Review: Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick

MaxFactor-Colour-Elixir-Giant-Pen-StickI love lip colour but because I am super messy, I generally just wear lipgloss, because it's much easier to apply with rough hands like mine. I think giant pen sticks are going to change that.

I was sent one to review, and let me tell you, it is the easiest thing in the world to apply neatly. You outline and then you colour in – you don't even really need a mirror for this, AND it doesn't come off on your teeth or glass (volunteers needed for a pash test though). I scrawled some on before leaving the house one morning and was surprised to discover I was still wearing it at lunch, and it still looked fine. That speaks volumes to me about how it feels as well, not at all drying like most colour-stay stuff.

Here's what Max Factor say about it:

 Launching in 6 super-rich shades, it’s time to unleash your inner-artist to create your boldest glamour statement yet. The easy application of a lipstick bullet tip combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo design; means Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick is your perfect lip painting tool. The ultra-pigmented formula delivers strong colour, a sculpted tip ensures a precise result whilst the smooth texture means colour glides on effortlessly without bleeding. It’s easy – simply play, experiment, and show off your signature style. You are the artist.

The two things I didn't like about it? I'm not sure how I will sharpen it when I need to (I guess I'll buy a sharpener?) and also the colour. I was sent Princess Pink, which is much paler than I would normally wear, to the point where it's pretty much a nude, as you will see in this fairly unhinged looking picture of me.

too pale lipstick

Yeah I know it's rude to complain about things that are free, so instead, since they're only $17, I will go buy myself a brighter colour and wear that very happily.  

2 Comments  to  Review: Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick

  1. Theresa says:

    Great review, Jo — and love your fringe! I might have to splash out on one of these now.

  2. Mishka Zeena says:

    Great review! I’m a big Max Factor fan! I tried out the Max Factor Max Effect Lip Gloss about a month ago and I am so happy with the results! Have you tried it? You can check out my review below
    http://callmezeena.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/beauty-review-max-factor-max-effect-lip-gloss/