Review: Max Factor Excess

Just in time for summer, I got a package from Max Factor—the Excess Volume Extreme Impact Mascara in Black and Excess Intensity Longwear Eyeliner in Excessive Aqua, plus a handy pouch to store my travel essentials. Max Factor Excess Volume Extreme Impact Mascara This mascara gives you a two-step application: a mega volumizing base and a jet-black […]

By Kate Alvarez

Review: Max Factor CC Sticks

Color-coded concealers

By Kate Alvarez

Review: Max Factor Whipped Crème

Has Tara found the holy grail of foundations?

What’s Your Lip Shape?

Hit the mark by knowing your bow shape

By Kate Alvarez

Review: Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation

One of the best makeup recommendations of Max Factor’s Bobby Carlos is the Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation. “It’s great for girls with acidic skin,” he told me. If you have acidic skin, it means that makeup—from foundation to lipstick—reacts by becoming lighter or darker after you apply it on your skin. Max Factor […]

By Kate Alvarez

Review: Max Factor Perfecting CC Cream

Has Barbi finally found the holy grail of CC creams?

By Barbi Chan

One Product, Five Ways

Sometimes, all you need is a little imagination

By Barbi Chan

Five Things I Learned from Bobby Carlos

One of my life mottos is “Never stop learning,” an adage that I have been applying to all aspects of my life, makeup techniques notwithstanding. While I have no desire to become a professional makeup artist anytime soon, I believe in improving my skills and knowledge in the arena of everyday makeup. One Saturday morning, […]

Cheer Up, Buttercup!

If the rainy weather is making you feel blue, perk up your day with these makeup techniques.


Review: Max Factor Color Elixir Giant Pen Stick

Move over, lipsticks! There’s a new kid in town.