Fans of youth lifestyle brand, factorie can now shop for so much more at their favourite fashion store. The fashion favourite is now entering the beauty market with the launch of its first cosmetics range, Make Up Make Out, just in time for summer … and the music festival season! We’ve got all the details on the new collection so keep reading to find out more about this fabulously affordable range.
The new Make Up Make Out collection launched at the end of October at factorie stores across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and Malaysia and offers quality cosmetics starting at just R49. The range includes a contour kit, two eye shadow palettes, chunky lip crayons, super-fun macaron lip balms and a bronzer to give the perfect summer glow. It also includes mascara, nail paint, a bronzer brush, an eyeshadow brush and a range of body mist fragrances, from Coconut Crush to Moonstruck Nights.
The contour kit retails for R249 and comes with 6 different shades. The kit also includes a handy how-to instruction manual on the back so you can practice getting the perfect look at home. We also love the adorable macaron shaped lip balms that not only look amazing, but smell delicious too! Speaking of having fabulous lips, the chunky lip crayons come in 6 different colours and are the perfect addition to your makeup collection! The range also offers a collection of nail polishes including a matt top coat and 5 different colours including Mermaid Tails, Make Me Blush, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Dream, and Black Cobra at R49 per polish.
I got the chance to test out some of the products in the range including the Make Up Make Out Eyeshadow Palette (Vegas Nights – R149), Make Up Make Out Macaron Lip Balm (R99), and two Make Up Make Out Chunky Lip Crayons in Sophia Latte and Penelope Peach (R79). The palette offers 6 colours ranging from a light bronze and shimmery dark blue to a redish-purple and stark black. The palette is great for those who love to create a smokey eye in varying intensities and I loved combining the dark bronze and blue colours to create a more subtle smokey eye for evening. I was also impressed with the pigments of the shadows and how well they held out throughout the day. The shadows do have quite a striking shimmer but they blend nicely and the sparkle tends to fade when blended well.
Another winner was the lipstick crayon, which is super easy to apply and the pointy tip means that it can double as a lipliner too. The crayons come in 15 different shades. I loved the redish-brown Sophia Latte and the subtle pink Penelope Peach colours that were sent to me as they both offered a vivid pigment when applied and made my lips feel soft and moisturised. The crayons are great quality for ladies who love to inject a little bit of fun into their lives and the colour has good staying power. Another product for the lips is the oh-so-adorable Macaron Lip Balm. While this little guy isn’t quite a saving grace it is hella cute and is a great gift filler or bedside table accompaniment.
Shop the Make Up Make Out range at Factorie stores nationwide now.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.