Oct 19, 2010

MaxFactor Vibrant Curve Effect Lip Gloss - Review/Swatch - Artistic (16)

Shade: Artistic (16)
Cost:  I think around Rs. 500- I know I bought it very recently but it was a lot many things together and I forgot the exact price :-(

Is very scary bright in the bottle, but its a gloss, and a very sheer one at that :D  My lips are very unevenly pigmented, and I really couldn't get a proper pic for a lip-swatch, honestly don't think the colour that shows up in the pic would be what it would look like on the lips.  This is the swatch on my hand.




And this is the highly unreliable lip swatch.  I would use this only with a lip liner, but I have taken the pic without one because the colour really wouldn't be the actual gloss colour, otherwise.

This gloss is a very reddish-pink with very fine gold shimmer in it.  The shimmer was nonexistent, though, on my lips. Is just not seen AT ALL.  It gives a very faint reddish-pink tint to the lips colourwise and of course is glossy.


This comes with a nice doe-foot wand, soft and very nice to use - picks up a lot of the gloss too.  This is the one good feature in this lip gloss that I would pick out and point to everybody :D


Unfortunately, the wand will be the only one in the list of likes.  I will not be buying any more of these glosses because:
  • Is a very very sheer colour.  Its a bright beautiful colour in the bottle but on the lips, you get hardly anything.  Just a faint tint of the colour.  I did not find it anything special.
  • The main reason I will never buy this again is:  I HATE THE SMELL/TASTE which I get when I put this on my lips. I did not try this on my lips before I bought it, so I have only myself to blame, but I would strongly recommend anybody planning on buying this to do smell it before you buy, and definitely apply it on your lips before buying.
My final take on this gloss:  This is a shade I do not have and it is nonsticky, add to it the nice wand, I do not regret buying it at all, but I will not be buying any other colour in this range.  And this was the easiest way to claim I used red :D  I will have to learn to tolerate the smell/taste, though.....really, what is it???????

This review, however, is my personal opinion, and I know I am biased, so I would suggest if you were/are interested in buying this, please try at the counter for sure.  It is a good option for anyone who wants a very faint hint of colour and/or are scared to try colours like red/bright pink.  Don't just decide to not buy based on my review of this, but DEFINITELY do smell it before you buy :D

33 comments:

  1. me not much of a lipgloss person so will give this a miss

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  2. Absolutely NOT for non-lipgloss persons :D

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  3. Haahhh so u agree u got a lot many things??? Good Good ;)So next time reduce the no so tht u can rem d price.. whats say?

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  4. There was this offer going on na Aarthi..in Lifestyle..so I picked up from different counters. Usually I will buy just one thing from maybe one counter..me not at all used to buying more than that :D :D :D was a bit too much for me :D

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  5. This is like a tinted lip balm colour na...I like it. :))

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  6. Tastes horrids Rati..don't know if its only me feeling that way :-((

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  7. me likey :D But i have the sort of same shade in a lip plumper gloss from clinique and still whole tube to go before i give MF ones a try :(

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  8. MF blush Deb..me louuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..is so cute..is scary red in pan..but so perfect for me...me tooo dark I think :D but this gloss..is no good smell/taste :-((

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  9. Thanks so much for this review and swatches, Rads. I am going to check this out very soon.

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  10. me also no likey the clinique one for smell, like medicine :( and also stickey but will use the shite cause its mah money no go to trash :D

    Me louuuuuuuuuuuuuuu so mmuchhhhhh MF blush soooo glad you liked...i feel the shade i got also soooooooooooooooooooooo loud but once applied its so natural....one trick i discovered is cause i had trouble always putting same amount of blush on both cheeks, its cause creamy blush blend in the skin faster...so by the time you applied the second cheek the first one is already absorbed :D

    So know i apply both cheeks together with me fingers :D

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  11. SABRINAAAAAAAA...me did early early in the day :D :D but please smell it okay before you buy..is very strange taste/smell :-((

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  12. Deb - errrr...me sat whole day today putting only on one cheek :D :D me forgot about other side..was so busy learning to blend this in one cheek only :D :D :D And really is all thanks to you I even knew about this blush :D :D

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  13. it is beautiful!!!!!!!! but too sheer!:P it is beautifulllllll!!!!!!!! keep it!:D:D:P haha okay blush blush pleaseeeeee

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  14. Me do hand swatch for that..my face tho is a mess..but I louuu it ..but me dark no..is not so hyperpigmented like it would be for Deb :-(

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  15. hehe Deb is white! we are normal pretty people!:P:P firang!:P but me louu the psycho firang!:P i hope she doesnt read this!:P

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  16. DEB DEB DEB..she called you a psycho firang!!!! Heheheheee..me louuu her too..she supercute and I like her psycho..hope she never gets sane :D

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  17. ya gals crazy :P me so want bunk office whole week :( btw belated happy dassera for u mah babies

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  18. :D :D Happy Dassera to you toooo Deb..why you bunking office????? Me thinking Deb wants to spend quality time with hubby :D :D :D

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  19. OMG! she is going to live so long!:P heheh or she was being sneaky and sitting here to we unsuspecting innocent people write honest feelings and she catch us!:P and make us feel guilty!:P happy dassera!:P >:D< you toooo baaabbbyyy!!! mwah!:P

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  20. and someone went to mac and someone else shopped from cherryculture and this lady all YSL me feel bery bery underpaid all of a sudden :(

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  21. This lady is going to have to wash vessels in all the houses nearby me thinksss..tomorrow me empty my bank acct..tax work :-(( Like sweep up from the corners and pull out coins from inside the couch and pay up :-((

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  22. bwahahahahah me just went for honest blog work cause some broke friend(spent it on ysl):P asked me to get pigment swatches!:P so like that!:P no money! and you kow DDEEEEEEEBBB!!! RADS SAID MAC IS PRETTY CHEAP!!!!! LIKE OMG! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?! I CAN BUY BIG BAZAAR MICROWAVE and save 200 rupees!:P or buy a cheap concealer from mac!:P

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  23. :-( :-( It is pretty cheap only :| Like I pay not my arm-leg money and I will get good quality...you dont twist my words..you datttteeeeeeeee ogre...why dont you go sit on your own blog? Rati and Rads are evil giggling dying laughing :D

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  24. Dear Ikya,

    Rads cannot reply cos Rads died laughing at you.

    Love,
    Blog Ghost

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  25. you stop the blog ghost okay?! it is not cute! is as scary as,,,,, :D:D:D

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  26. Doesn't scare anyone..is as useless as you are as an ogre!

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  27. Me sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep...good night...blog closed for the day.

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  28. HAWWW?!?!?!?! shit!! *goes to think of a new plan*

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  29. me no likey me job :D me wanna be archeologist like mr Jones :D

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  30. night night YSL ladie :P

    oii ikku u no sleep???

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  31. Debbbbbbbb, Ikkkkkkeeeeeeeee - Good morning...me come back later...me go do useful work now :D

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