This is an entirely accidental mini haul but I realised that all of the new makeup I had bought recently was from Max Factor so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. Fairly sure it’s on 3 for 2 at Boots just now if you’re looking to pick anything up.
First up, the CC Colour Corrector Sticks. There are five available, each suited to different skin worries. I think mine are the most common as it’s taken me literally months to find these. The idea is that using the opposite colour on the colour wheel to your complaint will neutralise the skin tone. So green for redness, yellow for purple toned dark circles. These are quite pricey at £8.99 each and while I like the green, I don’t get on with the yellow. I use the green under a normal toned concealer around my nose and it really works. Unfortunately, the yellow just looks white on me and it creases under my eyes. I’d rather continue using my Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer and regular concealer which gives me enough coverage.
Next, I picked up two of the new Creme Puff Blushes. These are gorgeous! Priced at £8.99 each, I’ve heard that they’re cheaper dupes for the Hourglass Ambient Blush Powders. I can’t speak for that as I don’t have the Hourglass products, but they look similar in the way that they’re marbled. The one on the left is Seductive Pink, a dark pink and coral, slightly shimmery shade. It’s quite bright but can be blended out to a subtle effect. I also have Lavish Mauve which is a more muted pink and buff tone. I love this one for everyday use but it can also be built up to create a soft contour. The formula is also great – really soft and easy to blend.
Lastly, I chose the Colour Intensifying Balm in Voluptuous Pink (£8.99 again!). For a lip balm, it’s really packed with colour and super bright. I’m not 100% sure about it, it feels nice and moisturising but when it wears off slightly it looks lilac which is odd. Still, it’s a nice easy option to have in your handbag for an instant, poppy night out look.
So that’s my haul. Top buys are the Creme Puff Blushes for sure. Go get ’em!