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Max Colour Effect Nail Polish

Mini pots for maxi fun in 36 cool colours for any look. Shake things up and let your nails make a statement!

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Max Colour Effect Mini Nail Polish in fun-size pots to nail your look with a flourish of polish!

  • Choose from 36 on-trend colours for any occasion.
  • Handy mini pots for your purse.
  • Part of the Max Effect range.
choose from 36 Shades
suitable for
Intense Colour
Dramatic
Glossy
Natural
Shimmering
Colour impact
Day-time
Day-to-night
Dramatic
Iconic look
Natural
Night-time
Party
Pastels
Smoky eye
Summer
Wedding
Work
Top tips for how to apply
  • 1

    First remove any oils by buffing or wiping your nails with polish remover.
  • 2

    After applying base coat, brush one stroke of polish down the centre of your nail and a stroke either side.
  • 3

    Wait for 10 minutes, then apply a second coat.
  • 4

    Paint polish over your nail edges and undersides to seal the tips. Use a top coat to finish to make your polish last longer.
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26 Shades
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Assessment Summary
Overall
2.3/5
2.3/ 5
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RATING_BREAKDOWN 8 reviews
1 STARS
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4 STARS
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5 STARS
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2.3 / 5
2.3 / 5
Colour
2.6 / 5
2.6 / 5
Does it last?
2.4 / 5
2.4 / 5
Ease of Use
2.9 / 5
2.9 / 5
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Nico
 
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19, October 2015
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19, October 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
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Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Bring back the Fire in Fantasy Fire!
APPROVED 19, October 2015
The new version of this product is misleading because it is another product and it retains the name of the old one. The new Fantasy Fire nail polish has NOTHING in common with the old, shimmering, fiery rainbow Fantasy Fire. So bring back the Fire or change the name of the new...whatever you want to call it, because I will never refer to it as fantasy Fire! Oh, and for those who bought the old Fantasy Fire and were disappointed - it's meant for layering over a dark color, don't waste this precious nail polish by putting on 4-5 layers on its own! What you were doing with this polish is sacrilege! :))))) Try 1-2 coats over navy blue or black and then post a comment. ;)
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lovelylisa1
 
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19, April 2015
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19, April 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
4/5
4 of 5
4 STARS
1
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4/5
4 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
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No
Age: 35 to 44
Purchase Location: Superdrug
Length of Ownership: 1 month
Hair Color: Blonde
Gender: Female
Skin Tone: LightMedium
Where: Trade
Overall
4 / 5
4 / 5
love it!!
APPROVED 19, April 2015
Value for money
5 / 5
5/ 5
Does it last?
4 / 5
4/ 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
5/ 5
Colour
5 / 5
5/ 5
I love this enamel. Easy to use and a nice size so no waste or gloopy varnish! I used Red carpet glam (no 11) and the colour applies evenly and is the same red that you can see in the bottle. Beautiful finish too. I would definately recommend this product.
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PolishFiend
 
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09, April 2015
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09, April 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
4/5
4 of 5
4 STARS
1
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4/5
4 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
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No
Age: 25 to 34
Purchase Location: Boots
Length of Ownership: 6 months
Overall
4 / 5
4 / 5
Beautiful over a base colour
APPROVED 09, April 2015
Value for money
2 / 5
2/ 5
Does it last?
3 / 5
3/ 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
5/ 5
Colour
4 / 5
4/ 5
I saw Fantasy Fire in the store and did a double take, it was so beautiful! But don't be fooled into thinking you will get the same effect on your nails in a single coat, because you won't. I don't own any other Max Effect polishes but I imagine this to be a common complaint with all the Max Effect mica polishes. You could build layers if you have the time, but I wouldn't recommend this. However use it over a base colour, and then you will only need a single coat to make your nails pop. If you want to achieve the bottle colour use it over a purple base. A deep blue also works well; basically any base colour similar to the mica colours of Fantasy Fire. My only major complaint would be the price; it's quite expensive for such a tiny bottle.
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Char31
 
