Saturday, 9 April 2011

Swatched: Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow

I got this Max Factor eyeshadow duo stick thingy free when I bought their False Lash Effect Fusion mascara (reviewed a few posts back)

The eyeshadow features a double ended crayon designed to make the infamous 'smoky eye' look easier to create.  I picked it up in the shade Onyx which is a silvery white/black duo.

The lighter crayon is rounded so you can apply it across the whole lid whilst the darker shade is tapered (like a lipstick) so you can precisely define the eye. When swatched the silver/white has a frost finish whilst the black shade features (quite large) chunks of glitter.

The consistency of the shadows is easy to blend but it does feel slightly greasy to the touch which may not bode well for lasting power. I'm unlikely to find out for sure though as the colours really aren't my cup of tea (this was the only colourway they had left in my teeny local Boots) Also as mentioned here I'm not exactly glitter's biggest fan either but hope the swatches are of use all the same!

The stick retails at £7.99 or is free for a limited time when you buy certain Max Factor mascaras.

Until next time,