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This mascara has been my go-to mascara for about 3 years now! My favourite feature about this mascara is how volumising it is. This is in part due to the brush style which is quite large with thick bristles. It makes your eyelashes look really thick especially if you begin applying from the very bottom of your lashes and wiggle the brush from side to side as you pull the brush upwards.
It is really easy to apply and if I am applying just for daily use it is really quick to put on as I find I don't need many layers. The colour is a really nice dark black as well which gives a very dramatic look to your eyes. In my experience the effect is nice and long-lasting too. My eyelashes don't droop which I find a problem with other mascara's and I usually actually struggle to get it all off at night because it has such good lasting power!
I tend to shop around a little before I purchase this as the price can vary a lot between shops and online but I can usually get it for around £10 which I am happy with as it lasts me for a couple of months. I find this mascara to be a really good quality product for an affordable price. It gives me the best natural looking, thick, long eyelashes that I have found so far in my experience with eyelashes so I have been really pleased with it.
I use mascara on a daily basis and tend to swap and change all the time when it comes to mascara products, but this maxfactor mascara gives the best fake lash effect out of many mascaras I have used in the past. It gives full and long defines lashes and doesn't clump up or stick lashes together like very many other products tend to do which is a bonus. Although the product itself is quite pricey, it last's me up to around 6/7 months and I use atleast once daily. So you get quite a lot of use out of it which makes it worth the price you pay. It's a black colour but has a slight brown tint to the mascara which brings your lashes out and look more effective than a bog standard black mascara. I have never had a problem with the style of brush although it's very chunky and this can be problematic for some people, the big brush adds to the volume you get in the lashes, and I can tell the massive different it makes compared to a thinner smaller brush. The mascara itself it quite great as it doesn't sting your eyes like many mascara's do when applied. (I don't know if this is a problem for many other people but for me it seems to be almost inevitable when applying mascara) The only fault I can name is once the mascara dries on your eyes it tends to flake off after having it on for a long period of time, which isn't great when you have mascara flakes all over your face! But overall great product!
I have used the 2000 calorie mascara for 2 years now, and got the false lash effect for free when Boots was doing a promo. while the FLE is a good mascara, for me it does not trump the 2000 calorie.
- super smooth application, clump free
- great color richness and density
- good separation (no sticky clumpy spider leg lashes)
- good (*but not best) hold of curl. lashes might droop midday.
- NOT a false lash effect on me (I have very average lashes), it reads very NATURAL!
- 2000 calorie holds the curl better and gives more fluttery, thicker, volumized lashes
I must say, I really like this!
It doesn't clump or smudge on me, but gives my lashes some length and volume - the perfect amount for my lashes, since they're both short and thin. It's great for everyday, and is very light on the lashes. I can definitely build this up for a night out, and even though it's not the waterproof version it lasts all day - and probably all night too.
this is merely a personal opinion. do give it a try as its a good mascara, but not as GREAT/AMAZING/EPIC as 2000 calorie. 2000 calorie is my HG even after trying expensive Clinique, estee lauder, and benefit mascaras, and other drugstore mascaras like covergirl, Revlon and Maybelline. 2000 calorie is also cheaper, so perhaps if you're new to max factor you could try that first. or look for "3 for 2" or
"buy 1 and get 50% off a second purchase" deals on max factor and try both.
thanks for reading! xx
WHAT IS IT?
This is mascara from Max Factor that says it will give you the effect of wearing false eyelashes.
This mascara comes in a tube that is quite wide. The brush is fat at the end up goes down to a thinner brush where it joins onto the handle, I think it's comfortable and easy to use but when my sister first bought hers she said she kept poking her eyes because of how fat the brush is.
WHAT I THINK
I think this mascara is nice to use but it flakes off my eye lashes very quick in the day and then it leaves a mess on my skin under my eyes, I have not had this happen with a mascara for a long time and I did not think any mascaras still flaked like this. It does not last very long and even though my eye lashes look like they have extra length and volume after I have applied the mascara this goes very fast and then my eye lashes look like they have been coloured only.
