Do you ever wish that you looked like someone else?
I haven’t – although I have wished that I could have Miranda Kerr’s body, Angelina Jolie’s lips and Kate Hudsons hair
I am never going to have those things – but I do like getting inspired by photographs that I see in magazines, or makeup that I see on the big screen.
I am a lover of a beautiful natural face that is defined, so when I was asked if I would like to try some Max Factor products that are part of the ‘Modern Icons’ campaign I was definitely interested.
Led by Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath (@PatMcGrathreal), Max Factor is celebrating 100 years of glamorous transformations by recreating some of the most influential beauty looks of the past on creative inspiration Gwyneth Paltrow.
Gwyneth Paltrow: 1970s Beauty Transformation
Get-the-Look – Inspired by Farrah Fawcett
I was sent a parcel of Max Factor products that had been used to create the look on Gwyneth.
When I received the package I suddenly realised that I don’t own that many Max Factor products. I’m not sure why I don’t but after trialling them I am definitely going to search out other products to add to this collection.
Eyeshadows in Burnt Bark, Savage Rose and Auburn Envy $12.95 ea
The eyeshadows have a sheen/glittery consistency which is not recommended for my age group but I am really happy to report that they looked gorgeous.
The three colours of Burnt bark, Savage rose and Auburn Envy work beautifully together and I have found myself regularly using them with other eyeshadows in my collection for different looks.
Blush in Mulberry and Classic Rose $21.95 ea
As a blush lover I am surprised that I haven’t used a Max Factor blush before – they are gorgeous.
I regularly wear two or more shades of blush each day so when it was suggested that Liz Kelsh used Mulberry as the base blush and then added the Classic Rose on the apples of the cheeks I was quite happy to follow suit.
My favourite of the two blushes is the classic rose as it is a perfect colour to add that ‘just flushed’ look without looking ‘overdone’. They last extremely well throughout the day so have been getting a regular workout over the last month or so.
False Lash Effect Mascara $24.95
I have heard great things about the False Lash Effect mascara and I was initially shocked at the size of the brush. It is HUGE!
Sadly I am a little disappointed by this mascara. It is nice – but it just doesn’t give my lashes the ‘false lash effect’
I do like the natural look that it offers, which is perfect for every day, but it is not enough for me when I am going for a dramatic eye.
Colour X pert liquid liner $19.95
The Colour X pert is a liquid liner which is in a true black. I wouldn’t use this if I was wanting to achieve a fine defined line as it is much better suited to a dramatic line due to the thicker point.
My tip would be to draw fine dashes along the lashline and then fill them in so that you have more control of the wand. The finished result was a lovely dramatic thick black lined eye that definitely suited the 70’s look that Liz was going for.
Max Factor Face Finity all day flawless 3 in 1 foundation $31.95 is a lovely foundation that claims to take the place of primer, foundation and concealer.
I find it leaves me with a semi matte finish that requires no powder to set. I feel that it may be better suited to those of you who have less dry skin as I prefer my foundation to have a more dewy finish, however it would be fabulous in warmer weather and humidity.
You will see in the photo above that I have not magically transformed into the gorgeous Gwyneth, but I have achieved a lovely look that is suitable for both day and night.
I am particularly fond of the Burnt bark eyeshadow as it adds definition to the crease without being as harsh as a black to achieve a more daytime appropriate smokey eye.
Max Factor products are available at Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline, selected pharmacy outlets and online at shop.heatgroup.com.au
Do you have any favourite Max Factor products?
I would love some more suggestions so I can check more of their products out.