Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Max Factor Colour Effect Mini Nail Polish Fantasy Fire

Well, this polish was a tricky little devil to get hold - and keep hold - of!  First of all I went to Boots.com to see if they had it on their Max Factor 3 for 2 and they didn't have any in stock.  So I went to Superdrug, where the woman at the till proceeded to cling on to the bottle while she checked the name and stared at the colour, saying how nice it was in a very wistful way....I thought we were going to have to wrestle for it!  I then went to get it out of my bag after work and it wasn't there, or in my pocket or make up bag.  I got to work and checked under my desk and it wasn't there either (I keep my bag under my desk) then on the off chance went into our lunch room to where I'd sat the day before and it was there under the table in the corner, you could hardly see it!  Phew.

Apparently, this supposedly is a dupe for the much fabled Clarins 230 - a discontinued, hard to find polish that sells for a ridiculous price on Ebay.  Except it apparently isn't.  I don't have Clarins 230 so I can't really comment on that, what I can comment on is the fact that it's prettym though not quite sure if it deserves the hysteria it's currently causing.  It's sheer and the bottle is small (3.6ml I think) so you do need to layer it, which I've done below.  The first is Fantasy Fire alone then layered over other colours.

L-R:  Fantasy Fire, Topshop Deceptive, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, OPI Play Til Midnight, OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, Revlon Passion Fruit 375, Leighton Denny Madison, Leighton Denny The Heiress, Revlon All Fired Up

For me, I preferred it over the dark purples and reds.  Topshop Deceptive, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, OPI Play Til Midnight and Revlon All Fired Up were my favourites.

I don't think I've ever bought or used a Max Factor polish, it's just not a brand I tend to use for anything but I'd buy again, I liked quite a few of the colours in the Colour Effect Minis range.


  1. This is such a beautiful colour! I've been looking for it for a while now, but everywhere i go it's sold out!x


    1. I went in Boots yesterday and they still had a couple of bottles in there - don't know if maybe they got a new order or something? I should have bought it shouldn't I!


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