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I am always trying to find that elusive mascara that has a dramatic black colour as well as giving a thickening and extending look to my lashes but it is so difficult to find one. This mascara claims to give a lash extension and I thought it would be a good dramatic mascara for nights out but that wasn’t the case.
The mascara isn’t cheap and is on the more expensive scale when it comes to high street mascaras costing £10.99. I normally pay around about £5 to £7 for a mascara but I don’t mind paying some extra for the right one.
The brush was nice with this mascara and it felt like it coated my lashes well and the whole lash and not missing out the corners. The handle was comfortable to hold too.
I bought it in black and when I first used it and looked at my eye lashes I was extremely disappointed with how they looked as it was such a subtle effect. The colour isn’t very dark at all and it didn’t look dramatic or make my eyes appear larger like a good mascara should.
The one thing it had going in its favour was that it didn’t clump or smudge so I could add a few layers to give it a more dramatic effect but even then it was still understated. My lashes looked to be a little bit longer than they normally are but there wasn’t a great deal of volume.
I ended up using this as a day time mascara as it wasn’t suitable for night time. I like a more subtle look to my make-up during the day especially for work and this gave me a nice look for day time but that isn’t why I bought it as there are plenty of cheaper mascaras that darken my lashes subtly that I can wear to work. I wanted this for a dramatic night time look and it just wasn’t dark enough or volumising enough.
This is without a doubt my favorite mascara - creates unreal length whilst looking natural and beautiful. My psychology teacher even spoke the words 'do you have lash extensions? They look so natural! They're beautiful!' I advise you to get this if you are looking for a natural look whilst making your lashes look beautiful and fluttery! It's all in the method aswell. I haven't experience any clumps or 'spider-lashes' - definitely recommend!
My eye lashes are fairly long but I still find myself buying false lashes to wear on a night out which can become expensive over time so I am always on the look out for a mascara which will achieve the same effect and ultimately save me money. The Lash Extention Effect Mascara by Max Factor seemed to fill this brief and so I snapped it up.
What does the product do?
The mascara is described as being for those who want more 'fluttersome' lashes and it promises to give you the lash extension look in seconds. Thanks to the special brush, Max Factor claim that the brush should reach every single lash and give you dramatic length. The product comes in Black, Black/brown and Waterproof classic black.
Packaging and price
The product comes contained within a black tube which has little decoration on it other than Max Factor being written on it. When you unscrew the cap, you can see the wand is attached to the lid. It is a long and thin rubber wand with lots and lots of bristles. If you look carefully you can see the purple colour of the wand through the mascara. The product will cost you around £9 and you can buy it from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
I bought the black version of the mascara because I prefer my eyelashes to have as much definition as possible and I find that the darker colours are best for this. The product is easy to apply to the lashes. The brush is really long so it does allow you target the majority of your lashes in the same motion. As the mascara wand has so many bristles it allows you to get a good coverage on your lashes with minimum effect. The many bristles also helps to separate the lashes so you that you lashes look fuller and it prevents any of that horrible clumping.
After one application, my lashes still had quite a natural look which wasn't the false lash effect I was hoping for! I applied another layer and the effect was a bit better. It did lengthen my lashes a bit and made then look much longer than if I wasn't wearing anything. It doesn't add much volume but then it doesn't promise too but still I'd rather a mascara than does both jobs. The mascara does have a nice dark colour and it doesn't flake or fade away. It is easily removed with my usual eye make up remover. It doesn't irritate my eyes or make them feel uncomfortable even when I am wearing my contact lenses.
All in all, this is an ok mascara but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It wasn't as dramatic a difference as I was hoping for although it did lengthen my lashes a bit. It is long lasting, doesn't flake away and it separates my lashes nicely. I wear this as day time mascara now because I think it's more of a natural look than a false lash look. This is a nice enough mascara but I won't be binning the false lashes just yet.
Like most women, in my quest for the holy grail of mascara, I've tried dozens of different brands, from cheap high street through to expensive premium. Until Max factor's Lash Extension Effect mascara I hadn't found one which actually lived up to its claims whilst delivering MY expectations.
You can find MF's Lash Extension Effect Mascara in most good high street stores (Boots, Debenhams) priced at around £10.99. It's available in Black, Black/Brown and waterproof Black and promises 'dramatic length for all lashes, even tricky corner ones'.
The product looks expensive, with a black tapered outer which is subtle, easy to hold and slimmer than many other brands I've seen and used. The brush itself is rubber with hundreds of tiny bristles and it's really slim which makes it particularly easy to reach the inner lashes without poking yourself in the eye. With a couple of coats it lives up to its name and does produce long, lashes which give the impression of false lashes whilst remaining natural. I also find that despite having sensitive eyes I have no negative reaction to this product at all.
