August 11, 2016

Max Factor Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick

Max Factor X Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipstick ($7) is one of two, limited edition Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks shades that launched with the Enticing Cat Eye Collection.

It’s a must have.

That is all.

Well, if you want more you’ll have to read ahead 🙂

You might have noticed I’m wearing Max Factor Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipstick in my Tarte x Hrush Palette Review that I posted earlier this morning. It went rather well with the coral blush in that palette.

I think the real raving for this lipstick is the color is not necessarily the formula which reminds me a lot of Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick and considering P&G owns Max Faxtor that should not be a major surprise.

Max Factor Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipstick

Max Factor Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipstick Swatches

Love it! There are actually two shades one of which is called Simply Nude and that’s a pale nude pink. I skipped it because I really don’t do nude pinks very well but Maroon Mist seemed like an easy blind buy! I say blind buy because the color at the bottom of the barrel is a lot darker than the shade that’s in the tube but it still worked out great for me so, I’m not complaining. This is a warm, dusky nude. It almost looks a bit dusky pink nude! It’s a really gorgeous nude that compliments my complexion very well and doesn’t give me a case of zombie lips.

This lipstick does have an unusual vanilla perfume flavor and fragrance that I didn’t love! If you’re sensitive you’re going to hate it! The texture is soft and creamy and applies without dragging however, the color does need to be patted gently after application as it tends to fall into my natural lip lines and gives a dry finish even if the formula isn’t drying. I wish it was a little smoother and even on application but I do have to intervene and smooth my finger over it after application. There’s some light moisture here but the formula does make itself known when I’m wearing it. It’s not really heavy but it just feels like I have lipstick on if that makes sense! It doesn’t have any weightlessness to it.

Max Factor Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipstick fotd

I’m not in love with the consistency but I’d totally buy it again if they created more shades as lovely as Maroon Dust because the shade is definitely a keeper.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick isn’t the best drugstore lipstick I’ve ever tried but it isn’t the worst either. The limited edition shade is the real joy though which will be a wonderful compliment to Fall nude looks.

Get it now at Walgreens or

P.S. has the Max Factor Pan Stick in stock in a single shade!

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  • Heidi

    Did you get it for $7? I saw it for $10 at Walgreens, and didn’t want to spend that much on it until I knew more. It’s a pretty color, though. The vanilla aspect may make it a pass for me, though. Maybe…

    • Isabella Muse

      Yes and I kicked myself because has it for $7 and I was planning to order from there for some items I needed anyway! :-/

  • Sara

    Wait…what…Max Factor? When did that come back? Have I been under a rock? I loved it waaaay back in the 80s. LOL.
    That’s a great color!

  • Lorraine. E.R

    I would not expect a color with “maroon” in the name to come out looking like it does!

  • Kathy Agel

    Hmmm……. I see a trip to Walgreen’s in my future – probably next Wednesday morning.

  • kellly

    Yeah, you just saved me $10 (or $7). I thought it would be a darker color, more like a browned/nude/red and I was fretting b/c it was already sold out in the store I was at. Oh well, I’m too sure I can find something else to spend my $10 on!!

  • Silvia

    Mysterious question? Are Max Factor/Max Studio related? Last year around Christmas I purchased a Max Studio nude palette at TJ Max also a great mascara it does not clump at all, great product. Last week I found a small 9 round shaped square palette named Naked Bloom is sort of plum/brown colors lovely with a slight sheen to it! It says produced by Enchante Accessories New York but made in China? Hmmm? Why the mistery cannot find their beauty products by Googling them. Others are looking into it also with no luck.

  • Silvia

    I just had a mini haul at Marshalls all Max Factor. I took everything I could find especially their mascaras are great. Do what they claim and absolutely no clumps. Got a package containing two mascaras, a lengthening one and vouluminizing one both are excellent. Also a round beautiful highlighter in pinkish and a two toned apricot/pink blush. All gorgeous. And this big squared kabuki brush (base is pink) it is so soft. Saw it at TJ Max months ago and disappeared so there it was at Marshalls waiting for me!
    I keep seeing more items poping out and at that price is a great deal. I will have to go to Walgreens check this lipstick and what’s new. Love the brand.
    I thought was closed out of business never ordered from there by the time I find out gone.