I do not think it makes it look like I have got false eye lashes on because the extra effects are not good enough and to me I think it just looks like my eye lashes have got mascara on.
This mascara applies smooth and I have just seen on the tube that it says it is waterproof mascara but that is not true because when I wore it outside in the rain the mascara ran down my face and I was not happy about that.
The colour mascara I have got is black brown and it is a very dark shade of chocolate. It is a very pleasing colour and I wear it when I am wearing warm eye shadow colours.
This mascara is very easy to remove and I have only to use one cotton ball with a small amount of make up remover applied to it, it does not leave colour or marks under my eyes after removal.
This costs £6.99 and that is cheap but I will not buy it again because I do not like the way the mascara flakes off my eye lashes and it does not give a good enough effect for me even though I like the colour very much.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
I've used this mascara multiple times before and it's one of my favourite mascaras. It really does do what it says on it and makes it look as though you have false lashes on. It brought out my eyes a lot and many people complimented me on my eyelashes, asking if they were actually real or if they were fake. It's not clumpy like many other mascaras, although it does sometimes clump up a bit, but not much. Also when you want to REALLY bring out your eyes and make your eyelashes really really long you're going to have to use quite a bit of the mascara, but this also increases the chance of clumping.
However, this mascara is absolutely amazing, it's so good that even people with short eyelashes, such as me, can really enhance their eyes and eyelashes and bring them out and make them really long. I highly recommend this mascara as it's good for all eyelashes and makes your eyelashes long and curved!
I love wearing false eyelashes as I feel that my eyes are quite small and false eyelashes make them look bigger, and draw more attention to them. I often wear false eyelashes when I go out, but in work I don't like wearing them as I think they look a bit too dressed up for work.
So when I saw this mascara in Boots, I was very tempted to try it. I was curious to find out how long and volumous it could make my lashes look. It was priced at about £10, and as there was also an offer on Max Factor (I think it was 3 for 2 and I wanted some foundation and blusher as well) I thought this was quite reasonable and I decided to go for it and I bought it.
The mascara comes in quite a thick bottle compared to most, which makes it easy to grip hold of when applying it to your eyelashes. The brush also looks quite thick in comparison to most mascara brushes. I was worried that it might make the mascara come out quite clumpy as the bristles might not be able to separate my lashes, however I needn't have worried about this as it separates them really well and my eyelashes don't look clumpy at all when I am wearing this. The older the mascara gets, though, the clumpier it gets, but for at least the first month there is no problem. This starts to dry out after about a month which is quicker than other mascaras I have bought.
The mascara does make my eyelashes look longer and definitely more volumous, however I would not go as far as to say that it makes them look like false eyelashes! I got this in black but there is a dark brown version as well, as well as a coloured range, and a waterproof version. Black is my favourite by far.
I would recommend this but I don't think it is the best mascara. I have seen it priced at £12.99 in Boots and Superdrug and I think for this price there are some better mascaras around. Unless there is an offer on as well this is a bit pricey for what you are getting. For now I will stick to my real false eyelashes!
Retail price is usually around £10 for this but at many stores you will find it on a 3 for 2, or similar offer. It is definitely worth the retail price whether on offer or not and I believe you do get what you pay for with this. It lasts me around 6 weeks and that is applying at least once a day every day. I do have quite long eye lashes anyway and this does make them appear even longer and thicker. The non clumping brush is an advantage but not entirely unique. I have since switched my mascara but if my now usual one is not in store rather than going somewhere else I would still most definitely buy this one. I have been using mascara's on a regular basis for many years and have shopped around and done my research and I do recommend this mascara and class it as a very strong contender for my number 1.
Priceat £10.99 from most reatailers I would say this is a lot of money to pay for any mascara but I myself would pay this as I am a fan of the mascara. I would probably recommend looking through a sight like ebay first to find a more reasonable priceMy OpinionI personally love this mascara!! I love the way it makes my lashes look and the large brush on it for me is a plus!For me this mascara does not clump my lashes and keeps them separate and makes them look full but not like false lashes. I would say my lashes look better because they do not clump together and so it seems like I have more lashes and they do appear longer but again this is probably down to them not being clumped together.