The extra plus which makes me like this product is the total lack of clumping. Every mascara I've used clumped, either on the brush or on my lashes, resulting in an untidy mess which I'd have to faff about with to fix. I really dislike the 'spider lashes' effect which many people sport - it looks messy and unnatural; mascara should highlight your eyes, not drown them! Lash Extension Effect mascara comes out of the wand smoothly, goes on the lashes smoothly and individually and is easy to remove at the end of the day. Perfect for every occasion.
One of my favourite make up ranges is Max Factor. In my opinion the range is all decent quality and reasonably priced. When the range brings out a new product I usually go out and buy it. When I saw the adverts on TV about this mascara, which were broadcast about a year ago as far as I can remember, I thought they made this mascara look really good and I wanted it. There were models wearing it and walking down a catwalk. It looked really classy, in my opinion.
I bought the mascara from Boots. I buy most of my make up from here as I like to collect points on my advantage card. The mascara was priced around £9.99, which is the average price for a mascara in Boots.
I really like the bottle design of this mascara. It is shown in the image provided. It is black, I like this as its not too overstated and its simple but effective. The brush is purple. The shape of the brush really works for me, it is thin and the bristles are quite short . I think it really works to help separate my lashes and seems to make them look much longer than most mascaras do. I have got the Max Factor False Lash effect mascara as well and I much prefer this one.
Overall I would definitely recommend this mascara as I can't really find anything bad to say about it. I suppose I could moan that it isn't waterproof but then if I wanted a waterproof mascara I wouldn't have bought this one. I was really impressed by this mascara and think it works well for me personally.
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Mascara I believe is one thing I couldnt live without as it is something I wear on a daily basis and would look pretty frightening without - in my opinion anyway. I like to wear mascara so much because it helps make me look more alive and awake but this mascara I bought for a very special reason - it promised to help me look as if I was wearing false lashes - when in fact I wasnt. Im a big fan of false eyelashes on a night out but sometimes they are a pain to apply the glue ends up everywhere so I thought this mascara would be a fantastic alternative as it is said to give the same kind of look - especially on the length - but its all in a tube and takes half the time. Sadly like most mascaras of this type it really doesnt live up to its claims!
Price: Around 11 pound.
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug & Amazon.
Shades: Black, Brown & Waterproof Black. I personally own the shade Black as I wanted something for everyday wear that still looked quite natural.
Nothing special about the packaging for this mascara as it simply serves its purpose and while most would say its quite boring Id say its quite stylish being black and silver. It certainly stands out and looks great in my make-up box so I cant complain. One bit I will be complaining about however is the brush because it is almost impossible to use. The brush for this mascara is really thin, much longer than usual and covered all over with little rubber spikes which overall is said to make it easier and quicker to lengthn your lashes like never before - in reality all it does is cause a massive mess.
The rubbery brush is actually too flexible and because it is quite long it makes the brush really difficult to control and it makes it very hard to coat the lashes properly as who has totally straight across lashes?! Application of this mascara is very difficult and probably has the worst brush design of any mascara Ive tried which really is saying something!
The mascara itself when you manage to get it on does look okay but something was really lacking for me. This mascara's main aim is to make your lashes MUCH longer but in reality I wouldnt say this made my lashes any longer than my normal mascara and trust me when using this one there is no volume in sight which makes your lashes look quite thin and small. This doesnt make significant difference to my eyelash length and after all the agro I went through applying it I was really hoping for great things but sadly this one simply did not deliver.
And just in case your wondering it doesnt give you the false lash effect at all - if you want considerable lash length then apply some falsies as you will never achieve the same look from a tube. So overall I wouldnt recommend this and it only gets a pathetic 1 star from me because I really cant think of a nice thing to say about the product!
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I picked up this max factor lash extension mascara in boots a few months a go now, after seeing it on offer, I paid about £7.50 for it, which I thought was a reasonable price for a mascara. I bought this in black, but it also comes in brown and water resistant black.
I have to say this is one of the best mascaras I have ever used, and now I wont be buying anything else! I have tried loads of different mascaras but this one is perfect. The brush is so easy to use, and it made it so easy to apply.
You don't get any clumps at all with this mascara, it separates each lash really well, and it dries really quickly. It really did make my lashes look really long and it allows you to apply quite a few coats and it still doesn't go clumpy. It looks really professional, and if you put loads of coats on it can look like you have got fake lashes on.
