Happy Monday! I hope you’ve been taking the bull by the horns so far! I have quite a busy week ahead of me, with classes (makeup classes, so the fun kind), a bachelorette party (though it’s probably going to be tame since it’s on Tuesday and everybody has to work the next day), and a wedding to attend on Saturday, but a blogger’s gotta do what a blogger’s gotta do!
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the MAX Factor False Lash Effect Mascara. For those of you who live in Belgium, don’t forget that this mascara is available in the limited pink edition till the 24th at Kruidvat for 9,99! I think the normal price is 16,99, so that’s quite a discount!
The False Lash Effect comes in a pretty fat tube, with a rubber brush that has tiny spikes on it. The brush is slightly flexible, and the tiny spikes grab all the little hairs and make them into real lashes. It is supposed to give you full lashes that look natural. I know there are a lot of MAX Factor mascara fans out there, so I was pretty excited to try it out!
Now let’s take a look at the usual picture of bare lashes — one coat of MAX Factor False Lash Effect on my upper lashes — two coats of MAX Factor False Lash Effect on my upper lashes and one on my lower lashes.
What do you think? Does it make it look like I’m wearing some falsies?
What I like about this mascara:
+ It lengthens and volumizes very well. I do get full and fluttery lashes with it!
+ It is not marketed to be waterproof, but I haven’t got any problems with it even smudging on me, and it’s easy to remove with Bioderma.
+ My lashes stay soft instead of crunchy and stuff to touch.
+ It does hold curls. The curls of my inner corner lashes tend to relax a bit at the end of the day, but in general it’s not a mascara that will make your lashes droop down.
What I don’t like so much about this mascara:
– The brush is a little too big for my eyes and amount/length of natural lashes I have. Maneuvering could be a little tricky, and especially when I’m running out of time I prefer not to use it on my lower lashes (otherwise I will have cleaning up to do afterwards). Another tiny problem with the brush is that a lot of product tends to cluster around the tip. You might want to wipe it off on a tissue before using the tip (on your lower lashes for example).
Bottom line: Especially when it’s on sale, I would definitely recommend you check this mascara out. Those who are not as blessed in the eyelash department (like me) might find it a bit trickier to manipulate the brush, but the formula is stellar!
Have you tried any MAX Factor mascara? Did you like it? What are some of the trickier mascara brushes you have tried?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx