Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara: First Impressions

As i've mentioned before, i've been on the hunt for a new mascara. One of my friends has amazing eyes and super long lashes, so I asked her which mascara she uses and she reccomended this one. For a couple of weeks I was trying to decide between the Max Factor False Lash Effect(here) or They're Real! by Benefit(here).

I went into Boots one day without any make up on and decided I'd try on the They're Real first before deciding if I want to splash out on it. I circled the stand twice trying to see a tester as the counter assistant was completely ignoring my presence and pretending to do work on the computer (when I walked around the back of her I could see she wasn't). I found this really offputting and since I couldn't see a tester to try it myself, I decided I'd buy the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara instead. The one my friend bought was gold so I went for the same one, the only difference I can see is that the gold wand is larger and square.

The tube promises "Full Lashes, Natural Effect" and the Max Factor Website claims it "doubles your volume from root to tip," which for my lashes is a pretty easy claim! I've had the mascara for a month now and although it does make my lashes lovely and seperated, I can't really say they look like I'm wearing false lashes!


Volume 4/5
I would say this mascara is great for making my lashes look darker and thicker, which I like. I  haven't had any clumping issues thus far, which is always an added bonus!

Length 3/5
Although my lashes look long in the photos, they don't really look longer than with any other mascara.

Staying Power 4/5
I found most mascaras leave me looking like a panda after a couple of hours. At the end of the day I occasionally have a few black smudges, but nothing too noticeable.

Price 4/5
Most of the mascaras I've had are around about £10 so in my opinion it's a fair price. As it doesn't smudge or go clumpy I'd happily pay £10.99 for it again.

Packaging 3/5
Personally I'm not a big fan of fat mascara tubes, so I don't particularly like the packaging. The wand is large, which meant I poked myself in the eye a few times when I was getting used to it, but it coats the lashes well without any clumps which is what I look for in a mascara.

What do you look for in a mascara? Do you have an all time favourite?



  1. This is my favourite mascara :) It works so well with my lashes, they just love it :) Loving your blog feel, super happy and bananaery :P

    Kate Xx

    1. I have a few more I want to try but I am pretty much in love with this one! Why thank you, I'm glad you like it! I though a banana background wound be cute haha


  2. Wow, your lashes look great! I will have to try this out :)

    Tayla | www.daisychains16.blogspot.com

    1. I actually forgot about this mascara until you commented, I might have to revisit it now, it was soo good!



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