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I purchased this mascara with the aim of taking it on my holiday towards the end of last summer.
I used it of an evening whilst I was on holiday and have used it several times since.
I have to be careful with mascaras as my eyes are sensitive to some of them but I found that I could apply this one every evening for two weeks without my eyes becoming sore or irritated.
The best thing about this mascara for me was that I found it didn’t clump. Also it was easy to apply and went on smoothly. I don’t often apply more than two coats of mascara and with this product two coats was perfect and added just the right amount of volume. But, if more mascara is required then this is a good mascara that can be built up by using multi coats.
The brush is curved and this means that it works well and gives shape to my eyelashes. I was pleased with how the mascara defined my eyelashes, separating and smoothly coating them as I applied it from their base to the tips.
I removed it at the end of the evening with baby wipes.
I chose the shade black/brown but Max Factor Clump Defying Volumising mascara is also available in black.
This product is also available as a water resistant mascara.
I purchased this mascara from Boots. It was on offer when I purchased so I cannot remember how much I paid. It currently can be purchased at:
Boots £ 10.99
Lloyds Pharmacy £7.99
Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara is designed to allow you to saturate your lashes with stroke upon stroke of mascara to achieve more volume while still maintaining beautifully separated and defined lashes without clumping. It's priced at £10.99.
I'm not really keen on the design of the packaging of this mascara. I love purple, but I think this looks really cheap and nasty somehow. I'm also not a fan of the shape and the chunkiness of it because it makes it more difficult to hold.
The brush is of the plastic type which most mascaras seem to have these days, only this one is curved to fit better to the shape of your eyelid. I don't think this actually makes a difference when applying the mascara to be honest and it seems a bit of a gimmick to me.
The mascara itself is just horrible. It doesn't apply evenly at all, the formula feels quite thick so it drags at my lashes while I'm applying it, and just looks CLUMPY straight away. Definitely not what I expected from a mascara called 'clump defy'!
The formula really is just disgusting, it does nothing for my lashes in terms of length or volume, it just adds more and more clumpy, dirty, horribleness with each stroke! I honestly do not know how they dare sell this under the name Clump Defy, it's so the opposite! Definitely one of the worst mascaras I've used, it just gives me grotty looking, clumpy spiders legs, which I would not leave the house with!
It doesn't last too well either, it started flaking almost as soon as I'd put it on and I ended up with loads or black bits under my eyes and on my cheeks. I haven't tested how long it would actually stay on my lashes for because I would not want to be seen by anyone with this disgusting stuff on my lashes!
Erm, NO! It's just horrible. One of the worst mascaras I've ever used and trading standards really should stop them from using the name Clump Defy!
I bought this mascara last month when I was popping into boots to get a replacement for my foundation. I have used max factor mascaras before and generally been fairly unimpressed by them as they tend to favour plastic brushes which I don't like. I decided to go for this mascara as I would get it half price when buying my foundation.
The packaging is fairly simple. The mascara comes in an elliptical shaped purple tube which has a slanted top. The lid twists off and the body of the mascara is made from a purple coloured frosted feel plastic. The design is fairly similar to the false lash effect mascara from max factor which personally I was not a fan of.
The brush itself is a flexible plastic comb which is bent to fit the contour of your lash line. I do like the curved shaped as it makes it easier to apply and reach tricky areas but this kind of plastic comb style brush is not my favourite. The mascara fluid has a nice consistency and I accidentally bought mine in brown so it has a slightly lighter than black mascara look once applied.
The mascara goes on smoothly and easily with the brush. Initially it very lightly coats the lashes whilst separating them. It definitely doesn't clump which is great because that is what it claims after all. I have to say though the end look is fairly unexciting. It separates the lashes and gives them a little added length but I always find myself adding volume with another mascara because there isn't enough impact with this mascara alone.
This mascara retails at £10.99 which is frankly a ridiculous price for what is a very average mascara. At the same time as this I also bought 17 all dolled up mascara and it essentially doesn't the same thing but cost me a quarter of the price.
Overall, the prices defies belief.
Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara by False Lash Effect utilises a revolutionary curved brush with defining bristles that are equally spaced, in order to give mega volume with every stroke and leave lashes beautifully defined and separated, whilst eliminating clumping.