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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review

Max Factor is a brand that has recently won me over with all their new and rather innovative products. My most recent find is their mousse come gel hybrid eyeshadow formula - Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows: cooling, comfortable and more importantly quick and easy to apply. I have yet to find anything more suited to balmy weather conditions, nor a product more ideal for a quick wash of colour when time is of the essence.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review
Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review
Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review

The Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows come presented in small, screw top glass jars which do have the appearance of a more expensive and dare I say it high end product. Despite the main body of the packaging being constructed from glass (reinforced glass, may I add), they are sturdy and travel well. In the past I have struggled with cream eyeshadow packaging, on occasion the opening of the jar is not wide enough for use with fingers or a large fully brush. Luckily this is not the case with the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows, as a matter of a fact they house even the chubbiest of fingers (yep that would be me) and largest of brushes with ease.


Shown above in order: 05 Crystal, 10 Pearl, 15 Pink Opal, 20 Copper, 25 Bronze and 30 Onyx .

The Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows come in six, universally and somewhat neutral shades:
- 05 Crystal - a soft, shimmering pink come nude tinged ivory.
- 10 Pearl - oddly a green tinged white, that reflects yellow in certain lights.
- 15 Pink Opal - a light, blue toned lavender come pink hue.
- 20 Copper - a yellow, mid toned, golden brown.
- 25 Bronze - a beautiful, rich and again golden tinged brown shade.
- 30 Onyx - black, black with an abundance of silver shimmer particles.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review
Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review

As beautiful as the shades may be, it is the formula that has won me over. Describing Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows is no easy task: whipped, lightweight, soft, creamy yet not cream, gel based yet not solid - it is one you really need to try for yourself to fully understand. I believe they draw some lines of comparrison to Tom Ford's Cream Colour fo Eyes (Bronze is a dupe for the Tom Ford shade Spice, or so I've been told). Despite the thin and cooling texture the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows are beyond pigmented, so much so that it is best to approach with a less is more mind set. The beauty of the formula is that you can sheer the shadows out for a quick wash of colour, or apply in layers for a more intense, metallic finish. The choice is yours. If that is not enough being a cream formula you can apply as an eye liner or in the case of the lighter shades as facial highlighters. As an added bonus the Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows can be used in place of a primer or an eyeshadow base product.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review
Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows Review

Despite being shimmery come metallic in finish, the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows are ridiculously flattering; they do not have the tendency to crease, crumble nor fade. As they are more illuminating than glitter based they suit all ages (that's not to say over a certain age you can't wear glitter, because you can) and offer a soft focus, splash of colour - all without gathering and looking crêpey. It's not often that I get to say an eyeshadow is moisturising, easy to apply and long wearing (around 7 hours per application), all without a primer but Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows is exactly that! 

Your make up bag needs at least one shade and at £7.99 each they won't break the bank.
You can find all six shades of the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows via Boots - link.

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32 comments:

  1. Interesting, I've read only bad reviews from the bloggers in my country. They say they don't stay on the eyelids at all, because they're too creamy.

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  2. These look really interesting, I love the look of the bronzy shade x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These are so pretty! I have the light lilac shade but I barely use it and need to reach for it more.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  4. I'll defo have to try one of these at some point, they look gorgeous. I think the purple one is my fave!
    Random Brilliance With Me

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  5. OMg these are beautiful <3
    http://aamnahkhan.blogspot.com/

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  6. These look amazing! Love the look of Copper especially, may have to purchase next time I'm in Boots.

    Laura | lauzylouu
    xxx

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  7. These look really nice! If you like these then you should definitely try the Maybelline 24 hour colour tattoos. They have the exact same packaging, are long lasting and are only £5.99 I believe. I will hopefully pick one of these up:)

    www.cookiebow.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Those colours!!! I also love how perfect they all look before you have touched them!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  9. I've not tried any of these yet. I don't have any eye products like this. The formula is so unique.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  10. These little beauties look gorgeous! Like a more shimmery version of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos :)
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  11. I'm drawn to all of these shades, especially the pastels which I wouldn't usually go for but wow the varied pigments are great!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  12. The copper and bronze shades look lovely!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  13. These are so so stunning, it would be hard to choose just a few shades! defo something i will have to look for in the shops.

    http://tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. These look really interesting! i love the copper one it reminds me of a discontinued tom ford cream colour for eyes!

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  15. I love the copper shade! It looks like a good everyday, no fuss kind of product.

    hollyolivia2512.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. These are very pretty =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. These colours are lovely and it's so great that they can be used as a primer

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  18. I wonder why they don't sell Max Factor around where I live anymore...? Hmm. Too bad for me...

    B L O G LO V I N » EARTHTONARA

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  19. damnit i'm gonna need some of these. I am drawn to the greeny pearl one. lovely!

    http://www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh my gosh I love these! I use Copper practically everyday, it's such a good base and increases wear of eyeshadow, as well as being beautiful on it's own!

    www.itssarahann.com

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  21. These sound perfect for summer, I definitely need to get my hands on Crystal and Copper. Maxfactor are really stepping up with their make up launches recently x

    peoniesandlilies.com

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  22. These look lovely, The copper, bronze and goldy shades look amaze!
    Mantenso xx
    She's AbouThat Life

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  23. I am soooo excited to try this! Maybe I can get my hands on at least three just to try out :-) And since they are pretty affordable, I won't feel bad treating myself even though i've been shopping like a crazy person lately ;-)

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  24. I am soooo excited to try this! Maybe I can get my hands on at least three just to try out :-) And since they are pretty affordable, I won't feel bad treating myself even though i've been shopping like a crazy person lately ;-)

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  25. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous! I love the black & purple shades. Glad to here these don't crease, that would be my main concern!

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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  26. These are so, so stunning! I adore the look of the lilac one swatched and I have wanted to wear lilac shadows for awhile now - definitely one for me to check out. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous. I so wish Max Factor would come back to the U.S. I always liked their products and lately they've been coming out with some great things. :)

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  28. These look so pigmented! It's hard to pick a favourite! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I got Bronze and Copper. They are VERY creamy, which actually makes them a little hard to blend. I find they blend patchy. The colours are really intense. Bronze though looks good on green eyes (see Viviannadoesmakeup). I have grey-blue eyes and copper looks best on me. I find the formular of the Maybelline Colour Tatoos easier to blend and also prettier in the effect they give to the eyes (I love On and On Bronze or Bad to the Bronze, I think it has two names, depending on the country).

    Lena HillOnTour

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