I really like the colour combination of this dual-ended creamy shadow-pencil product from Max Factor. They are perfectly ‘on-trend’ for Autumn – deep purple and khaki. I love that they aren’t the ‘standard’ smoky eye combination but can see that they would still work and not be too scary on. Before I get further into this post I have to say I haven’t giving these a ‘proper’ test yet (I haven’t worn them for a night out yet, just messing around the house) so I can’t say about staying power but I can talk about the colours and how easy it was to use.
Well, as I already said – I like the colours and I’m suitably impressed with the pigmentation. In the swatch picture I have done two lines of each shade – one is swiped once and the other is a couple of times to build intensity. I like how the crayons are shaped differently, although it would perhaps be nice if they were both the same shape as then you can switch them around a bit more and break the ‘step one’ and ‘step two’ rules… (I’m such a rebel…) as I quite like the idea of a khaki lid with purple liner.
The crayons are creamy and easy to blend – my gut feeling is that they wouldn’t last well without a decent primer, but as I said – I can’t comment on this for sure, they just feel like they will crease.
Overall – lovely colours, good pigmentation and OK texture. Like the concept of this as easy to apply – I think they will suit anyone who likes the slightly disheveled ‘rock chic’ type of smokey eye – just swipe on, smudge and you’re good to go!
The Smoky Eye effect shadow is £7.99 from Boots and the colour combination here is called ‘purple dust’.
**The Small Print**
PR sample sent for review.