I bought this mascara after it had been rated the best drugstore mascara in many magazines. With all these rave reviews, surely I'd love it. Ehhh, not so much!
This mascara claims to volumise lashes to give a "false lash" effect. Now I never normally believe these claims that mascara can give you the appearance of false eyelashes, but the right formula can definitely define your eyes. My first problem was it was a volumising mascara. Through trial and error I have now realised that these don't give me the look I want. I have short eyelashes so I need all the length I can get and volumising mascaras, even if they claim to be lengthening too never really deliver on this. As for the false eye effect, the only thing this mascara did was make my lashes look blacker, they certainly couldn't have been mistaken for false eyelashes.
One of the main things that drew me to this mascara was the packaging. I loved the fat mascara tube as it looked different to a lot of the mascaras I already owned and was easily identifiable in my collection. Unfortunately because I didn't like the look of it on my lashes, more often than not I could identify it so I wouldn't use it and choose another mascara instead.
At £10.99 it's definitely one of the more expensive mascaras on the high street, but not as expensive as high end brands such as Lancome or Estee Lauder. Unfortunately because it didn't live up to its claims, it definitely wasn't worth the money for me.
Personally, I think mascara is a very individual thing, what works on one person doesn't on another. If you have medium to long lashes which you would like to look thicker and more volumised, this is perhaps the mascara for you, but if like me you have short lashes which don't lose a curl, I would pass this one by.
I'm not a huge make up fan - just wearing a nice subtle amount to cover my face for everyday use, using a bit more to give a more 'glam' look for a night out. I tend to use a lot of Max Factor products that I often purchase on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots or Superdrug. A few months ago I was purchasing my usual foundation in the 3 for 2 when I saw this mascara. As I was due a new mascara anyway, I included this as part of my deal. It was actually the free item in the end, but the full price in Boots was £10.99.
I was a little concerned that it wouldn't suit my look being called a 'false lash effect' mascara. False lashes are something that I've tried before, but only for nights out and not for everyday use. But my thoughts were that for everyday I could apply less than I would for a for a big night out. The packaging describes the mascara as giving full lashes but a natural effect - probably the look that the majority of women are after, including me. I did think though that this statement was a little contradictory to their false lash statement because to me personally, I don't find a lot of false lashes to look very natural - when I have worn them in the past, I've not worn them thinking that they could pass for my own anyway. I bought the black/brown shade as that is the closest match to my natural lash colour - it is also available in black and waterproof too.
The mascara comes in what I would describe as a professional looking tube - matte black with shiny silver writing. The tube is quite thick and holds 13ml of mascara. It has a screw lid to which an applicator brush is attached. Both the applicator stick and the brush attached are quite chunky - the stick is ideal though - in the past I've noticed some applicators bend as I've been applying them but this one is sturdy and doesn't move at all. The brush is also good. Although chunky, it holds a lot of the mascara on it but doesn't clump up on the brush, again something I've noticed previously with other brands.
I just apply this to the top lashes. I find with all mascaras, including this one, that it gets a bit too much on both the top and bottom otherwise, for me personally. My lashes are fairly long anyway and are dark brown - I tend to find that the bottom ones look better left alone otherwise I get a bad spider effect. With the top though, I apply quite slowly, starting at the bottom of the lash, working my way up, then try to use the brush to curl the lashes at the ends by leaving it there for a second or two longer. With the brush being quite chunky, I find it does a good job at curling them a little as it's being applied. I never tend to use eyelash curlers really, just because I haven't got much time to apply my make up and I don't see that as a necessity for everyday wear.
The mascara very rarely clumps up - I always use a tissue to blot away any excess, but I don't find there's much left over with this mascara as with others. The brush separates each lash fairly well too when I'm applying it and gives a nice even coverage. It lengths them quite a lot, but not excessively so. I don't find that I need to use the brush again and again - I probably use it on each one three times before they're done. I also don't feel that I need to keep applying it through the day - once on in the morning and it then lasts the day.
