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This One Makeup Fact Fucked Me Up And I Feel Like Everyone Should Know

I just feel like everyone should know about it.

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Earlier this year, I was minding my own business, researching some makeup facts for BuzzFeed dot com, the website.

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Max Factor is actually this guy.

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Contrary to what this may look like, this is just him taking measurements of a young woman's head and face with a slightly odd-looking contraption.

So, no, it doesn't mean "maximum factor". Every time you talk about Max Factor, you're actually talking about our mate here.

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Here he is showing off some rouge to actress Renee Adoree, but weirdly not quite looking her in the eye. Good ol' Max.

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Now, I know what you might be thinking. Much like my colleagues who are tired of hearing me scream about this, you're probably like "I know this! It's not a big deal! Be quiet, Gena, we hate you!"

  1. So, did you know?

    This is brand new information!
    I knew about Max Factor, but I didn't know about the Smashbox brothers.
    I knew all of this, I thought everyone knew.
    I DON'T CARE! STOP TRYING TO MAKE MAX FACTOR FACTS HAPPEN, IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

This One Makeup Fact Fucked Me Up And I Feel Like Everyone Should Know

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    I DON'T CARE! STOP TRYING TO MAKE MAX FACTOR FACTS HAPPEN, IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

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