Max Factor Deep Burgundy Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick

Max Factor Deep Burgundy Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick (Rs 650 for 2.5 g)Max Factor Deep Burgundy Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick  (2)Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick – bold, defined colour for lips that pop.

  • Bold, larger-than-life colour
  • Strong pigmentation
  • Sculpted tip for definition
  • Smooth formula glides on
  • Line and fill lips in-one
  • Texture allows for blending


Has it ever happened that you went for buying something and return with something else? I like Revlon Balmstains and have Lovesick from the range, I needed one slightly toned down color to wear on daily basis. I went to buy Smitten and ended up at Max Factor counter. Max factor has recently launched Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in 6 colors. I got Deep Burgundy.

Packaging – I thought like all other lip crayons this would also have a twist up packaging, but sadly its a wooden pencil.Max Factor Deep Burgundy Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick  (3)


Shade – Max Factor Deep Burgundy is a burgundy colored lip crayon. This shade is perfect for winters.

Texture & Formula – Max Factor Deep Burgundy feels almost like a lipstick. I tried couple of Color Elixir lipsticks in the store and their formula was almost comparable to this crayon, its like changing the packaging but the formula is same. Crayon glides on pretty smoothly on lips and feels bit sticky. It has a buttery texture that almost melts while applying. Formula is loaded with silver shimmers that gives it a glossy almost frosty finish.

Max Factor Deep Burgundy Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick  (1)


Pigmentation – Although the color is deep but formula doesn’t give full coverage/ pigmentation. You have to swipe the crayon multiple times to cover lips evenly.

Staying Power – Max Factor Deep Burgundy Giant Pen Stick stays on for good 3-4 hours and fades without staining lips.

Overall Thoughts

I have mixed feeling about this product. I didn’t like the packaging and the frosty finish. Also I am not a fan of sticky formula and non staining lip crayons, they leave you with bare lips after some time. Also Max factor has priced Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick a bit too high. I am not sure if all the colors have similar finish, so try them in store before buying if you aren’t fan of shimmers.

Ratings :3/5


  • November 4, 2013


    Too much shimmer for my liking
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    • November 6, 2013


      Same here

  • November 4, 2013


    true.. it looks sticky and frosty.. but i really liked the shade on u…

    • November 6, 2013


      Thanks Jyotsna, but somehow I didn’t like the shade much :/

  • November 5, 2013


    Wooden pencil means so much product go waste na 🙁 🙁 But the color looks lovely on you….
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    • November 6, 2013


      Yes this is what I disliked the most since the product isn’t cheap 🙁