11 Sep 2015

Max Factor Novelties: Velvet Volume Mascara & Smokey Eye Drama Kit Review

Max Factor is on fire this Fall. Constantly releasing new products along with previously reviewed Creme Puff Blushes and Intensifying Balms, I'm almost overwhelmed with significant progress on our tiny little beauty market. This time, the main spotlight is on the eyes while I was already peaking abroad at the newest release of Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick. Cashmere feel and fall inspired mauves makes me excited to finally dive into Fall season. Sticking to today's theme, I'm intrigued with quality and performance of newly released Velvet Volume mascara and highly pigmented Smokey Eye Drama Kits that also includes a matte shade for your brows. I've been a huge fan of Max Factor mascaras in the past (thank you mom for the introduce) but their old and new shadows are pretty new to me.
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Max Factor je vsekakor vroča roba za prihajajočo jesen. Z neprestano novimi izdelki, vključno z že omenjenimi senzacionalnimi Creme Puff rdečili in Intensifying Balms (ocena je tukaj), bi lahko s toliko novostmi že skoraj proglasili nasičeno izbiro na našem majhnem trgu kozmetike. Tokrat pridejo v ospredje oči saj ponuja Max Factor novo različico Velvet Volume maskare z ločevalnim efektom, nenavaden Masterpiece Eyeliner in odlično pigmentirane četvorčke senčil Smokey Eye Drama Kit, ki vključujejo vsestransko mat senčilo za senčenje in poudarjanje obrvi. Že v preteklosti sem bila navdušenka Max Factor maskar z zahvalo moji mami, ki mi je tudi predstavila to znamko. S senčili še sicer nisem imela veliko izkušenj. Prav tako sem že pokukala prihajajoče novosti v tujini, kjer že kraljujejo močno pigmentirane Lipfinity Long Lasting šminke z kašmir formulo ter čudovitimi barvami jagodičevja in zamolklimi vijoličastimi odtenki.


Smokey Eye Drama Kit (10,54€) includes four shades in total, where you can use a matte shade also as an eyebrow filler. Multitasking abilities make it perfect for travelling or busy days as you're probably all good with a highlighting shade, two main shimmery shades and one matte eyeshadow. If I'm not mistaken, they are available 6 different versions, Slovenian drugstores currently offer only 3-4 colour selections. From taupey browns up to warm golds for matching a cosy sweater and cool lilacs for eternal glow. I've received 03 Sumptuous Golds and 04 Luxe Lilacs, which are two opposite colour families in this Smokey Eye Drama Kit line.

Smokey Eye Drama Kit (10,54€) vključuje 4 odtenke, kjer služi eden od njih kot vsestranski pomočnik pri obrveh. Vsestranskost omogoča hiter nanos na potovanju ali med napornimi dnevi. Pri vseh so osnova senčilo za osvetljevanje, dve osnovni barvi za čez veko in nevtralno mat senčilo za poudarjanje kotičkov oči ter obrvi. Če se ne motim, so v tujini na voljo v 6 odtenkih, medtem ko lahko pri nas pobrskate za 4 različicami. Od nevtralnih do sivkastih, ter zlato medenih in zasanjano pastelno vijoličnih odtenkov. Sama sem dobila izbor 03 Sumptuous Golds in 04 Luxe Lilacs, ki predstavljata dve različni barvni družini v tej liniji. Obe barvni paletki imata brezhibno pigmentacijo, mogoče je negativna stran samo malce drobljenja glede na mehko formulo.


Let's start with the most popular pick, 03 Sumptuous Golds as it's filled with ever so popular gold tones. Yellow based highlighting champagne shade awfully reminds me on Mac Nylon which makes it perfect for opening your inner corners or applying it on the center of your lids. Two extra shimmery rusty gold shades are perfect to accentuate your inner eyelid and are highly flattering on yellow based skintones and tanned skin. Matte dark brown is great for the crease, as an smokey eyeliner or for filling in darker eyebrows. Pigmentation is out of this world with buttery smooth and densely pigmented shadows. I've swatched both palettes on bare skin so you can probably imagine final result with a proper eye primer. I had no difficulties or fading with this particular palette. They last on the entire day without any creasing. There are no signs of chunky glitters.

