Hit or Miss: Captivating Ruby lipgloss

In today’s hit or miss I will talk about the Max Factor Lipgloss in Captivating Ruby. This gloss certainly has all the makings of a great product: an amazing bright red color and great packaging. Does it live up to its looks though?max factor captivating ruby lipgloss

The packaging has a simple but luxurious look: it certainly doesn’t scream budget beauty but looks far more sophisticated.

The color truly is great: a lovely deep red with the amazing shine and slight translucency of a gloss. If you are a little afraid of wearing bright colors, a gloss is a great way to get started.

max factor captivating ruby lipgloss

Unfortunately, the formula is really difficult to work with. Something about the pigmentation makes it very difficult to achieve an even finish, it took me forever to get it to look somewhat acceptable for the photograph.

This is even more irritating because you would have to reapply this continuously throughout the day, since -being a gloss – it doesn’t last very long.

Despite the promising start, this is definitely a miss for me. Uneven color just looks silly on your lips and who has time to spend ten minutes attempting to get an even finish every two hours?!

Vandaag in de serie Hit of Misser: de Max Factor Lipgloss in Captivating Ruby. Deze gloss heeft zeker de uitstraling van een geweldig product met een mooie rode kleur en super verpakking, maar is dat  ook zo?

max factor captivating ruby lipgloss

De verpakking heeft een simpele maar luxe uitstraling: het ziet er zeker niet uit als een goedkoop product maar heeft een chique uitstraling.

De kleur is echt super: een mooie klassiek rode kleur met een mooie glans en de lichte doorschijnendheid van een gloss. Als je het lastig vind om felle kleuren te dragen, dan is een lipgloss een goede manier om te beginnen.

max factor captivating ruby lipgloss

Helaas is de formule wat lastig om mee te werken. Er is iets met het pigment waardoor het heel moeilijk is om een effen kleur op je lippen te bereiken, het duurde echt super lang voordat het er acceptabel uitzag voor de foto.

Dit is nog vervelender omdat je dit natuurlijk de hele dag door opnieuw moet aanbrengen, de gloss blijft niet lang zitten.

Ondanks de veel belovende start is dit dus zeker een misser. Een oneven kleur ziet er gewoon stom uit op je lippen en wie heeft er nou de tijd om elke twee uur tien minuten bezig te zijn met een gloss?!


27 thoughts on “Hit or Miss: Captivating Ruby lipgloss

  1. Nicolish June 2, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    Wat jammer dat ‘ie je zo tegenvalt. Ik vond het kleurtje wel echt heel leuk!

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    • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:52 am

      Ja he! De kleur is geweldig, maar helaas 😦


    • Anne June 2, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Amy! Finish is just awful unfortunately. xx Anne


  2. Karen Rees June 1, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Such a shame this didn’t work out Anne, really surprised as Max Factor are usually great with their lip products, I have to say it does look like it could be a tricky one to apply evenly – maybe the more neutral tones would work a little better?! Karen xo

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    • Anne June 2, 2015 / 9:24 am

      Usually Max Factor is perfectly fine. I agree with you it might be the color: with nudes the even finish would matter less.
      xxx Anne

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      • Karen Rees June 2, 2015 / 8:06 pm

        Yep, thinking that too Anne… reds are trickyto master in regards to a perfect formula.. can be very patchy if not done right 😦 Takes Chanel to do it properly 😉 hehe Still LOVING it!!!!! lol XXX

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        • Anne June 3, 2015 / 8:51 am

          Hihihi, oh there is always Chanel! Glad to hear, it looks amazing on you. Glad I went with that color 🙂
          xxx Anne

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  3. plus+beauty27 June 1, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Awe I had high hopes for this one. That’s too bad it’s so hard to work with. :/

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    • Anne June 1, 2015 / 6:29 pm

      It is just frustrating! I am not really a gloss girl, so I expect them to be perfect or I wont even bother.

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      • plus+beauty27 June 1, 2015 / 6:48 pm

        Yeah I know what you mean. I have been wearing my NYX Butter Glosses a lot lately and I just got a couple of the Tanya Burr ones to try out. 🙂

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        • Anne June 2, 2015 / 9:28 am

          Oh Tanya Burr sounds really nice 😀 Can’t wait to read your thoughts on those 🙂

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          • plus+beauty27 June 2, 2015 / 1:30 pm

            Thank you Anne! 🙂 xo

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  4. RavishingRoses June 1, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    oh no what a shame!! great review Anne xx

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    • Anne June 1, 2015 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks, just wish it was a little better because the color is great!

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    • Anne June 1, 2015 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks: I love the color as well. Not usually a glossy kinda girl, but I like to switch occasionally. xx


  5. Sanae June 1, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Jammer dat ie tegenvalt. De kleur is mooi, maar ik ben absoluut geen lipgloss liefhebber

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    • Anne June 1, 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Nee he, vaak zo plakkerig.


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