As for the false lash effect - I wouldn't exactly say that it goes so far, although it does a pretty good job. Perhaps if I applied it more than three times, the build up of mascara would make them appear thicker and more false lash like! I think their description of full lashes and natural effect is a better one for what I've achieved for everyday use - they are full and fairly thick but they still look quite natural and not like I'm fully done up in make up - that's the reason I've continued using it. To me false lash effect means that it looks quite obvious that they've had a bit of help and this doesn't give me that effect - but I see that as a positive thing for my needs for everyday. I will probably still continue to use false lashes if I'm getting done up to go anywhere fancy though just because they don't take me very long to do anyway and to get the same look from this mascara, I think I'd need to spend a bit of time applying it and working on my application technique.
I rate the false lash effect mascara 4 dooyoo stars - I'm very happy with the product, but I'm going to take one off for the claim of false lash effect as I feel people may buy it for that look alone and I don't think it gives as striking a look as false lashes do. For my everyday use though, I've found this to be fantastic.
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Max Factor's False Lash Mascara is the one I was waiting for. I've been using this mascara consistently for about 1 year now, and I have very few negative things to say about it! It does everything, in my opinion, that a mascara should do.
How much I spend on make-up is really important to me, I don't like spending lots of money on makeup, unless I feel it is worth it. Therefore, when I saw it retailing at about £10 in Superdrug, My first thought was that is just a it too much for my student-budget focused brain to spend on. However, I then found it on ebay for £6 which, when I received it a few days later made it a bit of a bargain buy!
For a drugstore brand it really is good quality. My lashes are average length and darkish in colour, although for some reason the ones on my left eye are flatter and shorter than the right, but this mascara, plus a cheap eyelash curler hides this imperfection effectively! Its claims to 'false lash' are false in the other sense, though I wasn't expecting that anyway in all honesty. It does not even begin to look like I have false lashes in. It does however, thicken, lengthen and darken my lashes a significant amount. It widens and brightens my eyes, and it is very black, which brings out the bluey-greyness nicely. It's also buildable if you leave it a few minutes to dry, and it sticks all day! You get plenty of product for your dosh, and it easily lasts the 6 months you should have a mascara for to avoid any nasties (bacteria etc) without drying out. I use it night and day.
My only complaint is that it does sting my eyes if not removed properly before showering, which is somewhat painful. It is also most definitely not waterproof, although I wasn't too disappointed about that as it doesn't claim to be. All in all a great mascara, and though I will continue to try and get it cheaper on ebay, i wouldnt be too upset about having to buy it full price instore.
I am a qualified make-up artist as well as a professional model and I have tried and tested pretty much every mascara and beauty product on the market and I have to say that this mascara is by far my ultimate favourite!
Its long lasting and I believe its wand sets it apart from other mascaras on the market as it glides through your lashes giving them a much fuller, longer look. I am a massive fan of wearing false eyelashes as I've always felt that wearing mascara alone can leave your eyes looking bare and not very well defined. This was always the case before I discovered Maxfactors False Lash Effect Mascara! I now feel like I have the false lash look without the application of lash extensions :)
I can't fault this product as I also think its reasonably priced considering there are some mascaras out there twice the price and no where near up to this mascaras standard!
Bought this mascara as an upgrade from my regular £4.99 maybelline great lash blackest black mascara and it was definitely an upgrade. Priced at over double my usual at £10.99 and having no idea how the product would perform this really was a stab in the dark.
The packaging is very chunky. The tube is huge and the brush is quite fat. It doesn't have your typical mascara brush on the end, it has bristles which catch your eyelashes and combs them through.
'Unleash your lash potential' is that it says on the packaging and I can say I think I have. The brush allows you to lengthen your lashes as well as volumise. My lashes are naturally quite long already to need a good boost to allow them to look the best they can. However this made them crazy long nearly as if I had false lashes on. However if you think this is false lashes in a bottle then you are mistaken. It can definitely enhance what you have but no mascara can thicken your lashes like falsies can.
