Roll up! Roll Up!
As the Ringmaster might say.
I’ve got some pics of a new L’Oreal day and night spot corrector and some Max Factor product pictures for you after the cut.
But before we get into all that, take a look at what I enjoyed reading from my beauty blogging friends this October :-
- Nikki takes on Korea! I love the scenery on Nami Island – AskMeWhats
- Connie shows a video tutorial on how to use the Anna Sui Brightener and Spot Concealer – SkinDeco
- Jenn was NOT impressed with the Olay Total Effects body wash – Lipglosseater
- Xin shows up close gunk from a peel off nose pack! Not for the faint hearted – PrettyBeautiful
- Eli shares a recipe for “Bedak Sejuk Muntah Belut” which sounds awful but apparently works! – Soloverly
- Yani shared the Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Exces – wasn’t sure if I wanted it but now I do darnit! – RedLusciousLips
- Beetrice shared her lipstick splurge in Guerlain Rouge G lipstick – I hate to say I told you so but Bee I told you you’d love it! – Beetrice’s Reviews
So what’s on offer from Max Factor and L’Oreal you ask? Hop along for a quick peek!
Max Factor in Malaysia
When I heard that Max Factor was no more in the USA, I thought it was gone for good. But when I saw counters in the UK, I thought it a little odd. However, Max Factor is not dead and gone, oh no! They’ve decided to step foot in South East Asia with their first foray here in Malaysia! Hurrah! Max Factor is no stranger to Malaysia though, I’m told. They were here a long while ago and left, but they’re now back 🙂
Their star product is the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara (RM66). Max Factor has been known since time immemorial for their mascara. The 2000 Calorie mascara didn’t quite wow me, so let’s see how this one fares. I used to have the eyeshadow singles which were really good stuff! I hope they are still as good. Max Factor in Malaysia will be available at Parkson, Isetan and Metrojaya. Will update if I know of more locations.
L’Oreal White Perfect Day and Night Spot Corrector
If you are prone to getting freckles and pigmentation spots as I am, this one might be right up your alley! Like one of those dual ended mascara, this new spot corrector (for treating dark spots) comes with 2 tubes in one handy pen.
One end is a Day Corrector which treats as it conceals and protects with sun protection. Honestly, I didn’t put much faith in its concealing abilities because its very light. For night, it is a more intensive treatment that treats your skin as you sleep. Failing memory means I cannot remember the price but I’ll update once I get down to it.
Have a lovely weekend!
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WAIT…. I thought that Max Factor is a drugstore brand? How can a tube of mascara from a drugstore brand cost RM 66? (It’s the inner kiamsap [miser] talking, don’t mind me)
Apparently its not positioned as a drugstore brand here and I was taken aback at the price too. Its a bit of a mind shift for me as I’m used to seeing Max Factor being placed in the drugstore category. However I was told that efore this, when Max Factor was here many years ago, they were also sold in department stores.
OOOOO…. I consulted Mumma Kee and she said the same thing. ^.^ And oh, max factor is also at Parkson Sunway Pyramid ^.^
Connie De Alwis says
Ok, I just spent 20 seconds sliding back and forth your Sharing is Sexy buttons.
I’m quite eager to know how the Max Factor Miracle Touch foundation fares but I shall resist! Too backlogged >.<
Did you click any Sexy buttons? Did they work? 😛 am curious about the foundation too. I wonder if its heavy
I have their cream blush and a lip gloss. But not used since I bought them in HK last year. Sigh…
Aiyiyi! Use it and let us know how you like it!! 😀
Too many things to use up. Hahaha…it takes ages for me to use up 1 makeup item. I keep thinking I have to use my NARS multiple up before I open that Max Factor cream blush. And I’m a nude lip phase…really nude…like no product. Haha….that’s why have not opened that lip gloss.
RM66 for a tube of mascara?? :S I’ll skip. Which is a shame because I really happen to like most of their mascaras!
Have a good weekend Paris!! 😀
Sigh I know what you mean. At RM66 we could be looking at other higher end brands. Hope you have a good weekend too!
I am gonna need the spot corrector for the sun dots 🙁 !
You and me both!
You, my friend, have ended one of my worries about returning to Malaysia. That False Lash Effect? Is my HG of mascaras. I was so worried about not having access to it considering that I’ll need a new tube every 3 months. It’s retailed at about 10GBP in Boots so I feel RM66 isn’t too bad for a HG!
Gosh! That is awesome to know that its your HG and the UK price! Now i don’t feel so bad about the pricing here with conversion and all. 🙂 would be interesting to see the other product prices and how they stack up
Max Factor was definitely drugstore makeup. The pricing is expensive! Not sure if they can make it here in M’sia. Saw the counter at Parkson 1U, it’s further to the back next to Smashbox but nothing caught my eye and SA didn’t look like she wanted to be bothered with customers.
jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) says
Yeah! I do like its latest MF Foundation but wasn’t sure if it’s going to be a wrong decision to get it as worrying no more backup afterwards if it’s going to be a HG.
I never knew Max Factor was in Malaysia until my mom told me recently when she told me it’s her favourite makeup brand when she was still a student in the 70s.
Max Factor isn’t the most affordable ‘drugstore’ brand in my opinion. 2000 Calorie is around 12,50€ here. That’s the only thing I like from MF.
Perhaps the positioning here is right then – too expensive for drugstore yet “affordable” department store. Would be nice if they could do something about the flimsy packaging though. My mom told me about Max Factor too! She said (in awe) that it was so expensive back in the day and only found in the big cities and in department stores.
Its interesting news that Max Factor is coming back to Malaysia. But it went downhill after knowing it will be sold at department stores along with department store price tags.
i bought the Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara and a few of their lipstick via an online spree from a US drugstore, and it came in cheapo packaging. I for one cannot comprehend the placement of the brand at a department store, it may be awesome in its heyday – heck, my mom swears by Max Factor powder – but that was then.
for me, it should be sold at watson’s or Jusco at most (cuz theyre everywhere)
I agree with you that the packaging does not merit the price tag. Problem is, even if they were to sell it in a pharmacy, it would still be priced too high, especially in comparison to the other brands on offer. That’s what I think anyway. I think its going to be a cult brand here… and I don’t know how long that will last 😛
where can i get max factor products?
When i was in secondary sch time , my mum was using their products. During that time (90’s), the packaging is really nice and I did use their skin-care range and it is good.After awhile discon, so sad! Then SK-II bacome famous in Asia and pricy.Both are from P&G. Recently so supprise to see they back to M’sia, but their packaging looks like low-end and most of their product made in Ireland. In the past most of their products from Japan.