Max Factor are such an overlooked brand within the drugstore. I remember my first ever foundation aged 13 being a Max Factor Pan Stick, which is still a product they sell today. I wouldn’t say there are any Max Factor products that I’d regard as being holy grails, but I really like their foundations, their Creme Puff Blushes and their Colour Elixir Lip Glosses.
I received the Max Factor Burnt Caramel Colour Elixir Lipstick as part of a gift with purchase deal Superdrug were running around Christmas time, and as I never really read reviews on Max Factor products anymore, I thought I’d feature it on my blog.
I do think it’s a shame that Max Factor aren’t raved about, as they do have some really great products. It’d be good to see them do some YouTube or Instagram beauty influencer campaigns, just to get their products seen by a younger market.
Max Factor Burnt Caramel Colour Elixir Lipstick
The Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks have been around for a very long time, and I used to have the shade Angel Pink when blue toned pink lipsticks like MAC Saint Germain were a thing. I remember liking how comfortable the Colour Elixir formula was, but couldn’t really remember anything else.
“Your favourite lipstick now has a premium look. Colour Elixir Lipstick is specifically developed to give rich colour & moisture in one swipe that lasts up to 24 hours. Our amazing much-loved lipstick has a unique nourishing Elixir formula, containing a blend of 60% emollients, conditioners & antioxidants including vitamin E, that continuously cares for your lips and that lasts up to 24 hours.“
The Max Factor Burnt Caramel Colour Elixir Lipstick is just one of twenty nine shades, and I feel like Burnt Caramel looks insanely different to all the stock photos. Online it looks like a rosy pink, but it’s more of a rosy brown hue. It’s pretty regardless, but it’s crazy how much a shade can differ in photos and in real life.
The formula is similar to that of the MAC Cremesheen Lipsticks, with a creamy emollient texture that glides across the lips. Neither formula is particularly long wearing, but it’s a comfortable lipstick to wear.
I like the packaging for a £8.99 lipstick, but it does perhaps look a little dated, but I’d be up for trying some more of the pinkier nude shades as I’ve really enjoyed the Max Factor Burnt Caramel Colour Elixir Lipstick.
You can find the Max Factor Burnt Caramel Colour Elixir Lipstick right here.