I wish that MAX Factor products were still sold where I live. This was my daily go-to mascara. It gave me great volume as well as length. It had a sharpie kind of smell to it but that really didn't bother me much.
Pretty good! My friend told me to get it cos i have medium length asian lashes (ie not short asian ones). Good for volume, nice natural loook. Although when i try to put more than one coat on i have to drag my eyelash comb through it multiple times otherwise i look like a drag queen LOL
anyway, didnt really lengthen, and obvioulsy didnt live up to the "300% more volume" claim
But otherwise really really good mascara :)
I bought this mascara after reading so many good reviews here on MUA but was utterly disappointed. I have pretty long and thick lashes, but they're blonde, i.e. almost invisible if I don't put mascara on, and I usually like a dramatically volumizing and lengthening effect, since it's virtually the only eye make up I wear on a daily basis. Unfortunately 2000 Calorie did not fit my lashes, it clumps and it takes forever to dry so it's almost impossible to put 2 or 3 coats like I usually do.
EDIT: after many months I gave this mascara another try and I'm actually quite impressed! It separates lashes nicely and has a good volumizing effect. Nothing uber dramatic (like YSL false lash effect) but really good for a drugstore mascara and daily use. I can also put 2 or 3 coats on without experiencing bad clumps. I still think the packaging looks very cheap, but I would repurchase!
I think this is a good cheap choice for everyday-use and overall for someone that's new to mascara or make up in general.
Easy to use, goes on smoothly, ok staying power and easy to correct if you mess up.
I'm surprised at the number of excellent reviews this mascara has received - it did absolutely nothing for me! A slight lengthening and darkening, but nothing like what I've found with other brands. Won't be repurchasing.
So when I was going to the drugstore to look for a mascara, I saw Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Mascara (the straight brush!). I remebered watching MissChevious's video on YouTube on popular mascaras, and she said this mascara was good. It purchased it, and the one thing I dont like about Max Factor is it's price. Way too expensive to be a drugstore brand. Compare to Maybelline, Covergirl... But anyways, on to the point of this review. At first I thought was ok. But now that its dried a little bit, its absolutly, hands-down, my current favourite! It lengthens, volumizes, and holds a curl a lot longer than other mascaras. And its not even waterproof so its easy to take off at night! The bad thing I have to say about this is that it flakes alot. It doesn't manage to stay on all day; but atleast it makes my lashes look amazing for even a small period of time!
Really liked this mascara, even though I was really sceptic. It doesn't add much volume, but it holds the curl and that's the most important factor to me.
I'm constantly on the search for a great mascara at a reasonable price and do not buy the same one twice- until now. I always buy a lengthening mascara and couldn't find one that worked effectively, so decided to try a volume type, which I thought that this one was. It lengthens my lashes, curls them (and holds the curl all day, seriously), defines my lashes nicely and is not gluggy. I'm not sure that it added volume (have never bought a volume mascara before) but I'm not concerned about that). You'll know when it's time to buy a new one (apart from the "3 month" rule) as your lashes won't be as curled as when you first purchased it. BEST mascara I have ever bought, and the only one I will buy from now on. How I use my mascara- always turn the brush as I pull it out, I never pump it, and when applying, I wiggle the brush up from the base of my lashes (to avoid lashes sticking together), as I twist/ roll the brush up. Works a treat!
This is my going out/dramatic mascara. It lenghtens, thickens and hold a curl...wow. I find it to be a bit mush for day time, but sometimes a put on a light coat and run a lash comb trough and it looks nice.
i love this mascara!no clumps&&your lashes get super long & dark.it breaks my heart that they no longer sale max factor in the u.s.
Max Factor,if you reading this,PLEASE come back