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In my post before last, I mentioned that Max Factor were launching their Giant Pen Sticks, and I gave you a little preview of two of the shades; Vibrant Pink and Hot Chocolate. I’m back this week to show you two more, namely Princess Pink and Subtle Coral.
First a reminder of all the shades:
I spoke to Caroline Barnes recently, who was very excited about the range of shades, commenting on how it was an “extremely ‘fashion-forward’ collection for Max Factor”, and how the range of shades, as selected by Mel Arter was suitable for a range of skin-tones and looks.
With that in mind, here’s a closer looks at what might be the single-most “fashion-forward” shade: Princess Pink, alongside what is probably the easiest shade of the collection to wear, Subtle Coral:
Subtle Coral is a sheer pink-coral, and Princess Pink is an milky, almost fluoro pink, with an extremely white base. A little too bright to be a proper pastel, it’s saturated, and comes complete with a blue micro-shimmer. Here’s how they look on skin:
And here’s a blurry close-up that hopefully shows off that shimmer better:
And on the lips:
|Same day, same lighting, same position – look what happens to my skin!|
As you can see, Subtle Coral gives just a whisper of sheeny colour to the lips, whereas Princess Pink is more opaque, and you can blot it down to a stain.
In fact, Princess Pink is a bit too “fashion-forward” for this particular beauty blogger, I tried to take a picture of my full face wearing it, but ended up having to filter the heck out of it (oh, and I got photobombed too) to stop me looking dead:
|Seriously, you should have seen the “before” pic …|
That said, Princess Pink is a colour a lot of people are going to love, in particular those with a much deeper skintone than me … Subtle Coral, however whilst not nearly as “fun” to wear, is a useful neutral addition to a lipstick wardrobe, and it’s one I’ve had a lot of wear out of already …
Later this week, I’ll show you what I think are the two stars of the collection, Designer Blossom, and Passionate Red. Yes, I’ve saved the best (the reds – I’m ever a sucker for a red) till last – and there are no scary pictures of me and MrLippie for you, either … Max Factor Giant Pen Sticks will be available in Boots from 1st April. Will you be picking any up?
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