February 21, 2018

By Jue Douglas
Hi again you lovely lot and thank you for stopping by. I hope you’re having a lovely week so far and life is treating you kindly.
Last week for me was another quiet week which are kinda my favourite sort of weeks to have with no drama or upset, except for problem skin but I can cope with that.
As you can probably guess by now a week can’t go by for me without buying new makeup! Infact I have to admit I prefer buying makeup rather than clothes. It’s kinda my thing, if not an obsession! I do love a beauty bargain which is a good job really as I do need a new boiler and they won’t buy themselves.
This week I really wanted to do a post about my recent purchase of MAX FACTOR!
Hands up who thinks Max Factor is for the older generation?  I feel ashamed to admit  i did and I had bypassed  the stand in my local drugstore without even giving the brand a second thought. I was thinking it was a little overpriced and hadn’t really even given the testers a try which even I’m surprised at. I had just completely ignored the whole stand.

Max Factor have been going since 1909 and was founded by Mr Max Factor! ( I just love that fact).
I can only guess I brand it with the older generation as I can remember my Grannie using it when I was a little girl which wasn’t yesterday ( even though it wasn’t 1909 either)
I have used bits and pieces of the brand in the past but with it being a higher priced drugstore brand I’ve always tried to find cheaper alternatives.

This week I noticed that SUPERDRUG have a promotion on the MAX FACTOR stand of 2 products for £14. Which considering a foundation can be £12.99 each seems like a good deal to me.
I decided to take SUPERDRUG up on there kind offer and purchase a couple of items to see what I think and to see if the makeup was any good and worth spending the extra money on.

The two items I decided to pick up were the FACEFINITY Foundation and the DARK MAGIC mascara.
I think I have used the Foundation before even though it was a long time ago, I’m thinking 2013 but please don’t quote me on this as I might be wrong. It does promise to be a 3 in 1 product, Foundation, Concealer and a Primer. I have completely forgot if I liked it or not or whether it was just the price that put me off.
With this in mind I thought that I might try it again to see what I think this time around.
The Mascara is new to the range and if I’m honest I did pop it into my basket solely on the purple packaging and the fact it was the latest and most expensive mascara to get the most from the offer.
I have used the False Lash Effect Mascara before from the brand and I enjoyed using that at the time  so I knew I would be safe trying a mascara from the range.

Firstly with the foundation. As you know by now I’m not a fan of glass bottles when it comes to foundation and prefer a squeezy plastic tube. But that’s just me and if I did like glass bottles this one is easy to use and looks nice on your dressing table ( yes these things are important).
The shade was the perfect match for me (Beige) it went on so nicely with a beauty sponge and I got a lovely full even coverage.
One thing I want to point out with this foundation is it does change colour and I can’t make up my mind if it was the foundation mixing with my pressed powder or if it would have anyway, as my skin has been a little bit problematic this week, but no more than usual.
Anyway it does oxidise and I did look abit darker by dinnertime. It’s such a shame because it does provide lovely coverage and with it being a 3 in 1 product I do feel it lived up to its claims priming and concealing my imperfections.

I don’t think I would repurchase this again only because of the colour change even though I loved the formula. I have since tried it with a different pressed powder and applying it with a brush which does make it slightly better with less powder. I’ve also tried it with a separate primer underneath which makes the foundation work so much better with very little colour change, but still abit and enough to be off putting. I am keen to use it again when my skin has calmed down to see if it makes any difference.
Next onto the mascara.. This would normally have been £11.99 which is quite expensive and that’s what makes this offer such a good one.
Firstly the packaging is lovely and I love the fact the lid has rubber on the outside which makes it perfect to grab hold of and not too slippery.
The wand is quite thin ( compared to the False Lash Effect Mascara) and the Brush does seem to have more bristles.
It does seem to grab every Lash even though it doesn’t give any length to my lashes they did look glossy and separated which I did like.
I did apply a few coats to get a good build up and it didn’t clump at all so that’s always a bonus.
It’s lasted all day and didn’t smudge at all. It’s easy to remove as well so a winner all round.
Out of DARK MAGIC MASCARA  and the FALSE LASH MASCARA, if I had to pick one it would definitely be the FALSE LASH as this does give more volume and I prefer a the thicker brush as well.
MAX FACTOR Mascaras are definitely worth a try, if you can find an offer as I don’t think I would want to pay full price. And I think it’s definitely all about the brush for me.
If you have used any of these products I would love for you to leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
I’ve left the link below of the 2 for £14 offer if you fancy a little look as it’s on all the range and I really liked the looked of the baked blushers and bronzers they had which are included in the offer.

Until next time
Jue X

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