If you read a lot of blogs, you’ve probably read about Influenster before. Influenster are a US based online community where members can post reviews of products they’ve tried, as well as being able to try products thanks to Influenster. Excitingly enough, Influenster are now within the UK so we can now take part in their community. To take part you simply need to sign up, and fill in some mini questionnaires as well as linking all of your social media profiles which will give you a ‘social score’. By filling in the questionnaires, Influenster UK then choose members which qualify for their campaigns, with their first campaign being the Influenster UK Max Factor VoxBox. To find out more information on the community, head over to the Influenster UK website and get signed up (here) so you could perhaps be considered for their monthly campaigns, and be able to try free beauty products.
I was really surprised when I received an email telling me that they had sent the Influenster UK Max Factor VoxBox to me and I couldn’t wait to try the products in the box. When you receive your VoxBox, you have to be willing to share a photo of the products within the box on your social media channels with specific hashtags, fully disclosing that the products were sent free of charge by Influenster to ensure there’s 100% transparency on the origin of the products.
Influenster want our true, honest opinions on the products and I think all beauty bloggers should sign up as it’s a great way to be able to try new products and brands. Within my first box there were three Max Factor lip products; the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick, the Max Factor Honey Lacquer and Max Factor Colour Elixir Universal Lip Liner.
Influenster UK Max Factor Vox Box Contents:
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick – Pearl Maron 36 £7.99
“The secret is in the 60% ‘Elixir’ treatment, which includes ingredients such as shea, avocado and aloe butters, as well as anti-oxidant white tea. This lipstick’s Elixir formula actively improves lip moisture to achieve a smoother surface in just one week.
The result is high pigment lip colour that glides on effortlessly for an even finish and improved vibrancy, for true lip glamour perfection. Colour Elixir Lipstick gives you smooth, soft lips with gorgeous colour.”
- Instant fabulous colour.
- Actively moisturises for smoother, fuller lips (vs bare lips)
- A blend of 60% emollients, conditioners and antioxidants including vitamin E.
I already own two of the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks in the shades Dusky Rose and Pink Brandy, and already like the Colour Elixir formula. The shade I was sent at random was ‘Pearl Maron’ which isn’t a shade I’d have chosen for myself as it’s a shimmery medium pink shade, and I don’t like shimmery lipsticks personally as I don’t find them to be very flattering but that’s just my personal opinion.
I think they make my lips look textured and uneven so this shade was definitely out of my comfort zone. There are 16 shades to choose from, so you’re bound to find a shade you like and they’re nicely packaged within a gold plastic, rectangular casing with a clear base to show the shade inside the lipstick which is handy should you store your lipsticks in a lipstick holder as you can see from above, which shade is which.
The Colour Elixir Lipsticks do indeed feel very smooth on the lips, and have a nourishing effect on the lips and I really do recommend the non-shimmery shades within the range as they’re intensely pigmented. Even though Pearl Maron is a shimmer-fest, it still leaves behind a pink stain to the lips which really surprised me as I’ve never found a shimmery lipstick to stain the lips before. I think the Colour Elixir formula is really impressive for £7.99 and they’re well worth a try if you like pigment rich, smooth and creamy lipsticks which will give you change from a tenner.
Max Factor Honey Lacquer – Honey Rose 10 £9.99
“Max Factor Colour Elixir Honey Lacquer gives you 3 irresistible lip benefits in 1 product. The intense colour of a lipstick. The shine of a gloss. The soft feel of a balm. Honey Lacquer offers you the instant confidence of a lipstick and the irresistibility of the shine of the gloss. Honey Lacquer’s formula offers a smooth surface, a densely pigmented colour and a high shine finish. “
The Max Factor Honey Lacquer was the product I was most looking forward to trying within the box, especially the Honey Rose shade which is exactly the shade I would have chosen myself from the eight shades on offer. Max Factor have an handy guide to show which shades suit which skin undertones, and Honey Rose is described as being best for those with ‘Light Undertones’ which is perfect for my skintone.
The tube feels really luxurious for a drugstore lip product, with a long and narrow doefoot applicator which evenly coats the lips in intensely pigmented gloss. I feel like I’m in the minority that favour gloss over matte, so the Honey Lacquer couldn’t be more perfect for a gloss addict. It leaves my lips looking plump and smooth, and feeling very soft and the colour can be built up in just a couple of swipes.
Honey Rose is the prettiest nude pink colour which reminds me of MAC Creme Cup in a pigmented gloss format, and I just love it so much and now need Honey Nude and Honey Lilac in my life.
Max Factor Colour Elixir Universal Lip Liner £4.99
“Max Factor Colour Elixir Universal Lip Liner – a lip hack in a liner. No matter what lip colour you want to wear today, reach for this instant pout perfector to re-shape, re-size, define and nourish your lips, and prepare them for lip colour.
It works by holding the lip colour firmly in place and prevents bleeding, feathering and smudging. Suitable for every skin tone and every shade of lipstick. The invisible formula is enriched with lip conditioners and moisturisers, including Jojoba oil and Vitamin E.”
I also already own several of the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liners in the shades; Pink Petal, Pink Princess and Brown and Nude and they’re genuinely one of the best drugstore lip liner formulas. I hadn’t tried this particular universal lipliner but I do have the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Liner which is pretty much identical in that it’s a clear lipliner which acts as a barrier when used along the lip line, to stop lip colour from migrating outside of the lip line so they’re very much a collection must-have if you like wearing lip products.
I do prefer the Max Factor Colour Elixir Universal Lip Liner as you get much more product for your money, and it’s very creamy and easy to apply and you can even use it all over your lips as a base for any other lip products.
I would love to know if you’ve tried any of these Max Factor lip products? Have you signed up to Influenster? If you haven’t yet, you really ought to 🙂