Review: Max Factor Silk Gloss in Crystal Dew 355

It’s been a little while since I reviewed any of the products kindly given to me by Caroline Frazer, so today seems like a good day to talk about one of them: the Max Factor Silk Gloss in Crystal Dew 355.

Max Factor Silk Gloss in Crystal Dew 355

I’ve never tried one of the Silk Glosses before, and I tend to favour netural glosses with a little shimmer, so this seemed ideal! The product claims to provide a ‘high-beam shine and lip balm feel’ – did it live up to those claims?

Max Factor Silk Gloss in Crystal Dew 355

Before I answer that question, I’ll chat about the applicator – the included brush is the typical doe foot applicator, which isn’t my favourite texture but does the job well. It it fairly normal for a product within this price range to have that type of applicator. For the record, the Silk Gloss retails at around £4.

Max Factor Silk Gloss in Crystal Dew 355

So, back to the look of the products! Here is a photo of my lips with one coat of the gloss:

Max Factor Silk Gloss in Crystal Dew 355

The ‘high-beam’ shine is undoubtedly there – it is a natural shimmer which I really like, and isn’t overpowering and ‘wet-looking’. In terms of having the feel of a lip balm, I have to disagree – whilst it does feel slightly more moisturising than some glosses, it still has the trademark sticky feel (although much less than some). Saying that, it is by no means unpleasant – it is one of the more comfortable glosses I’ve worn.

Overall I’m happy that I picked this up from Caroline – and once again, I’m very grateful!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. September 2, 2011 / 10:24 am

    It looks amazing! I recently bought a lip gloss from Max Factor, I don’t think it’s the Silk Gloss one, but it’s absolutely amazing. I just love Max Factor!

    Great review 😀

    • September 2, 2011 / 2:38 pm

      Aw awesome 😀 and thanks! x

  2. Lizzie
    September 2, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    this one looks so beautiful 🙂 hm.. think i’m gonna buy it 😉 thanks for the tip^^

    • September 3, 2011 / 3:11 pm

      Go for it 😀 no probs x

  3. NRGx4
    September 3, 2011 / 6:44 pm

    What would you rate it out of 5?

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