Review: Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Tint in 06 (Royal Plum)

On a bad day, there is always lipstick. I was at a loss for topics to blog about so I checked my albums and found this set. It has been waiting in my drafts for quite a while now so, yeah, why don't we talk about lip color? More specifically, the Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Tint in 06. The name is not printed on the label but after a quick Google search, I found out that this shade's name is Royal Plum.

Keep your deep lip colour without the sticky thickness of traditional lipsticks for lightweight, kiss-proof colour that lasts.

Doesn't it remind you of a marker pen? The applicator nib supposedly "allows you to trace the contours of your lips, while the flat side of the nib enables you to easily color in the wider fleshy area." I didn't have a hard time applying this but it felt a little disconcerting to be honest, since I couldn't help but feel that I'm using a real marker on my lips LOL.

With the name Royal Plum I was actually expecting a more (duh) plummy-deep purplish color, but this shade is more like cherries and apples to me. These photos were taken without flash beside a window with abundant natural light pouring in. Except for the watermarks, no editing or adjusting was used.

Here is what it looked like against my natural lip color
... and applied completely on my lips
I liked that it's fool-proof and very easy to apply. It is also really pigmented that you don't need to go swipe-crazy to achieve this level of color. It has many qualities, but subtlety is not one of them. True to its name, my Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Tint lasted on me for about three to four hours before the color gradually faded to a nice pink stain. It is also transfer-proof and did not dry my lips. I haven't had a chance to try if it is also kiss-proof, but I will certainly let you know when the situation to test this claim presents itself. Kidding!


However, you might have noticed that the color bleeds a little so a lipliner (which I do not have, can you believe it?) would be helpful. Also, I am not a fan of the taste. Not that it's unpleasant but, you know how I couldn't help but think that I was drawing on my lips using a marker when using this? I kept on imagining that is how marker's ink tastes like! Also, the color looks too... artificial for me. But, you know, that's just me. I think it would still work well depending on the outfit and the occasion.

Case in point: when it's paired with a bare and clear face!
It is advisable to store this properly to make sure it doesn't dry before you've had the chance to use it all up. I am also not sure how much this is as it was given to me as a gift, but I will update this post when I get more information. I'm pretty sure it doesn't cost more than P700, though.

So, what do you think? I have been steering clear of bright colored lipsticks since I colored my hair red, but I think I'll revisit this lipstick and give it another try. Who knows, I might not think of markers then.

Disclosure: I got this product from a goodie bag at another event where Max Factor was one of the sponsors. I was not contacted nor required to make a review and all opinions are my own.

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