Verjetno med bolj popularne odtenke vsekakor sodi 03 Sumptuous Golds z zlato obarvanim osvetljevalcem ki spominja na Mac Nylon senčilo, 2 bronz zlatimi odtenki za malce barve in temno sivkasta rjava za temnejše obrvi, poudarjanje zunanjih kotičkov in obrobo oči. Odtenki pristajajo najbolje zagoreli koži ali toplim tonom polti. Pigmentacija je vsekakor vrhunska z mehko, gladko teksturo in močnimi pigmenti. Obe paleti sem prikazala in nanesla na golo kožo, brez uporabe baze za oči. Verjetno si lahko predstavljate, kakšen efekt je šele čez dobro bazo. Potreben je bil le en poteg za čudovito pigmentacijo. Sicer se tekstura lahko malce drobi, a ni moteče. V senčili ni bleščic, prav tako pa nisem imela problem z obstojnostjo na vekah.




04 Luxe Lilacs has a dreamy combination of duochrome highlighter, youthful pastel purple, darker satin violet and always welcomed matte taupe. This palette has written my name all over it as it not only matches my brows with the matte shade, but also creates a lovely cool but flattering eye look. My main point is definitely on the matte cool medium brown as you can create several looks with it. From smokey matte taupe look up to duochrome-like purple look and taupe in the crease. My camera doesn't make justice to the lightest shade - it's actually a white based satin shade with strong pinkish/violet glow. It creates a significantly luminous effect with an unusual twist. Main two purple shades are great for a pop of colour, while the pastel violet doesn't have the best pigmentation. Eggplant inspired Luxe Lilacs would be great on fair ladies. This has quickly become my staple due to exceptionally beautiful duochrome highlight and smooth matte taupe. Again, I have no complaints on longevity but I wish the pastel purple would be more pigmented.

04 Luxe Lilacs je nebeška kombinacija dvodimenzionalnega osvetljevalca, mladostne pastelne vijoličaste barve, temnejše barve jajčevca s satenasto teksturo in vedno dobrodošlim mat rjavo-sivim odtenkom. Ta četvorček je kot nalašč ustvarjen zame, saj se mat odtenek prilega obrvem, hkrati pa služi tudi za čudovit nevtralen ''smokey eye''. Fotoaparat ji vsekakor dela krivico, saj so odtenki bolj kompleksni v živo. Senčilo z belo bazo ima namreč močan ''duochrome efekt'', saj odseva močno roza ko se nanaša na kožo. Vsekakor unikaten del četvorčka. Ostali dve osnovni vijolični barvi sta sicer dobro pigmentirani, pastelno vijolična malo manj. Te odtenke bi močno priporočala svetlim damam, saj lahko preseneti z angelskim videzom. Kot pri prejšnji paletki, tudi tukaj nimam pripomb glede obstojnosti, bi pa lahko bila pastelno vijolična malo bolj pigmentirana.




Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara (14,33€) with a new separating spin, gives off a lot more than only perfectly separated lashes. What I've learned from Max Factor mascaras in the past is that they need to dry a little bit down before they fully perform. With several uses, you're only then able to notice the real difference. This particular tube of lash goodness separates and slightly volumises. I can't say it's the best at lengthening but it gives a decent volume for a plastic wand. Personally, I adore spidery lashes with several coats so this isn't a perfect fit for me. But I do love to use it in combination with more thick formulas of other mascaras. It's a lovely topper and separator if you're a bit heavy handed with other mascara.

Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Maskara (14,33€) je izboljšana formula z veliko več ločevanja trepalnic kot poprej. V preteklosti sem se od Max Factor maskar naučila predvsem to, da se najbolje obnesejo po nekajkratni uporabi z malce bolj suho formulo. O rezultatih še sicer ne morem ustvariti trdnega mnenja, vendar maskara resnično dobro loči trepalnice in jih hkrati dovolj dobro poudari z volumnom. S to maskaro se tako zlahka izognete neželjenemu ''pajkastemu videzu''. Sicer ni najboljša za podaljšanje, vendar doda ''dodatno vrednost'' trepalnicam tudi z plastično krtačko. Osebno imam raje plastenje maskar in čimbolj izrazite ''pajkaste trepalnice'', zakar tole ni idealna maskara zame. Je pa čudovita v kombinaciji z maskarami, ki imajo gostejšo formulo. Ne razumite me napačno, maskara je dobra, saj še vedno poudari trepalnice, vendar brez grudic. Če poznate False Lash Effect linijo, potem je tale enako dobra, vendar z več ločevanja. Velvet Volume je super tudi za plastenje in razčesavanje pri prekomernem nanosu ostalih maskar. Zakaj Velvet? Ker glicerin in čebelji vosek poskrbi za trepalnice, ki so na dotik še vedno mehke.



