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Max Factor Masterpiece Beyond Length Mascara

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Brand: Max Factor / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye

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      04.11.2010 20:22
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      Good mascara for special occasions and party time

      I got this mascara in a free gift set but I think it costs around £10 which is quite expensive but this is a bit different to a normal mascara.

      It is a two colour mascara and one end is black which you are supposed to apply to your lashes first and the other end is coloured. I have the gold but I think the silver colour they do looks very nice too. You are supposed to add the coloured end over the black to create a shimmery colourful look.

      I think the black mascara works very well and is really good quality. It has a nice wetness and don't have to use a lot but it makes my lashes look longer and thicker and they really stand out. I like the fact that it accentuates each lash and doesn't just make them all stick together. The gold part is quite subtle when applied which I actually think is a good thing as I think it might look too over the top otherwise. It adds a nice golden shimmer and just makes my eyelashes stand out a bit more and creates a glittery party look. I don't add much of the gold because I don't want it to stand out too much but I think if when you apply a few coats it makes the colour look much stronger and brighter.

      I don't think I would use this mascara every day although I would use the black part but I think the gold bit is really for nights out or special occasions as it is quite a glam look but is definately a nice mascara to have.

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      14.05.2010 15:10
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      Worth trying if you fancy a change

      I bought maxfactor masterpiece beyond length mascara as I wanted to try something different. I wasn't completely convinced how much it would work but decided it was worth trying to add a bit of colour to my eyelashes.

      The mascara comes in a tube which is a little bit longer than your average mascara. The mascara is made up of two parts. On one end there is a black lid and on the other there is a clear lid so that you can see the colour inside. As far as I'm aware the colours available are gold, silver and pink - although they have much fancier names than what they actually are. The mascara costs around £10.00 in Boots.

      I choose to buy the gold mascara purely because in summer I love gold eye shadow when you have a tan ands thought this would compliment it nicely. I also figured in winter gold is quite a good colour for Christmas so it has the potential to work all year round. Applying the mascara is simple you apply the black mascara first, which is meant to lengthen your lashes. Afterwards you then apply the colour on top.

      Applying the black mascara is simple enough. However, because the tube has two ends I don't particularly like having to apply it with the rest of the tube attached to the brush as the tube just feels a little too fat and long. In fairness to the mascara though that's just probably me being picky! The black part of the mascara doesn't seem to be all that promising. The mascara definitely works to lengthen your lashes but it really doesn't add any thickness. Even with two coats of the black mascara I find my lashes aren't as thick as I would like them to be. However, they don't look spidery either which is a good thing so if I was pushed I probably would consider using just the black mascara but not everyday.

      Applying the golden colour I find to be a little bit trickier, purely because if you are looking directly in to a mirror you can't really see it. Applying it whilst facing the mirror straight in front of you all you can see is the odd bit of golden shimmer but nothing amazing. I remember the first time I put this on and was completely disappointed because I couldn't see the gold. However, now I have learnt to apply this whilst looking in to the mirror from the side as that way you can clearly see the gold on the eyelashes. The gold does add a little bit of thickness to your lashes but they are still not as thick as I would like.

      This mascara definitely adds lots of colour to your lashes and it makes a nice change to wearing my normal mascaras. Though saying that this is a mascara I will only consider wearing on a night out or special occasion where a special touch with make up may be needed.

      I do have a couple of problems with this mascara. I don't like that fact you can only really see it from the side. This isn't the worst thing in the world and I have had lots of people comment on my eyelashes when I'm wearing this mascara. I also don't like how I can sometimes see the gold on my lashes, its not as bad as when you have glitter dust on them (that's like having a disco ball on the top of your eye) but it is annoying and on occasion it does give me headaches.

      Overall I think this mascara is quite nice. However, it doesn't quite provide the lashes I would like though I am willing to compromise on that to get the colourful lashes. I would recommend this mascara if you think you will get the wear out of it due to the fact its not really suitable for day to day wear, if you are in two minds over it then I would suggest only buying it if you can find it at a cheaper price.

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        29.04.2010 15:31
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        not really worht it, unless you have a bottomless purse!

        I have to say, I was REALLY unimpressed with this. I have tried so many mascaras in my time, I think I have about 8 on the go at any one time.

        This is a double ended mascara, one end being a small amount (around 5ml) of Max Factor's award winning Masterpiece Mascara, and the other end being an equal amount of coloured masara.

        The idea behind this is that you use the black mascara as normal, applying as many coats as you usually would. This is the best part, after all, most people love masterpiece.

        You then apply the colour to the very tips of your lashes. The three colour options are Silver, Gold or Pink.

        In my personal opinion, the pink just looks weird, and the silver and gold are probably best left to christmas parties...

        In theory, it's a nice idea. But in practice, it's a disaster. When you think that the colour is designed only for the tips, it makes you wonder why they provided you with the same amount as the black which is designed to completely coat your lashes? This means you run out of mascara long before you have used all the colour.

        I think also that for the price (around £10-£11) this is a gimmick that just doesn't deliver.

