Saturday, April 5, 2014

Max Factor Wild Eyeshadow pots in Auburn Envy and Sapphire Rage & EOTD


I was super lucky to win these gorgeous Max Factor eyeshadow pots in a giveaway a couple of months ago. I had been seeing countless posts and reviews about these little gems and was so close to picking up Auburn Envy (a cool toned shimmery medium brown) of my own accord. Unlike many, I actually most often turn to single eyeshadows as opposed to large palettes, particularly those shimmery brown or golden in nature. As you can imagine, winning these was a lovely surprise. 

Sapphire Rage, a stunningly bright rich sapphire blue, was a little more intimidating...gorgeous, but scary. As you can see at the end of this post in the eye look I created, when on the lids it's not so intense but still packs a punch. I personally can't see myself wearing a shade like this terribly often but perhaps I'll have the chance to get it out at some kind of costume party.

These shades are both highly pigmented as evident in the swatches, but I find Auburn Envy is best applied using your fingers. I personally am incredibly loyal to my brushes so find it a little strange to take a step 'backwards' to apply my eyeshadow with a clumsy finger, but the colour payoff is just so much better. Both contain silver toned shimmer, with Sapphire Range containing larger glitter chunks in addition to slight shimmer unlike Auburn Envy containing no larger glitter.

I don't find either of these to be chalky, in fact they are quite smooth and easy to apply. They blend into one another remarkably well but I had more difficulties blending them with my other shadows. Having said that, they really weren't too much trouble with a good blending brush.
I love the little pots they come in. I find the compact, round little pots with a clear screw top lid to be practical and easy to work with. I like that the lid is clear so that the shade can be immediately seen, with 'Max Factor' being the only text printed on the top.

In terms of longevity, these do last well however particularly long or hot days do result in creasing. I don't know if it is because the blue is simply a more noticeable shade, but I found that it creased more prominently than the brown.

As far as I can understand, these are able to be applied either wet or dry. Applying an eyeshadow with a wet brush increases the intensity and pigmentation of the shadow, however in my opinion I would not apply these with a wet brush because they are already sufficiently pigmented. I would not like Sapphire Rage to apply to my eye as intensely as it appears to be in the pot! 

I decided to be brave and try and EOTD using them both. I am very, very unfamiliar with using bright colours so I didn't really have a clue how to go about it, but I think the outcome was actually not too bad. I reckon I would even be brave enough to wear this out in public! I used these two shadows featured, a silver shadow and black pencil eyeliner with mascara on the top and bottom lashes. What do you think?

These eyeshadow pots can be purchased for $12.95. Though they are tiny in size and kind of expensive when you can get a lot of 'drugstore' eyeshadow palettes for the same price, they're pretty good quality. Since I have so many eyeshadows, 90% of which I love, the way I determine my favourites is by taking note of the ones I instinctively reach for each morning. Auburn Envy has been one of them.

I like these little eyeshadow pots a heck of a lot and would give them 8.5 out of 10.

16 comments:

  1. These look stunning - esp. Auburn Envy! Oh and I love the look you've created - you should show more EOTD pictures :) x

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    1. Thank you! Auburn Envy is beeeautiful! I get really shy about EOTDs! x

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  3. wow, they swatched beautifully! Also, that eye look was stunning! You have such pretty eyes!!!!

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    1. They are so darn pigmented! Thank you oh so much! :) x

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  4. Really liking the look you created with these, so soft and wearable!

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    1. Thanks Emma! I find blue eyeshadow pretty scary so I was thrilled that this didn't look too horrendous! x

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  5. They both look so gorgeous! Love the look you created, it's not too bright and scary! Reminds me of the time I used to wear blue on my waterline for school (what was I thinking).

    Like you, I use single shadows more often than palettes! Less effort, I reckon xD

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    1. Thanks Sheri. Oh gosh, blue on the waterline!!! :) x

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