The formula is quite runny which means you can build on the mascara layer by layer to get the effect you are after, without clumps. I find one coat is enough for me as I preferred the look one coat gave me. The first time I used it it lengthened my lashes and made them natural looking. The formula as it is so lightweight didn't make my eyelashes look thicker. They were just natural looking and separated out to give a dramatic but still natural looking look.
The look lasts throughout the day which is brilliant as I have struggled to find one that does. However, on the odd occasion is has been known to smudge with is a bit annoying. Especially if you run the eye are flakes of mascara fall all over your face.
The only bad thing about this mascara is that when it starts to dry up and it is around 6 months old, I did start to get clumps. This has stopped me trying it again but really I should repurchase and have another go because I had such a good experience the first time I used it. The brush is hard to get used to but I think it is worth the money. As I have not tried any more expensive mascaras I cannot compare the quality but apparently this can give them a run for their money.
I use False Lash Effect mascara frequently and it's still the best I've found. However, I still haven't found "the" mascara for me.
Ease of use:
The packaging is ergonomic making it easy to hold with a steady hand. The brush doesn't make a mess when it's removed from it's container, and the brush itself is easy to use on the top lashes. It is harder to reach the lower lashes and I find it leaves very small clumps on lower lashes.
False lash effect makes my lashes look darker and much fuller. It's one of the few good mascaras that make lashes look both longer and fuller. It also leaves a nice curve in the lashes. For me, this look is why I keep coming back to False Lash Effect even though it's not perfect.
False Lash Effect seems to rub off quite easily and though "panda eyes" aren't a problem during the day, the full effect of the mascara wears off within 4 hours. I reapply at lunch time and again in the evening if I'm going out.
This is pricey for a mascara that's not premium at £10.99 (Boots). However, it lasts me about 2 months for a bottle, which is good enough value for me.
In summary, I will stick with False Lash Effect mascara as it makes lashes look longer and fuller. However, I would like to see a version of this that is less clumpy on lower lashes and that lasts longer on the lashes.
I have been using Max factor mascara for a few years and every so often they bring out a new one that has bigger and better claims than the one before. As I have very short and sparse lashes, I was naturally attracted to the False Lash claims of the 'new' Max Factor mascara. I bought this from Boots with some Advantage Card Points I had and to buy it with 'real money' it would have cost me £10.99. This is about average price for the type of mascara I usually buy.
The barrel of the mascara looks like a large oval shaped cylinder object. It's not small, compact or subtle, by any stretch of the imagination - it's rather large and bulky, though I didn't let this put me off from buying it. Opening the mascara up and removing the brush was another surprise as it is so huge. The wand itself is very thick, the mascara 'head' is huge and yet the bristles look very short and stubby.
This mascara comes in different colours and I decided on brown/black as my hair is fair and I look odd if I have jet back eyelashes. Despite this, this mascara still looked VERY black when I applied it to my lashes. Applying this mascara is a total nightmare and quite possibly one of the worst mascaras I have ever applied.
As the mascara wand and brush is so huge and the bristles are so short and stubby, it's is extremely difficult to get the mascara onto the lashes themselves - especially the smallest lashes at the inner and outer corners of my eyes.
It was a messy old business trying to comb it through the lashes and I found that the lashes didn't separate as well as I'd expected them to and they clumped together, giving me a very odd sort of over-done look, when I had finished. The mascara didn't particularly make my lashes look any longer, so much as making them look thicker - too thick, really.
I didn't like the false clumped together look at all and I was very disappointed in this product right from the off. I feel it was money down the drain and I was quite surprised as I have used a load of other mascara's by Max Factor which have been brilliant - this is definitely the worst one they have made so far.
I shal ceraily be giving this mascara a very wide berth in the future and I don't recommend it at all.
Why fake it when you can get a false lash impact with your own lashes? New False Lash Effect Mascara doubles your lash size with the impact of false lashes without the fuss. It's this season's make up artist must have. The secret is in the lash boosting combination of Max Factor's biggest brush ever combined with patented Liquid LashTM technology. Now with every volumising coat the big brush sweeps right to the tips giving your lashes fullness and head turning attitude. The result is 100% impact. 100% you.