REVIEW: Max Factor Lipfinity Lipsticks

I spotted Max Factor’s new Lipfinity lipsticks on a recent shopping trip to my local Boots. I hadn’t heard anything about them previously, however when swatching the testers the creamy pigmented formula definitely appealed to me so I snapped up a few on the spot.

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L-R: Ever Sumptuous, Evermore Sublime, So Vivid

These lipsticks claim to last around 8 hours on the lips and come in a range of colours. Usually long lasting lipstick formulas tend to be of a matte consistency and can be a little drying on the lips. These lippies seemed to have a sheen to them though and were a bit more moisturising than your standard stay all day lipstick.

I picked up the shades So Vivid (a muted rosy red colour), Ever Sumptuous (a vibrant orange, while still being wearable) and Evermore Sublime (an everyday medium pink, perfect for work or school).

I really like the formula of these lipsticks as they are long lasting without being overly drying. I don’t know if they would last a full 8 hours without any top ups, but they do seem to last a long time. I also love the smell of these lipsticks. To me they smell like strawberry sweets, which I can’t get enough of! However, if you’re not a fan of sweet smells you may want to give these a miss.

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The only complaint I would have is the shape of the actual lipstick. The flat top makes it quite difficult to get a super neat edge to the lip line. However, after a few uses I’m sure it will mould to fit my lips, which will make application easier.

These lipsticks retail for £8.99, however Boots currently have a 3 for 2 offer on all Max Factor products.

2014 Beauty Favourites!

The run down of my favourite, most loved products of 2014!

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Revlon colourstay foundation
Max factor 3 in 1 foundation
Garnier BB cream
Nivea lip butters
L’oreal lumi primer
L’oreal infallible eyeshadows
BH cosmetics galaxy chic palette
Too faced chocolate bar palette
Kat Von D monarch palette
Maybelline the nudes lipsticks
Mac velvet teddy lipstick
Milani bella eyeshadows
Wet n wild Megalast lipsticks
Nyx Xtreme lip cream
Max factor clump defy mascara
Mac tan pigment
Bourjois healthy mix foundation
Maybelline Superstay foundation
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Milani luminoso blush
Benefit Rockateur blush
MUA highlighting powder
Elf pinktastic highlighter
MUA single eyeshadows
Mac soft ochre paintpot
Mac Indianwood paintpot
Anastasia dipbrow
Real techniques brushes
Elf stippling brush
Nyx taupe blush
Mac Melba blush
Bourjois liquid eyeliner
Sally Hansen nail varnish
Barry M gelly nail varnish
Essence express dry nail oil
L’oreal cleansing oil
Lush let the good times roll
Eucerin aquaphor
Simple moisturiser
Vo5 hairspray
Dove oil care shampoo and conditioner
Herbal essence naked shampoo and conditioner
Original source skin quench watermelon and jojoba oil body wash
Garnier oil beauty body lotion
Kringle candle watercolours
Yankee candle magarita time
Yankee candle sugar apple

FOTD: Christmas!

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Face
Revlon Colourstay in Fresh Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium
Mac blush in Seduced at Sea
Mac highlight in Lightscapade

Eyes
Soft Ochre Paintpot
Mac Uninterrupted eyeshadow
Elf Prism Palette in Naked
Bourjois Pinceau Liquid Eyeliner
Mac Factor Clump Defy Mascara
Anastasia Brow Pomade in Medium Brown

Lips
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

My Drugstore Makeup Picks: Eyes

I’m back with the next instalment of my series on my favourite drugstore makeup picks, and this time were looking at eyes! So, here is my list of my all time favourite affordable eye products…

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Maybelline Colour Tattoos
These provide a great base for all eyeshadow looks and look great on their own for a wash of colour. If you have seen my previous in depth post on Mac paint pots, you will know that these are highly comparable at just a fraction of the price! They come in a whole range of colours in both matte and shimmer finishes and are priced at around £4.99.

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MUA Eyeshadows
MUA shadows are just amazing! They have a massive range of single shadow shades, in traditional and more unique colours, to give a variety of eyeshadow looks. I also use shade 19 (a dark matte brown) to fill in my eyebrows. Their eyeshadow palettes are also of great quality, they are highly pigmented and they have some really good dupes of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. Single eyeshadows are priced at only £1 and palettes are around £4.

