23 August 2015

Budget Buy | Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits

Newest eyeshadows to hit the drugstore are the Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits.  Available in six shades - Lavish Onyx and Lush Lilacs.  The kit comes packaged in a sleek rectangular compact with three eyeshadows and a brow powder. 

Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits Review - Aspiring Londoner

I'll be honest, there are so many eyeshadow quads and palettes at the drugstore, most don't live up to much.  From experience, matte eyeshadows especially have the worst formulation and performance.  You do get odd palettes where the texture exceeds expectation, but they're few and far between.  It'll be fair to say, I wasn't expecting much.

I tried out the kit in Lavish Onyx as it had more my kind of colours in.  I was staright away attracted to that mauve-y shimmer shadow at the top!  From swatches, the eye shadows have a really soft formulation.  Just a dab of my finger picked up a lot of product and it smoothed on evenly.  To my surprise, the matte brow powder was incredibly soft, pigmented and smooth to blend.  This is the shadow I expected the least from!  I actually have been using this as a crease shadow and not for my brows as I think it's actually too soft to use on the brows.  I'd have preferred for it to be a little less fine for creating definition on my brow.  Nonetheless I think it's a great eyeshadow and super impressed that a matte shadow from the drugstore can be this good!

Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits Lavish Onyx Review - Aspiring Londoner

Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits Lavish Onyx Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

The lightest highlight shade is my least favourite as it has quite visible glitter particles.  Instead of highlighting, I dab my finger on the shadow and place on the centre of my lids for a 'pop' effect.  The shimmery bronze-y shadow is beautiful and perfect for using either as an all over shadow or to use for a smokey eye.  The smokey blue shimmer shadow is great for the crease and for your lower lash line too.  I've already mentioned how much I enjoy the matte dark brown shade for using as a crease shadow - absolute winner!

These Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits are priced at £8.99 and is one to try out!  The quality is worth writing home about, and I'll be definitely trying out a few more of the other shades too!

What's your favourite eyeshadow from the drugstore?  Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.

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