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31, January 2015
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31, January 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
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0
No
Age: 18 to 24
Purchase Location: Superdrug
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Hair Color: Brunette
Gender: Female
Skin Tone: Light
Where: Other
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Don't waste your money
APPROVED 31, January 2015
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Does it last?
1 / 5
1/ 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
1/ 5
Colour
1 / 5
1/ 5
I brought shade 45 fantasy fire and wish I didn't waste my money on it. It comes out nothing like the shade in the bottle it comes out so light and streaky.
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Char31
 
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31, January 2015
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31, January 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Age: 18 to 24
Purchase Location: Superdrug
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Hair Color: Brunette
Gender: Female
Skin Tone: Light
Where: Other
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Don't waste your money
APPROVED 31, January 2015
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Does it last?
1 / 5
1/ 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
1/ 5
Colour
1 / 5
1/ 5
I brought shade 45 fantasy fire and wish I didn't waste my money on it. It comes out nothing like the shade in the bottle it comes out so light and streaky.
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Bodkin
 
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18, November 2014
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18, November 2014
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Age: 35 to 44
Purchase Location: Boots
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Hair Color: Red
Gender: Female
Skin Tone: Light
Where: Trade
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Disappointing "colour"
APPROVED 18, November 2014
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Does it last?
2 / 5
2/ 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
2/ 5
Colour
1 / 5
1/ 5
I bought the Fantasy Fire colour as it was a beautiful deep bluey purple with a bit of a shimmer running through it. I'm into deep colours at the moment so it looked perfect. However, the colour on my nails is more like a mid range lilac. Not the colour in the bottle at all. It's quite patchy as well - not giving a good overall colour and both applications were quite thick - a lot more than I would usually expect to use. Not impressed at all.
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Charlotte
 
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04, September 2014
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04, September 2014
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
5/5
5 of 5
5 STARS
1
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5/5
5 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Age: 18 to 24
Purchase Location: Boots
Length of Ownership: 1 month
Hair Color: Brunette
Gender: Female
Skin Tone: LightMedium
Where: Trade
Overall
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good as long as you choose an opaque colour
APPROVED 04, September 2014
Value for money
5 / 5
5/ 5
Does it last?
4 / 5
4/ 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
5/ 5
Colour
5 / 5
5/ 5
I know that some of the colours are a bit watery, but some of them are extremely thick and opaque - I only need one coat of 09 - Diva Coral and I find it lasts a few days. It's a bit hit and miss with regards to the consistency of the polish, but even the more watery formulas are lovely over the top of an opaque one. For £3.99 (and the fact that Max Factor is always on offer) they're a bargain.
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LittleMissDisillusionment
 
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17, August 2014
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17, August 2014
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
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1/5
1 Of 5
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0
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0
No
Age: 25 to 34
Purchase Location: Wilkinsons
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Hair Color: Brunette
Gender: Female
Skin Tone: Light
Where: Other
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Max effect?! Hardly
APPROVED 17, August 2014
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Does it last?
2 / 5
2/ 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
1/ 5
Colour
1 / 5
1/ 5
Drawn in by the lovely colour of fantasy fire I decided to impulsively buy a bottle. I thought the colour would be a lovely glossy, vibrant purple with a beautiful iridescent shimmer of red glitter, but it turns out the 'Fantasy' part isn't just a pretty name. I applied the first coat, and the varnish was extremely thin and watery, perhaps I hadn't shaken the bottle well enough, so after a good hard shake I applied coat number two. Hmmmm.. still no better... perhaps it's because its so glossy, it doesn't look vibrant until the third coat. Coat three- I can still see the colour of my nail through the varnish. Coat four- I'm literally dripping this on now in a very heavy coat.... still certainly not what I would call 'Max effect'. Fifth coat and I finally have something vaguely passable, though at certain angles I can still see the colour of my nails coming through and it still doesn't match up to the vibrant color of the polish in the bottle. This bottle is seriously tiny too, so could definitely do with packing a bit more punch because I'm probably only going to end up with 4 applications per bottle! Mini bottle. Mini effect. Very disappointed Max Factor.
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Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isobutyl Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Polyvinyl Butyral, [+/- CI 77499, CI 77000, CI 19140 CI 77491, CI 15850]

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