L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows
Highly pigmented, long lasting shadows that always give off a really vibrant finish. Recently I have noticed that these are making less and less of an appearance in the drugstore and I fear they may have been discontinued in the UK (shock, horror!) But they are available on Amazon, and I highly recommend picking them up if you ever see them around!wpid-wp-1422394060284.jpeg

Bourjois Pinceau Liquid Eyeliner
As a big fan of winged liner, I have tried numerous liquid eyeliners over the years and I always come back to this one. Nothing compares. It is long lasting, doesn’t smudge and the brush is so easy to use. It allows you to create a thick or thin line, which is really pigmented and doesn’t required extra layers to build intensity. This is one product I could not live without!

Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara
Now, mascara is all down to personal preference, but for me I always like a mascara that defines my lashes, adds length and the appearance of more lashes without clumping. This is my mascara of the moment. I always have around half a dozen mascaras on the go at a time as I can’t resist testing out new products! But this is something I will definitely be repurchasing.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil Eyeliner
For a long lasting pencil that’s great on the lashline as well as the waterline, you can’t get better than this at the drugstore. It’s a good dupe for the well renowned Urban Decay eyeliners, and has a variety of great shades. This includes a nude pencil which is excellent for use in the waterline to brighten the eyes.

Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara
I use this to set my brows after applying a shadow or cream product when I fill them in. However, if you are lucky enough to have naturally well defined brows this is great for adding a hint of colour and keeping your brows neat and tidy. Big brows are back – embrace them!

Hope you you found this helpful, next time I will be talking about my very favourite lip products (and I will warn you, I am a total lipstick junkie!)

Lyndsey

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My Drugstore Makeup Picks : Face

While I do love the odd trip to Mac and a good old peruse of the high end makeup in the Debenhams blue cross sale, I have a great appreciation for drugstore makeup. The majority of my vast collection of makeup is purchased from the drugstore, and though I have a selection of things that are less favourable, I have a considerable amount of affordable makeup that I just couldn’t do without. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your makeup – repurchasing the same products over and over again, it feels safe and comfortable. It can also seem a little daunting when looking for new products as there are so many options. So, in light of this, I have decided to compile a list of my top, all time favourite makeup products from the drugstore! Now, the list turned out to be rather lengthy, so I decided to split it up into different types of product, and this week is…face! So, if maybe you’re looking to try out a new foundation, powder, concealer or blusher, then look no further! Hope this helps 🙂

My favourite affordable face products…

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  • Maybelline Baby Skin Primer – Finding a good face primer at the drugstore can be a little challenging, as there is not a lot on offer. However, Maybelline recently came out with the Baby Skin Pore Eraser (which is said to be a dupe of the well-know Benefit Porefessional) and does a very good job at blurring imperfections. This is great for oily skin or skin that has open pores or acne scarring. Also, within the last few weeks Maybelline have released an anti-fatigue version, which is a cream based, light-weight product, rather than the gel formula of the original Pore Eraser.
  • Garnier BB Cream (oily to combination skin version) – This is what I use as my everyday foundation. It provides excellent coverage and stays put all day, without drying your skin out. Now, I wouldn’t ever describe my skin as oily or combination, however the formula of this version seems to be significantly better than the original formula. Definitely worth a try if you like a good bit of coverage, without going for a full on cake face!
  • Max Factor 3 in 1 Facefinity Foundation- This is my favourite ‘night out’ foundation. Flawless, long-lasting coverage, while still looking natural. The shades don’t run too orange or pink either, so you get a good neutral base.
  • Maybelline Super Stay Foundation – When I originally tried a tester of this on my hand, I wasn’t sure if I liked this product. The colour seemed slightly off and I couldn’t find an exact shade match. However, on the face this problem totally disappeared. This product has the same qualities as the Max Factor 3 in 1, and comes in at a close second!
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – This concealer is amazing! Having tried Mac Prolongwear and numerous other concealers, I still always come back to this one. It gives really good coverage for both blemishes and under the eye, it has a nice texture and it’s super cheap!
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder – This is a great, affordable powder, which is excellent at setting foundation. If you have oily or combination skin then this is great, as it stops makeup from sliding off oily areas and controls shine. I use this when I want my makeup to last an extra-long amount of time!
  • Sleek Blushes – LOVE. If you need a pigmented, long lasting blush with an amazing range of shades, then Sleek is the brand for you! They have great single blushes and ‘Blush by 3’ palettes in all sorts of colours, and their ‘Rose Gold’ blush is a brilliant dupe for the famous Nars Orgasm blush!

    Next time… Eye Products!