Influenster, one of the largest product discovery and reviews platforms on the online web, has finally landed in the UAE and I am super excited to be one of the first bloggers to receive a #VoxBox from them. This month, we got introduced to 4 different makeup products from none other than drugstore brand Max Factor.
Max Factor is one of those makeup brands that need no introduction across all barriers of geography, age and income bracket. Dubbed as the ‘makeup of makeup artists’, their products have always been great value for money, while promising that flawless, professional finish.
What is Color Correcting?
When it comes to makeup, ‘color correcting’ is just a spunky name for concealer that usually comes in three primary colors: pink, yellow and green.
Taking the color wheel into mind, the idea behind color correcting is that colors on the opposite ends of the spectrum will work to neutralize. Take for example dark under-under that is green to a dark blue-grey. A salmon pink or a pale yellow would work best for this area.
Max Factor Face Artistry: Step by Step Color Correcting
Step 1: Max Factor CC Sticks
- Green to neutralize redness.
- Pink to even out dark spots.
- Yellow for under-eye circles.
Step 2: Max Factor Facefinity 3-in-1 Foundation
This full-coverage, matte finish foundation is a moisturizer, primer and foundation all rolled into one!
Step 3: Contour & Highlight
The Max Factor Pan Stiks are probably one of the brand’s most bought items. I’ve used it as a foundation before, and you can read my complete review by clicking here.
As a part of this Influenster #VoxBox I was sent two shades in the colors Bronze 97 and Beige 12 to contour and highlight.
Step 4: Sculpt
A few brushes of the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 20 Lavish Mauve compliments the contouring and adds a flush of freshness to the overall look.
To summarize, here’s a slideshow of the 4 steps to color correcting with Max Factor:
Tezzy’s Experience with the Max Factor Pro Color Correction Kit
My favorite products from this kit has to be the Max Factor CC Sticks. I am pretty new to the whole color correcting game, and these creamy pencils were super easy to use and blend in. The step by step instructions makes it super easy even for a novice like me!
The foundation is more of a full-coverage formulation, although it doesn’t say so on the bottle. I personally prefer a lighter finish, and found this too be a bit too dramatic for my liking.
However, if you are looking for full-coverage, and a foundation that is easy to blend and super affordable too, this bottle is for you!
The idea of using the Max Factor Pan Stiks for contouring and highlighting is absolutely brilliant! First off, these wee tubes are perfect for the travel kit. Secondly, the formulation is super creamy and long-lasting, making it ideal for the upcoming winter months.
As for the blush, I love the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 20 Lavish Mauve. This is a subtle plum with a hint of sparkle, and universally flattering for an everyday flush.
I hope you enjoyed my step by step tutorial! I am planning to do more of these for you real soon xx