The Underdog

Lesley Cazares

Max Studio has been overlooked for a long time by not only professional makeup artists, but by makeup obsessed teens who rely on the overly priced items from Too Faced, MAC, Anastasia, Morphe and other brand named products. However, nothing beats Max Studio, a very affordable, high quality makeup brand.

People of all ages are in some way fascinated by or attracted to makeup. They either buy it to enhance their features, or they buy it for the mere joy a brand new makeup palette brings. Either way, brand name makeup, and even drug store makeup, have now raised their prices. Makeup palettes or single eyeshadows at a drugstore are about $5, similar to Colour Pops single eyeshadows which are highly pigmented and velvety to the touch. With increasing prices, and brands becoming trendy, individuals seem to have overlooked makeup brands that are not very well known, an example would be Max Studio.

With its establishment in 1979 by Leon Max, Max Studio began creating and distributing clothes to department stores where shoppers could celebrate their affordable merchandise. As Max Studio began to sell clothing, they soon evolved to selling items that would be much more appealing to a specific audience of shoppers; their signature has products now hit the shelves: makeup.

Max Studio now has a makeup line where individuals can find mascara, eyeshadow, lipsticks, eyeliners, brow pencils or shadows, and even makeup brushes. Max Studio is usually sold at department stores such as Marshalls, Burlington, and TJ Maxx. At these locations Max Studio makeup usually varies in price from $2 to $5 at the most. If you’re looking for affordable high quality makeup, this brand is highly recommended. The products I’ve bought from this brand are long lasting and have great pigments, especially their 9 Shade Eyeshadow Compact cases. This product receives a 4 stars out of 5 for its quality and affordability.

If you still want to look great, and save money, Max Studio is the way to go.