Product Type: Max Factor makeup
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Max factor masterpiece
Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara
Member Name: xmum2threex
Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara
Advantages: Easy to apply
Disadvantages: Does not live up to all claims
I do not really wear a lot of makeup but one thing that I always wear is mascara I have a strange obsession with them and have many tubes of mascara sitting in my make up bag I just cannot help myself when there is a new mascara released promising the world.
I was rather impressed the head of the mascara brush was not too large and this always worries me as I am really clumsy and often end up with big black smudges yet at the same time it was a good enough size to coat my lashes in a few strokes so I am not there all day applying the product. The small plastic spikes are what makes this mascara different and they do seem to work really well. They are separated well meaning each one can get between your lashes and really separate them making it easy to apply the mascara without it clumping and this also helps in adding the length and volume I was after.
The mascara has a nice thick base to it meaning once you unscrew the mascara lid and remove the wand you can hold the end of the wand with ease and it is rather comfy making it easier to apply. The consistency of the mascara is neither runny nor too thick and I found I did not need to scrape off any excess before using the wand there was just the right amount on the head of the wand to begin to apply it.
Well as the brush is a good size I can just add one coat to my lashes to create the look that I want for the day time and I find that the small plastic spikes really help pull my lashes apart while coating them from base to the end of the lash making them appear longer and really adding volume to them. The small spikes mean it can easily reach to the corner of your lashes and help lift them out which adds to the creation of volume without smudging even with my clumsy hands.
If you are looking for a fuller and more dramatic look all you need to do is add a second coat of the mascara and it adds more of the product but evenly so you still have sleek lashes with no clumping or flaking. I find I can add a second coat of this on top of the first in the evening to create a more defined look for the evening without the need to completely remove the mascara and start over.
I do find it very easy to apply and it does create a fantastic full lash look for both night and day depending on how much product I use. It lasts all day without flaking or smudging which I think is great considering the amount of running about I have to do through the day. It also states on the packaging it is suitable for contact lenses users which I cannot comment on as I do not wear them but I have never had any problem with irritation from this product.
Results and waterproof test
Well I did find this product to create great volume to your lashes but without any spider leg looks no clumping and not too false looking just an eye catching definition that lasts all day. I mainly use this for day to day use and I can safely say when I have been caught in rain showers it has fared well with no panda eyes appearing. I did however find when I took my children swimming that despite me trying to keep my head fairly dry I came out looking like I had been in a boxing match the mascara had run but it leaves a light mark meaning it looks like huge bags under your eyes rather than mascara which is a bit of a letdown.
And at the end of a long hard day?
I do find that the mascara tends to still be visible at the end of the day even after all the running around I do my eyes still look defined and you can see there is still mascara visible. There is no flaking and although the result is not as obvious and when I first applied it you can still see a different. As it lasts so well I was a little worried it would be difficult to take off before bed but most of it came away fairly easily to get the last traces of your lashes can be a little more difficult and takes a little more time but for the staying power this product has removing it is not too hard.
This mascara retails at around the £10 mark which compared to some I have owned is actually rather reasonable and it does a fantastic job. As it lasts all day I find it is better value to purchase this at a slightly higher cost than some cheaper ones that last nowhere near as long. It comes in both black and black/ brown so it you prefer a lighter look you can purchase it in the lighter shade but it is still dark enough to really define your eyes well. It is waterproof to protect me from having mascara running down my face in typical Scottish weather however anything more than a shower of rain it does fail on that claim.
This mascara promises 400 % more volume and although it really does give your lashes a great result I do not feel it lives up to this promise although it is a really good mascara and one of my favourites I always swap and change between my mascaras but this is in the top of my make up bag and one I use very frequently so I would recommend this to you.
Summary: A great mascara