Spring is by far my favourite season! The picnic-perfect weather, the flowers and the pastel colours make spring one of the most colourful times of the year. In order to celebrate, I decided to create a fresh and glowy makeup look, which you can easily recreate this spring.
Today’s post is in collaboration with Max Factor and I will be featuring three of their products which I hadn’t tried before – the Natural Eyebrow Styler, the 2000 Calorie Curl Addict Mascara, and the new Velvet Mattes Lipstick in ‘Nude’.
The Natural Eyebrow Styler is a clear gel, perfect for achieving groomed eyebrows that stay in place all day. This comes with a twisted wire brush, similar to a mascara wand, which ensures an even application across your entire eyebrow. You can either use this on its own to set your brows in place, or alternatively you can first fill in your brows using an eyebrow pencil or a powder, then apply the clear gel over the top, just like I did here. The formula has been designed to work well either way, so there’s no need to worry about your eyebrow pencil or powder smudging once you apply this. Although this applies quite shiny at first, it dries to a matte finish giving you a completely natural look.
I’m a big fan of the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, so I was very excited to try out the 2000 Calorie Curl Addict Mascara. My eyelashes are naturally quite long, so I always look for mascaras that can curl my lashes and give them some volume – and this mascara promises both! The first thing I noticed about this mascara is that it has got a rather big, curved brush with dense fibre bristles. I much prefer mascaras with fibre bristles as opposed to plastic wands, so I was super happy about this. Once I applied the mascara I noticed that the curved wand curled my lashes really nicely, and although the mascara added some volume to my eyelashes, it did not make them clumpy – unlike some other mascaras that promise to add volume. This mascara is perfect if you’re after something that will give your lashes some curl and volume, without making them look unnatural.
My final (and favourite) product is the Velvet Mattes Lipstick in ‘Nude’. As you can see from the pictures above, this lipstick is a gorgeous dusky pink-nude shade – literally the perfect spring lipstick shade for everyday! The lipstick feels super creamy and moisturising on the lips and dries to a semi-matte finish. It’s pointed tip also makes it really easy to apply precisely, without the need of a lip liner, and I found that the formula is pretty long lasting on the lips too – even after eating a snack or two! This is definitely a lipstick I plan on reaching for quite a lot this spring. Max Factor will be releasing this lipstick in 7 different shades altogether, including some pink, red and coral shades, which I would highly recommend checking out.
What are your favourite products from Max Factor?
*This post contains PR samples.*