MaxFactor Liquid Effect Eye Pencil – Violet Voltage Review, Swatches

MaxFactor Liquid Effect Eye Pencil – Violet Voltage Review & Swatches

Maxfactor Liquid Effect Eye pencil

According to the Website:

MaxFactor’s new Eye Effects Collection offers a range of beauty tools born from backstage make-up artists, specially designed to help make creating professional eye looks easy, empowering women to become their own make-up artist.

Liquid Effect Eye Pencils make perfecting professional eye lines simple, delivering a precision liquid line with the ease of use of a pencil, and featuring a built-in smudger.

How To Use:

Apply to your lower lash line with Liquid Effect Pencil, smudging the edges with the built-in blender. Choose between a flash of colour to brighten your eye look, or add intensity with darker shades.

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7£ on Boots website, will let you know if they are available here which I’m pretty sure they must be.

Shades Available:

Available in 6 shades – Green glow, Violet Voltage, Lilac Flame, Black Fire, Silver Spark and Brown Blaze.

My Word on MaxFactor Liquid Effect Eye Pencil:

In my quest of collecting eye pencils in all possible shades available, I reach out for any new and good brand of eye pencils as I prefer wearing them very often because of their ease of application and long-lasting effect.

violet eye liner

The rubbery smudger.

This led me to instantly order this eye pencil which has been newly launched by MaxFactor and I do hope they are available in India too. The name and the shades available would easily attract anyone to try these and as I had a nice purple shade missing in my eye pencils collection, I had to order this one without second thoughts.


Violet Voltage is a beautiful purple shade, very much similar to the Colorbar Prunella. It looks more like blackish purple in dim light, but with flash or strong lighting, this looks as a true violet shade. Pigmentation is medium to dark.


Left- The actual shade after 1 swipe and Right- after using the smudger.


This eye pencil comes in double-ended form which has the pencil at one end and a smudger at the other end. Both of these are covered with a clear plastic cap. Pencil can be sharpened. The pencil is of the same color as the shade one is buying so it is very easy to locate it in my eye pencil holder. Overall the packaging is quite cute and attractive.


Now do not confuse the name ‘liquid effect’ with the effect the pencil produces on the eyes. It gives the same application as any normal eye pencil would provide with no liquid liner kind of effect. The texture of the eye pencil is soft and creamy and application is therefore, easy and smooth.


The smudger provided is made up of rubber and I think it is more of an eraser than a smudger actually. 😛 It does a nice job of smudging the pencil on the lower lash line, but on the upper lid, I find it like an eraser. :idk: Well, it’s not harsh on the lid though.

Staying Power:

The pencil easily stays on for 6 hours or more. After that it starts fading away slowly and evenly. So, summarising its pros and cons for you all.

Pros of the MaxFactor Liquid Effect Pencil:

  • Soft and creamy texture.
  • Available in 6 lovely shades.
  • Comes with a built-in smudger at one end.
  • It is water proof and does not fade or smudge on coming in contact with water.
  • It is totally smudgeproof once it sets, which it does within a minute or two of application.
  • Stays on easily for 6 – 7 hours.
  • Fades away slowly and evenly.
  • Packaging is sturdy and attractive.
  • Pencil can be sharpened without the fear of breakage.
  • Pigmentation is great and is buildable.

Cons of the MaxFactor Liquid Effect Pencil:

  • Availability in India is a doubt to me right now, but I think it should be available.
  • Smudger acts more like an eraser on the lid. :/
  • It is a little costly than the other pencils available in the market.
  • I could not find any ingredient list for it.


I would rate it 4/5.

Do I Recommend?

Yes. For those looking out for a lovely purple shade or eye pencil, this is surely a great choice.

Now, have a clear look at the shade on my eyes.


Without flash

with flash

With flash

without flash

With flash after smudging with the attached smudger. You can see that the intensity decreases.

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54 thoughts on “MaxFactor Liquid Effect Eye Pencil – Violet Voltage Review, Swatches

        1. do chk out at the MF counter jyo.. i didnt go out this weekend so cudn’t inquire… wud do so next wk for sure.. i am pretty sure it wud b available as the MF lipfinity is also available here now which was not previously.. :haanji: :haanji:

          1. It is available in India…saw it yesterday, liked it much but the colors available are quite common ones,so skipped….. :thanks: for the great review Nids… :puchhi: :puchhi:

  1. I love everything purple/violet and other similar derivatives and it looks fab on you :waytogo:

    Is that crackle on your nails :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :woot:

  2. wohoo!! it looks so freaking amazing on your eyes nids!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: i am a fan already! :jalwa: :jalwa: hope it’s available in india (fingers crossed!) :drool:

  3. Looks so pretty on you Nida! :dumb: :dumb: So mch like prunella. :methinks: But prunella can’t be applied on the waterline. 🙄 Muzhe bhi ye chahiye! :waaa: :waaa:

    😥 😥 … Well…Nice review,Nids. :teeth

  4. purrrpppllleeeeee….. :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :love: :love: :love: nidsi bot sundar lag ra tumpe sachiii…. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  5. it is a very pretty shade of purple , nids. yeah it is similar to colorbar prunella but i guess prunella is more intense. loved how it looks on your eyes. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. i too think tht prunella is a lil darker shade of purple but yes this 1 is a true violet shade :dance: n thanx Rati :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. Nidss.. ur eyes are looking beautifull….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: .. the shade is good..i dont have this one.. will try to grab this one soon.. :jog: :jog: :jog:

  7. Nids, this is a very nice shade and superb review :waytogo: :waytogo: .
    The pics luk really gud, and your eyes are really pretty..And nice crackle nail polish btw.. :makeup:

  8. lovely colour….& this had me running to the colourbar counter to swatch Prunella which I loved & bought immediately

    1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: monika.. colorbar prunella as already said is a lil more intens than this 1 but njoy tht :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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