Product Type: Max Factor makeup
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An Xperience I want to forget
Max Factor Xperience Volume Mascara
Member Name: Gemma_C
Max Factor Xperience Volume Mascara
Disadvantages: Smudges far too easily, has a nasty' wet' feel to it and doesn't give good volume.
I've always loved Max Factor mascaras, and my most favourite mascara has to be Masterpiece Max which gives just the result I want, lashes that gain volume and aren't clumpy. I do try out other mascara's all the time and I do have other favourites by Benefit and Clinique, but Max Factor is my go to mascara when I want thick lashes when getting ready for work without any fuss. I recently ran out of my latest Masterpiece Max mascara so went into Boots to buy a new one, but that's when I saw the new Xperience range by Max Factor containing another Volumising mascara. With it being newly released, it had an offer of a reduced price making it more appealing, and as I've never had any problems with Max Factor mascara's I barely thought twice before picking this up to buy.
*What do Max Factor say it does?
Well they promise that this new formula makes lashes feel lighter and lifted by volumising the natural curl allowing lashes to flutter. I always go for volumising mascara's because I have lovely long lashes, however I don't have many of them. A mascara which makes my lashes look longer usually makes my look like I have spiders legs on my eyes, not a good look, and so this is exactly my type of mascara... or so I would have thought.
*The Xperience can be frustrating
The brush is one of the most important parts of a decent mascara, the bristles and size of the brush can have a bigger affect on the finish than the mascara itself often does. So I was rather disappointed when I opened this mascara to find a rather boring, thing and unimaginative brush. If I'm honest it's very similar to the Masterpiece brush (if not the same!) but with a new mascara I expect newer things, but of course Max Factor don't boast about the brush, it's all about the top secret formula with this one.
I don't tend to wear waterproof mascara's, mainly because I have no need for them most of the time and I prefer an easier approach to remove my mascara at the end of the day that doesn't involve oily eye make-up removers. The Masterpiece Max mascara I use isn't the waterproof version, and in the past I have used False Lash Effect and 2000 Calorie mascara's by Max Factor and never had problems with them being non waterproof.
*What do I say?
Well I really dislike this mascara. I've had nothing but problems with it and so after only using it a few times, it's destined to hide away in my make-up box for sometime before I decide to discard it. From the moment I start applying this mascara, I dislike the formula. The mascara feels rather 'wet,' the only way I can really describe it. It starts off well, but it doesn't take long before I realise it just isn't giving me the volume that I usually have from Max Factor mascaras. I decide to give it another coat or two but my lashes feel heavy and very wet, and it takes a good while for this mascara to dry. I have rhinitis and am prone to sneezing quite a bit so this can become a nightmare for me on a morning when I'm sneezing. Even a good hour or so after though it still doesn't dry properly, and combined with my very long lashes this gives me complications. My work colleagues kept pointing out mascara that was on my brow that was rubbing off from my lashes when my eyes are open, something which never happens with other mascaras. I would often have a quick look in the mirror during the day to find tiny smudges of mascara dotted around my eyes, something I find extremely annoying.
I could almost forgive this mascara and it's strange wet formula if only it gave my eye lashes light weight volume that makes me lashes flutter. Unfortunately any fluttering of my lashes causes smudges, and it certainly doesn't feel light weight to me, I have found the Masterpiece Max mascara to feel much more lightweight than Xperience. I often struggled when applying it to get the desired look, I didn't want to apply more than one coat due to the fact it never seems to dry, but with the one coat my lashes were creeping closer to the spider leg look I try so hard to avoid.
In the future I'm going to stick to the other great volumising mascara's that Max Factor have. I've always sung the praise of Max Factor mascara's and it's such a disappointment to come across this poor mascara, I can only hope Max factor discontinue it in the near future and move on from this mistake.
Xperience Volumising Mascara costs £10.99 in Boots, a complete waste of money and I highly recommend Masterpiece Max, False Lash Effect or 2000 Calorie all by Max Factor, and all which better than the awful Xperience.
Summary: A bad mascara in a range of far more brilliant ones.