Friday, 25 May 2012

MAX FACTOR:: Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow (Bronze Haze)

I got this as a gift with the purchase of Max Factor's False Lash Effect Mascara (Gold)
the name is pretty self-explanatory! it's an eyeshadow pen to achieve a smoky eye look :)

step 1 is the lighter colour (gold/beige) with a rounded edge
and step 2 is the darker colour for the outer third of your eye (dark brown)
and this has a flat, pointed tip which means you can angle the pen
to create your crease and the outer shadow etc.

i actually read the reviews after my purchase and realised that there were quite a few negative reviews
as most of the customers complained about the eyeshadow pen/stick to smudge easily
or that the eyeshadow pen would snap easily (after the first use or so)

thankfully, my eyeshadow stick did not snap after the first use
because i didn't need to apply much pressure to see the results! :)
the eyeshadows are quite creamy which means that it is a smooth and easy roll-on application,
but because it is a creamy eyeshadow, it does tend to smudge quite easily (especially in heat!)

i wore it to play top-golf (for the first time!) in 26°C heat!
and the colour wore off a little for my triple eyelid (left eye), 
and the pencil eyeliner on the top of my mono-lid (right eye)
transferred onto the eyeshadow which caused some smudging..
but that's nothing a re-application can't fix! :)
also, if it's going to be a long day and you don't have time to be fixing it,
just apply some primer before using the product! :)

they have quite a few colours as well -
pink plume, blue tempe, onyx smoke, purple dust, silver storm, 
indigo mist, citrus thunder and bronze haze (the one i got!)
this is definitely something i'd use if i was in a hurry (i usually am haha)
and it's something that fits in bags of all sizes!

so all in all..

easy application
easy for blending
variety of shimmery colours
light and small (to fit in a handbag)
generous amount of eyeshadow

smudges easily
has been known to snap easily
doesn't last very long in the heat

thank you for reading!

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