Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 825 Pink Brandy Swatch, Review + Where to Buy

Apr 9, 2012

For Skincare its all the ingredient list that decides but for cosmetics it’s the look and packing that attacts me more – What makes you pretty should be pretty as well :D. A gold color lipstick kind of old lady thing for me so I avoided them always! But this time I could not resist the BIG X etched on the body. When I went to the counter, this color actually attracted me at once. I didn’t even mind swatching other from the range or even this one!

About the lipstick range –

For instant fabulous colour and smoother, softer* lips over time look no further than Max Factor’s new Colour Elixir Lipstick. The Elixir formula contains a 60% blend of skin emollients, conditioners and antioxidants including vitamin E, for a visible transformation in the look and feel of your lips. As you apply the Colour Elixir Lipstick, it actively moisturises and smoothes lips. Enjoy rich and gorgeous looking colour on smooth, beautiful lips! 

What I felt-

Color – I know I am sucker for name but what does Pink Brandy mean? I googled but I could not get a clear picture. Anyways its not a pink for sure. Even after a week of daily use I find it hard to classy it in colors – Its more like a subtle coral with a pink peach tone. At times I feel more peach it in.

Finish – Its kinda glossy. With one swipe, it feels like a sheer lipcolor. In 2-3 swipes it hides the lip pigmentation. Does not feel heavy or as something is applied on your lips.

Stay – Even with the sheer kinda finish, it lasts long. Kind of get absorbed in my lips but not setting on lines but absorbed. Even after 3-4 hours when the lipstick goes away, you can still see the tint of it. Hardly any peachy kind of color lipstick left any tint on my lips but this one did!! *super happy!*

Price – The price is the only thing which might refrain people from buying this. It is 670 INR for 4gm.

Where to buy – I got this from Lifestyle, GIP, Noida (btw the SA Durga there is very nice). The best deal I found online was on Stylecaze for just 603 INR but this color is not available there. Check HERE has all the shades and it has it for the retail price of 670 INR. Check HERE

You will love them
  • if you like lip colors which stays on your lips without making you feel heavy
  • if you like a tint to continue for long
  •  if you want your lines not to be highlighted 
Stay away
  • If you have very very pigmented lips
  • If you do not like slightly glossy colors and prefers mattes. 

Final Words – I might get another lip color from the range for the fact that it leave behind that nice tint but maybe other colors might not behave like this does. I will swatch all of these once for sure. 

Have you tried these? These were my first buys from MaxFactor and I am pleased so far. Do share what you liked from MaxFactor so that I can try them next time I visit the store :D

PS: Along with this I brought the Max Factor Diva Coral Nail Paint. The golden scissors in the pics was gifted in the Healthkart Divo Event 


  1. The color is simply adorable! So is the packaging. I dislike gold packaging for the same reason too :-) But this one is so alluring. N what's that cute li'l pair of scissors?

    1. @Nafisa - yes gold packing are yuck most of the time. Those scissors are actually a broach that we got in the Divo Event.

  2. its a gorgeous shade babe... and your lips are soo beautiful!!! <3 <3 :)

  3. omg ! yr lips look so beautiful !! d color accentuates em a lot !!

  4. Maxfactor needs better names! I would have never bought a colour called Pink Brandy thinking it's a pinky metallic silvery colour. But DAT COLOUR BE SEXY!

    1. thank God I didn't bothered to read about the name at the store. Luckily they colors are there on the bottom XD......
      Something for u - le lipstick bottom says le color :D :D

  5. Nice shade!! ur lips swatches look v. pretty!

  6. Pretty shade :) I like such shades. Looks good on you,,m yet to try this brand, I guess I should now,,

  7. Gosh! Pink Brandy is accentuating ur lips so damn sexily!!! I like lippie's name "Pink Brandy!!

  8. OMG This color is so perfect for everyday. Definitely checking this out !
    and you have such lush lips.This color suits you very well :)

  9. I've heard of a dupe for this in the CoverGirl line, but I can't seem to find it. Do you happen to know what it is? (I live in America, so I can't get Max Factor)

    1. I am very sure you will get one from Covergirl because Covergirl is sister company of Max Factor. We don't get Covergirl here so, can't help you with the exact shade name.

      Thanks for commenting Marie.

  10. OMG ive been looking for a shade like this! im definitely getting this after seeing ur super pretty lip swatches:)


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