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Review | Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Mulberry 685.

For today’s post I thought I would share with you a new beauty
find of mine – a bold and beautiful lipstick – which has become my new summer
favourite. If you regularly read my blog you’ll know I’m obsessed with
lipsticks and am constantly adding newbies to my ever-growing stash, but I’ve
been really impressed with this drug store gem.

Max Factor is a brand that I’m not too familiar with. I’ve used a
few of their mascaras over the years but have never really ventured into their
lip products and I’m not quite sure why. Whilst out shopping last weekend I
picked up this pretty, deep salmon-pink shade and after just a few days of wear its become a firm favourite in my collection.

Firstly, I really like the packaging for the Mulberry Colour Elixir Lipstick. It’s £7.99 but looks quite luxurious with its gold finish and imprinted product and I love the mark of the ‘X’ on the lipstick itself. It gives a really classy edge and is something you don’t usually see with drug store lipsticks, although this is probably found on the higher end of the beauty scale.

The shade is gorgeous. It’s something that I believe will suit a range of skin tones and hair colours, and can be worn all year round as it’s light enough to be worn in spring/summer but still deep enough to rock those black outfits in autumn/winter. This colour is instant and very bold and vibrant. It is also buildable so you can really vamp up your look. I would also say that the durability of this lipstick is really impressive. It stays bold and bright for hours and require little top ups. The swatch below shows the colour perfectly, although it doesn’t justify the gorgeous satin finish.

Max Factor’s Colour Elixir lipsticks contain skin emollients, conditioners and anti oxidants to nourish and moisturise the lips, which I absolutely love. It keeps your lips super hydrated, so will be great in the summer with heat and in the winter with the cold and wind, and it really cares for them. This moisture is what gives the lipstick its satin finish, and it really is luxurious in my opinion. You’d never guess I paid just £7.99 as it really does rival that of a MAC satin lipstick.

I’m blown away by the quality of Max Factor Colour Elixir in Mulberry and I will definitely be adding more to my collection. Bold, deep pigmentation, a formula that moisturises and looks after you lips, and a long lasting finish? What more could you want?!

Have you tried this lipstick?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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19 Comments

  1. Emmys Beauty Cave
    July 16, 2015 / 8:46 am

    Such a stunning shade! I have this lipstick in the shade English Rose i think its called and absolutely love it xEmma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 16, 2015 / 10:34 am

      Ooh English Rose sounds lovely! xx

  2. Siobhan Murphy
    July 16, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I've also never tried any of their lipsticks before but I did actually pick one up the other day in the clearance section in Tesco and after reading your review I can't wait to actually use it! xowww.thebeautybaker.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 16, 2015 / 10:35 am

      Ooh you'll have to let me know what you think of it! : ) xx

  3. Nastya Deutsch
    July 16, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    What if we follow each other? Let me know, sweetie!With love, Nastya Deutsch ♥http://nastyadeutsch.blogspot.ru/

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 17, 2015 / 10:39 am

      Thanks x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 17, 2015 / 10:39 am

      It really is perfect for the summer : ) thank you India xx

  4. Emily M
    July 16, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I haven't really ventured into MaxFactor's lip products either, I think I have one lipstick from them stashed away somewhere unused though! Love the shade of this, and the packaging is gorgeous – I like the X on the lipstick too! Great review xemily x ❤ | emilyloula

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 17, 2015 / 10:38 am

      Ahh you need to use it – I'm sure it will be lush on you! : ) Thanks Emily! xx

  5. Charlee Greenhalgh
    July 16, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Fab post, I love the look of the shade Mulberry and I love the name 😉 I have to agree it looks so luxurious I definitely need to invest in some more Max Factor as it’s one of those brands I just seem to pass when in Boots. Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 17, 2015 / 10:38 am

      Thank you Charlee : ) it's a lush name isn't it hehe? Definitely give it a try – although I know you have a million lipsticks in your stash 😉 xx

  6. Charlotte
    July 17, 2015 / 1:46 am

    I haven't tried many Max Factor lipsticks either, I'm not really sure why as the ones I do have, I love. I agree re-packaging, they have definitely taken on a more high-end look.Barbie Sparkles | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 17, 2015 / 10:36 am

      I'm really surprised by how good they are! I love the classy packaging! xx

  7. The Elle Next Door
    July 17, 2015 / 7:18 am

    Ooh I absolutely love this colour. True, bright reds don't really work on me so this looks like the perfect bold lip :)Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 17, 2015 / 10:36 am

      It's gorgeous on too! : ) you should defo give it a try hun! xxx

  8. Hannah Cornish
    July 17, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Definitely looks a lot more luxurious than its £8 price tag! Gorgeous colour xxHannah x hannatalks

  9. Jordan Hathaway
    July 17, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    This looks gorgeous! xJordan Alice

  10. SheerBeauty (Kayla)
    July 19, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Pretty colour!KaylaSheer Beauty Blog

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