Max Factor Honey Lacquer Honey Rose

petek, oktober 20, 2017

Max Factor's been doing some pretty interesting launches recently, currently it's all about the Healthy Skin Harmony foundation, but before that Honey Lacquers were the centre of attention. Admittedly I'm not a fan of glossy lips, but this one is one of those that's balmy and comfortable, so on me it works as a lip balm substitute. These might be the most glamourous looking lip glosses in the drugstore, so they get my thumbs up for that.

Texture: As you'd expected from the name this is a lip gloss-lipstick hybrid, so a very pigmented gloss that's close to full coverage. Compared to some others like Rimmel's Apocalips and L'Oreal's Lip Paints this isn't quite as pigmented, but light shades usually differ in pigmentation to the darker ones. Formula is comfortable, it doesn't move a lot, it isn't sticky at all and stays nicely even with time. Finish is shiny, or better said creamy-shiny and like at all such products the shine starts to fade fast, but a small level of shine lasts to the end. Formula reminds me of their old Silky Glosses in terms of application, wear and comfort, but these are a big step up in terms of pigmentation.

Colour: Honey Rose is the lightest shade in the range and it's a pale cool toned pink that would be a best seller in the late 00's. I find it's a very difficult shade to pull off because it's so pale and so cool, but it might work over a darker lipstick. I'd actually pick a different shade for myself, I love the look of Honey Nude which is a more natural looking nude shade.

Scent: The scent is exactly the same as at their Silky glosses, so a vanilla type of scent, but it's not a gourmand type neither the synthetic/car freshener type.

Staying power: I didn't expect much given that it's such a pale shade, but this manages to stick on the lips for several hours. It won't look like freshly applied and glossy, but the colour is still there.

Packaging: The stand out feature of this product is the packaging. The formula is nothing special in terms of what else is on the market, but such a pretty packaging is rare in the drugstore. Gold details make it stand out among the crowd. The doe foot applicator is a classic one and easy to use.

These cost 9.49 € in drugstores. We have six colours in Slovenia that range from nudes to some darker red and violet shades.

Have a great day!

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