Comparison of Chanel – 509 Paradoxal, MAC – Anti-Fashion, Max Factor – 145 Noisette and Sephora – 97 Drive Him Crazy

Like I said, I have plenty of this kind of nail polish – I just love so much! These four look very similar, I’d even go so far as to say that Paradoxal and Noisette are dupes. They were very similar in coverage, finish and appearance, whereas Anti-Fashion was a bit sheerer, and Drive Him …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 19 Deep Grey

Deep Grey is a charcoal shimmer polish, bordering on a frost finish. It’s so beautiful in its simplicity that I am almost ashamed to say that this was an untried for me until I took these photos. I find it difficult to tell whether the base is black and just so crammed with frosty shimmer …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 18 Cloudy Blue

Cloudy Blue is a dark blue shimmer polish with a dark grey base and slightly duochromatic shimmer. You can’t see any of the duochromatic effect on the nails, but you can definitely see it in the bottle. I dislike polishes that do that, because you get your hopes up and then they fall flat as …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 17 Green Bronze

Green Bronze is a black based polish with golden tiny flakes, and is actually neither green nor bronze. I absolutely love black based polishes with gold in them, like China Glaze – Cast a Spell or W.I.P – Supernova but what I like about Green Bronze compared to the other two is the amount of …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 16 Emerald

Emerald is a dark teal polish with a greenish shimmer. It’s not as sheer as its sisters, this is only two coats (although a third would probably be a good idea). It reminds me very much of KICKS Jewel of Denial, part from that the base which is lighter in Emerald and a bit more …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 14 Dazzling Blue

Dazzling Blue is a sheer light blue polish with a green shimmer that is slightly duochromatic. The duochromatic effect is much stronger in the bottle than on the nails but you can definitely see a pinkish tint to the shimmer in the right light and angle. This is three coats, but a fourth might be …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 05 Sunny Pink

Sunny Pink is a very sheer pale pink polish with a lovely gold shimmer. This is three coats but a fourth is needed for full opacity. I wrote a post about this polish and a few other Max Effects about a year or so ago, but I was so new to photography back then that …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 45 Fantasy Fire

Fantasy Fire is a sheer blue based shimmer polish with a very strong rainbow colored duochromatic effect, and somewhat of a unicorn for many nail polish enthusiasts outside of the UK. This polish is only available there and since almost no British online stores ship outside of the UK now it’s practically impossible to get …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 44 Graffiti

Graffiti is a greenish teal shimmer polish with large shimmer particles, and is somewhat a sister of Odyssey Blue. It lacks the same depth, but is absolutely divine in its own way. I think it would get the same depth as Odyssey Blue if it was layered over a darker green underwear or even on …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 43 Odyssey Blue

Odyssey blue is a bright blue shimmer polish with small almost-there purple flecks that were impossible to capture with my camera. It covers with two coats but a third is needed to get the incredible depth that this polish actually has. This is probably my first, although unintentional, nail of the day since I’m wearing …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 42 Moon Dust

Moon Dust is a sheer grey based slightly duochromatic polish with big shimmer particles or possibly foil flakes that shift from bright purple to a pinkish color. I needed four coats for this polish, which is not just annoying and time consuming, it also feels like I’m wasting a lot of polish since the bottles …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 41 Meteorite

Meteorite is a dark blue metallic foil polish with a hint of purple undertones. At first I thought this would be a wonderful polish, then when I saw it in the bottle I was disappointed, until I actually applied it. What a brilliant polish this is! It has such a nice depth to it, one …

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