Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Feel Pretty!



{Updated 6/23/09} Congratulations to the winner of the Max Factor goodie bag - Deanna!

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Max Factor.

Each BlogHer reviewer will be giving away a
Max Factor goodie bag, plus BlogHer is giving away 10 more, for a total of 17 chances to win. So please check out all of our reviews!

More information about how you can win a Max Factor goodie bag is at the end of the review.


Free stuff is good. Free make-up is great! Getting paid to try free make-up is awesome!!

Now I was very excited to try the new Max Factor products. I received Pin-Up Pink Vivid Impact Lip Color, which is a very pretty shade. It’s actually more of a sophisticated mauve and not overly pink.

The packaging was easy to open and I like the look of the container. Shiny black and you can see the lipstick color peaking out of the bottom. It’s comfortable to hold and feels nice as you apply it.

When I first tried it on, I had on some clear gloss. When I applied the lipstick over it, the color did not go on very smoothly, so I took the gloss off and started with fresh lips. The color went on smoothly after that and I put the clear gloss over it. I ate something a few hours after applying it and most of the lipstick was gone after the meal. But that is no different than most lipsticks.

The mascara that I tried was the 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper in Extreme Blackout. It’s just the type of mascara that I buy, so I was happy to use it. Again, I liked the design of the mascara container. Sleek and black with a band of silver. I like the Caution:Causes Extreme Lash Plumping warning on the package. Very cute!

There were a few tiny clumps when I applied it, but I find that happens with many mascaras and I use an eyelash comb to eliminate them. My eyelashes were noticeably longer and thicker after applying the mascara.

I liked the mascara and lipstick and would purchase both of them. Now I’m not a huge make-up person. At home, I don’t wear much. I use powder, a clear gloss, maybe some eyebrow pencil, lipstick and mascara most days. I use eyeliner and a bit of eye shadow a few times a week, but not everyday. It’s extremely rare that I wear foundation. I’m probably in a make-up rut and could stand to learn a few tricks.

On Max Factor’s website, they have a few different places to find some hints. I have a lot to learn!

One parting note, I noticed that Gisele is one of the beautiful faces of Max Factor. Interesting. Now both Gisele and I are wearing Max Factor. If you remember a post from early last year, you can see that now Gisele and I have two things in common!

Now I’m sure you’re wondering about the prize. Yes, the goodie bag! You can win a selection of Max Factor products valued at $50.00.

In order to enter the contest, just leave a comment below. Easy as pie!

The contest begins Friday, May 15, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) and ends Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Please make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct. The rules are below.

No duplicate comments.

You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.

You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.

This giveaway is open to US residents, aged 18 and over.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.

You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


Please see the Official Rules. Best of luck!


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39 comments:

Deb said...

Free makeup is good. I never wear foundation, either. But I do believe in the healing power of the right color of lipstick.

NGS said...

You wrote that you are not much of a makeup person and then went on to list all the makeup you wear when you're at home that is all the makeup I wear when I'm going "out." Hee. I guess I need some free makeup!!

CTO said...

would love to win...
I twitter-ed (ID: cattanong)
Email is ztosmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Lydia said...

I've got to try this stuff! It sounds great!

delightfulconfection[at]gmail[dot]com

Kirti said...

Looks good...I like pink lipstick!

Lorac said...

I was recently laid off after 8 years with the company. I need a new polished look to go to interviews with!I would love to try this product!

Jamie Lovely said...

I've never tried Max Factor. I have super sensitive skin so it's hard for me to find a good make up brand.

samantha said...

I have been looking for a new mascara as I'm not in love with mine--would love to be able to give this a try!

samanthajocampen at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

OOO!!!! Pick me, pick me! Lover of all things make-up here!

wildthymeorig (at) aol (dot) com

Amie said...

I'd love to try this! Thanks !

amiedanny@msn.com

Bonggamom said...

I'd love to win the makeup bag, thanks for the great giveaway!

bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bonggamom said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/bonggafinds/status/1838100592

bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anali said...

Thanks for all your comments and entries! Best of luck to everyone! ; )

Anonymous said...

I've never done anything like this before, but free makeup sounds great. In the spirit of saying something (anything) worthwhile, I will say I swear by liquid eyeliner. easy to use as long as you have a wet q-tip to clean the line. Love it!

Anonymous said...

I sooooo want to win!

MandyW

www.Fouragainsttwo.com

Natitude said...

I've been dying to try that 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash mascara since I heard about it. I like my lashes to be big and I always use the blackest black color. Glad to hear you approve :). Would love love love to win one of those gift bags ;)

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this!

jbolner [at] gmail [dot] com

Deanna said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to win :)

sunshyne said...

Wow! A good review and a contest? Amazing!

I dig the eyelash review, and I may finally give the Max Factor a try. I'm not a powder/foundation fan either, but my colleagues think I'm an eyeshadow queen. Longer lashes would be a good thing!

sunshyne1922 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Twincere said...

My absolute must have at-all-times is MAXalicious Lip Glaze Lip Gloss in the colors Table For Two and Just a Crush. I have several of each of these colors stashed everyway in my purse, laptop case,diaperbag,glovebox,locker, etc. I feel so naked without lipgloss, it instantly makes me feel better and more "complete" when I have it on, lol!

Twincere said...

I tweeted about this Review & giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/Twincere/status/1930713949

Ashley said...

I'm glad that these new Max Factor products rated well. I absolutely adore Max Factor mascaras! They seem to last long and look PERFECT without costing a fortune. =)

shannon said...

I seen that max factor is always coming out with new product. and I would love to have make up . But it seems with 7 children and 5 of them being girls. My make up always goes MIA!!! So I would love to have the chance for a look and own the fine products of Max Factor.

Anonymous said...

i love max facter cosmetics, i would love to win!!!!

Creativeschmidt said...

I'd love to win!

Averyswife said...

Yay for makeup!

Linda S. Socha said...

Love the idea of free makeup. This is my first visit to your blog and I like your style!
Linda

Nichole said...

Free makeup would be great. By the way, you tube is great for seeing folks try stuff on.

bison61 said...

I don't wear lipstick too often but I do love lipgloss and I do have many shades from different brands-I love them all!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Feminist Review said...

I'm definitely a mascara girl, and I don't wear a lot of make up either. Usually it's just Burt's Bees lip gloss and mascara, and that's it. :)

carole said...

My eyelashes are so small, I need something to plump them up! Same thing goes for my lips! Here's hoping I win this!

Cagey said...

I normally swear by Max Factor's 2000 Calorie: Original Recipe, but cannot wait to try this new version.

melanie said...

i would like to have something in common with you AND gisele...thanks for sharing your experience with this make-up. with so many options to choose from, it is good to know someone else's opinion...

melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

Corry said...

I am telling you, you will not find a better mascara than Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Mascara. It can make your eyelashes look like luxurious false eyelashes everytime. Their foundation is excellent also and has been around forever. I just read that they are going to stop selling Max Factor in the U.S. in 2010. I pray this isn't true. I believe they sell the very finest products.

Donna said...

I love makeup any kind of makeup.I really like it when it is free. I really like to experiment with different colors of eyeshadow and lipcolor. I wear makeup just about everyday.

Esme said...

Lucky you getting to try make-up for free. How fun.

The Thornton Family said...

I never leave home without mascara and lipstick/gloss and am always looking for new ones to try.
Maybe I'll win!

Stacey
stacey.thornton@gmail.com

Julie said...

Oooo. Free make up? That would be awesome. : )

Anali said...

Thanks for all the great comments! The winner will be announced within the next few days! ; )