REVIEW: MAX FACTOR COLOUR ELIXIR LIP LINER – PINK PETAL
I wanted to title this post Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Dupe, but of course Max Factor’s cheapy Pink Petal lip liner is as far removed from Ms. Tilbury’s iconic product as you can get – OR IS IT?
Actually, what I mean by ‘dupe’ is that it can be used in the same way as Lip Cheat, ie to slightly enhance your lip line.
MAX FACTOR COLOUR ELIXIR LIP LINER
- Firm and gentle liner is soft on lips, giving you great definition
- Conditioning colour for soft and supple lips
- Shapes and defines your lips
- Shades match our range of Colour Elixir lipsticks
- Easy to apply pencil
Pink Petal is a pale, mauve toned nude. Looking at the colour on its own, I wouldn’t look twice at it. However, applied to dry lips (it doesn’t like going on top of anything with too much slip), you’re able to extend, or even up, your natural lip line – yes, exactly how Lip Cheat works!
I agree with the official blurb, it does apply smoothly, feels comfortable on the lips and is very soft – which is my only complaint, it’s a bit too soft. I have to sharpen it after every second use to get a half decent point.
To save your sanity, you really do need a good quality cosmetic pencil sharpener, I alternate between Charlotte Tilbury’s one (not bad), and a bunch of Chanel ones I found that came with their eye pencils.
You can see in the swatch below that the top has already worn down a bit, all I did was draw a squiggly line.
I bought mine from Amazon, (I think I was making up a an order and had to spend a fiver), but I see it’s also sold by Boots and Feel Unique.
There are other 6 shades, including a ‘Universal’ shade that looks clear – I’m having that one! There’s also ‘Mauve Moment’ which I think would match medium to dark skin tones and the oddly named, ‘Brown and Nude’ which I’m assuming means it’s a skin tone match for very dark skin. It’s certainly worth nipping into Boots for a test.
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner 1.2g £4.99