Friday, 6 March 2015

Coming Up Rosy - Max Factor Spring '15

Hey all! It is so nice here today, coinciding perfectly with the beginning of my few days off work, so i'm making the absolute most of it. I've been working in the garden a little bit, planting some bits and pieces and starting off some seeds indoors, and took a trip into town with John earlier to have a walk around and pick up mother's day presents for our mams. I needed some new foundation and the Max Factor counter surprised me with a lovely little free gift! I love when these come out, they're such good value for money and always really seasonal. This 'Coming Up Rosy' box is spring themed and free when you spend £15 at any Max Factor counter, and contains:

  • Colour Elixer Lipstick in Star Dust Pink 
  • Glossfinity Nail Varnish in Pink'ed
  • 24 False Lash Effect Mascara in Black
  • £2 / €3.50 off any Facefinity or Skin Luminizer All Day Primer or Foundation
The selection is a very pink one, perfect for early Spring and was put together by Caroline Barnes, a make-up artist whose comments and tips are included in the box in a little booklet. I'm interested to try out the mascara, as i'm a fan of the standard False Lash Effect -  I wonder if this is any noticeably longer-lasting. 

The Pink'ed nail varnish is a lovely colour, sort of nude undertones but with a hint of orange brightness. I'm not sure how it'll look with my skin tone, as I think it'll look better with a tan, but i'm going to give it a try and if not it'll be passed onto my sister, more that likely. I also bought this lovely little mini varnish in Cactus Green, which caught my eye as I don't actually have any green varnishes! These little minis are really handy as they last ages and are great to chuck into makeup bags and try out new colours. 

This lipstick is super difficult to photograph! It's a much milder and lighter pink in real life than it looks here, and has an almost frosted sort of finish, which i've always been a bit scared of with my pale skin. I actually sort of love it though?? It's bright and light without being too in your face, and as always with Colour Elixer, the application is a dream, smooth and creamy and plain lovely. This is going into my makeup bag for sure. 

I am wearing: Max Factor Facefinity 3 in 1 Foundation, Avon Ideal Luminous Blush, Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Gold Amazon, Boots Collection Pressed Powder in 18 Ivory, Max Factor 24 False Lash Effect Mascara and Soap and Glory, and apparently, a whole lot of hair. I seriously need a haircut!

You can pick up this free gift at any Boots Max Factor counter whilst stocks last, so make sure you get them while they're still around! 

- Natalie XOX

(This was a free gift associated with a purchase I made with my own money - all opinions are my own)