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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Review: Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss in Captivating Ruby

Hi everyone!
Remember my post about Max Factor makeup demo at the second BBMeetUp? One of the items I got in the goodie bag is this Colour Elixir Gloss in Captivating Ruby. Check out my full review below ^^

Name: Colour Elixir Gloss
Shade: #30 Captivating Ruby
Brand: Max Factor
Origin: UK (Made in Ireland)
Content: - (unstated)
Usage span: 12 months
Price: IDR 100.000

Polybutene, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Oleyl Alcohol, Candelilla Cera, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, BHT, Propylparaben, Aroma, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate [+/- Cl 77891, Cl 45410, Cl 73360, Cl 15850, CI 15985, CI 19140, CI 77499, CI 42090]

This glamorous high-shine lip gloss adds a fresh pop of color to your look, without all the stickiness. Lips feel smooth, moisturized, and definitely alluring.

  • Incredible High Shine finish
  • Infused with Shine Enhancers & Smoothing Oil
  • Conditioning formula that leaves lips moisturized and silky smooth
  • Available in a range of subtle to vibrant shades

Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss comes in a tube and a common applicator for lip gloss. Thus, I can't say much about the packaging. However, one important thing is that Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss is quite petite and sturdy, making it very much travel-friendly. One minus point from the packaging though, there's insufficient product information printed (ingredients, content). Thus, you have to search the complete product information on Max Factor's website.

Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss has creamy texture, very gloss-like but not too greasy. I usually don't like to wear lip gloss because beside that lip gloss always feels greasy on my lips and dries out my lips. But the greasiness of Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss is not that extent and I pretty much can handle it. Anyway, it has this sweet-candy-like, almost like vanilla, scent. It's really nice since lip glosses usually have quite unpleasant smell.

one coat - after about 4 hours

If you see the swatch on my hand above, the color of Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss is bright red but when applied to my lips, the color turned out pretty natural. The color would be gone after eating or after about 4 hours without eating. Although the color would be gone a little bit after drinking, you won't have to touch up. Compared to other lip gloss I've tried before, this Max Factor's Colour Elixir Gloss doesn't dry out my lips that much, although at the end of the day I would still get chapped lips but not that severe.

Travel-friendly and sturdy packaging
Bright but still natural color
Not-too-greasy texture
Affordable price
Nice scent

A little bit drying to my lips
Insufficient product information on the packaging

Ratings: 3,5/5

I love how this lip gloss doesn't feel too greasy on my lips but on the other hand, it still dries out my lips. Would love to try another shade, though ^^

You can find this product at Max Factor counters inside several department stores like Sogo or Metro.

Readers, what kind of lip product do you prefer? Have you tried any Max Factor product before? Share your thoughts by leaving some comments below ^^

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  1. looks good

  2. kelihatannya kering banget yah setelah bbrp lama :O

  3. still finding the heartmate gloss.. warnanya cantik banget cuma kemasannya kurang memprovokasi ya.. IMO :)


    1. iya warnanya bagus :3 mnrt aku sih packaging nya normal tp kesan elegannya ada, tp ya balik lg selera org kan beda" :b

  4. I most love lip tint than any other lip product since it tend to last longer than lipstick, in my opinion
    And tint is easier to apply

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    1. I do love lip tints a lot too but lip tints don't work to well if you want a full-lips look ^^ lip tints are fine for daily use, though~

  5. packagingnya kelihatan mahal nath :D
    biasa aku pakai lip gloss malah ga bkin bibir kering, tp lembapin sih hihi..
    cb klo bs dpt wrna pink lip gloss nya XD

    1. iya ci :3 aku nga tau jg nih bibir aku gmpg bgt kering hahaha
      aku jg td nya mau yg nude gitu tp dptnya yg merah ><

  6. Ahhh... luckily you got this. Aku nggak kedapetan krn paling akhir :(
    Ini jatuhnya mirip lip tint ya dibibir. But it looks good on you.
    nice post!


    1. mgkn nga dpt krn nga bikin pre-event post khusus buat max factor nya ya? hehe nga gt mirip lip tint sih aslinya, mirip lip gloss tp ng terlalu berminyak ^^
      thank you! :D

  7. kirain bakalan persis warna ruby yg merona bnget warna ny gitu, tapi hasil nya natural ya.
    harga nya murah juga hihi.


    1. iya awalnya jg aku pikir gt tp ternyata ckp wearable buat daily ^^


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