MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Being a fan of Max Factor I was excited at the opportunity to try their new  Excess Intensity Longwear Liners. After using them for over a month now, I am happy to share my opinion, and show you the swatches of all six shades.

They all come in a nice black tube packaging, and a lid is actually matching the shade of the pencil, which is very handy.  I also like the fact that you don’t need to sharpen these, you just need to twist to get more product out.

As you can see from the photo, the liner are relatively slim, so you can get a precise line, if you wish.

Max Factor Excess Intensity Longwear Eyeliner Review and Swatches of All Shades 3I personally really loved the formula, the pencils are soft and smooth, they don’t drag the skin and glide on easily. The lasting power is also pretty impressive, but I  don’t have oily lids, and the the products usually do stay on me rather well in general.

Besides the staying power, I love the colours, the products live up to their name - Excess Intensity, the shades are very pigmented and look

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I really love the (relatively) new range of Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks which come in 15 shades and retail for £7.99.

I have three shades to show you:  755 Firefly, 825 Pink Brandy, 827 Bewitching Coral.

The main idea about this lipstick is that in contains 60% ‘Elixir’ treatment, which includes shea, avocado and aloe butters, and anti-oxidant white tea. As the result, it glides smoothly on the lips and, unlike many lipsticks, is not drying at all. In fact, I would even call it moisturizing.

I am sorry that Firefly looks so used, I completely forgot to take a photo before using it.

These lipsticks give a sheer (firefly) and semi-sheer (PB and BC) but vibrant and buildable colour. Firefly is the sheerest shade and it’s a pretty natural shade for an every day look.

Pink Brandy and Bewitching Coral are bright and juicy shades. In my opinion, they are

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If you read Makeup4all for some time now, you’ve probably noticed that I love cream/liquid/gel blushes and most of the time they are quite expensive. Well, luxurious blushes is something that I really like.

But is there a chance to get a great product for an affordable price? YES, there is! Today I want to tell you about the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blushes.

These are tiny and you can see how they look like when placed in my hand. I actually really love the size because it’s so easy to take the blush with you. But despite the size, it will take you forever to finish this product. You will need the smallest amount of these, especially when you have fair or light skin. I use just one or two dabs for both cheeks and that’s enough!

The shades that I have are called 18 Soft Cardinal and 09 Soft Murano  and here they are: natural light and flash.

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As you know by now, lipsticks with sheer coverage are huge for SS2011, you can get one pretty much from every high end brand: Chanel, Dior, Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent and others. But what if you can’t afford getting all those lipsticks but want to get a balm/gel like lipstick, too?!

I’ve found a great variant  - Max Factor Xperience Boutique Sheer Gloss Balm( £7.99). Which are described as “sheer colour of a gloss, combined with the soft feel of a balm.”

These come in 3 shades: Coral, Pink Oys Shell and Pink Opal. And I was given 2 shades to try and, as I liked them  a lot – I want to share with you.

First of all I have to say that I like the  design and the fact that it’s a slim lipstick as I love  slim lipsticks, they always look chic and elegant to me. It is easy to apply the product as it glides on and leaves the lips moisturized and shiny.

I love both shades which I have, 02 Coral is a light shimmering pink which is just  my kind of colour, it gives a sheer coverage and you can apply it on the go without a mirror as it is very subtle.

As for the 07 Pink Oys Shell, it is a warm

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Last month I’ve made a post about the new Max Factor Smoky Eyes Eyeshadows (£7.99) so here is the review! I’ve got a sample  of shadows  #6 Citrus Thunder.

And I was happy when I saw this shade, so summery and beautiful.

The colours are gorgeous as you can tell from the swatch below. The  bronze shade has a lot of pretty shimmer in it and the green shade is just a pretty summery lime green. It’s also easy to apply these eye shadows and I love that you need only 1 product to create a beautiful look.

And now lets take at look at the shadows applied

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