Why we love Max Factor
Author: Danielle Cauchi Date Posted: 1 August 2018
There are several cosmetic brands out there that are positively killing it with their new and inventive formulas and their creative trend-setting takes on ‘beauty’.
But there’s one beauty brand that deserves our unwavering attention. A brand that arose from the clever brain of the man who coined the term ‘make-up’ in the first place.
Maksymilian Faktorowicz – otherwise known as the man behind Max Factor.
Responsible for creating the signature looks of famous icons such as Ava Gardner, Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich, Max Factor believed that glamour is not inherited, it is created.
He believed that all women deserved a glam look and so he went on to create his own range of cosmetics for the public to enjoy. In 1916, he sold his own eyeshadow and eyebrow pencils, which made them the first cosmetics to be available outside the film industry.
Although the brand has come forth in leaps and bounds over the years with a plethora of different makeup products to choose from, Max Factor has held onto a few original products that have stood the test of time.
In an industry that is constantly changing, it’s rare to have a product stay with the company from the very beginning. That just proves that Max’s products must have truly had the X Factor.
$13.95 (RRP $18.95)
This creamy foundation stick disguises pigmentation, birthmarks, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, leaving behind a soft, dewy, natural skin-finish.
$11.95 (RRP $24.95)
Originating in 1953 as Max Factor’s Crème Puff, a.k.a the very first cream base with powder, Max Factor’s Crème Puff Pressed Powder is a compact, all-in-one pressed powder that offers coverage, smoothness and a subtle glow.
This lightweight powder is infused with light reflecting particles so that your skin appears not only clear, but naturally radiant.
$12.95 (RRP $20.95)
For over two decades, the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara has been a makeup artist favourite.
This iconic, timeless, eternally elegant mascara offers fast-drying, smudge resistant colour and a voluminous, clump-free lash look.
The custom dome-shaped wand features widely spaces bristles and an innovative wiper system to provide even coverage without clumps and triple the volume.
$12.95 (RRP $25.95)
The unique formula doubles the volume of your lashes from root to tip, adding thickness and drama to your look.
Lip pencilBy: Toola young on 14 May 2022Max factor use to make lip pencil in the colour ruby I have looked everywhere to find a colour similar but after spending lots of money on lip pencils none are as good or colour perfect as the original ruby lip pencil by max factor If by some chance you can still find I would buy the lot.
MAX FACTOR LIPLINER PENCILS RED RUSHBy: Janice DUNNING on 27 August 2020I HAVE A SISTER WITH VERY DIMINISHED EYESIGHT. THE ONLY PRODUCT SHE CAN MANAGE IS THIS WONDERFUL LIPLINER PENCIL - SHE USES IT AS A LIPLINER AND SHE ALSO FILLS IN THE REST OF HER LIPS. IT IS A PERFECT PRODUCT FOR HER. I BOUGHT SIX PENCILS FOR HER SOME TIME AGO AND NOW I AM UNABLE TO FIND THEM ANYWHERE. SHE WAS A FORMER HAIRDRESSER AND NOW IN LATER YEARS SHE STILL CARES ABOUT HER APPEARANCE. I AM ANXIOUS TO OBTAIN THESE LIP PENCILS FOR HER. WE HAVE TRIED OTHER BRANDS BUT THE LASTING PERFORMANCE AND EASE OF APPLICATION IS UNSURPASSED.
Hi Janice, unfortunately we don't stock these lip liners anymore but we will keep our eyes out for them in the future. Have a great day!
PANCAKE MAKEUPBy: Diana Kavanagh on 16 January 2020PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE, MAKE PANCAKE MAKEUP AGAIN!!!!!!!! IT IS THE ONLY MAKEUP THAT COPES WELL WITH THE VERY HOT CLIMATE THAT I LIVE IN IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, WHERE WE BARELY EVEN GET ANY WINTER - EVEN THE WINTER HAS VERY WARM DAYS! SO UNFAIR!!!