100 Years In and Max Factor will Stop Selling in the US.

I was shocked and saddened when my friend Julia e-mailed that she had just read that Max Factor would cease selling in the United States later this year.

I mean, Max Factor? They were one of the originals. It is so sad. I hate to see a quality makeup brand go.

Check out Julia's article over on All About the Pretty for all of the details including a bit of history on the brand, the man, and the line we will no longer see here, in the United States.

Money Saving Monday EXTRA!

This is such a great and extra special deal that it deserves it's very own highlight. Just wait until you check this out.

As you may know, Gisele Bunchen is the new face of MAX Factor. To kick off their partnership, for a limited time only, MAX Factor is running a cool promotion including all of Gisele's current favorite MAX Factor products.

The exclusive package includes:

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BREAKING NEWS: Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Announced as New Face of Legendary Cosmetics Line MAX Factor.

As MAX Factor celebrates 100 years of beauty, they announce that supermodel Gisele Bündchen is the new face of legendary cosmetics line.

photo credit: Gregory Pace

Here is the news release announcing this deal:

MAX Factor Cosmetics, the original makeup artist brand, is turning 100 years old in 2009 and looking more stunning than ever! The beginning of the brand’s next century is about to get even more beautiful, as the iconic cosmetics line announces the signing of supermodel beauty Gisele Bündchen as its newest spokesperson. Gisele’s role as the newest MAX Factor face represents an exciting new expression of the brand’s long-standing heritage of putting modern, fashion-forward makeup looks within reach for all women with its line of professional quality products.

Mr. Max Factor, the father of modern makeup, revolutionized the concept of beauty 100 years ago on the Hollywood movie lots with the creation of his iconic makeup line. Designing looks for Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth and Katherine Hepburn, he transformed the leading ladies of his era. Soon women everywhere wanted to look like their favorite trend-setting sirens, so he created a line of lip gloss, foundation, eye shadow and concealers and began selling his innovative cosmetics line to the general public.

“MAX Factor is a brand that has touched some of the most glamorous faces in the world for the last 100 years,” said Bündchen. “But more than that, I love that this was the original brand to make that professional artistry and glamour available to everyday women, and I’m honored to work with MAX Factor in continuing that great tradition.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Gisele to the MAX Factor family,” said Bruce Katsman, Associate Marketing Director, MAX Factor Cosmetics North America. “She is a gorgeous, inspiring, sophisticated woman on top of the worlds of high fashion and style. Gisele’s uniquely transformative beauty and trend-setting flair is admired by women everywhere making her the perfect fit as the face of MAX Factor beauty today.”

Gisele will promote the brand across multiple marketing vehicles, including print, public relations, in-store and interactive. She will begin to appear in the ad campaign for Lipfinity Lip Collection and ColorGenius Face Collection in select October fashion magazines. Gisele will continue to showcase MAX Factor’s professional artistry and products in a series of new product introductions throughout the brand’s centennial year.

MAX Factor products are available nationwide at select retailers, including Walmart. Visit www.maxfactor.com for store locations, pro artist makeup tips, and a behind-the-scenes look at the brand’s evolution as it celebrates 100 years of professional, accessible makeup artistry .