Name: Colour Collections Lipstick
Brand: Max Factor
From Max Factor’s website:
Now, new Colour Collections brings a make-up artist’s expertise to choosing your lip fix so you can guarantee a shade to complement your skin tone every time. Choose from a range of moisturising, lasting, skin-flattering shades selected by top fashion make-up artist Pat McGrath.
What I liked:
- nice color
- doesn’t smudge
- the packaging
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- not very pigmented, but the color can be built up
After I introduced my mum to Max Factor Creme Puff Compact, she became really interested in the brand and purchased a few more items, including a Colour Collections lipstick.
These lipsticks are available in 26 shades, categorised according to different skintones: fair, medium and dark. My mum has pale skin, although not as ghostly-pale as me, so she choose #680, Bronzed Glow, which is suited for fair complexions.
Bronzed Glow looks, in the tube, a brownish/bronzy shade with a sheen finish that applies quite sheerly but can layered on for more intensity. The texture is creamy and quite moisturizing, esp for a drugstore lippie.
The lipstick didn’t smudge nor bleed even without using a lip liner underneath. But the thing that really surprised me about it was the staying power, which is pretty good for a lip product. It lasted for a few hours and the color, albeit faint, was still there even after I had dinner!
I like the packaging too. The lipstick comes in a sleek black tube, which I think is quite pretty.
Overall, Max Factor Color Collection is a really good lipstick. It is quite moisturizing, longlasting and available in lots of difference shades. The color payoff is ok: it is quite sheer but can be built up.
Rating: 4/5Disclaimer: the item was purchased by me for both personal and review purposes. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.