There’s not a whole lot to say about the Max Factor Star Wars UK Collection because there are literally only three items. Two lipsticks and a mascara. I do very much rate Max Factor lipsticks and mascaras – it’s what they’re best at but personally, having Star Wars written on a mascara wouldn’t be much of a draw for me. However, the two lippies – one I love, one I loathe! You can probably guess which is which.
First up, the gold shade lipstick, called, er Gold (40). If it’s a true galactic look you’re heading for, then this is a light gold that I think you can either wear on its own or wash over another colour, such as read, to give a metallic and twinkling look to your lips. Personally, no, but bearing in mind that Max Factor will be showing beauty buffs and Star Wars fans how to create several looks in selected branches of Boots, maybe there is a way to make this work. The other shade, Berry (30) is a vampy wine colour – I Periscoped it yesterday and tried it on live and although I would never have chosen in for myself, it’s gorgeous! It’s not matte, and nor is it shiny particularly – I guess you’d say it was a sheen, but the pigment is wow and the last is not bad either.
Out of curiosity, I swatched the Max Factor Star Wars gold up against the D&G Christmas collection gold (same make-up artist, Pat McGrath, creatively behind both) just to see if they’re the same, and the D&G shade comes up a bronze tone, while the Max Factor is a lighter, more pure gold shade.
The launch date is still TBC but it will be some time in December at Boots, with the lipsticks costing £7.99.
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