Honey Lacquer is the new offering from the Max Factor range and I think they have dropped at the perfect time. I love a lip colour and I love an impact lip on a night out. However, during the summer months my lips get dry and I don’t like the feeling of a lipstick. I was a slave to lipgloss for years but mostly find them sticky and messy to apply. These new Honey Lacquers are something different. They claim to offer the colour of a lipstick, the shine of a lipgloss and the smoothness of a lip balm. Considering Max Factor created the first ever lip gloss called Lip Pomade, my hopes were high as I tested these out!
Honey Lacquer: The Packaging
The packaging of these is very sleek. A sturdy feeling clear tube with gold detailing. The lid has a geometric shape which makes application and grip easy. When you get your new tube pay attention as you pull the wand out. It has a unique lip to the tube that appears to scrape off the excess product. It is very satisfying, although that could just be me!! I found that this allowed only the perfect amount of product onto the doe foot applicator. In turn there was no mess applying the product to my lips. I can’t quite explain it but if you get a new tube pay attention and you’ll see what I mean!
Honey Lacquer: The Colour Range
The Colour Elixir Honey Lacquer’s come in a range of eight colours. There are nudes, pinks, corals and reds. I found each colour wearable so I’m sure you will find a colour to suit your skin tone. For this article I separated the Honey Lacquers into Nudes and Reds. They swatch extremely pigmented as you can see from the photos.
Honey Lacquer: The Nudes
I loved each colour in the nude range. They ranged from light pink to a chocolate brown. Each of the colours I wore without a lipliner or lipstick underneath so I was very impressed with the colour pay off. I loved the shade names too ! Honey Rose, Honey Lilac, Honey Nude and Chocolate Nectar.
Honey Lacquer: The Reds
Again, I was so impressed with the pigmentation of these colours. Indulgent Coral is one of my favourites from the whole collection. Regale Burgandy has a subtle gold shimmer to it and my only gripe is that is looks much darker in the tube. On the lips it is more of a berry shade and I would love if they has put a tiny bit more black pigment in it for that real autumn burgundy colour. That is probably the most first world problem ever as I love everything about these honey lacquers!
I loved using these. Wearing Honey Nude all day today and my lips felt moisturised without feeling sticky. It last well for a gloss and it didn’t slide all over my face! I love how they apply. The applicator is a big winner for me here. Pigmentation is amazing, they smell gorgeous and they feel light on the lips. Thumbs up from me! They retail at 13.99 euro and you can buy them HERE.