The new Max Factor "Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick" was something I hadn't really heard too much about before buying. I had seen one in a bloggers haul and without knowing anything about it (other than what the packaging looked like), I knew I had to have them.
Firstly the price is AMAZING!!! At only $9.95 each (and no I didn't do a typo!), these lip crayons are so afforable and yet so luxy.
The packaging is really simple and sophisticated. They look much more expensive than their $10 price tag.
Because I wasn't sure what the formula or quality was like, I bought 2 colours from Priceline, "Passionately Red" and "Designer Blossom."
The formula is the best of both worlds of lipstick and gloss. It has the look of a lipstick, the feel of a lip balm, but the finish is glossy without being goopy, sticky or tacky.
The pigmentation is quite intense and you only need two or three layers for a bold lip.
For such an easy to apply product, it lasts for about 5-6 hours before losing pigmentation. The only product I apply is a clear lip liner (my holy grail lip liner from Models Prefer) to prevent it from moving outside my lip lines.
The packaging is really simple and nice. It's thinner than the other lip crayons (from Models Prefer, Revlon or Clinique) but is really easy to hold and angle to line contours of your lips.
I love that you have 3 years to use this after opening. There's nothing more frustrating than when a lip product has a short life, especially if you are a beauty addict!
The only con from this, is that you need a pencil sharpener when the colour becomes blunt, and it's not the type of beauty accessory that you always have on you, especially if you're out. But other than that, this has jumped onto my holy grail lip list!!!
There are 6 colours available, but I'm hoping they will include more in the future.
I feel like this product will really make more people take notice of the brand.
I really want to try out their "Miracle Touch Creamy Blush" now, as I saw it mentioned in a Lisa Eldridge youTube video.
Is this now on your wishlist?