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Max Factor Pan Stik Review

Max Factor is a very high quality drugstore brand and is often under rated. I am totally in love with the brand products and quality. I recently tried 2 shades of Max Factor Pan Stiks which are used for Contouring and Highlighting to achieve that proper sculpted look. Did they stand at par along with other products or disappoint me? Read ahead to find out.

Max Factor Pan Stik are available in 12 shades. The creamy texture can be used to Contour, Bronze, highlight or it can be used as foundation even.
Perfect Contouring & Highlighting : 
Contouring and Highlighting using the Pan Stik Cool Bronze 97 & True Beige 12 to achieve a defined face look, with contoured features. I used True Beige to highlight under eyes, along the cheekbones and throughout the T-zone as well. Apply Cool Bronze to the apples of the cheeks and T-zone Contour.
My Experience :
The creamy texture of the Pan Stik provides a soft and dewy finish. The formula is very pigmented, so I suggest you to go easy and apply small amount at a time. You can apply the Pan Stik directly on your face as well. The application is very smooth and glides easily. They are very easy to blend. You can blend with brush or damp sponge and Set up with compact powder.
It is very handy and convenient specially for touch up on the go. It provides great coverage for blemishes and pigmentation and doesn’t really settle on the fine lines. It provides full coverage.
It is suitable for Dry skin. For Oily skin, I would suggest to set it up with translucent or compact powder.
I have tried them earlier too as it came with Max Factor ‘Beauty with No Extremes’ Transformation Kit. You may want to read that review here.
Overall Review :
I am very happy with the finish of Max factor Pan Stik and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for creamy highlighter and bronzer. The pigmentation and quality of the product is just amazing.
Price :
Max Factor Pan Stik is priced at AED 44 and is available at Lifestyle stores, Boots Pharmacies and Carrefour Supermarkets across UAE.

Disclaimer :
Though I got these products complimentary for testing from Influensterme and Maxfactorarabia, my opinion is of my own and honest.

Have you tried these products earlier? Do let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have any suggestions, do not hesitate to contact me. Would appreciate your support on all my social media platforms.
Until next time, see ya !

Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palettes, Cappuccino Nudes and Rose Nudes – Review and Swatches

You all know by now, how much I love Max Factor products. It is really an underrated Drugstore product, though it is the makeup of many Makeup artists themselves and have great formula and pigmentation. Their product quality of a high end brand too. Max Factor recently launched these Masterpiece Nude eye contouring palettes and I was delighted to try them on. Today I will share my experience with the Max Factor eye contouring palettes along with their swatches.

Max Factor recently launched 3 eye contouring palettes, 01 – Cappuccino Nudes, 02 – Golden Nudes and 03 – Rose Nudes. All three palettes have a great mix of light and dark shades. The Cappuccino Nudes has cool shades, Golden Nudes has warm and the Rose Nudes are a great mix of pink nudes. I think Cappuccino Nudes and Rose Nudes form a great dupe of Urban Decay Naked palettes 2 and 3 respectively, though the packaging is different.


Packaging :
The packaging is very simple and transparent, so you can see the shades inside the palette and you needn’t open the palette to identify which one is it or what shades are inside. The gold is very typical of Max Factor and gives more of a luxury vibe. It is small sleek palette that comes in very handy for travel as it has got mix of light or natural and heavy or dark eyeshadows.
Review/Product experience :
Each palette comes with a double sided sponge brush which works very really well and not like the cheap brushes available outside. This Dual-nib applicator is for precision and smooth blending. The flat brush is to blend and the long one is to define.

Each palette has 8 perfectly paired neutral shades, both matte and shimmery, which can be used for create a daily nude look or subtle smoky eye. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, velvety smooth and buildable.  
Swatches :
I have used no filters so that you all have a look at the actual shades.
Max Factor Cappuccino Nudes swatches 
Max Factor Rose Nudes palette 
Overall Opinion :
As ever, Max factor never disappoints me with their products. Really impressed by the eyeshadow palette quality. A mirror to the palette would be an added advantage. It is very difficult to pick one from the 3 palettes and totally depends on one’s preference.

Available at all Lifestyle stores, some hypermarkets and Boots pharmacies across UAE. 

Max Factor Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation, Miracle Touch Foundation & Smooth Miracle Primer Review

I am always on the look for good foundations to give my skin the flawless look. Luckily, Max Factor has recently launched the Miracle Foundation and also Ageless Foundation to helps me achieve the photo finish look. It has also launched the Smooth Miracle Primer which is the latest must have addition to the Max Factor Foundations. In today’s post I will share my reviews about these latest products.


