Thursday, 16 January 2014

Product No Nos: Max Factor Smokey Eye Effect Eye Shadow

Hey beauties!
I'm quite aware that this is an old product but I feel like I have to have may say on it and even though it's old, there's probably people out there who are new to the world of beauty and may not know already.

So a while back, (maybe a year), I was in Boots and there was a 3 for 2 on Max Factor. I'd never actually bought anything from them and I thought that this was a good opportunity to give it a go.
One of the items I picked up was this eye shadow stick.
I had high hopes for it because
1. At the time I thought it must be good because it's Max Factor
2. It looked like an easy application

How wrong I was.

So the idea is that you apply step one and then step two by simply "colouring in" your lids. 
Yes, I do agree that it's an easy application

 I picked it up in the shade 2 Bronze Haze. I really like the two colours and they're really pigmented and it doesn't take a lot of effort to get colour.

Lasting power:
This I'm afraid is where everything goes down hill. You apply it to your eyelids and one hour later it's creased. Even if you apply a primer before it still creases. I tried it with just step one and then with step one and two and both times they crease.
This is a shame as it's the most important thing about an eye shadow and if it creases it just looks awful.

I think I payed around €10 which is quite a lot for only two colours and on top of that it doesn't work properly!

Overall I definitely wouldn't recommend it. Nice application and colour but it creases and is expensive.



  1. i have tried and didn't like this, even with the "new" formula. my lids aren't oily but this creased pretty much instantly

    1. Yeah, it's a shame really because I quite like the colours.

  2. Oh no what a shame. I like the colors though.


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