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        08.03.2010 11:37
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        Lovely for a different look

        I happen to own quite a lot of mascaras, and was intrigued by this one, which is a two-part mascara - one end has black mascara and the other has a colour. The mascara comes in a variety of colours, including blue, pink and bronze: I have the 'Moonlit Black' mascara which comes with a silver end. The mascara costs £9.99 in Boots, which is quite expensive, but I got mine on special offer for £7.99.

        The idea with this mascara is to apply the black colour, the lengthening base coat, first, followed by the colour. The base coat goes on really smoothly, lengthening lashes without any clumps whatsoever. In fact, you could get away with wearing only the base coat. However, the whole point of this mascara is the top coat. Applying the silver coat gives lashes a shimmery sheen which is really nice and a bit different! The mascara lasts all day and looks really good.

        The only problem, really, is deciding what to wear the 'look' with. It's an ideal look for evening, except that I like to wear lots of black or grey eyeshadow and need a strong plain black mascara to go with it. It's easy to match up eyeshadow with black mascara, more difficult to do so when your mascara has a silver shimmery sheen. One way I like to wear it is with a simple line of purple glitter eyeliner.

        That's the only problem I really have with the mascara - otherwise it's great and a bit different! It is a bit pricey, but as something to change your look occasionally it's great.

        Ingredients
        Base coat: Aqua, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Simethicone, Potassium Sorbate, EDTA, [+/- CI 77007, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499]

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          05.03.2010 12:36
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          Too expensive

          Max Factor Beyond Length Mascara


          In one of my pregnancy gift packs I received I got this mascara as a tester. I received the blushing blue mascara and pearlescent pink colour to apply after.

          This would not have been my first choice as I wouldn't usually wear these colours but I thought I would give it a try anyway to see how it turned out.


          **WHAT IT IS**

          This is a mascara which claims to make your eyes look up to 70% more visible length. It is made up of two parts one side, which is supposed to make the length of your lashes longer using an ifx lash boosting brush. Then the other side is a pearlescent colour which you add to get a shimmer top coat for added glitz.

          You can choose from 6 different combinations. The first has tanned black mascara and a bronze pearlescent colour (125), the next has burnished brown mascara and a bronze colour (140), another choice is blazing black mascara and pink colour (110). Also you could chose blushing blue mascara and a pink colour (160), or moonlit black mascara and silver colour (130) and lastly burning auburn mascara and bordeaux colour which is sort of a dark pink colour (150).

          So as you can see you get lots of combinations you can chose from. Personally if I were going to buy this product I think I would buy the moonlit black with the silver colour as it would be glittery but subtler than the other colours.


          **PACKAGING**

          The mascara has two compartments. One side tells you that it is number 1 so you use it first and this section will give your eyelashes some extra length. This is the mascara side and depending on which colour you chose will colour your eyes accordingly. You hold the middle of the stick and screw the bottle off. The bottle will then be removed and you will be left holding the brush so you can apply your mascara.

          The other side, which is opposite, will say 2 on it and will have the pearlescent colour. In my product it happened to be pink. You also screw this bottle off and will be left with the brush so you can apply the colour to your eyelashes.

          The middle of the tube which hold the brushes and bottles together has the max factor logo in shiny gold and lets you know what the product is in shiny gold writing.


          **INGREDIENTS**

          Basecoat (which is the mascara or the first part): Aqua, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Simethicone, Potassium Sorbate, EDTA, [+/- CI 77007, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499]

          The second part ingredients will vary depending on the colour.

          This may be useful to know if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. I have sensitive eyes and sometimes I find different mascara or makeup will irritate them but this one doesn't seem to bother them.


          **PRODUCT**

          This product costs £5.90 from amazon with free shipping and personally I feel that this is too much for this mascara. I feel that you can get cheaper mascaras, which look just as good on your eyes.

          I like the mascara part of the product however I do not like the blue mascara, as it is not a colour that suits me. However setting this aside the mascara itself does make my lashes look a lot longer than some other mascara's I have used in the past. I really like the ifx lash boosting brush and feel that it works very well on my eyelashes.

          I feel that if it was black mascara that the first part of the product (the mascara bit) would be perfect for my eyes and give them more fullness without clumping them together. So I don't get that horrible spidery look that I hate.

          The second part of the mascara is what I have the problem with (the pearlescent colour). It isn't very noticeable on your eyes for people who want to look different. Instead it gives you a frosted look on your eyelashes, which really isn't to my taste I don't think it looks well. When I applied it most of the colour went to the tips of my eyelashes and I felt it just looked daft.

          I also was not fussed on the select of pearlescent colours that you can chose from you really only have a choice from dark pink, light pink, bronze or silver.

          If I were to purchase any of these I definitely would not be buying another pink colour, as it's not to my taste. So really I would only try silver or bronze however I feel the silver would look silly unless you put very little on.

          After using this tester it didn't convince me to buy another colour or even re-buy the colour that I was given, as I don't think it really is something I would get use out of. I don't really like the pearlescent colour on my eyelashes and would prefer to stick to standard mascara.

          I would consider looking at Max Factors other mascara's which have the ifx lash boosting brush as I did like this feature and felt it meant the mascara was applied evenly and looked well on my eyes.

          I also feel that this product is overpriced and is not worth the money.

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