Mr. Max Factor’s personalized approach to Make-Up
Artistry continues today, empowering women with the products and expertise to
bring out a woman’s strongest features. This approach is at the heart of the
Max Factor’s Miracle foundations, designed with a woman’s skin needs in mind.
No matter what a woman’s skin need, she should be able to find the right shade,
the right texture and the right end benefit to provide healthy looking,
youthful skin. 
Discover your Miracle Foundation :
Depending on your skin type, concerns and your desired end benefits, there are 2 types of Foundation.
1. The Skin Smoother : Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation – 


I have tried this foundation earlier in the Shade ‘Sand 60′ and repurchased it too. This is close to my skin shade and I have yet to get the perfect match as new shades have been launched recently. I have got the Shade ‘Rose Beige 065′ to review, which is a little dark and light pink or rose.

This foundation is one of the best that I have come across so far and one of the foundation that I started with actually. It comes with a transparent lid on one side (so that you can see the foundation shade) and a compartment with a mini sponge applicator on the other side. That makes it so apt for travelling and for touch ups too in your vanity bag. It is a skin smoothing foundation, that transforms from solid to liquid when applied on the skin, without settling into skin’s imperfections, for flawless even base. It is a long lasting foundation and stays good for hours together without cracking or fading.

The sponge applicator really does a good job in applying the foundation as good as the beauty blender. The foundation glides on very smoothly on the skin without leaving any traces. It is wonderful for dry skin like mine and gives medium coverage. I suggest you to apply powder and makeup fixing spray to set the foundation.

This foundation comes in 12 shades, so I am sure you will find one for your skin.

2. The Age Defier : Max Factor Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation


This is a new launch. With both instant and long term benefits, the 2 in 1
formula provides flawless coverage while protecting against UV induced signs of
ageing. The best part is that it comes with SPF 15, so you need not layer your skin with sunscreen first. It is foundation and serum in one, so it takes care of your skin, giving that flawless look. Perfect for women who suffer from aged, tired looking skin. It stays again for hours together without cracking or fading.
I got the shade ‘Bronze 80′ to review, which is dark for my skin shade. I applied the foundation to review and was amazed with the results. It comes with a pump, that makes it so hygienic and pouring out only the amount that is needed as less is more in makeup ! It comes in a light weight transparent bottle, so you can see the shade of foundation and the amount of foundation left. You can apply the foundation with a brush or beauty blender. It blends really well in the skin without the cakey feeling. It provides a medium coverage and good for sensitive and dry skin like mine. I suggest to set the foundation with powder and fixing spray.
This foundation comes in 11 shades.
Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer :


“The
key to achieving a flawless base is all down to the primer. As a make-up
artist, I always prep and prime skin before applying foundation, to ensure the
skin is super smooth for a seamless foundation application and finish.”,
says Samira Olfat, Max Factor Regional Make-Up Artist .
Launching in February 2017, the NEW
Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer is the perfect complement to Max Factor’s suite
of Miracle Foundations, including Max Factor Miracle Touch and Max Factor Ageless Elixir Miracle.
Containing
a hydrating formula that instantly smooths the look of skin texture, the primer
allows for an even foundation application that transforms the skin’s appearance,
for healthy looking, youthful skin. 
Like the Ageless Elixir Miracle, The Max Factor Smooth Miracle Primer also comes with a pump and in a transparent light weight bottle. The primer blends in so smoothly and it not at all greasy.
The primer also contains skincare
ingredients such as Glycerine, Niacinamide and N-acetyl Glucosamine, to
moisturise and condition skin for a super smooth surface. Powerful
anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Panthenol and Green Tea work to
contribute to healthier, younger looking skin. It is oil free and hence suitable for all skin. It worked well for my sensitive skin and did not leave any white traces.
Overall Opinion :
The Miracle Foundation when used in combination with Smooth Miracle Primer really gives a flawless look and healthy glowing dewy skin. I am highly impressed with all the products and totally recommend them.
Price :
Miracle Touch Foundation – AED 79
Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation – AED 94
Smooth Miracle Primer – AED 101
These are available at Lifestyles stores and various pharmacies all across UAE.

Max Factor – Beauty with No Extreme Measures Transformation Kit Review

Max Factor has been one of the beauty pioneers and one of my favourite drugstore brands.  Couple of weeks back, I was invited to attend one of their masterclass hosted by Joelle Mardinian, Max Factor’s Regional Creative Director, in which she shared tips and tricks to enhance the natural beauty using the Transformation Kit. They paid more emphasis on their slogan, “Beauty with No Extreme Measures”, on which the Transformation kit is named. Meaning you need not resort to needles or surgery to look beautiful or pile lots of makeup. Also, Samira Olfat, Max Factor’s Brand Ambassador in the Middle East, shared her tips and experience. Want to know more about it ? Scroll further…

Joelle introduced the Transformation Kit emphasizing that you don’t need to put layers of makeup to to hide your flaws or look beautiful. One should embrace Natural Beauty. The Transformation Kit contains Facefinity All Day Foundation and Pan stik with Free CC Colour Corrector & Angled Brush and this is what I am going to review today.

