Product Type: Avon makeup
Newest Review: ... this "MAX" version really isn't any different! I probably paid about a fiver on some deal in the Avon catalogue and to be honest... more
Avon SuperShock Max Mascara
Member Name: xmum2threex
Avon SuperShock Max Mascara
Advantages: Gives full lashes
Disadvantages: Can be pricey if you do not buy on offer
It retails a £10 but with all Avon products if you wait a campaign or 2 you will find that most of the time they are on offer I actually picked this up for just £4. It is available in 2 shades black and black/brown shade. It comes in a 10ml tube which I find lasts me for months especially as I currently have over 30 mascaras I cannot resist them when I see them on offer.
As with most mascaras this comes in a long tube with a screw top lid where once opened you find the applicator attached to the inside of the lid. The tube is rather large in width but I find that this makes it easier to hold and I can get a good grip of it.
When I saw the applicator I was a little worried as it is huge much bigger than my other mascaras almost twice the size in fact. I always manage to poke myself in the eye with them so I really thought it would be impossible to apply this one which at first it was rather difficult.
The bristles are all a good space apart and nice and long meaning once you run them through your lashes they separate them and lengthen them by pulling your lashing along the whole of the applicator head.
First time application
When I first used this product it was a little difficult to apply as the applicator brush is huge which with my little lashes is not too great. I ended up smudging the mascara under my eye, with big blotches all over my lashes and over all a big mess. After removing and trying again I found small gently strokes worked a lot better and was able to coat my lashes and they looked fully and longer.
The mascara itself is not runny which makes the perfect consistency is great but at the same time it is not sticky so that your eyelashes all clump together so it really is. It dries really quickly on your lashes and does not feel sticky and heavy creating a light yet effective result for the rest of the day.
After I got the hang of it
The more I used this mascara the more I loved it I found the technique was to take my time and by doing this the large brush would coat all of my lashes in 1 sweep and then I could apply the mascara to my smaller corer lashes afterwards. The large brush head which I thought would cause a problem at first was actually brilliant for faster application and creating an amazing full effect without leaving my lashes clumpy and without smudging.
I find if I am going out for the evening on a rare occasion I can re apply this mascara over the layer I added in the morning and rather than getting the spider look lashes it actually goes on a dream and just freshens up the full look I am looking for and after using a lot of mascaras not many can do that.
Although this is very long lasting and can stay put all day it is still very easy to remove I just use my face cloths and gently wipe them over my lashes and the mascara comes away. There is no real effort need to be put in and you soon have all the mascara removed which is fantastic for mascara that has that much staying power.
I found the applicator brush holds just enough of the product needed to add to your lashes so there is not excess that transfers on to them and make them messy.
I often do not like black as with my fair skin it makes me look like a zombie if my eyes are too dark so I chose the brown/black shade and this mascara was perfect it stands out but is not too dark creating a half natural looking but with a really full long lash look.
I can put this on early in the morning before the school run, work for the day and look after my 3 children without the mascara fading or flaking away. Once you get the hang of it you will find it easy to apply and only takes a minute or two to have gorgeous looking lashes.
I would recommend this mascara if you shop around and get it when it is on offer I love it and it has become one of my most used mascaras to date I will be stocking up again when I find it on offer.
Summary: A really fantastic product