Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Review: Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara


Back in January I was luckily enough to win 2 prizes in two giveaways from Supersavvyme.  One was a Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara and the other a Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint.  Today I am reviewing the mascara.

Now to be honest, I've never found my "Holy Grail" of mascaras, I've always thought they are pretty much of a muchness (don't all shout at me at once!) and I grab whichever is on offer at the time.
The False Lash Effect mascara has a different barrel brush to those that I've used before.  I am used to bristles but this brush was larger than usual, made of plastic and the plastic bristles very short.  The consistency seemed just right - not too wet or too dry for me.

The photo's below shows my lashes bare (Dunno why I look a tad boss-eyed, I'm not!).

One coat of False Lash Effect.  I purposely didn't curl my lashes like I usually do because I wanted to see how it looked without.

Now I usually only use one coat of mascara because I worry about clumping, but for the purpose of this review I tried two coats.

Two coats of False Lash Effect.

I was impressed with this mascara. It didn't seem to clump and it didn't smudge or flake throughout the day which is a necessity in my book.
It lasted all day and I felt it looked just as good ten hours later as it did upon first application.
**(eyeshadows were from Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette.)

After 10 hours wear (taken in evening, hence different lighting).

Removal wasn't difficult. I double cleansed, first with a balm and then with a cream cleanser, both removed with a hot facecloth.  The next morning there wasn't any residue at all under my eyes.  Yay, no panda eyes!

Overall, this mascara gets the thumbs up from me and perhaps I will grudgingly admit all mascaras are not equal and I should really try several different ones to find my Holy Grail.
It is readily available in most drugstores, Superdrug are currently selling it for £10.99
What is your favourite mascara?  Do you think I should always do the 2 coats rather than my usual 1 coat?  Or should I leave the 2 coats for when I want a more dramatic look for an evening out?  I don't ever wear mascara on my bottom lashes as I think it looks odd on me and I think it draws attention to my terrible dark circles.

Which is your favourite mascara?  Do you have a Holy Grail?
Thank you for reading and I would love it if you found the time to comment.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care,
CJ xx

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