The Transformation Kit comes in different shades, so depending on your skin tone, you can find an appropriate shade match . The Transformation kit products formula i.e. the Foundation, Contour stik and under-eye corrector suits all skin types as they have a nice satin finish. The idea behind this kit is to get that nice and naturally sculpted face with make-up without going through those needles. The kit also comes with tutorial guides for how to go about achieving this.

The products one by one :-
1. Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation (Bronze 80) :
This comes in 14 shades and claims to have a lasting power of a primer, blendability of a liquid SPF Foundation and coverage of a concealer. What I like about it is that, it contains SPF 20 , which protects your skin. I got a slightly dark foundation to try in the shade Bronze 80 , but it could be made to the exact shade using a lighter foundation.
Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation applies and blends like a dream, without any streaks, giving you a nice medium coverage, which is buildable. It evened out the complexion but did not totally conceal the dark circles (Concealer after that is required). It can be applied with fingers, beauty blender or brush. 
The foundation lasts all day and it does not go patchy at all. If you have combination or oily skin you need to apply powder on your face after the foundation. If you have a dry skin, just spray on a face mist for it to stay put. Overall, I love this foundation as it gives skin like coverage and it is not at all heavy.

2. Pan Stick (Cool Bronze 97) :
I really like how creamy the Pan Stik is, which can be easily used to contour, bronze and sculpt the face. Again it comes with twist up pan like the CC Stick, which makes it easy to use. You can directly apply it on the face or use an angled brush included in the Transformation Kit. The formula of this Pan Stik is so pigmented and can be easily blended. I suggest to go easy and apply small amount at a time. It works great for nose and lips contouring as well. Also it is advisable to set this product with a powder if you have combination or oily skin. For dry skin, it works wonders and no need to powder as well. As I mentioned earlier, the Kit contains Tutorials with pics on how to go about using these products to sculpt or enhance your facial features.

3.  CC Colour Corrector Stick (Yellow) :
This product is a must for people with dark circles and I too can’t escape from it. This pencil shape corrector eases the application, targeting the specific areas of concern. It comes in many shades such as green, orange, purple, peach, pink and yellow. The Transformation Kit comes with the Yellow Corrector. The pencil can twist up, so saying bye bye to sharpening it. The formula of the corrector is a little dry or chalky which is a little dry for my under eye area. Also, the shade is not perfect for my under eye area and would rather use it as a highlighter. For me, the peachy tones work the best as I got light dark circles. It does not contain any shimmer and looks very natural. I would recommended this shade for people with very light skin tone.

Overall Opinion :
I am really happy and amazed with the Max Factor Transformation Kit and the results. It is a great, affordable and inexpensive kit. It gives you flawless makeup finish and great for beginners as well. I am sure it will totally transform your look without having to use huge amount of makeup. I would definitely suggest you to invest in this kit.

Price :
Transformation Kit is priced at AED 135 and is available at Lifestyle stores, pharmacies and other major hypermarkets across UAE.

Until Next time, see ya !

Carry your go-to products with Zoella Beauty bags

Tried of seeing your cosmetics drop off when you pull something out of your bag or difficulty in organising your go-to essentials in one place ? Then, this is the solution for you…. No more you got to go through that daily hunt.

Zoe Sugg or ‘Zoella’ as she is lovingly known is a true inspiration to bloggers and teenage girls everywhere. We’ve been enamoured with star beauty blogger Zoella since day one – how else would we have mastered the top knot or red wine lip?
One thing that Zoe knows is that you really shouldn’t be going on that daily scavenger hunt through your tote just to find a tube of lip gloss, or rummaging through your school bag to find your pen. Thankfully the problem is solved with Zoella’s Cosmetic Bag Collection! 
It is no surprise that Zoella’s Beauty range is as deliciously adorable and cute as she is. It just screams Zoella, and we could not wait to get our hands on the sell-out collection.
Everyone needs a place to keep their precious things close to hand and these adorable little bags can store anything you need them to, to make life super easy and organised. You can keep all of your stationary or cosmetics together in these eye catching zipped bags from the Zoella Beauty range.
With three equally fun and exceptionally cute designs, the bags are surprisingly big – think Mary Poppins! They’re ideal for keeping all of your daily essentials together.
Oh, and it’s completely wipeable so that’s an added bonus for any makeup or ink accidents!

Zoella Cosmetic Bag Collection is 69 AED and are available from Virgin Megastore. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoella-Beauty-Middle-East/787160398036228?fref=ts.