Max Factor Velvet Volume mascara in combination with thickening mascara
I'm fairly impressed with Smokey Eye Drama Kit pigmentation and performance, while Velvet Volume Mascara gives too much of a natural look for my personal taste. If you're still up for a good volumising but really separating mascara, Velvet Volume might satisfy you. Spidery lashes and clumps of mascara won't bother you anymore. As far as the eyeshadow quad goes, I can only recommend them due to high pigmentation (even without a primer) and smooth texture. Luxe Lilacs is my personal favourite and I wouldn't mind trying out Lavish Onyx too. Sumptuous Golds is way too warm toned for my skin but it would look amazing on tanned or olive skintones. You can find Max Factor beauty bits in drugstores around Europe or order on international Boots. Quads retail for around 10,54€ and mascara at about 14,33€.

Sem zadovoljna z četvorčki senčil Smokey Eye Drama Kit, saj se nanašajo brezhibno in imajo močno pigmentacijo. Le-te lahko brez pomislekov priporočam za uporabo. Luxe Lilacs je moj osebni favorit, medtem ko bo Sumptuous Golds bolje poudari zagorelo in temnejšo polt. Velvet Volume maskara sicer nikakor ni slaba, vendar poda še vedno preveč naraven videz trepalnic za moj okus. Če še iščete dobro maskaro za volumen in nesprijete trepalnice brez grudic, nikakor ne iščite dalje. Linija False Lash Effect ni zaman tako hvaljena in cenjena. Max Factor izdelke lahko poiščete v drogerijah ali lepotnih prodajalnah po Sloveniji, kjer se senčila prodajajo za okoli 10,54€ in maskara za približno 14,33€.

15 comments:

  1. Vau, paletke izgledajo čudovito :) swatchi so pa itak še lepši :) drugače pa čudovita objava ! <3

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    1. hvala Rebeka :) Poglej si še paletke v živo, boš presenečena.

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    2. bom mogla it prečekirat, čeprav že mam paletk že dosti preveč :) samo te lepe barve me bodo prepričale v nakup :)

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  2. Uau, nebi pričakovala da bodo eyeshadowi taki pigmentirani O.o Same paletke se mi zdijo precej understated, tako da so swatchi pravo presenečenje :D

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  3. Sumptuous golds palette looks gorgeous although I'm pale too but it's still so pretty! Beautiful photographs! xxx

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  4. Loving the Max Factor bits, the palettes look so stunning especially sumptuous golds. I’m loving the embossing on the shades also, and the mascara looks fab on your lashes :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  5. Zlata paleta je čisto po mojem okusu :D Izgledajo res super pigmentirane. Ne vem zakaj, ampak jaz pa se nikoli ne ustavim pri Max Factorju v trgovini. :)
    Super swatchi ;)

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    1. Zlata kar kriči Petra :D Ni najbolj stylish MF, ampak bo mogoče počasi nadgradil tudi videz za mlajšo publiko. Moja mami npr. prisega na MF.

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  6. Joj kako pigmentirane paletke :D Tele vijolične barve so čisto po mojem okusu :)

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  7. na meni pa ful ni pigmentirana ta vijolčna paleta :( pa obstojna tud slabo :S (tud z uporabo UD primerja mi te senčke popolnoma bledijo)

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    1. Jaz imam problem samo s pastelno vijola :)

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  8. Ha, zdaj ko vidim swatche te zlate paletke me pa ne pritegne več tako, kot ko sem jo videla v živo. Mi je moja pravzprav veliko lepša. Kvaliteta teh je pa krasna :)
    Maskara pa meni žal nie potegne, je bolj za tiste, ki imajo rade naraven videz.

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    1. Ne, zlata ni najbolj primerna za svetlopolte ker je enostavno pre-oranžna, pre-rumena :)
      Tvoja Taupe je pa tako za umret- bi takoj obe zamenjala za eno tvojo.

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  9. Moja mami je tudi pristaš Max Factor maskar in šmink :) Paletke pa res super izgledajo, morem malo zavit v DM :D

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