Last week I was invited to see Caroline Barnes discuss Max Factor’s new launches for Autumn.
I’ve worked with many make-up artists in my career and Caroline is the Gold Standard that the others should aim for. Down-to-earth, approachable, friendly, excellent at what she does – and most astonishingly – no diva-like behaviour. At all. Ditto. Others take note.
It’s always nice to see someone at the top of their game discussing what they love and this was no exception.
Max Factor’s Colour Elixir Lipsticks contain green tea, shea, avocado and aloe butters and are designed to give a smoother surface to the lip thus making the colour ‘pop’ more.
They come in 15 shades and are £7.99. Nice to see sensible pricing in the world of £35.00 and up lipsticks. (Don’t get me started.) I’ve enjoyed rediscovering a good lippie lately and have used Ruby Tuesday and Mulberry so far. Both feel good on the lip – I hate that chalky feeling you get from some lipsticks – you know when you can really ‘feel’ that you’re wearing it? Not so with this. Smooth and soft – like it says on the box.
|Mulberry – my favourite so far|
Launching at the same time is Ageless Elixir 2 in 1 Foundation + Serum.
Aimed at the woman who needs anti-ageing benefits it contains niacinamide (a big tick from me), green tea, Vitamin E and SPF15. As someone who gets her SPF from make-up only – that part is key. As my skin is still prone to breakouts I’m waiting till the colder weather to give this one a go and so will review properly further along the Autumn. It comes in 6 shades and retails at £12.99.
Both products are on counter now.