Product Type: Max Factor makeup
Newest Review: ... product information. The tube contains 11ml worth of mascara liquid. The tube measures 11 centimetres and is quite chunky with a diameter o... more
Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara
Member Name: cyberem78
Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara
Advantages: Creates extreme volume. Highlights eyes.
Disadvantages: Is a bit clumpy. Brush is too short.
I have this mascara in the black shade. The shade can be determined by reading the bar code sticker on the side of the tube. This mascara comes in a large luminous green tube. It looks rather crazy and loud and as though it is aimed at real party girls. Apart from contact information the tube is not printed with anything like ingredients or product information. The tube contains 11ml worth of mascara liquid. The tube measures 11 centimetres and is quite chunky with a diameter of almost 2 centimetres. The wand of the tube has a grip that measures 4 1/2 centimetres which allows you to get a good grip on it. The top unscrews off easily and inside is a long wand with a brush on the end that measures around 1 inch long.
The brush is a rather strange shape and is designed so that a great deal of mascara liquid can be transferred from brush to lash easily. The brush shape is sort of like a monkey nut! It widens at both ends and narrows in the middle. It also looks like the shape of a ten pin bowl! The size of the brush is okay for doing half an eye and the brush isn't angled so you have to lean at an angle as you apply it. The bristles are soft and there are several lines of bristles which twist around in a spiral around the brush.
The mascara liquid is very dense and paste-like. I would describe it as being of a dry consistency too. Due to this it seems like you are almost loading it onto your lashes rather than it gliding on. It goes on very thickly and with clumps which are difficult to comb out due to the clogged up brush. The mascara provides instant volume and thickness and it makes thin invisible lashes stand out and look dramatic. It can also make lashes look longer although the clumpy look is a bit more obvious on the ends of the lashes than at the base of the lashes. You really only need to swipe the brush once to apply enough mascara but due to the smallness of the brush I find that I have to manoeuvre around to make sure that lashes aren't doubly coated. The mascara can look overdone and clownish if it is applied too thickly or to the wrong places. I don't think this really suits a day time look if I use on my lower lashes, for instance. It's just too heavy. However, on my upper lashes it opens up the eye and looks sensual and artistic for the day time.
This mascara is long lasting and I don't find that it smudges or crumbles off, despite feeling heavy on the lashes. It is also easy to remove at the end of the night with eye make-up remover lotion or just a simple face wash.
This mascara does exactly what it's name promises and provides a major volumising effect on the eyelashes. It's definitely one of the most dramatic looking mascaras I've ever used before. I find the finish to be extremely noticeable, loud and bold. It's actually almost a little too much for me as I don't often complete the look by creating a bold appearance over the rest of the face. It does still look good with a minimalist make-up look though and it definitely highlights the eye area as opposed to anywhere else on the face. However I think this mascara would be best used by women and girls who love heavy, dramatic make-up looks and who aren't shy about flashing dark, fierce lashes. The mascara, in my opinion, creates more of an eye-opening effect than false lashes do. The mascara is also suitable for contact lens wearers. I use lenses and have had no issues with sensitivity.
I would buy this again although I don't use it everyday. I would also recommend this to ladies who love long, thick lashes and who want to create a really strong effect with a mascara. You can buy this in various stores such as Boots and Superdrug and it is £6.99 for one tube which I feel is a reasonable price.
Summary: Provides mega volume and depth to the lashes.