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My New Favorite Lipstick: Max Factor Color Collections in Pink Brandy

My husband surprised me by ordering a Max Factor lipstick I saw on Woot, the Color Collections shade, #835 Pink Brandy. I'd never used Max Factor but always considered it an industry standard, top brand but had no idea where to buy it. I'm sure they are in stores but I've never noticed any Max Factor lipsticks at my local shops.

I wasn't totally sure what to expect but the Max Factor website said the lipstick would glide on easily, last a long time, and be moisturizing, so that's what I based my criteria on.


Thankfully, this lipstick doesn't disappoint. The color is a bit on the orangey or peachy side of pink, and as claimed glides on smoothly (rather amazingly, one coat is sufficient) and does last a while. I reapply after eating or when I'm already making a trip to the restroom, but it does last and as it fades, it's fairly even and without feathering or flaking.


The color reminds me of my grandmother, who I think wore a lot of Lancome and Estee Lauder. There's a certain smell and taste of the lipstick that is old school, like my grandmother, but yet I do love how smooth and creamy it goes on.

The Max Factor Color Collections lipstick comes in five shades chosen by Max Factor's Global Creative Director, Pat McGrath. Shades include:

825 Pink Brandy
833 Rosewood
510 English Rose
830 Dusky Rose
894 Raisin

This Max Factor lipstick has totally replaced my previous favorite Boots lipstick. I like it that much!

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