My favourite lipstick as of late has been a Max Factor one and to get to know that I was one of the lucky winners in a Facebook competition a few weeks ago for a Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour was definitely welcome news :)
I went ahead and collected my prize and I got the shade 370 Always Extravagant which I believe is the shade that all winners got. The packaging is very luxurious looking and you can tell right away that you're in for a treat with this product.
You actually get two products - a lip colour and a clear balm top coat. The shade 370 Always Extravagant is a bright fuchsia based red that's perfect for all skin tones, thus a perfect all-year-round shade.
The applicator is a doe foot type for the colour and the balm is just a regular lip balm with a retractable bullet. The actual tubes are very slim and they won't take up a lot of space in your bag if you would want to carry them with you. Well, you can actually get away with carrying only the balm as the colour lasts for ages but more on that in a few.
The formula is on the thick side but still very easy to work with. I like the rich pigmentation and although the product dries to a matte finish, it still doesn't feel dry on the lips. The balm is actually there to add shine rather than moisture.
It is suggested that you apply the colour first and allow it to dry completely for a minute or so by keeping the lips apart. Then proceed by applying the balm for a glossy finish. You could say that the colour is transfer proof as once dry, it won't even transfer onto the balm bullet.
|Max Factor Lipfinity 370 Always Extravagant just applied without balm (top)|
& with balm (bottom)
|Max Factor Lipfinity 370 Always Extravagant after 4 hours of wear|
I guess this will go down in my favourite lip products list as it ticks all the boxes! And with such a nice variety of shades, you're sure to find one you like!
Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour is available from various pharmacies and outlets across the Maltese Islands and they retail for €14.70.