Sunday, December 9, 2012

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Max Factor "Fantasy Fire" is one of those polish purchases which I wouldn't want to admit IRL. Only nail polish connoisseurs such as my lovely readers will understand. :)

"Fantasy Fire" is said to be a dupe of Clarins 230, a highly coveted polish which sadly has been discontinued and will run you about $100 on Ebay. Crazy right? So when I paid $30 for F.F. I thought I was being smart until I realized the tiny bottle (4.5 ml) is about the same as I would pay for a similar size 230 (if that was offered for sale). Most nail polish bottles are between 13-15 ml. So really had I just bought three F.F.s, it would be the same as one 230. Sigh.

Anyway on to the pictures. Sorry they are chipped but I was just taking these pics for myself and was recently organizing old photos and came across these and figure I should post them anyways. This was 1 or 2 coats F.F. (sorry I can't remember this was taken in May) over a neon true purple Color Club polish (I can't remember the name either!) This also looks fantastic over a plain black creme or a vivid royal blue like Revlon "Royal". Magenta might be nice too, but I have yet to try that. 

Look at that color change!!!  ::Drool::


Girly Bits, an indie seller, has a near dupe called "Shift Happens" which I bought from Llarowe for $12 for 15ml. I figure I needed a back up for F.F.! As for the real deal, if you live in England you might have been able to get your hands on F.F. since it was released there. And not as expensive as Ebay prices. Unfortunately Max Factor is no longer sold in the US. I really liked that brand and I remember they were the first to come out with the semi permanent lip colors. Although Covergirl has the same now with much better formulas since I guess cosmetic chemistry technology has improved over the years!


  1. Hmmm...this mani is so pretty. Love the color and the effect. I wanna try this out for this is also perfect for this coming holiday season.

  2. so pretty!

    p.s. check out my holiday outfit giveaway! xx

  3. It's an amazing polish for sure :)