Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Max Factor 'False Lash Effect'

Bonjour beauties!
So today I'm doing a review on the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara. Now I've perviously owned it before and I liked it, I just didn't love it. So when I was wandering around Tesco's during last week I thought I would repurchase... and I've fallen in love with it! By no means is it my 'Holy Grail' mascara... but it's pretty darn good!!

You can see the wand a lot better if you click :)

So as you can see the wand itself is actually huge, although the bristles don't come out very far - which I think would be a problem for those with shorter lashes or smaller eyes. The wand and bristles are the plasticy rubber kind, which I normally detest...

Okay so obviously the top picture are my bare lashes. They're already pretty long, and I suppose they're a little bit thicker than average? I dunno, tell me what you guys think lol. This picture was taken with JUST ONE layer :)

I never usually curl my eyelashes as they already have their own natural curl... this mascara didn't weigh it down and by the end of the day there is no flakiness and the exact same ammount of curl than there was when I first applied... which I think it great because sometimes I have trouble with some mascaras making my lashes stick straight out because they're being weighed down.

I'm really impressed with the formulation, it's not too thick, but it's not super liquidy either. It doesn't take forever to dry but it doesn't dry so quickly that you struggle to put on a second layer. I find that the wand helps seperate my lashes, gives it a teensy bit more length but what I really love is how black this makes your lashes and the volume it adds - all with one coat!

So onto the scores...
Packaging: 9/10, it's pretty sleek and I like gold on black
Wand: 8/10, it is fab for my lashes although I think the bristles could be longer
Length: 5/10, it only added a really, really small ammount of length
Volume: 7/10, not the best volumising mascara but good all the same
Staying power: 9/10, lasted amazingly well, at end of the day it's still the same

Would I purchase again? Yes!
Where can I get it? Boots, Superdrug, anywhere that stock Max Factor
How much will it set me back? £10.99

Overall this is a brill mascara, big thumbs up from me. I love the effect it gives on my lashes but it's not exactly false lashes in a tube like it claims but... meh, it never does what it says on the tin! What do you think of this mascara?


  1. I have had this in the past and did really rate it, like you I wouldnt say its my HG mascara though. It does last all day which is always a bonus. x

  2. i adore this mascara, my all time favourite!! ♥

  3. I love this Mascara, my favourite <3 x

  4. without a doubt my favourite mascara\1 it's the only one i ever seem to reach for these days .. :)

    great post hun :) xx

  5. Wow! It looks amazing - I am a HUGE mascara fan and always on the look out for new ones to try! xxx

  6. This is my fave mascara, makes such an amazing diff to my eyelashes!


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