Max Factor London Olympics 2012 Makeup

I have been well and truly sucked into the buzz of the Olympics for the past two weeks and to be totally honest, I’m actually really sad that it’s coming to an end. Of course there will be the Paralympics to help ease the withdrawal…but then that’s it! All the hype and build up… over! Sob!

So with today’s closing ceremony I thought now would be a good time to show you a look from Max Factor, one of the sponsors of London 2012. The looks is something that’s right up my alley – flawless skin, healthy looking and nice and neutral – there’s also a slight pop of purple, one of the main colours that if you have been watching the games you will struggle to miss.

The look…

I was lucky enough to watch the ever-lovely Caroline Barnes create the look on a model – so I could see each of the steps to create the glowing healthy look.

We were also challenged to recreate the look ourselves – in our own way. And in the process I discovered a new product from the brand that I love – the cream blushers! They’re absolutely gorgeous, creamy and light with a fantastic glowing finish. I also really love the colour and texture of the Max Effect Lip Gloss – so light, and not at all sticky.

One side finished…

I’ve included the video above on how you can create the look yourself – it has some great tips for creating a glowing flawless healthy make-up look… so at least in the make-up I can keen the Olympic spirit alive!

Of course, don’t forget the gold nails to finish the look!



  1. August 13, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    I’ve been working as an Athlete Escort in the Victory Ceremonies and this is the look we’ve been wearing :p when we were shown the video I’m afraid to say we burst out laughing. Love the eyeliner though

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