MAXFACTOR MODERN DECADE: THE 70s

Welcome back to week two of my Mani Month series! For the next three weeks I’ll be featuring different shades of Max Factor’s Gel Shine Lacquers, creating different ‘Modern Decade’ looks from their selection of colours. 

The Gel Shine Lacquers are brand new to Max Factor and there are 9 classic shades to chose from. They offer high-shine and intense colour that lasts up to 7 days (and they really do last!).

Pat McGrath, their Global Creative Design Director, has grouped the new Gel Shine Lacquers into ‘Modern Decades’ with each colour representing a different time in the history of beauty. So this week I’m focusing on the 70s! With the 70s came the middle parting, feathered hair and glowing skin. The 70s was also a time for the punk movement and blue nail polish was very popular amongst the ‘hipsters’. 

This shade “Glazed Cobalt” is right up my street. It’s bright, easy to apply with one coat and has a slight purple/turquoise undertone that I love. “Lacquered Violet” is also grouped in with the 70’s Blues and it’s a vibrant purple that looks really fun on the nails.

“This luxurious Glazed Cobalt shade perfectly brings to life the summery shades of blue seen across Givenchy and Valentino shows. With rich turquoise undertones, it’s a truly modern cool blue that’s so soft, minimalist and wearable today” - Pat McGrath


If you’re not so fond of the 70s fashion look, I think blue nails works really great with an all black outfit. It’s an easy way to smarten up a colour that otherwise might feel quite young. 

Are you brave enough for cobalt blue nails? If you want to get involved, feel free to recreate these nails and tweet me your photos using the #ManiMonday hashtag! 



*This post is sponsored by Max Factor

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11074844633314098953 sophiesmakeupblog

    Such a pretty colour! I love wearing blue nails (I have essie Aruba blue on now!) x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02703985013717069238 Michelle K

    I love that colour! I’m a big fan of blue on the nails and this is a gorgeous colour! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04207133682838791211 Victoria

    that’s fancy ! I love these shades ! Shame we dont have Max Factor in France :(
    Love from France, Victoria
    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15619075355986495928 Jessicalaar

    OHHHH such pretty colours.

    Jess x

    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11933658359027347290 Cassandra Myee

    I am all for blue nail polishes, navy is one of my faves to wear on the nails!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08232744992731305558 emily couture

    lovely colours :)

    emily xxx

    http://emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10380438007661670619 Ashley Littlewood

    Oooh that’s such a pretty colour <3 I love blues!

    Ashley | http://artedellamoda.blogspot.co.nz/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03230464964804321681 Zoe Archer

    I love Blue nail polish, and have Colour Club’s Glossy Seal (from last months Glossybox) on right now

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16323161067351070179 Zazie Bibi

    Both shades are gorgeous! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02812268681505422553 nueyork

    I’ve been loving all the “gel effect” nail polishes brands have been putting out and seeing if they really stand true to their name. I hadn’t seen these yet, but the blue is such a stunning shade!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07484057860920085554 Georgina Fox

    Oooh I like the subtle accent nail. LOVE.

    Georgina from FOX ON THE HUNT

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133518985995388397 ANITA

    love the darker shade of those two
    xx Anita
    http://vanillaelephant.blogspot.de/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12823123260664539446 alice bea

    always love these sort of shades!!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05265512903885573643 Kate Wilson
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09052398639955493374 Rachel Polansky

    i like the look of the really deep dark blue that almost passes for black!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144239993556285841 Daniella C

    awesome colors!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13046346930581822622 Emily

    I love the dark blue, I wouldn’t feel confident enough to wear cobalt blue on my nails though!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16051162640038606218 Anjna Harish

    I looove blue as a nail colour – It just adds something special to nails :) I might go out and buy some of this line :)
    anjnaharish-thoughtsofagirl.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16631766379611564249 Emmajane.

    Such a fab colour! X

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17998897385689237503 Sara Fleming

    Both such pretty shades!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17358505332417600445 Velveteen Rabbit

    Wow I love both shades..

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08482814474367061923 Victoria

    The colours look so pretty but usually I prefer more neutral colours!

    victoriatheresia.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15792090267832272535 SophiaCharles

    Gorgeous blue shades! Wish we have max factor here :(

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07215869692607374761 Hannah Burrows

    Love the blue colour! It’ll go with everything :) xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15075488720994522633 Hope Butler

    I love the colour, and I totally agree, they work really well with an all black outfit! H xx

    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04830629461824563738 Lauren J

    Glazed Cobalt is the exact shade that I’ve been looking for x

    daisy-drops

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14401837546426551480 The Beauty Informer

    I love cobalt blue! Have to get my hands on this – the finish is gorgeous!

    thebeautyinformer.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01165170025145598667 Christine S

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01165170025145598667 Christine S

    Both shades look incredible, can’t wait to try them out for myself! x

    http://thegirlwhocriedmoda.blogspot.com.au/