The colour is great, jet black and it makes your eyes really stand out. It really defines your eyes, and if you only put one coat on, looks really natural.
It is currently selling for £10.99 in boots now, it might have been on offer when I got it maybe because it had only just come out. I would definitely pay this price for this mascara, it is so worth it, and will be purchasing again as soon as this one runs out.
This is definitely the most recommended mascara, it is just perfect, no complaints with it all. It gives you defined, long and thick lashes so effortlessly and is worth every penny!
Have just bought max factors extension lash effect mascara as well as another extention mascara by bourjour. In my opition it is very effective but feels very wet to the eye and lashes get drenched easily. although it definatly does what it says on the tin, and has maximed my lashs well, the more that is being applied the wetter and sticker the eye gets and lashes become clumped. however with appling too little the lash are longer but not fuller which gives them a less powered look. I would recommend to anyone wanting separated lashes and does not create a full bodied look, but would prehaps refer bourjours lash extention instead, although that is wet too it gives you the best of both worlds. In addition it is expensive for that they are bringing out as we have seen similar products like this for cheaper, such as the 'new look' plastic head, and trying to pull it off as something new.
This Mascara is appauling! I am normally a hige fan of Max Factor mascaras and infact most of my make-up range comes from Max factor as I think it is good quality, but not overly priced. So, due to this being a new mascara and having loved the False Lash Effect mascara I thought I would try it. However, I have never used such a poor product. Despite the packaging being fairly standard (not appealing, but sleek and would easily fit into a bag/make up bag) the brush is far too small. The bristles are far too close together and cannot get between your lashes in order to coat them well. Furthermore it seems that you cannot get a huge amount of product on the brush if any! Despite my wand being packaged up in cellophane, it still seemed like the tube had nothing in it. And once on my lashes, they did not look any different to normal, you couldnt tell if I had used the product or not. A complete waste of money.
I totally wasn't sure of this mascara, I have never really been a fan of Max Factor, and wasn't sure about it at all.
I was lucky enough to be given a free one, and I have to say that I would have been unlikely to try it otherwise. It retails at around £10, but I often see it on offer, so you could be lucky and catch it for around £7.
The brush is my favourite kind, rubberised. This means that you get the best of both worlds. You have the flexibility of a bristle brush, but the strength of a plastic brush.
This is primarily a lengthening mascara, which is perhaps why I'm not raving about it, as I prefer volume to length. However, as a lengthening mascara, it is very, very good.
The brush is rather conical in shape, meaning that the tip is slightly tapered. This is great for application, as it makes it much easier to reach those pesky inner lashes.
In short, I certainly would buy it again, but to get the desired effect, I would most probably combine it with another, more volumising mascara.
Price: £7.99 (on offer - usual price £10.99)
For: Adding dramatic length to lashes
The packaging is a very plain and simple, but high quality looking black plastic tube with a lid that screws on and off easily. It's pretty much the same as any mascara, with the mascara wand attached to the inside of the lid. It all feels pretty sturdy and high quality so not much chance of it breaking.
The brush on this mascara is very long compared to any others I've used, at about 3cm long, and it is of the plastic, rubbery, spiky kind that most new mascaras seem to have these days, rather than a traditional mascara brush with actual bristles. Whilst the brush is quite long, it's also quite slim, so it's still a nice size to use and not too cumbersome.
It's really easy to apply, going on really smoothly and the length of the brush means you need to use less strokes than with a normal length brush to do all of your lashes. The brush is also slightly tapered meaning it's thinner at the end, which makes it very easy to get into the corner lashes without ending up with blobs of mascara in the corners of your eyes or on the bridge of your nose.
The mascara gives my lashes great definition and a lovely deep black colour, without any sign of clumpiness or the dreaded spider legs effect. You can easily apply a second coat without clumping if you want a more dramatic look, but after 2 coats it does start to look a bit thick, clumpy and uber-fake.
I do love the definition this gives to my lashes, but unfortunately I don't find it gives me any greater length than my usual mascara (Max Factor Masterpiece), so it doesn't really do as it is supposed to. It does give a little more length to my naturally short lashes, but so has every other mascara I've ever used, so on that score I'm really disappointed.
It lasts well, and though I do sometimes find I have slight black marks on my upper eyelid after a few hours from where the ends of my lashes have touched the skin, it doesn't smudge if I rub my eyes and the lashes themselves stay looking perfect for the whole day with no need to reapply. It comes off easily with my just my usual cleanser or eye make-up remover pads when I want to remove it.
All in all I think this is a very good mascara, even though doesn't do as it says.
Thumbs up from me.