying the gloss part over it, it would probably feel a bit softer, but because I didn’t, I definitely noticed some stickiness as it dried and couldn’t blend my lips together without it dragging the formula.

Once dry, the finish is super matte, and the lasting power is unreal! I mean, this lippy will just not budge off your lips no matter what you eat or drink – a major plus if you’re busy running around, or out for a night, and don’t want to worry about having to reapply.

Overall, I really love the lipstick colour, but my lips do look a little cracked now that we’re coming to the end of today. In fairness though, that’s probably more because I have dry lips in general.

It’s not creamy or hydrating, and does have a dry feel to it as you wear it, but if it’s lasting power you’re after and you don’t mind about consistency, it could be a good option. I’ve been wearing it for about eight hours now and it still looks almost as good as it did when I first applied it.

I think with this, it will come down to your personal preference really. I tend to prefer creamier finishes, but did really like the longevity I got with this.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 101 | Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Gloss in Shade 25, Enchanting Coral

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.

It was nice to wear (while it lasted), and I liked that the gloss finish was high shine without being sticky. But that’s where the positives end for me with this I’m afraid.

Maybe it’s not that it’s bad, it’s just that the pigment was so disappointing after looking so lovely in the tube.

You win some, you lose some as the saying goes. As always, it was nice to try something different, but I won’t be buying this one again.

Sorcha 💋