Monday, June 11, 2012

Max Factor - Fantasy Fire

Max Factor hit the bullseye when they released this gorgeous blurple shimmer. I don't think anyone can look at it and stay indiferent. I'm talking about Fantasy Fire, of course.
Max Factor Fantasy Fire over BYS Matte Charcoal

I must admit, at first I thought I'd never buy this one. It's small, quite pricey and it's Max Factor (I don't like this brand for various reasons). But then I saw it in a store and I said to myself - what the hell... =) I think it was ~ 4€ for a very small, undefined amount of polish. This polish is sheer, so it's best to layer it over some other shade. Otherwise you'll end up with three coats on your nails and a still visible nail line.

BYS, Matte Charcoal, 1 coat + Max Factor, Fantasy Fire, 2 coats
Max Factor Fantasy Fire over BYS Matte Charcoal

I don't think I need to tell you this polish looks much better in real life. It appears kind of washed out on my photos no matter how much I tried but I think you got the idea.
Max Factor Fantasy Fire over BYS Matte Charcoal

What do you think? Would you pay more money for a shade like this one?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

31 comments:

  1. So lovely! I'm glad I finally caved and ordered it from Ebay this weekend :) With very special polishes, like this one, I don't mind spending a little more money.

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  2. I was thinking of it today but I didn't buy it. I have to admit, that it is very very beautiful, but for me it was a problem that I couldn't find any info about the size, and I don't even have a guess. Maybe an other time I'll buy it, not sure though...

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    1. Yeah, there's nothing on the bottle about the size of it. I doubt there are 5 mL of polish in there. I'd say less - about 4 mL.

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  3. It is one very hot color! I paid a bit more for my bottle but that's because I got it imported from Ireland. Love it! :)

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  4. I'd love to buy it, but it isn't available in Germany. Which, to be precise, annoys the hell out of me, ha! Beautiful polish, though Max Factor isn't my favorite company.

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  5. Max factor run tests on animals...

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    1. I know. I'm not running a cruelty free blog atm, although I'd love to. All cosmetics should be cruelty free, if you ask me.

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  6. It's so gorgeous! I hope it'll get into the stores here as well. :)

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  7. I just can't decide to buy it or not. It's sooo beautiful and special but... too small, too sheer so I don't wanna spend this money for it. But I'm really in love *.*

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    1. Ah, it's only a polish. If you're in love with the color, buy it. You'll get tired of it before you'll use it up. Or is that just me? =D

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    2. Yeah, I know that feelin :D

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  8. Lovely! I also thought of not buying it, but I think I'll have to, since EVERY nail blogger has swatched it and it looks awesome!!!

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  9. jučer sam ga baš držala u ruci i bočica mi se činila još manja nego na blogovima pa sam odustala od kupnje... ma ja bih zabranila te mikroskopske bočice, baš me nerviraju :-P

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  10. Every time I hit the shops I look for this one.. U'm not a MF fan at all, actually don't own anything from that brand, but this polish i neeeed to get my hands on.

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  11. I could never get enough of this polish!!

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  12. Maybe the polish is worth the prize, because it looks so BEAUTIFUL!
    BUT, I would never ever pay 4€ for a tiny bottle like this.
    Not that I wouldn't have the money, but it's a shame to produce a polish with just a few ml/oz.
    And I don't like MaxFactor!

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  13. I was talking a look at the Max Factor display on Saturday to see if by any chance they had this but I couldn't find it. Apparently it's only sold in England or something.
    The bottles are indeed small and a bit expensive, but I wouldn't mind to pay a little extra for this beauty.

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  14. I got one throught a swap with a lovely brit that asked me some Ludurana nail polish (hooray for internet and international mail!).
    Its a small bottle but so cute (I love mini bottles).
    Thanks for the swatch.

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  15. I love this swatch! I tried my Fantasy Fire over blue polish with awful results :( I think the charcoal has give it a great base and will have to give it a go. I love love love this color :)

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  16. Argh I've been looking EVERYWHERE for this polish here in New Zealand but can't find it ANYWHERE. *cries* It's so beautiful!
    -Del xx

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  17. It looks super amazing on the last photo!

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  18. wow! great color! i don't own nothing like that in my 300 bottles collection :D

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  19. Ilaria (ilaria.bark@yahoo.com)June 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Max factor test on animals. Congrats!

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  20. I love Fantasy Fire and your pictures are gorgeous! If you layer it over another color, you don't need to use so much product and anyway, I never finish any bottle! I got mine thanks to a kind blogger in UK who sent me a bottle!! :-))

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  21. Sam ni mi jasno.. a to je redna linija ali je LE?

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  22. I have a couple of spares if anyone wants to do a swap. There are lots of polishes I cant easily get from outside UK that I would love. Message me at maria.carter@tesco.net if you are interested xx

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  23. I have never seen Max Factor polishes ever anywhere here on the east coast of usa. My mom used MF makeup but I haven't seen it around for decades. The polish looks fab in the photo. Is 4 Euros around the price of, say, Butter London polishes?

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  24. Hee hee... No. Butter London polishes are more expensive. 4 € = 5 USD.

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