Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Max Factor Lipfinity review

lip balm and the lip colour 191 bronzed
Longer lasting lipstick is something a lot of us look for in a lipstick. Now there are some great products that will allow the lipstick/lipstain stay on all day. I bought the Max Factor Lipfinity in number 191 called 'bronzed' a few months ago.

Max Factor say:  Up to 12 hour ultra long lasting lipstick. A lipstick that stays in place all day and doesn’t lose its ‛just applied look’! No other lip colour has the staying power of Lipfinity, an ultra long lasting and vibrant lip duo that together create a smooth, sheer finish for up to 12 hours! With semi permanent colour and a shine boosting, moisturising topcoat there’s no need to reapply, even after eating and drinking throughout your day – no matter how long it is, your lipstick’s still on!

There are two tubes in the packet, a lip balm and the lipstick colour. First step is to apply the lip colour which will stain the lips and then let it dry for a minute. Don't close your mouth, keep the lips apart. It dries on the lips pretty quickly, then you apply the clear lip balm as a top coat. You keep the lip balm with you and reapply when needed throughout the day.

The lip colour feels like a lipstick, easy to apply. Once its dried, my lips felt dry and I definitely needed some moisture in the lips which is what the lip balm provided.

The staying power on the Lipfinity is fantastic. I ate and drank and it stayed put. After about four hours I felt that my lips were dry, but the colour was still on my lips and looked good,  so I applied the lip balm and that was fine.

After about eight hours I did feel that the colour was wearing off a little in the middle of my lips, nothing too bad though. After the twelve hours you could see the wrinkling and wearing off of the colour.

Overall the Max Factor Lipfinity did work and has good all day staying power, however it does dry the lips out and you can tell straight away because the lips start tightening and feeling cracked. I guess this is expected though as it is staining the lips so the colour stays on all day. Once you reapply the lip balm they feel moisturised and good again. I reapply the top coat lip balm about four times in a twelve hour period.

I'm going to try a few of the other 'longer' lasting lipstick from loreal and covergirl to see how they compare.

Have you tried this? Have you tried a long lasting lipstick/lipstain, what did you think?


Rakhshanda said...

It looks nice!! Thanks for sharing :D

Vintage Makeup said...

It's too bad it's drying!

Caramella said...

They look really nice I'd like to try one myself! Thank you for the great review =)

DanniiBeauty said...

@Vintage Makeup - You have to keep applying the balm/topcoat to keep the lips moisturised.

I am going to try the Loreal one next and review it.

I have read though that most of the lipstains are drying as they have to stain the lips in order to stay on all day........

emmabovary said...

Thanks for the great review, I've been looking for a long last formula so might give this a crack (I'm addicted to applying balm anyway so this sounds perfect for me!)


Sunny & Star said...

Amazing review.

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Me, my best and I said...

I use the Shimmering Pink in this regularly. I use a really thin layer which I pat with my finger before it sets so I get a stain rather than a full dense lip colour. I find it doesn't dry my lips when I do it this way. Its a pinky peach nude so
I get away with applying this way as opposed to a stronger colour

DanniiBeauty said...

@Me, my best and I - Thanks so much for that tip. Yes the colour I have here is a dark colour so you have to go the whole way with the lip colour. I still will try applying it with my finger to get a lighter coverage and see how I go. Thanks again.

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