Max Faxtor eye look of the day
April 13, 2014
To celebrate the last day of "drugstore week" on my blog, I thought I would try something different today and do a bright eye look featuring a couple of Max Factor products. I haven't tried these products before so it's a bit of a demonstration/first impressions post.
Priceline) and the Mac Effect Dip-In Eye Shadow in the shade Gold (which retails for $16.95 at Priceline).
The eyeshadow trio contains a matte bright yellow, a matte lime green and a matte burnt orange. The packaging claims that these can be applied wet or dry, and I am sure you will get more pigmentation out these shadows when they are applied wet, but I am always hesitant to use eyeshadows wet because I know getting water on eyeshadows can seal them and prevent you from being able to apply them dry later on. These aren't powdery, but they don't have much pigmentation so you do need to use a good base and you need to pack these on the lid to get ok colour pay-off. These however do blend really nicely, and I love the burnt orange shade as a crease colour. Since these shadows aren't very pigmented, they don't last very well... I might try them wet next time.
The gold Dip-In eyeshadow is a little container that contains a eyeshadow pigment that you apply with this firm sponge nib. I think this application method is great for the inner corner or the lower lash line, because you can apply it quite precisely, but it's not the most efficient if you want to cover a large surface. This isn't a bold gold shade, it is more of a wash of gold shimmer.
Onto the eye look that I created...
I used the matte yellow shade all over the lid, the orange in the crease and the outer corner, and the green on the lower lash line. I applied the gold pigment for a little more dimension on the center of the lid and the inner corner.
I did try to mainly only use drugstore products to do this look, but I don't have many decent drugstore eyeshadow bases or eyebrow products, so I used higher end products for those.
Here is a list of the other products I used:
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming - as an eyeshadow base
Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara in Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Brown - winged liner
Covergitl Liquidline Blast Eyeliner in Green Glow - on the waterline
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in Shade 25 - to fill in the brows