You know, Action is such a popular store that you have to get up early if you want to get some new makeup to try out : the best things are gone in a blink of an eye. Today\’s my sixth Friday Lipstick participation and I thought it\’d be great to talk about the €0.50 Max & More lipsticks.
Some information about the Max & More lipsticks
If you want some really cheap and yet safe and quality makeup, there\’s something that you\’re not going to get : an expensive-looking packaging. I guess that\’s how it works with Max & More : their lipsticks have this really cheap-looking see-through, black and white packaging. Nothing more than useful, no actual decorations. Despite this cheap packaging, the lid is pretty resistant and the lipstick won\’t open by itself like the Lipstick & Lipliner duos.
Get used to the fact that all Max & More products are cruelty-free. I was very happy about that until I learned that all cosmetics are cruelty-free in Europe in theory (yes, apparently some brands are so over that… like L\’Oréal or so I\’ve heard, better to check that out though).
These lipsticks contain Vitamin E (natural anti-aging agent) and Aloe Vera (hydrating, softening). Yeah, I\’ve looked it up and I\’m proud of myself ! Knowing that some of the ingredients have a positive impact on the state of my skin makes me happy !
The lipsticks also have a slight vanilla scent that you only really smell if you\’ve got your nose very close.
Each pack always contains the same two colors (Honey Beige and Sweet Pink on the picture). Most lipsticks have a creamy, almost semi-matte finish but some are shiny or sparkly.
I have to admit that I have 8 lipsticks when I only wanted 4 or 5 max at the beginning but since they\’re a combo… Anyways, the colors are beautiful and these are great value for the price I\’ve paid.
SWATCHES OF THE MAX & MORE LIPSTICKS
Nude, Honey Beige, Sweet Pink, Fuchsia
Nude is more of a golden color than a nude one. The texture of the lipstick is awful. In this \”nude\” color, there is glitter that hurts the lips. The don\’t melt away and each time you rub your lips together, you feel them really well – too well in fact. That\’s a kind a lipscrub formula gone wrong – run away !
Honey Beige is one of my favorites : a perfect everyday nude. Actually I had doubts about this one because I feared it would be too brown but it is perfect.
Sweet Pink is a color I\’d definitely wear more often if it weren\’t shimmery. It\’s an everyday pink on the sheer side : well, I\’m more of an opaque matte kind of girl… Guess I won\’t be wearing it much.
Fuchsia is one of my favorites although I wondered if I should get it back in the store because you know, sometimes you don\’t know what kind of color you\’re going to get. If I\’m light-handed, I get a kind of mauve color and I get a bright and beautiful opaque fuchsia color with several layers.
Raspberry, Dazzling Red, Moroccan Rose, Vamp Red
Raspberry had the exact raspberry color : a vivid hot pink that I\’m definitely not going to wear outside. It\’s very bright and beautiful.
Dazzling Red is a more red version of Raspberry but still has pink undertones. Really a summery color.
Moroccan Rose is one of my favorites too. All I have to do is be light-handed when I apply it so it won\’t appear bright. It\’s a special antique pink with something of mauve undertones. Amazing.
Last lipstick : Vamp Red. Also one of my faves. I really like it but is it brown or is it red ? Anyway, it\’s not really bright and shiny and you only notice its red undertones in the sunlight.
My opinion about the Max & More lipsticks ?
Some are a bit drier that the others and in general those are the ones that have a more matte finish. They last about 3 to 4 hours without eating or drinking and they have a real hydrating power. However, you should get a lipscrub and apply some lipbalm before the lipstick if you have dry lips because they do mark the dry patches a bit.
Max & More offers more colors in this range : hot pink, orange… Colors I\’m definitely not buying. I\’d really like the brand to release some more nude colors though, and why not some crazy colors like black, purple or blue ?
What are you favorite colors in this collection ?
A bit more about Max & More and their lipsticks…