• MaxFactor Excess Shimmer

    It has been a while since I've bought "drug store brand" products and been completely blown away by the quality that I have wanted to feature it here. But for over a month now I have been using MaxFactor's Excess Shimmer cream eyeshadow and absolutely LOVE them.
    MaxFactor Excess Shimmer Review

    I initially bought the shade Copper which is actually a really beautiful brightening shade on my skin that is perfect to cover your lid with and head on your way. It is so easy to use and I love that I can have a made up eye look without too much effort. I have found that when applied, this eyeshadow cream sits put for the whole day and looks good right until I remove it.  I don't have oily skin but I do apply my foundation over my eyelids so that does help this product last.  Because this lasts so well, I have actually started using copper as a base for the brown eyeshadows I like wearing and it definitely helps my powder eyeshadows last all day.

    I loved Copper so much that I ended up going to look for more shades where I found  Bronze (which a a beautiful rich brown colour that compliments copper so well) and Pink Opal (a very pretty pinkish lilac colour that instantly gives you a bright eyed look).  These cream eyeshadow pots are available at Clicks and other department stores that stock the brand. I paid R129 each for mine which is absolutely worth it. They last well, my Copper has really been used very often and is lasting me so well.  I haven't noticed any drying nor shrinkage of the cream - by shrinkage I mean that the product actually shrinks inside the pot! I have experienced that with my one Chanel cream eyeshadow which kind of pissed me off because it cost well over R400.
    Swatches from top to bottom: Pink Pearl; Bronze and Copper
    I own Chanel and Dior cream eyeshadows and in my opinion, these MaxFactor ones are absolutely up there in the quality department. I actually get better wear out of it when compared to the Chanel one.  The only thing that makes the Dior and Chanel more "enjoyable" to us is the fact that it has more expensive packaging.  As much as I do love my Dior and Chanel products, these products from MaxFactor work like a charm and don't make me cry when I have to pay for them.

    Big Hugs,
    Charlene XXX

    1 comment:

    1. These eye shadows look absolutely lovely... I think they will give colourpop a run for their money and they are available in South Africa. I will definately keep my eye out for these eye shadows... Thanks for the update :)

      Have you used their blushes? I am interested in the Maybelline cream blushes as well - as they look so nice but have not tried them out yet.


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