Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kit 02 Lavish Onyx

sobota, september 26, 2015


This was pleasant surprise from Max Factor. I've never tried their eyeshadows before, but if they are all anything like these, then I've been missing out. I got this at about the same time as Catrice's Chocolate Nudes, which unlike the rest of their palettes, did not impress me and it's a lot less pigmented compared to this one from Max Factor. The new quads are available in several combinations of shades, but this one is most "me".


These are very soft, pigmented eyeshadows and I actually like to apply them with the sponge applicator that is added to the palette because it picks up and deposits a lot of colour on the lids, plus it's actually easier to use than a brush, since the middle two compartments are very narrow. The only problem with this palette is fall out which is a consequence of the eyeshadows being so soft that they almost remind me of pressed pigments. 


The lightest colour is a champagne gold with intense shimmer. It's the loosest of out the four and has considerable fall down, but I use it in the inner corners for a more awake appearance. The second shade is my absolute favourite, a medium bronzy-brown shade that is similar to colours like Urban Decay's YDK and one of the shades in the Catrice's Nude palette. It's buttery and very pigmented, also it blends nicely. The shade below it is a bit out of place to me. It's a dark grey-navy with a similar texture than the one above, but I can't seem to combine this shade into the look. The last shade is a matte, dark cool toned brown that is perfect for outer corners. The one thing that bothers me at this shade is that a lot of the colour is quickly blended away when doing makeup. 

Also wearing it here.

These last decently well and don't crease a lot on my normal lids, but I can't tell you how they would behave on oily ones.

These palettes aren't the cheapest at 12.99€ for four eyeshadow that are actually quite small, however, these are really good quality. They're not Urban Decay's, but they are very pigmented, blend well and last well enough for powder eyeshadows. They have fall out, though it's mostly the lightest shade that is problematic. I can't really figure out what to do with that navy-grey and I'd prefer something brown instead, but I love the second shade in this palette and wear it often. The packaging is small and very travel friendly, but I can't get over the price for a drugstore eyeshadow quad.

Have a great day!

*PR product.

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17 comments

  1. Ta zgleda zelo lepo :) Mene je pa Luxury Lilacs malo razočarala, ker ni tako obstojna, temen odtenek pa je zelo slab na vekah :S

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    1. Viola pri meni ne bi šla v promet :D Sploh nisem nič swatchala ostale, tako da ne vem, če se kvaliteta kaj razlikuje od teh.

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    1. Sem si zapomnila, da je tebi zelo všeč :)

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  3. I absolute love the bronzy brown shade! The others are not so "me" (the navy grey in particular), so I think I'll go for the Catrice's Absolute Nude Palette. I already own the Matte Palette, I like it, but I'm not so impressed. Have a great day <3

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    1. Absolute Nude is worth checking out :) All shades are shimmery, so you might like the texture more than that of matte.

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  4. I got this quad, too :) The quality is very good, indeed. According to the producer's info, the dark brown is supposed to be a brow powder, but I also use it for the outer corner :)

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    1. I don't use anything on my brows ever, so I use the darkest shade for the outer corners as well :)

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  5. Meni je pa tale navy-grey odtenek zelo lep! Škoda res, da so tako dragi, bi še kakšnega probala, pa me cena in zaloge že obstoječih senčil odvrnejo...čeprav glede na tvojo oceno in Simonino, imam že veliko senčil doma, ki so podobnih odtenkov in boljše kvalitete...

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    1. Predragi so za drogerije. Za ta denar raje kupim dve paletki od Catrice, pa imam še več barv :). Kvaliteta je boljša od MF, ampak vseeno me cena odbija.

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  6. Mene te njihove palete nekako ne prepričajo. Sicer senčila izgledajo lelo pigmentirana in bi se na meni verjetno obnašala isto kot na tebi zaradi nemastnih vek, ampak vseeno se mi pa ne zdijo dovolj posebna za nakup. Mogoče, če bi bili kaki veseli barviti odtenki ... :D

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    1. Tudi mene ne bi pritegnila na stojalu. Saj so lepa, ampak kjer je tisto nekaj extra special, da bi rekel wau to moram pa takoj imet. Če bi bile 6 € bi šle veliko lažje v promet, ampak po taki ceni jih pa ne bo veliko, ki bo raje izbralo MF četvorček namesto npr. Catrice paletke.

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  7. The bronzy shade is worth the whole palette! :D

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    1. There is a very similar one in Catrice's Nude pallette, which is cheaper, however, it is not nearly as soft nor is it as pigmented :)

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  8. Če bi namesto sivkaste dale še eno kickass rjavkasto senčko, bi jo mogoče še kupila, ker so mi preostali trije odtenki krasni :)

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    1. Yup, tale modro-siva ne paše zraven. Jaz bi dala kakšno mat taupe notri za v crease :)

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  9. You did a great simple eye look and those bronze shades are very pretty. Seems like a good purchase.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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